Afternoon Update

Afternoon Update
1:44 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Severe Weather Coming to Region

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Severe weather is expected across the region over the next 48 hours.

The national weather service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch through 9:00pm for the  WKMS listening area. A wind advisory will also be in effect beginning at 1:00am.

Forecasters expect a second line of storms to reach the area in late afternoon tomorrow. The storms should last late into the night. Forecasters say the conditions will be favorable for high winds, hail and tornadoes. Rainfall totals are expected to be 1 to 2 inches. 

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Afternoon Update
4:25 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 9/16/12

This is the first generation of Liberians who didn't lose their teenage years in the civil war. More than a quarter of a million people were killed in the 14 years of fighting that ended in 2003.

Today on NPR: Krumping is a form of dance that originated in California and — with the help of DVDs and the Internet — has made its way to Dunbar and other kids in the West African nation of Liberia. Founded by freed American slaves, the country embraces all things American.

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Afternoon Update
3:52 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 8/31/12

If confirmed, it would be the largest cheating scandal at the university in recent memory.
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Afternoon Update
4:26 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 8/28/12

Pundits have been puzzling over what, if anything, it means to black voters.
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Afternoon Update
4:20 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 8/27/12

In March 2006, Fareba Miriam became the first woman to enroll in a para-veterinarian training program that USAID is running in Afghanistan.

Today on NPR: Women in Afghanistan are, in general, better off today than when the Taliban ruled. But activists say there has been backsliding on the gains of the past decade.

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Afternoon Update
4:36 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 8/22/12

"You are cutting a helpless 8-days-old baby," Petreikov says. "There are risks involved. You are cutting a healthy tissue. I think you should really think about it if you want to do it or not."

Today on NPR: A debate is growing among Israel's secular Jewish majority over the question of whether to circumcise newborn sons.

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Afternoon Update
4:19 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Survey Reports High Levels of Indoor Air Pollution in Marshall County

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 Marshall County’s Smoke-Free Clean Air Coalition is using results from a new survey on indoor air pollution from second hand smoke to boost the coalition’s cause.  The Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy delivered the results of a survey today that found  Marshall County’s indoor air pollution in local hospitality venues to be four times higher than those of Georgetown or Lexington. The two towns have enacted smoke-free laws. Local health educator Terri DeLancey says the coalition was not pushing for similar laws or regulations.

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Afternoon Update
4:15 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 8/21/12

"It is the dumbest thing I've ever heard of," says Sarah Smith. "You're just going to see a total increase in sexual assault and raping happening, because people can find out exactly where you are and exactly how many drinks you've had."

Today on NPR: A growing number of phone apps are using internal GPS to locate other potentially compatible singles nearby. But to date, far more men than women are signing up for the services.

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Afternoon Update
4:12 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 8/16/12

What they're applying for is not permanent legal status... applicants will essentially receive a promise from the federal government that they won't be deported for the next two years.

Today on NPR: The government began accepting applications Wednesday for "deferred action for childhood arrivals." The program allows qualified undocumented young people brought to the U.S. as children to study and work legally in the U.S. Many are applying, but the process is not without risk for some.

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Afternoon Update
4:43 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 8/15/12

"Less than 7 percent of the general officer force in the Army are women; and so I realize that I stand on the shoulders of giants."
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