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The Civil War is without question one of the most painstakingly examined periods in our nation’s history.  In fact, whole conferences are dedicated to its beginning and aftermath.  Our guest today says his book should be regarded as a compendium to help fill in the gaps of historical research regarding some key contributions by Kentuckians.  Before we all started practicing social distancing WUKY's Alan Lytle sat down with historian Thomas E. Stephens - author of Civil War Game-Changers: Kentucky and Kentuckians In America's Bloodiest Conflict.


Thoroughbred racing has a new scandal on its hands this week as more than two dozen people have been charged in what authorities describe as a widespread international scheme to drug horses to make them race faster.  In fact Jason Servis, the trainer of champion Maximum Security which crossed the finish line first in last year’s Kentucky Derby, only to be disqualified for interference is among those facing charges of administering performance-enhancing drugs to that horse and others. Horse trainers, veterinarians and others were detailed in four indictments unveiled Monday in Manhattan federal court. Natalie Voss, features editor for the Paulick Report talks with WUKY's Alan Lytle about what this could mean for the Keeneland Spring meet and beyond.


Spring will be here soon, and with it comes the busiest time of year for buying and selling homes. In January, The Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors released a summary of figures from 2019. Now, with Q1 of 2020 nearly behind us we look to the numbers to try and make sense of an often fickle and unpredictable market.


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All this month we are visiting with Reinette Jones who along with colleague Rob Aken, oversee the UK Libraries’ Notable Kentucky African Americans Database – a free online resource for anyone who wants to know more about the history of our commonwealth.  The database is full of little known stories of achievement, injustice, and agency of African Americans, past and present, and today we have the story of Lillian Nareen White, who holds the distinction of being the first African-American Female Basketball Player at the University of Kentucky.


UK Libraries

All this month we are visiting with Reinette Jones who along with colleague Rob Aken, oversee the UK Libraries’ Notable Kentucky African Americans Database – a free online resource for anyone who wants to know more about the history of our commonwealth.  The database is full of little known stories of achievement, injustice, and agency of African Americans, past and present, and this week we look at the rise of African American attorneys in Kentucky.


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It’s a ways out still from Kentucky’s primary elections in May. But with the troubled Iowa caucuses getting the Democratic presidential nominating process off to a rocky start, WUKY’s Josh James spoke with University of Kentucky election expert Joshua Douglas about voter confidence – and what officials can do to win some of it back. 

UK Libraries

All this month we are visiting with Reinette Jones who along with colleague Rob Aken, oversee the UK Libraries’ Notable Kentucky African Americans Database – a free online resource for anyone who wants to know more about the history of our commonwealth.  The database is full of little known stories of achievement, injustice, and agency of African Americans, past and present, and today we are tackling a persistent myth surrounding a period in our nation’s history known as the Great Migration when millions of African Americans, whether escaping Jim Crow policies or simply seeking economic opportunities, relocated from the deep South to industrial cities in the North.


UK Libraries

All this month we are visiting with Reinette Jones who along with colleague Rob Aken, oversee the UK Libraries’ Notable Kentucky African Americans Database – a free online resource for anyone who wants to know more about the history of our commonwealth.  The database is full of little known stories of achievement, injustice, and agency of African Americans, past and present, and today we are shining the spotlight on Joseph N. Kendall, a Kentucky football great not enough people know about.


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WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Kentucky Gazette editor and publisher Laura Cullen Glasscock on the progress of several bills in this Legislative Session and whether calls for a return to civility and bipartisanship have been heeded by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.


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All month long WUKY's Alan Lytle will be visiting with Reinette Jones who along with colleague Rob Aken, oversee the UK Libraries’ Notable Kentucky African Americans Database – a free online resource for anyone who wants to know more about the history of our commonwealth.  The database is full of little known stories of achievement, injustice, and agency of African Americans, past and present.  We’ll be highlighting specific entries and categories in the weeks to come but today a general discussion of how the project came to be.


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