Commentary

Commentary
2:42 am
Fri March 16, 2007

Commentary: A New Series of Coins Honoring our First Ladies

Dr. Joe Fuhrmann

Murray, KY – We all know the US coins feature heads of famous presidents, but Dr. Joe Fuhrmann says we might see coins featuring the heads of our first ladies.

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Environment
11:20 pm
Thu March 15, 2007

Commentary - Energy Independence Isn't Enough

Murray, KY – We rely on the use of energy to fit the demands of our global economy. But Mark Donham says our current goals for energy conservation may not be enough to protect our environment and ourselves.

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Culture
4:19 am
Fri March 9, 2007

Von Freeman and the Definition of Celebrity

Dr. Brian Clardy

Murray, KY – 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.

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Society
4:20 am
Mon March 5, 2007

A New Series of Coins Honoring the US Presidents - All of Them

Dr. Fuhrmann

Murray, KY – Penny, nickel, dime, quarter. We all know what they mean. We all know what they look like, but Dr. Jo Fuhrmann talks about an emerging series of one dollar coins with a new look.

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Culture
11:45 pm
Tue February 13, 2007

The Pleasures of Reading

Dr. Bolin

Murray, KY – Even in a postmodern world such as ours, nothing beats sitting by a warm fire with a good book. Dr. Duane Bolin talks about the pleasures of reading.

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Society
10:44 am
Wed February 7, 2007

US Presidents and US Coins

Dr. Joe Fuhrmann

Murray, KY – Coins vary around the world some include the faces of royalty, other simply numbers; U.S. presidents are featured on our coins. Dr. Fuhrmann wonders if this is a good idea.

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Culture
12:10 am
Fri January 26, 2007

My Mothers Bones

Murray, KY – Most people associate memories with certain things, sometimes its music, or even a scent... In an essay from her upcomming book "Who Needs June Cleaver" Constance Alexander talks about memories associated with her mothers bones.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Constance Alexander's commentary. Alexander is a writer who lives in Murray. Her latest book "Who Needs June Cleaver" is scheduled for publication this spring..

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Society
12:08 am
Fri January 26, 2007

WW II and America's Money

Dr. Joe Fuhrmann

Murray, KY – The United States has been a world superpower for many decades; Dr. Joe Fuhrmann associates America's power with its use of base and precious metals while minting coins during WWII.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Dr. Fuhrmann's commentary. Dr. Joe Fuhrmann is a history professor at Murray State University and the owner of "Christopher's Coins" doing business at the Heart of Hazel Antique Mall in Hazel, Kentucky..

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Culture
11:03 pm
Wed January 17, 2007

Reading and Eating

Dr. Bolin

Murray, KY – Many people enjoy a good book, and everyone enjoys a good meal. Dr. Duane Bolin talks about combining his two favorite past times, Reading and Eating.

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