Peace Corps/Loyal Jones (#605)
First, Angene and Jack Wilson discuss their new book on Kentucky volunteers in the Peace Corps. Then, renowned Appalachian scholar Loyal Jones is interviewed about his life and mountain culture.
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Angene and Jack Wilson of Lexington, who were Peace Corps volunteers in Liberia in the 1960s, have written a new book, Voices From the Peace Corps: Fifty Years of Kentucky Volunteers. They talk about experiences of volunteers from the 1960s to the present day.
Angene Wilson is professor emeritus of education at the University of Kentucky. Jack Wilson was a Peace Corps administrator in Sierra Leone, Fiji and Washington, DC and is an administrator of environmental protection programs in Ohio and Kentucky. Voices From the Peace Corps is published by University Press of Kentucky.
Loyal Jones is the author of 12 books highlighting the traditions of Appalachia. His most recent book is Appalachian Folk Tales (Jesse Stuart Foundation, 2010).
The Berea College Appalachian Center was renamed the Loyal Jones Appalachian Center in 2008 in recognition of his distinguished career. Jones received the 2010 Folk Heritage Award from the Governor's Awards in the Arts for outstanding effort to perpetuate and promote Kentucky's unique artistic traditions.