women

Agriculture
3:40 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

The Shift from Farmer's Wife to Farmer: Women Are Now Running The Business

Whitney Jones WKMS

Women have helped on farms for generations, but now they’re beginning to take ownership of their duties, calling themselves farmers instead of just farmers’ wives. The US Department of Agriculture has found a steady increase of women farmers in the 2000s, which plateaued in the agency’s latest 5-year report.

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Tennis
6:32 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Racers Claim Seventh OVC Tennis Championship

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The Murray State Racers Women’s Tennis team Claimed their Seventh OVC Championship this weekend. This is their first conference win since since 2007 which will propel them into a NCAA Tournament appearance in May. The relatively young Racer squad beat Eastern Kentucky 4 to 1.

Society
3:57 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Learning and Volunteering Opportunities at MSU Women's Center

This month, the Murray State Women's Center seeks items for their adopted agency, Needline. They're also hosting a Celebrate Women Luncheon in the MSU Women's Center, with door prizes and more. The Director of Murray State's Women's Center Abigail French visits Sounds Good to talk about its learning and volunteering opportunities.

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Sports
3:55 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Women in Telecom Golf Day Raises Scholarships Funds

Annie Vandiver joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good. She's with the Center for Telecommunications Systems Management at Murray State and is planning the annual AT&T Women in Telecom Golf Day at Miller to raise scholarship funds for women in the TSM program. Vandiver talks about this networking event and the event speaker, Barbara Webb, and her contributions in the telecom industry. They talk about women in the telecom industry in general, and the many career opportunities available in the field.

Society
4:32 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Kentucky Foundation for Women Holds Workshop in Paducah

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Kate Lochte speaks with Judi Jennings, Executive Director of the Kentucky Foundation for Women. They talk about a workshop coming to the McCracken County Public Library about opportunities for women in the arts. The mission of the Foundation is to promote positive social change by supporting varied feminist expression in the arts.. Judi also talks about how the Foundation got started, how women in the region have benefited, how to apply for the artist enrichment grant, and what kind of funding the foundation manages annually. Read more about the Kentucky Foundation for Women.

Morning Cram
7:49 am
Thu April 4, 2013

The Morning Cram [mrs degree edition]

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The Morning Cram [mrs degree edition]

From NPR: Princeton alumna Susan Patton has received a lot of backlash about her Daily Princetonian letter advising women at the university to hunt for their husband while attending class.

Many students say her letter wasn’t helpful and that conversations about finding an intellectual equal were already happening on campus. But their moms are sending Patton letters thanking her for saying what they wish they had the guts to tell their daughters.

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Morning Cram
7:49 am
Wed April 3, 2013

The Morning Cram [girls run the world edition]

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From NPR: Newsweek and The Daily Beast’s Tina Brown shares what she has been reading lately. Her recommendations all cover the role of women in the developing world from risk-taking Malala to the horrendous death of Nirbhaya, or "The Fearless One."

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Education
3:36 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Two Paducah Women Join Prichard Committee For Academic Excellence

Two Paducah women are among the newest members of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.  The non-profit advocacy group for improved Kentucky Education appointed 18 new members this week.

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