Commentary
12:37 am
Fri December 21, 2007

The Meaning of Kwanzaa

Murray, KY – Since its creation in 1966, African Americans have celebrated their cultural heritage with the celebration of Kwanzaa, which derives from a Swahili phrase meaning First Fruits. Dr. Brian Clardy and Dr. Debbie Owens explain the origins of the week long celebration and the seven associated principles.

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Commentary
12:36 am
Fri December 21, 2007

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Dr. Brian Clardy

Murray, KY – Some call the 1965 animated classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas, the Christmas special that almost never was. With a miniscule production budget, choppy animation and no laugh-track, producers were certain the special would be a complete flop But to a complete surprise, it was a smash hit, eventually winning an Emmy and a Peabody award Commentator Brian Clardy talks about why this telling of the true meaning of Christmas has stayed in the hearts of countless viewers for over 40 years.

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Commentary
12:24 am
Fri December 21, 2007

Christmas Lights

Dr. Duane Bolin

Murray, KY – When Edward Johnson, associate to Thomas Edison, strung lights around his home Christmas Tree in 1882, opened his windows, and flipped the switch passersby called it magnificent local newspapers called it a publicity stunt and Johnson was called the Father of the Electric Christmas Tree Lights. One hundred years ago, a tree adorned with lights would have cost around 2000 dollars, but now it's tradition for families around the world. Duane Bolin examines the importance of lights in traditions, religion, and literature.

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Commentary
12:16 am
Tue December 18, 2007

Horizons

Dr. Duane Bolin

Murray, KY – As we think of potential New Year's resolutions, such as eating better, reading more, or spending more time with loved ones, we decide to make plans for a future... uncertain. For a horizon unforeseen. Duane Bolin ponders what lies beyond life's horizons and whether or not it's really worth knowing the answer.

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Commentary
12:36 am
Thu December 13, 2007

Between Town and Family in South Fulton, TN: A Hometown Christmas

Dr. Brian Clardy

Murray, KY – From fruitcakes to lutefisk, every family's got their time honored holiday traditions. Commentator, Dr. Brian Clardy takes us to South Fulton Tennessee, and shares some of his Christmas customs between town and family.

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Commentary
2:23 am
Tue December 11, 2007

Big Words

Murray, KY – According to the National Assessment for Adult Literacy, over 40% of the US Population read at a basic or below basic level. What's more is that the percentage of adults with proficient reading skills has declined over the past 10 years. Dr. Scott Vander Ploeg talks about the importance of effective language skills in a commentary he calls Big Words.

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Local Features
4:54 am
Thu December 6, 2007

Paducah Symphony Orchestra

Murray, KY – Hear from the Director of Choruses of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Bradley Almquist. He tells Kate Lochte about the two Holiday concerts at the Carson Center Saturday, December 8th.

A Child's Christmas starts at 11 am Saturday at the Carson Center, with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra and its Chlidren's Chorus bringing "Twas the Night Before Christmas" to life on stage. Vocalist Abby Burke joins the Paducah Pops Orchestra and Symphony Chorus for the Holiday Pops concert at 7:30pm Saturday.

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Local Features
4:50 am
Thu December 6, 2007

Evolution of the Trucking Industry

Murray, KY – Pick up any newspaper today and peak into the help wanted section and you will find that the largest portion of ads read Drivers wanted. Nicole Erwin has more on the opportunities and pitfalls of the trucking industry.

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Commentary
3:54 am
Tue December 4, 2007

On Chrismastime and Loss

Dr. Brian Clardy

Murray, KY – For most, the holiday season signifies a time for celebration... It's no wonder why it's been declared The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. But for some, the winter holidays can be the loneliest time of the year A bittersweet reminder of past times and hardships... Dr. Brian Clardy shares with us a story from his past about how the passing of a loved one launched a new holiday tradition for his family.

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Local Features
1:32 am
Tue December 4, 2007

Hanukkah

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Murray, KY – Today is more than just Tuesday for millions around the world, it's the 24th day of the month of Kislev, and that can mean only one thing; it's the first day of Hanukkah.

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