K-12 Education
10:58 am
Fri November 18, 2011

Step Up For Kids with Sen. Ken Winters and Kentucky Youth Advocates' Terry Brooks

Murray, KY –

WKMS News teamed up with the non-profit, non-partisan group, Kentucky Youth Advocates at a regional Step Up for Kids conference.  This education special on Front Page P.M. digs into K-12 issues with Kentucky Senate Education Committee Chairman Dr. Ken Winters and the Executive Director of Kentucky Youth Advocates, Terry Brooks. This conversation was recorded last week in Murray as part of a KYA Step Up for Kids Regional event. News Director and Assistant Station Manager, Chad Lampe, served as moderator for the discussion.

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Education - WKMS
4:57 pm
Mon October 3, 2011

Commentary: Improving Education: What is the Right Approach?

Stu Silberman

Kentucky – Executive Director of Kentucky's Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, Stu Silberman, offers a reflection on Improving Education: What is the Right Approach.

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Education - WKMS
4:14 pm
Sat September 24, 2011

Commentary: Why We Can't Afford to Stop Pushing Students

Dr. Nancy Moore Waldrop

Paducah, KY – Dr. Nancy Moore Waldrop is Superintendent of McCracken County Public Schools. In the first of a series of commentaries about what's happening in education, Dr. Waldrop says we "cannot afford to stop pushing" students to learn.

Another school year is upon us. It's an exciting time full of change, full of promise. There is nothing static about education at any level in your local schools big and important things are happening.

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12:01 pm
Fri February 25, 2011

WKMS Station Manager Kate Lochte on Federal Funding

Murray, KY – WKMS Station Manager Kate Lochte has an update on federal funding for public media:

As you are most likely aware, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 1, the Continuing Budget Resolution that eliminates federal funding for public broadcasting. We anticipated this outcome and have already implemented a strategy to preserve federal funding for public service media as the bill heads into the Senate. Early next week the Senate will begin work on its version of the bill.

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11:58 am
Fri January 21, 2011

Commentary: "Potential Evangelicals" need not apply at UK

Richard Nelson

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Higher Education
9:26 am
Fri January 14, 2011

A Conversation with Murray State's President - January Edition

Murray State President Dr. Randy Dunn

Murray, KY – Kentucky's Revenue Receipts continue to climb, but State Budget Director Mary Lassiter suspects that growth to be tempered in the coming months. The initial positive news of growth has many state institutions wondering about renewed funding. Today in their monthly conversation, Chad Lampe speaks with Murray State President Dr. Randy Dunn about MSU funding in this budget climate along with campus safety, and this year's presidential lecturer Ben Stein.

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Education - WKMS
11:42 am
Wed December 29, 2010

Education Expected to be a Struggle in Coming Years

Murray, KY – The decade is coming to a close and futurist Ivan Potter says that the first years often define a century. With education issues the focus of many political arguments, Potter believes that it will grow be as significant as some of America's largest social movements of the 20th century.

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Higher Education
10:43 am
Fri August 20, 2010

All things Murray State with MSU President Dr. Randy Dunn - August Edition

Murray State President Dr. Randy Dunn


Murray, KY – On the Q&A, Chad Lampe welcomes back Murray State President Dr. Randy Dunn for their monthly conversation about all things Murray State. They discuss the new MSU imperative directed toward innovation, enrollment challenges and accounting issues facing students early this semester.

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11:53 am
Tue May 11, 2010

Station Manager Kate Lochte on WKMS at 40

Kate Lochte

Murray, KY – When WKMS began in 1970, Murray State University envisioned that it would spread the word about higher education in the region to a much wider audience, and WKMS continues to serve as the University's beacon for lifelong learning, with your steadfast support. Thank you.

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Higher Education
11:23 am
Fri April 23, 2010

April conversation with Murray State President Dr. Randy Dunn

Dr. Randy Dunn

Murray, KY – Chad Lampe and Murray State President Dr. Randy Dunn sit down for their monthly conversation. They discuss Murray State's potential domestic partner benefits policy, the appointment of a new provost, and tuition rates.


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