Richard Nelson http://wkms.org en Commentary: Politics Is Not a Spectator Sport http://wkms.org/post/commentary-politics-not-spectator-sport <p>One of the greatest expressions of American democracy is going to the polls on election day and casting your vote. Yet, low voter turnout cast a shadow over the Kentucky May Primary. Commentator Richard Nelson says the health of the Commonwealth depends on citizen involvement in the election. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 21:08:59 +0000 Richard Nelson & Matt Markgraf 22816 at http://wkms.org Commentary: Politics Is Not a Spectator Sport Opinion: The Right Recipe for Marriage http://wkms.org/post/opinion-right-recipe-marriage <p>On May 9<sup>th</sup>, Barack Obama made history and headlines, becoming the first sitting president to openly support gay marriage. As expected, media outlets jumped on this announcement, a contentious social issue with favorability weighing almost an even split for and against in the polls. Commentator Richard Nelson argues that overall media coverage appeared bias, praising Obama for his &ldquo;evolution&rdquo; on the issue, without considering the other 50 percent or so who disagree on the issue. In his commentary, Nelson takes the opposing view and argues that the right recipe for marriage should include God in the mix.</p><p><em>Please note: Commentaries political in nature are solely the opinions of the commentator and do not necessarily reflect the views of&nbsp;WKMS&nbsp;or its staff.</em></p><p> Mon, 21 May 2012 20:45:58 +0000 Richard Nelson 18060 at http://wkms.org Opinion: The Right Recipe for Marriage Opinion: Casinos in Kentucky are a Sweetheart Deal for the Elite http://wkms.org/post/opinion-casinos-kentucky-are-sweetheart-deal-elite <p><em>The views expressed in this commentary are the opinion of the commentator and don&rsquo;t necessarily reflect the views of WKMS.</em></p> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 23:28:49 +0000 Richard Nelson & Matt Markgraf 17050 at http://wkms.org Opinion: Casinos in Kentucky are a Sweetheart Deal for the Elite Commentary: Is Marriage's Turkey Cooked? http://wkms.org/post/commentary-marriages-turkey-cooked <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53c33b284a816-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53c33b284a816-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53c33b284a816-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wkms/local-wkms-936769.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Murray, KY – For many, Thanksgiving has become a tradition of gathering around a turkey with the family, sharing stories and giving thanks. Commentator Richard Nelson recently found some statistics on opinions about marriage and the traditional family, which suggest that the idea of family has changed in people's minds. Nelson found, however that most Americans still believe children fare best in two-parent families.</p> Wed, 24 Nov 2010 17:21:06 +0000 Richard Nelson & Matt Markgraf 10810 at http://wkms.org Commentary: Is Marriage's Turkey Cooked?