WUKY To Host NPR's 'Morning Edition' Visit To Lexington

Oct 8, 2018

National Public Radio is coming to Lexington as a guest of WUKY 91.3, the University of Kentucky's NPR station.  "Morning Edition," NPR's signature morning news show, will originate live 5-7 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, from Broomwagon, a bike shop/coffee shop/café, at 800 North Limestone in Lexington. The public is invited to watch the show in action, though space is limited.  The show's focus will be on the November election and Kentucky's 6th District congressional race.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is again defending his decision to deny hearings for former President Barack Obama’s 2016 nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, Merrick Garland, arguing the action was “entirely consistent” with the history of the Senate. 

The Tough Landscape of Economic Development: Inside Appalachia

Oct 8, 2018

Since the War on Poverty in the 1960s, federal funds to help revitalize coal country have poured in from Washington, D.C. And in recent years, a new federal push has brought millions of dollars worth of funding to projects that are intended to create jobs and retrain people in coal country for work in other fields. There are also a number of state initiatives to help generate job growth. But have these projects worked? 

This story is part of an episode of Inside Appalachia about projects aimed at spurring job growth in Appalachia.

On a recent Monday morning, as the rising sun burns off the low-hanging fog and fishermen haul in their morning catches from the Greenbrier River, at Sprouting Farms, the day is well underway.

Produce has been harvested and safely stored in a giant refrigerator. Employees are packaging cherry tomatoes into plastic clamshells, activities you might find at any of the farms that dot the Greenbrier Valley.

But while the daily tasks are handled at this production-scale vegetable farm, the crux of Sprouting Farms’ mission goes beyond the fields at hand.  

MSU Athletics

The Morehead State soccer team knocked off Ohio Valley Conference rival Austin Peay, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon at Jayne Stadium.

A goal in the 5th minute by senior forward Dani Wilson proved to be enough as the Eagles defense and senior goalkeeper Michelle Washburn were able to contain the Governors' offense.

MSU Athletics

Several personal bests, including personal records in combined score by freshman Katie Frye and junior Alexa Potts, pushed Morehead State Rifle to a 4,635-4,536 victory over visiting UT Martin Saturday at Button Rifle Range.

The Eagles are now 2-0 on the young 2018-19 season.

Frye led the Eagles, and all shooters, on the air rifle range with a 588. She added a 572 smallbore total for a personal record 1160 combined score. Frye also tied her smallbore standing PR with a 186. Potts tied her smallbore personal best with a 576 and fired a 587 in air for a combined 1163.

MSU Athletics

Despite racking up more than 500 yards of total offense and out-gaining the Toreros , the Morehead State football team was defeated 51-34 by Pioneer Football League foe San Diego on Saturday afternoon at Jayne Stadium.

The loss drops the Eagles to 1-4 overall and 0-2 in PFL play. The Toreros, who picked up their 23rd consecutive conference win, improved to 3-2 and 2-0 in the PFL.

Morehead State University

Welcome to this broadcast of the Morehead-Rowan County Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, recorded by Morehead State Public Radio on Thursday, October 4th, 2018 at the Morehead Conference Center.

This program features Dr. Jay Morgan, President of Morehead State University.

Thanks to the Morehead-Rowan County Chamber of Commerce and the Morehead Conference Center.  

Greg Abate Quintet

Oct 5, 2018

Live From The Jazz Lounge

Program #01 (October 7 at 6:00 p.m.)

Greg Abate Quintet feat. Richie Cole – Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1995)

Greg Abate has been on the music scene for a long time, having served in both the Ray Charles and Artie Shaw orchestras. This live set recorded at Chan's (a Chinese restaurant located in Woonsocket, RI) showcases a friendly battle of alto saxophonists, mostly playing Abate's originals.

Ruth Brown

Oct 5, 2018
New York Times

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #224 (October 7 at 8:00 p.m.)

Born in Portsmouth, Virginia, on January 12, 1928, singer Ruth Brown signed with Atlantic Records at a young age and recorded a number of hit R&B songs throughout the 1950s, including "I'll Wait for You," "I Know," "5-10-15 Hours," and "Mambo Baby." She went on to have a successful theater career later in life.


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