Saving Stories

Saving Stories: The Frontier Nursing Service

Mar 14, 2017
UK Special Collections

We observe Women's History Month with a story about the Frontier Nursing Service which introduced the first nurse-midwives to the United States.  Founded in Leslie County by Mary Breckinridge, the nurses of the FNS would travel by horse to some of the most inaccessible regions of Eastern Kentucky.  Betty Lester, a recruit from Great Britain shares her memories of her first day in the mountains.

Saving Stories: How The Freedom Singers Used Music To Impact Civil Rights Marches

Feb 28, 2017
Nunn Center for Oral History

In this Black History Month edition of Saving Stories we hear from Kentuckian Charles Neblett, one of the founding members of the Freedom Singers which often performed as part of civil rights demonstrations in the early 1960's.

Saving Stories: Colonel Sanders Reveals Secret Of His Success - But NOT His Recipe

Nov 22, 2016
Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

Recently the Nunn Center Rediscovered an old interview with Colonel Harland Sanders.  Alan Lytle talks with Center Director Dr. Doug Boyd about what this reel to reel tape revealed about the restaurant icon's journey to success which didn't even start until after he turned 65.  Mr. Sanders is also a member of the newest class of the Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame.

Saving Stories: The Heaven Hill Distillery Fire - 20 Years On

Nov 8, 2016
WHAS TV

This week marks the twentieth anniversary of the devastating fire at Heaven Hill Distillery in Bardstown.  In this episode of Saving Stories, WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Dr. Doug Boyd of the Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libraries about the fire and its somewhat surprising aftermath.

Saving Stories: Chronicling Bourbon's Big Comeback

Sep 13, 2016
Nunn Center for Oral History

Sure, Kentucky bourbon is arguably more popular than ever, evidenced by the oft quoted statistic that there are now more bourbon barrels in the state than there are people, but that wasn't always the case.  In this episode of Saving Stories WUKY's Alan Lytle and Dr. Doug Boyd, director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libraries talk about the bourbon renaissance and share audio clips from the Nunn Center's ongoing Kentucky Bourbon Tales project.

Saving Stories: Jackie's Triumph Meant The Eventual Death Of The Negro Baseball League

Apr 19, 2016
baseballhall.org

In this episode of Saving Stories we hear from Effa Manley, a powerful co-owner of the Newark Eagles of the Negro Baseball League.  She says the integration of Major League Baseball in 1947 hastened the demise of a business she and other black entrepreneurs helped create and sustain.

Saving Stories Remembers Civil Rights Icon Georgia Davis Powers

Feb 1, 2016
kywcrh.org

Today on Saving Stories Doug Boyd from the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libraries shares audio from Georgia Davis Powers.  The Kentucky Civil Rights icon, the first African American and the first woman to serve in the State Senate passed away early Saturday at the age of 92.

UK Perspectives: The Story Behind WBKY In Beattyville

Oct 14, 2015
UK Special Collections

WUKY turns 75 this week.  To celebrate the occasion Doug Boyd from the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History and guest host Alan Lytle discuss the origin story for the radio station now known as WUKY, which began as WBKY, an ambitious community radio experiment in the town of Beattyville in Eastern Kentucky.

Saving Stories: Kent State Protests At UK

May 5, 2015
UK Special Collections

This week marks the 45th anniversary of the Kent State shootings.  Alan Lytle and Doug Boyd from the Nunn Center recall student reaction on the UK campus.

Saving Stories: UK And National Championships

Mar 26, 2015
UK Athletics

A highly talented basketball team, top ranked all season long, heavily favored to win a national title...sound familiar?  It should.  In this special edition of Saving Stories we recall Kentucky's triumphant march to the title in 1978.  Who better to talk about that historic run than Mr. Wildcat?  Bill Keightley served as the team's equipment manager until his death in 2008.

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