October 16, 2017 -- Oscar Wilde was a prolific Irish writer who wrote plays, fiction, essays, and poetry. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s.

Morehead State University

Morehead State Public Radio’s 2017 Fall Fundraiser and Membership Drive is scheduled from Oct. 16-20.

“This is our first live, on-air fundraiser in several years, returning to a telethon-style method of raising funds,” said Paul Hitchcock, MSPR general manager. “We’ll be asking listeners to step-forward with a financial gift to support our local programming and operations.”

Since 1965, WMKY has served Eastern Kentucky with regional news and cultural programming from the campus of Morehead State University.


October 12, 2017 -- George Washington Cable was an American novelist notable for the realism of his portrayals of Creole life in his native New Orleans, Louisiana.

Every weekend, football teams across our great country struggle with the decision to take a knee, and Health Matters can help. Orthopedic surgeons have been making this same decision for years. We present our salute to knee replacement surgery, including information on fall prevention, children and slides, physical activity, and fun facts about knee replacement.

Tip: Most knee replacements are done for osteoarthritis, due to long term where on the knee, and not due to trauma.



October 11, 2017 -- Henry John Heinz was an American entrepreneur who founded the H. J. Heinz Company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 


Morehead community leaders held a forum on diversity and inclusion in response to an incident of racially-charged vandalism. WMKY's Jacob Lindberg reports...


October 10, 2017 -- Helen Hayes MacArthur was an American actress whose career spanned almost 80 years. She eventually garnered the nickname "First Lady of American Theatre" and was one of 12 people who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony Award.


October 9, 2017 -- John Winston Lennon was an English singer, songwriter, musician, and activist who co-founded the Beatles, the most commercially successful and musically influential band in the history of popular music.

Paul Talks Gun Violence, Tax Reform

Oct 8, 2017

Sen. Rand Paul is open to discussions about the restrictions surrounding bump stocks – the device used by the Las Vegas gunman to boost the firing speed of semi-automatic weapons – but he says he needs to study the issue in more detail.

Friday was a nearly perfect day to head to Keeneland for opening day of the Fall Race Meeting.  WUKY's Karyn Czar couldn't pass up the opportunity.


Talia Schlanger Host, World Cafe (Photo: NPR)

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In the tradition of "All Things Considered", "Morning Edition" and "The World", MSPR Radio presents "Mountain Edition".
Health Matters focuses on the health care needs of the mountain region. The weekly program is a co-production of MSPR and the Northeast Kentucky Area Health Education Center.