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Join us for a walking tour of Downtown Lexington’s public art. The full tour is available as a single MP3, or you can download individual tracks. For the single MP3, music will play between the stops. You can pause the track while you walk between stops.

This tour covers a walking distance of 1 mile.

The music clips used in this tour are from “Walking Barefoot on Grass” by Kai Engel, and are used with a CCBY license. It is available here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/

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Join us for a walking tour of Downtown Lexington’s historic sites. The full tour is available as a single MP3, or you can download individual tracks. For the single MP3, music will play between the stops. You can pause the track while you walk between stops.

This tour covers a walking distance of 1.1 miles.

The music clips used in this tour are from “Walking Barefoot on Grass” by Kai Engel, and are used with a CCBY license. It is available here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/

Join Alexa, Aprile, and Jennifer as they talk all things mystery, discussing their favorite books, movies, TV shows, and podcasts.
Mariam interviews Rand Dotson, the Editor in Chief of LSU Press, about his research into the political rivalry between Armistead Swope and William Cassius Goodloe, which culminated in a deadly fight in the Lexington Post Office. They discuss the differing backgrounds of the two men, and what may have set them on their fateful path. 

Mariam and Wayne discuss the Code Duello and several nineteenth century Kentucky duels, including duels fought by Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, and a pair of doctors from Transylvania University’s School of Medicine. They reference the book Famous Kentucky Duels by J. Winston Coleman, which is available for checkout: https://catalog.lexpublib.org/?section=resource&resourceid=2341267 and, because one can’t talk... more info

Join Alexa, Jenny, Brian, and Scott as they discuss some of their favorite sci-fi books, movies, and TV shows. 
Sweet Evening Breeze (July 2, 1892 - Dec. 16, 1983) may be the best known Kentuckian in recent memory. James Herndon, or Sweets, as her friends knew her, was beloved by many in the community, from her work at Good Samaritan Hospital, to her baking, to her boundary-pushing performances at clubs, and her womanless wedding fundraisers at local churches and in her own backyard. Artist and activist Robert Morgan joins us again to talk about his relationship and recollections of Sweets. This episode has descriptions of adult situations, so may not be appropriate for all listeners. 
Henry Faulkner (Jan. 9, 1924 - Dec. 3, 1981) was an internationally-known, openly queer Kentucky artist. He is known for his colorful paintings, his poetry, and his propensity to travel with a bourbon drinking goat called Alice. In this episode, Mariam interviews artist and LGBTQ activist Robert Morgan about his life with Henry Faulkner. This episode has descriptions of adult situations, so may not be appropriate for all listeners. 
JP Johnson discusses the artist Henry Faulkner and his collection of beloved pets. He tells the story of the time artist Henry Faulkner’s goat, Alice, disappeared for several weeks in 1965, and gives a preview of the events planned for Lexington Public Library’s Henry Faulkner Week, February 25-March 3, 2019. 
Join Alexa, Jenny, Brian, and Ellen as they discuss some of their favorite romantic books, movies, and TV shows, including one interesting take on the genre: a choose your own adventure romance novel!
Mariam interviews Joseph Anthony, local author of historical fiction, about his latest work about the life and death of R.C.O Benjamin in Lexington, KY through the eyes of an original character. A Wounded Snake is available for check out in our library catalog.
Mariam interviews Wayne Johnson about the murder of golfing great Marion Miley in Lexington, KY in 1941. They conclude their conversation with the search for Marion’s killers. This is part two of a two part series. 
Join Alexa and Jenny, along with special guests Brian and Aprile, as they read (and watch) their way through one new genre a month in 2019. For the month of January they’ll be talking about their favorite thrillers.
Mariam interviews Wayne Johnson about the murder of golfing great Marion Miley in Lexington, KY in 1941. They discuss Marion Miley’s life, and the events leading up to her death. This is part one of a two part series.

Mariam and Wayne discuss the 1968 removal of the railroad tracks from Downtown Lexington in time for the 50th

Erin and Jennifer discuss several books and kitchen tools that would make great gifts this holiday season. The books discussed this episode are Sister Pie by Lisa Ludwinski; Once Upon a Chef by Jennifer Segal; Waste Not by The James Beard Foundation; Bakeland by Marit Hovland; and Southern from Scratch by Ashley English
Mariam interviews Megan Couch about her research into the 1849 outbreak of Cholera in Lexington. They discuss finding more deaths from cholera than were actually reported, and tell the stories of families that were completely wiped out by the disease. This episode is the final episode in the four part series.

Mariam interviews Mariam interviews Nisa Hanna, assistant director of Ashland Terrace about the history of the facility, and its origins from the 1849 Cholera epidemic. They discuss how Ashland Terrace is working to preserve their history. This episode is part three of a four part series.

In this episode, Erin and Jennifer talk about slow cooking food, why so many slow cooker recipe books don’t have pictures, what to do when the photo on the book isn’t a recipe in the book, and making dessert in a crockpot. The books reviewed in this episode are Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Cookbook by Beth Hensperger, Slow Cooker Favorites: Soups, Stews, and Chilis, Slow Cook Modern by Liana Krissoff, and Essential Slow Cooker Recipes by Addie Gundry.
Mariam interviews Terry Foody, author of The Pie Seller, The Drunk and The Lady, about her book and the 1833 Cholera epidemic in Lexington, KY. They discuss the causes of the epidemic, and what treatments contemporary doctors attempted for this devastating disease. This episode is part two of a four part series.

JP Johnson gives a biography of William “King” Solomon, hero of the 1833 Cholera epidemic. He also talks about later efforts to memorialize him by the city. This is the first episode in a four part series. Interlude music is “Life’s Ups and Downs” by José da Vēde, used under a CC BY license. The full song can be found here: https://soundcloud.com/jose_da_vede/lifes-ups-downs

Jonathan Coleman guest hosts this episode, and tells his favorite ghost stories from his popular Lexington History Walks. Dr. Coleman conducts Lexington History Walks year-round, which can be booked on his website: www.drcolemanwalks.com

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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