Pondering Kentucky: The Magazine, Issue 2, 1990
Project: Glen Bastin's Pondering Kentucky Oral History Project
Interview SummaryKen and Sharon Radcliff, along with their children Nathan (8) and Elizabeth (3), talk about their family band and fiddle playing on a pre-recorded interview. A few years later, Bastin finds the Radcliff family again and listens to Elizabeth, now older, perform a song. Two more years later, their band Kentucky Country is performing in Las Vegas along with some new members, like Seth Horton.
Lee Lamb talks about the Valley View Ferry, the oldest continuously operated business in the state at that time
Charles Henault talks about The Dream Factory, which was started in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and makes dreams come true for terminally ill children.
Bastin talks about the viceroy butterfly, which is now the Official Kentucky Butterfly thanks to the Kentucky Garden Club and Lillian Pace of Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Omar Greenman who worked for the Kentucky Vital Statistics Office tells some stories from his time there. He mentions how Cassius Clay never changed his name legally to Muhammad Ali and how Loretta Lynn's last name is actually Webb on her birth certificate.
Carl Hurley, called "America's Funniest Professor," is a former professor at Eastern Kentucky University and the winner of the National Speakers Association's Council of Peers Award for Excellence. One of his recorded speeches called "Making Change" is played.
Peg Kaelin talks about cooking the first cheeseburger in October of 1934 at Kaelin Restaurant on the outskirts of Louisville, Kentucky, on Newburg Road. [Pre-recorded interview with Peg by her daughter Irma Kaelin Raque.]
Janet Hoover of the Kentucky Cabinet of Human Resources talks about the naming of babies in Kentucky and some of the most popular names.
George Forman talks about Danville's Advocate Brass Band stand built by a woman named Jimmie McConnell. He talks about the people in the band and the concerts they put on.
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