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Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State University

Murray State University's homecoming weekend coming up ahead of Halloween and numerous financial changes are underway, including implementing federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) changes and the recent court decision reallocating 2% of a state appropriation back to university budgets. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf catches up with President Bob Davies on these topics, also what being a "Marketplace of Ideas" means for the university community and his thoughts on suggestions of a payroll tax in Murray.

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Dr. Bellarmine Ezumah is a recipient of the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship, part of the Scholar Exchanges Division of the Institute of International Education (IIE). 

West Kentucky Democrats joined together Thursday night for their annual fall banquet at Murray State. The banquet acts as a platform for local Democratic politicians to get their message out before people hit the polls in November.

The overall theme this year was simple: preventing Republicans from taking the House majority come November.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State University is home to a diverse body of international students. Iqra Ilyas and Nadia Khan are graduate students from Pakistan. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf learns what they are studying at Murray State, how they met in western Kentucky, American television and politics, cultural misconceptions and hopes for the future.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

3rd Update: This incident was determined to be a false alarm.  

2nd Update: Murray State Police have issued an alert that the subject has been identified and located. Resume normal activities.

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"Should We Raise the Minimum Wage?" is the title of a debate at Murray State University on October 4 at 6 p.m. in the Curris Center small ballroom. The event is sponsored by the conservative nonprofit organization Institute for Humane Studies. University of Kentucky economics professor John Garen will speak against raising the minimum wage. Georgia State University economics professor Bruce Kaufman will speak in favor of raising the minimum wage. Matt Markgraf speaks with Murray State University Professor of Economics Martin Milkman about this contentious issue and what minimum wage looks like in Kentucky.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The Department of Homeland Security has awarded a contract of $95,290 to Murray State University’s Telecommunications Systems Management.

The Drug Enforcement Agency special agents that inspired the Netflix series Narcos will speak tonight at Murray State University. Javier Pena and Steve Murphy share their story tracking down notorious drug trafficker Pablo Escobar. 

Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State University

Murray State University is in the process of conceptualizing learning experiences focused on "student centered" experiences and "experiential learning" - quality factors championed by MSU President Dr. Bob Davies as metrics for performance funding is also underway with state education and government leaders. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf spoke with Davies about these topics, family weekend and an update on the issue of mold appearing in some of the buildings on campus.

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Murray State University has a new director of alumni relations. Carrie McGinnis now leads the office, serving as a link to nearly 70,000 alumni.