Constance Alexander

Arts
2:51 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Murray Poet Brings High School Yearbook To Life in "64 Blue Letters"

Constance Alexander on Sounds Good
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

'Have a good summer! Love ya! Stay as sweet as you are! Don't ever change!' These are some of the messages that have appeared in high school yearbooks for decades. While much has changed since 1964, much of the fundamental high school experience are more or less the same. Playwright, author, teacher, former business executive Constance Alexander joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to read from her book of poems 64 Blue Letters, recalling a high school yearbook in verse.

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Society
3:18 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

Community Read and Discussion on Caregiving This Sunday at Calloway Co. Library

Constance Alexander and Sandy Linn on Sounds Good
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

This Sunday, Calloway County Library and the Murray-Calloway Endowment for Health Care present a community read of The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe. Constance Alexander and Sandy Linn join Kate Lochte on Sounds Good with a preview of the event, insight into the grant funding an effort to focus on the needs of the elderly and their caregivers through the arts and their impressions of the book.

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Society
5:16 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Commentary: "The Art of Caregiving" and an Alzheimer's Support Group in Murray

Constance Alexander

Working with an Arts Access Grant titled "The Art of Caregiving" from the Kentucky Arts Council, Murray author Constance Alexander is coordinating collaborators across arts agencies and healthcare providers in a positive community conversation about patients and caregivers at the end of life. There's a public forum at the Calloway County Public Library at 710 Main Street in Murray, Thursday starting at 7 p.m. Alexander's commentary relates to these community activities focusing on a new support group in Murray.

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Arts
3:17 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Murray Artist/Writer Receives Governor's Award in the Arts

Constance Alexander

This morning, two west Kentuckians received 2014 Governor's Awards for the Arts. On Tuesday, we spoke with Michael Cochran, director of the Market House Theatre of Paducah, which received the Community Arts Award. On Sounds Good, we learn about the work of Murray writer and educator Constance Alexander, who received the Media Award. 

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Arts
1:14 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Western Ky. Theater, Poet Win Governor's Awards

Credit Kentucky Arts Council

The Kentucky Arts Council has honored an area theater and a writer with  Governor's Awards in the Arts.

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Business
11:13 am
Wed August 7, 2013

How Community Groups Can Book Speakers for Events

Kate Lochte speaks with Constance Alexander, Kentucky Humanities Council presenter and Murray State TQI Faculty Scholar and poet, on how community groups can book speakers for events. They talk about the Kentucky Humanities Council and how Constance became involved and one of her topics, "Connecting People and Place," about the people who used to live in and around what is now the general LBL area. They also talk about memories of WWII and its impact on society.

Education
5:37 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Teaching Poetry to Kids and Recording for Radio

Murray State’s Teacher Quality Institute’s Constance Alexander brings poetry to the studio on Sounds Good today. She’s produced Poetry Minutes for WKMS over the past several years. In the conversation, she reads some of the poems written by area school kids for the project, and talks about teaching poetry to kids, how to interpret something like a photo or painting using carefully constructed words.

Click here to listen to this year's Poetry Minutes.

Bonus: Here's last year's Poetry Minutes!

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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