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00:00:05 - Interview introduction

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Partial Transcript: Okay, today is January 29th, 2007.

Segment Synopsis: Cindy Lackey introduces April Haight and beings the interview.

00:00:40 - Personal history

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Partial Transcript: We'll start with just some information about yourself.

Segment Synopsis: Haight details her early life, being born in Pennsylvania, growing up, and moving to Lexington as a teenager. She also discusses spending summers with her grandparents in Kentucky.

Keywords: Grandparents; Growing up; Kentucky; Pittsburgh (Pa.)

Subjects: Childhood; Indiana (Pa.); Lexington (Ky.)

GPS: Indiana (Pa.)
Map Coordinates: 40.616667, -79.15
00:02:04 - First childhood house

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Partial Transcript: Can you describe for me the first house that you remember when you were young?

Segment Synopsis: Haight describes the first place she lived with her family in Indiana, Pennsylvania near a power plant. She discusses moving to another house nearby after her first house burned down.

Keywords: Childhood homes; Electricity; Growing up; House fires; Pennsylvania; Pollution; Power plants; Snow

Subjects: Childhood; Indiana (Pa.); Pollution.

GPS: Indiana (Pa.)
Map Coordinates: 40.616667, -79.15
00:04:49 - Household water during childhood

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Partial Transcript: Um, well, when--in those early days, then, how did you get your household water?

Segment Synopsis: Haight discusses how her family would get water in her first home through the use of wells. She describes how they would have to drill for new wells when coal mining would cause them to lose water to their home.

Keywords: Coal; Coal mining; Electric pumps; Household water; Water; Well water; Wells

Subjects: Coal mines and mining.; Indiana (Pa.)

GPS: Indiana (Pa.)
Map Coordinates: 40
00:06:15 - Comparing Eastern Kentucky and Pennsylvania

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Partial Transcript: Well it sounds kind of like you grew up in--do you think its comparable to what you've seen in, in eastern Kentucky--you know, rural communities--

Segment Synopsis: Haight describes the differences and similarities of her area of Pennsylvania and Eastern Kentucky as a whole. She discusses the different levels of pollution and her grandfather's mining operation.

Keywords: Coal; Coal mining; Eastern Kentucky; Illegal dumping; Illegal dumps; Litter; Roadside litter; Solid waste disposal

Subjects: Coal mines and mining.; Indiana (Pa.); Kentucky.; Pollution.; Rural conditions

00:08:23 - Waste disposal during childhood

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Partial Transcript: Well, I'll ask this--I have a feeling you're young enough this--you didn't have an outhouse probably when you were growing up.

Segment Synopsis: Haight discusses the waste disposal methods implemented at her childhood home. She discusses septic systems and the issues surrounding dumping and burning solid waste.

Keywords: Coal; Garbage; Illegal dumping; Illegal dumps; Litter; Roadside litter; Septic systems; Solid waste disposal; Trash

Subjects: Childhood; Indiana (Pa.); Pollution.; Refuse and refuse disposal.; Septic tanks; Waste disposal

GPS: Indiana (Pa.)
Map Coordinates: 40.616667, -79.15
00:11:10 - Early interest in nature

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Partial Transcript: Um, well, I'll ask ya--you said you grew up kind of in a farm setting. Um, do you remember what you all did for fun, for recreation?

Segment Synopsis: Haight discusses the recreational activities she and her family would enjoy throughout her childhood. She describes a variety of outdoor activities that her family would do, and talks about visiting her grandparents in Kentucky.

Keywords: Camping; Canoeing; Canoes; Cattle; Eastern Kentucky; Grandparents; Hiking; Horses; Kayaking; Kayaks; Outdoors

Subjects: Childhood; Indiana (Pa.); Kentucky.; Nature.; Recreation

00:15:21 - Moving to Kentucky / education

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Partial Transcript: Well, uh, and I should ask, um, how did your--did your family farm?

Segment Synopsis: Haight discusses why her family moved to Kentucky and describes how she attended both the University of Kentucky and Morehead State University (MSU).

Keywords: Bank tellers; Banking; Banks; Environment; Environmental science; Environmentalism; Kentucky; Marriage; Morehead (Ky.)

Subjects: Education; Lexington (Ky.); Morehead State University; University of Kentucky

GPS: Lexington (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 38.029722, -84.494722
00:18:11 - Job history

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Partial Transcript: Now, uh, what, what have your jobs been over the years then?

Segment Synopsis: Haight discusses the many jobs she has held throughout her life--from working at a fast food restaurant to working for Morehead State University.

Keywords: Business; California; Careers; Ecology; Education; Environment; Environmental science; Environmentalism; Fast food; Higher education; Jobs; Recycling

Subjects: Employment--Kentucky; Morehead State University; Occupations.

GPS: Morehead State University
Map Coordinates: 38.189, -83.431
00:22:23 - Hearing about Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE) for the first time

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Partial Transcript: So we'll switch now to talking about PRIDE a little bit more.

Segment Synopsis: Haight discusses hearing about PRIDE when it began and how Rowan County was not initially within the PRIDE district. She describes the efforts within Rowan County before PRIDE and how they eventually became part of the PRIDE district.

Keywords: Cleanup; Dumps; Environment; Landfills; Litter; Morehead (Ky.); Morehead State University; Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE); Redistricting; Solid waste

Subjects: Environmentalism; Kentucky.; Pollution.; Rowan County (Ky.)

GPS: Rowan County (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 38.19, -83.42
00:27:27 - Initial reaction to PRIDE

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Partial Transcript: Well you've said a little bit, but what was your initial reaction when you heard about this thing called PRIDE?

Segment Synopsis: Haight discusses her initial reaction to PRIDE and what effect it had on Rowan County. She describes how the area needed an effort like PRIDE to clean up illegal dumps and litter.

Keywords: Cleanup; Dumping; Dumps; Environment; Grants; Illegal dumping; Illegal dumps; Landfills; Litter; Morehead (Ky.); Morehead State University; Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE); Solid waste

Subjects: Environmental protection; Environmentalism; Pollution.; Refuse and refuse disposal.; Rowan County (Ky.); Waste disposal sites

GPS: Rowan County (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 38.19, -83.42
00:31:42 - Morehead State University PRIDE efforts

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Partial Transcript: Um, well, le, let me go back and make sure I get, um, exactly--you, you've been, for Morehead State University, the PRIDE coordinator ever since Rowan County came in the system--

Segment Synopsis: Haight discusses Morehead State University's efforts with PRIDE and her role as the PRIDE coordinator for MSU.

Keywords: Cleanup; Dumping; Dumps; Environment; Grants; Illegal dumping; Illegal dumps; Landfills; Litter; Morehead (Ky.); Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE); Solid waste

Subjects: Environmentalism; Morehead State University; Pollution.; Refuse and refuse disposal.; Rowan County (Ky.); Waste disposal sites

GPS: Morehead State University
Map Coordinates: 38.189, -83.431
00:35:04 - Resource limitations

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Partial Transcript: So hopefully we could concentrate on more, uh, outside the county, but a lot of it's just trying to coordinate to get the student--the groups out to there and do the big cleanup.

Segment Synopsis: Haight discusses the limitations of resources in regard to outside organizations like the US Forest Service and their ability to do cleanups in the area. She also discusses how MSU might be taking over the spring cleanup of Cave Run Lake.

Keywords: Cleanup; Dumping; Dumps; Environment; Grants; Illegal dumping; Illegal dumps; Landfills; Litter; Morehead (Ky.); Morehead State University; Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE); Solid waste

Subjects: Cave Run Lake (Ky.); Environmentalism; Kentucky.; Pollution.; Refuse and refuse disposal.; Rowan County (Ky.); Waste disposal sites

GPS: Rowan County (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 38.19, -83.42
00:39:58 - How Rowan County and MSU have used PRIDE

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Partial Transcript: Um, well, we've talked a little bit, uh, about solid waste, I guess but can you give me some examples...

Segment Synopsis: Haight discusses how Rowan County and MSU have used the PRIDE program in regard to solid waste cleanup and water quality testing around the county. She discusses how awareness has grown in the citizens of the county.

Keywords: Cleanup; Dumps; Environment; Illegal dumping; Illegal dumps; Morehead (Ky.); Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE); Solid waste; Water; Water quality testing

Subjects: Environmentalism; Morehead State University; Pollution.; Refuse and refuse disposal.; Rowan County (Ky.); Waste disposal sites

GPS: Rowan County (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 38.19, -83.42
00:44:36 - Limitations of septic systems in Kentucky

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Partial Transcript: Well, and you mentioned Salyersville.

Segment Synopsis: Haight discusses the limitations of septic systems in Kentucky due to poor water retention in the soil.

Keywords: Environment; Groundwater; Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE); Pollution; Septic systems; Septic tanks; Soil; Water pollution

Subjects: Environmentalism; Kentucky; Plumbing.; Pollution.; Refuse and refuse disposal.; Salyersville (Ky.); Septic tanks; Sewerage.

GPS: Salyersville (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 37.748056, -83.063056
00:47:24 - Old sewer infrastructure issues

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Partial Transcript: And another problem that we have seen--like, we did a focus study on Triplett Creek and what we had found is some of our worst--two of our worst creeks actually had city sewer.

Segment Synopsis: Haight describes some of the issues surrounding water pollution due to failing sewer infrastructure and how high levels of precipitation can negatively affect even functional sewer systems.

Keywords: Environment; Infrastructure; Morehead (Ky.); Morehead State University; Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE); Septic systems; Septic tanks; Sewer systems; Sewers

Subjects: Plumbing.; Pollution.; Refuse and refuse disposal.; Rowan County (Ky.); Sewerage.; Water quality.

00:49:10 - Major sources of pollution

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Partial Transcript: And I'll ask you this, too, 'cause you're one of the few people I'll talk to that knows--

Segment Synopsis: Haight discusses the different causes of pollution in Rowan County, specifically regarding water sources. She focuses on how humans and animals, usually from farms, negatively impact water quality.

Keywords: Cleanup; Dumps; Environment; Environmentalism; Farms; Illegal dumps; Landfills; Litter; Morehead (Ky.); Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE); Solid waste; Water; Water quality

Subjects: Agriculture.; Kentucky.; Pollution.; Refuse and refuse disposal.; Rowan County (Ky.); Water quality.

GPS: Rowan County (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 38.19, -83.42
00:54:36 - Issues with Triplett Creek / pollution from farms

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Partial Transcript: And now that I have my son, I would love to go down along Triplett Creek and play in Triplett Creek, but it's impaired.

Segment Synopsis: Haight discusses the pollution of Triplett Creek in Rowan County and how farms contribute to the pollution of waterways. She also discusses how regulations might help dissuade pollution from farms.

Keywords: Creeks; Environment; Farms; Morehead (Ky.); Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE); Rivers; Streams; Triplett Creek; Water

Subjects: Agriculture.; Environmentalism; Pollution.; Rowan County (Ky.); Water quality.

GPS: Rowan County (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 38.19, -83.42
00:58:35 - Environmental education in Rowan County

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Partial Transcript: Um, well we've talked a little bit about solid waste and you mentioned education but could you...

Segment Synopsis: Haight discusses the efforts of Rowan County schools and MSU in regard to environmental education to help stop illegal dumping, littering, and general pollution in the area. She also discusses an environmental endorsement program that MSU was planning at the time.

Keywords: Agriculture; Dumps; Environment; Farms; Illegal dumps; Landfills; Litter; Morehead (Ky.); Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE); Solid waste; Water; Water quality

Subjects: Environmental education; Environmental protection; Environmentalism; Pollution.; Refuse and refuse disposal.; Rowan County (Ky.); Waste disposal sites

GPS: Rowan County (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 38.19, -83.42
01:05:45 - PRIDE's impact

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Partial Transcript: Um, you've talked a little bit, but I'd like to get you to say a little bit more, about what impact you think the PRIDE initiative, Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, has had on the environment in Rowan County and then the region.

Segment Synopsis: Haight discusses how PRIDE has impacted Rowan County, focusing on how it has changed people's attitudes toward the environment and pollution, as well as how there has been a visible improvement in the amount of dumping and littering in the area.

Keywords: Awareness; Cleanup; Dumps; Environment; Environmental education; Farms; Illegal dumps; Landfills; Litter; Morehead (Ky.); Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE); Solid waste; Water; Water quality

Subjects: Agriculture; Environmental protection; Environmentalism; Pollution.; Refuse and refuse disposal.; Rowan County (Ky.); Waste disposal sites

GPS: Rowan County (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 38.19, -83.42
01:08:47 - Permanent changes due to PRIDE

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Partial Transcript: Well here's the, the big question.

Segment Synopsis: Haight discusses whether PRIDE's impact will be permanent and what is necessary to cause a permanent change in regard to the environment. She also discusses how she feels about PRIDE in general.

Keywords: Cleanup; Dumps; Environment; Illegal dumps; Impact; Landfills; Litter; Morehead (Ky.); Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE); Solid waste; Water

Subjects: Environmental protection; Environmentalism; Kentucky.; Pollution.; Refuse and refuse disposal.; Rowan County (Ky.); Waste disposal sites; Water quality.

GPS: Rowan County (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 38.19, -83.42