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4:18 pm
Fri June 11, 2010

Uncommon Mystery - The Third Encounter

Murray, KY – The International Mystery Writers Festival is about to get underway in Owensboro next week and if you plan on attending you may want to pick up a mystery novel or two, recommended by commentator Michael Cohen. This week, he peeks through the pages of The Third Encounter, by Sara Woods, who herself was a member of many mystery writer societies. This uncommon mystery features British barrister Antony Maitland on the case involving an old friend, who has been murdered.

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11:20 am
Fri June 4, 2010

Ladies and Gentlemen . . . Hazards of the Emcee

Robert Valentine

Murray, KY – Whether it's a wedding reception or the Academy Awards, the Master of Ceremonies often plays a critical role, and they come in varying species and levels of quality. Robert Valentine hosts this commentary on the types, tasks, and hazards of the emcee.

Well, we have come to that portion of the calendar reserved for such items as graduation, weddings, end-of-the-fiscal year meetings, and annual golf outings disguised as end-of-the-fiscal year meetings.

Heaven help us.

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11:26 am
Fri May 28, 2010

Uncommon Mystery - The Haunted Bookshop - a review

Murray, KY – This uncommon mystery was written by Christopher Morley, born 120 years ago this month. Don't fear digging through the library stacks for this one, The Haunted Bookshop is available online for free and there's more to its name than frightening ghosts.

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11:53 am
Tue May 11, 2010

Station Manager Kate Lochte on WKMS at 40

Kate Lochte

Murray, KY – When WKMS began in 1970, Murray State University envisioned that it would spread the word about higher education in the region to a much wider audience, and WKMS continues to serve as the University's beacon for lifelong learning, with your steadfast support. Thank you.

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3:41 pm
Fri April 30, 2010

Cleaning up Paducah's uranium enrichment plant (Part Five)

Joe Tarentino

Paducah, KY – It's been 60 years since the Atomic Energy Commission announced Paducah would become the site of the Nation's second uranium enrichment plant. Today, in the final part of this week's series, Paducah Remediation Services Communication Manager Joe Tarentino describes the Department of Energy's role at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant as it looks to the future.

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3:25 pm
Fri April 30, 2010

The Mystery of Edwin Drood, an uncommon mystery

Murray, KY – In April, 1870, Charles Dickens began writing his final novel, a murder mystery titled The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Two months later, he died of a stroke, leaving the novel unfinished. Commentator Michael Cohen talks about why this uncommon mystery has captured the imaginations of readers for 140 years.

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11:59 am
Thu April 29, 2010

Cleaning up Paducah's uranium enrichment plant (Part Four)

Paducah Uranium Plant
www.purchaseadd.org

Paducah, KY – It's been 60 years since the Atomic Energy Commission announced Paducah would become the site of the Nation's second uranium enrichment plant. Today, in the fourth of this week's five part series, Paducah Remediation Services Communication Manager Joe Tarentino explores opportunities made available to the Department of Energy's stakeholders that provide for public involvement in the cleanup process. A stakeholder is a person or organization that has a "stake" in something.

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3:51 pm
Wed April 28, 2010

A poem for the 2010 Kentucky Legislative Session

Murray, KY – The Kentucky General Assembly wrapped up its 2010 legislative session recently, but failed to accomplish its primary goal of crafting a state budget. Commentator and Poetry Minute producer Constance Alexander reflects on the state of Kentucky through a poem of her own.

Legislative Session, 2010 (with apologies to Ernest Lawrence Thayer and in Honor of April, National Poetry Month)

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11:42 am
Wed April 28, 2010

Cleaning up Paducah's uranium enrichment plant (Part Three)

Paducah, KY – It's been 60 years since the Atomic Energy Commission announced Paducah would become the site of the Nation's second uranium enrichment plant. Today, in the third of this week's five part series, Paducah Remediation Services Communication Manager Joe Tarentino takes a brief look at the environmental laws that control the cleanup process and the agencies tasked with applying those laws.

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10:33 am
Tue April 27, 2010

Cleaning up Paducah's uranium enrichment plant (Part Two)

Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant
www.usec.com

Paducah, KY – It's been 60 years since the Atomic Energy Commission announced Paducah would become the site of the Nation's second uranium enrichment plant. Today, in the second of this week's five part series, Paducah Remediation Services Communication Manager Joe Tarentino elaborates on the discovery of contamination at the site, the ongoing environmental investigations, and the steps taken by the Department of Energy to protect the citizens of Western Kentucky.

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