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11:30 am
Thu August 1, 2013

MSU Saudi Student Organization President Speaks on Ramadan

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As the end of Ramadan nears, around August 7, about a billion Muslims around the world have observed a month of Fasting, which is one of the Five Pillars or fundamental religious duties of Islam. We go to the south of Saudi Arabia this hour to learn more from a Murray State University student at home for the summer. 

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3:56 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Author Molly Harper: 'Snarky Romance with Bite'

Molly Harper, an author and Paducah native, released A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses, a spinoff to her Nice Girls series, in May. She is releasing the second book in her Rhythm and Bluegrass series in October. Harper describes her style as "snarky romance with bite."
Credit John Paul Henry

Stephanie Meyer may have made vampires sparkle but Molly Harper made them funny. The Paducah-based writer has been publishing paranormal romance fiction since 2009, writing books that explore themes of vampires and werewolves with comedic abandon while also rooting them in local culture. Recently, she’s come out with a new series that veers from the supernatural into the world of state tourism.

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Culture
3:48 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

MSU Archaeologist on New Findings at Poverty Point

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Tracy Ross speaks with Anthony Ortmann, Murray State Archaeologist, contributing to new thinking about the prehistoric earthworks at Poverty Point. These were built about 3500 years ago on the edge of the Mississippi floodplain in northeastern Louisiana. One of the mounds stands 72-feet high and has a base almost the size of 10 football fields. They speak about how Anthony came to work at Poverty Point and why the site is historically significant, also, new findings and research about the site. Click here for more about Poverty Point and how to visit.

Culture
2:34 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

State Grant Helps Non-Profits Thrive

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  Twenty-One Western Kentucky Arts and Cultural organizations are recipients of more than $344,000  in state grants from the Kentucky Arts Council. The council awarded nearly two million dollars statewide through the annual Kentucky Arts Partnership grant program. 

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3:32 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Summer Activities at the Calloway County Public Library

Calloway County Public Library’s Sandy Linn visits Sounds Good for an update on activities there, including art workshops for kids, a book to movie club, staff reads coming soon to WKMS, and a book sale on July 27th. See more about events at Calloway County Public Library.

Culture
11:06 am
Fri July 5, 2013

Free Museum Admission Offered Locally to Military Families

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Twenty-five Kentucky museums, including four in Paducah and Owensboro are offering free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families through Labor Day. 

The Blue Star military family benefits interest group sponsors the nationwide campaign. This is the third year Kentucky museums have participated in the program. 

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Culture
12:49 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Celebrate Independence Day at The Homeplace

LBL's Special Events Coordinator Cindy Earls and Public Affairs Specialist Denise Schmittou join Kate Lochte in the studio to talk about special 4th of July events at Land Between the Lakes this weekend. At The Homeplace, attend events including decorating the house and dinner on the ground (bring a picnic lunch), raise the Liberty Pole and join Kentucky Statesman Henry Clay. Enjoy old-time music by The Dixie Volunteers, tales by Don Bailey, patriotic crafts, games, and refreshments. Click here for more information (PDF).

Culture
7:32 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Earthcam Livestreams Pickett's Charge And Other Gettysburg Events for 150th Anniversary

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Listen to this interview here.

It's the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and while you might not make it to the Pennsylvania battlefield to watch some of the many reenactments happening over the next few days, Kate Lochte speaks with Lisa Kelly of Earthcam to explain how you can watch the reenactment on one of earthcam's many live streaming cameras.

Culture
2:27 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

WK&T Halfway Through Broadband Project

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Officials with the West Kentucky and Tennessee Telecommunications Cooperative say they are nearing the halfway point in a project to provide the region with high-speed fiber-optic service.

The more-than $120 million project has 700 miles of broadband cable left to install, leaving the final, and lengthier exchange process left. Officials in 2009 announced a switch from the slower copper lines to the 20 percent faster fiber-optic cable.

WK&T Marketing and Sales Manager Michael Lee says that was an important decision for the company’s more-than twenty-thousand customers.

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Culture
12:52 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Hopkinsville Theatre Meets Fundraising Goal for Digital Projector

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Hopkinsville’s Alhambra Theatre will begin showing movies again this fall, thanks to a successful fundraiser. The Alhambra raised $36,000 for a digital projection system and a new screen.

Donations included $15,000 from the city of Hopkinsville and $5,000 from the Christian County Fiscal Court.

Pennyroyal Arts Council Executive Director Margaret Prim said the theatre will show movies as special events, rather than daily programming.

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