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Commentary
5:14 pm
Thu November 11, 2010

True Eloquence, One Veterans Story

Retired U.S. Air Force Major Charley Buntin

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Commentary
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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Commentary
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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Commentary
10:52 am
Thu October 8, 2009

The Season of Stories

Robert Valentine

Murray, KY –

For many, autumn is a season of turkeys, pumpkins, hayrides, light jackets, raking leaves, gathering with loved ones and giving thanks. Commentator and professional storyteller Robert Valentine shares another reason why autumn is special.

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Commentary
4:19 pm
Thu August 6, 2009

Fightin' for the Kentucky Derby

Murray, KY – As we all know, the 2nd attempt to pass expanded gambling legislation in Kentucky made it out of committee only to fall short in the full legislature. Commentator Patience Renzulli is among those disappointed by the measure's failure. She says slots opponents have backed the wrong horse.

Somebody told me that people in this neck of the woods don't care much about the Kentucky Derby.

What? I think those are fightin' words.

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Commentary
11:22 am
Fri June 5, 2009

"Kicking the Can"

Robert Valentine

Murray, KY – If you have fond memories of summertime as a child, you'll understand exactly what storyteller Robert Valentine is talking about when he tells the summer story of a simple, childhood game: Kicking the Can.

Larry loved to play "Kick the Can."

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Commentary
9:21 am
Fri December 19, 2008

Santa's Sigh

Paducah, KY – If you're looking for a warm and fuzzy Christmas present for a loved one, a puppy might not be the best idea. The Humane Society warns "a dog is a precious purchase that will be in someone's life for an average of 15 years, so it should not be an impulse buy." Commentator Patience Renzulli addresses this issue in a story titled "Santa's Sigh."

"Please, Santa, I would like my own puppy for Christmas. I've been very good this year. And I don't want anything else. Love, Julie."

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Commentary
9:29 am
Fri December 12, 2008

"Porn has no place in civil society"

Murray, KY – With a downtrodden economy and a president-elect hopeful to implement change, many Americans are anxiously and nervously anticipating the coming year. Commentator Richard Nelson hopes for a change in the way society and lawmakers consider pornography. He believes the distinction between what is art and pornography is a fine line, but that "we are so far over the line, it is appalling."

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Commentary
4:59 am
Tue November 11, 2008

Veterans' Day 2008

Mike Freeland served as a combat medic in Europe during World War II. He?s the author of Blood River to Berlin and lives in Hopkinsville.
Mike Freeland

Murray, KY – Author and commentator Mike Freeland, a World War 2 combat medic, reflects on the cost of freedom and the responsibility of citizenship.

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Commentary
12:51 am
Sun October 5, 2008

Fictive Kitchens

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