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Stories from Appalachian, African-American, and Native American folk traditions told by master storytellers. A KET production.

TV Schedule

The Buzzard and the Monkey #103
An African-American tale, told by John O'Neal, in which the buzzard learns a lesson.

  • KET Thursday, January 22 at 2:15 pm EST
  • KET Friday, January 23 at 5:15 am EST
  • KETKY Friday, January 23 at 2:15 pm EST
  • KETKY Monday, January 26 at 1:15 am EST

The Possum and the Snake #104
A traditional African-American story about character and deception, told by John O'Neal.

  • KET Thursday, January 29 at 2:15 pm EST
  • KET Friday, January 30 at 5:15 am EST
  • KETKY Friday, January 30 at 2:15 pm EST
  • KETKY Monday, February 2 at 1:15 am EST

Kentucky Programming Jack and the Giants #105
A "Jack tale" which pits Jack against four giants, told by Appalachian storytellers Rich Kirby and Tom Bledsoe.

  • KET Thursday, February 5 at 2:15 pm EST
  • KET Friday, February 6 at 5:15 am EST
  • KETKY Friday, February 6 at 2:15 pm EST
  • KETKY Monday, February 9 at 1:15 am EST

Kentucky Programming Soap/Cat and Rat #106
The tale of a forgetful little boy and how forgetfulness gets him into trouble and a story of how the rat lost his tail and got it back again, both told by Appalachian storytellers Tom Bledsoe and Rich Kirby.

  • KET Thursday, February 12 at 2:15 pm EST
  • KET Friday, February 13 at 5:15 am EST
  • KETKY Friday, February 13 at 2:15 pm EST
  • KETKY Monday, February 16 at 1:15 am EST

Little Deer and Mother Earth #107
A Cherokee tale with an environmental message, told by Marilou Awiakta.

  • KET Thursday, February 19 at 2:15 pm EST
  • KET Friday, February 20 at 5:15 am EST
  • KETKY Friday, February 20 at 2:15 pm EST
  • KETKY Monday, February 23 at 1:15 am EST

Rising Fawn and the Fire Mystery #108
A tale about cultural identity from Choctaw history, told by Native American storyteller Marilou Awiakta.

  • KET Thursday, February 26 at 2:15 pm EST
  • KET Friday, February 27 at 5:15 am EST
  • KETKY Friday, February 27 at 2:15 pm EST
  • KETKY Monday, March 2 at 1:15 am EST

The Parable of the Eagle #109
A version of the African fable about how the eagle learned to fly told by Mama Yaa (Louisville storyteller Gloria Bivens).

  • KET Thursday, March 5 at 2:15 pm EST
  • KET Friday, March 6 at 5:15 am EST
  • KETKY Friday, March 6 at 2:15 pm EST
  • KETKY Monday, March 9 at 1:15 am EST

Anansi's Rescue from the River #110
A story about Anansi, the trickster hero of Ashanti Land on the west coast of Africa, told by Mama Yaa (Louisville storyteller Gloria Bivens).

  • KET Thursday, March 12 at 2:15 pm EST
  • KET Friday, March 13 at 5:15 am EST
  • KETKY Friday, March 13 at 2:15 pm EST
  • KETKY Monday, March 16 at 1:15 am EST

Kentucky Programming Wicked John #111
The story of a really mean man, told by Appalachian storytellers and musicians Tom Bledsoe, Rich Kirby, and Joy D'Elia.

  • KET Thursday, March 19 at 2:15 pm EST
  • KET Friday, March 20 at 5:15 am EST
  • KETKY Friday, March 20 at 2:15 pm EST
  • KETKY Monday, March 23 at 1:15 am EST

Kentucky Programming Jack and the Magic Mill #112
A cautionary tale about greed, told by Appalachian storytellers and musicians Tom Bledsoe, Rich Kirby, and Joy D'Elia.

  • KET Thursday, March 26 at 2:15 pm EST
  • KET Friday, March 27 at 5:15 am EST
  • KETKY Friday, March 27 at 2:15 pm EST
  • KETKY Monday, March 30 at 1:15 am EST

Kentucky Programming Ashpet #113
A mountain version of the Cinderella story, told by Appalachian storyteller Anndrena Belcher.

  • KETKY Friday, April 10 at 2:15 pm EDT
  • KETKY Monday, April 13 at 1:15 am EDT

Kentucky Programming Mutsmag #114
The story of a humble gift and a brave little girl, told by Appalachian storyteller Anndrena Belcher.

  • KETKY Friday, April 17 at 2:15 pm EDT
  • KETKY Monday, April 20 at 1:15 am EDT

Kentucky Programming Balaam Foster's Fiddle/The Banjo and the Loom #115
A tale about a pact with the devil, plus a poem, told by Appalachian storyteller Anndrena Belcher.

  • KETKY Friday, April 24 at 2:15 pm EDT
  • KETKY Monday, April 27, 2015 at 1:15 am EDT

Passing It On #116
A documentary about the storytelling tradition with Appalachian folklorist Anndrena Belcher.

  • KETKY Friday, May 1, 2015 at 2:15 pm EDT
  • KETKY Monday, May 4, 2015 at 1:15 am EDT
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   Part II: Pages 43-84; PDF format.
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