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A Taste of the Sweet Apple

Host Bill Goodman and a panel of readers discuss Jo Anna Holt Watson's recollection of life on a tobacco farm in the 1940s. A 2005 KET production.
Season 7 Episode 9 Length 26:29 Premiere: 09/06/05 Visit the Official Website

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Season 7 Episodes

A Taste of the Sweet Apple

S7 E9 Length 26:29 Premiere Date 09/06/05

Strange Birds in the Tree of Heaven

S7 E6 Length 26:31 Premiere Date 06/07/05

Poetry Special

S7 E4 Premiere Date 04/05/05

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Clear Springs

Premiered On: 12/04/2001

Host Bill Goodman and a panel of readers discuss Kentucky author Bobbie Ann Mason's memoir "Clear Springs," a narrative about three generations of her Western Kentucky farm family and a way of life that has all but disappeared. A 2001 KET production.

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Thomas D. Clark of Kentucky

Premiered On: 02/03/2004

Host Bill Goodman and a panel of guests discuss "Thomas D. Clark of Kentucky: An Uncommon Life in the Commonwealth," an essay collection celebrating the Kentucky historian's life and career, written by Clark's friends and colleagues and edited by John E. Kleber. A KET production.

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The Man Who Fell to Earth

Premiered On: 01/01/2002

Host Bill Goodman and a panel of readers discuss Kentuckian Walter Tevis' science fiction novel about an extraterrestrial who visits Earth on a mission of mercy but finds loneliness and despair instead. A 2002 KET production.

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Drinking Coffee Elsewhere

Premiered On: 03/02/2004

Host Bill Goodman and a panel of guests discuss "Drinking Coffee Elsewhere," former Louisvillian ZZ Packer's debut story collection. A 2004 KET production.

  • Sunday December 18, 2022 11:30 pm ET on KET2
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Clotel, or, The President's Daughter

Premiered On: 02/05/2002

Host Bill Goodman and a panel of readers discuss the first novel published by an African-American writer. A former slave himself, Kentucky-born William Wells Brown blended true stories with a fictional account of an enslaved woman. A 2002 KET production.

  • Thursday December 22, 2022 2:00 am ET on KETKY
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Rafting Rise

Premiered On: 04/06/2004

Host Bill Goodman and a panel of guests discuss Joe Survant's "Rafting Rise," a collection of narrative poems set in Southcentral Kentucky's Rough, Green, and Ohio river basins in 1916 and '17. A 2004 KET production.

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Home and Beyond

Premiered On: 03/09/2002

Host Bill Goodman and a panel of readers discuss a collection of short stories by Kentucky authors compiled and edited by Morris Grubbs. Tales by Bobbie Ann Mason, Barbara Kingsolver, Jesse Stuart, Wendell Berry, Robert Penn Warren, Guy Davenport, and others explore the tension between the longing to leave home to explore what is beyond the familiar and the yearning to return to those comforting roots. A KET production.

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Lawrence Booth's Book of Visions

Premiered On: 04/02/2002

Host Bill Goodman and a panel of readers discuss Maurice Manning's "Lawrence Booth's Book of Visions," a cycle of poems that takes the reader on a wild ride through the life of a man of the rural South. The book won the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition in 2001. A 2002 KET production.

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BattleFire! - S3 E11

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‘O' Is for Outlaw - S3 E10

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Thomas Merton: Essential Writings - S5 E12

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Blackberries, Blackberries - S3 E9

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River of Earth - S5 E11

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Slender Is the Thread - S3 E8

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Southern Food: At Home, on the Road, in History - S5 E10

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