Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Interview with Wendell Howell, January 22, 2007

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
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00:01:24 - Early life versus current life

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Partial Transcript: When and where were you born? Can you tell me about your family?

Segment Synopsis: Howell discusses his early life in Kentucky, as well as his profession as a middle school teacher. Additionally, Howell briefly mentions the system of garbage pickup he currently has.

Keywords: Basketball; Boats; Brothers; Camping; City limits; City water; Cloudburst; Coaches; Cousins; Creeks; Drivers; Drowning; Farms; Fathers; Fires; Fish; Fishing; Friends; Garbage; Garbage pickup; Glass; Grandparents; Houses; Middle schools; Plumbing; Railroads; Salamanders; Siblings; Sinks; Sulfur; Teachers; Wells

Subjects: Childhood; Corbin (Ky.); Families.; Rural children; Whitley County (Ky.)

00:07:40 - PRIDE Program

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Partial Transcript: Are you aware of PRIDE programs for a cleaning environment--a cleaner environment?

Segment Synopsis: Howell shares his knowledge of the PRIDE program. The interviewee's involvement with the organization is also mentioned. Howell's perception of the organization's goals are listed as well. Specifics of the program are then discussed.

Keywords: Dump sites; Garbage disposal; Greenhouses; Illegal dumping; Kentucky; Organic plants; Outdoor classrooms; PRIDE Clubs; PRIDE Program; Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE); Prevention; Prosperity; Raised garden beds; Schools; Sponsors; Taxes; Water treatment

Subjects: Children; Education; Environment; Health; Mountains; Parents; Responsiblitiy; Septic tanks; Wetlands

00:12:01 - Recycling / final thoughts

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Partial Transcript: What are some examples you remember of using recycled materials around your house...

Segment Synopsis: Howell reflects upon his experiences with recycling, both now and during his childhood. Howell also gives his final thoughts on the PRIDE program and the impact it has had on the community in Eastern Kentucky.

Keywords: Aluminum; Aluminum cans; Brothers; County recycling; Daughters; Drinking glasses; Eggshells; Glass; Glue; Gold paint; Granddaughters; Group efforts; Jelly; Lake cleanup; Money; PRIDE Program; Penny candy; Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE); Recycling; Roadside pickups; Soda bottles; Teachers; Wives; Young people

Subjects: Childhood; Education; Environment; Responsibility