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How Is The World Treating People With Disabilities?

Dec 18, 2016

In the ten years since the United Nations adopted the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, ratified by 168 countries, there has been both progress and stubborn obstacles.

Kathy Hodge of the Humane Society of Calloway County brings Daisy the Mastiff for a visit on Puppies Sound Good with Tracy Ross.

As drug prices have spiraled upward, tens of millions of generally law-abiding Americans have committed an illegal act in response: They have bought prescriptions medicines outside the U.S. and imported them.

Take Debra Miller, of Collinston, La., who traveled to Mexico four times a year for 10 years to get diabetes and blood pressure medicine. She quit in 2011 after the border patrol caught her returning to the U.S. with a three-month supply that had cost her $40. The former truck driver drew a warning not to do it again, but she got to keep her pills.

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A national health nonprofit has selected a West Kentucky Community and Technical College professor to serve as a delegate representing the state. 

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The National Transportation Safety Board's says pilot error was to blame in a plane crash that killed four people in western Kentucky.

Providing new details about how it's trying to counter the spread of fake news on its services, Facebook says it's working with fact-checking groups to identify bogus stories — and to warn users if a story they're trying to share has been reported as fake.

Facebook also says it will let users report a possible hoax by clicking the upper right hand corner of a post and choosing one of four reasons they want to flag it — from "It's spam" to "It's a fake news story."

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On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross talks with Murray State University psychology professor Dr. Michael Bordieri on managing holiday stress.

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Motorists will start paying tolls on Dec. 30 to cross three Ohio River bridges connecting Kentucky and Indiana.

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Kentucky Treasurer Allison Ball says the state is offering special bank accounts to people with disabilities.

An increase of drug dependency among newborns is largely being driven by use of opioids among women in rural areas, a new study finds.

Research out Monday documents instances of neonatal abstinence syndrome — when a newborn is dependent on drugs and undergoes withdrawal — increasing at higher rates in rural areas than in urban areas.

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