Murray State’s public radio service 91.3 WKMS expands the diverse array of American music on its program schedule by adding American Routes beginning Sunday, April 29, at 2 p.m. Host Nick Spitzer, a veteran radio personality, folklorist and professor of anthropology and American studies at Tulane University, brings American Routes to nearly one million listeners on public radio station nationwide each week.
A Tennessee House committee has voted to kill a guns measure that has pitched firearms advocates against business groups. The House Calendar Committee voted 15-8 Tuesday to send the bill to a study committee after the Legislature adjourns for the year. The measure backed by the National Rifle Association would allow anybody with a state-issued handgun carry permit to store loaded firearms in their vehicles parked on company lots - regardless of their employers' wishes. NRA lobbyist Darren LaSorte says he will push for calling the bill directly to the House floor.