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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 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

Closed CaptionedKentucky Programming Hazel Dickens: It's Hard to Tell the Singer from the Song #207 [TV-G]
From the coalfields of West Virginia to the factories of Baltimore, Hazel Dickens has lived the songs she sings. A pioneering woman in bluegrass and country music, Hazel has influenced generations of songwriters and musicians. Her songs of hard work, hard times, and hardy souls also have bolstered working people at picket lines and union rallies throughout the land. Her powerful, piercing vocals power the soundtracks for Harlan County USA and Matewan.

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

Closed CaptionedKentucky Programming Coal Bucket Outlaw/Applewise #208 [TV-G]
Built around a day in the life of a Kentucky coal truck driver, Coal Bucket Outlaw provides a direct look at where our energy comes from as well as the human and environmental price we pay for our heavy dependence on fossil fuels. Applewise profiles the Mullins family, third-generation apple growers, and their struggle to maintain and manage one of only two remaining family-run apple orchards in Wise County, VA.

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

Closed CaptionedKentucky Programming Stranger with a Camera #209 [TV-G]
In 1967, Canadian filmmaker Hugh O'Connor visited the mountains of central Appalachia to document poverty. A local landlord who resented the presence of filmmakers on his property shot and killed O'Connor, in part because of his anger over the media images of Appalachia that had become icons in the nation's War on Poverty. Filmmaker Elizabeth Barret, a native of Appalachia, uses O'Connor's death as a lens to explore the complex relationship between those who make films to promote social change and the people whose lives are represented in such media productions.

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

Kentucky Programming Life Stories #101 [TV-G]
The lives of two African-American women in eastern Kentucky: Mabel Parker Hardison Smith taught school for more than 35 years in the coalfields of eastern Kentucky. Evelyn Williams, coal miner's daughter and wife, domestic worker and mother of nine, battled to save her land from destruction by a large oil and gas firm.

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

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 Sunday, March 29 at noon EST
  • KETKY Tuesday, March 31 at 8:00 pm EST
  • KETKY Thursday, April 2 at 6:00 am EST
  • KETKY Saturday, April 4 at 3:00 pm EST
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