News Archive
2:15 am
Thu May 22, 2008

Obama Has Work to Do in Kentucky and West Virginia

Lexington, KY – Following Tuesday night's presidential primary in Kentucky, bluegrass state democrats have stated loudly and clearly their support for Hillary Clinton. Barack Obama's Tuesday night victory across the country in Oregon, however, has put the Illinois senator in the driver's seat in the final weeks of the primary season.

"He's obviously the odds-on favorite, but there are more primaries," said WUKY political reporter Ken Kurtz.

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News Archive
10:06 am
Tue May 20, 2008

Clinton Campaigns Hard in Western Kentucky

Murray, KY – Senator Hillary Clinton and her family are campaigning hard across western Kentucky, building up to what many political pundits label a make-or-break primary for the New York senator.

Clinton has been asked to call it quits by many in the political arena, but she continues to move forward. Nationally, she trails Senator Barack Obama in pledged delegates, superdelegates, and in the popular vote. However, Clinton has a commanding lead in Kentucky.

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Commentary
12:46 am
Wed January 2, 2008

Holiday Break

Dr. Duane Bolin

Murray, KY – There are two things students, professors and faculty collectively look forward to each year: Winter Break and Summer Break. With nearly 3 weeks in, and one week left, Commentator Duane Bolin, a Professor of History at Murray State, answers the question, What do professors do during winter break? At least, here's what he does

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Commentary
12:38 am
Wed January 2, 2008

A New Years Eve to Remember

Dr. Brian Clardy

Murray, KY – For some, New Years Eve means a night with the family, gathered around a television to watch the ball drop as the clock strikes 12. For others, it's a night on the town, partaking in local festivities. One year, for Commentator Dr. Brian Clardy, it was a night at NPR's Toast of the Nation 2004, bringing in the new year in an intimate concert with Kurt Elling.

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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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