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Murray Mentioned in ‘This Is NPR’

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We found a Murray, Kentucky mention in NPR’s biographical retrospective! Here’s some context: Susan Stamberg writes about the early days of producing All Things Consisdered in 1971, about hearing voices from ‘exotic’ locations like Murfreesboro, Tennesse and Kankakee, Illinois…

Excerpt from page 15 of “This Is NPR: The First Forty Years”

In addition to carrying our program, reporters at those and other stations let America listen in to what was happening in their towns. They interviewed citizens and produced stories on local doings, and their tapes were broadcast on ATC.

“What’s there to do in Murray, Kentucky, on Saturday night?”

“You go down south ’til eleven-thirty. To Tennessee for beer. Then you come back here and usually you eat. You get a pizza. You drive around town two or three times. Nothin.’ You go home. That’s it.”

“Surely there’s more than that?” 

‘”There’s nothing else to do in Murray. If there was something else to do, we wouldn’t be up there on Saturday night driving up and down the street.”

Check out This Is NPR, available at the NPR Shop. It may just be your next good read!

Written by Matt Markgraf

December 5, 2011 at 2:32 pm

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Datebook: December 5 – Walt Disney Turns 110

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Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901 (and died December 15, 1966). Along with his brother Roy O. Disney, he was co-founder of Walt Disney Productions, which later became one of the best-known motion picture producers in the world. The corporation is now known as The Walt Disney Company and had an annual revenue of approximately US $36 billion in the 2010 financial year. Disney is particularly noted as a film producer and a popular showman, as well as an innovator in animation and theme park design. He and his staff created some of the world’s most well-known fictional characters including Mickey Mouse, for whom Disney himself provided the original voice. During his lifetime he received four honorary Academy Awards and won 22 Academy Awards from a total of 59 nominations, including a record four in one year, giving him more awards and nominations than any other individual in history.

It’s Monday, December 5

The Paducah Knights of Columbus fundraise with a Christmas Tree Sale continuing while trees last weekdays from 4 to 8 p.m. and weekends 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the downtown Farmer’s Market. Trees are Fraser Fir and Scotch Pine from 6 to 12 feet tall.

Friday is the deadline to bring food items for Christmas Baskets for Need Line of Murray. Tomorrow is the deadline for signing-up to receive a basket. Bring items ranging from jello and candy canes to turkey, sweet potatoes and stuffing mix. Donations are also welcome at the office, 638 South Fourth Street.

Tomorrow the Kiwanis Club of Paducah hosts its annual Charity Christmas Auction at Rolling Hills Country Club. A silent auction starts at 6:30 p.m. and goes live at 7:30. Admission is free and open to all. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Proceeds benefit Helping Hands, St. Nicholas Clinic, the club’s scholarship, Paducah Day Nursery and the West Kentucky Easter Seals.

Enjoy the week. Stay informed with Thank you.

the morning cram [an intruder in this mystic garden of the deep edition]

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An unexpected discovery at the bottom of the sea in 1977 changed biology.

NPR tells the story of a small crew of oceanographers who found giant 7 foot worms at the bottom of the ocean, changing what biologists believed was necessary to sustain life.

OVC Scores…

Kentucky~ It’s raining. And the roads are flooded.  Police are looking for a suspect in deadly Trigg County shooting. Paducah Police are looking for a robbery suspect. Gov Beshear is in Marshall County.

Illinois~ Prison work is dangerous.

Flood Watch in Effect- Be Careful Out There!

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The ongoing rain is making local roads dangerous, for more information visit the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s District pages below:

KYTC District 1

KYTC District 2

Additional Weather Info

Written by Drew Adams

December 5, 2011 at 6:42 am

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