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For more than 20 years, Murray State University Department of Art & Design's Summer Art Workshop has brought in high school students from around the country to participate in a week-long experience learning from various artistic mediums. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Nicole Hand Bryant about this year's event, which has a focus on STEAM (STEM with an 'A' for Art) incorporating technology into art projects.

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Murray neurologist Dr. Chris King says roughly 4% of Americans suffer from at least 15 headache days per month, with each occurrence lasting four hours or more. He says there are 60 different types of headaches, grouped into certain categories based on presentation. He speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about the different types of severe headaches ahead of a community forum on migraines next week at Murray State University.

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Since the last time Tracy Ross spoke with "Voice of the Racers" Neal Bradley, the Murray State Racers men's basketball team has played four games and won three. Bradley says they are peaking right now with only three games left in the regular season. Vying for a realistic number two seed, he says, in the OVC that comes with a double buy. If the Racers end up tied with UT Martin and lose the tie breaker, then they'll drop to 5th seed.

Here's a recap and a look ahead: 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The search for a new Murray State University provost is on hold until the university’s budget is finalized pending the outcome of Governor Matt Bevin’s proposed cuts to higher education. 

Murray State University is home to a diverse body of international students. Stephen Emoche Agada is a graduate student from the Benué state in Nigeria. He says he came to MSU because it had a good ranking and the courses he was looking for when deciding to study abroad. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with Agada about his hometown, cultural traditions and differences, misconceptions and how a member of his family is on the front lines with the Nigerian Army fighting Boko Haram.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

UPDATE: The march is now set for Thursday, February 25. The event was originally scheduled for February 29, but organizers decided to change the date to a day when lawmakers would convene at 2 p.m. rather than 4 p.m.


Murray State is one of three Kentucky universities to receive federal funds aimed at improving preschool through twelfth grade (P-12) educator quality. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Join us today for a special live lunch featuring Dr. Todd Hill and the Murray State University Jazz Combo!

Todd Hill was recently named KMEA 2016 College and University Teacher of the Year for his work with groups like the one we'll hear today. 

Watch the live stream here:

[Audio] Therapy: There's an App for That

Feb 9, 2016
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Smartphones are one of the most ubiquitous devices of the last few years. On a college campus like Murray State University, this rings even truer. Phones now hold a wealth of information and tools at the user’s fingertips, from internet browsers to music to dating and lifestyle applications.

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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.