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LexTalk History Podcast Logo with hosts Alan Lytle and Dr. Amanda Higgins. Features a hand-sketched cityscape of Lexington, as well as the WUKY logo and the Lexington History Museum logo.
Lex Talk History

Lex Talk History is a monthly podcast with WUKY's Alan Lytle & Lexington History Museum Executive Director Dr. Amanda Higgins. Episodes cover Lexington's past, present and future.

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  • WUKY's Alan Lytle and LHM executive director Dr. Amanda Higgins welcome Keeneland Library Director Roda Ferraro for a special behind the scenes look at the development of The Heart of the Turf exhibit, its importance to Lexington history, and the many influential Black horsemen and women who made Lexington the center of the horse world. The exhibit is on display through Derby Day at the Lexington History Museum. Roda will also give an in-person talk on 'The Heart of The Turf' on Sunday April 14th at 2 p.m. at the museum. Roda also highlights the library's newest exhibit - A Rite of Spring: the 100th Running of the Blue Grass Stakes, now open to the public! Featuring photographs that capture race highlights over the decades, displayed alongside notable memorabilia from the time-honored race.
  • In the run-up to Lexington's 250th birthday WUKY is teaming up with the Lexington History Museum to talk about how we as a city and community got here, examine where we've been and look at where we could be going. WUKY News Director (and LHM board trustee) Alan Lytle and LHM Executive Director Dr. Amanda Higgins talk about the birth and re-birth of the Lexington History Museum and salute some women sports heroes; apropos of Friday March 8th being International Women's Day.