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Saving Stories
8:45 am
Thu April 3, 2014

SAVING STORIES: A Personal Window Into The Life Of A Special American Soldier

Engraving made by Marshall Webb of Campbellsville, Kentucky during a World War II Battle in Italy.
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Today's segment illustrates the power and reach of UK's Oral History collection to touch lives across the globe.

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Saving Stories
8:40 am
Tue March 4, 2014

SAVING STORIES: 1964 Civil Rights March On Frankfort

Baseball Great Jackie Robinson and Activist Martin Luther King participated in the Civil Rights March on Frankfort on March 5th, 1964. Looking over Dr. King's shoulder is Georgia Davis Powers.
Credit Kentucky Human Rights Commission

Hear two distinct memories of the March On Frankfort this week in a special segment of Saving Stories.

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Saving Stories
9:20 am
Tue February 18, 2014

SAVING STORIES: A Window Into Lexington's Segregated Past

Lexington's Douglass Park
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This week we take a look back at Douglass Park, Lexington's first park dedicated exclusively for African Americans.

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Saving Stories
8:40 am
Tue February 11, 2014

SAVING STORIES: Memories Of The Movement

Students bar the entrance to Louisville's Blue Boar restaurant
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In honor of Black History Month Saving Stories highlights student-led efforts to de-segregate lunch counters in Louisville.

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Specials
12:16 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

WUKY Rocks Thanksgiving With Retrospective Series

During the holidays, WUKY has a present for Rock & Roots listeners. We'll be airing a series of special behind-the-music retrospectives on some WUKY favorites.

Check out the line up below.

Thanksgiving Day, November 28:

9am - Paul Simon

10am - Taj Mahal

11am - U2

Noon - The Band

1 pm - Buddy Guy

2pm - The Clash

Friday, November 29:

9am - Sting

10am - Santana

11am - Jack White

Noon - Bonnie Raitt

1pm - Rolling Stones

Saving Stories
9:14 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Saving Stories Commemorates Veterans' Day

Returning soldier Kenneth Aaron Fairchild's story has been preserved as part of the "From Combat To Kentucky" Project at UK's Louie B. Nunn Center For Oral History
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On this Veterans Day we present the story of one Kentucky soldier returning home after three tours of duty in Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

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Saving Stories
8:40 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Saving Stories Tackles Politics And Compromise With Wendell Ford

Wendell Ford represented Kentucky in the U-S Senate from 1974 to 1999.
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LEXINGTON, Ky. - In this edition of Saving Stories hear how former Kentucky U-S Senator Wendell Ford navigated the choppy waters of Capitol Hill.

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Saving Stories
8:40 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Saving Stories Moves Along The Kentucky Bourbon Trail

L to R: Heaven Hill Master Distillers Craig and Parker Beam
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LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Earlier this week the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libraries announced a partnership with the Kentucky Distillers Association to record the stories behind one of the state's signature industries.

In this episode of Saving Stories Center Director Dr. Doug Boyd talks about the project and plays clips from a recent interview with Heaven Hill Master Distillers Craig and Parker Beam.

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Saving Stories
8:40 am
Thu August 29, 2013

Saving Stories Recalls UK's First Student Housing

Credit UK Libraries

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- As the University of Kentucky takes its first step to modernize campus housing, Dr. Doug Boyd, director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libraries shares audio from a 1975 interview with alum T.R. Bryant about the school's first dormitories.

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Saving Stories
5:50 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Saving Stories Remembers Master Distiller Elmer T. Lee

Master Distiller Elmer T. Lee of Buffalo Trace Distillery passed away this week at the age of 93.
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LEXINGTON, Ky. -- In this edition of Saving Stories, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History Director Dr. Doug Boyd plays highlights from a 2008 interview with the late Elmer T. Lee.  The Master Distiller Emeritus of Buffalo Trace Distillery passed away this week at the age of 93.

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