Murray State’s spring 2012 crop of graduates face a rough economy still struggling back from recession. And they, along with two and a half million other graduates nationwide, will compete for jobs not quite as plentiful as in the past. We’ll take a look at job prospects for new grads in our region today on Page Sunday from WKMS News.
The Quebe Sisters Band is made up of Grace, Sophia, and Hulda Quebe as well as Joey McKenzie and Drew Phelps. The young Texans play triple fiddles in the country western style and have played with ensembles ranging from the Grand Ole Opry to the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra.
They’ll be visiting Paris, Tennessee at the Krider Performing Arts Center on Saturday, May 19th. Rose Krzton-Presson spoke with Sophia Quebe about life as a sister and musician.
Balanced budgets are tough to come by these days at the national, state and local level. Murray’s City Council is dealing with a half million dollar deficit, but what about it’s doppelganger in Mississippi? How twins can be so different on Front Page Sunday from WKMS News.
Every community in the country has been impacted by the down economy. Many, like Murray, Kentucky, have had a rough time of it, coping with shrinking resources and growing budget shortfalls. Other cities, including one almost identical to Murray, have fared better with their finances. We’ll talk about why, and what lessons cities like Murray could learn, with the mayor of that parallel community, today on Front Page P.M. from WKMS News.
As National Poetry Month closes we’re bringing you a glimpse into Murray Middle School classroom activities with the Shakespeare in the Schools Partnership Initiative. It coordinates with the annual Shakespeare Festival at Murray. Murray State faculty member Dr. Barbara Cobb brought the Bard’s sonnets to Murray Middle and is here to share a sample of student responses.
We’ll hear about contention on another one of our region’s rivers, the long-overdue Olmstead Dam Project on the Ohio. Then we’ll sit down with a world-class runner who was in Murray this weekend, to talk about the sport’s finer points. Then, a look back at the past Paducah Symphony Orchestra season with their new executive director and their artistic director.
Almost four months after the Delta Mariner crashed into the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake, hearings are underway in Paducah to determine how it happened and how to keep it from happening again. We’ll look at what’s emerged in the hearings so far, this morning on Front Page A.M. from WKMS News.