Pondering Kentucky: The Magazine, Issue 36, 1993
Project: Glen Bastin's Pondering Kentucky Oral History Project
Interview SummaryIn this issue of "Pondering Kentucky: The Magazine," Glen Bastin visits Berea College to meet with the Berea College Country Dancers. The group demonstrates their set running performance. Bastin also meets with the director of the program, Dr. John Ramsey, who discusses the history of set running, the history of dance at Berea College, and the beginnings of square dancing.
This issue also features recordings from the annual To-Do Conference, a place where journalists, politicians, and judges tell stories, sing songs, and play instruments. Speakers featured in this issue include: Justice Thomas Spain; Kentucky House Speaker, Bobby Richardson; Herbert Sparks, a lawyer from Edmonton (Ky.); and Governor Louie Nunn.
Bastin then meets with the Mayor of Frankfort (Ky.), Frank Sayers to discuss the history of Bibb lettuce. They discuss John Bibb, the discoverer of the lettuce, the history of its commercialization, and why the lettuce is so popular today.
Bastin then interviews Dreck Davis, former clerk to the Court of Appeals, former Secretary of State, and former State Treasurer. This interview highlights Davis' career and extensive political button collection.
This segment also features a recording from an audio book version of Ken Hart's book, "Bert Combs: The Early Years." In this recording, Governor Bert Combs discusses his childhood, education, and his career.
This issue ends with a farewell song performed by the Berea College Country Dancers.
Louie B. Nunn
Bert T. Combs
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Interview KeywordKentucky Berea College Berea College Country Dancers Set running Square dancing To-Do Conference Justice Thomas Spain Storytelling Kentucky Bar Association Judge James Gillenwater Bobby Richardson Governor Louie Nunn Mayor Frank Sayers Political buttons Bibb lettuce Lettuce Governor Bert Combs
Interview LC SubjectKentucky. Berea College Berea (Ky.) Appalachia. Dancing Culture. Politicians. Politics. Frankfort (Ky.) Governors
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