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Dr. Kip Thorne show

Oct 18, 2017

When Health Matters was a young boy, we received a letter from Dr. Kip Thorne, our hero, the winner of the Nobel prize in physics for his research on gravitational waves, the scientist who wrote “Interstellar”, the man responsible for Stephen Hawking appearing on the Big Bang Theory.  To say that we were “best buds” in high school MAY be an overstatement, but at least we have his autograph.

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October 18, 2017 -- James Truslow Adams was an American writer and historian. He was not related to the Adams family (though he wrote a book about the family in 1930). He was not an academic, but a freelance author who helped to popularize the latest scholarship about American history and his three-volume history of New England is well regarded by scholars,

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October 17, 2017 -- Shinichi Suzuki was a Japanese musician, philosopher, and educator and the inventor of the international Suzuki method of music education and developed a philosophy for educating people of all ages and abilities. 

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October 16, 2017 -- Oscar Wilde was a prolific Irish writer who wrote plays, fiction, essays, and poetry. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s.

Morehead State University

Morehead State Public Radio’s 2017 Fall Fundraiser and Membership Drive is scheduled from Oct. 16-20.

“This is our first live, on-air fundraiser in several years, returning to a telethon-style method of raising funds,” said Paul Hitchcock, MSPR general manager. “We’ll be asking listeners to step-forward with a financial gift to support our local programming and operations.”

Since 1965, WMKY has served Eastern Kentucky with regional news and cultural programming from the campus of Morehead State University.

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October 12, 2017 -- George Washington Cable was an American novelist notable for the realism of his portrayals of Creole life in his native New Orleans, Louisiana.

Every weekend, football teams across our great country struggle with the decision to take a knee, and Health Matters can help. Orthopedic surgeons have been making this same decision for years. We present our salute to knee replacement surgery, including information on fall prevention, children and slides, physical activity, and fun facts about knee replacement.

Tip: Most knee replacements are done for osteoarthritis, due to long term where on the knee, and not due to trauma.

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October 11, 2017 -- Henry John Heinz was an American entrepreneur who founded the H. J. Heinz Company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

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Morehead community leaders held a forum on diversity and inclusion in response to an incident of racially-charged vandalism. WMKY's Jacob Lindberg reports...

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October 10, 2017 -- Helen Hayes MacArthur was an American actress whose career spanned almost 80 years. She eventually garnered the nickname "First Lady of American Theatre" and was one of 12 people who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony Award.

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October 9, 2017 -- John Winston Lennon was an English singer, songwriter, musician, and activist who co-founded the Beatles, the most commercially successful and musically influential band in the history of popular music.

Big Jon and Sparkie

  • Mickey Mouse Theater of the Air (Snow White)
  • Big Jon and Sparkie (Telephone Troubles/Mrs. Two Hills Window)  

Good Sams Club

A campground improvement project at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park is underway and will limit reservations for dates in 2018.

The equestrian sites and 20 primitive sites are being converted to full hookup RV sites.  Another 25 sites are having electric power converted to 50 AMP service.  This project was initiated due to the increasing popularity of Greenbo Lake’s campground and the requests of guests for improved service.

American Health Centers

Attorney General Andy Beshear has announced that his office has filed court actions against two fitness centers in Kentucky for failing to properly register with his office and post a cash bond that protect members should a center go out of business.

The fitness centers are American Health Center in Grayson and Fitness World in Raceland.

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Approximately 120 Soldiers from the Kentucky Army National Guard’s 940th Military Police Company deployed this week to the U.S. Virgin Islands where they will assist with support to civil authorities in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. 

The Walton, Kentucky-based unit departed from The Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville with vehicles and equipment loaded on Air National Guard aircraft. The Guardsmen will serve under a joint National Guard task force when they reach the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

MSU Athletics

Plagued with a season-high six turnovers, Morehead State football fell to Butler by a score of 44-6 on Saturday afternoon at Jayne Stadium.

The Eagles drop to 2-4 (1-2 Pioneer Football League) on the season, while the Bulldogs propel to 3-3 (1-2 PFL).

Morehead State relinquished 20 points by way of five fumbles and an interception. Butler capitalized on a sack of Lawson Page on the Eagles' opening drive, as Bulldogs running back Anthony Scaccia punched in the first of two touchdowns on the ground with 9:38 left in the first quarter.

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Along with the Whiteout, Saturday is also Donate Life Day at Morehead State Football, and representatives from the Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA) will be on hand to distribute information and t-shirts as well as sign up individuals for organ donation.

Morehead State hosts Butler at 1 p.m. ET.

In addition, recipients and family members of organ donors will be honorary game captains. They include Joe Tenyer, father of MSU head coach Rob Tenyer (kidney recipient), Morgan McCalvin (pancreas recipient) and Christina Emory (family member of organ donor).

Jazz Music Archives

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #187 (October 8 at 8:00 p.m.)

The father of Joey DeFrancesco, "Papa John" had his career revived when his son's success helped bring about the renaissance of the Hammond organ. John's father had played reeds with various swing bands, including the Dorsey Brothers.

John DeFrancesco began playing trumpet when he was six and did not start playing organ until his wife bought him an organ for his 23rd birthday. After a few months of nearly nonstop practicing, he was ready to perform in clubs.

JJ Grey & Mofro

Oct 6, 2017
Jefferson Theater

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #124 (October 6 at 8:00 p.m. and October 7 at 3:00 p.m.)

Although Mofro is based in the Florida city of Jacksonville, near where JJ Grey and Daryl Hance grew up, the band actually formed across the Atlantic in London.

Morehead State University

Welcome to this broadcast of the Morehead-Rowan County Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, recorded by Morehead State Public Radio on Thursday, October 5th, 2017 at the Morehead Conference Center.

This program features Dr. Jay Morgan, President of Morehead State University.

Thanks to Jamie Breeze, Tracy Williams, Morehead-Rowan County Chamber of Commerce and the Morehead Conference Center.  

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October 5, 2017 -- Robert Frederick Zenon "Bob" Geldof is an Irish singer-songwriter, author, political activist and occasional actor. He rose to prominence as the lead singer of the Irish rock band The Boomtown Rats in the late 1970s and early 1980s, alongside the punk rock movement. The band had Number One hits with his compositions "Rat Trap" and "I Don't Like Mondays". He co-wrote "Do They Know It's Christmas?", one of the best-selling singles of all time.

Penn Jersey Development

Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Hal Heiner announced that Jessamine County has been certified as a Kentucky Work Ready Community. In addition, Bath County has been certified as a Kentucky Work Ready Community in Progress.

“I am excited to announce that we now have 38 counties that have achieved Work Ready Communities certification by the Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board (KWIB) and there are 50 counties in progress to become Work Ready Communities,” Heiner said.

MSU Athletics

Morehead State junior forward Lamontray Harris has been selected to a preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference team by College Sports Madness.

Harris was tabbed to the third-team squad.

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21 victories and a second-place finish in the Ohio Valley Conference. By any standards, that's a successful college basketball season.

Women's basketball head coach Greg Todd acknowledges that his team accomplished much in 2016-17.

However, entering his fourth season at the helm of the Eagles, Todd and his squad are not complacent. Like a famished waif, they have an appetite for more.

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A pair of school records and several personal bests highlighted the Morehead State rifle team's first weekend of action at the Ole Miss and Memphis Open events.

Senior Joe Fischer set the MSU individual combined school record at Mississippi as he fired a 589-air rifle, 583-smallbore scorecard for an 1172 total. Fischer also shattered the school smallbore kneeling record, recording a 199 with 13 center shots. Both records were personal bests too.

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Morehead State soccer grabbed its second Ohio Valley Conference win in three matches with a 3-1 victory over Eastern Illinois on Sunday at Lakeside Field. The Eagles' record moves to 3-8-1 (2-3-1 OVC), while Eastern Illinois falls to 5-8-1 (0-5 OVC) on the season.

Morehead Pride

Oct 4, 2017

The first week of October is Morehead Pride week and with that comes many events centered on diversity and inclusion. WMKY’s Logan Pemberton has the story.

For more information on Morehead Pride and this weekend's festival, visit the organizations facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/moreheadpride/.

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October 4, 2017 -- Frederic Sackrider Remington was an American painter, illustrator, sculptor, and writer who specialized in depictions of the American Old West, specifically concentrating on scenes from the last quarter of the 19th century in the Western United States and featuring images of cowboys, American Indians, and the U.S. Cavalry, among other figures from Western culture.

“Left in the lurch” describes a French board game where players “suffered a lurch” if they were left in a hopeless position from which they couldn’t win. We had Health Matters see patients in our region who are left in the lurch, with declining health resources and a diminishing life expectancy. We document this, talk about insurance companies left in the lurch, Alzheimer’s families left in the lurch, and then we end on a proud note, with a Native American tribe receiving a patent for a billion-dollar drug.

Feature: Pride Forum and AIDS Memorial Quilt Display

Oct 4, 2017

The first week of October is Morehead State Pride Week and with that comes many events centered on diversity and inclusion. WMKY's Logan Pemberton has the story...

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