Murray, KY – At its peak, over five hundred thousand Kentuckians were without power as remnants of Hurricane Ike swept across the Commonwealth. Downed trees blocked roadways and damaged homes. Now, almost a week later, crews continue to work to clear roads and get power systems restored. Chad Lampe gives us an update on the regional aftermath of the wind storms.
Murray, KY – If you can remember the 1992 Democratic National Convention, you might recall a news story about a mobile confessional. Journalists thought it was news; and it was, but not for the reason they thought. Artist and satirist Joey Skaggs was just playing a joke, but one with a point. He spoke at Murray State University last night and Chad Lampe sat down with Skaggs to talk about his art and his point.
Murray, KY – Murray State's student music ensembles concertize for a good cause Saturday, September 20 at 3:30 pm in Lovett Auditorium. Trumpet is Dr. Eric Swisher's teaching focus, and for this "Collage" concert, he and his colleagues concentrate on seamless staging. He and Murray State music student Rebecca Feldhaus describe the concert for Kate Lochte.
Murray, KY – Guerilla Poetry has come to western Kentucky. Scott Rayber and Tayler Sutton are leading the movement. Guerilla Poetry meets at the Big Apple Cafe in Murray featuring music from Great Gatsby. Kate Lochte has more.
Murray, KY – Several community groups of the villages of Paris and Paris Landing are collaborating on a three day grant-supported festival of arts, music and food September 26, 27 and 28. Paris Henry County Arts Council Director, Mary Lodge and other organizers say this is the first time they've been able to build a web presence with links to preview all the performers and events. Kate Lochte speaks with mary Lodge about it.
Murray, KY – Dr. Joy Navan signs copies her book "Nurturing the Gifted Female" recently published by Corwin Press, Thursday, September 18 from Noon to 2, at Murray State's Curris Center. Navan directs Murray's Center for Gifted Studies. She's taught and advocated for gifted and talented children for nearly 3 decades, and currently serves on the board of the Kentucky Odyssey of the Mind.
Murray, KY – West Kentucky Community and Technical College presents the documentary "Ripe for Change" and the film's producer Jed Riffe, Friday, September 19 at 7 in the Clemens Fine Arts Center on campus in Paducah. Riffe says that ideas about sustainable agriculture and the "slow food" movement have outgrown "elitist" labels. "Ripe for Change" is the first film in the Southern Arts Federation's Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. The producer tells Kate Lochte more about the film.
Murray, KY – In 1976, a small Napa Valley winery put everything on the line, challenging French vintners long before Napa was known for world-class wines. Bottle Shock is the story of a lawyer-turned vintner, an English wine seller who didn't think much of West Coast vintages, and the competition that put Napa on the map. Todd Hatton talks with Larry Thomas about the film, playing this weekend at Maiden Alley Cinema.