Commentary

Commentary
3:46 pm
Wed May 13, 2009

"I am connected to the world because of WKMS"

Murray, KY – When I moved from New Jersey to Kentucky twenty-one years ago, friends sent me sympathy cards. They thought I'd be isolated, out of the main stream, and warned of the usual southern stereotypes: No more merlot, just moonshine. Toss out the business suits and replace them with flour sack dresses. Start using words like "yall", phrases such as, "I reckon." It wouldn't be long, they swore, that I'd be saying, "I'm fixin' to go Wal-mart."

Of course, they were wrong.

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3:40 pm
Wed May 13, 2009

"I support WKMS because they support me"

Dr. Rusty Jones

Murray, KY – My name is Rusty Jones. I'm an English professor at Murray State University and a recent transplant to Kentucky.

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10:47 am
Thu April 16, 2009

"April is the Coolest Month"

Robert Valentine

Murray, KY – You know the saying, "April showers bring May flowers." April is the first full month of spring and for many it evokes a spirited new beginning, for others: RAIN. Commentator Robert Valentine gives April a proverbial umbrella and says, it's not the "cruelest month," it's the "coolest month."

April is the cruelest month,
breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land,
mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.

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Commentary
10:40 am
Fri April 10, 2009

"What Happened? - Some Easter Thoughts"

Dr. Joe Fuhrmann

Murray, KY – The Easter miracle is a vital, and some would say indispensable, part of Christian doctrine. As Easter Sunday approaches, commentator and Murray State history professor Dr. Joe Fuhrmann asks believers and non-believers to take a moment to consider what happened on that day.

Easter is a special time for Christians.

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Commentary
3:37 am
Thu March 5, 2009

Uncommon Mystery - Death at La Fenice

Murray, KY – Teatro La Fenice in Venice is one of the most famous opera houses in Europe and is the setting for the Donna Leon's internationally best-selling "Brunetti" mystery novel series. Commentator Michael Cohen peaks through the pages of this Venetian who-done-it in his latest Uncommon Mystery.

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11:27 pm
Tue February 10, 2009

"Bailing Out John Q. Public"

Murray, KY – First it was 700 billion, now it's 800 billion The price tag for resolving America's economic crisis continues to grow as more and more Americans are losing their jobs and homes. Commentator Doctor Bill Schell suggests a different kind of stimulus package: substantial public funds into the hands of individual householders.

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9:21 am
Fri December 19, 2008

Santa's Sigh

Paducah, KY – If you're looking for a warm and fuzzy Christmas present for a loved one, a puppy might not be the best idea. The Humane Society warns "a dog is a precious purchase that will be in someone's life for an average of 15 years, so it should not be an impulse buy." Commentator Patience Renzulli addresses this issue in a story titled "Santa's Sigh."

"Please, Santa, I would like my own puppy for Christmas. I've been very good this year. And I don't want anything else. Love, Julie."

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9:08 am
Fri December 19, 2008

Uncommon Mystery - Corpus Christmas

Murray, KY – There's nothing like a warm Christmas corpse to chill your bones in the holiday season. That's what the artisans of the Bruel House in Grammercy Park must deal with in Margaret Maron's novel, Corpus Christmas. Commentator Michael Cohen says this artsy mystery will have you guessing until the end.

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9:29 am
Fri December 12, 2008

"Porn has no place in civil society"

Murray, KY – With a downtrodden economy and a president-elect hopeful to implement change, many Americans are anxiously and nervously anticipating the coming year. Commentator Richard Nelson hopes for a change in the way society and lawmakers consider pornography. He believes the distinction between what is art and pornography is a fine line, but that "we are so far over the line, it is appalling."

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9:23 am
Fri December 12, 2008

A review of "Season of Snows and Sins"

Murray, KY – If you're looking for a good mystery novel to curl up with by the fire this holiday season, commentator Michael Cohen suggests you take a stab at Patricia Moyes' novel Season of Snows and Sins. This uncommon mystery for the holidays takes place in the Swiss Alps during a Christmas vacation - gone wrong.

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