Fancy Farm 2015
The annual Fancy Farm picnic, hosted by a small Roman Catholic church in Graves County, has been the site of food, fun, and political oratory for more than 130 years. The menu usually includes several varieties of Western Kentucky barbecue, with traditional fixings, and speeches by candidates for statewide or national office.
Renee Shaw talks with Kentucky Sports Radio founder Matt Jones about his debut as emcee of the political speeches at Fancy Farm. The Middlesboro native discusses his unique career path and his interest in politics.
Renee Shaw is on her way to Fancy Farm to prepare for KET's live coverage of the annual political picnic. Before she left, she spoke with University of Kentucky political scientist Stephen Voss about what the voting trends in the state's last gubernatorial election might reveal about this year's race.
The Fancy Farm political picnic has a rich and definitely colorful history, especially when you consider some of the characters who have appeared at the annual Graves County event. In preparation for KET's live coverage of this year's candidate speeches, Renee Shaw takes a look at some highlights from Fancy Farm's earlier days.
It's National Breastfeeding Week, and Renee and her guests discuss the health benefits and provide tips on proper infant nutrition.
Physicist Derek Muller embarks on an epic journey across the globe to explain the fascinating details of uranium’s birth and longevity. Born from the collapse of a star, uranium has brought hope, progress and destruction.
Witness the explosion of life on the reef as the wet season approaches: corals spawn, sea birds nest and thousands of turtle hatchlings erupt over the beaches. Soon torrential rain and storms will bring change and upheaval to the delicate ecosystem.
What does personalized, genomic medicine mean for cancer treatment? Discussing advances in medical care are Dr. Mark Evers of the Markey Cancer Center and Dr. Susan Smyth of the Gill Heart Institute at the University of Kentucky.