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The Morehead State baseball team was held off the scoreboard Friday and bowed out of the 2016 OVC Tournament with a 3-0 setback to top-seeded Southeast Missouri in the afternoon and an 8-0 decision to sixth-seeded Belmont in the nightcap.

The Eagles end their season at 32-27, but despite the losses, the program still finished with 70 wins in the last two seasons.

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Shaping Appalachia is a public affairs radio program discussing current issues facing eastern Kentucky and the Appalachian region.

Hosted by Dr. Wayne Andrews, president of Morehead State University and moderated by Jason Blanton.

Topic: MSU Agricultural Sciences, Farm to Table Program

Guests: Dr. Philip Prater, Joe Fraley, Bill Redwine

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Morehead State University’s Kentucky Folk Art Center invites you to “A Day in the Country 2016” Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Morehead Conference Center on First Street in Morehead.

The event brings more than 50 self-taught artists from more than 10 states together to display and offer their work for sale. Visitors to the show can expect to find wood carvings, stone carvings, paintings, and more.

MSU Athletics

Freshman Reid Leonard's single in the bottom of the 12th inning brought home pinch runner Jake Hammon, and the Morehead State baseball team survived two rain delays and more than eight hours of action Wednesday night to defeat Tennessee Tech 3-2 in the opening round of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament.

Boston University

Stakeholders for children and youth with special health care needs convened Wednesday (May 25) in Frankfort with a goal to strengthen the network that supports this group and their families.

Good Widdance to Bad Wubbish show

May 25, 2016

We send our show’s student producer, Hunter Reece, back to North Carolina for his summer break with this mess. Starting with hospital snakes and paintball injuries, moving to surgical robots and the definition of healthy, it never quite gets traction. But hold on until the end anyway, for the unarguably worst joke I have ever told in public.

Health Grove

A core mission of the Office of the Attorney General is to support Kentucky’s most vulnerable citizens.

Attorney General Andy Beshear has joined advocates and lawmakers, and carried through on that promise with three stops in Eastern Kentucky where he presented a total of $1.5 million to recovery facilities and drug treatment centers.

In Corbin, Beshear presenting Independence House recovery center with $450,000 to support substance abuse treatment for pregnant and postpartum women;

Pacific Standard

Comedian Cledus T. Judd, who is known as the “Weird Al” Yankovic of country music for his parodies, will be the guest speaker at a Greenup/Lewis County Drug Court graduation ceremony on Friday, May 27.

The event is to recognize 13 individuals who have successfully completed the Drug Court program. The public and media are invited to attend. The ceremony will take place at 12:00pm at Greenup First United Methodist Church at 607 Main St. in Greenup.

Cape Cod Irish Village

In recognition of Memorial Day, Morehead State Public Radio will broadcast special programming.

Among the specials are:

Friday, May 27, 8 p.m. "Hank Williams: I Saw the Light" - Playing a legend like Hank Williams is no small feat. Williams was as complicated a person as they come, and actor Tom Hiddleston had his work cut out for him. With the help of Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famer Rodney Crowell, Hiddleston dove into the role of Hank for the film.

Pete Fountain

May 21, 2016
Jazz Talk

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #121 (May 22 at 8:00PM)

One of the most famous of all New Orleans jazz clarinetists, Pete Fountain has the ability to play songs that he has performed a countless number of times (such as "Basin Street Blues") with so much enthusiasm that one would swear he had just discovered them.

Gaming’s Impact on Popular Culture

May 21, 2016
Tangient LLC

Minecraft, Grand Theft Auto, Super Mario Brothers, Call of Duty.

These best-selling video games provide entertainment for millions of Americans. But for Dr. Kishonna Gray, they also offer a valuable platform for exploring race and gender issues, social inequality, and digital culture.

Empowering Students Through Technology

May 21, 2016
WW Online

Each year the Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) showcases projects from thousands of students across Kentucky in a competition.

This year, approximately 7,000 K-12 students and 1,800 adults registered to attend and participate in the 2016 STLP State Championship in Lexington, at Rupp Area/Lexington Center. Some 499 schools from 99 districts participated.

Northern Kentucky Tribune

Prized for their fight and flavor, catfish are readily available in Kentucky waters and can be caught on a wide assortment of baits.

A gob of nightcrawlers, cut bait, commercial stink bait, hot dogs, uncooked shell-on shrimp or scraps of chicken marinated in strawberry-flavored drink mix have all proven capable of enticing catfish into biting.

And late spring into early summer is a great time to cater to them.

Morehead State University

Blake Johnson of Pikeville won the 29th annual A. Frank and Bethel C. Gallaher Memorial Music Performance Competition at Morehead State University.

The award, presented each spring to a junior music major, includes a $1,000 cash prize and the honor of performing at the Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences’ Academic Honors and Awards Convocation.

Johnson performed two movements from the “Sonata for Oboe and Piano” by Francis Poulenc.

Bathroom of Your Birth Show

May 18, 2016

We start with zipper injuries to the male diaper area, and the show goes downhill from there. There’s new information on ideal body weights, the FDA has finally decided to regulate the chemicals our children are putting in their lungs, and medical errors are now estimated to be (arguably) the third most common cause of death. Laugh and learn with us.

Tip: One way to avoid fatal medical errors is to take only the medicines you really need. Talk to your doctor about your medicines, and bring all your pill bottles into your visit.

Wall Street Journal

Grammy-winning country icon singer Guy Clark died on Tuesday (May 17) in Nashville after a long illness at age 74.

Clark, who was best known of his literary songwriting style on such modern country standards as "L.A. Freeway" and "Desperados Waiting for a Train," had been battling cancer for several years.

Morehead State Public Radio

The Morehead Railroad and Historical Museum opened this past Saturday. MSPR's Tanner Boyd was there...

Constant Contact

Radio Eye is one of the hundreds of nonprofits participating in the fourth annual Kentucky Gives Day on May 24, 2016. 

Organized by the Kentucky Nonprofit Network, Kentucky Gives Day is an innovative online fundraising event that encourages Kentuckians to donate as much money as possible in support of their favorite participating charities through a single website and in just twenty-four hours.

Morehead State University

Morehead State University’s Kentucky Folk Art Center has announced its upcoming exhibition, “Mark Francis: Time and Chance.”

The opening reception will be held Friday, June 3, from 5 until 7:30 p.m. The reception is a central part of the activities surrounding KFAC’s A Day in the Country folk art fair, which will be held Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Morehead State University honored more than 1,200 degree candidates at its two spring commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 14, at the Academic-Athletic Center. (View photo gallery)

"Hank Williams: I Saw The Light" -- Friday, May 27 @ 8 p.m.

Playing a legend like Hank Williams is no small feat. Hank was as complicated a person as they come, and actor Tom Hiddleston had his work cut out for him. With the help of Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famer Rodney Crowell, Tom dove into the role of Hank for the film “I Saw The Light.”

Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY/90.3FM) will present a program showcasing Kentucky writers.

The Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame announced the 2016 Hall of Fame class at an induction ceremony on Jan. 28 at the Carnegie Center in Lexington (KY). This is the fourth class to be inducted.

MSPR will air a program showcasing the introductions and readings as recorded from that evening. The broadcast will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 29th and at Noon on Memorial Day.

May Brings Redear Sunfish and Bluegill Fishing in Kentucky

May 15, 2016
Lincoln University

May is a special time for anglers who chase redear sunfish and bluegill as they move into the shallows to spawn.

“I think we still might be a week or so from the peak for redear fishing,” said Maj. Shane Carrier, assistant director of law enforcement for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “The old timers say the timing is all about the full moon in May, but this year the full moon isn’t until May 21. I do best the second week and going into the third week of May.”

Camels & Chocolate

Cabinet of Tourism, Arts and Heritage Sec. Don Parkinson announced today that Kentucky’s tourism industry has experienced the strongest overall economic impact growth rate the state has seen since 2005. 

Kentucky's tourism industry generated $13.7 billion in economic impact during 2015, an increase of five percent over the previous year. The industry supported more than 186,000 jobs, including 6,200 jobs created in 2015.

Freedom Outpost

Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse today announced the indictment of an Elliott County woman on two counts of Medicaid Fraud, Class D felonies.

Ruby Fraley, 56, of Isonville, was indicted by an Elliott County grand jury this week.

“I take my role as Medicaid watchdog very seriously,” Beshear said. “Medicaid is a vital service that our state can afford and must support. My office is committed to protecting Kentucky families and seniors from anyone who would defraud such a critical program.”

Santa Cruz Health

The Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services (KBEMS) is celebrating National EMS Week May 15-21.

This year’s theme is, “Called to Care.” Kentucky’s EMS heroes provide outstanding day-to-day practice of patient care, provider and patient safety, community awareness and injury prevention.

MSU Athletics

While most collegiate football players will be hard at off-season conditioning in June, Morehead State kicker Pat DiSalvio will be undergoing the ultimate preparation for next season.

DiSalvio is part of Team USA, which will compete June 1-11 in the second World University Championship at Monterrey, Mexico.

MSU Athletics

The Morehead State men's and women's track programs completed their 2016 season this weekend at the Ohio Valley Conference Championships.

Senior Desmond Bell closed out a five-year span in blue and gold by taking second place in the 800-meter run. In a close battle to the finish, he finished in 1:50.98.

Senior Jorge Gil-Juarez also finished his career by nearly setting an MSU record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Gil-Juarez crossed the finish line in fourth place with a time of 9:14.05, less than a second off the school mark.

Morehead State University

There were smiles, cheers and lots of photographs taken as the newest alumni took the ceremonial walk across the stage, signifying the completion of their college degrees. They were greeted by MSU President Wayne D. Andrews who offered a congratulatory handshake to each of those completing graduate and undergraduate degree requirements.

Morehead State University

Morehead State University’s Office of Student Activities, Inclusion and Leadership Development sponsored its 32nd Semi-Annual Rites of Passage recognition ceremony Friday, May 13, in Button Auditorium.

The purpose of the ceremony is to recognize and celebrate the scholastic achievement of minority and international students. Each student received a certificate and a special Kente stole.

Student performers under the direction of Jorian Johnson and Haley Clay provided musical selections. The keynote speaker for the spring celebration was Taunya Y. Jones.

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