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Education
10:41 am
Tue March 10, 2015

Meet Murray State International Students Miyanda and Chi Chi

Miyanda and Chi Chi

Murray State University's Institute for International Studies hosts students from 57 countries for their undergraduate and graduate programs. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte meets the Hichilema sisters, Chi Chi and Miyanda from Lusaka, Zambia, the capital of this south central African country. We'll learn about how they came to Murray State, what they think of Murray, their dreams after graduation and how to greet someone in the native language, Tonga.

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Society
3:23 pm
Mon March 9, 2015

Murray State's LGBT Programming Hosts Coming-of-Age Film 'Pariah'

Tracie Gilbert on Sounds Good
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The film Pariah is a coming-of-age art drama looking at the life of a young woman in New York City discovering her own identity and the conflicts that arise from race, religion, sexual orientation and adolescent anxiety. Murray State University Minority Teaching Fellow Tracie Gilbert joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about the film and the unique stories it presents that tend to get overlooked, ahead of tonight's 7:30 showing at the Curris Center Theatre.

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Education
3:34 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

MSU President Talks Tobacco Ban, Honors College, Performance Funding System on Sounds Good

Dr. Bob Davies
Credit Dr. Bob Davies, Twitter

Murray State President Bob Davies visited the WKMS studios for the latest in a series of monthly conversations on the state of the university. He spoke with Chad Lampe on implementing MSU’s upcoming campus-wide tobacco ban, his thoughts on a performance funding for higher education institutions in Kentucky and other topics from last week’s Board of Regents meeting.

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Commentary
12:35 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Notes from a Political Junkie: You CAN Go Home Again

Chuck Todd at Murray State
Credit Chad Lampe, WKMS

Murray State welcomed NBC News' Chuck Todd to campus Tuesday for their Presidential Lecture Series, sponsored by the President's Office, Student Government Association and the MSU Foundation. Commentator and Murray State History Professor Dr. Brian Clardy reflects on the annual series and his formative years as a "political junkie" attending University of Tennesee at Martin.

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Science
2:11 pm
Sat February 21, 2015

'I Had No Idea' It's National Eating Disorders Week

Credit NEDA, nedawareness.org

Next week is National Eating Disorders Week, with the theme of "I Had No Idea" for 2015. Many people who are aware of eating disorders may not think they have one, but the campaign seeks to educate people on healthy methods of managing weight along with empowerment activities that help individuals embrace positive qualities in themselves as opposed to an unrealistic ideal. Murray State's Women's Center Director Abigail French discusses events at Murray State University for the awareness week, Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Sports
3:53 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

Bradley: "One of the Most Memorable Games I've Ever Seen as a Racers Fan"

Credit Tab Brockman, Murray State Athletics, goracers.com

The Murray State Racers clinched their 24th OVC regular season championship last Saturday against the SEMO Redhawks after some intense shooting in overtime, winning 94-92, pushing their winning streak to 21, the second-longest in the nation. With 13-0 in the OVC, they have three more games before reaching a perfect 16 and Voice of the Racers Neal Bradley says at least one could be a real challenge. He stops by Sounds Good with a recap and a look ahead with Tracy Ross.

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Education
7:25 am
Tue February 17, 2015

Murray State Campus Climate Survey Looks at Diversity Efforts

Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State University's President's Commission on Diversity and Inclusion is a governing body on campus responsible for planning, developing, improving and evaluating diversity efforts including the Campus Diversity Plan. On Sounds Good, Dr. Don Robertson, Vice President for Student Affairs and chair of the Commission, and Caroline Atkins of the Department for Continuing Education join Kate Lochte to talk about how the latest Campus Climate Survey from 2014 compares to one conducted in 2005.

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Science
3:58 pm
Tue February 10, 2015

The Psychology of How to Quit Smoking

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Quitting smoking is one of the top resolutions people make, coming in only behind weight loss and exercise. The CDC found that over two-thirds of smokers reported a desire to quit and over half tried to go at least one day without the habit in a given year. Murray State Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Michael Bordieri joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to discuss how to kick the nicotine addiction.

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Business
3:21 pm
Mon February 9, 2015

What the Latest in Net Neutrality Means for Rural Providers

Michael Ramage, associate director for the Center for Telecommunications Systems Management at Murray State University
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Net neutrality is back in the headlines after FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced his plans to present a 300-page document at a meeting later this month, which would reclassify 'broadband.' Under the current Telecommunications Act, there are multiple areas: telephone, broadcast, information. If the proposal passes, broadband would be reclassified from an information service to a telecom service. Michael Ramage, Associate Director for the Center for Telecommunications Systems Management at Murray State University, discusses the latest news, explains regulating web access as a public utility and what this might mean for consumers and communications companies on Sounds Good.

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Sports
7:36 pm
Thu February 5, 2015

Racers Head Towards Win 20 in Season Hot Streak

T.J. Sapp
Credit Tab Brockman, goracers.com

The Murray State Racers Men's Basketball team heads towards win number 20 in tonight's game against South East Missouri (currently in progress). With a 17-game winning streak, "Voice of the Racers" Neal Bradley says it's the fourth longest winning streak in the history of the OVC. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Bradley about the previous four games and what's ahead for the Racers.

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