Society

Murray, KY – Sometimes your fondest reflections on the past cannot be aided by photographs or video, but are subject, rather, to the power of your own memories. Commentator Duane Bolin has a new lease on life after a near-death experience. Shortly after the traumatic events, he found himself yearning for the familiar. In this reflection, he recalls an excerpt from an essay by writer E.B. White about the sufficiency of memory in recording life's precious moments.

Murray, KY – The first decade of the new millennium is coming to a close and technological advances made in those first ten years could set the grounds for what will be developed in coming years. Futurist Ivan Potter calls these groundbreaking advances "disruptive technologies" and says that this isn't the first time a century was defined by its start.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

"Kicking the Can"

Jun 5, 2009

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."

Santa's Sigh

Dec 19, 2008

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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