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Front Page Sunday
10:00 am
Sun April 8, 2012

Front Page Sunday 4/8/12

In the wake of a deadly nighttime tornado that stuck Harrisburg, Illinois last February, officials are working to make the public more aware of the increased dangers of these nocturnal storms. We’ll speak with National Weather Service Meteorologist Rick Shanklin about these dangers, and how to prepare for them, today on Front Page Sunday from WKMS News. 

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Front Page PM
6:30 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

Front Page PM 4/6

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(1.) STAND YOUR GROUND LAW: The so called “stand your ground” law cited in the media recently as justification for the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin is under scrutiny now.  Kentucky has a similar law. The law indicates a person can use deadly force against someone  threatening their life. Commonwealth Attorney Mark Blankenship's help shed more light on this law in Kentucky.

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Front Page Sunday
10:30 am
Mon April 2, 2012

Front Page Sunday 4/1/12

A Kentucky car salesman spends his days selling cars, but on the weekend BYTE He’s winning major opera competitions. Could a Toyota car salesman from Elizabethtown be the next Annett Benning? We’ll ask that question on Front Page Sunday from WKMS News.

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Whiskey Making
8:00 am
Fri March 30, 2012

Genetically-Modified Corn Nearly Unavoidable in Bourbon Distilling

Nearly 90 percent of the corn in this country is genetically-modified. And as using genetically-modified—or GM—corn becomes increasingly popular in everyday foods, more people are becoming concerned about potential ill effects on human health and the environment.

Besides being used in food, that corn is also finding its way into Kentucky’s signature spirit: bourbon.

In the grain room at the Four Roses Distillery, master distiller Jim Rutledge is pours corn kernels into a small glass.

“I’m just going to heat this up,” he says.

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Wet Dry Vote
4:25 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

A Look at Murray's Upcoming Alcohol Vote

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This July 17th, Murray residents will head to the polls to decide whether or not the city should go wet. That is, whether to allow the sale of alcohol within the city limits. Murray’s current alcohol status could be described as “moist”, as restaurants can sell alcoholic beverages, by-the-drink with some restrictions. Gary Pitts looked into the upcoming vote to find out about possible outcomes.

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Front Page Sunday
12:16 pm
Sun March 18, 2012

Front Page Sunday 3-18

(1.) WHEN GEN. GRANT EXPELLED THE JEWS 2-WAY -- Conflict and uncertainty can make life difficult for minorities in the United States.  As we’ve seen, events of the last decade have led some to be suspicious of American Moslems.  This isn’t new in our history.  During the U.S. Civil War, it was Jewish Americans who came under suspicion.  Adding to existing prejudices were broad accusations of trading with Confederates and undermining the Union.  Things came to a head in December 1862 when U.S. Major General, and future President, Ulysses S.

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Front Page Episodes
6:45 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Front Page PM 3/9/12

(1.) COLSTON ON THE CAPITOL –- It’s been another busy week in the Kentucky General Assembly. And to summarize what happened and why Kentucky Public Radio Capitol Bureau Chief Kenny Colston speaks with Rick Howlett. 

 

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Front Page Episodes
10:00 am
Sun March 4, 2012

Front Page Sunday 3/4/12

(1.) BILL CALL 2-WAY -- As severe weather struck our region this week many of you might have had weather radios alerting you of warnings to your county or the loud outdoor sirens you might be used to. This week, though as a Tornado Warning was issued for northern Calloway County residents in the storm’s path heard no out-door sirens, because there aren’t any.  WKMS’s Shelly Baskin speaks with Calloway County Emergency Management Director Bill Call to find out why. 

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Front Page Episodes
6:30 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Front Page PM 3/2/12

A group of Fort Campbell Soldiers preparing for a potential deployment to Afghanistan are taking extra time to learn Afghan customs to help them build rapport with key leaders in villages preyed upon by insurgents.  On this week's Front Page PM, we go through the training to hear from the Afghan Role Players and the soldiers.

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Front Page Episodes
10:29 am
Fri March 2, 2012

Front Page AM 3/2/12

Islam is the world’s second largest religion, but Moslems only comprise less than one percent of the U.S. population, meaning many Americans aren’t that familiar with the faith.  This lack of familiarity has fostered misconceptions, misunderstandings, and, in some cases, prejudice.  We spoke with a Tennessee imam working to change that.

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