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10:01pm

Mon March 12, 2012
Opinion

A Talk To Remind You Of What You Believe In

Originally published on Tue March 13, 2012 6:55 am

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As the presidential primary season marches on around the country, the nasty political ads and robo calls are taking their toll. Many people are, to paraphrase former Vice President Al Gore, getting snippy about their political differences. If we're going to make it till Election Day, commentator Gwen Thompkins thinks we'd better all learn how to disagree without being disagreeable.

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6:00am

Mon February 20, 2012
Commentary

No Family Left Behind

Pius Kamau

Recently President Obama gave Colorado and other states the green light to scrap the No Child Left Behind Law. Passed in 2002 to widespread bipartisan support it made schools accountable for the performance of all students. KUNC commentator Pius Kamau says the intentions of the law were good, but more needs to be done.

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6:00am

Mon January 23, 2012
Commentary

“¡Salud!”: Marc Ringel Hangs up Commentary Shingle

All good things eventually come to an end. Such is the case with KUNC commentator Dr. Marc Ringel.

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6:00am

Sun December 25, 2011
Commentary

Screen Test

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Email, text messages, tweeting - communication has certainly gone high-tech these days. But the art of reaching out and actually talking to someone, no matter how high-tech, still has therapeutic value. KUNC commentator Dr. Marc Ringel has more.

I phone my mother almost every day.  She’s in her late eighties.  Hearing my voice seems to do her a world of good.

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6:00am

Mon December 12, 2011
Commentary

Pain and the Sixth Sense

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Could backwards thinking actually be beneficial when it comes to treating pain? It might. KUNC commentator Dr. Marc Ringel has more.

The boy who lived across the street when I was growing up was a lot of fun.  He was into games.  We played constantly, everything from chess to Wiffle Ball.  Among the more unusual pastimes-in-a-box I shared with Elliott was a series of tasks you did while watching your hands in a mirror, things like:  tracing a line on a sheet of paper, stacking blocks, and hanging items on a tippy little horizontal bar.

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