MSPR to offer specials for Memorial Day Weekend 2021

May 17, 2021

In recognition of Memorial Day Weekend 2021, Morehead State Public Radio will broadcast special programming.

American soldiers land on a Normandy beach on June 6, 1944
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The Battle of Normandy: D-Day Remembered

May 30 at 2:00PM
May 31 at 10:00AM
June 6 at 2:00PM

On this special program of The Golden Age of Radio, Paul Hitchcock offers a reflection on World War II and The Battle of Normandy, when more than 150,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on a fifty mile stretch of beach in France’s Normandy region. Through vintage audio and rare news reports, an historical perspective on D-Day, which began on June 6, 1944.

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A Time For Tales (“Special People”)

Sunday, May 30 at 3:00PM

Carolyn Franzini hosts an hour of stories on A Time For Tales. A delightful hour for the entire family featuring storytellers Sheila Kay Adams, Elizabeth Ellis, Dr. Rex M. Ellis, Kevin Kling, Syd Lieberman and Jennifer Munro.

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Promise of Liberty

May 31 at 9:00AM

In this Music & the Spoken Word Memorial Day Special, The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square perform: “Because of the Brave”, “This is My Country”, “A Tribute to the Armed Services”, and more.

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Top of Mind - Memorial Day Special 2021

May 31 at 11:00AM

In this special episode marking Memorial Day, we learn about an effort to write the stories of every American service member who died in World War 2--more than 400,000 in all. Also, why do we celebrate those who fight in wars, more than those who work to prevent wars? Then, an author gives us "a view from inside the den of modern war."

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The Apple Seed - Memorial Day 2021

May 31 at 12:00PM

Memorial Day can be filled with backyard barbeques and summer fun, but it can also be filled with remembrances that bring us closer to the ones we love and the ones we've lost. On today's special Memorial Day episode, we present the following:

“Accentuate the Positive” by Bob Reiser

“53 Years and 2 Wars” by Dolores Hydock

“Father Joe” by Jay O’Callahan

“Tribute at Butaritari” by Kevin Cordi

Morehead State Public Radio broadcasts 24-hours a day from the campus of Morehead State University. MSPR serves more than 20 counties in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia.