WMKY http://wmky.org en As Casinos Close, Atlantic City Tries To Pivot Focus Elsewhere http://wmky.org/post/casinos-close-atlantic-city-tries-pivot-focus-elsewhere <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=As+Casinos+Close%2C+Atlantic+City+Tries+To+Pivot+Focus+Elsewhere&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM0MjIyMDEyMTY4NDM0NjllZGJiNw004)"/></div><p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:20:00 +0000 editor 20731 at http://wmky.org On Final Recording, Joe Beck Exposes Possibilities Of The Guitar http://wmky.org/post/final-recording-joe-beck-exposes-possibilities-guitar <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=On+Final+Recording%2C+Joe+Beck+Exposes+Possibilities+Of+The+Guitar&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzczMDA2MDEzNTg3ODA1MTAzZjYxNg004)"/></div><p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:20:00 +0000 Tom Moon 20730 at http://wmky.org Golf Course Provides Oasis For Low-Income Kids http://wmky.org/post/golf-course-provides-oasis-low-income-kids <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Golf+Course+Provides+Oasis+For+Low-Income+Kids&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwMzQ0NTcxMDEzNTE2Mjg4MDQ3OGJiOA004)"/></div><p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:20:00 +0000 editor 20729 at http://wmky.org Economic Impact Of Ebola Crisis Spreads Across Africa http://wmky.org/post/economic-impact-ebola-crisis-spreads-across-africa <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Economic+Impact+Of+Ebola+Crisis+Spreads+Across+Africa&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAzOTg1NjAzMDEyNTIwMDUzMDg0MGQ5NA004)"/></div><p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:20:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 20728 at http://wmky.org 40 Years After 'Working,' A View From The Driver's Seat http://wmky.org/post/40-years-after-working-view-drivers-seat In the early 1970s, radio host and oral historian Studs Terkel went around the country with a tape recorder, interviewing people about their jobs. He collected more than 130 conversations with a variety of people, including a waitress, a car parker, a jockey, a baseball player, a farm worker, a press agent and a sports team owner.<p>The result was <em>Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do</em>. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:20:00 +0000 editor 20727 at http://wmky.org 40 Years After 'Working,' A View From The Driver's Seat Analyst: Response To Russian Incursion Will Be 'Defining Moment' For NATO http://wmky.org/post/analyst-response-russian-incursion-will-be-defining-moment-nato <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Analyst%3A+Response+To+Russian+Incursion+Will+Be+%27Defining+Moment%27+For+NATO&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4NDQ0NzQzMDEzMjA3NjYzMThiMzQ4ZQ004)"/></div><p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:20:00 +0000 Michele Kelemen 20726 at http://wmky.org Protecting Wildlife From Polluted Water http://wmky.org/post/protecting-wildlife-polluted-water <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A coalition of conservation groups claims recently weakened federal water quality standards pose a threat to wildlife in Kentucky - both from coal mining and agricultural pollution.</span></p><p>The conservation groups are asking the U.S. District Court to order the Environmental Protection Agency to reassess the dangers of its new regulations, claiming they violate the Endangered Species Act.</p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 19:21:13 +0000 Greg Stotelmyer & Public News Service 20724 at http://wmky.org Protecting Wildlife From Polluted Water Americans Detained In North Korea Urge U.S. To Secure Their Release http://wmky.org/post/americans-detained-n-korea-urge-us-secure-their-release Three Americans who have been detained in North Korea appealed today to the U.S. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 19:18:00 +0000 editor 20725 at http://wmky.org Americans Detained In North Korea Urge U.S. To Secure Their Release Maysville Facade Program A Success http://wmky.org/post/maysville-facade-program-success <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The City of </span>Maysville's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> investment of $115,000 to its facade improvements program is getting a big bang for the buck.</span></p><p>Earlier this year, city commissioners approved the funds for properties in the downtown Maysville historic and renaissance districts, and the Washington historic and renaissance district.</p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 19:10:53 +0000 Marla Toncray & The Ledger Independent 20723 at http://wmky.org Maysville Facade Program A Success Soccer Stays Undefeated With Tie At Ball State http://wmky.org/post/soccer-stays-undefeated-tie-ball-state <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Morehead State soccer team rallied from a two-goal deficit late in the first half to earn a 2-2 tie with Mid-American Conference opponent Ball State on Sunday afternoon (August 31) at the </span>Briner<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Sports Complex. The Eagles move to 2-0-2, while the Cardinals are now 2-1-1.</span></p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 19:01:44 +0000 MSU Athletics 20722 at http://wmky.org Soccer Stays Undefeated With Tie At Ball State Conway Announces Omnicare Settlement http://wmky.org/post/conway-announces-omnicare-settlement <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Attorney General Jack Conway and his Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control Unit have announced that Kentucky has joined with other states and the federal government in a $16.48 million settlement with </span>Omnicare<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Inc., the nation’s largest provider of pharmaceuticals and pharmacy services to nursing homes.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:58:41 +0000 Paul Hitchcock 20721 at http://wmky.org Conway Announces Omnicare Settlement These 5 Crops Are Still Hand-Harvested, And It's Hard Work http://wmky.org/post/these-5-crops-are-still-hand-harvested-and-its-hard-work Mechanization has made the farming of many crops — lettuce and tomatoes, among them — a lot less labor intensive. But some crops are still tended and harvested by hand, and it can be painstaking work.<p>How do you measure the labor intensity of crops? We thought there would be an easy answer to that, but there isn't. Some agricultural economists talk about labor input in terms of hours per acre, but that may not take into account the difficulty of the labor.<p>For Labor Day, we thought we'd round up some of those crops that still require specialized human labor. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:25:00 +0000 editor 20719 at http://wmky.org These 5 Crops Are Still Hand-Harvested, And It's Hard Work The Flight Of The Passenger Pigeon, Now 100 Years Extinct http://wmky.org/post/flight-passenger-pigeon-now-100-years-extinct The <a href="http://cincinnatizoo.org/blog/2014/08/26/cincinnati-zoo-remembers-martha-the-worlds-last-passenger-pigeon/" target="_blank">Cincinnati Zoo</a> held a commemorative event; the <a href="http://www.zsl.org/zsl-london-zoo/news/marthas-day" target="_blank">London Zoo stopped the clock outside its bird house</a> at noon. The object of their memorials: Martha, the last passenger pigeon, who died exactly a century ago at the Cincinnati Zoo.<p>Passenger pigeons were once the world's most abundant birds. Massive flocks of more than 1 million would darken the sky. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:23:00 +0000 Krishnadev Calamur 20720 at http://wmky.org The Flight Of The Passenger Pigeon, Now 100 Years Extinct To Model Manhood, Immigrant Dads Draw From Two Worlds http://wmky.org/post/model-manhood-immigrant-dads-draw-two-worlds Lindolfo Carballo knows there's a stereotype about men like him. He grew up in San Miguel, El Salvador, he says, in a male-dominant culture.<p>"I'm coming from a so-called 'machista' country, right? Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:55:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 20717 at http://wmky.org To Model Manhood, Immigrant Dads Draw From Two Worlds Cutting Back On Carbs, Not Fat, May Lead To More Weight Loss http://wmky.org/post/cutting-back-carbs-not-fat-may-lead-more-weight-loss We've <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/03/31/295719579/rethinking-fat-the-case-for-adding-some-into-your-diet">reported</a> a lot this year about how there's a major rethinking of fat happening in the U.S.<p>Turns out, eating foods with fat — everything from avocados and nuts to <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/02/12/275376259/the-full-fat-paradox-whole-milk-may-keep-us-lean">dairy fat</a> — doesn't make us fat.<p>But eating too many carbohydrates — particularly the heavily refined starches found in bagels, white pasta and crackers — does our collective waistlines n Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:51:00 +0000 editor 20718 at http://wmky.org Cutting Back On Carbs, Not Fat, May Lead To More Weight Loss U.K. Seeks To Expand Terrorism Laws To Target British Fighters http://wmky.org/post/uk-seeks-expand-terrorism-laws-target-british-fighters Prime Minister David Cameron says he wants to give U.K. police the power to seize the passports of Islamist fighters bound for Iraq and Syria.<p>"We will introduce specific and targeted legislation ... Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:10:00 +0000 editor 20716 at http://wmky.org U.K. Seeks To Expand Terrorism Laws To Target British Fighters More Clashes In Pakistan As Pressure On Government Grows http://wmky.org/post/more-clashes-pakistan-pressure-government-grows Anti-government protesters in Pakistan briefly forced state TV off the air amid continuing clashes with police and renewed calls for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation.<p>Today's violence marks an escalation of demonstrations that had been mostly peaceful until Saturday night when protesters tried to storm Sharif's residence in Islamabad. At least three people reportedly died and 500 were injured amid clashes with police. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:17:00 +0000 Krishnadev Calamur 20715 at http://wmky.org More Clashes In Pakistan As Pressure On Government Grows Showboat Casino Is Latest In Atlantic City To Close Its Doors http://wmky.org/post/showboat-casino-latest-atlantic-city-close-its-doors The iconic Showboat casino in Atlantic City closed Sunday, the latest casualty of competition from gambling in other states.<p>Denise Miller of New Jersey says she was an employee on the first day in 1987 when the Mardi Gras-themed Showboat opened. Although she no longer works there, Miller came down to watch the closed sign hung on the boardwalk entrance.<p>"I'm upset. I'm angry, because Showboat never went bankrupt," she told WHYY's Emma Jacobs. "It was a good casino, a good place to work and people enjoyed it because it was a big emphasis on customer service. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:08:00 +0000 Krishnadev Calamur 20714 at http://wmky.org Showboat Casino Is Latest In Atlantic City To Close Its Doors Pro-Russia Rebels Say They Will Settle For Autonomy In Ukraine http://wmky.org/post/ahead-new-talks-russian-minister-calls-ukraine-cease-fire <strong>Update at 3:21 p.m. ET</strong><p>Pro-Russia rebels in Ukraine are no longer demanding full independence, telling negotiators in Belarus that they will respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy.<p>The Associated Press adds:<p><blockquote><p>"It's a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks — possibly avoiding tougher Western sanctions. The talks follow last week's meeting between the presidents of Russia and Ukraine. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:38:00 +0000 editor 20712 at http://wmky.org Pro-Russia Rebels Say They Will Settle For Autonomy In Ukraine It Might Sound Stupid, But Maybe It Isn't The Economy This Time http://wmky.org/post/it-might-sound-stupid-maybe-it-isnt-economy-time As they always do on Labor Day, political candidates will begin their campaign sprint to Election Day.<p>And for years, they have been running on simple advice: "It's the economy, stupid." But this time around the track, they may discover that many Americans want to hear about other issues as well.<p>Wait. What?<p>The economy is not the No. 1 issue?<p>That's right. Gallup <a href="http://www.gallup.com/poll/174809/government-economy-immigration-top-problems.aspx">pollsters asked voters</a> what was important, and the No. 1 topic turned out to be dissatisfaction with politicians. No. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:21:00 +0000 Marilyn Geewax 20713 at http://wmky.org It Might Sound Stupid, But Maybe It Isn't The Economy This Time Judge Blocks Enforcement Of Louisiana's Abortion Law http://wmky.org/post/judge-blocks-enforcement-louisianas-abortion-law Louisiana's new abortion law requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges to a nearby hospital. But a lawsuit challenged the law on the basis that the requirement was medically unnecessary and would result in the closure of the state's abortion clinics. <a href="http://reproductiverights.org/sites/crr.civicactions.net/files/documents/LA%20Order.pdf">A federal judge on Sunday temporarily blocked</a> the measure.<p>In his ruling, U.S. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:51:00 +0000 Krishnadev Calamur 20711 at http://wmky.org Volunteer Docs In Peru Take A Shopping Trip To Look For Patients http://wmky.org/post/volunteer-docs-peru-take-shopping-trip-look-patients After a couple days operating on people in Iquitos, Peru, we realize we're going to need some more patients.<p>We started with about 50 candidates, with hernias, tumors or unidentified pains. But most were excluded for a variety of reasons. Some were too old or weak, and we feared complications with their hearts. Some never returned with the x-rays (relatively affordable at government clinics) we would need before operating. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:03:00 +0000 editor 20708 at http://wmky.org Volunteer Docs In Peru Take A Shopping Trip To Look For Patients More Evidence That ADHD Drugs Don't Curb Ultimate Height http://wmky.org/post/more-evidence-adhd-drugs-dont-curb-ultimate-height More and more kids <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/11/22/246771526/more-children-are-being-medicated-for-adhd-than-before">are being diagnosed</a> with <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002518/">attention deficit hyperactivity disorder</a>, and many are medicated — often with stimulant drugs like Ritalin or Adderall.<p>With so many children taking these drugs, plenty of parents and doctors are concerned about <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/05/30/187268305/missplaced-blame-on-childhood-ritalin-for-later-substance-abuse">potential side effects</a> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:03:00 +0000 Katherine Hobson 20707 at http://wmky.org More Evidence That ADHD Drugs Don't Curb Ultimate Height Archaeologists Find Brewery Remains At Virginia Campus http://wmky.org/post/archaeologists-find-brewery-remains-virginia-campus Archaeologists digging up the grounds of the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va., found the remnants of a campus brewery from the 1700s. It's already known that slaves sold the school hops. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Archaeologists+Find+Brewery+Remains+At+Virginia+Campus&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MDc0NDkyMDEzMTQ4ODU0MTE0OGNiNg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:01:00 +0000 editor 20710 at http://wmky.org Japanese Baseball Games Goes 50 Innings http://wmky.org/post/japanese-baseball-games-goes-50-innings <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Japanese+Baseball+Games+Goes+50+Innings&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1MjI2NzUxMDEyNzQyMTY5MjQ2YzkwNA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>A baseball game in Japan started on Thursday. It ended on Sunday, 50 innings later. The final score was three-nothing. The four-day game was the semi-final round of the National High School Rubber Baseball Tournament. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:59:00 +0000 editor 20709 at http://wmky.org Why Did Crowd Flee Shanghai Subway After Foreigner Fainted? http://wmky.org/post/why-did-crowd-flee-shanghai-subway-after-foreigner-fainted One Saturday night this summer, a foreigner fainted and fell to the floor of a Shanghai subway car.<p>The passengers around him scattered. Not a single person tried to help.<p>When the train arrived at the next station, hundreds rushed out, nearly trampling each other.<p>The incident was captured on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMbwov9UD3w">closed-circuit cameras</a>. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Frank Langfitt 20706 at http://wmky.org Why Did Crowd Flee Shanghai Subway After Foreigner Fainted? Democratic Candidates May Find Obama A Liability http://wmky.org/post/politics-news-14 <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Democratic+Candidates+May+Find+Obama+A+Liability&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxNzgwMzIyMDEyMTQ4NzkxNDM0OWYxYg004)"/></div><p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:58:00 +0000 editor 20705 at http://wmky.org Mugs Aren't Just For Liquids, Make A Microwave Meal In Them http://wmky.org/post/mugs-arent-just-liquids-make-microwave-meal-them <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Mugs+Aren%27t+Just+For+Liquids%2C+Make+A+Microwave+Meal+In+Them&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxOTQ5MTI3MDEyMjA5MDI1OTZmMjJkOQ001)"/></div><p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:58:00 +0000 editor 20704 at http://wmky.org Pie Crust Scandal Hits Kentucky State Fair http://wmky.org/post/pie-crust-scandal-hits-kentucky-state-fair <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Pie+Crust+Scandal+Hits+Kentucky+State+Fair&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxOTQ5MTI3MDEyMjA5MDI1OTZmMjJkOQ001)"/></div><p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:58:00 +0000 editor 20703 at http://wmky.org Deborah Rutter Becomes Kennedy Center's First Female President http://wmky.org/post/deborah-rutter-becomes-kennedy-centers-first-female-president <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Deborah+Rutter+Becomes+Kennedy+Center%27s+First+Female+President&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwMTk5OTQ0MDEzNDkxMDYyMDQ2MjdiMw004)"/></div><p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:58:00 +0000 editor 20702 at http://wmky.org