WMKY http://wmky.org en Todd Named MSU Women's Basketball Coach http://wmky.org/post/todd-named-msu-womens-basketball-coach <p>Greg Todd, who has won nearly 80 percent of his games as a head coach, has been named head women's basketball coach at Morehead State.</p><p>A press conference to formally introduce Todd will be held Monday (April 21) at 2 p.m. ET in the EAGLE Center on MSU's campus. The press conference is open to the public and will also be streamed live on the Ohio Valley Conference Digital Network.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:52:37 +0000 MSU Athletics 14416 at http://wmky.org Todd Named MSU Women's Basketball Coach Women's Tennis Advances In OVC Tournament http://wmky.org/post/womens-tennis-advances-ovc-tournament <p>The Morehead State women's tennis team won for the seventh time in eight matches and advanced to the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament semifinals with a 4-1 victory Thursday (April 17) over sixth-seeded Eastern Illinois.</p><p>The Eagles, who are the third seed in the event, move on to face in-state rival and second-seed Eastern Kentucky on Friday (April 18) at 3 p.m. ET. MSU is now 12-10 overall. The Panthers end their 2014 season at 11-6 overall.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:30:44 +0000 MSU Athletics 14415 at http://wmky.org Women's Tennis Advances In OVC Tournament Even Chimps Know That A Firm Bed Makes For Quality Sleep http://wmky.org/post/even-chimps-know-firm-bed-makes-quality-sleep In the wilds of Africa, chimpanzees consistently choose to make their sleeping nests in a particular tree that offers the "just right" kind of comfort that Goldilocks famously preferred.<p>That's according to a new study in the journal <a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0095361;jsessionid=6EAE23D29CF422DDF26836FAA9103484">PLOS ONE</a> that could also bolster a theory that solid shut-eye may have been a key to human evolution.<p>In the latest study, scientists measured the "stiffness and bending strength" of seven trees most commonly used by chimps to ma Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:37:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 14412 at http://wmky.org Even Chimps Know That A Firm Bed Makes For Quality Sleep Tabasco And Beer-Flavored: Not Your Easter Bunny's Jelly Beans http://wmky.org/post/tabasco-and-beer-flavored-not-your-easter-bunnys-jelly-beans This Easter, you can drown your sorrows in a glass of Jellybean milk — or with a pile of beer-flavored jelly beans.<p>The new twists are a sign that jelly beans are continuing their march to candyland domination. Americans buy 16 billion beans in the Easter season alone (mid-February until the actual holiday), according to the <a href="http://www.candyusa.com/index.cfm">National Confectioners Association</a>. The candy even has its own holiday on April 22.<p>That's quite an accomplishment for a seemingly simple candy. But in fact, there's nothing simple about the bean. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:31:00 +0000 editor 14413 at http://wmky.org Tabasco And Beer-Flavored: Not Your Easter Bunny's Jelly Beans Obama's Favorite County — At Least When It Comes To Giving Speeches http://wmky.org/post/president-obamas-favorite-county-least-when-it-comes-giving-speeches Residents of Prince George's County, Md., might just get sick of hearing "Hail to the Chief." President Obama has visited this county to deliver policy addresses more than any other in his second term.<p>"Hello Maryland. It's good to see you," the president said enthusiastically in January at a Costco in Lanham, Md. "I love to get outside of the Beltway, even if it is just a few hundred feet away."<p>For many years, presidents have traveled to Prince George's County because it is the location of Joint Base Andrews, the home base of Air Force One. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:02:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 14414 at http://wmky.org Obama's Favorite County — At Least When It Comes To Giving Speeches When Being Pregnant Also Means Being Out Of A Job http://wmky.org/post/when-being-pregnant-also-means-being-out-job The workplace has become a more understanding place for pregnant women or new moms these days. Many companies now have lactation rooms and offer more liberal maternity and paternity leave policies than in years past.<p>But for some women, pregnancy can still be a career liability.<p>Heather Myers was fresh out of high school and working at a Wal-Mart in Salina, Kan., in 2006 when she found out she was pregnant. She kept a water bottle with her on the sales floor, as her doctor recommended. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:51:00 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 14409 at http://wmky.org When Being Pregnant Also Means Being Out Of A Job Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Who Gave Voice To Latin America, Dies http://wmky.org/post/writer-gabriel-garcia-marquez-who-gave-voice-latin-america-dies Latin American author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1982, died Thursday. He was 87. Garcia Marquez, the master of a style known as magic realism, was and remains Latin America's best-known writer.<p>His novels were filled with miraculous and enchanting events and characters; love and madness; wars, politics, dreams and death. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:30:00 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 14411 at http://wmky.org Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Who Gave Voice To Latin America, Dies The Ohio Snake Art That's Been Mid-Slither For A Millennium http://wmky.org/post/ohio-snake-art-thats-been-mid-slither-millennium In new installment of the Spring Break series, Noah Adams visits the Serpent Mound in southern Ohio. It's not a burial site; it's a massive, grass-covered effigy of a snake, created a thousand years ago. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit <a href="http://www.npr.org/">http://www.npr.org/</a>.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=The+Ohio+Snake+Art+That%27s+Been+Mid-Slither+For+A+Millennium&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NTY5MTc2MDEzMDY5NDU2MjQ3NDZhOA001)"/></div><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:30:00 +0000 Noah Adams 14410 at http://wmky.org The Ohio Snake Art That's Been Mid-Slither For A Millennium Chelsea Clinton Says She's Pregnant http://wmky.org/post/chelsea-clinton-says-shes-pregnant Chelsea Clinton announced Thursday that she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting their first child, also a first grandchild for former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.<p>"Mark and I are very excited that we have our first child arriving later this year," Chelsea Clinton, who is 34, said at a New York event while sitting on a stage with her mother, according to The Associated Press.<p>Hillary Clinton said she's "really excited" about becoming a grandmother.<p>Chelsea is vice chairman of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Foundation. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:07:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 14408 at http://wmky.org Chelsea Clinton Says She's Pregnant Nobel Prize-Winning Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies At 87 http://wmky.org/post/nobel-prize-winning-author-gabriel-garcia-marquez-dies-87 Nobel Prize-winning Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of <em>One Hundred Years of Solitude,</em> has died in Mexico City. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:53:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 14398 at http://wmky.org Nobel Prize-Winning Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies At 87 A Story Of Torture And Forgiveness That Spans A Half-Century http://wmky.org/post/story-torture-and-forgiveness-spans-half-century Director Jonathan Teplitsky speaks about his film The Railway Man. It tells the true story of Eric Lomax, a British Army officer who was a prisoner of war during World War II at a Japanese labor camp. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:44:00 +0000 NPR Staff 14406 at http://wmky.org Harmony-Loving Sisters Keep It Retro http://wmky.org/post/harmony-loving-sisters-keep-it-retro <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdPYwsbuASc</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:23:00 +0000 editor 14407 at http://wmky.org Harmony-Loving Sisters Keep It Retro Unlikely Partnerships Spring From California Water Crisis http://wmky.org/post/unlikely-partnerships-spring-california-water-crisis At a recent rally in Fresno County, Calif., farmers in plaid shirts stood side by side with migrant farmworkers in ball caps, holding signs that read <em>"sin agua, no futuro"</em> and "no water, no food." Fresno is the top agriculture-producing county in the U.S., with more than $6 billion in annual sales.<p>Protesters argued that farms could go out of business without more water, and there would be mass layoffs. That rhetoric may be familiar, but the two groups' alliance is decidedly unusual.<p>"I'm really tickled to death to see the farmworkers working with the farmers. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:23:00 +0000 Kirk Siegler 14404 at http://wmky.org Unlikely Partnerships Spring From California Water Crisis Following Enrollment Deadline, Health Care Focus Turns To States http://wmky.org/post/following-enrollment-deadline-health-care-focus-turns-states President Obama met Thursday with insurance company executives and a separate group of insurance regulators from the states, discussing their mutual interest in administering the new health care law. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:23:00 +0000 Scott Horsley 14403 at http://wmky.org Out Of A Tough Day Of Diplomacy, A Surprising Deal On Ukraine http://wmky.org/post/out-tough-day-diplomacy-surprising-deal-ukraine Diplomats from the United States and Europe gathered in Geneva Thursday to discuss how to resolve the crisis in Ukraine. Secretary of State John Kerry and his counterparts from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union spoke for more than five hours on the issue. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:23:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 14402 at http://wmky.org Opposing Protests Pull Eastern Ukraine In Two Directions http://wmky.org/post/opposing-protests-pull-eastern-ukraine-two-directions In eastern Ukraine, demonstrators supporting a unified Ukraine are rallying just blocks from where pro-Russian militants are occupying a government building. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:23:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 14401 at http://wmky.org Search Continues For Nearly 300 Missing In South Korea Ferry Accident http://wmky.org/post/search-continues-nearly-300-missing-south-korea-ferry-accident The search continues for survivors and answers in the South Korean ferry disaster. NPR's Anthony Kuhn offers details on the latest developments. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:23:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 14400 at http://wmky.org On Russian Call-in Show, Putin Maintains Hard Line Against West http://wmky.org/post/russian-call-show-putin-maintains-hard-line-against-west Russian President Vladimir Putin says he hopes he won't have to move troops into Ukraine to protect the local Russian-speaking population, but he reserves the right to do so. He made the comments on a televised call-in show. <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+Russian+Call-in+Show%2C+Putin+Maintains+Hard+Line+Against+West&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:23:00 +0000 Corey Flintoff 14399 at http://wmky.org Obama: Affordable Care Act Enrollment Hits 8 Million http://wmky.org/post/obama-affordable-care-act-enrollment-hits-8-million President Obama says that enrollment under the Affordable Care Act has reached 8 million after the March 31 sign-up deadline was extended by two weeks.<p>"This thing is working," he told reporters at a White House briefing on Thursday.<p>The president said that 35 percent of those signing up through the federal government's website were under the age of 35. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:22:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 14405 at http://wmky.org Obama: Affordable Care Act Enrollment Hits 8 Million Hillary Clinton's Presidential Chess Board http://wmky.org/post/hillary-clintons-presidential-chess-board If the jockeying before the 2016 presidential race is a game of political chess, the most powerful queen on the board would obviously be Hillary Clinton.<p>So much of what will happen in 2016 hinges on Clinton's decision on whether to run, which she has said she'll announce by the end of this year.<p>If the former secretary of state and New York senator enters the race, she reduces the space on the board for any competitors within her own party. That would be particularly true for the Democratic women mentioned as possibilities for national office.<p>Vice President Joe Biden or Maryland Gov. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:50:00 +0000 Frank James 14393 at http://wmky.org Hillary Clinton's Presidential Chess Board Got A Hobby? Might Be A Smart Professional Move http://wmky.org/post/could-those-weekend-pottery-classes-help-you-get-promoted-work Maybe you paint, keep a journal or knit. Or maybe you play bass in a punk rock band.<p>Whatever hobby you have, keep at it. A little study published this week suggests that having a creative outlet outside the office might help people perform better at work.<p>Psychologists from San Francisco State University found that the more people engaged in their hobbies, the more likely they were to come up with creative solutions to problems on the job. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:46:00 +0000 editor 14394 at http://wmky.org Got A Hobby? Might Be A Smart Professional Move BP Exec Who Led Cleanup Settles On Charges Of Insider Trading http://wmky.org/post/bp-exec-who-led-cleanup-settles-charges-insider-trading A former BP executive who led the company's cleanup of the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/06/10/190413988/bp-ends-oil-spill-cleanup-in-gulf-except-for-louisiana">2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill</a> has agreed to pay $224,000 in penalties and restitution in a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for allegedly trading on inside information on the disaster.<p>SEC regulators say Keith A. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:14:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 14395 at http://wmky.org BP Exec Who Led Cleanup Settles On Charges Of Insider Trading Scientists Spot A Planet That Looks Like 'Earth's Cousin' http://wmky.org/post/scientists-spot-planet-looks-earths-cousin Scientists who have been hunting for another Earth beyond our solar system have come across a planet that's remarkably similar to our world.<p>It's almost the same size as Earth, and it orbits in its star's "Goldilocks zone" — where temperatures are not too hot, not too cold, and maybe just right for life.<p>But a lot about this planet is going to remain a mystery, because it's 500 light-years away.<p>Researchers detected the planet while poring over data collected by <a href="http://kepler.nasa.gov/">NASA's Kepler Space Telescope</a>. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:02:00 +0000 Nell Greenfieldboyce 14396 at http://wmky.org Scientists Spot A Planet That Looks Like 'Earth's Cousin' Chili Say What? Linguistics Help Pinpoint Pepper's Origins http://wmky.org/post/chili-say-what-linguistics-help-pinpoint-peppers-origins Count us among those who just can't get enough chili pepper news.<p>These spicy fruits are beloved around the world for their ability to sex up nearly any cuisine. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:59:00 +0000 editor 14397 at http://wmky.org Chili Say What? Linguistics Help Pinpoint Pepper's Origins First Embryonic Stem Cells Cloned From A Man's Skin http://wmky.org/post/first-embryonic-stem-cells-cloned-mans-skin Eighteen years ago, scientists in Scotland took the nuclear DNA from the cell of an adult sheep and put it into another sheep's egg cell that had been emptied of its own nucleus. The resulting egg was implanted in the womb of a third sheep, and the result was Dolly, the first clone of a mammal.<p>Dolly's birth set off a huge outpouring of ethical concern — along with hope that the same techniques, applied to human cells, could be used to treat myriad diseases.<p>But Dolly's birth also triggered years of frustration. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:14:00 +0000 Richard Harris 14392 at http://wmky.org First Embryonic Stem Cells Cloned From A Man's Skin 'Why Am I Dead?' He Never Asked. Here's The Answer He Never Heard http://wmky.org/post/why-am-i-dead-he-never-asked-heres-answer-he-never-heard Shara Yurkiewicz is a med student. She's doing rounds now, moving from department to department. Much of what she sees, she's seeing for the first time. Not yet a doctor, there are moments, many moments when she has the eyes of a patient. She gets scared. She feels helpless. She's too involved. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:57:00 +0000 Robert Krulwich 14391 at http://wmky.org 'Why Am I Dead?' He Never Asked. Here's The Answer He Never Heard Wednesday, April 16 http://wmky.org/post/wednesday-april-16 <p></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:51:17 +0000 Greg Jenkins 14390 at http://wmky.org Wednesday, April 16 Senior Art Exhibition Opens April 23 http://wmky.org/post/senior-art-exhibition-opens-april-23 <p><span style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(236, 236, 236);">The main gallery of Morehead State University's Claypool-Young Art Building will present "Stepping Into The Future: 2014 Annual MSU Senior Juried Art Exhibition,” April 23 through May 7.</span><br style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(236, 236, 236);" /><br style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:01:49 +0000 Morehead State University 14389 at http://wmky.org Senior Art Exhibition Opens April 23 Feature: MSU Football 2014 Preview http://wmky.org/post/feature-msu-football-2014-preview <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the Morehead State football team prepares for its annual spring game, </span>MSPR's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Mike Williams takes a look at the 2014 edition of the Eagles...&nbsp;</span></p><p>MSU<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Spring Football Game -- Saturday, April </span>19th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> @ 5:</span>15pm --&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial; line-height: 18px;">Jayne Stadium</span></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:55:40 +0000 Mike Williams 14388 at http://wmky.org Feature: MSU Football 2014 Preview 15 Injured After Firetrucks Collide, Smash Into LA Restaurant http://wmky.org/post/15-injured-after-fire-trucks-collide-smash-la-restaurant Two firetrucks speeding toward the same blaze in a Los Angeles suburb collided, with one of the vehicles then plowing into a restaurant, injuring 15 people, including six firefighters.<p>Monterey Park Fire Chief Jim Birrell said trucks from his city and neighboring Alhambra were responding to a house fire shortly after 3 p.m. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:04:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 14380 at http://wmky.org 15 Injured After Firetrucks Collide, Smash Into LA Restaurant