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3:26 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Evenings Upstairs Preview: Former Negro League Pitcher on Breaking Down Barriers

Dennis "Bose" Biddle at bat in 2008
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The McCracken County Public Library, Hotel Metropolitan and the Kentucky Humanities Council collaborate in an Evenings Upstairs at the Library on Thursday night. Former Negro League baseball pitcher Dennis "Bose" Biddle will share his work seeking justice for aging Negro League players without medical care, followed by Dick Usher performing as Pee Wee Reese, the player who supported Jackie Robinson's joining the Major Leagues. Biddle says American baseball fans have been robbed of ever knowing some of the greatest players in baseball, since black players were blocked from competing until 1947. Kate Lochte speaks with him on Sounds Good about his time in the league and his decades of social work.

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9:56 am
Mon August 4, 2014

Let's Meet Over Coffee in Martin

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Join us for a WKMS Meet & Greet in Martin! Meet with WKMS staff and a whole community of public radio listeners. Share your thoughts about programming, give suggestions and mingle with others who enjoy the same public radio personalities and programs you love. 

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11:09 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Book Sale and Fall Reading Programs at Calloway Co. Library

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During the summer months at Calloway County Public Library, over 26,000 items were checked out and over 3,300 people attended special programs. Sandy Linn from the library stops by Sounds Good with a preview of the book sale this Saturday, featuring exclusive early access for Charter Members; and fall reading programs: the in-depth Sunday Reads Club and the Fort Donelson Civil War group.

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8:38 am
Sun July 27, 2014

For Rare Languages, Social Media Provide New Hope

An Aymara woman prepares to take part in a pageant in La Paz, Bolivia, in 2013. Jaqi-Aru, a community of volunteers is working on translating the Facebook interface in the indigenous language of Aymara.
Juan Karita AP

Originally published on Sat July 26, 2014 6:59 pm

At a time when social media users, for no particularly good reason, are trading in fully formed words for abbreviations ("defs" instead of "definitely"), it may seem that some languages are under threat of deterioration — literally.

But social media may actually be beneficial for languages.

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8:37 am
Sun July 27, 2014

Lessons From Behind The Counter At A Comic Book Store

Jason Aaron also writes Amazing X-Men and Original Sin for Marvel.
Jason Aaron

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 11:54 pm

When the news broke that Thor, the hyper-masculine thunder god, had become a woman, my Twitter feed exploded. It seemed like everybody had something to say. "Who will play the female Thor in the movies?" came up a lot. Meanwhile, I first had to figure out who Thor was. To me, stories about superheroes were for nerdy white guys imagining a world where they could lift heavy things and somehow get the girl. In short, boring. I was hopelessly behind the times.

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10:40 am
Sat July 26, 2014

Lost At Sea, Legos Reunite On Beaches And Facebook

These Lego dragons washed up at Bigbury-on-Sea, on the south coast of Devon, England in the late 1990s.
Tracey Williams Lego Lost At Sea

Originally published on Thu July 31, 2014 6:43 am

Nearly two decades ago, a massive wave struck the Tokio Express, a container ship that had nearly 5 million Legos onboard. The colorful toy building blocks poured into the ocean. Today, they are still washing up on shores in England.

Tracey Williams and her children first happened upon the Tokio Express Legos in the late 1990s. Since then, she's created a Facebook page called — Lego Lost At Sea — where other collectors show off their findings.

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4:36 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

MSU Archaeologist Asks 'Was Wickliffe a Native American Cathedral Town in 1250?'

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Mounds and Priests, Cathedrals and Popes... Unlock the secrets of the Wickliffe Mounds in a presentation by archaeologist Dr. Kit Wesler at the McCracken County Public Library's Evenings Upstairs program tomorrow night (July 24) at 7. We get a preview on Sounds Good.

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4:33 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Replica Pioneer Village to Neighbor Fort Massac

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A non-profit group is moving ahead with plans to construct a replica 19th century pioneer village on recently acquired land near Fort Massac State Park. 

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4:52 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Ice Cream and Antique Cars Galore in Downtown Paris

Ice Cream Eating Contest
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"You can eat ice cream for three hours!" This Saturday, Downtown Paris hosts their annual Ice Cream Social and Antique Car Show fundraiser. Dig in to 180 gallons of ice cream at themed booths and see shiny cars on display. There's also ice-cream eating contests, frozen t-shirt contests, and inflatables for kids. Downtown Paris Association's Director Kathy Ray joins Sounds Good with the details.

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4:36 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Nearly 24,000 Books for Sale in Paducah, Including Rare and Out-of-Print Works

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This year's Friends of the McCracken County Public Library book sale is likely to be one of their largest, featuring an estimated 24,000 books, from genres including art, history, science fiction, fantasy, mystery, westerns, literary fiction, large print works and children's books. They received a large donation from a book store going out of business as well as several rare and out-of-print works. On Sounds Good, Jennie Boyarski speaks with Kate Lochte about the sale and some of the unique finds.

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