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August 24, 2016 -- The Gutenberg Bible is the first great book printed in Western Europe from movable metal type. It is therefore a monument that marks a turning point in the art of bookmaking and consequently in the transition from the Middle Ages to the modern world. Gutenberg’s invention of the mechanical printing press made it possible for the accumulated knowledge of the human race to become the common property of every person who knew how to read—an immense forward step in the emancipation of the human mind.

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The Matters of the 20th and 21st Healthiad Show

Aug 23, 2016

We salute the pomposity and misinformation concerning the Olympics with this offering. In addition to discussing University of Louisville Olympian and orthopedic surgeon Dot Richardson, we talk about heart attacks in astronauts, old people and memory tests, and the six conditions worse than death. Join us for a record breaking performance.

August 23, 2016 -- Oliver Hazard Perry (1785-1819) was the American naval officer in command during the Sept. 10, 1813, victory on Lake Erie, one of the great American naval triumphs of the War of 1812.

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August 22, 2016 -- Dorothy Parker’s biting wit made her a legend, but it also masked her lonely struggle with depression. A member of the Algonquin Round Table group of writers, she wrote criticism for VogueVanity Fair, and later the New Yorker. During the 1930s Parker moved to Hollywood, where she worked on such films as A Star Is Born, for which she won an Academy Award.

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MSU Athletics

Morehead State athletics has announced that it will release a limited-edition Phil Simms bobblehead, presented by Pepsi. Simms, a two-time Super Bowl champion and NFL Hall of Famer, played for Morehead State from 1974-1978, and his No. 12 is retired.

"We are proud to offer the Phil Simms bobblehead for football season ticket holders," said Assistant Athletic Director for External Affairs Brad Smith. "We encourage our alumni, fans and families to purchase football season tickets and support our wonderful students."

Jazz Times

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #130 (August 21 at 8:00PM)

As a teenager, David Newman played professionally around Dallas and Fort Worth with Charlie Parker's mentor, Buster Smith, and also with Ornette Coleman in a band led by tenor saxophonist Red Connors. In the early '50s, Newman worked locally with such R&B musicians as Lowell Fulson and T-Bone Walker.

A social and cultural landmark in Lexington's East End neighborhood now has an even greater distinction.  On Wednesday the Charles Young Center was added to the National Register of Historic Places.   Mayor Jim Gray, First District Councilman James Brown and other community representatives unveiled the official marker that will now grace the property.

This week on our Inside Appalachia podcast, we're revisiting some of the stories from our recent TV episode of Inside Appalachia. We hear stories of heroism and survival in towns like Richwood, Rainelle, and Clendenin. Residents and community leaders share their stories of loss and resilience.

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While he wouldn’t come out and say Donald Trump’s name, a leading Kentucky Republican did back his party’s Presidential nominee on Thursday.

Some Kentucky nonprofit organizations are voicing concerns about new volunteering requirements included in Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed Medicaid waiver.

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MSPR Announces New Programming

Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY at 90.3FM) has announced several changes to its weekly broadcast schedule. Vintage old-time radio programs, additional weeknight classical and Americana music highlight the new program schedule. “As is widely known, Morehead State University has been facing significant budget struggles, resulting in furloughs, layoffs, and other reductions. At MSPR, cuts to our university budget have led to a number of planned programming changes,” said Paul Hitchcock, MSPR...
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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.