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Greg Jenkins

Operations Director

Greg Jenkins has been the Operations Director at MSPR since 1999. Greg is a 1996 graduate of Morehead State University with a BME in Music Education and received a Masters of Science in Industrial Technology in 2008. Greg oversees training, scheduling, and evaluation of the student board operator staff, preparation of the daily traffic logs and serves as weekday classical music host. He is also the webmaster of the MSPR website and maintains MSPR's webstreaming and podcasting.

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Uwe Reinhardt Show

Dec 13, 2017

Uwe Reinhardt was a health economist who not only understood the numbers of healthcare, but also was able to communicate them clearly and logically. He understood the social mission of healthcare better than most. Tune in for some of his best quotes as well as a discussion of why women are less likely to get CPR, and the benefits and problems with exercise.

Tip: antihistamines combine with decongestants are often helpful for the cough that follows a cold. Dextromethorphan, guaifenesin, and codeine are not.

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December 8, 2017 -- Jean Ritchie was an American folk music singer, songwriter, and Appalachian dulcimer player. Her career formed a kind of bridge between the traditional and modern forms of folk music

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December 7, 2017 -- Willa Sibert Cather was an American writer who achieved recognition for her novels of frontier life on the Great Plains, including O Pioneers!, The Song of the Lark, and My Ántonia.

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December 6, 2017 -- Wallace Maynard "Wally" Cox was an American actor and comedian, particularly associated with the early years of television in the United States. 

Friday, December 15

  • 10:00am – Hanukkah Lights: Stories of the Season
  • 11:00am – Hanukkah in Story and Song

Sunday, December 17

  • 8:00pm – Big Band Christmas

Monday, December 18

  • 9:00am – Leroy Anderson Christmas Special
  • 10:00am – A Christmas to Remember
  • 11:00am – Center Stage from Wolf Trap: Holiday Special with the Boston Brass

Tuesday, December 19

The Geoff Show

Dec 5, 2017

Dedicated to our loyal listener Geoff from Canada, the show features famous Geoffs, food tongs, digital hospitals, virtual doctors, and exercise in moderation.

Tip: There are about 250 injuries a day due to holiday decorating. Keep burning candles within sight, don’t burn wrapping paper, and use caution on the ladder.

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Holiday decorating safety

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December 5, 2017 -- George Armstrong Custer was a United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and the American Indian Wars.

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December 4, 2017 -- Chester Greenwood, of Farmington, Maine, invented the earmuff in 1873, at the age of 15. He reportedly came up with the idea while ice skating and he asked his grandmother to sew tufts of fur between loops of wire.

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December 1, 2017 -- Rex Todhunter Stout was an American writer noted for his detective fiction. His best-known characters are the detective Nero Wolfe and his assistant Archie Goodwin, who were featured in 33 novels and 39 novellas between 1934 and 1975. 

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November 30, 2017 -- Sir Philip Sidney was an English poet, courtier, scholar, and soldier, who is remembered as one of the most prominent figures of the Elizabethan age.

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November 29, 2017 -- Merle Robert Travis was an American country and western singer, songwriter, and guitarist born in Rosewood, Kentucky. His song's lyrics often discussed both the lives and the economic exploitation of American coal miners.

Just in time for your Thanksgiving indigestion, we bring you a radio leftover-turkey stew of information on Nerf guns, high blood pressure guidelines, single-payer health plans, and the perils of Christmas decorating. Don’t let your Holly lead to an emergency room IV. Listen to Health Matters instead.

Tip: It is time to ditch those hot dangerous incandescent Christmas tree lights, and get the new LED version.

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November 28, 2017 -- William Blake was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age.

November 27, 2017 -- Robert Livingston was an American lawyer, politician, diplomat from New York, and a Founding Father of the United States. He was known as "The Chancellor", after the high New York state legal office he held for 25 years.

November 22, 2017  

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November 21, 2017 -- Isaac Bashevis Singer was a Polish-born Jewish writer in Yiddish, awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978. 

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November 20, 2017 -- Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. is a retired American politician who served as the 47th Vice President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he represented Delaware as a U.S. Senator from 1973 to 2009.

Southern Cultures

November 17, 2017 -- Shelby Dade Foote Jr. was an American historian and novelist who wrote The Civil War: A Narrative, a three-volume history of the American Civil War.

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November 16, 2017 -- William Christopher Handy was an African American composer and musician, known as the "Father of the Blues". Handy was one of the most influential American songwriters.

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November 15, 2017 -- Georgia Totto O'Keeffe was an American artist. She was best known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes. O'Keeffe has been recognized as the "Mother of American modernism". 

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The Armistice Day Show

Nov 14, 2017

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, The Great War, the war to end all wars, ended. Unfortunately, the peace after that war only lasted 2 decades, and many of the lessons from The Great War have been lost. The next year, a 2 minute silence was proposed to remember those killed in the war, and then to remember the people they left behind. Armistice Day and its subsequent remembrance provided the foundation for Veterans Day.

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