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Published October 8th, 2018

Mariam interviews Terry Foody, author of The Cherokee and the Newsman: Kinsmen in Words. They discuss Ms. Foody’s inspiration to write about the two men, their family lives, and how their words contributed to their communities.

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Published September 17th, 2018

Mariam interviews Reinette Jones, founder of the Notable Kentucky African Americans database. They discuss Kentucky’s Centenarian Librarians, the boxer David Moore, and the prison shoe-making industry. Visit the NKAA at http://nkaa.uky.edu/nkaa/

Tales from the Kentucky Room

Stories of Lexington, Kentucky’s history and people.

Tales From The Kentucky Room Questions & Comments

The Murder of Betty Gail Brown, part 2 (2018)

August 28th, 2018

Mariam concludes her interview with Wayne Johnson, librarian and local historian about the unsolved murder of Betty Gail Brown in October 1961. This is part two of a two part series.

The Murder of Betty Gail Brown, part 1 (2018)

August 8th, 2018

Mariam interviews Wayne Johnson, librarian and local historian about the unsolved murder of Betty Gail Brown in October 1961. This is part one of a two part series.

Belle Brezing (2018)

July 20th, 2018

Mariam interviews Doug Tattershall, author of Belle Brezing: American Magdalene, about his book and the life and times of Belle Brezing.

Mary Todd Lincoln (2018)

June 29th, 2018

Mariam interviews Dr. Jonathan Coleman, head curator of the Mary Todd Lincoln House, about Mary Todd Lincoln’s life and the collections and events at the Mary Todd Lincoln House.

Audubon vs. Rafinesque (2018)

June 5th, 2018

Mariam and Erin tell the story of John James Audubon’s epic prank on fellow naturalist, Constantine Samuel Rafinesque.

Faulkner Morgan Pagan Babies Archive (2018)

May 10th, 2018

Mariam interviews Dr. Jonathan Coleman about the founding of the Faulkner Morgan Pagan Babies Archive.