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Season 17 Episodes

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  Program 1701:
Moth biodiversity, a visit to downtown Frankfort, the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, and a Whitley County gardener's exotic palms and cacti.
  Program 1702:
Bowling Green's Civil War Discovery Trail, Taylor County's oldest congregation, Love on a Leash therapy pets, a visit to Dixon, and Kentucky Gentlemen Cigars.
  Program 1703:
A "Dave Does It!" challenge at Ray Nolan Roofing Co. in Louisville, Bob's Drive-in in Paducah, Butler County glass artist Bill VanTassell, and the Lewis County Quilt Trail.
  Program 1704:
Clock maker Judah Lowell of Lexington, the Livermore Bridge, Wildflowers Farm Bed and Breakfast in Calvert City, a visit to Sweet Owen, and printmaker Bob Franzini.
  Program 1705:
The Kentucky Orphan Brigade, Today's Special at Caproni's Restaurant in Maysville, the OlBoysToys Car Club in Russell Springs, and a visit to Elizabethtown.
  Program 1706:
Jefferson County artist Deward Eades, a visit to West Liberty, a profile of former State Rep. Bill "Banjo Bill" Cornett of Knott County, and paleontologist Rick Toomey of the Mammoth Cave International Center for Science and Learning.
  Program 1707:
A zip-line tour through the forest canopy near Mammoth Cave, Shelby County's Stone Inn, Annie Ruby's Café in Burkesville, a visit to Hawesville, and Bedford artisan Lynn Horine.
  Program 1708:
Memorials to Flight 5191 and 9/11; the history of Saltpetre Cave in Carter County; the history of Wooldridge Monuments in Mayfield's Maplewood Cemetery, featuring an interview with Bobbie Ann Mason and a reading by Wendell Berry of a William Faulkner story; and a visit to Oven Fork Mercantile in Letcher County.
  Program 1709:
Christmas 2011: Winter Wonderland at Owensboro's RiverPark Center; Christmas dinner with Kentucky products by Chef Bob Perry of the University of Kentucky's Sustainable Agriculture Program; Sara Dunham's Christmas cards, based on animals at Equinox Farm in Harrison County; and music from the St. Paul Roman Catholic Church Music Ensemble in Florence.
  Program 1710:
Dave helps feed and tend the residents of Newport Aquarium's Penguin Palooza in a chilly "Dave Does It!" segment. Also, we learn about an artesian well in Metcalfe County; visit Vendome Copper and Brass Works in Jefferson County; take a trip to the Knott County community of Mousie; and explore the contributions of Kentucky's soldiers in the War of 1812.
  Program 1711:
Western Kentucky pecans, the Payne-Desha House in Scott County, the Orphan Brigade at the Battle of Shiloh, and a profile of Kentucky character actor Harry Dean Stanton.
  Program 1712:
Canoeing on the Little Sandy River; a visit to historic Springfield; a detailed look at Kentucky's covered bridges; and the history of Boone County's Maplewood Farm, the home of Margaret Garner, whose story was the inspiration for Toni Morrison's Beloved
  Program 1713:
A teenager's book about his hometown of Hopkinsville, the Cambridge Market and Café in Bowling Green, a trip into the Daniel Boone National Forest with a wilderness survival expert, and Junkyard Pottery in McCreary County.
  Program 1714:
Dave Shuffett takes a journey of discovery in the Civil War footsteps of his great-great-grandfather Michael Shuffett, participating in a battle re-enactment and following the fate of the 13th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry at the battles of Shiloh, Resaca, and Kennesaw Mountain.
  Program 1715:
Championship band programs at two Fayette County high schools, the Trail of Tears shelter at Mantle Rock in Livingston County, the confections of CakewalkKy in Boyle County, Monroe County's Bugtussle, and the 1880s feud known as the Rowan County War.
  Program 1716:
Netting and banding migratory songbirds in the Daniel Boone National Forest; Gator Alley at Newport Aquarium; urban beekeeping in Louisville; and Commonwealth Cleanup Week.
  Program 1717:
The Wilson-Blair African American One Room School in Caldwell County; Hopewell Museum in Paris; the Eagles View Bed and Breakfast in Burnside; and Octagon Hall, the Simpson County mansion known as the plantation that escaped the Civil War.
  Program 1718:
Horses are the focus of this Derby-themed program as Dave Shuffett visits Turfway Park in Florence and learns firsthand what it takes to operate a racetrack. We also learn about the old Bashford Manor Farm, one of Kentucky's top Thoroughbred horse farms until the horses were sold in 1922. We go on the beat with the Lexington Mounted Police and visit New Beginnings Therapeutic Riding in Bowling Green, a horseback riding program for kids with disabilities.
  Program 1719:
We travel the back roads of Kentucky in search of the painted barns that encouraged us all to "See Rock City." We also learn about a historic Muhlenberg County house built for unrequited love, explore the Civil War Battle of Richmond, and visit Gelato Gilberto in Prospect.
  Program 1720:
The community of Henderson pays homage to its famous former resident with bronze bird sculptures created from the drawings of John James Audubon. We also visit the Lyon County community of Eddyville, learn about the ancient sport of falconry, and meet artist Paul Busse and visit his Applied Imagination workshop in Campbell County.
  Program 1721:
Dave Shuffett spends a relaxing day on a cattle farm in Hopkins County, practicing his fly-fishing cast and learning to weave baskets. In our historical markers segment, we learn about three Kenton County natives in the entertainment industry. We also visit Dee's Drive Inn in Lawrence County and stop by the town of Albany in Clinton County. Finally, in another installment of our series about Kentucky's original Carnegie libraries, we visit Covington's Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center.
  Program 1722:
We take a look at an innovative program at the Morehead Youth Development Center that provides second chances for retired racing greyhounds and the teenage girls who live at the center. We also learn about the history of Swiss settlement in Laurel County, tour the new Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts, visit downtown Murray, and tap into the history of the Kentucky whiskey trade at Corsair Artisan Distillery in Bowling Green.
 


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