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Kentucky Programming American Originals—Minnie Black's Gourd Band #102 [TV-G]
"Minnie Black's Gourd Band," a 90-year-old woman made art from the gourds she grew and performed in a senior citizens' band. "Catfish: Man of the Woods," a fifth generation herb doctor, living near Glenwood, WV.

  • KETKY Saturday, December 13 at 3:00 pm EST
  • KETKY Thursday, January 1 at 11:00 am EST

Kentucky Programming Economy #104 [TV-G]
"Fast Food Women" is a film about women who are part of the nation's working poor. "Blue Grass/Black Market" shows the underground economy of marijuana cultivation.

  • KETKY Sunday, December 14 at noon EST
  • KETKY Tuesday, December 16 at 8:00 pm EST
  • KETKY Thursday, December 18 at 6:00 am EST
  • KETKY Saturday, December 20 at 3:00 pm EST

Kentucky Programming Down-Home Artists #105 [TV-G]
"Homemade Tales: Songs and Sayings of Florida Slone" celebrates a unique woman. "Morgan Sexton: Bull Creek Banjo Player" has been awarded a National Heritage Fellowship for his voice and banjo.

  • KETKY Sunday, December 21 at noon EST
  • KETKY Tuesday, December 23 at 8:00 pm EST
  • KETKY Thursday, December 25 at 6:00 am EST
  • KETKY Saturday, December 27 at 3:00 pm EST

Kentucky Programming Commitment #106 [TV-G]
"Hands On: A Year in an Eastern Kentucky Classroom" is a warm, funny look at education reform. "Belinda," is the portrait of an AIDS activist.

  • KETKY Sunday, December 28 at noon EST
  • KETKY Tuesday, December 30 at 8:00 pm EST
  • KETKY Thursday, January 1 at 6:00 am EST
  • KETKY Saturday, January 3 at 3:00 pm EST

Kentucky Programming Old-Time Country Music #107 [TV-G]
"Sunny Side of Life" tells the story of the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, VA.

  • KETKY Sunday, January 4 at noon EST
  • KETKY Tuesday, January 6 at 8:00 pm EST
  • KETKY Thursday, January 8 at 6:00 am EST
  • KETKY Saturday, January 10 at 3:00 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky Programming Labor #108 [TV-G]
"Justice in the Coalfields" is a behind-the-scenes look at the communities affected by the 1989 Pittston coal strike in southwest Virginia.

  • KETKY Sunday, January 11 at noon EST
  • KETKY Tuesday, January 13 at 8:00 pm EST
  • KETKY Thursday, January 15 at 6:00 am EST
  • KETKY Saturday, January 17 at 3:00 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky Programming A Place in the Country #201 [TV-G]
Profiles of several small towns document the diversity of rural America, the complexity and depth of the challenges facing it, and the hard and effective work that rural community developers are doing to meet the challenges and provide opportunities. An Appalshop production hosted by Ray Suarez.

  • KETKY Sunday, January 18 at noon EST
  • KETKY Tuesday, January 20 at 8:00 pm EST
  • KETKY Thursday, January 22 at 6:00 am EST
  • KETKY Saturday, January 24 at 3:00 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky Programming The Ralph Stanley Story #202 [TV-G]
Explores Stanley's musical roots in the Clinch Mountains of Virginia, the early days of the Stanley Brothers, and Ralph's decision to continue on after the untimely death of brother Carter. Interviews with Stanley, former band members, and fellow musicians such as Patty Loveless and Dwight Yoakam are intercut with performance excerpts, including several with Larry Sparks and Ricky Skaggs at Skaggs' annual Hills of Home Bluegrass Festival.

  • KETKY Sunday, January 25 at noon EST
  • KETKY Tuesday, January 27 at 8:00 pm EST
  • KETKY Thursday, January 29 at 6:00 am EST
  • KETKY Saturday, January 31 at 3:00 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky Programming Shelter #203 [TV-G]
Traces the remarkable evolution of shelters for battered women and gives voice to five women seeking protection in a rural West Virginia shelter. Working with advice and guidance from the shelter's counselors and staff, the women struggle to find safety, freedom, and justice for themselves and their children. Two founders of the shelter movement discuss its history, and Tillie Black Bear from the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota describes establishing the first shelter for women of color.

  • KETKY Sunday, February 1 at noon EST
  • KETKY Tuesday, February 3 at 8:00 pm EST
  • KETKY Thursday, February 5 at 6:00 am EST
  • KETKY Saturday, February 7 at 3:00 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky Programming His Eye Is on the Sparrow/Girls' Hoops #204 [TV-G]
His Eye Is on the Sparrow profiles Ethel Caffie-Austin, a daughter of the coalfields and West Virginia's "First Lady of Gospel Music." Girls' Hoops explores the history of girls' high school basketball in Kentucky, including its first heyday in the 1920s; the subsequent 42-year ban on statewide competition; its rebirth in the 1970s; and its development into the fiercely competitive, popular sport it has become today.

  • KETKY Sunday, February 8 at noon EST
  • KETKY Tuesday, February 10 at 8:00 pm EST
  • KETKY Thursday, February 12 at 6:00 am EST
  • KETKY Saturday, February 14 at 3:00 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky Programming Rough Side of the Mountain #205 [TV-G]
Two southwest Virginia towns, Trammel and Ivanhoe, attempt to recover from the closings of manufacturing plants and mining companies. But their grassroots community-organizing efforts are stymied by the "steel ceiling" often encountered by poor rural communities as they struggle to develop new economies in an increasingly global system.

  • KETKY Sunday, February 15 at noon EST
  • KETKY Tuesday, February 17 at 8:00 pm EST
  • KETKY Thursday, February 19 at 6:00 am EST
  • KETKY Saturday, February 21 at 3:00 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky Programming To Save the Land and People #206 [TV-G]
A history of early grassroots efforts to stop strip mining in Eastern Kentucky, where "broad-form" deeds signed at the beginning of the 20th century let coal operators destroy land to get at the minerals underneath without getting the permission of, or compensating, the surface owner. The Appalachian group To Save the Land and People used every means possible—from legal petitions and local ordinances to guns and dynamite—to fight the abuses.

  • KETKY Sunday, February 22 at noon EST
  • KETKY Tuesday, February 24 at 8:00 pm EST
  • KETKY Thursday, February 26 at 6:00 am EST
  • KETKY Saturday, February 28 at 3:00 pm EST
  • KETKY Saturday, February 28 at 3:02 pm EST
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