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.
The Empty Bowls Project in Paducah is annual charity event to benefit the area’s hungry. Participants get to hand-glaze ceramic bowls, local restaurants fill them, and people purchase them to raise funds for the Paducah Community Kitchen. But one woman who’s spent the past year glazing bowls says they do much more than meet a simple material need. Feeding the spirit from an empty bowl, today on Front Page Sunday from WKMS News.
College sports can be big money makers for universities. Perennial power houses receive millions of dollars in profits each year from their programs. Hear how a mid-major with a Cinderella season like Murray State might come out at the end of their run. On Front Page A.M. from WKMS News.
Good evening, it’s 6:30. Cairo Illinois is a prime example of a town that thrived from industry during an economic boom, but has since declined to a poverty stricken town with a population a fraction of what it was. Cairo is the product of a new documentary film, and we’ll talk to the director coming up on Front Page P.M.
It’s an unfortunate fact that money often trumps historic preservation. Where some see a historic building, others see a ramshackle structure clogging up valuable real estate. That’s a point driven home in Calvert City this weekend as an old department store faces the wrecking ball. That story and more are just ahead on Front Page A.M. from WKMS News.
On this week's Front Page PM: the Murray State Racers lost their first game of the season last night, but it doesn’t take away from their record setting season, we’ll hear about another record setting basketball team from 60 years ago. Also, this week's Kentucky Legislative Round-Up, how insects cope with cold weather, and a look-back at the Battle of Fort Donelson 150 years ago.
This week, we get an update on efforts to restore traffic across Kentucky Lake in the wake of the Eggner’s Ferry bridge collapse two weeks ago. Also, we'll meet a mother-daughter duo fighting bullying, and we'll hear from actors in the upcoming production of Sweeney Todd, opening at the Theatre Workshop of Owensboro.