Bill Goodman travels to Washington to speak with Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell, the new leader in the Senate, and other members of the Kentucky congressional delegation, including Rep. Hal Rogers and Sen. Rand Paul. They and others discuss the significance of McConnell's new position for Kentucky and the nation.
In this episode of "Kentucky Afield," Tim and Jayd Raines go 1760's-style squirrel hunting and cooking in Floyd Co.; Mel Hankla from Mefford's Fort in Mason Co. shares his knowledge of Colonial-era weaponry; and master craftsman Mark Miller replicates flintlock rifles in Paducah.
Kentucky Life salutes America's veterans. The Camp Nelson Honor Guard is the resident volunteer guard of Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Jessamine County; a West Liberty monument honors women in military service; the Aviation Heritage Park in Bowling Green features military aircraft and is a memorial to distinguished aviators; and the story of Sgt. Reckless, the heroic horse who carried ammunition for the Marines during the Korean War.
Former Kentucky governor and U.S. Senator Wendell Ford passed away Jan. 22, 2015. In this archived episode of "One to One with Bill Goodman" from February 2006, Ford talks about Washington and Frankfort politics. The influential and long-serving statesman was a leader in Kentucky's Democratic party from the time of his election to the governor's office in 1971 until he retired from the U.S. Senate in 1999.
Wendell Ford: 1924 - 2015
With the passing of former U.S. senator and Kentucky governor Wendell Ford, revisit the statesman's vibrant career in this personal retrospective of Kentucky's most prominent prominent political leader in the last quarter of the 20th century.
Explore Kentucky's civil rights history and hear about the personal experiences of men and women who fought for social justice in a segregated society. This documentary is based on interviews done by the Kentucky Oral History Commission to document the civil rights movement in Kentucky from 1930 to 1975. Among those interviewed were Georgia Davis Powers, Gov. Edward T. Breathitt, Anne Braden, and Julian Bond.
A History of Kentucky in 25 Objects, hosted by Barry Bernson, brings history alive through an examination of the artifacts around us. Included are modern Kentucky icons: Bill Monroe's mandolin, Harland Sanders' original pressure cooker, and an Adolph Rupp model basketball. The objects span the course of time from 1000 A.D. to 2013, from a stone axe to a space satellite.