WKMS Youth Radio Project

The WKMS Youth Radio Project seeks to build a relationship with area kids who have an interest in radio. This project includes youth reporting, like Patrick Jones' interview with Murray State Basketball Coach Steve Prohm, or sound collages of local youth events like a behind-the-scenes scoop of Playhouse in the Park's summer camp production of Disney's Cinderella Kids. You'll find book reviews, commentaries, and other things created by kids, featuring their thoughts and voices. Our hope is to create a virtual community for kids that would be an online showcase of what they're doing in school, in the arts, and beyond in a way that is educational and enlightening.

This project is destined to grow! If your child is interested in participating, or if you are an educator and have great sound you'd like to share, please send an email to msu.wkms@murraystate.edu.

Here's a fun tutorial by Radio Rookies, from New York Public Radio:

See more youth oriented programming on WKMS:

Poetry Minutes 2012: Journey Stories

Looking for a good book to read, but not sure where to start? Make a visit to your public library! Here's the first in our series of recommended reads from the staff at the Calloway County Public Library, Fancy Nancy: Fanciest Doll in the Universe by Jane O'Connor, reviewed by a young reader at the library and read by Sierra Foster. 

For more about the Calloway County Public Library, visit callowaycountylibrary.org.

Looking for a good book to read, but not sure where to start? Make a visit to your public library! Here's the first in our series of recommended reads from the staff at the Calloway County Public Library, Snow White and Rose Red by The Brothers Grimm, reviewed by a young reader at the library and read by Emily Robertson. 

For more about the Calloway County Public Library, visit callowaycountylibrary.org.

British animator David Firth has gained a large following and acclaim over the years on YouTube and the animation website Newgrounds for his darkly humorous and surreal work. WKMS Youth Reporter Kayla Eicholtz admires the artwork in his videos and was curious to find out more about his creative process, to learn that while some artwork may be strange and possibly even scary, the originality of the idea can be a determining factor in how interesting a piece of art is. She spoke with Firth over the phone, while he was on a trip through Europe seeking inspiration, in Switzerland at this particular moment.

Looking for a good book to read, but not sure where to start? Make a visit to your public library! Here's another in our series of recommended reads from the staff at the Calloway County Public Library, Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine, and a Miracle, reviewed by Maddie Daubert and read by Sierra Foster.

For more about the Calloway County Public Library, visit callowaycountylibrary.org.

Good Read: 'Templar' by Jordan Mechner

Aug 1, 2013

Looking for a good book to read, but not sure where to start? Make a visit to your public library! Here's another in our series of recommended reads from the staff at the Calloway County Public Library, Templar by Jordan Mechner, reviewed by Brittany Adams and read by AJ Boston.

For more about the Calloway County Public Library, visit callowaycountylibrary.org.

Looking for a good book to read, but not sure where to start? Make a visit to your public library! Here's another in our series of recommended reads from the staff at the Calloway County Public Library, The Vikings by Robert Nicholson and Claire Watts, reviewed by Maddie and read by Diane Daubert.

For more about the Calloway County Public Library, visit callowaycountylibrary.org.

Brooke Lovett, Camp Director, Young Authors Camp

Last week, several children from across the region, between the ages of 8 and 12, came to the campus of Murray State University for the annual Young Authors Camp. These young authors practiced writing for fun in a variety of styles from poetry to fictional stories, skits, and more, under the direction of classroom instructors. For more about this year's Young Authors Camp, WKMS Youth Radio Producer Matt Markgraf speaks with Camp Director Brooke Lovett.

Recordings from the Young Author's Camp: 

Good Read: 'Bomb' by Steve Sheinkin

Jun 14, 2013

We continue our occasional series previewing good reads for young adults from Katherine Farmer, Coordinator of the Racers Children's Preview Collection at Murray State University. This week's recommended read is "Bomb: The Race to Build - And Steal - The World's Most Dangerous Weapon" by Steve Sheinkin. This nonfiction book tells the story of how the atomic bomb came to be - and how it came to be used. Critics have called this book a 'must read,' 'a complicated thriller that intercuts action with the deftness of a Hollywood blockbuster.

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