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1:56 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

QuiltWeek Festivities in Paducah Wrap Up Saturday

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The 31st annual QuiltWeek event in Paducah ends Saturday. Each year, thousands from the region and beyond gather to celebrate the craft.

Executive Show Director Bonnie Browning spoke with Kate Lochte on "Sounds Good" about how the week's gone so far and what to look forward to Friday and Saturday.

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4:21 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged Revised" Opening Tonight in Murray

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"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged Revised" opens tonight in Robert E. Johnson Theatre. The Murray State Arts and Entertainment event condenses all 37 of the playwright's works into one 90-minute show.

Director and MSU Professor Matt Crider spoke with Kate Lochte on the work that went into this one-of-a-kind play.

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4:03 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

Murray Woman's Club Hosting Floral Show and Luncheon May 7

A view of the Murray Woman's Club clubhouse.
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The Murray Woman's Club's Garden Department sponsors a Floral and Iris Color Show Plant Sale and Luncheon May 7. Proceeds fund the MSU Horticulture Student Scholarship. President Judy Kelso Spoke with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the festivities and the benefits it brings.

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4:40 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

'The Cherry Cola Book Club' Author Visits Calloway County Library

The Cherry Cola Book Club by Ashton Lee
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Calloway County Public Library's Sandy Linn visits Tracy Ross on Sounds Good with news of a Special Event Sunday featuring author Ashton Lee, author of The Cherry Cola Book Club and gives a preview of summer reading registration and a visit by the history mobile.

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3:34 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Remembering Don Quayle, NPR's First President

Don Quayle, the first president of NPR, has died at the age of 84.
Sam Kittner WAMU 88.5

Originally published on Fri April 17, 2015 9:05 pm

The first president of National Public Radio has died. Don Quayle was 84 years old. He had a long career in public broadcasting — both television and radio. NPR's Susan Stamberg reflects on his impact.

Don Quayle gave me my first radio job. It was the early '60s and he was head of the Educational Radio Network — the precursor of NPR — a skinny little network of 12 East Coast stations that developed a daily drive-time news show. He hired me to help produce it. When this national network arose, he was an obvious choice to run it.

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7:23 am
Fri April 17, 2015

New This Spring: WKMS Vintage Logo T-Shirt

Our new vintage logo t-shirt celebrates 45 years of WKMS broadcasting and is available as a thank you gift at the $10/month pledge level this Spring. What a great way to share your support for WKMS! Call 800-599-4737 to make your pledge or click here to give online.

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12:30 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

Dr. Richard Carrier on the Historicity of Jesus

Dr. Richard Carrier
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The Murray State University Secular Student Alliance presents historian, author, philosopher, and secular activist Dr. Richard Carrier.  Dr. Carrier speaks April 13, 2015 at 7 p.m. at Blackburn Science Building in Room 228 on the historicity of Jesus and evidence for his resurrection.  But first, he spoke with Todd Hatton to preview his lecture on Sounds Good.

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5:17 pm
Sat April 11, 2015

Robert Kirkland, Discovery Park of America Founder, Dies

Robert Kirkland
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Discovery Park of America's founder, Robert Kirkland, passed away this morning at 7:15 in his Union City residence at the age of 77. The park will be closed Wednesday for a ceremony titled "A Celebration-of-Life" for family and friends. 

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12:21 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

"A Prairie Home Companion" Host Garrison Keillor Discusses Carson Center Performance

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Over 17 million listeners on more than 900 public radio stations, including this one, hear “A Prairie Home Companion” each Saturday evening.

The show’s creator and host, Garrison Keillor, speaks with Kate Lochte about his solo performance at Paducah’s Carson Center Thursday night at 7:30.

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3:58 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

'Discover Islamic Culture' in Activities, Film & Food at Murray State, Tomorrow

Maysoon Suleiman-Khatib and Dr. Ihsan Alkhatib on Sounds Good
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State University has a Muslim student population of roughly 360 students, along with their families, which is relatively large for the small college town. Dr. Ihsan Alkhatib, who teaches in the Political Science Department, says he hadn't encountered many Saudis in his life until he came to western Kentucky. Tomorrow, students, faculty and community members are invited to meet and interact with people from different parts of the world in a day-long Islamic Culture Experience in the Curris Center Dance Lounge, hosted by the Murray State's Muslim Student Organization, including documentary films, cultural activities and food. Dr. Alkhatib and his wife Maysoon Suleiman-Khatib, an adjunct professor in the Organizational Communications department, join Kate Lochte on Sounds Good with the details.

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