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  Fireworks have been a part of Mack Bucy’s family his entire life. His family owns “Stateline Fireworks” in Murray.  Bucy says everyone love’s fireworks, and for him, they represent one thing.

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Tammy Horn will join the State Department of Agriculture in just over a week as Kentucky's new state apiarist.

Horn is a senior researcher at Eastern Kentucky University and nationally known beekeeping authority.  Significant bee loss problems have caused great concern for honey makers for several years.  While there has been a slight improvement in bee numbers in pocketed areas, Horn says it's still a tough situation.
"My role as a state apiarist is very simple, I have to increase bees and I have to increase beekeepers because I am trying to make sure that if there are food 

From NPR: Between China’s one-child policy and the cultural preference for a son, ladies are scarce in the booming nation. That means men looking for wives are having to shell out money to buy gifts like apartments and cars just to get a woman – and her family – to agree to marriage.


A Democratic group is under sharp criticism for online messages targeting U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell’s wife.

History Research Forum: China's One Child Policy

Feb 21, 2013
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Charlotte Beahan is Professor of History at Murray State and her research interests are East Asia, women’s history and world civilizations.  This afternoon at 4 in Faculty Hall Room 506, Dr. Beahan is the presenter for the next in a series of Department of History Research Forums, all of which are open to the community.  Beahan previews the event in a conversation with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good.

Madisonville oil and gas production company Navitas Land and Mineral hopes to more than double its employees through a partnership with Chinese Company Shengli Highland Petroleum Equipment. Navitas CEO Daniel Williams says Highland will provide supplies and help with Navitas’s drilling site production.

There’s never a bad time to travel, but the summer is a good time to start! Commentator and History Professor Dr. Brian Clardy reflects on the the joys of international travel and recommends Murray State students and staff consider the various programs offered by the university.

Afternoon Round-Up 4/27/12

Apr 27, 2012
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Today on NPR:  Chen Guangcheng is one of China's best-known activists for his fight against forced abortions. Security forces had been stationed outside his house for 18 months, but he managed to escape despite being blind. His exact whereabouts are unknown, but supporters say he's safe.

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