Celia Brewer http://wkms.org en Commentary: Preventing Gun Violence with "Magical Thinking" http://wkms.org/post/commentary-preventing-gun-violence-magical-thinking <p>Earlier this month, Georgia lawmakers passed a sweeping gun bill, known as the "guns everywhere bill" allowing licensed owners to carry firearms in many churches, bars, and government buildings. One of the provisions allows school districts to let teachers carry guns. Commentator Celia Brewer draws on a personal experience when living in New Orleans to express her concern over expanding gun rights.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:25:47 +0000 Celia Brewer & Matt Markgraf 41982 at http://wkms.org Commentary: Preventing Gun Violence with "Magical Thinking" Commentary: The Sounds of Silence http://wkms.org/post/commentary-sounds-silence <p>Commentator Celia Brewer wonders why we as a society tolerate one form on injustice but loudly protest another. <em>Please note, the thoughts expressed in this commentary are those of the commentator and do not necessarily reflect the views of WKMS or its staff.</em></p><p>Carousel, the 1956 movie made from the hit Broadway musical, recently aired on Turner Classic Movies. Told in flashback, the movie opens with a carnival barker named Billy Bigelow in heaven. He had died in a bungled robbery, desperate for money to support his wife, Julie Jordan, and their baby on the way. Billy is granted a day to return to earth to console his troubled teenaged daughter Louise.</p><p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 20:53:34 +0000 Matt Markgraf & Celia Brewer 33092 at http://wkms.org Commentary: The Sounds of Silence Commentary: Not Understanding Language is Bad for Corporate America http://wkms.org/post/commentary-not-understanding-language-bad-corporate-america <p>Have you ever tried to contact a business and be patched to a phone operator for whom English is not their native language or has an accent so thick that communicating becomes difficult? If so, commentator Celia Brewer has your sympathy. She says what while she respects all languages and cultures, simple phone calls to American businesses should not be made laborious by the lack of understanding the language and that outsourcing call centers is bad for business.</p><p> Sat, 26 Jan 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Matt Markgraf & Celia Brewer 27084 at http://wkms.org Commentary: Not Understanding Language is Bad for Corporate America To Dye or Not to Dye? That is the Question http://wkms.org/post/dye-or-not-dye-question <p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; ">Commentator Celia Brewer returned to western Kentucky eight years ago. But in another, completely different way, she has also gone back to her roots.</span></p><p>In an episode of the 50s sitcom The Honeymooners, Ralph Kramden comes home to find his wife Alice chatting with her friend Trixie. Ralph, never one for the delicate touch, tries to compliment Trixie on her recent trip to the beauty parlor. “Your hairdo looks nice,” he says, “and the color is almost natural.”</p><p> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 15:00:00 +0000 Celia Brewer & Matt Markgraf 22642 at http://wkms.org To Dye or Not to Dye? That is the Question Coarseness of Our World http://wkms.org/post/coarseness-our-world <p>Local commentator Celia Brewer will commemorate the 112th birthday of her father on June 30th.</p><p>Brewer is a writer who lives in Mayfield. She wishes we&nbsp;<em>all</em> lived in a kinder, gentler world.</p><p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 18:43:12 +0000 Celia Brewer 18317 at http://wkms.org Coarseness of Our World