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Science
5:09 pm
Tue July 28, 2015

[Audio] Helpful Ways to Identify and Address Panic Attacks

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Panic attacks are relatively common. About one in five Americans will experience a panic attack in their lifetime, says Dr. Michael Bordieri, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Murray State University. It's the sudden onset of fear, similar to the fight or flight response, where our heartbeat starts racing, our palms feel sweaty, our breathing is faster, we may feel uneasy and tense, like we're losing control or having a heart attack. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. Borideri on identifying panic attacks and panic disorder and how to receive treatment.

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Government
8:47 pm
Thu July 23, 2015

Murray City Council: Interim Finance Director Named; Decision on 16th Street Coming by November

Mayor Jack Rose (second from left) addresses the Murray City Council
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A former director of finance for the city of Murray will take on the same role in an interim capacity following Alan Lanier's resignation last week.

Don Leet served as finance director from 1990 to 2007 under four different mayors. Leet retired only last month from his position as finance officer at Murray engineering firm Bacon Farmer Workman. Mayor Jack Rose, accounting manager Kim Wyatt and human resources director Cathy Morris are handling the job’s duties until Leet’s retirement paperwork is sorted out in Frankfort.

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Culture
4:53 pm
Tue July 21, 2015

MSU History Professor on 'The Emergence of Modern Shi'ism: Islamic Reform in Iraq & Iran'

Dr. Zackery Heern on Sounds Good
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Murray State University Assistant Professor of History Dr. Zackery Heern says modern Shi'ism started with the "modernity" in general - around the 1700s, roughly the same time as the Enlightenment in Europe, birth of the United States and French Revolution. He's published a book titled The Emergence of Modern Shi'ism: Islamic Reform in Iraq and Iran. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. Heern about his research and gains some context and clarity into the historical differences between Shi'ism and Sunnism.

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Arts
5:50 pm
Thu July 16, 2015

Murray State Jazz Orchestra Releases Crowdfunded Album

New MSU Jazz Orchestra album "Why We Can Have Nice Things"
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Murray State University's first crowd-sourced fundraiser ended with the successful printing of the MSU Jazz Orchestra album "Why We Can Have Nice Things," now available at the University Bookstore, featuring 13 classic tunes, including "Hope Swings Eternal," "Walkin' and Swingin'" and "Why Don't You Do Right." Director Dr. Todd Hill stops by Sounds Good to preview some songs and his solo performance tomorrow for Carson Center Fridays @ 5. 

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Science
2:35 pm
Tue July 14, 2015

Ways to Move Beyond Worry and Anxiety

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Worry is something we all deal with to some degree and in some forms it can be a healthy way to plan out our days or consider what's going on in the world. But upwards to nine million Americans suffer from it as a disorder - generalized anxiety disorder - where it can take over ones life, says Dr. Michael Bordieri, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Murray State University. He speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about some treatments that might help us move past disruptive levels of worry and anxiety.

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Commentary
11:55 am
Tue July 14, 2015

The Wisdom of Poignant Memory: Reflections on the Iran Nuclear Deal

Dr. Brian Clardy in the MSU TV studio
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Note: The opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the commentator and don't necessarily reflect the views of WKMS.

As world leaders and U.S. presidential candidates react to the historic agreement between P5+1 countries including the United States and Iran regarding their nuclear program, Murray State history professor with a focus on diplomatic history Dr. Brian Clardy weighs in with his thoughts on the deal putting into context events of the late 1970s and mid 1980s.

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Education
4:09 pm
Mon July 13, 2015

'Quench Your Thirst with Salt' Author Reads at Murray State Wednesday

'Quench Your Thirst with Salt' by Nicole Walker, published by Austin Peay State University's Zone 3 Press
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Nicole Walker, author of the memoir Quench Your Thirst with Salt, comes to the July Reading Series of the Murray State MFA in Creative Writing program. Her book is part cultural critique part scientific treatise on the 'strangeness' of growing up in Salt Lake City, Utah. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Walker about her book, the power of writing and her series of letters to Arizona Governor Doug Ducey on her website Nikwalk, protesting cuts to higher education.

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Education
3:38 pm
Mon July 13, 2015

Murray State's Creative Writing MFA Program Celebrates 10 Years with Regional Writers

Carrie Jerrell on Sounds Good
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Poets & Writers magazine ranked Murray State's MFA Program the 7th best low-residency program in the nation in 2013. The program is now in its 10th year and to celebrate, special events held this summer include a recent alumni celebration with readings and workshops and a day dedicated to regional writers this Wednesday. Associate Director of the program Carrie Jerrell speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the events. 

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Education
4:39 pm
Fri July 10, 2015

Hudgins' Poetry Balances Humor and Pathos, Reading at Murray State

A Clown At Midnight by Andrew Hudgins, published by Mariner Books
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Poet and essayist Andrew Hudgins is a guest author for the 2015 July Reading Series of the Murray State University MFA in Creative Writing Program, presenting Sunday at 6 p.m. in Clara M. Eagle Gallery. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his collection Saints and Strangers and winner of the Poetry Prize for After the Lost War. Murray State professor of English and published poet Peter Murphy speaks with Hudgins about his art on Sounds Good.

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Science
4:27 pm
Tue June 30, 2015

Worried? How This Can Prevent You from Living the Life You Want

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Worry is a normal part of our everyday lives, but it can also be an incredibly detrimental process that takes people out of the day to day and into living in their own heads and not engaging with the world, says Dr. Michael Bordieri. He speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about worry and anxiety and how this can prevent us from living the life we want.

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