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Rob Canning, WKMS

The oldest son of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King says he thought the United States would be at a different juncture as a nation when it comes to civil rights in the 21st century. Martin Luther King III spoke at the Murray State University 12th Annual Presidential Lecture Series Monday night.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State University has released an outline of on-going plans responding to Governor Matt Bevin's recommended budget implementing cuts across the state and a performance-based funding model.

Beowulf Sheehan/PEN American Center, courtesy of Carrie Jerrell, Murray State University

Louisville Poet Adam Day reads from his poetry tonight in the Clara M. Eagle Gallery on Murray State's Campus. He speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good ahead of his visit about his inspiration, acclaim and thoughts on the succinctness of poetry.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

This semester's Murray State University Cinema International film series includes selections from Japan, Belgium, India, Nigeria, Argentina, Italy , Germany and the United States. On Sounds Good, Austin Carter speaks with Tim Johns, Associate Professor of Humanities and Fine Arts, about the films - from what critics describe as "a visually sumptuous celebration of an unspoiled prewar Japan" to "one of the most frightening of movies, with one of the most unforgettable villains."

Dave Winder, Murray State Athletics, goracers.com

The Murray State Racers Men's Basketball Team has played several games since the last time Tracy Ross checked in with "voice of the Racers" Neal Bradley. They won one game by 15 points and lost the other three by very close margins. On Sounds Good, Bradley recaps recent games and looks head at some games that they should win statistically, however, with the loss of Brion Sanchious due to a torn ACL, they'll have to do some strategic positioning.

Kala Dunn, WKMS

As an ongoing series, we invite individuals who make up Murray State University's diverse body of international students to share some background into their native country, cultural traditions and experiences here at MSU. Matt Markgraf speaks with Bassel Alhashemi, an undergraduate student from Aleppo, Syria, studying biology. In a two-part conversation on Sounds Good, they discuss coming to Murray State, life growing up in Syria, how the media portrays the Syrian crisis, how his family is faring, hopes for the future and more.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State's Campus Lights continues their tradition of musical theatre at the start of the Spring semester with the musical adaptation of "Hairspray." On Sounds Good, Austin Carter is joined by cast and crew members Malcolm Jones, Makenzie Kauffman, Emily Duff and Chris Lossie to talk about their experience putting on a production during break and the cultural relevance of the message "love yourself for who you are."

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Psychology professor John Norcross found that went studying New Years resolutions, about 70% continue their resolutions beyond two weeks. The good news is that there's still time for those who have lapsed in their resolutions to get back on the wagon, says Dr. Michael Bordieri, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Murray State University. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Dr. Bordieri on ways to accomplish goals and make behavioral changes that stick.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The first WKMS Community Advisory Board meeting of 2016 is Monday, January 11 at 6 p.m. on the 8th floor of the Fine Arts building on Murray State's campus. There will be data comparing this fiscal year to past years, as well as a discussion on ways to engage new listeners with WKMS in 2016. All are welcome.

Feel free to come and share your thoughts about WKMS for 2016!

Tab Brockman, goracers.com

"Voice of the Racers" Neal Bradley predicted the struggles for this years' Racers team would come early before they start picking up the wins. They started off 5-2 and had a bit of a rough stretch, but record-wise they're about where he thought they'd be without having had a solid road game. On Sounds Good, Bradley updates his prediction, saying the best Racer basketball is coming in February, when some of the freshmen players will start to break out. He recaps the recent games a looks ahead with Tracy Ross. 

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