Interview with Tom Martin, February 4, 2020

Project: ACTION: Cancer In Kentucky - Faculty/Staff Oral History Project

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Tom Martin discusses his early childhood home, hometown, and education. He talks about his experiences at Morehead State University. He talks about how he entered the field of broadcast communications, journalism, and radio. He talks about his passion for the craft, Kentucky, and Appalachia. He talks about his job history at various radio networks, including NPR, ABC, and RKO Radio Network. He discusses his work as a host and his love for Eastern Standard, the NPR network for Kentucky. Martin also discusses how cancer impacted his family, family's business, and himself. He discusses the reasons why cancer rates in Eastern Kentucky are at critical highs and potential ways to mitigate those rates, particularly through young people and acknowledgment of Appalachian and Eastern Kentucky culture.

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Interviewee Name

Tom Martin

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Nathan L. Vanderford

Interview Date

2020-02-04

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Martin, Tom Interview by Nathan L. Vanderford. 04 Feb. 2020. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Martin, T. (2020, February 04). Interview by N. L. Vanderford. ACTION: Cancer In Kentucky - Faculty/Staff Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Martin, Tom, interview by Nathan L. Vanderford. February 04, 2020, ACTION: Cancer In Kentucky - Faculty/Staff Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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