Saving Stories

In this special September 11th edition of WUKY's award winning history series Saving Stories, Doug Boyd, director of UK Libraries' Nunn Center for Oral History shares an interview  he conducted with Kentucky native Janet Foushee. She was working as a flight attendant on the morning of September 11, 2001 and recalls how and when she found out about the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the crash of Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

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In this edition of WUKY’s Award Winning History Segment, Saving Stories Alan Lytle and Nunn Center for Oral History director Doug Boyd highlight an interview with the singer-songwriter Tom T. Hall who died recently at the age of 85. 

  

Nunn Center for Oral History

June is Pride Month and in this edition of WUKY's Award Winning History Series, Saving Stories, Doug Boyd, Director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libraries, shares an interview from their OutSouth collection.  In this 2018 interview, Jack L. Coffman shares his experiences being gay during the 1960s, 1970s, and beyond, and talks about the love of his life, Teddy, as well as about working in IT at the University of Kentucky for a number of years, his friendships, and life in Lexington over the decades.

  

Nunn Center for Oral History

We've got a special Kentucky Derby themed edition of WUKY's award winning history series Saving Stories. Doug Boyd, director of the UK Libraries' Nunn Center for Oral History shares audio from a recent interview with Stone Farm's Arthur B. Hancock about a strange but true tale surrounding their 1982 Derby win with Gato Del Sol.


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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 Hopkins got accepted into the program and in 1962 were sent to Liberia. Angene talks about what happened next.


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It's Women's History Month and in this latest edition of WUKY's award winning history series Saving Stories, Dr. Doug Boyd from the Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libraries shares audio clips from a new UK Women's Basketball project hosted by the school's all-time leading scorer Valerie Still. 

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March is Women’s History Month and in this latest edition of WUKY's award winning history program Saving Stories, Dr. Doug Boyd with the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libraries shares audio from a 1989 interview with Betty Tevis; one of the first female sports journalists in Kentucky. Betty came to UK to study journalism in the 1940's and was the subject of publicity surrounding a Louisville Courier Journal story about her gaining access to the UK Men's Basketball Team locker room. A Fascinating story and a fascinating woman this week in Saving Stories.


Nunn Center for Oral History

This week another name synonymous with the Civil Rights Movement passed away. Former National Urban League President and Clinton Administration advisor Vernon Jordan died at his home in Georgia at the age of 85. In this special edition of WUKY's  award winning history program Saving Stories, Dr. Doug Boyd with the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libraries presents audio from a collection of interviews Robert Penn Warren conducted in 1964 on the unfolding Civil Rights Movement. Listen as a 29 year old Jordan and Warren engage in a philosophical discussion on the revolutionary nature of the movement.


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In this latest edition of WUKY's award winning history series Saving Stories we conclude Black History Month by featuring a 1985 UK Nunn Center oral history interview with Lexington educator and Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame member Audrey Grevious. She talks about her involvement in demonstrations and lunch counter sit-in's in downtown Lexington in the early 1960's. Special thanks to Nunn Center Director, Dr. Doug Boyd for sharing this audio. The complete interview is available online.


Nunn Center for Oral History

It’s Black History Month, and in this edition of WUKY's award winning history program Saving Stories Alan Lytle and Nunn Center for Oral History Director Doug Boyd revisit what it was like for African American students shortly after Lyman T. Johnson successfully desegregated the state’s flagship university; particularly the classroom dynamic for these young people. Lincoln County native George Logan, one of the first African American students to attend UK talks about the racism he encountered back in 1951.


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