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Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #107 (June 9 at 8:00 p.m.)

After the passing of Robert Jr. Lockwood in 2006, David "Honeyboy" Edwards was generally regarded as the last of the Delta bluesmen who had actually played and traveled with Robert Johnson himself, and with Edwards' death in Chicago in August 2011 at age 96, that last link passed into history.

For much of his life, Edwards was something of an underappreciated figure, but not in his latter years -- his slashing, Delta-drenched guitar and gruff vocals were as authentic as Delta blues ever got.

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June 9, 2017 -- John Howard Payne was an American actor, poet, playwright, and author who had most of his theatrical career and success in London. He is today most remembered as the creator of "Home! Sweet Home!", a song he wrote in 1822 that became widely popular in the United States, Great Britain, and the English-speaking world.

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June 8, 2017 -- Barbara Bush is the wife of George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, and served as First Lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993.  

Morehead State University

Morehead State University’s Kentucky Folk Art Center “A Day in the Country 2017” was held Saturday, June 3, at the Morehead Conference Center.

The event brought more than 50 self-taught artists from more than 10 states together to display and offer their work for sale. Visitors to the show experienced wood carvings, stone carvings, painting, and more.

This year featured exhibition is “Bruce New: The Night Is Only a Dream” which presents more than 60 works by the Somerset artist.

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June 7, 2017 -- British novelist and short-story writer who employed a finely wrought prose style in fictions frequently detailing uneasy and unfulfilling relationships among the upper-middle class.

Emergency Show #1

Jun 7, 2017

We at Health Matters have been busy – so busy we didn’t have time to name this show. Brought to you by swimming pool safety, we discuss medical education in Morehead, sugar sweetened beverages, and banning fruit juice for infants. Put on your ransomware, and tune in for a fun time.

Tip: Don’t go swimming if you’ve had diarrhea, and don’t swallow pool water. Reported diarrheal outbreaks from swimming pools are on the rise.

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June 6, 2017 -- Nathan Hale was an American soldier and spy for the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He volunteered for an intelligence-gathering mission in New York City but was captured by the British and executed.   

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife

June is one of the best months for outside activities such as fishing. However, many predator species, such as largemouth bass, have already completed their annual reproductive ritual and kind of sulk through June.

It can be a tough month for fishing in lakes and reservoirs, but two options will produce fishing that compares to the marvelous weather.

June is a transitional month for largemouth bass in our larger lakes, but the confined nature of a farm pond ups the odds in the angler’s favor.

Oklahoma Watch

Governor Matt Bevin signed an executive order Friday that establishes the Kentucky Charter Schools Advisory Council to ensure successful implementation of House Bill 520 (HB 520).

The order also realigns key education boards, councils and committees to provide an efficient, modern structure for implementing Senate Bill 1 (SB 1) and provides for greater coordination of efforts across the education system.

Motion City

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is visiting Taiwan next week on an international trade mission to Asia with a delegation from the United States.

Grimes is one of four secretaries of state selected to participate in a trip the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) is coordinating and funding. Grimes made a similar visit in 2013, making the trip her second in office.

Mountain Parkway Expansion

Two ramps on the Mountain Parkway in Magoffin County will close this week as workers continue major construction on the parkway near Salyersville.

The eastbound ramps at the KY 7 interchange (Exit 75), both for traffic exiting and entering the parkway, will be closed. These ramps will remain closed for up to a week.

Daily Mirror

A recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that one-third of adults in rural areas have arthritis, and that more than one-half of that population is limited in their daily activities by the condition.

In Kentucky, more than one million adults have doctor-diagnosed arthritis and more than half (570,000) of those with arthritis live in rural parts of the state.  Furthermore, 45 percent of rural working age adults report that arthritis limits their ability to work.

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June 5, 2017 -- Patrick Floyd Jarvis "Pat" Garrett was an American Old West lawman, bartender and customs agent who became renowned for killing Billy the Kid. He was the sheriff of Lincoln County, New Mexico as well as Doña Ana County, New Mexico.   

Alchetron

  • Family Doctor (“The Carnival”)
  • Seward’s Folly
  • Blue Beetle (“Sabotage Incorporated”)    

Rod Picott

Jun 2, 2017
Mission Bar + Tapas

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #106 (June 2 at 8:00 p.m.)

Born in New Hampshire but raised in South Berkwick, ME, Rod Picott started his musical journey performing with a number of high-school and after-school rock and punk bands.

After graduation, Picott headed west for Boulder, CO, performing in various coffeehouses and perfecting his craft with the help of Steven Allen Davis. After this time, Picott headed to Nashville to try his luck on Music Row.

MSU Athletics

After putting together one of the most prolific seasons in program history, Morehead State sophomore outfielder Niko Hulsizer has been named First-Team All-America as selected by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.

Hulsizer, from Mohnton, Pa., is the second Eagle in the last three seasons to be chosen as a First-Team All-American, joining catcher Chris Robinson in 2015.

MSU Athletics

Charlie Byrd, Rebekah Kendall, and Nick Nighswander will be inducted into the Morehead State Athletic Hall of Fame this fall.

Byrd, a football All-American cornerback and kick returner, Kendall, Morehead State soccer's all-time leading goal scorer, and Nighswander, a two-time All-OVC football offensive lineman, will be inducted on Friday, Oct. 20 and recognized during the Homecoming football game on Saturday, Oct. 21.

Creative Commonwealth

Owsley County Farmers Market will debut “Homegrown Handmade” as part of its 2017 grand opening June 3 in Booneville.

“Homegrown Handmade” is a result of a grant the Kentucky Arts Council received last year from the United States Department of Agriculture to incorporate and maximize the arts in two Kentucky counties at well-established farmers markets.

“A lot of people are really excited about this,” said Glenn Baker, community education director for Owsley County Schools and one of the local organizers of the grand opening.

WDFW

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will celebrate Free Fishing Weekend June 3-4.

Free Fishing Weekend, an annual event since 1992, offers residents and non-residents the opportunity to fish Kentucky waters without a license or permit. Limits on the size and number of fish that anglers may keep still apply.

Additionally, anglers may keep trout without possessing a trout permit during free fishing weekend.

Blues Magazine

Ronnie Baker Brooks – Times Have Changed (Provogue)

Mississippi Heat – Cab Driving Man (Delmark)

Sharon Lewis & Texas Fire – Grown Ass Woman (Delmark)

Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm – Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm (Jay-Vee)

Coco Montoya – Hard Truth (Alligator)

Tedeschi Trucks Band – Live From The Fox Oakland (Fantasy)

Bobby Rush – Porcupine Meat (Rounder)

The Kentucky Broadcasters Association (KBA) has announced the recipients of its 26th annual Harry Barfield Scholarship awards program.

Morehead State University’s Charles “Chas” Jenkins and Jacob Miller were among five recipients that will receive $2,500 scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year.

Jenkins, a sophomore, is the son of Genny and Greg Jenkins of Morehead. Miller, a senior, is the son of Mike and Lori Miller of Covington.

Public Domain

June 1, 2017 -- William Wilfred Campbell was a Canadian poet. He is often classed as one of the country's Confederation Poets, a group that included fellow Canadians Charles G.D. Roberts, Bliss Carman, Archibald Lampman, and Duncan Campbell Scott. By the end of the 19th century, he was considered the "unofficial poet laureate of Canada." 

Morehead State University

This year’s Academy will host nearly 60 students from Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia and Indiana. Open to all incoming freshman through graduating seniors in high school, the Summer Arts Academy is a six-day residential arts camp.

The Academy exists to nurture students’ development in the arts in a setting which allows interaction with expert faculty and the opportunity to work with other students who share specific interests in music, theatre, art and design and creative writing.

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May 31, 2017 -- Walter "Walt" Whitman was an American poet, essayist, and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works.  

Waving Goodbye to Bryan Courtney Show

May 31, 2017

The life expectancy of Health Matters show producers is now approaching that of Trump appointees. We say farewell to another student producer with the “Waving Goodbye to Bryan Courtney” show. Brought to you by the Zika virus and mosquito protection, we talk about the sense of smell, emails, Ransomware, SpongeBob, and the germs in your colon. We think you can sense the pattern here, and no details are needed.

Kentucky State Parks

Two years after a forced closure, the Jesse Stuart Lodge at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park has reopened its doors. MSPR's Ashley Davidson has the story...

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May 30, 2017 -- Idina Kim Menzel is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. Menzel rose to prominence when she originated the role of Maureen Johnson in the Broadway musical Rent. Her performance earned her a Tony Award nomination in 1996. In 2003, Menzel originated the role of Elphaba in the Broadway musical Wicked, for which she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical.   

Morehead State University

Morehead State University’s Kentucky Folk Art Center (KFAC) has announced its upcoming exhibition, “Bruce New: The Night Is Only a Dream.” The opening reception will be held Friday, June 2, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.

The exhibition presents more than 60 of the Somerset artists collages, drawings and paintings.

New was born in 1970 and raised in Somerset, about a 90-minute drive south of Lexington. After many years in Richmond, he recently moved back to his hometown.

Language of Desires

In recognition of Memorial Day 2017, Morehead State Public Radio will broadcast special programming.

Sunday, May 28, 3 p.m. "Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame" - MSPR will present a program highlighting Kentucky writers. The Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame announced the 2017 Hall of Fame class at an induction ceremony at the Carnegie Center in Lexington. This is the fifth class to be inducted.

Andrew Oh

May 28, 2017
Colombo Jazz Festival

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #168 (May 28 at 8:00 p.m.)

Andrew Oh has become a legend among Hong Kong musicians with his name cropping up whenever sax solos are the topic of discussion. Music fans who once listened to locally produced music from the 1970’s are sure to have heard his innovative playing when listening to tracks by bands as diverse as The Wynners and The New Topnotes.

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