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The Memory of Old Jack

bookclub@ket

Full length Length 26:02

Host Bill Goodman and a panel of readers discuss Wendell Berry's inspiring chronicle of Jack Beechum—a man who has spent a lifetime close to the land. A 1999 KET production.

Hymnody of Earth

Hymnody of Earth

Full length Length 57:26

This KET production sets the poetry of Kentucky writer and farmer Wendell Berry to music by Malcolm Dalglish, as a chorus of young people sing about a deep love for the Earth and the people and creatures who inhabit it. The performance features the Bloomington Youth Chorus, the Lexington Children's Chorus, the Anglicantors, Dalglish (on hammer dulcimer), and Glen Velez on percussion.

Living by Words

Living by Words

Full length Length 1:29:00

Kentucky writers Bobbie Ann Mason, Wendell Berry, Ed McClanahan, Gurney Norman, and James Baker Hall read from their works and talk about their long-time friendships, their creative writing teachers at the University of Kentucky, and their relationships with Kentucky. The joint reading featured in the program was recorded at UK's Singletary Center for the Arts on October 18, 2001. A 2002 KET production.

In the American Way

Kentucky Time Capsule

Full length Length 26:31

Looks back at urban renewal in Louisville in the 1970s, including the destruction that was required to make way for new development, and at the opposition voices who argued that "quality of life" could not be measured by concrete. Prominent among them was Kentucky farmer and writer Wendell Berry.

Look & See: Wendell Berry's Kentucky - Trailer

Independent Lens

Preview Length 00:30

Look & See: Wendell Berry’s Kentucky is a portrait of the changing landscapes and shifting values of rural America through the voice of writer, farmer, and activist Wendell Berry. Centered in his native Henry County, Kentucky, Look & See is an elegy to a lost way of life that was once the bedrock of America--the culture of agriculture.

Look & See - Farmers Are Not a Component of a Machine - Clip

Independent Lens

Clip Length 03:02

In this excerpt from the Independent Lens film Look & See: Wendell Berry's Kentucky, small farmers in Kentucky talk about the challenges--financial and otherwise--of staying afloat in today's world. Interwoven with this is a look at how in the '70s writer Wendell Berry butted heads with US Secretary of Agriculture Earl Butz, who was a major proponent of the industrialization of farming.

Encore: Wendell Berry: Poet and Prophet

Moyers & Company

Full length Length 50:37

In a rare television interview, environmental legend and writer Wendell Berry leaves his Kentucky farm for an inspiring conversation. Also this week the short documentary Dance of the Honey Bees.

Wendell Berry: Poet and Prophet

Moyers & Company

Full length Length 54:35

In a rare television interview, environmental legend and writer Wendell Berry leaves his Kentucky farm for an inspiring conversation. Also this week the short documentary Dance of the Honey Bees and Bill Moyers shares his frustrations on the government shutdown.

Morris Grubbs (#719)

One to One

Full length Length 28:01

Morris Grubbs, assistant dean in the Office of Graduate Academic Services at the University of Kentucky, is a former student of writer and conservationist Wendell Berry. Grubbs discusses his book Conversations with Wendell Berry and the national award Berry received from the National Endowment for the Humanities this spring.

Muslims of Hamtramck, Michigan; Wendell Berry Farming Center

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

Full length Length 25:52

Once staunchly Polish Catholic, this community outside Detroit is now the only US city with a Muslim-majority city council; Kentucky poet and farmer Wendell Berry is passing on his family’s farming legacy in partnership with a small Dominican college.

Wendell Berry Farming Program

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

Clip Length 09:26

Farming is often about homecoming, explains Mary Berry, executive director of the Berry Center. “It doesn’t mean [farmers] have to go to the place they were born,” she says. “The concept of homecoming is simply to take root some place and care about a place, not just for a short amount of time, but forever.”

Wendell Berry

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

Clip Length 04:39

Renowned essayist, farmer, poet, and conservationist Wendell Berry says the Gulf of Mexico oil spill demonstrates that "we're putting too much at stake" in the way we go after oil and mineral resources.

Public Memorials; Carter County Caves; Wooldridge Monuments

Kentucky Life

Full length Length 26:43

At two recently erected public memorials, Kentuckians can honor and remember those from Flight 5191 and 9/11; the Carter County Caves have served several purposes including mining for saltpeter for the War of 1812; Kentucky authors Bobbie Ann Mason and Wendell Berry illuminate the stories behind one of the country's most unusual grave sites, and Dave visits Letcher County's Oven Fork Mercantile.

Programs

Hymnody of Earth

This KET production sets the poetry of Kentucky writer and farmer Wendell Berry to music by Malcolm Dalglish, as a chorus of young people sing about a deep love for the Earth and the people and creatures who inhabit it. The performance features the Bloomington Youth Chorus, the Lexington Children's Chorus, the Anglicantors, Dalglish (on hammer dulcimer), and Glen Velez on percussion.

Living by Words

Kentucky writers Bobbie Ann Mason, Wendell Berry, Ed McClanahan, Gurney Norman, and James Baker Hall read from their works and talk about their long-time friendships, their creative writing teachers at the University of Kentucky, and their relationships with their native state. The joint reading featured in the program was recorded at UK's Singletary Center for the Arts on October 18, 2001. A 2002 KET production.

Wendell Berry's The Hurt Man

Henry County farmer and writer Wendell Berry reads The Hurt Man, a story from his collection That Distant Land. Set in 1888, the story focuses on 5-year-old Matt Feltner as he discovers for the first time that there is such a thing as loss in the world-something he will learn more about as an adult. A 2003 KET production taped at the Good Foods Market and Cafe in Lexington.

Other Content

Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame 2015

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