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11:25 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Community Members Share Stories of Perseverance, November 28

Hopkinsvilleā€™s Wallace Henderson and Jennifer Brown are lunch buddies. They met when she wrote for the Kentucky New Era about about his daily hobby: feeding feral cats

National Day of Listening Project ā€“ Stories of Perseverance

November 28 at Noon

Last year,Ā WKMS set out to record stories from our region to air on the National Day of Listening. This year, we share stories of perseverance, of overcoming challenges you've faced: an illness, a military deployment, an injury, racism or sexism.

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4:34 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Colored Heavy Artillery Reenactors at Jefferson Davis State Historic Site

Cannon at Jefferson Davis State Historic Site
Credit parks.ky.gov

This Saturday, members of the 12th Colored Heavy Artillery Living History Program brings the battlefield to life with a presentation at the Jefferson Davis State Historic Site in Fairview, Kentucky. The program includes a cannon fire and a presentation on camp life, how the cannon crew operates, and the impact colored troops had on the Civil War and its outcome. Kate Lochte speaks with Park Manager Ron Sydnor on Sounds Good.

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12:57 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Food Is Cheap, At Least Compared With 4 Years Ago

Soybeans in a field in Springfield, Neb., on Wednesday. The nation's corn and soybean farmers will bring in by far the largest harvest ever this year, driving down the price of the commodities, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Nati Harnik AP

Originally published on Fri September 12, 2014 1:30 pm

Around the globe, it's become easier for people to buy food. The U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization is reporting that its global food price index has now fallen to the lowest level in four years. That's because of good weather and big harvests in places like North America, Europe and China.

Almost all of the major food commodities have become less expensive: grains, vegetable oils, sugar and dairy products. Dairy prices, in fact, are down by almost 20 percent, compared with their peak a year ago.

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10:23 am
Wed September 10, 2014

WKMS Sci-Fi Friday Movie Night: Mars Attacks!

Credit movie poster, Warner Bros.

We're hosting a Sci-Fi movie night!

Where: Murray State'sĀ CurrisĀ Center TheaterĀ 

When: Friday, September 12 at 7:30 p.m.Ā 

Who: You are welcome for this FREE and fabulously funny film!

UPDATE: Murray State faculty member Andy Black traces the relationship between science fiction movies and our fears in a promo for "Mars Attacks" Sci-Fi-Fri on Sounds Good:

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10:19 am
Wed September 10, 2014

WKCTC Arts in Focus Showcases Music from the 70s

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We speak with Jim Duffy, producer of the show "This is the 70s" a multimedia blend of live music, historical film clips, dance, fashion, and computer animation celebrating the decade - on stage this Saturday at 7:30 PM in the West Kentucky Community & Technical College Clemens Fine Arts Center. Duffy previews the show with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good.

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3:05 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Providence KY Literary Festival Features Author of The Walking Dead Novels

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This Saturday, over 20 authors gather for the First Annual Providence Literary Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the VFW in Providence, Kentucky. On Sounds Good, we speak with festival organizer and author Matthew Allan Hughes who was shocked when NY Times Best-Selling author of The Walking Dead novels Jay Bonansinga said he'd come to do a world-premiere reading of the next in the series.

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11:37 am
Sun September 7, 2014

In Tennessee, Scenes From A Nearly Lost Musical History

"Fiddlin' John" Sharp (center), seen here with daughter Evelyn and banjo player Red Morris, is among the many musicians whose stories and songs are documented in Bobby Fulcher's archive.
Tennessee State Parks

Originally published on Sun September 7, 2014 9:20 am

Archivist Wayne Moore leads the way down into the vault where the State of Tennessee stores its most valuable historical treasures.

"It's a temperature- and humidity-controlled area where we keep a lot of the recordings," he explains.

Hundreds of reel-to-reel audio tapes line these floor-to-ceiling shelves. Stacked atop each other, the recordings, photographs and lyric sheets in the collection would reach the height of a 14-story building. They were all assembled under the direction of novice folklorist and state park Ranger Bobby Fulcher.

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3:33 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Friends of Calloway Co. Public Library Celebrate Local Authors

Sandy Linn in the studio with Kate Lochte

Friends of the Calloway County Public Library's first meeting is an event open to all. Sandy Linn brings the details about "Celebrate Calloway County Authors" Sunday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Library. There will be nearly 20 authors signing books, available for purchase.

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3:35 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Celebrate Native American Heritage at Hopkinsville Intertribal Pow Wow

Credit Trail of Tears PowWow, Facebook

Trail of Tears Commemorative Park in Hopkinsville hosts its 27th Annual Pow Wow this weekend. Native Americans from across the nation come to compete in dances to the beat of authentic drumming, as well as to share fellowship with each other camping in the park. Trail of Tears Commissioner Peg Hays tells us more about the activities surrounding the dance circle on Sounds Good.

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6:08 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

'Let It Grow' At The Soybean Festival in Martin

Credit Festival Logo

Martin, Tennessee hosts theĀ 21stĀ Tennessee Soybean Festival starts this evening and culminates the first weekend in September. What began as aĀ conceptĀ by a group of professors at UT Martin has grown to an event expecting 25-30 thousand people in Martin. This year's theme is "Let it Grow" and features new events like Disney downtown with a showing of Frozen, art exhibits on campus, and concerts including chart-topping country artist Lee Brice. We learn all about the festival with the City of Martin's Brad Thompson on Sounds Good.

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