The Morning Cram [jazz plus jazz equals jazz edition]

Apr 15, 2013

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From NPR: Have a hankering for public radio’s latest favorite tunes? Here’s a list of the 10 songs stations like WKMS just can’t stop playing – and don’t you worry, there’s more than just jazz.

Kentucky: Anglers and politicians are on the same team when it comes to keeping the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from putting barriers along Cumberland River dams. A Progress Kentucky leader is now saying he was “just a witness” to the secret recording of a campaign meeting for U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell that was released by Mother Jones last week. A Lone Oak Elementary School student receives a state award for her work on anti-bullying initiatives. A Hickman farm supplier has seen an uptick in thefts of a fertilizer chemical that can also be used to make methamphetamine. Hybrid vehicles and public transportation haven’t caused a drop in gas tax revenue.

Tennessee: As the legislative session nears its end, the Tennessee General Assembly hopes to push through two education proposals. Nashville Public Radio’s capitol reporter talks about a bill dealing with animal cruelty that activists think is a sham. 

Illinois: Gov. Pat Quinn fesses up to waiting until the last minute to do his taxes, and he says it’s OK if you’re in the same boat.