Culture

Commentary
3:25 am
Mon June 4, 2007

Ornette Coleman

Dr. Brian Clardy

Murray, KY – By the early 1960's, American culture burst with innovation and freedom of expression. From Jackson Pollack to Alan Ginsberg, the flux of modern art erupted into the postmodern world today. Dr. Brian Clardy talks about a legend whose experiments with jazz music have been resonating for nearly 50 years.

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4:03 am
Tue May 29, 2007

Uncommon Mystery - Desert Heat

Murray, KY – Author J.A. Jance creates what Publisher's Weekly calls "a taut and poignant mystery" with her novel, "Desert Heat." Protagonist, Joanna Brady, finds her husband shot in the Arizona desert on the night of their tenth wedding anniversary. But this, and her husband's suspicious death in the hospital, is only the beginning. Hear what mystery novel expert Michael Cohen thinks about this southwest thriller.

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Commentary
5:23 am
Thu May 3, 2007

Commentary - Martinez Rogers

Dr. Brian Clardy

Murray, KY – The music business today is crossing genres, breaking boundaries, and opening doors like never before. Dr. Brian Clardy talks about an up and coming musician doing all of these things with jazz music in a small studio in his apartment.

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3:54 am
Thu April 19, 2007

Commentary - Kurt Elling

Dr. Brian Clardy

Murray, KY – Contemporary jazz vocalist Kurt Elling has been wowing many critics with his latest album titled "Nightmoves." Dr. Brian Clardy talks about what he alls the "Subdued Virtuosity" of Elling's new album and why the critics are impressed.

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3:44 am
Thu April 5, 2007

Commentary - John Coltrane

Dr. Brian Clardy

Murray, KY – Finding love in a society seemingly filled with hate can be very difficult. Dr. Brian Clardy talks about how one jazz performer devoted an entire album to love during one of America's most turbulent times.

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Commentary
4:52 am
Mon April 2, 2007

Commentary - No Daughter of Mine

Constance Alexander

Murray, KY – The words, "No daughter of mine" are familiar enough to young women who've heard the phrase countless times as they struggle for independence from strict parents. Commentator Constance Alexander remembers hearing it often from her parents... until that one summer.

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3:38 am
Tue March 27, 2007

Commentary - Mulgrew Miller

Dr. Brian Clardy

Murray, KY – Mulgrew Miller is said to be a leader among contemporary Jazz Pianists. Dr. Brian Clardy, Assistant Professor of History at Murray State, talks about why Miller is more than just a listening experience.

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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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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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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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