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Program 203

1. Canine Companions for Independence
2. making maple syrup
3. folk artists Minnie and Garland Adkins
4. basket maker Doug Howard
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For more information:
Canine Companions for Independence, P.O. Box 446, Santa Rosa, CA 95402-0446, (800) 572-BARK (2275)

Producer: Charlee Heaton Pagoulatos
Videographer: Gale Worth
Editor: Esther Reed


Dogs at Work

photo of Dove, a companion in training Canine Companions for Independence

We begin this program with a visit with Don and Shirley Beierle, a Louisville couple who are raising a golden retriever puppy named Dove for Canine Companions for Independence. Dove will eventually be trained by CCI to help a disabled person. The segment also contains a visit with young Kyle Crews, whose best friend is Briley, a CCI dog who has been his helper for five years.

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Producer: Charlee Heaton Pagoulatos
Videographer: Gale Worth
Editor: Esther Reed


Sap on Tap

photo: sap on tap Making maple syrup

Host Byron Crawford gets a sweet deal in this segment: a trip to Eastern Kentucky to sample maple syrup produced from trees on Black Mountain. Amid beautiful wintertime mountain scenery, Byron gets a detailed look at how the syrup is made with Putney resident Harold Patterson.

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For more information:
Kentucky Folk Art Center, 102 W. First, Morehead, KY 40351, (606) 783-2204

Producer: Charlee Heaton Pagoulatos


Creative Couple

Folk artists Minnie and Garland Adkins

Husband-and-wife folk artists Minnie and Garland Adkins made their home amid the gorgeous scenery of Eastern Kentucky at Peaceful Valley, their farm near Morehead. There they began whittling and carving fanciful animals that won acclaim far beyond the borders of their mountain home. They also began an annual tradition called “A Day in the Country,” a festival of folk art where the work of many regional artists is for sale. Kentucky Life paid a visit to the festival in Program 304.

This 1996 visit profiles both Adkinses. Garland died in 1997, and Minnie has since remarried. A more recent visit with her can be found in Program 1101.

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For more information:
• Doug Howard, (270) 683-0756

Producer, videographer, editor: David Brinkley


A Basketful of Tradition

Basket maker Doug Howard

Come with us to Owensboro in Western Kentucky to meet Doug Howard, a retired art teacher who now devotes himself to full-time traditional basket making. This dedicated craftsman often journeys nearly 100 miles to obtain white oak that meets his specifications, then splits and re-splits it to create baskets just as Kentucky’s first settlers did.

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