Commentaries

Government
6:40 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Commentary: Open Letter Candidates on Foreign Policy

www.hofstra.edu/Debate

We’re gearing up to air special live NPR coverage of the Second Presidential Debate, from Hofstra University in New York, tonight. Commentator and History Professor Dr. Brian Clardy writes an open letter to President Obama and Governor Romney about issues to consider before the debate, centered on U.S. foreign policy.

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Jazz
5:45 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Archives: Commentary - Von Freeman and the Definition of Celebrity

Dr. Brian Clardy with Von Freeman at the 2004 Chicago Jazz Festival

RIP Von Freeman, Chicago jazz legend, who passed away at 88 today. (Article from Chicago Tribune). We pulled this commentary from the archives by Cafe Jazz host Brian Clardy, recorded in 2007.

Earl Lavon Freeman, one of Chicago's most influential Jazz elders, has been playing tenor saxophone since the 1930s. Dr. Brian Clardy talks about why Von Freeman defines the meaning of celebrity.

Commentary
1:52 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Freedom of the Press and Congressman Yarmuth

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A Kentucky Congressman wants to change the Constitution to effectively overturn the Supreme Court on political speech. But is that a good idea? Commentator and researcher Caleb Brown of the Bluegrass Institute says if you care about freedom of the press, everyone’s speech should get equal protection.

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Commentary
4:47 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

The (Not So Smooth) Time Warner Transition

What happens when a regional cable service changes hands? Not so much, according to commentator Constance Alexander.

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FLW Fishing Report
11:25 am
Thu May 24, 2012

FLW Fishing Report: From So-So to Fairly Good

Scott Ellison says fishing ranges from so-so to fairly good depending on what you’re trying to catch.

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Commentary
4:47 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

"Summertime, and the Living is Easy"

ReubenInStt, Flickr Commons, Wikimedia

At Murray State University, summertime is marked by graduation, and excellent parking in the weeks and months to follow. Elsewhere in the Four Rivers Region, it’s marked by sunny weather, long days, and exciting prospects for all that “free time.” It’s all about time, says commentator Robert Valentine, not summertime – but rather the value of time in the summer and how it is spent. 

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Environment
2:17 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

FLW Fishing Report: Good Fishing Despite Low Lake Levels

Scott Ellison here, with the FLW Weekly Fishing Report.

As there hasn’t been enough rain to settle the dust, the lake is about three feet low and there’s no sign that it’s going to go up anytime soon. Still, the air temperature has moderated, the water level is staying fairly stable and the fishing has gotten a lot better for most species.

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Commentary
3:58 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

The Art of Writing and the Value of Grammar

If you’ve ever driven down the highway and spotted a sign with a misplaced apostrophe or seen syntax so teeth-grindingly bad you almost ran off the road, then this next commentary will be music to your ears.  Darlene Mazzone tells us that, for her, writing is every bit the art form, one all the more beautiful when the grammar is good.

Call me old. NO WAIT, do not call me old.

Call me a grammatical geek . . . or a literary luddite. Call me a wordsmith who chooses to use the purest linguistic alloys.

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FLW Fishing Report
8:01 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

FLW Fishing Report: Bass and Crappies Lead the Parade

Scott Ellison says fishing is busting out all over, with bass and crappies leading the parade. 

This is the time of year when you’re reminded what is so great about living near Kentucky Lake. Fishing is busting out all over, with bass and crappies leading the parade.

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FLW Fishing Report
7:57 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

FLW Fishing Report: Varsity Bass Fishing

Scott Ellison talks about Kentucky’s newest high school varsity sport—Bass Fishing.

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