Gary Borders http://wwno.org en Gary Borders: NASA still amazes and inspires, even in its diminished state http://wwno.org/post/gary-borders-nasa-still-amazes-and-inspires-even-its-diminished-state Commentator Gary Borders can’t quell his fascination with NASA and the space shuttle program. Fri, 09 May 2014 12:34:00 +0000 Gary Borders 60417 at http://wwno.org Gary Borders: Former defense chief is rare breed of public servant http://wwno.org/post/gary-borders-former-defense-chief-rare-breed-public-servant Commentator Gary Borders compiles his thoughts on his most recent reading selection, the memoir of former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, with tie-ins to Texas.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/rrr/files/styles/card_280/public/201210/Gary_Borders.jpg" alt="" /><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/rrr/audio/2014/05/Borders050214.mp3" class="asset-audio">Gary Borders commentary #66 - Robert Gates&#039; public service</a> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 KDAQ-FM. Fri, 02 May 2014 12:35:00 +0000 Gary Borders 59880 at http://wwno.org Gary Borders: A small town's tragedy remains a vivid childhood memory http://wwno.org/post/gary-borders-small-towns-tragedy-remains-vivid-childhood-memory Commentator Gary Borders remembers a tragedy that struck his tiny New Hampshire town a half century ago. Eight-year-old Borders was frightened and home alone.&#160;<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="The bells tolled at St. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 12:36:00 +0000 Gary Borders 59361 at http://wwno.org Gary Borders: Political pundits could liven up their digs with help from 1800s newspaperman http://wwno.org/post/gary-borders-political-pundits-could-liven-their-digs-help-1800s-newspaperman Commentator Gary Borders shares some&#160;19th century insults to spice up your vocabulary. It will leave some frothy gasconader at a loss for a comeback.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/rrr/files/styles/card_280/public/201210/Gary_Borders.jpg" alt="" /><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/rrr/audio/2014/04/Borders041814.mp3" class="asset-audio">Gary Borders #64 - Billingsgate commentary</a> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 KDAQ-FM. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:35:00 +0000 Gary Borders 58810 at http://wwno.org Gary Borders: Back in the day, dead snake photos could sell papers http://wwno.org/post/gary-borders-back-day-dead-snake-photos-could-sell-papers <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">Commentator Gary Borders enjoys combing through the archives of small-town newspapers. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:32:00 +0000 Gary Borders 58279 at http://wwno.org Gary Borders: Words and stories sketch a portrait of home http://wwno.org/post/gary-borders-words-and-stories-sketch-portrait-home Commentator Gary Borders longs for some originality on the streets of America. So he’s turned to language.&#160; What you say and do may tell a lot about where you call home.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/rrr/files/styles/card_280/public/201302/Gary_Borders_0.jpg" alt="" /><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/rrr/audio/2014/04/Borders040413.mp3" class="asset-audio">Gary Borders #62 - East Texas Lingo Commentary</a> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 KDAQ-FM. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:41:00 +0000 Gary Borders 57753 at http://wwno.org Gary Borders: Cocoa Beach spring break meant a special walk down the pier http://wwno.org/post/gary-borders-cocoa-beach-spring-break-meant-special-walk-down-pier Commentator Gary Borders spent spring break in Cocoa Beach, Fla. There, against a backdrop of sand and surf, he was the father of the bride, a rite of passage he put into words.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/rrr/files/styles/card_280/public/201302/Gary_Borders_0.jpg" alt="" /><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/rrr/audio/2014/03/Borders032814.mp3" class="asset-audio">Gary Borders #61 - The Wedding commentary</a> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 KDAQ-FM. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:31:00 +0000 Gary Borders 57202 at http://wwno.org Gary Borders: My fake UFO photos led to a journalism career http://wwno.org/post/gary-borders-my-fake-ufo-photos-led-journalism-career An innocent&#160;science project helped define a career trajectory for commentator Gary Borders, proving there is life beyond the tri-fold display board.&#160;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">At age 15, Borders landed a side gig at the Longview News-Journal, thanks to his artful approach to faking UFO photos that he shot in his backyard.</span><img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/rrr/files/styles/card_280/public/201302/Gary_Borders_0.jpg" alt="" /><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/rrr/audi Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:36:00 +0000 Gary Borders 56693 at http://wwno.org Gary Borders: A one and only he is not, at least in the cyber world http://wwno.org/post/gary-borders-one-and-only-he-not-least-cyber-world Commentator Gary Borders takes identity theft very seriously. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:36:00 +0000 Gary Borders 55770 at http://wwno.org Gary Borders: Late folk music legend Pete Seeger made each day matter http://wwno.org/post/gary-borders-late-folk-music-legend-pete-seeger-made-each-day-matter Singer/songwriter/activist Pete Seeger, who died in January at age 94, recently was awarded the first Woody Guthrie Prize. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:36:00 +0000 Gary Borders 55267 at http://wwno.org