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Soul Train

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #181

One of the most popular saxophonists of all time, Grover Washington, Jr. was long the pacesetter in his field. His roots were in R&B and soul-jazz organ combos, but he also fared very well on the infrequent occasions when he played straight-ahead jazz. A highly influential player, Washington pushed himself with the spontaneity and risk-taking of a masterful jazz musician.

MSU Athletics

Freshmen Lauren Rokey, Olivia Lohmeier and Liz Allen teamed up for 36 kills, and the Morehead State volleyball team improved to 2-1 in 2017 with a 3-2 victory over the Winthrop Eagles Saturday at Wetherby Gym. MSU claimed the match by winning 17-25, 25-23, 25-19, 19-25 and 15-6.

Sophomore right-side hitter/setter Jordan Jones also added nine kills, and freshman setter Chandler Clark piled up a career-best 52 assists as both were named to the Eagle Challenge All-Tournament Team.

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Despite eight blocks from junior middle blocker Maddie Fella, Morehead State volleyball's battle against Youngstown State came up on the short end (3-0) Friday night. YSU edged the Eagles 25-23, 30-28, 25-20.

The Eagles slipped to 1-1 after defeating Delaware State 3-0 earlier in the day.

"I think we have a lot of depth on this team," said head coach Jaime Gordon. "I think we showed some fight tonight."

Susan Cattaneo

Aug 25, 2017
Dave Rackley and Susan Cattaneo

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #118 (August 25 at 8:00 p.m. and August 26 at 3:00 p.m.)

Susan Cattaneo is one of Boston’s most respected songwriters. A powerful singer and sophisticated writer, Susan combines vivid storytelling with a modern songwriter’s spin. Respectful of tradition, but not bound by it, Susan blends rock, folk and blues with a healthy dose of country.

In 2016, Cattaneo was an Emerging Artist at Falcon Ridge Festival and performed as a finalist at the Philadelphia Songwriters Project and at the Wildflower Festival Songwriters contest.

State Parks

Six Kentucky State Parks were honored as part of Kentucky Living magazine’s “Best in Kentucky” awards announcement.

More than 100 award winners were announced Thursday at the Kentucky State Fair.

“Our parks are honored with these Best in Kentucky awards and we appreciate the public support all of our parks and our employees receive,” said Parks Commissioner Donnie Holland. “We’re in some great company with all of the attractions, businesses and people that were recognized.”

Familypedia

Gov. Matt Bevin today launched his new “Beautify the Bluegrass” initiative, calling on Kentuckians to come together to make their hometowns shine.

“I want to encourage people in every Kentucky community to figure how out they can become the most beautiful community in the Commonwealth,” said Gov. Bevin. “The concept is simple: Identify a problem that needs attention, and then find a way to get involved in repairing, enhancing or beautifying it.”

MSU Athletics

Still seeking a statement win to kick start the season, Morehead State soccer (0-2) welcomes Bowling Green (1-0) to Jayne Stadium on Friday at 6 p.m. ET.

"Friday is one of those opportunities where we're looking to get a result now," said head coach Warren Lipka. "We're on the right track. We're just kind of putting things together right now. It takes a little time."

MSU Athletics

After nearly a month of preparations, the Morehead State volleyball team opens the 2017 season Friday and Saturday at home with the Eagle Challenge Tournament.

Friday's action includes an 11 a.m. ET match against Delaware State and a 7 p.m. battle with Youngstown State. The Eagles face Winthrop Saturday at 2 p.m. Fans will be treated to free coffee from Eagle Dairy Queen for Friday morning's match. On Saturday, it's National Cherry Popsicle Day, and fans will receive a free treat as well.

biography.com

August 25, 2017 -- Ivan IV Vasilyevich, commonly known as Ivan the Terrible or Ivan the Fearsome, was the Grand Prince of Moscow from 1533 to 1547, then "Tsar of All the Russias" until his death in 1584. The last title was used by all his successors.   

britannica.com

August 24, 2017 -- John Taylor was an English poet who dubbed himself "The Water Poet".

Auto Plaza USA

The Kentucky Motor Vehicle Commission today adopted a sweeping Consent Decree agreement to resolve claims made by customers of the Nicholasville-based car dealer Auto Plaza USA. The Commission began its investigation into the claims made against Auto Plaza USA in early May and determined that the dealership had made inaccurate payments of the Motor Vehicle Usage Tax that is assessed when a vehicle is sold or transferred.

Office of the Kentucky Governor

Gov. Matt Bevin today joined Aetna officials and Northern Kentucky officials at the Boone County Sherriff’s Training Center to announce a partnership that will provide 720 doses of Narcan to first responders in the Northern Kentucky and Appalachia regions to help prevent opioid overdose-related deaths.

britannica.com

August 23, 2017 -- Oliver Hazard Perry was an American naval commander, born in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. He was the son of United States Navy Captain Christopher Raymond Perry and of Sarah Wallace Alexander, and the older brother of Commodore Matthew C. Perry.   

Deterra System

Attorney General Andy Beshear is taking an innovative step in the fight against what he believes is the single greatest threat to Kentucky – the state’s drug epidemic.

AG Beshear has launched the Kentucky Opioid Disposal Program, the state’s first initiative to allow Kentuckians to safely dispose of opioid medications at home.

The program involves the drug deactivation pouch, Deterra, which allows Kentuckians to dispose of their unused prescription opioids in a completely safe and environmentally friendly manner.

MSU Athletics

Despite jumping out to a 1-0 lead for the second time in as many games, Morehead State dropped a 2-1 heartbreaker to Northern Kentucky on Monday night at Jayne Stadium.

The Eagles fall to 0-2 on the season, while the Norse advance to 2-0.

"We moved another step forward tonight," said head coach Warren Lipka. "We're getting our numbers back, we're getting better, and that's what we need to do."

Feature: Eclipse Party

Aug 22, 2017
Morehead State University

Hundreds of people gathered for an eclipse party on the lawn of the Space Science Center at Morehead State University. Leeann Akers was there... 

britannica.com

August 22, 2017 -- German motion-picture director, actress, producer, and photographer who is best known for her documentary films of the 1930s dramatizing the power and pageantry of the Nazi movement.

britannica.com

August 21, 2017 -- The Lincoln–Douglas debates were a series of seven debates between Abraham Lincoln, the Republican candidate for the United States Senate from Illinois, and incumbent Senator Stephen Douglas, the Democratic Party candidate.

MSU Athletics

Morehead State soccer (0-1) returns home for its 2017 debut at Jayne Stadium versus Northern Kentucky (1-0) on Monday at 7 p.m. ET.

"Our attitude is to get better every time we get a chance, whether in a training environment or in a game situation," said head coach Warren Lipka. "We played pretty well for 60 minutes on Friday. Now let's extend that to 90 on Monday."

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  • 5 Minute Mystery (Missing Ruby)
  • Afloat with Henry Morgan (Morgan Assembles His Fleet)

Howard Alden

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #180 (August 20 at 8:00 p.m.)

Howard Alden was born in Newport Beach, California, in 1958. Howard began playing at age ten, inspired by recordings of Armstrong, Basie and Goodman, as well as those by guitarists Barney Kessel, Charlie Christian, Django Reinhardt and George Van Eps.

Morehead State University

The main gallery of Morehead State University's Claypool-Young Art Building will host a closing reception for the exhibition “STITCH: Contemporary Textile Art from Kentucky and Surrounding States,” Wednesday, Aug. 30, from 5 until 7 p.m.

Nick DeFord, exhibition juror and program director at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, will give a juror’s talk at 6 p.m. in the gallery. 

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

An $800,000 project to improve and resurface US 60 through Owingsville will begin next week in Bath County.

Work, which starts Monday, Aug. 21, includes new blacktop, roadside widening, drainage pipe replacements, new handicapped sidewalk ramps and other improvements along US 60 from North Stepstone Road (about a mile west of the schools at mile marker 5) through downtown Owingsville to the KY 111 intersection (mile marker 8).

MSU Athletics

Freshman outside hitter Liz Allen totaled 17 kills and hit .256 as the Morehead State volleyball team battled Wright State in an exhibition match Saturday.

"We were able to run five different lineups," said head coach Jaime Gordon. "It was good to see the versatility we can have this season."

Freshman middle blocker Olivia Lohmeier registered seven kills and even had the opportunity to play opposite her sister Maddie, who is a setter for the Raiders. Freshman outside hitter Lauren Rokey also excelled with eight kills.

MSU Athletics

Morehead State struck first, but ultimately fell 3-1 at Western Carolina in Friday's regular-season opener.

"I'm encouraged how we came out tonight," said MSU head coach Warren Lipka. "We were a better team, but we got a little tired. We must maintain that effort for 90 minutes."

Freshman midfielder Caitlyn Burdine netted the initial score of the match, thanks to an assist from junior Samantha Damante in the 31st minute. Western Carolina quickly followed on the scoreboard, however, notching its first goal less than 30 seconds later.

MSU Athletics

Chuck Mraz, who has broadcasted Morehead State athletic events for nearly 30 years, has been named the 2016-17 recipient of the Ohio Valley Conference Media Award.

The awards were established in 2010 as a way to recognize the media members who provide publicity for the Conference, its member institutions and intercollegiate athletics, perform their jobs in a fair, consistent and accurate manner, provide all-around coverage for a variety of sports and demonstrate the ability to go above and beyond their normal beat or job description.

npr.org

August 18, 2017 -- Vincent T. Bugliosi was an American attorney and New York Times bestselling author. During his eight years in the Los Angeles County district attorney's office, he successfully prosecuted 105 out of 106 felony jury trials, which included 21 murder convictions without a single loss. He was best known for prosecuting Charles Manson and other defendants accused of the seven Tate–LaBianca murders of August 9–10, 1969. 

Joy Kills Sorrow

Aug 18, 2017
Joy Kills Sorrow

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #117 (August 18 at 8:00 p.m.; August 19 at 3:00 p.m.)

Joy Kills Sorrow formed in 2005, bringing together virtuoso musicians who share a love of American roots music.

Emma Beaton, who studied cello at Berklee College of Music, won “Young Performer of the Year” at the Canadian Folk Music Awards in 2008.

Matthew Arcara took first place in the National Flat Pick Guitar contest at the Walnut Valley Festival in 2006.

Oak Park Public Library

The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) is warning the public not to directly look at the upcoming solar eclipse on Aug. 21 without the proper equipment and techniques.

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