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June 20, 2017 -- Elizabeth "Betty" Washington Lewis was the younger sister of George Washington and the only sister to live to adulthood. She was the first daughter of Augustine Washington and Mary Ball Washington. She is considered a "founding mother" of America.

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June 19, 2017 -- Charles Haddon Spurgeon was an English Particular Baptist preacher. Spurgeon remains highly influential among Christians of various denominations, among whom he is known as the "Prince of Preachers".  

Morehead State University

MSUTeach Program members attended the 2017 UTeach Conference, May 22-25, in Austin, Texas.

Attendees included five students and 11 faculty, staff, and administrators. Dr. Mike Dobranski and Dr. Edna Schack, co-directors, invited a cross-section of faculty and students to attend the conference to broaden the perspectives and understanding of the UTeach model.

Maceo Parker

Jun 17, 2017
Montalvo Arts Center

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #171 (June 18 at 8:00 p.m.)

Maceo Parker was born on February 14, 1943 in Kinston, North Carolina. Parker's mother and father both had an appreciation for music and sang in their church's choir, but it was his uncle who had the strongest influence on the youngster's musical development.

Morehead State University

INSIGHT, a postsecondary preparation program for high school students who are blind or visually impaired, was held on the Morehead State University campus June 10-17.

In its 11th year, the program is a collaboration between MSU, Kentucky Office for the Blind, Kentucky School for the Blind, Kentucky Education Development Corporation (KEDC), and KSB Charitable Foundation.

Lexington Herald Leader

Editor’s Note: The following editorial is provided by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin

Three Kentuckians have filed suit to overturn the state’s ban on medical marijuana.

Unique Art Helps Ring In Kentucky's Birthday

Jun 17, 2017

The Kentucky Artisan Center in Berea is celebrating the state’s 225th birthday with a unique piece of art, a massive sand sculpture featuring things that are synonymous with the bluegrass like music, horses, Abe Lincoln, Daniel Boone and Natural Bridge.

"When we get on stage, I feel like that’s where we’re supposed to be… that’s what we’re supposed to be doing."

"I've realized there is no recipe for rap."

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A daily radio feature using general interest pieces, often of literary or historic significance.
Front Page, a half-hour talk show at 9am and 4pm every Friday on Morehead State Public Radio.
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.