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Celebrate Women Luncheon, via Facebook

Monday is the 28th Annual Celebrate Women Luncheon recognizing efforts and accomplishments of women affiliated with Murray State University. Constance Alexander says she's been involved in the luncheon since she moved to Murray in 1988. This year, through a grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women, she's sharing writing from women's and LGBTQ groups, and reads some of the poems on Sounds Good

Genius and food have a lot in common. Both nurture, inspire and occasionally intimidate. Some appeal to almost everyone instantly. Others are acquired tastes. So perhaps it's not surprising that, scanning history's greatest minds, we find many were inspired by certain food or drink, repulsed by others —or had some very peculiar dining habits.

WKMS Song of the Day

Mar 8, 2016

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Forget all that stiff-upper-lip stuff. If you're looking for evidence that the British have a big, beating heart underneath their reputation for reserve and restraint, look no further than Sunday's finale of their popular TV export, Downton Abbey.

Twin Cities Restoration Foundation

The fundraising campaign to build a new Amtrak station in Fulton has raised more than $75,000. 

Courtesy of Rosa Hudspeth

Pogue Library at Murray State University is home to numerous special collections and oral history projects. One of these recordings is the voice of Murray resident Florence Kenley-Hudspeth, who is now 80. In an oral history recording with Murray State in 1979, she reflects on life growing up in a time when Murray was a segregated community. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with Sarah Hopley, Special Collections & Exhibits Librarian, describing Hudspeth's experience growing up in the 1940s and 50s and her thoughts on the Civil Rights Movement.

Courtesy of Diane Comer, Kentucky Heritage Council

Two western Kentucky sites have been added to the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places.

ROMP / Facebook

The annual ROMP bluegrass festival has announced its 2016 lineup featuring Old Crow Medicine Show, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives and Lee Ann Womack.  

Harper Lee, the author of the classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird, has died in her hometown of Monroeville, Ala. The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer was 89.

Monroeville city officials confirmed reports of Lee's death to Alabama Public Radio. Her publisher, HarperCollins, also confirmed the news to NPR.

Her famous novel about a young girl's experience of racial tensions in a small Southern town has sold tens of millions of copies and been translated into dozens of languages.

Murray State University is home to a diverse body of international students. Stephen Emoche Agada is a graduate student from the Benué state in Nigeria. He says he came to MSU because it had a good ranking and the courses he was looking for when deciding to study abroad. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with Agada about his hometown, cultural traditions and differences, misconceptions and how a member of his family is on the front lines with the Nigerian Army fighting Boko Haram.

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