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Saving Stories: Peace Corps @ 60, Kentuckians Remember Answering Kennedy's Call

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March 2021 marks the 60th anniversary of the start of the Peace Corps and in this latest edition of WUKY's award winning history series Saving Stories, Doug Boyd with the Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libraries shares audio from a Kentuckian who was one of the program's earliest participants. Angene Hopkins Wilson and her then fiancee Jack Wilson got accepted into the program and in 1962 were sent to Liberia. Angene talks about what happened next.

Access the Nunn Center’s full interview with Angene Wilson online: https://kentuckyoralhistory.org/ark:/16417/xt7bnz80kq5n

Access the Nunn Center’s full interview with Jack Wilson online: https://kentuckyoralhistory.org/ark:/16417/xt7brv0cvx7w

Access the Nunn Center’s Peace Corps: The Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Oral History Project online: https://kentuckyoralhistory.org/ark:/16417/xt7bdw2tkjfs9

Access the Nunn Center’s Peace Corps: Covid-19 Evacuated Peace Corps Volunteers Oral History Project online: https://kentuckyoralhistory.org/ark:/16417/xt71d42445pn2

  

Bitten by the radio bug as a teenager, Alan Lytle got his start start more than 30 years ago volunteering in Clermont County, Ohio for WOBO-FM. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Broadcasting from the University of Cincinnati and worked at a variety of radio stations in the Cincinnati market, then made the move to Lexington in the mid-1990s.
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