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Lexington March Puts Spotlight On Science

Apr 21, 2017

Scientists don't often draw up placards and take to the streets, but Saturday will be an exception.

Editor's Note: This story is part of an occasional series from independent producer Jean Snedegar about the timber and forest products industry here in the Mountain State – from seedlings to final products.

One of the oldest and largest industries in West Virginia is the timber and wood products industry.  West Virginia is rich in this renewable natural resource, but the housing downturn that began 10 years ago hit the industry hard. 

It’s been about 20 years since the opioid epidemic first exploded across Appalachia, and now doctors are shifting away from prescribing opioids for long-term pain. 

But this shift away from pills has met resistance from some  doctors and patients.

In this episode of Inside Appalachia, we'll hear why addiction hit Appalachia so hard. We'll also find out what the medical community is doing to fight the pain pill epidemic.

Johnny Lytle

Apr 21, 2017
Alchetron

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #163 (April 23 at 8:00 p.m.)

Considered one of the top vibes players in the world, Johnny Lytle was known for his great hand speed and showmanship. He was also a songwriter and wrote many of his own hits, including "The Loop," "The Man," "Lela," "Selim," and the jazz classic "The Village Caller."

Everyday Health

The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), is calling on homeowners to help control mosquitoes by eliminating standing water from containers that can collect rainwater where insects breed.

Office of the Kentucky Governor

On Wednesday (April 19), Gov. Matt Bevin and First Lady Glenna Bevin visited Ashland’s Paul Blazer High School, where they surprised one of the First Lady’s Derby Poster Contest finalists, Anistyn Conner.

Gov. Bevin and Mrs. Bevin also toured the school and stopped in several other classes to visit with students. They were also joined by Boyd County Judge-Exec. Steve Towler, State Sen. Robin Webb and Ashland Mayor Steve Gilmore.

State Collaborative on Reforming Education

The Work Ready Skills Advisory Committee, formed to review and select proposals for the Commonwealth’s new $100 million workforce bond program, has identified 21 projects for continued consideration for second-round funding. The committee plans to award about $34 million in the second round.

Donna the Buffalo

Apr 20, 2017
Jefferson Theater

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #102 (April 21 at 8:00 p.m.)

Rootsy folk-rock combo Donna the Buffalo formed in 1987 in Ithaca, NY. The group's three vocalists -- Tara Nevins, who also plays fiddle, guitar, and accordion; guitarist Jeb Puryear; and keyboardist Joe Thrift -- add another layer of diversity to the group's eclectic and often socially conscious sound. Guitarist Jim Miller, drummer Tom Gilbert, and bassist Jed Greenberg complete the ensemble.

Morehead State University

The MSU Farm will offer a wide selection of flower and vegetable plants to the public during its annual plant sale, April 28-30 and on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays May 5-14.

Annual and perennial flowers, vegetable plants and herbs will be available, all of which were grown and cared for by MSU agricultural science students. All proceeds from the plant sale will benefit the University Farm.

The following plants will be available:

Annual flowers: Petunias, Geraniums, Begonias, Impatients, Dahlias, Zinnias, Cosmos, Snapdragons, Coleus and more.

Tyler York/The Trail Blazer

Morehead State University's Steven Middleton, instructor of mass communication, will have his new documentary film, "Between The Rock and the Commonwealth," screened at CoffeeTree Books, Wednesday, April 26, at 6:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public.

The film was co-directed with John Tanner Blevins, and had help on camera from John Flavell, convergent media faculty member and Patrick Brumback (16), a convergent media graduate. Kentucky Center for Traditional Music faculty member Scott Miller and his son, Elijah, produced the original film soundtrack.

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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.