Understanding What Mountains Mean, Inside Appalachia

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“Montani Semper Liberi ⁠— Mountaineers Are Always Free” is West Virginia’s state motto, but it is more than that. It is a belief system that is not just true about the Mountain State. It rings true throughout Appalachia and even mountains on other continents. 

On this episode of Inside Appalachia, we're taking another listen to a show that we aired last summer. It delves into how the natural environment has influenced our lives. 

Tired of gaining hours and losing hours thanks to Daylight Saving Time? So are some Kentucky lawmakers. Their attempt to do away with the semi-annual switch, however, faces major legal hurdles. 

The U.S. Census Bureau is opening its Lexington office as it gears up for the constitutionally-mandated, once-a-decade national head count. At the same time, city officials are boosting outreach to traditionally undercounted populations.

Jazz Times

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #280 (January 26 at 8:00 p.m.)

Peter Leitch has long been one of the top straight-ahead guitarists in jazz, a fine hard bop-based improviser with a swinging style and an appealing quiet tone.

He grew up in Montreal, lived in Toronto during 1977-1981; recorded with Oscar Peterson, the Al Grey/Jimmy Forrest Quintet, and Sadik Hakim; and debuted as a leader in 1981 on the Jazz House label.

Teach Rock

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #201 (January 24 at 8:00 p.m. and January 25 at 3:00 p.m.)

Joan Baez has influenced nearly every aspect of popular music in a career still going strong. Baez is possessed of a once-in-a-lifetime soprano, which, since the late '50s, she has put in the service of folk and pop music as well as a variety of political causes.

MSU Athletics

Reigning Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week Jazzmyn Elston bucketed a career-best 30 points as the Morehead State Women's Basketball team came up short, 82-75, against league-leading Tennessee Tech at the Hooper Eblen Center on Thursday evening.

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The Senate is holding a trial on the impeachment of President Trump, who is accused by the U.S. House of abusing his power and obstructing Congress. Each day of the trial will stream through this player as proceedings begin. At the conclusion of the trial, senators are expected to vote on whether Trump should be removed from office.

New testing by the Environmental Working Group has identified the presence of toxic fluorinated chemicals, broadly known as PFAS, in the tap water of dozens of cities across the U.S. where contamination was not previously known. 

A controversial bill granting Kentucky law enforcement the ability to temporarily detain anyone who refuses to identify him or herself has been withdrawn by the sponsor, who says he was "personally threatened" after posting the bill. 

Kentucky Voter ID Bill Advances, With Changes

Jan 23, 2020

A hot-button bill requiring photo ID at the polls is changing shape as the state's new Republican secretary of state moves to incorporate suggestions from critics, but opponents maintain the measure still sets up new roadblocks to voting.  


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