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2:56 pm
Fri December 10, 2010

Commentary: Christmas Lights

Dr. Duane Bolin

Murray, KY – The winter is a season full of festivities, diverse across cultural and spiritual traditions, but one festivity that may be most outwardly expressed and shared is the celebration of lights that adorn our houses and town squares. Commentator and History professor Dr. Duane Bolin talks about the importance of lights across faiths - and what it means to his own faith in the celebration of Christmas.

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11:21 am
Wed November 24, 2010

Commentary: Is Marriage's Turkey Cooked?

Richard Nelson

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.

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11:27 am
Fri November 12, 2010

Commentary - Beware the Jabberwock: Tea Party and Small Government

Constance Alexander

Murray, KY – On November 2nd, Kentucky Republican and Tea Party flag-bearer Rand Paul won the Commonwealth's vacant U.S. Senate seat. The first-time candidate and Washington outsider championed small government in his campaign and emphasized businesses and entrepreneurs take a stronger role in job creation. Commentator Constance Alexander takes issue with this stance, citing herself as an example of the success of Government assistance.

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5:14 pm
Thu November 11, 2010

True Eloquence, One Veterans Story

Retired U.S. Air Force Major Charley Buntin

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1:08 pm
Fri October 29, 2010

Uncommon Mystery - Under A Monsoon Cloud

Murray, KY – Halloween is the perfect excuse to indulge in scary stories, tall tales and murder mysteries. Commentator Michael Cohen pulls out his detective bag for an uncommon mystery novel about the covering up of a murder by members of the Mumbai police force. It's by H.R.F. Keating, an English crime fiction writer best known for his series about Inspector Ganesh Ghote. The 15th book in the series, Under a Monsoon Cloud.

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3:06 pm
Thu October 28, 2010

Commentary: Sensitivity police's war on honesty claims another victim

Richard Nelson

Murray, KY – Last week, NPR terminated the contract of Senior News Analyst Juan Williams, due to remarks made on The O'Reilly Factor that were inconsistent with NPR's editorial standards and practices. The action has since sparked a national debate over the issues of political correctness and the freedom of speech. Commentator Richard Nelson says the sensitivity police's war on honesty claims another victim, furthering the divide between the political right and left.

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11:31 am
Fri October 15, 2010

Commentary: Abou Ben Adhem and Gail Magruder's Letter

Duane Bolin

Murray, KY – "Life was not always easy," could very well be a universal truism when reflecting on past generations. Commentator Duane Bolin has a new lease on life after a near-death experience. We continue his series of commentaries with a lens on the past, memories of an insurance man in Arlington, Kentucky and the poem, "Abu Ben Adhem" by James Henry Leigh.

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12:12 pm
Fri October 8, 2010

Uncommon Mystery - The Yiddish Policeman's Union

Murray, KY – Michael Cohen peeks through the pages of an uncommon mystery about a detective story set in an alternative history version of the present day. It's Michael Chabon's award-winning novel "The Yiddish Policemen's Union."

Surely it is an uncommon mystery novel that wins four top awards for science fiction. But what interested the award committees was not a future of space ships and time travel, but rather what Michael Chabon does with the past.

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11:27 am
Fri October 1, 2010

Called Back - surviving a near-death experience

Dr. Duane Bolin

Murray, KY – In the last moments of life, we often hear about seeing the light' and moving towards it. But what happens to a person when that light grows faint and they're suddenly pulled back to Earth? Commentator Dr. Duane Bolin has a new lease on life after a near-death experience. In this commentary, he shares this experience and references Emily Dickenson's epitaph, "Called Back."

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11:58 am
Fri September 3, 2010

Commentary: "Life is a Miracle" - thoughts after a near-death experience

Dr. Duane Bolin

Murray, KY – Cradling a newborn, burying a loved one or laying in a hospital bed and waiting, it's easy to forget that life is fleeting and fragile unless presented with a stark reminder. Commentator Dr. Duane Bolin has a new lease on life after a near-death experience. He's since grown fond of Wendell Berry's essay, "Life is a Miracle" and shares his interpretation of the piece.

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