Writers Nikky Finney, Crystal Wilkinson, and Bianca Lynne Spriggs discuss the experiences of and challenges faced by black women in the South. Renee Shaw moderates. Recorded at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning in Lexington, Kentucky.
Dancing on the Edge
It's 1930s London as jazz musician Louis Lester and his band are rising to the top of the music scene. Finding their start in a small jazz cellar, the all-black group faces opposition wherever they perform. With the help of music journalist Stanley Mitchell, the band lands a gig at a posh hotel and manages to capture the attention of many notable members of the elite, including an American millionaire.
Stephen Beaumont crosses the paths of Karl and Elise once more. Are they any closer to an answer?
Ralph Stanley, a seminal figure in bluegrass music for more than half a century, died June 23 at the age of 89. His unmistakable voice, masterful banjo playing, and wide-ranging repertoire set the standard for traditional "cured and aged" bluegrass. Back in 2011, he gave a tour of the Stanley Museum and Traditional Mountain Music Center in Clintwood, Va. See more coverage from PBS NewsHour.
Inside the Channel Tunnel, on the borderline between Britain and France, the body of a woman is discovered. As the corpse is lifted, it becomes clear that this is no ordinary murder. A thrilling and complex cross-Channel investigation ensues.
Follow actors as they go through the auditions and extensive preparation to join the Kentucky Humanities Council's Kentucky Chautauqua program. This program, nominated for a Regional Emmy Award, includes portrayals of Daniel Boone, Simon Kenton, Col. Harland Sanders, Lucy Bakewell Audubon, Mary Settles, and other characters from Kentucky history.
Author Beverly Cleary, who turned 100 years old on April 12, created some of the most loved characters in children's literature, including Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, and Ralph S. Mouse, among many others. This special celebrates her career.
KET General Arts Segments
Menaissance is an innovative educational program in Louisville for teenage African-American males. By linking literature to cutting-edge recording technology, Menaissance aims to make books relevant to the students’ everyday lives – and as a result, instill a lifelong interest in reading.