Pondering Kentucky: The Magazine, Issue 34, 1993
Project: Glen Bastin's Pondering Kentucky Oral History Project
Interview SummaryIn this issue of "Pondering Kentucky: The Magazine," Glen Bastin speaks with Wendell Tillery of Jackson County, Kentucky and Bob Gates about the history of folk music in Kentucky, as well as the varieties of the genre across the state. Additionally, a recording of Clyde Davenport from Monticello, Kentucky playing his fiddle is shared.
Bastin then meets with the hosts of the Kentucky Fairgrounds Derby Party. They discuss the program, including costs, attendees, and the weekly itinerary.
Glen then provides a biography of Thomas Hunt Morgan, the first Kentuckian to receive a Nobel Prize for his research.
Glen Bastin also speaks with Chris Christenson, an entomologist, about the best treatment of chigger bites.
A recording of Carl Hurley, a comedian, performing follows.
Glen Bastin then visits the Kentucky Museum located on Western Kentucky University campus in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He first speaks with Diane Watkins about the wedding dress collection on display at the museum. Then, he speaks with Connie Mills in the Kentucky Library about political memorabilia seen in the museum. Bastin concludes his tour by speaking with Reilly Handy about the history of the Kentucky Museum.
Then, Bastin speaks with Danny Watson, manager of the Frankfort Game Farm in Frankfort, Kentucky. They discuss the variety of animals they own, including the stories as to how they ended up at the Frankfort Game Farm.
Glen Bastin then meets with Captain M. C. Miller, a Kentucky Highway Enforcement Officer about the weigh stations found along highways in Kentucky. Miller provides information about their purpose, who is supposed to stop at these weigh stations, and the procedures that go into weighing vehicles.
This issue of "Pondering Kentucky: The Magazine" concludes with a recording of the Northern Kentucky Brotherhood from Covington, Kentucky performing.
M. C. Miller
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Interview KeywordKentucky Jackson County (Ky.) Stories Kentucky Folk Music Tour Kentucky Folk Life Program Clyde Davenport The Kentucky Derby Horse racing Thomas Hunt Morgan Nobel Prize Treatment Entomologists Carl Hurley The Kentucky Museum Frankfort (Ky.) Frankfort Game Farm Transportation Highways Northern Kentucky Brotherhood
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