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June 19, 2013
WUKY In Depth
In Depth: Singing The Praises of African American Inventors Lexington, KY (2012-02-27) We conclude our series of Black History Month Reports with a look at famous, and not so famous, African American Inventors.
Feature: Arts Apprenticeship Shares Kentucky Traditions LEXINGTON, Ky. (2012-02-23) It can take years for an artist - in whatever medium to develop and master their craft. In Kentucky, a government-sponsored program is working to make sure the artist's knowledge continues to thrive in local communities.
Former Keeneland President Ted Bassett Counsels Caution Regarding Casino Bill Lexington, KY (2012-02-20) Ted Bassett oversaw and guided many changes during his 44 years in leadership of the Keeneland Association Inc., but his fondness for tradition remains unchanged. As Kentucky's horse industry campaigns for casinos, Bassett calls for the preservation of the vision of those who founded Keeneland 75 years ago.
In Depth: The Educational Journey of E. Belle Jackson Lexington, KY (2012-02-20) Our series of Black History Month stories continues with a look back at the life and accomplishments of E. Belle Jackson; one of fifteen African American women who established Lexington's Colored Orphan Industrial Home more than a century ago.
In Depth: Abe Lincoln And Jefferson Davis Not The Only Native Kentuckians To Become Presidents Lexington, KY (2012-02-13) WUKY and the Isaac Scott Hathaway Museum are commemorating Black History Month with lesser known stories of prominent local African-Americans. In this segment, curator Yvonne Giles introduces us to Lexington's Alfred Russell who, for a time presided over the African nation of Liberia.
In Depth: Racing History Would Be Different Without Mother's Sacrifice Lexington, KY (2012-02-06) WUKY is partnering with the Isaac Scott Hathaway Museum to present compelling Black History Month stories. In our first segment, museum curator Yvonne Giles relates the lesser known aspects of African American jockey Isaac Murphy's humble beginnings.
In Depth: Museum's New Location Sparks Increased Interest Lexington, KY (2012-02-02) One of Lexington's best kept secrets is the Isaac Scott Hathaway African American History Museum. For almost a decade, visitors have been learning more about the African American experience in Kentucky through the museum's rare photos, memorabilia, and artifacts. Now, as Alan Lytle reports, the people responsible for preserving these stories say a new location has given the museum a new lease on life.
In-Depth: Kick-starting a National Prescription Monitoring Network LEXINGTON, Ky. (2012-01-19) The effect of Kentucky's prescription drug abuse problem reaches beyond the state's borders. In the final segment of our three-part series, Brenna Angel reports on the challenges of launching a nationwide prescription monitoring network.
In-Depth: Putting Kentucky's Prescription Monitoring Program to Work LEXINGTON, Ky. (2012-01-18) For the past ten years, Kentucky has offered a tool meant to curb prescription drug abuse. In the second of our three-part series, reporter Brenna Angel examines what Kentucky's prescription monitoring program is doing right, and what it needs to do better.
In-Depth: Out of the Darkness of Prescription Drug Abuse LEXINGTON, Ky. (2012-01-17) The epidemic of prescription drug abuse affects millions of Americans, and the power of addiction is easy to see in Kentucky. Reporter Brenna Angel has the story of one woman who nearly lost her life to pain killers.
In-Depth: Rubik's Cube Revival in a High-Tech World LEXINGTON, Ky. (2012-01-09) This past holiday season, millions of people bought video games, iPads, and other high-tech gadgets. But many are still playing with a toy that's been around for more than 30 years: the Rubik's Cube. The puzzle that challenges players to align a single color on each side first went on the market in 1980. As Brenna Angel reports, a new generation of players is pushing the limits of the Rubik's Cube using modern technology.
A Candid Chat With NPR's New President Lexington, KY (2011-12-24) On December 1, NPR welcomed a new president and chief executive officer. Gary Knell is a 30 year media veteran, including a long stint as C.O.O. of Sesame Workshop. He recently chatted with Alan Lytle about his vision and goals for the network.
In-Depth: Lexington as Task Force City LEXINGTON, Ky. (2011-12-22) Lexington Mayor Jim Gray often uses task forces to tackle major issues and problems. Reporter Brenna Angel sat down with Gray to discuss his reasoning for using task forces and their effectiveness.
Local Merchants Group Encourages Shoppers To Remember Them Too. Lexington, KY (2011-12-19) With just days left in the holiday shopping season, a group of area merchants is looking for one last rush of traffic to boost the bottom line. WUKY Student Reporter Cassidy Herrington takes a look at two independent retailers that are part of a growing movement to keep holiday sales dollars in local communities.
Al Smith: In Depth Profile Lexington, KY (2011-11-30) Veteran and Kentucky Hall of Fame journalist Al Smith has weathered many challenges in his career. The creator of Comment on Kentucky on KET Smith became an inspiration to reporters in the Bluegrass and others across the country for his fight against censorship. But, as Pamela Burke reports, all this success started in the small Kentucky town of Russellville.
Ky. Guardsmen Happy to be Home for the Holidays LEXINGTON, Ky. (2011-11-23) Millions of people will gather around the dinner table this week to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends. It can be an especially emotional time of year for veterans serving overseas. But with military operations in Iraq winding down, many troops are able to be home for the holidays.
In Depth: Political Blogger Analyzes 2011 Election Lexington, KY (2011-11-09) WUKY Political blogger Ken Kurtz analyzes the winners and losers in the 2011 election.
In Depth: Trainers and Jockeys Reflect on Keeneland Racing LEXINGTON, Ky. (2011-10-24) For 75 years, the park-like ambiance of the Keeneland race track in Lexington has attracted visitors and horse racing fans from across the globe. The central Kentucky atmosphere also has an effect on horsemen. With the fall meet in full swing, Brenna Angel reports on what keeps trainers and jockeys coming back to Keeneland.
In-Depth: Lexington Family's Tragedy Results in DOD Changes LEXINGTON, Ky. (2011-10-04) The death of a military service member can be a traumatic experience for families, and waiting several months for the funeral bills to be paid doesn't help with the healing process. Reporter Brenna Angel has the story of a central Kentucky family whose persistence led the U.S. Department of Defense to change how it manages mortuary affairs.
In Depth Interview: Bluegrass PRIDE Reflects on Ten Years Helping Environment LEXINGTON, Ky. (2011-09-23) This month a central Kentucky organization celebrates its 10th anniversary. The group is Bluegrass PRIDE, or Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment. Brenna Angel spoke with Amy Sohner, Executive Director of Bluegrass PRIDE about some of the work the accomplished over the past ten years.