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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/

Mariam interviews Wayne Johnson, librarian and local historian about the murder of Transylvania University student Betty Gail Brown in October 1961. In the last episode, they discuss the court case and other theories of the crime.

In this double length special episode, Jennifer and Erin discuss food preservation methods with their guest, Blayne, and review several books on the topic of food preservation and cooking vegetables from the fall harvest. The books reviewed on this episode were Putting Food By by Janet Greene, Ruth Hertzenberg, and Beatrice Vaughn; Jam Session by Joyce Goldstein; EatingWell Vegetables by the Editors of EatingWell; The Southern Vegetable Book by Rebecca Lang; Preservation Pantry by Sarah Marshall; Foolproof Preserving by America’s Test Kitchen; The Vegetable Butcher by Cara Mangini... more info
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.

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.

Jennifer and Erin review meat and vegetarian burger recipes from three grill-out cookbooks: Burgers: 125 Mouthwatering Recipes and Tips compiled by Good Housekeeping, Grilling Vegan Style: 125 fired-up recipes to turn every bite into a backyard BBQ by John Schlimm, and The Secrets to Great Charcoal Grilling on the Weber by Bill Gillespie.
Mariam interviews Dr. Jonathan Coleman, head curator of the Mary Todd Lincoln House, about her life in Lexington, the White House, and after the assassination. They also discuss the collections and events at the Mary Todd Lincoln House museum.

Erin and Jennifer review three international cookbooks and review one recipe from each. The books reviewed in this episode are Lidia’s Celebrate Like an Italian by Lidia Bastianich, Mastering the Art of Japanese Home Cooking by Masaharu Morimoto, and Chai, Chaat, and Chutney by Chetna Makan
Mariam and Erin tell the story of Constantine Samuel Rafinesque’s visit with naturalist John James Audubon, and how the resulting prank by Audubon on Rafinesque wasn’t fully discovered for nearly 150 years.

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