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Books we're reading at the station and recommend to you.When we're not on-the-air or at our desks, we like to pick up good books. Most of us here at the station are, in fact, avid readers. In the style of NPR's "What We're Reading" (an excellent weekly guide) we, too, decided to share what we've been reading. Here's a list of books recently read by WKMS staff members, student workers and volunteers.Interested in a book on our list? Follow the Amazon link beneath the picture. A small percentage of your purchase of anything on Amazon through this link goes right to WKMS at no additional cost to you!

Staff Pick from Calloway Co. Library: 'Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine, and a Miracle'

Looking for a good book to read, but not sure where to start? Make a visit to your public library! Here's another in our series of recommended reads from the staff at the Calloway County Public Library, Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine, and a Miracle, reviewed by Maddie Daubert and read by Sierra Foster.

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A truly wonderful and heartwarming story and testament to what animals and humans are really capable of. This dog travels over 70 miles to be with a marine who he bonded with and that showed him kindness. Thru efforts made by caring people they were able to get Nubs to America where he now lives in California with the Marine. This dog rose above the hardships he faced, the desert, fighting for food and to stay alive to be with a marine. The Marine and his comrades were turned in for having a dog by others that were not in their unit because they are not supposed to have pets. The marines were faced with a big problem because they were told to get rid of the animal or else. Thanks to the Marines and their families and many other caring people they were able to raise enough money to get Nubs to America. This is a story that brings tears to my eyes because it’s such a happy and inspirational story. Reading this story makes me want to go hug my own dog.

Staff Picks from the Calloway County Public Library is an ongoing series on WKMS. Hear more staff picks on Sounds Good, and read them online at

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Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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