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8:18 pm
Sun August 17, 2014

Fighting (Tasty) Invasive Fish With Forks And Knives

Asian carp, battered and fried. As the fish makes its unwelcome way up the Mississippi River, chefs are trying to get people to eat to beat it back.
Louisiana Sea Grant Flickr

Originally published on Sun August 17, 2014 10:39 am

Add kitchen knives to the list of weapons that humans are using to fight invasive species. I'm talking about fish who've made their way into nonnative waters.

How do they get here? Sometimes they catch a ride in the ballast water of ships. Or they're imported as live food or dumped out of aquariums. Once here, they can wipe out native fish, trash the ecosystem and wreck the beach business.

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6:39 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

Actor-Comedian Robin Williams Dies At 63

Williams performs onstage in November 2012 during the 6th Annual Stand Up For Heroes at the Beacon Theatre in New York City.
Mike Coppola Getty Images

Originally published on Wed September 17, 2014 1:03 pm

Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams was found dead in his California home Monday. He was 63.

His death is under investigation, according to a press release from the Marin County Sheriff's Office. Emergency personnel arrived at Williams' home in Tiburon, Calif., at noon Monday.

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Culture
3:40 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

Paducah Relay For Life Hosts "Main Course" Dinner & Auction

American Cancer Society Main Course Dinner and Auction Event, Facebook

Relay for Life of McCracken County hosts the American Cancer Society's "Main Course" event this Thursday at the Irvin Cobb Hotel Event Center. Eight local restaurants and two wineries are participating, along with music from the Paducah Jazz Ensemble Little Big Band and live and silent auctions featuring signed scripts of critically acclaimed TV shows. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Relay for Life Specialist Tom Dolan about the event.

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Culture
6:28 pm
Sat August 9, 2014

SNAPSHOT: Paducah's Emancipation Celebration 2014

Lance Dennee

In Paducah today the community celebrated the 152 years since the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. The annual Eighth of August Celebration draws hundreds of families to celebrate the African American history of Paducah.

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Culture
8:08 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Will Americans Buy Bug Snacks? Maybe ... If They're Funny And Cute

Packages of edible insects lie on a display table at the Denver County Fair.
Luke Runyon/KUNC

Originally published on Wed August 13, 2014 2:50 pm

Insects can be a great source of protein, and in many parts of the world, people gobble them up.

But here in the U.S., a certain "ick factor" has kept consumers from eating crickets, locusts and mealworms. To combat the ickiness and convert skeptical consumers, bug-food advocates are trying a specific marketing tactic: be clever and cute.

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Culture
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
Credit dennisbiddle.com

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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Culture
9:56 am
Mon August 4, 2014

Let's Meet Over Coffee in Martin

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

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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Culture
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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