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Conway Interview at a Glance

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So, how was Jack Conway you ask? It seems Attorney General Conway  overall, plays the conservative Democrat role.

Specifically he thinks big banks need to be regulated. He seems to be on board with President Obama’s plan to prevent banks from involving in risky(ier) investments. You know, that plan that was associated with market’s relative tank last week.

On health care, Conway doesn’t want to be associated with one camp or the other. He claims to be neither Pelosi/Reid or McConnell, Boehner. He’s pro competition among insurance companies.

Surprisingly, Conway’s stance on Afghanistan isn’t that of surge surge surge, but more Pakistan, Pakistan, Pakistan.  He thinks more of the billions of dollars headed to aide in our Afghanistan conflict should be redirected to Pakistan.

On Campaign Money: Conway is doing just fine in his fund-raising endeavors, so is his major competitor, Lieutenant Governor Dr. Daniel Mongiardo. Conway, though, is currently polling higher.

On Democrats: The Massachusetts upset sent shiver’s down his spine, but he expected it.  He says he actually welcomed it. Conway says he thinks the Democratic Party needs reform, and that is platform on which he is running.

We’ll see how it goes.  I’m still waiting on my shot with the Lieutenant Governor.

And since you took the time to read this whole blog. How about a fun/odd video to top things off:

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Written by Chad Lampe

January 25, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Mark’s ‘Good Read’

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When we’re not on-the-air or at our desks, we like to pick up good books. Most of us here at the station are, in fact, avid readers. In the style of NPR’s “What We’re Reading” (an excellent weekly guide) we, too, decided to share what’s currently being read by WKMS staff members, student workers and volunteers.

Interested in a book on our list? Follow the Amazon link beneath the picture. A small percentage of your purchase of anything on Amazon through this link goes right to WKMS at no additional cost to you.

What are you reading? Share your good read our Facebook Fan Page, here.

Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace… One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

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Product Description:
The astonishing, uplifting story of a real-life Indiana Jones and his humanitarian campaign to use education to combat terrorism in the Taliban’s backyard. Anyone who despairs of the individual’s power to change lives has to read the story of Greg Mortenson, a homeless mountaineer who, following a 1993 climb of Pakistan’s treacherous K2, was inspired by a chance encounter with impoverished mountain villagers and promised to build them a school. Over the next decade he built fifty-five schools—especially for girls—that offer a balanced education in one of the most isolated and dangerous regions on earth. As it chronicles Mortenson’s quest, which has brought him into conflict with both enraged Islamists and uncomprehending Americans, Three Cups of Tea combines adventure with a celebration of the humanitarian spirit.

“A good friend of mine loaned me his copy of Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin. It’s a remarkable true story of a young man who turned great failure into a quest to help others. Greg Mortenson’s passion to educate underprivileged children in Pakistan and Afghanistan proves that one person CAN make a difference. Three Cups of Tea is inspiring and humbling. I can’t wait to read Mortenson’s latest book, Stones into Schools.” – Mark Welch

See more “Good Reads” on the WKMS web site.

Written by Matt Markgraf

January 25, 2010 at 10:38 am

morning cram (zombie town edition)

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KY~ Lone Oak, ARISE!!! FEMA has paid back ice storm costs and another may blow through this week. Some mushroom dealers take a (plea) bargain.  +400 jobs are coming soon to Livingston County.  Buy your own bison. Whitfield is challenged. General Assembly rejects Beshear’s plan.

TN~ Montgomery County gets preventative.

IL~ The Ohio River may flood a little. TV debate today, as the race for governor gets dirty.

SPORTS~ UTM<EIU, APSU>JSU, MSU>SEMO (both Men’s/Women’s).

Written by Chris Taylor

January 25, 2010 at 9:12 am

Posted in The Morning Cram