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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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Fleming County will hold a 4-H Rally Day August 6th for youngsters interested in competing for prizes in horticulture, arts and crafts and photography and sewing. A co-owner of the Proctorville Flea Market has been sentenced to prison on charges that he sold stolen items there…and an official with the Kentucky Department of Education thinks too many local school districts are neglecting capital projects to cover operational expenses.

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Chuck Mraz speaks with Health Matters host Dr. Tony Weaver.

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An official with the Federal Aviation Administration says it could be several months before the cause of Monday’s helicopter crash in Breathitt County is determined. Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes tells a Lexington audience Kentucky needs a new US senator because the incumbent has been an obstructionist for nearly three decades…and the US Army Corps of Engineers is hosting an open house at Grayson Lake Saturday. 

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Kentucky’s drug czar says deaths from heroin overdoses have risen rapidly over the past year. Governor Beshear says he is not likely to add any other items to the agenda for a special legislative session next month…and the Rowan County Public Library prepares for a Thursday evening visit from Simon Kenton.

MSPR will broadcast Kentucky Educational Television's (KET) coverage of Fancy Farm 2013, with a special program to air at 9:00a.m. on Tuesday, August 6.

KET hosts Bill Goodman and Renee Shaw will present highlights from the Fancy Farm picnic and offer excerpts from the speeches in a one-hour Fancy Farm 2013 Special.

“We do our best to bring viewers the flavor and feeling of one of the oldest political picnics in the nation,” Goodman says.

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A helicopter involved in Kentucky’s marijuana suppression efforts has crashed near the Magoffin-Breathitt County line. Governor Beshear has appointed a Pikeville physicians to the Morehead State University Board of Regents…and Kentucky’s education commissioner warns of a school funding crisis in the Commonwealth. 

#501 Show Summary (Granddaddy of All Health Matters Show):

This show is dedicated to my first grandchild, Adelaide Marie Schutte, born July 15. We have fascinating research involving newborn babies and go-carts, as well as a summary of new research from the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Boston.

Tip: Mosquito bites are more dangerous than they used to be. Protect yourself from West Nile disease by disrupting mosquito breeding areas where you live.

 

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A Kentucky congressman says installation of new carbon capture technologies at America’s coal-fired power plants will force more people onto public assistance. Ashland Incorporated and International Paper report earnings for the quarter ending June 30th…and there’s a summit planned for August 9th in Grayson on the future of Carter County. 

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July 26th -- Chuck Mraz speaks with Rowan County Judge Executive Jim Nickell about the recent fiscal court meeting.

The Community Advisory Board for Morehead State Public Radio will conduct its quarterly meeting on Thursday, Aug. 8, at 11 a.m.

The meeting will be held in the MSPR studios, located in Breckinridge Hall on the Morehead State University campus. Meetings of the board are open to the public.

Morehead State Public Radio broadcasts 24-hours a day from the MSU campus. WMKY (90.3 FM) serves as the flagship station for the network. MSPR serves more than 20 counties in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia.

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State Auditor Adam Edelin says Kentucky needs to strengthen its cyber security protections. A Morehead business owner is under investigation for consumer-related complaints…and a nearly one year old landmark coal export deal between Kentucky and India is still in limbo. 

 July 26th, Friday Special @ 7pm - Grant Alden's Field Notes

"Allen Toussaint Show"

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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

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