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The Man Who Makes the Capitol Grounds Beautiful

Legislative Update Extras

The Man Who Makes the Capitol Grounds Beautiful

Kentucky Capitol landscape consultant Tim Depenbrock describes the four seasons of work it takes to design and maintain the greenspace that surrounds the capitol, the annex, and the governor's mansion.

Mammoth Bones from Kentucky

Kentucky Life

Mammoth Bones from Kentucky

In the late 18th and early 19th century, Northern Kentucky was a hotbed of fossil discovery. Big Bone Lick State Historic Site is now located where many of those fossils were found, and is named for the salt springs and mineral deposits that attracted ancient animals to the area.

Music Legends Exile, Louisville’s SuperChefs, and a History of Ulysses S. Grant!

Kentucky Life

Music Legends Exile, Louisville’s SuperChefs, and a History of Ulysses S. Grant!

Chart-topping band Exile hits the road performing their greatest hits, step into the extraordinary at Louisville's superhero-themed restaurant SuperChefs, and explore the history of Ulysses S. Grant and his Kentucky connections and inspirations in this first of a three-part series.

Korean War Brothers in Arms

We'll Meet Again

Korean War Brothers in Arms

Although the fighting in the Korean War ceased in 1953, two men have never forgotten the comrades who helped them make it through tough times. Jim wants to show his gratitude to two lieutenants who inspired him to be brave in battle, and Tony hopes to thank a friend who boosted his spirits aboard a hospital ship.

Mary Todd Lincoln and Lincoln Lexington Walking Tour

Connections with Renee Shaw

Mary Todd Lincoln and Lincoln Lexington Walking Tour

Celebrate the bicentennial birthday of Mary Todd Lincoln. This episode was recorded at her childhood home in downtown Lexington, Ky. Renee speaks with Gwen Thompson, executive director the Mary Todd Lincoln House and history advocate Stuart Sanders with the Kentucky Historical Society. They discuss the Lincoln Lexington Walking Tour that spotlights 14 historic sites from Mary Todd and Abraham Lincoln's time in the city.

Letters from Baghdad

Letters from Baghdad

Letters from Baghdad

"Letters from Baghdad" is the story of a true original, Gertrude Bell, sometimes called the female “Lawrence of Arabia.” More influential and famous in her day than her colleague Lawrence, Bell was an explorer, spy, archaeologist and diplomat who helped shape the Middle East after World War I and established the Iraq Museum, infamously ransacked in 2003.

Daniel Goff

Kentucky Life

Daniel Goff

Thousands of African Americans fought for America in the Revolutionary War, and one of them was recently honored in Northern Kentucky. “There were eight known African American Revolutionary War veterans that ...

The Lee Initiative, Candleberry Candles, and Revolutionary War Soldier Daniel Goff

Kentucky Life

The Lee Initiative, Candleberry Candles, and Revolutionary War Soldier Daniel Goff

Top chefs in Louisville mentor up-and-coming female chefs to take the lead in professional kitchens; take in the sights and smells at Frankfort's Candleberry Candles, and learn about the fascinating life of African-American Revolutionary War soldier Daniel Goff.

Conversations with Champions: Rex Chapman

Conversations with Champions

Conversations with Champions: Rex Chapman

Billy Reed sits down with former University of Kentucky basketball player Rex Chapman. Retired from professional basketball, Chapman played for four NBA teams through his 12-year career in the league.

Robert Penn Warren: A Vision

Robert Penn Warren: A Vision

Robert Penn Warren: A Vision

This original KET production explores the life and career of Kentucky's most acclaimed writer. He penned the 1946 novel "All the King's Men", which earned him a Pulitzer Prize in fiction. He also received two Pulitzer Prizes for poetry and served as our nation's Poet Laureate. The documentary traces Warren's birth (1905) and upbringing in Guthrie, Ky., his years at Vanderbilt University, his eventual inclusion into the Nashville Agrarians, and his path as a poet, novelist, scholar, and journalist.