November 13, 2018 -- Caryn Elaine Johnson, known professionally as Whoopi Goldberg, is an American actress, comedian, author, and television host. She has been nominated for 13 Emmy Awards and is one of the few entertainers to have won an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, an Academy Award, and a Tony Award.

Graham Tolbert

Basket of Blessings
Thursday, November 22 at 9:00am

Music and the Spoken Word Thanksgiving Special featuring "Prayer of Thanksgiving', "Homeward Bound", "All Things Bright and Beautiful", and more.

Giving Thanks to Music
Thursday, November 22 at 10:00am

Petrino Fired

13 hours ago

Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino was fired yesterday morning, right after he taped his weekly coaches show at a local television station. According to a source, the dismissal came during a 15-minute meeting with U of L’s athletic director. A source reported to WDRB that Petrino was fired "without cause" and that the coach expects to be paid his $14 million buyout for the remaining years on his contract.

A West Virginia state senator and Army veteran who lost a bid for congress in the 2018 midterms now has his sights set on running for president in 2020.

After Wave of Teacher Activism, Some Fall Short in Midterms

14 hours ago

After falling short in her race for the state legislature, high school history teacher Jenny Urie returned to her central Kentucky classroom, suddenly doubtful of just how far a grassroots uprising to bolster public education could go.

As massive walkouts over teacher salaries and school funding inspired many teachers to run for office, Urie was among at least 36 current and former educators on the ballot for the legislature in Kentucky. Two-thirds of them lost.

Morehead State University

Dr. Koroush Jenab, assistant professor of engineering and technology management at MSU, recently presented “Embedded Reliability in Design Thinking Concept for Aerospace,” at the NASA Academy of Aerospace Quality 2018 Workshop in the NASA Safety Center at the Ohio Aerospace Institute on Sept. 7. 

His presentation reported a methodology to implement reliability analysis in design thinking (DT) which is an appropriate process for complex problems in Aerospace.

MSU Athletics

For the fourth time this season, sophomore outside hitter Olivia Lohmeier has been named the Ohio Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Week. The honor marks the sixth time in her career that Lohmeier has claimed OVC Weekly honors and the second straight year she's claimed an honor in the season's final week.

Dedicated to our enthusiastic but misguided fans, this show discusses weather conditions and heart attack, the increased prevalence  of dementia in the winter, and predicting suicidal behavior.  Let us take your mind off the discomfort of your fall flu shot by discussing a new flu drug, the first in 20 years.  We wrap up by worrying about marijuana and being encouraged by the success of the HPV vaccine, now recommended for all below age 45.


November 12, 2018 -- John W. "Jack" Ryan was an American designer. Ryan worked at toy company Mattel for 20 years, becoming the company's vice president of research and development. There he was responsible for the Barbie doll, Hot Wheels, and Chatty Cathy.


Dr. Mina Majmundar and her husband moved to the U.S. from India in the early 1970’s. After Dr. Majmundar completed her medical residency in New York in 1978 the couple moved to eastern Kentucky.

Dr. Majmundar is now a retired anesthesiologist of more than 30 years and serves on the Big Sandy College Educational Foundation Board of Directors.

A long-time advocate of education, Dr. Majmundar enrolled in a 2-D art class at Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) in Spring 2018. 


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