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  1. Online Retail Boom Means More Warehouse Workers, And Robots To Accompany Them

    06.19 / 21:53 wkms.org Wkms.org - Murray
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQnt95QGtbY There's a good chance something you've bought online has been in the hands of a "picker" first. These are the workers in warehouses who pick, pack and ship all those things we're ordering. At Amazon and other companies, they're working side by side with robots. Experts say while the robots are replacing some human workers, the machines aren't quite ready to take over completely. To keep pace with a growing hunger for fast delivery, more pickers…
  2. Family Says Otto Warmbier, American Released By North Korea, Has Died

    06.19 / 21:53 wkms.org Wkms.org - Murray
    Otto Warmbier, a U.S. citizen who was freed last week after more than a year in North Korean detention, has died. Doctors said last week that he had "extensive loss of tissue" in all parts of his brain. Warmbier, 22, has been in a coma since he returned to the United States last week. His parents, Fred and Cindy, said in a statement that Warmbier died on Monday afternoon. "Unfortunately, the awful torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the North Koreans ensured that no…
  3. If Congress Repeals Obamacare, Bevin’s Plan Could Be Toast, Too

    06.19 / 20:58 wkms.org Wkms.org - Murray
    If Republicans in Congress move forward with their plan to replace Obamacare , Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin’s ideas for the future of the program could also go up in s…
  4. The Fancy Farm Picnic On A Non-Election Year; What To Expect

    06.19 / 18:55 wkms.org Wkms.org - Murray
    Fancy Farm Picnic chairman Mark Wilson says the non-election year will make this summer’s event a little d…
  5. New Kentucky Law Will Shield Food Donations to Nonprofits

    06.19 / 18:55 wkms.org Wkms.org - Murray
    A new Kentucky law will shield entities donating food to nonprofits from liability with the goal of increasing food…
  6. Be Bigger, Fight Harder: Roxane Gay On A Lifetime Of 'Hunger'

    06.19 / 17:51 wkms.org Wkms.org - Murray
    Roxane Gay has finally written the book that she "wanted to write the least." The author of Bad Feminist and Difficult Women says the moment she realized that she would "never want to write about fatness" was the same moment she knew this was the book she needed to write. The result is Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body . Hunger, she writes, is not about wanting to shed 30 or 40 pounds: "This is a book about living in the world when you are three or four hundred pounds overweight," she…
  7. Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Wisconsin Gerrymandering Case

    06.19 / 17:51 wkms.org Wkms.org - Murray
    The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take up an appeal over electoral districts in Wisconsin after a lower court ruled that the state's Republican-drawn map constitutes an "unconstitutional partisan gerrymander." It's the first time in more than a decade that the nation's highest court will take up the issue of partisan gerrymandering, or drawing voting districts with the aim of strengthening one political party. And it gives the court an opportunity to formally determine a metric on what…
  8. Russia Draws A Line Across Syria After U.S. Shoots Down Syrian Jet

    06.19 / 17:51 wkms.org Wkms.org - Murray
    Russia says its missile systems in Syria will track everything in the air west of the Euphrates River as a potential target — including aircraft from the U.S.-led coalition — after the U.S. shot down a Syrian jet Sunday. U.S. officials say the aircraft had struck America's rebel allies. Russia also says it will suspend its participation in a "deconfliction" line that was established to prevent inadvertent clashes when Russia began military operations in Syria's airspace 20 months ago. The a…
  9. A Good News Story About Diarrhea — With One Surprising Exception

    06.19 / 17:51 wkms.org Wkms.org - Murray
    Diarrhea is not only a topic that makes people a bit squeamish, it turns out to be a difficult disease to put into numbers. But two trends are clear, says an author of a new report: The number of deaths from diarrheal diseases is dropping dramatically in low-income countries – and ticking upward in wealthy nations. An infection by E. coli, Cryptosporidium, Shigella or rotavirus, and the resulting diarrhea, is often a death sentence in much of the world. In 2005, about 1.6 million people d…
  10. Can You Find The Defibrillator At Work? Half Of People Say No

    06.19 / 15:56 wkms.org Wkms.org - Murray
    Do you know where your workplace's automated external defibrillator is located? About half of all U.S. employees don't, according to the results of an American Heart Association survey. The survey also found that workers in the hospitality and service industry, which includes hotels and restaurants, were less likely to know the location of their workplace's AED. About 66 percent of them didn't know where it was. Workers in schools and other education facilities were the most likely to be…
  11. Struggle To Stay: The Personal Stories Behind Population Loss

    06.19 / 15:56 wkms.org Wkms.org - Murray
    Rural communities across the Ohio Valley are shrinking as more young people leave to find work, to escape troubles, or to follow dreams. US Census data show West Virginia, for example, losing population faster than almost every other state. West Virginia Public Broadcasting and the Ohio Valley ReSource are following six young people from the region to get the personal stories behind these population…
  12. 79 People Are Believed Dead In London's Grenfell Tower Apartment Fire

    06.19 / 14:57 wkms.org Wkms.org - Murray
    "I'm afraid to say there are now 79 people that we believe are either dead" or presumed dead in London's Grenfell Tower fire, Metropolitan Police Cmdr. Stuart Cundy said Monday morning, in an update on the huge fire that overtook a 24-story building last week. "Sadly, for many families, they have lost more than one family member," Cundy said. "This is an incredibly distressing time for all of them." Only five victims have been formally identified, and Cundy said that because of the fire's…
  13. At Least 1 Dead After Vehicle Hits Pedestrians Near North London Mosque

    06.19 / 14:57 wkms.org Wkms.org - Murray
    Updated 4:10 a.m. ET A van drove into pedestrians early Monday morning in north London, police say, in what they are investigating as a terrorist attack. "One man was pronounced dead at the scene," the Metropolitan Police Service said in a statement . "Eight people injured were taken to three separate hospitals; two people were treated at the scene for minor injuries." The U.K. police service said officers were called at 12:20 a.m. local time (7:20 p.m. Sunday ET) to the scene on Seven…
  14. The Slants Win Supreme Court Battle Over Band's Name In Trademark Dispute

    06.19 / 14:57 wkms.org Wkms.org - Murray
    Members of the rock band The Slants have the right to call themselves by a disparaging name, the Supreme Court says, in a ruling that could have broad impact on how the First Amendment is applied in other trademark cases. The Slants' leader Simon Tam filed a lawsuit after the Patent and Trademark Office kept the band from registering its name and rejected its appeal, citing the Lanham Act, which prohibits any trademark that could "disparage ... or bring ... into contemp[t] or disrepute"…
  15. New Resource to Help Fight Heroin, Opioid Epidemic

    06.19 / 14:00 wkms.org Wkms.org - Murray
    A Kentucky community has a new resource to help fight the heroin and opioid…
  16. Upcoming Programming Changes: A Note from Program Director Tracy Ross

    06.19 / 14:00 wkms.org Wkms.org - Murray
    Perhaps you've noticed over the years that most program changes happen during the summer. This is because our fiscal year ends at the end of June along with the yearly subscriptions of the national programs we air. July first is a sort of holiday for those of us at WKMS and our gifts to you are the freshly wrapped programs on our schedule. I'm confident you'll find enjoyment and value in these programs in the year ahead. Folk Alley (Saturdays from 5-7 a.m.) plays a mix of artists that will…
  17. Man Faces New Charges After Driving Wrong Way On Interstate

    06.19 / 12:55 wkms.org Wkms.org - Murray
    A Kentucky man faces 34 new charges after authorities said he drove a garbage truck into oncoming traffic on Interstate…
  18. Archaeology Day Camps Offered At Wickliffe Mounds

    06.19 / 12:55 wkms.org Wkms.org - Murray
    Archaeology camps are being offered for children at the site of an ancient Native American village in far western…
  19. Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah On World Cafe

    06.19 / 10:58 wkms.org Wkms.org - Murray
    Trumpet virtuoso Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah is stretching modern jazz music to include the flavors of hip-hop, trap and West African percussion. His latest release, Ruler Rebel , is his first in series of three albums marking the 100th anniversary of the first commercially recorded jazz music. As Adjuah tells it, that recording, made by the Original Dixieland Jass Band in New Orleans in 1917, was originally conceived as satire with a racially-charged subtext. It's a history that hits…
  20. As Macron's Strength Grows In France, May's Popularity Wanes In Britain

    06.19 / 02:54 wkms.org Wkms.org - Murray
    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: We'd like to start the program today across the Atlantic, where we'll check in on two cities, London and Paris. For newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron, it's the best of times. Exit polls show his party is poised to claim a strong majority in the lower house of Parliament. But across the English Channel, it is a very different story. British Prime Minister Theresa May's party not only lost its majority in the most…