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the morning cram [killer coal edition]

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Late stage Black Lung disease.

From NPR: Cases of Black Lung surge as an investigation by NPR and CPI uncovers regulators' inability to control a deadly disease.

From Kentucky: A man accused of setting a fatal fire at Murray State goes on trial again today in Marshall County. A long list of new laws are set to take effect in Kentucky this week.

From Illinois: Illinois transportation officials are working to curb the rising number of roadway fatalities with the help of the state’s digital message boards.

Shelly Baskin works in MSU's Office of Regional Outreach and is a graduate student in Occupational Safety and Health. A roustabout from Memphis, Tennessee, Shelly first found his way into WKMS through the newsroom back in 2011 through luck, charm and force of will. Though he left news for another position, he still enjoys working on independent radio projects and volunteering for the station. He’s an avid disc golfer and occasional real golfer and is terrible at both. A lover of all things musical, Shelly is always ready to hear something new and unique.
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