Eastern Standard - May 5, 2022 

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You may have sung the first verse of Stephen Foster’s “My Old Kentucky Home,” but are you aware of the story of slavery told in the remaining verses? Historian Emily Bingham has published a book about it. Tom Eblen gets details and we listen to a version performed by baritone Paul Robeson. LISTEN 

Our first ten-minute radio play highlights Jimmy Winkfield, the last of the great Black jockeys. Condensed from his full-length play by Louisville playwright Larry Muhammad, directed by Patrick Mitchell,  performed by Emmanuel Thurman. LISTEN 

We hear from founder Ronald Mack about the efforts of the Legacy Equine Academy to increase diversity and inclusion in the horse industry. LISTEN 

As war rages in Ukraine with the alarming reality that no credible diplomatic track exists to end the war, Elliott Cochran and Camden Hanley, students from UK’s Patterson School of Diplomacy, offer their thoughts and views. LISTEN 

Details of the annual Paris Story Fest with organizer Mary Lovell and performer, WoodSongs creator/host Michael  Johnathon. LISTEN