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Arts
9:42 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Sleepwalk with Me at Maiden Alley Cinema

IMDb

Public radio returns to the big screen this week at Paducah's Maiden Alley Cinema.  Following the Garrison Keillor documentary The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes and the Robert Altman-helmed movie version of A Prairie Home Companion, This American Life host Ira Glass presents Sleepwalk with Me, a film loosely based on the real-life experiences of comedian Mike Birbiglia.  Birbiglia is a frequent contributor to This American Life and suffers from rapid eye movement behavior disorder.  His efforts to contro

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Election 2012
10:31 am
Thu September 27, 2012

WKMS Features Candidate Forums on "Sounds Good"

2nd District State House: Richard Heath (R) & Kelly Whitaker (D)

WKMS News’ election coverage joins Sounds Good with Tracy Ross and Friends (11 A.M. to 1 weekdays) in October with weekly Friday candidate forums. Meet candidates seeking state offices for districts in our region without an incumbent in the race.  

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Culture
12:35 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Meet Singer/Songwriter Gordon Lightfoot on Sounds Good

Wikimedia Commons

Gordon Meredith Lightfoot was born in Orillia, Ontario, Canada, and this is his 73rd year.  He performs at The Carson Center in Paducah on Thursday, September 27, a week from today. Kate Lochte spoke with Mr. Lightfoot one evening a few weeks back, for a conversation heard on Sounds Good.  He was in his Toronto home’s office and music room where the band practices in advance of the tours like the one bringing him to our region.  

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Arts
10:23 am
Thu September 20, 2012

Evelyn Hinds as Corrie ten Boom at the Carson Center

Evelyn Hinds portraying Corrie ten Boom
thecarsoncenter.org

Sunday, September 22nd at 3 p.m., actress and author Evelyn Hinds performs her one-woman show portraying Corrie ten Boom at Paducah's Luther T. Carson Center.  Ten Boom and her family defied the Nazis in her native Netherlands to save Jews from persecution and deportation to concentration camps.  Todd Hatton speaks with Hinds about her show and the remarkable woman who inspired it.

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Business
9:35 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Low Mississippi River water hampers port work

portofcateslanding.com

Low water in the Mississippi River is delaying work on a new west Tennessee river port.  Cates Landing construction site project manager Michael Sanders says the low levels are delaying placement of rock, completion of piers at the site, dredging operations and work on the walkways, lighting, power and other site work.  

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Education
9:29 am
Tue September 18, 2012

KY summer reading winners promote college savings

kheaa.com

September is College Savings Month in the Commonwealth, and the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority is observing the occasion by starting eight children on the road to college savings by opening accounts for them with initial $1,000 deposits.  

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Society
9:26 am
Tue September 18, 2012

KY state senator says international events take focus away from domestic issues

Kentucky State Senator Tom Buford
lrc.ky.gov

Unrest in countries around the world makes national as well as international headlines.  One Kentucky lawmaker believes those events have taken some of the focus away from pressing domestic issues.  

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Morning Cram
9:42 am
Mon September 17, 2012

the morning cram [the civil war's bloodiest day edition]

Dead Confederate soldiers from Maj. Gen. D.H. Hill's division in what became known as "The Bloody Lane."
Wikimedia Commons

Today on NPR:

Today is the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, also known as Sharpsburg, which resulted in the largest single-day number of killed and wounded in American military history.

In Kentucky:

A busy weekend for OVC football.

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Sports
9:30 am
Mon September 17, 2012

OVC Football this weekend

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In OVC football this weekend, Murray State beat Missouri State 28 to 23, Southeast Missouri fell to Southern Illinois 35 to 14, Eastern Kentucky won out over Coastal Carolina 35 to 17, Tennessee Tech lost to Oregon 63 to 14, Tennessee State beat Austin Peay 34 to 14, and Illinois State defeated Eastern Illinois 54 to 51.

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