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 Happy New Years WKMS listeners. Here is a look back at stories read most on our website  in 2015! 

Time zone by time zone, the planet is saying goodbye to 2015.

The end of the year is still hours away in the U.S., but Australia has already hailed the new year with fireworks like those (see above) in Sydney Harbour.

In Japan's capital, balloons were released from Tokyo Tower.

A few highlights from other celebrations planned around the globe:

Editor's note: This story was first published in December 2014.

The first time I ever got tipsy was during a champagne toast at a cousin's wedding reception.

All was good, until the room started spinning — and the sight of my cousin's bride dancing in her wedding dress was just a whirl of lace.

Of course, if you're an uninitiated teenager, any amount of alcohol can go straight to your head. But, decades later, bubbly wine still seems to hit me faster than, say, beer. It turns out there's a reason.

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With 2016 only a few days away, now is traditionally the time of year to start thinking about changes you want to make in your life. Many seek a fresh start for changes in habits and ideas in setting new year's resolutions, but sticking to them can be tricky. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Murray State University Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Michael Bordieri on how to keep to your resolution. 

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WKMS is celebrating the spirit of the season with over 70 hours of special holiday programming from Thanksgiving through New Years! See the complete schedule here, which is subject to change. And, as you put the final touches on your charitable giving for the tax year, consider making a holiday gift to WKMS. Thanks!

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If you're still wrangling down your New Year's resolution, Dr. Michael Bordieri of the Murray State University Department of Psychology may have some ideas for you to consider as we end the first month of 2015. With the new year, Kate Lochte expands the bi-weekly Sounds Good conversations from the "Understanding Depression" series to include other topics of interest.

Paducah's artist group called "The Wastelanders" offers a New Year's Eve Opening Reception party on Tuesday, December 31, from 6 to 9 p.m. to celebrate new work by its members and guest artists.  Paducah native David Brown, now art director for the Lexington based company, The Group Travel Leader, spoke with Kate Lochte about what he and others will be showing at the Yeiser January 2 through 11.

We’re happy announce that our annual holiday programming schedule is set! We hope you’ll curl up with a hot mug of cocoa to enjoy nearly 80 hours of special national and local programing to celebrate the season.

You’ll hear favorites like A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols,  A Chanticleer Christmas, and New Year’s Day from Vienna, as well as some new additions like A Journey Through the Nutcracker and Tallis Scholars: Love is Better than Wine