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Published August 8th, 2018

Mariam interviews Wayne Johnson, librarian and local historian about the murder of Transylvania University student Betty Gail Brown in October 1961. In the first episode, Wayne and Mariam discuss the events leading up to the crime.

Published July 20th, 2018

Mariam interviews Doug Tattershall, author of Belle Brezing: American Magdalene, about his book. They discuss Belle Brezing’s early life, her years as the nationally known brothel owner, and the generally unknown final years of her life in seclusion.

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Tales from the Kentucky Room

Stories of Lexington, Kentucky’s history and people.

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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.