Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Pondering Kentucky: The Magazine, Issue 37, 1993

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
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00:00:00 - Introduction

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Partial Transcript: [Phone ringing]. Glen Bastin, hello?

Segment Synopsis: Glen Bastin introduces this issue of "Pondering Kentucky: The Magazine." This segment provides highlights to future conversations in the issue.

Keywords: Kentucky

Subjects: Kentucky

00:01:28 - Interview with Jim Dickerson about Matthew Sellers, Sr. and Matthew Sellers, Jr.

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Partial Transcript: Our first story is sort of a one hundred year old puzzle.

Segment Synopsis: Glen Bastin speaks with Jim Dickerson about Matthew Sellers, Sr. and Matthew Sellers, Jr. The contributions they made and property they owned are discussed.

Keywords: Aviation; Carter County (Ky.); Kentucky; Matthew Sellers, Jr.; Matthew Sellers, Sr.; Planes

Subjects: Aviation.; Kentucky.

00:04:20 - Interview with Ed Peck about Matthew Sellers and aviation

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Partial Transcript: Our knowledge of those family papers comes as a result of the work of Ed Peck of Middletown.

Segment Synopsis: Glen Bastin interviews Ed Peck about Matthew Sellers and his contributions made to aviation. Questions are raised as to whether he flew an aircraft before the famed Wright Brothers. Primary sources are used in this interview to answer this question.

Keywords: Airplane; Aviation; Carter County (Ky.); Flight; Kentucky; Matthew Sellers; Plane; The Wright Brothers

Subjects: Aviation.; Flight.; Kentucky.

00:13:21 - Interview with Jim Wilson about Frank Sheehan and aviation

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Partial Transcript: As Carter Countians still talk of Matthew Sellers, folks in Owensboro still talk of Frank Sheehan.

Segment Synopsis: Glen Bastin speaks with Jim Wilson about Frank Sheehan and his career, accomplishments in aviation, and his death.

Keywords: Airplanes; Aviation; Frank Sheehan; Kentucky; Owensboro (Ky.); Planes

Subjects: Airplane accidents; Aviation.; Kentucky.

00:17:19 - Interview with Dr. Potter on Japanese Beetles in Kentucky

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Partial Transcript: Now, if you would please, allow me a moment for a message for future generations who may utilize these "Pondering Kentucky" tapes for historical research on Kentucky.

Segment Synopsis: This segment is an interview with Dr. Potter about the great numbers of Japanese Beetles in Kentucky and the effects on the plants around the state. Dr. Potter discusses their origins, and details the studies conducted by the University of Kentucky to learn more about the insects.

Keywords: Agriculture; Beetles; Bugs; Horticulture; Insects; Japanese Beetles; Kentucky; University of Kentucky

Subjects: Agriculture.; Beetles.; Horticulture; Kentucky.; University of Kentucky

00:23:59 - Recording of Governor Brereton Jones

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Partial Transcript: You may want to sit down for this next bit of news, because it is somewhat of a surprise.

Segment Synopsis: This segment is a recording of Kentucky Governor Brereton Jones speaking.

Keywords: Brereton Jones; Governor; Governor Brereton Jones; Kentucky

Subjects: Governor; Kentucky.

00:27:10 - Updates from Issue 36 of "Pondering Kentucky: The Magazine"

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Partial Transcript: [Music] Continue clapping or patting your foot if you want.

Segment Synopsis: Glen Bastin provides an update on the Berea College Country Dancers, featured in Issue 36 of "Pondering Kentucky: The Magazine."

[Personal information such as phone numbers and addresses of interviewees has been removed from this audio file. Several seconds of silence may occur throughout this recording where this information has been removed.]

Keywords: Appalachia; Berea College; Berea College Country Dancers; Dancing; Kentucky; Line dancing; Set running

Subjects: Appalachia.; Berea (Ky.); Berea College; Dancing; Kentucky.

00:33:50 - Interview with Gary Talley on Abraham Lincoln's birthplace

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Partial Transcript: Before we walk on down and see that, let's read license plates.

Segment Synopsis: Glen Bastin visits the site of Abraham Lincoln's birthplace in Hodgenville, Kentucky. Gary Talley provides the tour of the park, the cabin, and Sinking Springs.

Keywords: Abraham Lincoln; Birthplace; Cabin; Historic; Hodgenville (Ky.); Kentucky; Sinking Springs

Subjects: History.; Kentucky.; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

00:44:03 - Interview with Reverend Robert Miller on the history of wine-making in Kentucky

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Partial Transcript: Um, Thomas Jefferson and Henry Clay, who was then Secretary of State, approved of (??) wine, it was called. So much, that Clay had a dozen bottles sent to him.

Segment Synopsis: Glen Bastin meets Reverend Robert Miller, a winemaker and professor of religion and philosophy at Eastern Kentucky University. They discuss the history and current state of wine-making in Kentucky.

Keywords: Grapes; Henry Clay; Kentucky; Kentucky Vineyard Society; Thomas Jefferson; Vineyard; Wine; Winery

Subjects: Grapes.; Kentucky.; Winery

00:54:14 - Interview with John Wilson, expert on frog hunting

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Partial Transcript: [Frog sounds]. To some folks, that's the sound of a summer symphony.

Segment Synopsis: Glen Bastin speaks with John Wilson, an expert on frog hunting. They discuss aspects of the frog hunting season in Kentucky, as well as ways to prepare frog legs.

Keywords: Frog hunting; Frog legs; Frogs; Hunting; Hunting season; Kentucky

Subjects: Frogs.; Hunting.; Kentucky.

00:58:23 - Interview with Pat Sajak, host of "Wheel of Fortune"

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Partial Transcript: Oh my goodness. I just remembered we put Pat Sajak on hold back at the beginning of this tape.

Segment Synopsis: Glen Bastin interviews Pat Sajak, host of the television show "Wheel of Fortune." They discuss Pat's career, specifically how his career started in Murray, Kentucky.

Keywords: Broadcasting; Career; Kentucky; Murray (Ky.); Murray State University; Pat Sajak; Radio; Wheel of Fortune (Television program)

Subjects: Broadcasting.; Kentucky.; Murray State University; Radio.