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Arts and Humanities

World of Our Own: Kentucky Folkways

The richness and diversity of Kentucky’s cultural heritage
Grade Levels:
30 minutes
Taping Rights:
MARC Record:
Web Site:
KET Online
Teaching Materials:
See Below
Program Schedule and Streaming Links:
See Below

Eight 30-minute programs highlight the rich cultural heritage of rural and urban Kentucky in this 1998 KET production. Each program features Kentuckians from different communities and walks of life who represent aspects of traditional culture in their work, play, art, and religious lives.

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2012/13 KETKY Program Schedule

101. The Culture of Work (Part 1)
An Owensboro music impresario, a ginseng hunter, a farrier, two whiskey tasters, and a tobacco farmer discuss the traditions of their occupations. A KET production.
102. The Culture of Work (Part 2)
Traditions of river work, mussel brailling, and trucking and the importance of food in cultural identity.
103. The Culture of Play (Part 1)
Kentucky folk musicians from a variety of cultures and traditional marbles games.
104. The Culture of Play (Part 2)
Community holiday celebrations, the Dirt Bowl Homecoming, homemade Halloween figures, and a long-standing Saturday-night community dance.
105. Art of the Everyday (Part 1)
Heirloom seeds; traditions of gardening, canning, weaving, and quilting; and a folk-art gathering.
106. Art of the Everyday (Part 2)
Old-time methods of fence building, shake and chair making, and hunting with hounds.
107. Customs and Beliefs (Part 1)
Focuses on gospel music, funeral and burial rites, traditional Hindu mehendi body decoration, and Cherokee religious traditions.
108. Customs and Beliefs (Part 2)
The Old Regular Baptists, homemade Catholic shrines, the art of rangoli, and Cherokee lore.

The schedule listed here includes only airings on the KETKY channel. See the complete World of Our Own: Kentucky Folkways broadcast schedule for airings on all KET channels.

Kentucky Academic Expectations

This program relates to the following Kentucky Academic Expectations.

Kentucky schools may tape and retain programs according to the rights listed above. For further information, contact the KET Education Division.

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