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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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EarthSky

Imagine waking up tomorrow and finding out that the calendar date is now 10 days later then when you went to bed! Sound likes a movie right? Truth is stranger than fiction. On this episode of #OurIslandUniverse, we go back to 1582, when the month of October had only 21 days.

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Big Band Boulevard

Program #23 (October 13, 2019 at 6 p.m.)

Big Band and swing tunes with featured bandleader Glenn Miller. Also selections from Count Basie, Erskine Hawkins, and Chick Webb.

NASA

October 4, 1957, we overcame gravity. Sputnik-1 was launched by the former Soviet Union demonstrating that humans are now capable of beating gravity and that we are no longer confined to the surface of our planet. However, in doing, the space race was launched.

MSU

biography.com

September 26, 2019 -- Bessie Smith was an American blues singer. Nicknamed the Empress of the Blues, she was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s. She is often regarded as one of the greatest singers of her era and was a major influence on fellow blues singers, as well as jazz vocalists.

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President Trump is holding a press conference at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. In a speech to the U.N. on Tuesday, Trump told world leaders to reject “globalism” and to instead look out for their own countries. The news conference also follows House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announcing the launch of a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump.

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September 25, 2019 -- Fletcher Christian was master's mate on board HMS Bounty during Lieutenant William Bligh's voyage to Tahiti during 1787–1789 for breadfruit plants. In the mutiny on the Bounty, Christian seized command of the ship from Bligh on 28 April 1789.

smithsonianmag.com

September 23, 2019 -- For this episode of Our Island Universe...why we can thank our lucky stars for those iconic red barns.

MSU

www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

September 24, 2019 -- Horace Walpole was an English writer, art historian, man of letters, antiquarian and Whig politician. He had Strawberry Hill House built in Twickenham, south-west London, reviving the Gothic style some decades before his Victorian successors.

Kentucky Tourism

KET’s Kentucky Tonight will host candidates in Kentucky races for Commissioner of Agriculture, State Treasurer, Auditor of Public Accounts, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Lieutenant Governor and Governor.

Hosted by Renee Shaw, Kentucky Tonight programs with candidates air Mondays at 8/7 pm on KET, beginning Sept. 30. The programs will also stream live at KET.org/live and will be archived online.

The schedule of candidate programs is as follows:

biography.com

September 23, 2019 -- Euripides was one of the great Athenian playwrights and poets of ancient Greece, known for the many tragedies he wrote, including Medea and The Bacchae.

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September 20, 2019 -- Upton Beall Sinclair Jr. was an American writer who wrote nearly 100 books and other works in several genres. Sinclair's work was well known and popular in the first half of the 20th century, and he won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1943.

britannica.com

September 19, 2019 -- Jeremy John Irons is an English actor. After receiving classical training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Irons began his acting career on stage in 1969 and has since appeared in many West End theatre productions, including The Winter's Tale, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, Godspell, Richard II, and Embers. In 1984, he made his Broadway debut in Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing and received a Tony Award for Best Actor.

IMDb

September 18, 2019 -- Frederick Charles Willard is an American actor, comedian, and writer. He is best known for his roles in the Rob Reiner mockumentary film This Is Spinal Tap; the Christopher Guest mockumentary films Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration, and Mascots; and the Anchorman films.

MSU

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September 17, 2019 -- David Dunbar Buick was a Scottish-born American Detroit-based inventor, best known for founding the Buick Motor Company. He headed this company and its predecessor from 1899 until 1906, thereby helping to create one of the most successful nameplates in United States motor vehicle history.

Poetry Foundation

September 16, 2019 -- Alfred Noyes was born in England and attended Oxford, where he left before completing his degree. He published his first book of poems, The Loom of Years, at age 21, and published five more volumes of poetry in the next five years. In 1914, he began teaching at Princeton University, and became noted for his criticisms of such Modernist writers as James Joyce. Though his early work often evokes fantastic, dream-like, storybook emotions, his later poetry increasingly deals with religious themes.

NASA

September 16, 2019 -- For this episode of Our Island Universe, we look at the concept of "island universes". And in so doing, explain the name of this new series.

NY Times

  • Louvin Brothers
  • Music Box Theater (Thanks a Million)  

livescience

September 13, 2019 -- Friday the 13th

RTE Archives

September 12, 2019 -- Frederick Louis MacNeice was a British poet and playwright from Northern Ireland, and a member of the Auden Group, which also included W. H. Auden, Stephen Spender and Cecil Day-Lewis. 

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September 11, 2019 -- David Salzer Broder, was an American journalist, writing for The Washington Post for over 40 years. He was also an author, television news show pundit, and university lecturer. For more than half a century, Broder reported on every presidential campaign, beginning with the 1956 Eisenhower–Stevenson race.

Mother Nature Network

September 10, 2019 -- On this episode of Our Island Universe: Find out where we got the phrase 'The Dog Days of Summer'.

 

MSU

CBS News

September 10, 2019 -- Rin Tin Tin was a male German Shepherd that was an international star in motion pictures. He was rescued from a World War I battlefield by an American soldier, Lee Duncan, who nicknamed him "Rinty". Duncan trained Rin Tin Tin and obtained silent film work for the dog.

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September 9, 2019 -- James Hilton was an English novelist best remembered for several best-sellers, including Lost Horizon and Goodbye, Mr. Chips. He also wrote Hollywood screenplays.

Old Time Radio Downloads

  • The Big Story (Final Curtain)
  • Green Valley Line (Pop’s New Assistant)
  • Baby Snooks (Insurance Exam)  

history.com

September 6, 2019 -- Martha Skelton Jefferson was the wife of Thomas Jefferson. It was her second marriage. She served as First Lady of Virginia during Thomas' term as Governor from 1779 to 1781. She died in 1782, 19 years before he was elected President, and 43 years before his passing. The couple had six children.

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