Culture

Dr. Brian Clardy

Murray, KY – Some call the 1965 animated classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas, the Christmas special that almost never was. With a miniscule production budget, choppy animation and no laugh-track, producers were certain the special would be a complete flop But to a complete surprise, it was a smash hit, eventually winning an Emmy and a Peabody award Commentator Brian Clardy talks about why this telling of the true meaning of Christmas has stayed in the hearts of countless viewers for over 40 years.

Christmas Lights

Dec 21, 2007
Dr. Duane Bolin

Murray, KY – When Edward Johnson, associate to Thomas Edison, strung lights around his home Christmas Tree in 1882, opened his windows, and flipped the switch passersby called it magnificent local newspapers called it a publicity stunt and Johnson was called the Father of the Electric Christmas Tree Lights. One hundred years ago, a tree adorned with lights would have cost around 2000 dollars, but now it's tradition for families around the world. Duane Bolin examines the importance of lights in traditions, religion, and literature.

Murray, KY – From fruitcakes to lutefisk, every family's got their time honored holiday traditions. Commentator, Dr. Brian Clardy takes us to South Fulton Tennessee, and shares some of his Christmas customs between town and family.

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Murray, KY – For most, the holiday season signifies a time for celebration... It's no wonder why it's been declared The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. But for some, the winter holidays can be the loneliest time of the year A bittersweet reminder of past times and hardships... Dr. Brian Clardy shares with us a story from his past about how the passing of a loved one launched a new holiday tradition for his family.

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Chick Corea

Nov 6, 2007
Dr. Brian Clardy

Murray, KY – Of the many sounds of jazz, few stand out as truly genre defying From avant-garde to bebop and hard-hitting fusion to heady forays into classical it is no overstatement to call Chick Corea one of the most prolific composers of the late 20th century Dr. Brian Clardy talks about his first exposure to this Grammy Award winning well is it safe to say genius ?

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A Destin Diary Day 2

Oct 17, 2007
Dr. Duane Bolin

Murray, KY – Commentator Duane Bolin takes us back to the summer time in the second part of his series, colorfully reflecting on his summer vacation in Destin, Florida.

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Kelley Johnson

Oct 12, 2007

An Odd Shelf of Books

Sep 24, 2007

Murray, KY – You know you have a lot of books when you have books about books and a bookshelf for such books. Duane Bolin talks about his odd shelf of books and some other books lovers with notably odd collections.

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Dr. Brian Clardy
Dr. Brian Clardy

Murray, KY – Andy Bey is perhaps one of the unsung heroes of jazz singers. His distinct voice and wide range have garnered him a small, but incredibly faithful following. While vocal singer and pianist Shirley Horn may have had more celebrity, often performing at the White House, her talents may have rivaled that of Andy Bey's. As Dr. Brian Clardy explains, ability cannot be defined by popularity.

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