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Can’t Get Enough Eric Conn Show

Jun 27, 2017

This much we know. Eastern Kentucky attorney Eric Conn, indicted for a half billion dollar Social Security scam, is wanted by the FBI. News outlets have received communications from someone claiming to be Conn, allegedly taunting the FBI and complaining about unfair treatment from the legal system. We are intrigued, and dedicate our second show to Mr. Conn, complete with our first original Health Matters song in years. We also discussed death by potatoes, dreaming in color, and playing sports with a defibrillator.

tonyawards.com

June 27, 2017 -- Mary Antoinette "Tony" Perry was an actress, director and co-founder of the American Theatre Wing. She is the namesake of the Tony Awards.

Morehead State University

As his journalism career winds down, Morehead State Public Radio’s Dan Conti has written a book that chronicles his more than three decades as a broadcaster and revisits some of the stories he covered, wrote about and researched in later years.

Conti’s book “A Reporter’s Notebook and Other Stuff” by is a retrospective on big events, plus a few reflections on influential childhood experiences.

Morehead State University

Morehead State University Alumni Association Board President Jason Rainey and president-elect Dr. Jason Marion presented Dr. Wayne D. Andrews with a resolution granting him honorary life membership in MSU’s Alumni Association. The Alumni Association Board of Directors unanimously voted to pass the resolution in January 2017.

Morehead State Public Radio (MSPR) will celebrate the July 4 holiday with special programs.

“Best of Independence Day” @ 9 a.m.

  • We have compiled some of the best patriotic performances of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Songs include- "America, the Dream Goes On", Yankee Doodle Dandy", "Battle Hymn of the Republic", "Rally 'Round the Flag" and more.

July 4 with Leroy Anderson and the Boston Pops @ 10 a.m. 

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June 26, 2017 -- On June 26, 1963, President John F. Kennedy arrived in West Berlin to express solidarity with the city’s residents, who were surrounded on all sides by communist East Germany. After visiting Checkpoint Charlie, the Berlin Wall crossing point where Soviet and U.S. tanks had faced each other down two years earlier, Kennedy delivered a short speech that became one of his most famous.

The Fat Babies

Jun 25, 2017
The Fat Babies

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #172 (June 25 at 8:00 p.m.)

The Fat Babies are an eight piece jazz band interpreting classic styles of the 1920s and 30s.

Founded in 2010 by string bass player Beau Sample, its members include Andy Schumm (cornet), John Otto (reeds), Jonathan Doyle (reeds), Dave Bock (trombone), John Donatowicz (banjo and guitar), Paul Asaro (piano), and Alex Hall (drums).

The Fat Babies have three albums out on the Delmark Record label including "Solid Gassuh" released in 2016.

(provided by Fat Babies)

Workplace Report

Gov. Matt Bevin and Kentucky Labor Sec. Derrick Ramsey have filed a motion to dismiss the purely political, frivolous lawsuit brought by the AFL-CIO and Teamsters challenging Kentucky’s Right-to-Work Act.

This lawsuit threatens to hurt Kentucky’s families, robbing them of high-paying job opportunities. The historic new law protects employees in the Commonwealth from being forced to pay union dues in order to keep their jobs.

Congressman Hal Rogers

Congressman Hal Rogers congratulates Rowan County Middle School for being selected as a "School to Watch" in 2017 by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform.

The recognition is awarded to high-performing middle schools that demonstrate academic excellence, developmental responsiveness, and social equity.

St. Claire Foundation

Top-flight music and entertainment, top-shelf bourbon, high-demand auction packages, delicious food and a capacity crowd combined to make the St. Claire Foundation’s 2017 Signature Event one to remember.

“Tastes, Tunes & Tales” netted more than $17,000 to help enhance the environment and experience for patients and visitors in the new Medical Services Pavilion Oncology Department. Nearly 200 people attended the event on Friday, June 16, at the Morehead Conference Center.

Viator

A car, truck or sport utility vehicle with a couple of kayaks on the roof with fishing poles visible through the back window is an increasingly common sight on Kentucky highways.

Sales data shows kayak fishing and related kayak accessories increasing in popularity. Some of this popularity has to do with many baby boomers reaching retirement age and wanting a new hobby.

Price is another aspect of the rise in popularity of kayak fishing. They are a replacement for a fishing boat for many people scared off by the rising cost of power boats.

Trip Advisor

State and local officials held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the renovated May Lodge at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park, which is now open.

A fire in March, 2016, forced officials to close the main lodge building, which included the park restaurant and lounge. The lodge rooms remained open during repairs and the restaurant moved to the conference center.

Dulcie Taylor

Jun 23, 2017
Dulcie Taylor

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #109 (June 23 at 8:00 p.m.)

Dulcie Taylor learned a hard music lesson at an early age – don’t leave your ukulele unattended in a porch chair at the beach. Some clueless teenager can sit on it and smash it to bits. The demise of her ukulele was a tough moment for ten-year-old Dulcie but that Christmas her Mother bought her a guitar and Taylor’s lifelong love of singing and songwriting began.

NPR

Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY at 90.3FM) has announced several changes to its broadcast schedule.

Starting July 1, Mountain Stage returns to MSPR, Saturdays from 6 to 8 p.m. For more than 30 years, Mountain Stage with Larry Groce has been the home of live music on public radio. Produced in West Virginia and distributed by NPR, each two-hour episode of Mountain Stage can be heard every week on more than 150 stations across America.

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June 22, 2017 -- Erich Maria Remarque was a German novelist who created many works about the terror of war. His best known novel All Quiet on the Western Front, about German soldiers in the First World War, was made into an Oscar-winning film.  

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June 21, 2017 -- Joseph Hayne Rainey was an American politician. He was the first African American to serve in the United States House of Representatives, the second black person to serve in the United States Congress, and the first black presiding officer of the House of Representatives. Born into slavery in South Carolina, he was freed in the 1840s by his father purchasing the freedom of his entire family and himself.

Morehead State University

Officials of Morehead State University along with members of its Board of Regents, local and state legislators today (Tuesday, June 20) honored a distinguished Eagle alumnus, Rocky J. Adkins, who says, he is “an Eagle from the top of his head to the bottom of his feet.”

The group dedicated the new dining facility, “The Rocky Adkins Dining Commons.”

“I can’t think of anyone else that deserves this more than Rocky,” said Dr. Wayne D. Andrews, MSU president. “What he has given to and means to this University, is an outstanding legacy.”

The Upward Bound (UB) and Upward Bound Math and Science Programs at Morehead State University began thier 51st summer June 4 with a record high enrollment of 224 students.

UB Programs are academic programs designed to help students prepare for college by developing academic, social and cultural skills needed for success in post-secondary education.

The MSU programs serve Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Johnson, Lawrence, Lewis, Magoffin, Mason, Menifee, Morgan and Rowan counties.

Where in the World Is Eric Conn? Show

Jun 20, 2017

Eric Conn, also known as “Mr. Social Security”, has his face plastered on billboards scattered across Eastern Kentucky. However, at the time our show was recorded, the actual whereabouts of Mr. Conn were unknown. After being indicted for a $550 million Social Security fraud scheme, Mr. Conn cut off his house-arrest ankle bracelet, and left for parts unknown. Health Matters speculates on his eventual destination as well as German vaccination police, atrial fibrillation, Zika, and bringing back the dead.

Public Domain

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

The Greencards

Jun 16, 2017
Allmusic

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #108 (June 16 at 8:00 p.m.)

Texas contemporary bluegrass trio the Greencards are aptly named. After coming to the realization that their English and Australian homelands were not so conducive to their uniquely American style of music, mandolin player Kim Warner, fiddler Eamon McLoughlin, and bass player Carol Young took their love of Ricky Skaggs and Bob Dylan, mixed it with a little Fairport Convention and David Bowie, and began hitting clubs in the Lone Star State.

bugguide.net

The deer population in Ashland has become a point of concern and some contention in the community. MSPR's Samantha Morrill has details...

Public Domain

June 16,2017 -- James Harrod was a pioneer, soldier, and hunter who helped explore and settle the area west of the Allegheny Mountains.   

Morehead State University hosted nearly 60 students from Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia and Indiana for its Summer Arts Academy, June 4-10.

The Academy consisted of six full days of activities, including individual and group instruction in a chosen area – music, art and design, theater and creative writing.

Morehead State University's Steven Middleton, instructor of mass communication, and Kentucky filmmaker will have his documentary “Far Above The Rolling Campus: A History of Morehead State University” begin airing on the KET family of networks starting June 19.

The film was co-produced by convergent media (CVM) graduate John Tanner Blevins (16.) The film took 19 months to complete and includes archival photographs, 16 mm film, audio recordings and modern interviews to encompasses the 130-year history of Morehead State University.

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