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  1. Trump Wants Families On Food Stamps To Get Jobs. The Majority Already Work

    05.25 / 02:56 wkms.org Wkms.org - Murray
    When President Trump's budget director, Mick Mulvaney, unveiled the administration's budget blueprint earlier this week, which calls for significant cuts to food stamps, he noted that the aim of the budget was to get people working. "If you're on food stamps and you're able-bodied, we need you to go to work. If you're on disability insurance and you're not supposed to be — if you're not truly disabled, we need you to go back to work," Mulvaney said Tuesday. But the reality is, many people (…
  2. Republican's Altercation With Reporter Shakes Up Montana Race On Eve Of Voting

    05.25 / 02:56 wkms.org Wkms.org - Murray
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhoH4v8xYlU The Montana special congressional race was roiled on the eve of Thursday's vote after GOP nominee Greg Gianforte allegedly "body slammed" a reporter. According to audio posted by Ben Jacobs, a political reporter with The Guardian , he was attempting to ask Gianforte a question, ahead of a campaign event in Bozeman, about the Congressional Budget Office's scoring of the Republican health care bill, which showed that 23 million more people would be…
  3. Boom Time Again For U.S. Oil Industry, Thanks To OPEC

    05.24 / 23:29 wkms.org Wkms.org - Murray
    Oil producers across the country are watching to see what OPEC does at its meeting in Vienna this week, since the cartel of oil-exporting countries has recently played a big role in turning around a two-year U.S. slump. There are more than twice as many U.S. rigs drilling for oil as a year ago, a turnaround that's felt keenly in places like the Bakken oil patch in North Dakota. Cigarettes and chewing tobacco are flying off the shelves of the gas station Angela Neuman manages in the town of…
  4. Eating Chocolate, A Little Each Week, May Lower The Risk Of A Heart Flutter

    05.24 / 23:29 wkms.org Wkms.org - Murray
    There's a rich body of evidence that links chocolate to heart health. Now comes a new study that finds people who consume small amounts of chocolate each week have a lower risk of developing atrial fibrillation, a heart condition characterized by a rapid or irregular heartbeat. "The rate of atrial fibrillation was 20 percent lower for people consuming two to six servings [of chocolate] per week" compared with people who ate chocolate less than once per month, explains study author…
  5. NBA Says 2019 All-Star Game Will Be In N.C. After Partial 'Bathroom Bill' Repeal

    05.24 / 22:10 wkms.org Wkms.org - Murray
    The NBA has announced that Charlotte, N.C., will host the 2019 All-Star Game, after the state partially repealed its controversial law that limited civil rights protections for LGBT people. The professional basketball league moved last year's All-Star game from Charlotte, where it was originally scheduled, to protest the state's HB2 law. "While we understand the concerns of those who say the repeal of HB2 did not go far enough, we believe the recent legislation eliminates the most…
  6. HenderSun Energy Seeking Contracts Needed to Secure Financial Backing for Natural Gas Plant

    05.24 / 22:10 wkms.org Wkms.org - Murray
    A group proposing a natural gas plant in Henderson County is continuing to seek contracts needed to secure financial backing to build the…
  7. President Trump's Big Wall Is Now Just 74 Miles Long In His Budget Plan

    05.24 / 22:10 wkms.org Wkms.org - Murray
    After making the need for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border a central campaign theme, President Trump has asked Congress for just $1.6 billion to start building 74 miles of barriers. Texas alone shares more than 1,200 miles of border with Mexico. If Congress approves the current request, 14 miles of old fencing in the San Diego sector would be replaced, and 60 miles of new structures would be built in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas — the region with the heaviest illegal traffic. With the …
  8. CBO: Republicans' AHCA Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured

    05.24 / 21:09 wkms.org Wkms.org - Murray
    The revised Republican Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill will leave 23 million more people uninsured over the next decade than if Obamacare were to remain in place, and it would reduce the deficit by $119 billion. But of those 23 million, "a few million ... would use tax credits to purchase policies that would not cover major medical risks." That's what the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reported on Wednesday in its latest score of the American Health Care Act. The fate of the…
  9. Fitness Trackers: Good at Measuring Heart Rate, Not So Good At Measuring Calories

    05.24 / 20:10 wkms.org Wkms.org - Murray
    Sleek, high-tech wristbands are extremely popular these days, promising to measure heart rate, steps taken during the day, sleep, calories burned and even stress. And, increasingly, patients are heading to the doctor armed with reams of data gathered from their devices. "They're essentially asking us to digest the data and offer advice about how to avoid cardiovascular disease," says cardiologist Euan Ashley , associate professor of medicine at the Stanford University Medical Center and…
  10. With Kentucky Mining Board Scrapped, Safety Advocates Worry

    05.24 / 20:10 wkms.org Wkms.org - Murray
    A board that was ostensibly responsible for reviewing coal miners’ training and reviewing all proposed coal mine safety regulations will hold its last meeting next w…
  11. Invisibilia from NPR Returns for Season 3

    05.24 / 20:10 wkms.org Wkms.org - Murray
    The popular NPR program Invisibilia returns to WKMS in June. Four new episodes of Invisibilia Season 3 are hosted by Alix Spiegel and Hanna Rosin. Invisibilia is Latin for "invisible things." The program explores the unseen forces that shape human behavior -- things like ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions -- interweaving narrative storytelling with scientific research that will ultimately make you see your own life differently. Invisibilia airs Sunday evenings at 6:00 p.m. and…
  12. Why Did Melania Trump Cover Her Hair At The Vatican But Not In Saudi Arabia?

    05.24 / 19:07 wkms.org Wkms.org - Murray
    Melania Trump accompanied the president to the Vatican Wednesday, wearing a black veil and long-sleeved, Dolce and Gabbana black dress. The meeting was cordial. But First Lady Trump's clothing choices — specifically her decision around whether to cover at the Vatican versus visits to Saudi Arabia and Israel — attracted commentary from both sides of the aisle. Some criticized her for not covering her hair during a visit to the Western Wall , part of a destroyed Jewish temple complex, or whi…
  13. McConnell: Kentucky Judge Nominated to Appeals Court will Get Senate Vote

    05.24 / 19:07 wkms.org Wkms.org - Murray
    U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell says a Kentucky judge nominated for the appeals court will get a vote in the…
  14. Former McCracken Co. Deputy Jailer Pleads Not Guilty to Misconduct Charges

    05.24 / 19:07 wkms.org Wkms.org - Murray
    A former McCracken County deputy jailer has pleaded not guilty to multiple counts of…
  15. Corps of Engineers to Hold Ceremony Naming U.S. 62 Bridge Near Kentucky Dam

    05.24 / 18:07 wkms.org Wkms.org - Murray
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is holding a ceremony Tuesday to name a bridge near Kentucky Dam after a resident engineer who died last…
  16. Something From Nothing Episode 5: Nathan Lynn

    05.24 / 16:12 wkms.org Wkms.org - Murray
    In this episode of Something from Nothing, Justin interviews Nathan Lynn in the guest’s van--down by the river. Justin and Nathan begin the interview by briefly reminiscing about an incident during their time together at Heath High School. Nathan discusses in detail one of his songs that happens to be one of Justin’s all time favorites. The guest shares some of his songwriting influences including how his family played a role in his development as a musician. The origin of Bawn and the Mas…
  17. Fox News Retracts DNC Staffer Conspiracy Story, But Hannity Keeps It Alive

    05.24 / 16:12 wkms.org Wkms.org - Murray
    The Fox News Channel has retracted a week-old story based on a groundless conspiracy theory involving the death of a staffer for the Democratic National Committee, conceding it did not meet the network's standards. The retracted May 16 online story claimed to report as fact that the late Seth Rich, a 27-year-old Democratic National Committee staffer, was actually the person who leaked tens of thousands of emails from the DNC to WikiLeaks and that his murder was tied to that action. Rich…
  18. Kentucky Ag Department Warning Farmers of Recent Hay Scams

    05.24 / 16:12 wkms.org Wkms.org - Murray
    The Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture is warning farmers of recent hay scams targeting buyers and…
  19. Why Colleges Already Face Race-Related Challenges In Serving Future Students

    05.24 / 15:11 wkms.org Wkms.org - Murray
    Today, more Americans graduate high school and go on to college than ever before. But as the country becomes more diverse — the Census Bureau expects that by 2020 more than half of the nation's children will be part of a minority race or ethnic group — are colleges and universities ready to serve them? "If you look at the past 50, almost 60 years, you see we have made a lot of progress as a country in terms of high school seniors deciding to go to college in the 1.5 years after gra…
  20. A Message To Inspire Women To Lead: Own Your Awesome

    05.24 / 15:11 wkms.org Wkms.org - Murray
    People often ask me: What's the best lesson you learned after almost two decades on the U.S. women's soccer team? I'm fairly certain they want the secret formula to winning. Instead, I tell them, the best lesson I learned is actually a secret about life. And that lesson came to me while watching my incredible teammates do their thing, on and off the field. Sure, I loved that they were amazing athletes, and we were winning World Cups and Olympics together. But I was most impressed that they…