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President Donald Trump's Commission on the Opioid Crisis recently recommended that the president declare the opioid crisis a national public health emergency. The commission said that such a declaration could free up money to fight the epidemic.

Back in April, we aired a special report about the opioid epidemic here in Appalachia. So this week, we’re going to revisit that story to remember how some Appalachians became addicted, and what a battle for sobriety can be like.

Lexington Mayor Gray tweeted out several statements in response to the violence that broke out at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va.  Gray said: "Today's events in Virginia remind us that we must bring our country together by condemning violence, white supremacists and Nazi hate groups. We cannot let them define our future."

Rowan County Public Library

The following press release was submitted by the Rowan County Public Library:

Due to overwhelming public response, the “Come Eclipse With Us!” Library program is canceled. On Monday, August 21, the Rowan County Public Library will close at noon and will reopen at 4 pm. Call the Library at 784-7137 about free solar viewing glasses. The “Get Your Solar Eclipse On!” program on August 16th will take place as scheduled and is fully booked.

Sen. Rand Paul says round one of healthcare negotiations may be over in Washington, but he’s keeping hope alive on piecemeal reforms – and lobbying hard for an executive solution.

In October of 2015, Crystal Snyder, a single mother of two, lost her job. She was working at a t-shirt factory in West Virginia. “There were no women who ran the machines. And so, I kind of raised hell because I wanted to run a machine. You know, I wanted to make more money. I wanted to have more responsibility.”

MSU Athletics

The Ohio Valley Conference has announced its 2016-17 Commissioner's Honor Roll, and Morehead State had a school-record 127 honorees.

The Commissioner's Honor Roll awards student-athletes who have achieved at least a 3.25 grade point average and have been eligible and on the team throughout their competitive season.

Softball and women's track and field led the way with 15 students honored. Athletes in cross country/track and field and volleyball/beach volleyball can earn the honor in both sports.

Kentucky Heritage Council

The National Park Service has announced that eight Kentucky sites have recently been listed in the National Register of Historic Places, including a Jewish cemetery, wholesale grocery warehouse, and Victorian home school for girls.

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Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #116 (August 11 at 8:00 p.m.; August 12 at 3:00 p.m.)

Founding Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman essentially retired from music after leaving the band in 1993, choosing to dedicate time to his family and his restaurant, Sticky Fingers. He returned to music in 1997 with Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings, a rotating old-time rock & roll, R&B, blues, and boogie collective of superstar musicians anchored by keyboardist Georgie Fame, guitarist Albert Lee, pianist Gary Brooker, and guitarist Terry Taylor.

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The Morehead State football team is just three weeks away from kicking off the 2017 season. MSPR's Braxton Howard has more on the Eagles...

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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.