Eastern Standard - January 13, 2022 

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As Martin Luther King Day approaches, a conversation with one who knew him well: civil rights activist and organizer, scholar and minister, Bernard Lafayette. Dr. Lafayette, co-author  with Kathryn Lee Johnson of In Peace and Freedom: My Journey in Selma (Civil Rights and the Struggle for Black Equality in the Twentieth Century)  is Gerald Smith's guest for this latest edition in our series on racial justice and equality.  LISTEN 

Our series on Kentucky literature continues as Tom Eblen interviews Randolph Runyon about his account of one man's pursuit of justice over violence and racism in the nineteenth century in The Assault on Elisha Green: Race and Religion in a Kentucky Community. LISTEN 

Listen to the story of a remarkable Kentucky woman who served as Social Secretary in the LBJ White House, a job that combines the diplomatic skills of a Secretary of State with the organizational savvy of a wedding planner. Tom Martin talks with Terry Birdwhistell, founding director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History and former Dean of University of Kentucky Libraries, and US Senate Historian Emeritus Donald Ritchie, co-authors of Washington's Iron Butterfly: Bess Clements Abell, an Oral History. LISTEN