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World Music from WKMS

Chris & Georgena Taylor present Imported (airs Sundays @ midnight on WKMS-FM) or On-Demand here.

We shake up the format this time.. Let us know what you think. We ❤ hearing from you:

In this episode we kick it old school and play mostly stuff that’s been around for a while. Check out and groove to the playlist below.


| PLAYLIST  (artist/album/song) |

Buck 65 – This Right Here Is Buck 65 – Bandits
Drunken Tiger – Year of the Tiger – I Want You
Portishead – Third – We Carry On
Digitalism – Idealism – Pogo
Oleg Kostrow – Magnificent Melodies for Mass Consumption – Uzbekian Dance
Juana Molina – Un Dia – Dar (Que Difical)
Peter, Bjorn & John – Writer’s Block – Let’s Call It Off
Los Bunkers – Música Libre – Santiago De Chile
DeVotchKa – How It Ends – Lunnaya Pogonka
Moby – Swing Vote – Flower
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs – Rococo

Datebook: October 10 – Double Ten Day – Wuchang Uprising 100 Years Ago

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Double Ten Day is the national day of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and celebrates the start of the Wuchang Uprising (against the handling of the railways post-Boxer Rebellion) of October 10, 1911, which led to the collapse of the Qing Dynasty in China and establishment of the Republic of China on January 1, 1912. It is therefore designated by the government as National Celebration Day. As a result of the Chinese Civil War, the Government of the Republic of China lost control of mainland China and relocated to Taiwan in 1949.  It is one of the most important national holidays in Taiwan.

It’s Monday, October 10

United States Air Force retiree David Rowland brings his Civil War collection to Wrather Museum. The display is open with no admission fee today through Thursday, October 13. The display opens today at 1 p.m. and closes Thursday. The Museum’s on University Drive and 16th Street, open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday The Hopkinsville High School Band of Tigers 2011 Marching Invitational involves 10 marching bands from western Kentucky in competition at the school’s Stadium of Champions. Preliminaries start at 1. Finals start at 6. Tickets are $5 for either, or $8 for the day.

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons is the featured work for Dr. Sue-Jean Park’s recital tomorrow night at 7:30. It’s in Performing Arts Hall on the second floor of the Doyle Fine Arts Building at Murray State. Dr. Park’s colleague in the University’s Department of Music faculty, Dr. Angela Wu, provides piano accompaniment.

Hear our own weekend shows like Beyond the Edge and Weekend Energy on demand at Thanks for listening.

Written by Matt Markgraf

October 10, 2011 at 11:10 am

the morning cram [Namibian conservation edition]

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Imagine the US Government told the people living around Yellowstone that wildlife conservation was their job. That’s what’s going on in Namibia.

NPR reports that in an effort to conserve wildlife, the Namibian government handed responsibility over to farmers, and its working.

Kentucky~ Police busted a Chicago drug dealer in Paducah. More Amish are refusing to use triangles. Special crops are getting state money. Fort Campbell remembers fallen this week.  Gubernatorial candidates are coming to Paducah. Conway is getting a money boost.

Tennessee~ AARP hopes to clarify voter ID law.