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Greg Jenkins

Operations Director

Greg Jenkins has been the Operations Director at MSPR since 1999. Greg is a 1996 graduate of Morehead State University with a BME in Music Education and received a Masters of Science in Industrial Technology in 2008. Greg oversees training, scheduling, and evaluation of the student board operator staff, preparation of the daily traffic logs and serves as weekday classical music host. He is also the webmaster of the MSPR website and maintains MSPR's webstreaming and podcasting.

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April 5, 2021 -- Article I, section 7 of the Constitution grants the President the authority to veto legislation passed by Congress. This authority is one of the most significant tools the President can employ to prevent the passage of legislation. President George Washington issued the first regular veto on April 5, 1792.

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April 1, 2021 -- A Way with Words (Old insults)

  • churl
  • knave
  • thunderation
  • consarn it

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President Biden is presenting his next big legislative move: infrastructure. The "Build Back Better" plan is expected to include funding for physical infrastructure like roads and bridges as well as for clean energy and energy efficiency projects. Watch his remarks live.

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March 31, 2021 -- During World War I, in an effort to conserve fuel, Germany began observing DST on May 1, 1916. The rest of Europe soon followed. The plan was not adopted in the United States until the Standard Time Act of March 19, 1918, which confirmed the existing standard time zone system and set summer DST to begin on March 31, 1918.

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March 30, 2021 -- Warren Beatty made his debut as a tortured teenager opposite Natalie Wood in Splendor in the Grass (1961). His next big role was in Bonnie and Clyde (1967), which he also produced. The film became a colossal hit and a milestone in cinema history. Beatty was nominated for four Oscars for Heaven Can Wait and won one for directing Reds, in which he also starred. He has written, directed and starred in many films since.

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March 29, 2021 -- Pearl Mae Bailey was an American actress and singer. After appearing in vaudeville she made her Broadway debut in St. Louis Woman in 1946. She won a Tony Award for the title role in the all-Black production of Hello, Dolly! in 1968.

  

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  • Quiet, Please (One For The Book)
  • Hollywood Is On The Air (Life Begins For Andy Hardy)  

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President Biden is holding his first news conference today and is expected to field questions on a wide range of topics, from the coronavirus to the influx of migrants at the border and his upcoming infrastructure effort.

Special Coverage begins at 1 PM ET

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March 25, 2021 -- A Way with Words

Gerrymandering, in U.S. politics, the practice of drawing the boundaries of electoral districts in a way that gives one political party an unfair advantage over its rivals (political or partisan gerrymandering) or that dilutes the voting power of members of ethnic or linguistic minority groups (racial gerrymandering). The term is derived from the name of Gov. Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts, whose administration enacted a law in 1812 defining new state senatorial districts.

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March 24, 2021 -- Dorothy Irene Height was an African American civil rights and women's rights activist. She focused on the issues of African American women, including unemployment, illiteracy, and voter awareness.

  

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March 23, 2021 -- "Give me liberty, or give me death!" is a quotation attributed to Patrick Henry from a speech he made to the Second Virginia Convention on March 23, 1775, at St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia.

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March 22, 2021 -- In a distinguished career as a supporting actor, Malden won an Academy Award for his role in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) and was nominated for another, for On the Waterfront (1954). He earned an Emmy for his performance in the TV movie Fatal Vision (1984) and starred in the TV series Streets of San Francisco (1972-77). Malden has also served as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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President Biden is giving the first prime-time address of his presidency to mark one year of the coronavirus pandemic, a day after Congress passed a massive relief package. More than 500,000 people have died from the virus in the U.S.

Thursday, Mar. 11, 8:00 p.m. ET.

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March 11, 2021 -- A Way with Words

  • filibuster - Informal term for any attempt to block or delay Senate action on a bill or other matter by debating it at length, by offering numerous procedural motions, or by any other delaying or obstructive actions.

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March 10, 2021 -- After the Treasury issued Demand Notes, Congress authorizes a new class of currency known as “United States notes” or “Legal Tender notes.” These notes replace Demand Notes. They continue to circulate until 1971. Similar to Demand Notes, they are nicknamed "greenbacks."

March 9, 2021 -- Public displays of affection: the dos and donts.

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March 8, 2021 -- Alan Hale Jr. was an American actor and restaurateur. He was the son of character actor Alan Hale Sr. His television career spanned four decades, but he was best known for his co-starring role as Captain Jonas Grumby on the 1960s series Gilligan's Island. He also appeared on several talk and variety shows. 

  

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  • Stories Are For Fun (The Horse Who Had His Picture In The Paper)
  • 1946 Kentucky Derby (Clem McCarthy, WHAS)
  • Adventures of Steve Canyon (Fortune of Rubies)  

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February 25, 2021 -- A Way with Words

  • Kakistocrat
  • Empleomania
  • Throttlebottom
  • Carpetbagger

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February 24, 2021 -- Steven Paul Jobs was an American inventor, designer and entrepreneur who was the co-founder, chief executive and chairman of Apple Computer. Apple's revolutionary products, which include the iPod, iPhone and iPad, are now seen as dictating the evolution of modern technology. 

  

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February 10, 2021 -- Fanny Efimovna Kaplan was a Russian-Jewish woman, Socialist-Revolutionary, and early Soviet dissident who was convicted of attempting to assassinate Vladimir Lenin and executed by the Cheka in 1918.

  

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February 9, 2021 -- American singer and songwriter Carole King has written or co-written over 400 songs that have been recorded by more than 1,000 artists. Many of her most popular works – including "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" for The Shirelles, "Take Good Care of My Baby" for Bobby Vee and "You Make Me Feel (Like a Natural Woman)" for Aretha Franklin – were written in partnership with her first husband, Gerry Goffin.

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Former President Donald Trump is on trial for a second time in the Senate. This time, the House has impeached Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection. Trump's defense team denies he directly called for violence and argues that he should not be tried since he is no longer in office. The House impeachment managers say he must be held accountable for the violence at the Capitol. Watch the proceedings live.

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February 8, 2021 -- Jules Verne, a 19th-century French author, is famed for such revolutionary science-fiction novels as 'Around the World in Eighty Days' and 'Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.'

  

San Luis Obispo Tribune

  • Seal of the Don (Dying Eduardo Brings News)
  • Pueblo Serenade (Cuban Rhumba)
  • Refreshment Club (Don McNeill and Coca-Cola Orchestra)  

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February 4, 2021 -- A Way with Words

  • Origins of 'Left' and 'Right' in Politics

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February 3, 2021 -- John Donald Fiedler was an American character actor and voice actor. His career lasted more than 55 years in stage, film, television and radio. 

  

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