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4:32 pm
Sat September 1, 2007

"On the Road" Turns 50

Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" is still shaking things up. Viking Publisher Paul Slovak takes a fresh look at the Beat classic with Tonic's Joe Conkwright.

Lexington, KY – Tonic 2007

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2:26 pm
Sat September 1, 2007

Don't That Beat All

Listen to Jack Kerouac read from his landmark 1957 novel "On the Road."

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2:11 pm
Sat September 1, 2007

The Edge of the Page

It's tempting to think of the Beat generation as a family, one that grew from the friendships and relationships of just a handful of writers and artists. Take a tour of the Beat family photo album with Tonic's Tiffany Reisz.

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12:51 pm
Sat September 1, 2007

Still On the Road

Tonic's Joe Conkwright discusses "Why Kerouac Matters: The Lessons of On the Road" with author and New York Times reporter John Leland.

Lexington, KY – Tonic 2007

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12:56 pm
Mon August 27, 2007

Helping Artists Quit Their Day Jobs

If anyone has his finger on the pulse of cool, it's WXPN Program Director Bruce Warren. As part of the gig, Warren also oversees programming for XPoNential radio, the service now offered on WUKY's second channel, Wookie 2.

Lexington, KY – Tonic 2007

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10:23 am
Mon August 27, 2007

Bundy Goes Y'allternative

She may be the star of Broadway's Legally Blonde, but Laura Bell Bundy hardly fits the stereotype. Josh James talked with Lexington's own triple threat about chocolate, her first Tony nomination, and the perils of child modeling.

Lexington, KY – Tonic 2007

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1:28 pm
Sun August 5, 2007

Indescribable: Filming Ecuador with Heather Lyons

Documentary filmmaker Heather Lyons didn't know what to expect when she signed on with Kentucky Ecuador Partners. As Tonic's Josh James finds out, the trip took her from the classroom to a lively inauguration ball like nothing she had experienced in the US.

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11:52 am
Sat July 14, 2007

Transcending Sound

Tonic's Greg Davis reflects on the deep roots of Jewish music.

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2:49 pm
Sat June 30, 2007

Christian in Japan

"The Golden Rule" in Japanese kanji symbols.

Tonic's Tiffany Reisz delves into the work of Japanese novelist Shusaku Endo and finds an exploration of enduring religious questions.

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1:15 pm
Sat June 30, 2007

The Improbability of God

Has the resurgence of fundamentalist religion sparked a backlash? Victor Stenger, Professor of Physics at the University of Hawaii, thinks so. His "God: The Failed Hypothesis" aims to take apart religious arguments and show a more plausible scientific explanation of the cosmos.

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