Special Labor Day program to air on MSPR


Staff Report



MORHEAD – Morehead State Public Radio (MSPR) will celebrate Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5, with special programs.

Among the specials are the following:

At 9 a.m., Music and the Spoken Word Forged in Iron will air. The show celebrates the working women and men. Those who labor day in and day out. Music from this show includes “The Road Not Taken” from Frostiana, “My Song in the Night,” “O Come Ye Nations of the Earth” and other selections.

MSPR will broadcast “The Right To Vote – A Humankind Special” at 10 a.m. A documentary by David Freudberg about the much-contested right to vote in America: from slaves freed after the Civil War, to women’s suffrage, to the Civil Rights movement, to today’s debate over whether voters should be required to show ID at the polls. It traces the long battle over who may participate in democracy’s most basic function. Includes coverage of major summer 2016 court rulings.

At 11 a.m., “Out of the Blue: 50 Years After the University of Texas Tower Shooting” will air. The show features selections from more than 100 exclusive, first-person accounts of the UT Tower shooting to paint a broad picture of the events that took place 50 years ago. Many of these eyewitness stories have not been shared publicly until now.

The specials will wrap up at noon with “The Science of Gratitude.” The one-hour documentary focusing on the latest information regarding the power (or lack of it) of being thankful. We hear research, expert opinion, and individual stories to illustrate how gratitude often has a large impact on overall happiness. The program covers gratitude in the workplace, in relationships, in health, in child-rearing, etc. It is hosted by Susan Sarandon.

Morehead State Public Radio broadcasts 24-hours a day from the campus of MSU and serves more than 20 counties in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia.

Additional information is available by calling MSPR at 800-286-9659 or 606-783-2001; or logging on to MSPR’s website at wmky.org/.

Staff Report

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