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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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Morehead’s mayor says his city is a good place to open new restaurants but companies pondering such a move should do their homework. Camden Park plans to re-open Tuesday after a fire there forced the park’s closure Sunday…and Ashland city commissioners will likely turn to a Florida-based consulting firm to help them select the next city manager. 

One area news station can now add an Emmy to its list of credentials. MSPR's Tanner Boyd has the story... 

WYMT was recognized at the 49th Annual Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Awards in Cincinnati for its broadcast during the tornado outbreak on March 2, 2012.

More information: http://www.wkyt.com/wymt/home/headlines/WYMT-wins-first-Emmy-in-station-history-216324861.html

#500 Show Summary (Health Matters 500: What Went Wrong? Show):

The lawyers are preparing their closing arguments, and a Senate subcommittee will open hearings next week – how did Health Matters get on the air? And how have we stayed on the air for 10 years? Health Matters marks our 10 year anniversary with a look back, devastating news on prescription narcotic drugs, and a glimmer of hope regarding deaths from all-terrain vehicles.

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A Morehead police official warns that the community could be battling heroin for some time. State Representative John Will Stacy is skeptical of any plan to deregulate the telecommunications industry if it does not include a guarantee of support for landline phone service in rural communities…and Ashland city commissioners are asked to permit the Boyd County Farmer’s Market to operate in Central Park. 

July 19th, 2013 -- Chuck Mraz talks with Brett Traver, Executive Director of the Rowan County Economic Development Council, about the Work-Ready Community Project. 

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Morehead State University hosts some of the state's best and brightest high school students during the 2013 Governor's Scholars.

 

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Steve Beshear has been named One of the Worst Governors in America by the Washington-based citizens watchdog group CREW. Scuba diving is the new adventure tourism activity being offered at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park…and officials at Kosair Childrens Hospital are warning parents not to leave children in unventilated cars during the current heat wave. 

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An Owingsville man is held in the Montgomery County Regional Detention Center following his arrest for the murder of a four-year-old girl in Florida in 1999. The Kentucky Farm Bureau says retail food prices dropped more than three-percent in the Commonwealth in the second quarter compared to the same period last year…and leaders in both parties call on Governor Beshear to get out front on tax reform in Kentucky. 

Feature: Farm to Table

Jul 18, 2013

Morehead State University's Derrickson Agricultural Complex partners with Kentucky Proud and Aramark to supply campus dining facilities with high quality fruits, vegetables and beef. 

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Gas prices in Kentucky are more than 20-cents higher than they were a week ago. A Morehead man is held on charges of attempting to set fire to the mobile home where his mother lives…and Congressman Brett Guthrie says he will not run for Governor in 2015. 

Thanks to the generosity of Dr. and Mrs. Ernst Valgenau, Morehead State University hosted the Program for the Enhancement of Aerospace Careers in Kentucky (PEACK) at the Space Science Center.

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Funeral arrangements are pending for long-time Morehead city councilman and former military science professor Al Baldwin. State Senator Walter Blevins says he can’t support the expansion of nuclear power in Kentucky as long as there are problems with waste disposal…and Congressman Hal Rogers is hoping federal student loan rates can be reduced soon. Those stories and more on Mountain Edition

July 12, 2013 -- Guest host Dan Conti speaks with Morehead Mayor David Perkins about the recent city council meeting. 

    

    

#499 Show Summary (Hoosier Sugar Data Show):

This show has it all – dietetic interns, binge eating, beef jerky, Mediterranean diet, and zombie vegetables. Cohost Jean Jones brings students Sarah Dietrich and Andrea Corkran.

Tip: Diabetes can be diagnosed with a morning glucose over 126 mg/dL, a random glucose over 200 mg/dL, or a hemoglobin A1 C (blood test) greater than 6.5%.

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A textile plant in the John Will Stacy Industrial Park is set to close. Officials in Kentucky’s coal counties want a larger share of the state’s coal severance tax revenues…and State Senator Robin Webb says Kentucky should consider adopting rules for the disposal of wastes from fracking. 

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A fire in Adams County, Ohio has taken the lives of a father and his daughter. Kentucky State Police search for the robbers of a convenience store in West Liberty…and Senator Rand Paul says he has concerns about federal grants being used to purchase drones. Those stories and more on Mountain Edition

#496 Show Summary (How Do You Spell Pescosolido? Show):

The Good: we have invited two Rural Physician Leadership Program first year medical students, Stacey Bowlds and Kristina Pescosolido to sit in on our program.

The Bad: Kentucky loses 3317 people every year to lung cancer. 90% of these cancers are preventable if we stop smoking, and 20% of these cancers are curable if we find them early with CT lung screening.

The Ugly: Rick Phillips

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Kentucky Republicans are hoping to narrow their deficit in the state house in a special election tomorrow (Tuesday) in the 56th district. Two people have been killed in a Sunday crash in Mason County…and an Ashland official is refuting claims that the city needs more firefighters. Those stories and more on Mountain Edition

Chuck Mraz speaks with Rowan County Judge Executive Jim Nickel about the recent fiscal court meeting.

Summer is here and your local public library as many programs to offer the whole family. MSPR's Paul Hitchcock has the story.

#495 Show Summary (Eleftherios Xenos Patient Safety Show):

Dr. Xenos is an Associate Professor of Surgery at UK, and recently has been chosen to help lead UK Chandler Medical Center’s efforts to improve safety at the hospital. Hospital safety includes protection against acquiring new infections in the hospital, avoiding falls and injuries, and making sure the proper medicines are given to the proper patient at the same time. We will discuss how to visit a loved one in the hospital, and talk about Dr. Xenos’ clinical work in endovascular surgery.

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