Bluegrass Bios

 

Bluegrass Bios is a weekly interview show airing from Noon to 2:00 p.m. each and every Friday on 93.9 WLXU-LPFM, Lexington Community Radio. Providing a platform for local residents and issues.

The views and opinions expressed on Bluegrass Bios by its hosts or guests do not necessarily reflect those of Lexington Community Radio or its board of directors. (But they might.)

 

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PODCAST EPISODES

Bluegrass Bios 080417 Hour 1 - Jack Pattie (WVLK 590 Radio Personality)

Ben Wolff & Chuck Clenney chat with long-time Lexington radio personality, Jack Pattie, about being on the air since 1975, Lexington radio history, his popular morning drive-time show on WVLK-AM 590, and the importance of local radio DJs making local programming!

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Bluegrass Bios 080417 Hour 2 - Reva Russell English (Small Batch/Italian Beaches/Reva Dawn Salon)

Jessica Faye Mohler & Chuck Clenney talk with Lexington musician, Reva Russell English, about her music, her bands: The Reva Dawn Salon, Small Batch, & Italian Beaches, and her work with the Take Back Cheapside movement here in Lexington, including their upcoming event, Lex Tell Our Story: A Celebration of African American History in Lexington at 21C.

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Bluegrass Bios 072817 Hour 1 - Brigitte Blom Ramsey (Prichard Committee)

Brigitte Blom Ramsey, Executive Director of The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, talks with Chuck Clenney about the state of education in Kentucky and what Kentucky’s recent embrace of charter schools means for students and schools in the Commonwealth.

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Bluegrass Bios 072817 Hour 2 - Kacy Allen-Bryant (LFCHD)

Recently elected Lexington-Fayette County Board of Health chair, Kacy Allen-Bryant, stopped by Bluegrass Bios to talk about her teaching and community work with University of Kentucky College of Nursing, her work to start Lexington’s Needle Exchange Program, and her 17 years in the public health field!

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Bluegrass Bios 072117 Hour 1- Scott Whiddon (Palisades/Solo Record)

Lexington musical maestro, Scott Whiddon, came in to talk about his new album In Close Quarters with the Enemy, his album release show, and how Lexington has no shortage of prolific people with advice and recommendations.

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Bluegrass Bios 072117 Hour 2 - Bianca Spriggs (Visual Artist/Affrilachian Poet/Filmmaker)

Jessica Faye Mohler and Chuck Clenney chat with visual artist, Affrilachian poet, and celestial mermaid, Bianca Lynne Spriggs, about her films, her writing, and her visual work as well as her creative writing work with incarcerated women via Swallowtail Project and the brilliance of hybridity.

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Bluegrass Bios 071417 - Teddy Abrams (Louisville Orchestra)

We welcome our new co-host, Jessica Mohler, and talk with Musical Director of the Louisville Orchestra, Teddy Abrams, about his good, egalitarian work revitalizing the Orchestra as well as his “Teddy Abrams & Friends” performance happening Friday night at The 2017 Forecastle Festival.

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Bluegrass Bios 070717 Hour 1 - Alice Jones (EKU Applachian Studies)

Eastern Kentucky University’s Director of Applachian Studies, Dr. Alice Jones, has spent the past year researching sisters Lucy and Annette Braun, pioneers of conservation and they literally wrote the book on Appalachian forests (Deciduous Forests of Eastern North America). Dr. Jones wrote a one-woman play based on their lives called “Sisters of the Mother Forest.”

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Bluegrass Bios 070717 Hour 2 - Dr. Patrick Angel & Michael French (ARRI/Green Forests Work)

Dr. Patrick Angel, Senior Forester in the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement and Michael French, Director of Operations at Green Forests Work stop by Bluegrass Bios to talk about the joint efforts of Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative & Green Forests Work to plant native hardwood trees on compacted coal mine sites and provide local jobs to equipment operators, nursery workers, and tree planters in Eastern Kentucky and beyond.

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Bluegrass Bios 070717 BONUS!!! - Dawn Stice (State Farm) & Brian Landis (Frederick Douglass High Football)

State Farm agent Dawn Stice & Brian Landis, head coach of Lexington’s brand new Frederick Douglass High School football team, stop by to talk about teen driving safety and the important role that high school sports plays in establishing discipline and motivation with teens.

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Bluegrass Bios 063017 Hour 1 - Daniel Martin Moore (OK Recordings)

Kentucky musician Daniel Martin Moore stops by to talk about growing up in Campbell County, his new album Turned Over to Dreams, as well as his time in Cameroon, and engineering records on his label, OK Recordings!

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Bluegrass Bios 063017 Hour 2 - Ayako Antone (Okinawa, Japan)

Okinawan-born Ayako Antone stops by to talk about about the history of Okinawa, the magic of Goya, how different it is from mainland Japan, and we chat about the unique Japanese community here in Lexington & in Central Kentucky!

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Bluegrass Bios 062317 Hour 1 - Chris Ford

Lexington Commissioner of Social Services, Chris Ford, stopped by to talk about The Lexington Department of Social Services and their good work to empower families and our neighborhoods as well as about his previous work as Lexington’s 1st District Councilman to help improve our East End communities.

https://www.lexingtonky.gov/departments/social-services

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Bluegrass Bios 062317 Hour 2 - Kim Smith

Kim Smith of Big Fresh, Attempt, & Frigid Kitty.

https://bigfresh.bandcamp.com/releases

https://attemptmusic.bandcamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/frigidkittymuse/

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Bluegrass Bios 061617 Hour 1 - Ashley Smith (The Lyric Theatre)

The one and only Jazzy Ashley Smith stops by to talk to us about the importance of bringing a sociological approach to non-profit work and community activism, her experience singing with the band ATTEMPT, as well as why The Lyric Theatre is, both currently and historically, one of the Lexington’s most special and invaluable places.

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Bluegrass Bios 061617 Hour 2 - Jim Krupa (UK Evolutionary Biology Professor)

University of Kentucky Evolutionary Biology professor Jim Krupa joins us to talk about Kentucky’s unique ecology as well as carnivorous plants & the challenges of teaching evolution in the south and UK’s unique connection to the Scopes Monkey Trial!

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Bluegrass Bios 060917 Hour 1 - Caroline Creaghead

Our good friend Caroline Creaghead stops by to chat about working at The Onion, producing independent comedy shows in NYC, and working with Brass Taxes to help artists figure out the crazy world of taxes! Check out Caroline’s podcast, None of Your Business, which is all about talking to artists about financial hang ups and how they can find assistance while freelancing. https://www.facebook.com/noybpodcast/

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Bluegrass Bios 060917 Hour 2 - Benjamin Van Den Broeck

3-D printing wizard Benjamin Van Den Broeck stops by to chat about his time working in LA on the show Robot Chicken, the economic benefits of 3D printing, as well as his trailblazing 3-D print studio, ArtLab 3D Print Shop, here in Lexington! Check out Ben’s shop at http://www.artlab3dprinting.com/

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Bluegrass Bios 052617 Hour 1 - Zina Merkin

Zina Merkin is the Vice President of Town Branch, Inc. and she’s here to tell us about the history of Lexington in a new and interesting way!

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Bluegrass Bios 052617 Hour 2 - Richard Greissman

Richard Greissman, owner of Double Take Photography, talks to us about teaching at the University of Kentucky and using photographs as a part of activism.

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Bluegrass Bios 052517 - Tonya Jackson

Lexmark Senior Vice President of Global Operations and LCR board member Tonya Jackson stops by to talk to us about Lexmark’s Lexington headquarters, their philanthropic support of Lexington youth in STEM studies, as well as the company’s global reach to over 170 countries around the world.

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Bluegrass Bios 052317 - Lori Houlihan

Lori Houlihan, Director of Arts & Cultural Affairs, stops by to play us some Pete Townshend, Burning Man, and all kinds of cool new art projects happening in Lexington’s parks!

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Bluegrass Bios 051917 - Jim Gray

Lexington’s mayor, Jim Gray, stopped by! We discussed Cheapside, CentrePointe, wages, high-speed rail and, what the heck, Cheapside again.

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Bluegrass Bios 051917 Hour 1 - Kelly Flood

State Representative Kelly Flood talks about Unitarianism, charter schools, coal, compromise, and moving Kentucky forward.

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Bluegrass Bios 051917 Hour 2 - Paul Michael Brown & Maïa Ferrari

Paul and Maïa part deux. Institute 193 collaborates with artists, musicians, and writers to produce exhibitions, publications, and projects that document the cultural landscape of the modern South. They are participating in Lexington’s Gallery Hop as well.

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Bluegrass Bios 051617 - Lucy Jones

Lucy Jones of the Lexington Film League is here to talk about some of their upcoming events which includes a Q & A with Kris Kristofferson!

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Bluegrass Bios 051217 Hour 1 – Donald Mason

Donald Mason is the Executive Director of the Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center in downtown Lexington. The history of the Lyric and upcoming events can be found here.

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Bluegrass Bios 051217 Hour 2 – Travis Young

Travis Young, of the band Blind Corn Liquor Pickers and one of the organizers of the Moonshiner’s Ball Music Festival, is here to talk about music and festivals!

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Bluegrass Bios 051017 - Mark Davis

Pastor Mark Davis from Lexington’s oldest institution, First Presbyterian Church, joins us in the studio to chat about the history of the church as well as the importance of compassion and inclusion of all people in our society.

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Bluegrass Bios 050917 - Alison Lundergan Grimes

Kentucky’s Secretary of State, Alison Lundergan Grimes, is here! She talks about what lies ahead for the state and even takes a few phone calls.

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Bluegrass Bios 050517 Hour 1 – Guy Mendes

A native of New Orleans, Guy Mendes studied writing with Kentucky author Wendell Berry and photography with Ralph Eugene Meatyard. He has won several Emmy Awards as a documentary writer, director and producer for Kentucky Educational Television. He is one of the region’s best known photographers.

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Bluegrass Bios 050517 Hour 2 – Scott White

Scott White has a civil litigation and regulatory practice, drawing on his experience in the Attorney General’s office and 25 years in complex civil and commercial litigation in the courtroom.

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Bluegrass Bios 050317 – Dr. Patrick Davey

Chuck & Debra sit down with Dr. Pat Davey. He is a Clinical Professor at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Davey is the Immediate Past Chair of the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Healthcare. Dr. Davey practices medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology.

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Bluegrass Bios 042817 Hour 1 - Marcie Crim

Marcie Crim, Executive Director of the Kentucky Health Justice Network, is here to discuss reproductive rights and where low-income individuals in Kentucky can receive help getting an abortion. (Feel free to leave a comment. I will read them.)

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Bluegrass Bios 042817 Hour 2 - Myq Kaplan

Comedian Myq Kaplan talks being one of the best comics in the country (my words, not his), podcasting, road work, and life as a vegan. #imaveganbutimnotgoingtotellyouhowtoliveyourlife

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Bluegrass Bios 042117 Hour 1 - Ed McClanahan

It’s an honor to have Ed McClanahan, Brooksville native, author, professor, and Merry Prankster on the show. He talks about his life, work, and experiences.

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Bluegrass Bios 042117 Hour 2 - Erik Reece

We continue our show with Kentucky authors by chatting with Erik Reece. He is Writer-in-Residence at the University of Kentucky. We discuss strip mining, the environment, and activism through writing.

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Bluegrass Bios 041417 Hour 1 - Sheri Crabtree

Horticulture Research and Extension Associate at Kentucky State University & Paw Paw connoisseur Sheri Crabtree is here!

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Bluegrass Bios 041417 Hour 2 - J.K. McKnight

Founder of the Forecastle Foundation and Captain of the Forecastle Festival, J.K. McKnight talks about putting together on an awesome music festival and starting an incredible charity.

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Bluegrass Bios 040717 Hour 1 – Mary Quinn Ramer

Mary Quinn Ramer, President of VisitLex, tells us what makes Lexington a great destination and the importance of tourism to our city.

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Bluegrass Bios 040717 Hour 2 – Josh Nadzam

Josh Nadzam, Co-Founder & Director of On the Move art studio, wanted to do something positive for our community. They utilize the arts to empower at-risk youth and give them a creative outlet.

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Bluegrass Bios 033117 Hour 1 - Ashton Wright

Ashton Wright, Food Coordinator for the Lexington, KY Mayor’s Office, talks to us about the Farm to Table and Farm to School programs, our Farmer’s Markets and all things food in Kentucky.

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Bluegrass Bios 033117 Hour 2 - Stewart Huff

Comedian Stewart Huff is here! He talks about his life, the funniest person he knew growing up (i.e. Rob), doing comedy in the South, and almost getting stranded in Mexico (the really Deep South).

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Bluegrass Bios 032417 Hour 1 - Rachel Baker & Brian McIntyre

Rachel Baker and Brian McIntyre walk us through The Stables: A unique approach to education.

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Bluegrass Bios 032417 Hour 2 - Dr. Karen Cotton-McDaniel & Dr. Randolph Hollingsworth

Dr. Karen Cotton-McDaniel and Dr. Randolph Hollingsworth womansplain the Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project to us.

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Bluegrass Bios 031717 Hour 1 - Paul Michael Brown & Maïa Ferrari

From Institute 193: Creative Director Maïa Ferrari & Development Director Paul Michael Brown. Art, southern art, folk art, outsider art, and how we’re all just so tired of the Louvre.

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Bluegrass Bios 031717 Hour 2 - Dr. Kraig Humbaugh

Just how healthy is Lexington? Lexington-Fayette County Board of Health Commissioner Dr. Kraig Humbaugh will tell us.

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Bluegrass Bios 031017 - Lee Majors

‘Stone Cold’ Lee Majors calls in and we’re a little star-struck. He was the 6 Million Dollar Man for crying out loud. We ask him about the role Kentucky played in his career.

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Bluegrass Bios 031017 Hour 1 - Scott Ashburn

Scott Ashburn, aka Allen Poe at www.whoisallenpoe.com, talks rhymes, hip-hop, Lexington, his military service, and everything in between.

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Bluegrass Bios 031017 Hour 2 - DeBraun Thomas

Musician, activist, and all-around cool guy DeBraun Thomas is here to sing a song and talk about the Take Back Cheapside movement. More info available at www.takebackcheapside.com.

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Bluegrass Bios 030317 Hour 1 - Lucy Jones

Lucy Jones, Co-Producer at the Lexington Film League, is here to talk movies and the upcoming screening of the film “Steel” starring Lee Majors. Kyle learns about the impact of that film on Lexingtonians.

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Bluegrass Bios 030317 Hour 2 - Frank X Walker

We talk to Frank X. Walker about everything writing. Poetry, comic books, having seven sisters, and a man named York (from Lewis and Clark’s expedition).

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Bluegrass Bios 022417 Hour 1 - Tammy Horn / Jessica VanHouten & Stuart Spurr

First, Tammy Horn, state apiarist for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, discusses her hall of fame beekeeping career.

Then, Jessica VanHouten Jones and Stuart Spurr talk about Dutch’s Bake Shop, Lexington’s 1st annual Donut Fest (3/4/2017) and the finer points of glazing.

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Bluegrass Bios 022417 Hour 2 - Pat Gerhard

Pat Gerhard: artist, activist, and proprietor of Third Street Stuff (which is, technically, on Limestone) talks about moving to Lexington, starting a business, and becoming a staple of the community.

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Bluegrass Bios 021717 Hour 1 - George Eklund

George Eklund, Community Engagement Coordinator for the ACLU of Kentucky calls in to tell us more about what they do. More information available at http://www.aclu-ky.org/.

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Bluegrass Bios 021717 Hour 2 - Terry Foody

Author Terry Foody talks about her book “The Pie Seller, the Drunk, and the Lady” and the cholera epidemic in Lexington in the 1830s!

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Bluegrass Bios 021017 Hour 1 - Agata Toborek, MD

Agata Toborek, MD from the Lexington Clinic is here to tell two clueless bachelor’s how to care for a newborn.

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Bluegrass Bios 021017 Hour 2 - Corinne LaReau

Corinne LaReau, owner, practitioner, and teacher at Source on High here in Lexington tells us about relaxation, sensory deprivation, and tai chi!

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Bluegrass Bios 021017 - Jerry Springer

Jerry Springer calls in. I know, we can’t believe it either. The Jerry Springer Podcast: Tales, Tunes, & Tomfoolery is available for download at jerryspringer.com.

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Bluegrass Bios 020317 Hour 1 - Trevor Claiborn (aka: Farmer Brown Tha M.C.)

Trevor Claiborn…is…Farmer Brown Tha M.C. and he has a workshop series at the Lyric Theater here in Lexington starting February 11th.

http://www.lexingtonlyric.com/event.php?id=867

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Bluegrass Bios 020317 Hour 2 - Abraham Mwinda

Abraham Mwinda is an extremely talented musician and a refugee. He plays live in studio! Given the events of this week, we also had a lot to talk about.

https://abrahammwinda.bandcamp.com/releases

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Bluegrass Bios 012717 Hour 1 - Bill Farmer

Bill Farmer, President & CEO of the United Way of the Bluegrass, talks about Courageous Conversations and improving the quality of life in Lexington.

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Bluegrass Bios 012717 Hour 2 - Lori Houlihan

Lori Houlihan, our Director of Arts & Cultural Affairs, tells us about Lexington’s commitment to the arts.

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Bluegrass Bios 012017 Hour 1 - Dr. Daniel Wermeling

UK Pharmacy Professor Dr. Daniel Wermeling has developed a new tool to prevent heroin deaths.

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Bluegrass Bios 012017 Hour 2 - Vice Mayor Steve Kay

Lexington Vice Mayor Steve Kay was kind enough to come by the station to discuss all things Lexington.

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Bluegrass Bios 011317 Hour 1 - Celeste Lewis

Celeste Lewis, Center Director at Downtown Arts Center, brings the Creative Mornings talks to our attention!

https://creativemornings.com/cities/lex

https://www.lexingtonky.gov/about-downtown-arts-center

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Bluegrass Bios 011317 Hour 2 - Tom & Allie Viney

Tom & Allie Viney decided one day to feed the hungry in downtown Lexington. More info about how you can help at https://www.facebook.com/servelex.

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Bluegrass Bios 010617 Hour 1 - Robin Kunkel

Robin Kunkel, organizer for Central Kentucky’s chapter of Showing Up For Racial Justice talks to Kyle and Ben about white people.

https://www.facebook.com/ckysurj/

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Bluegrass Bios 010617 Hour 2 - Scott Whiddon

Scott Whiddon of the terrific local band Palisades is here. He is also the Associate Professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and Communication / Director of the Writing Center at Transy (that’s Transylvania University for those of you not from Lexington).

https://www.facebook.com/palisades.ky/

https://palisades.bandcamp.com/

https://www2.transy.edu/about/faculty_bio.htm?ID=0230228

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Bluegrass Bios 123016 - More of the Best of Bluegrass Bios!

More Best of Bluegrass Bios. John Cheves: Government Accountability Reporter for the Lexington Herald-Leader. Natalie Frank: NYC artist on her Brothers’ Grimm exhibit from earlier in 2016. Sheri Estill of The Nest – Lexington. Jack Brammer: Frankfort Reporter for the Lexington Herald-Leader.

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Bluegrass Bios 122316 Hour 1 - Bill Goodman

We’re thrilled to have award winning broadcaster Bill Goodman on the show today! He’s retiring from KET and moving on to the Kentucky Humanities Council.

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Bluegrass Bios 122316 Hour 2 - Mick Jeffries & Sarabeth Brownrobie

Mick Jeffries and Sarabeth Brownrobie of the Lexingtones Uke Group (kyuke.com) talk to us about radio & music and play a couple songs for us!

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Bluegrass Bios 121616 Hour 1 - John Ferguson

John Ferguson of Apples in Stereo stops by to talk about sound engineering, music, the Cult Film Series at Al’s Bar, and his new record label, Desperate Spirits, and their new releases.

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Bluegrass Bios 121616 Hour 2 - Safiya Nawaar / Thomas Usher

Safiya Nawaar of Arabesque is back to tell us how the fundraiser for The Nest went. Then, we have Thomas Usher who is an Urban Ninja, but that’s just between us. 😉

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Bluegrass Bios 120916 Hour 1 - P.G. Peeples

P.G. Peeples of the Lexington Urban League talks about his almost 50 years of service to the community!

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Bluegrass Bios 120916 Hour 2 - Scott & Michelle Puckett / Natalie Cunningham

First up, we have Scott & Michelle Puckett of Puckett Electric to play a few tracks off Scott’s new CD: “Cowboy Death Songs.”

Then, Natalie Cunningham, Local First Lexington’s new Executive Director, stops by to tell us about their annual Holiday Shopping Challenge!

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Bluegrass Bios 120216 Hour 1 - Safiya Nawaar / Kahlil Baker & Destiny C. Witherspoon & Savon Bray

Safiya Nawaar is a Middle Eastern Belly Dance Artist, Instructor, and Choreographer is here to talk about Arabesque’s 4th Annual Shimmy Show. The show will go on Friday, December 9, 2016 at Parlay Social: 249 W Short Street in Lexington, KY from 5-8PM. This is a charity event to raise funds and awareness for ‘The Nest Center for Women, Children & Families’.
http://arabesquelex.com
http://www.dancesafiya.com
https://thenestlexington.org

Then, Kahlil Baker, Director of the MLK Center at the University of Kentucky, with Journalism majors and programming interns at the center: Destiny C. Witherspoon & Savon Bray talk about upcoming events at the MLK Center and how you can get involved!
http://www.uky.edu/mlkc/

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Bluegrass Bios 120216 Hour 2 - Janie Welker / Griffin VanMeter

First, we have Janie Welker, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the University of Kentucky Art Museum.

Then, Griffin VanMeter, Board Chair of NoLi CDC, the North Limestone Community Development Corporation, is here to talk about The Night Market tonight, December 2, 2016.

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Bluegrass Bios 112516 Hour 1 - Laura Farnsworth

Laura Farnsworth, Senior Event Coordinator for downtownlex.com, talks parades, tree lightings, and arts & crafts. Let’s forget our troubles and bask in the holidays for a moment.

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Bluegrass Bios 112516 Hour 2 - JD Herndon

JD Herndon is a melittologist and Lexington native who tells us how studying bee-havior can help humankind!

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Bluegrass Bios 111816 Hour 1 - Kate Hadfield

Celebrated poet, artist, dancer, and Director of Movement Continuum Dance Crew: Kate Hadfield tells us about her troupe’s new show.

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Bluegrass Bios 111816 Hour 2 - Kakie Urch

Kakie Urch, Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky‘s School of Journalism and one of our founders here at Lexington Community Radio, talks to us about all things media.

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Bluegrass Bios 111116 Hour 1 - Kaitlyne Motl

Kaitlyne Motl, University of Kentucky Sociology Ph.D. candidate, has to dumb it down for three boys when talking about sexual violence against women at music festivals.

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Bluegrass Bios 111116 Hour 2 - Angela Baldridge / Jenny Rice

The Plantory is the place for Lexington nonprofits to convene. Angela Baldridge, its Executive Director, tells us why.

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Jenny Rice fills us in on The Horse’s Mouth Storytelling Series at the Parachute Factory.

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Bluegrass Bios 110416 Hour 1 - Robby Lear

Robby Lear, Director of Burnamwood Appalachian Ministry, tells us about Camp Burnamwood, giving back to the community, and solving the world’s problems (no really).

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Bluegrass Bios 110416 Hour 2 - Stephanie Harris & Colleen Newcomb / Chris Bryant & Erick James

In hour 2, first we talk to stained glass artist Colleen Newcomb and Lexington Art League Executive Director Stephanie Harris about their black friday sales event December 2nd and 3rd!

Then, Chris Bryant and Erick James of Partnering For Hope stop by to tell us about their annual teddy bear drive!

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Bluegrass Bios 102816 Hour 1 - Tim & Heather Thompson

Tim & Heather Thompson of 24000.org give us a serious lesson in charity work and promote their 5K Run/Walk. More information available at http://www.24000.org.

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Bluegrass Bios 102816 Hour 2 - Eric Sutherland

Eric Sutherland talks about being an arborist the history of the Holler Poetry Series.

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Bluegrass Bios 102116 Hour 1 - Jesse Donaldson

Jesse Donaldson, author of “The More They Disappear”, discusses his book and the Hillbilly Noir genre!

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Bluegrass Bios 102116 Hour 2 - Sangeeta Kadambi / Nishaan Sandhu

Sangeeta Kadambi of The Bluegrass Indo-American Civic Society (BIACS) talks about her organization and upcoming events.

Then, Nishaan Sandhu tells us a little bit about the art of Taro.

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Bluegrass Bios 093016 - Our Best of Show!

Enjoy the best we have to offer: Veteran Newscaster Tom Martin, Hip-Hop Artist and Social Activist Devine Carama, and Kris Kimel of the Kentucky Science & Technology Corporation.

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Bluegrass Bios 092316 Hour 1 - Volare String Quartet

Elias Gross and Anna Hess of the Volare String Quartet perform live in studio and talk about music.

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Bluegrass Bios 092316 Hour 2 - Michelle Clouse

Michelle Clouse of the Central Music Academy talks to us about providing free musical training to financially disadvantaged kids in Lexington and how you can help.

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Bluegrass Bios 091616 Hour 1 - Kris Kimel

Kris Kimel of the Kentucky Science & Technology Corporation stops by to discuss zero gravity medicine and cube satellites.

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Bluegrass Bios 091616 Hour 2 - Bryant Carter

Bryant Carter of The Bryant C. Project returns to talk about his new single “The World’s Gone Away” and the Lexington music scene.

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Bluegrass Bios 090916 Hour 1 - Devine Carama

Hip Hop Artist, Social Activist, raconteur, and Friend of Bluegrass Bios, Devine Carama.

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Bluegrass Bios 090916 Hour 2 - EaLoud / CASA

EaLoud‘s Director of Marketing & Relations, Major Herron and Future Country Music Superstar Taylor Hughes.

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CASA of Lexington’s Executive Director, Melynda Jamison on giving legal representation to negelected and abused children in Kentucky.

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Bluegrass Bios 090216 Hour 1 - Safiya Nawaar

Safiya Nawaar: Middle Eastern Belly Dance Artist of Arabesque World Dance.

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Bluegrass Bios 090216 Hour 2 - Toby Truitt

Toby Truitt: Store Director of Lucky’s Market

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Bluegrass Bios 082616 Hour 1 - Kaelyn Query

Kaelyn Query of LexEffect tells us where we can park for the Moontower Music Festival.

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Bluegrass Bios 082616 Hour 2 - Andy McKee

Andy McKee: Master of the Harp Guitar!

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Bluegrass Bios 081916 Hour 1 - Lydia Jacobs

Lydia Jacobs: Host of Aging Adventures!

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Bluegrass Bios 081916 Hour 2 - Tom Martin

Tom Martin: Radio News Anchor extraordinaire.

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Bluegrass Bios 081216 Hour 1 - Celeste Lewis

Celeste Lewis of the MoonDance Theater!

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Bluegrass Bios 081216 Hour 2 - Michael Swaim

Michael Swaim of “Cracked”!

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Bluegrass Bios 080516 Hour 1 - Sheri Estill

Sheri Estill: Director of the Crisis Care Program at The Nest, right here in Lexington, KY.

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Bluegrass Bios 080516 Hour 2 - Michelle Aiello

Michelle Aiello: Kentucky Fried Zine Fest.

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Bluegrass Bios 072916 Hour 1 - Chuck Clenney

Chuck Clenney of Lexington Community Radio fame.

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Bluegrass Bios 072916 Hour 2 - Rosa Paulin

Rosa Paulin: Lexington Community Radio precedencia. THEN, Dr. Alex Estrada: In Space!

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Bluegrass Bios 072616 Hour 1 - Devine Carama

Devine Carama: Hip hop artist / Social activist / Raconteur

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Bluegrass Bios 072616 Hour 2 - Sam Wolbert & Jenny Clay

Sam Wolbert & Jenny Clay of the Paris Animal Welfare Society.

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Bluegrass Bios 071916 Hour 1 - CD Collins

Author and musician CD Collins reads some of her outstanding work and plays a track off her wonderful album “Night Animals”!

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Bluegrass Bios 071916 Hour 2 - Tom Eblen

Tom Eblen: metro/state columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader!

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Bluegrass Bios 070516 Hour 1 - Rob Nickerson

Professor Rob Nickerson III: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt of Reaction MMA.

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Bluegrass Bios 070516 Hour 2 - Dr. Alex Estrada

Dr. Alex Estrada: Medicine Man.

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Bluegrass Bios 062816 Hour 1 - Janet Patton

Janet Patton: covering vice and debauchery for the Lexington Herald-Leader.

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Bluegrass Bios 062816 Hour 2 - Craig Caudill

Craig Caudill: Director and Chief Instructor of Nature Reliance School.

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Dr. Alex Estrada: Armed and Fabulous”

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Bluegrass Bios 062116 Hour 1 - Frank Minnifield / Beth Musgrave

Frank Minnifield: Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Beth Musgrave of Lexington Herald-Leader.

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Bluegrass Bios 062116 Hour 2 - Thomas Southerland

Thom Southerland: Documentarian and director of the exceptional “Proud Citizen.”

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Dr. Alex Estrada: First Blood Part II”

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Bluegrass Bios 061416 Hour 1 - Dana Lea, Luella Pavey, & Amantha Wagner

Dana Lea, Luella Pavey, & Amantha Wagner of Kentucky Refugee Ministries.

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Bluegrass Bios 061416 Hour 2 - Spencer Mancillas

Spencer Mancillas: Kentucky Equal Justice Center.

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Dr. Alex Estrada: with a Vengeance”

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Bluegrass Bios 060716 Hour 1 - Josh Hendrix & Stuart Tomc

Josh Hendrix and Stuart Tomc of CV Sciences!!!!!

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Bluegrass Bios 060716 Hour 2 - Natalie Frank

Natalie Frank has created a series of paintings revolving around the Brothers Grimm fairy tales!

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Bluegrass Bios 053116 Hour 1 - Marian Guinn

Marian Guinn: Chief Executive Officer of God’s Pantry Food Bank!

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Bluegrass Bios 053116 Hour 2 - Abraham Mwinda, Dana Lea, & Karissa Porter

Dana Lea & Karissa Porter of Kentucky Refugee Ministries bring Abraham Mwinda, Congolese musician, with them into the studio.

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Bluegrass Bios 052416 Hour 1 - John Cheves

John Cheves: Government Accountability Reporter covering Bluegrass Politics for the Lexington Herald-Leader.

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Bluegrass Bios 052416 Hour 2 - Jeremy Brann / Josh England / Cambo the Clown

Jeremy Brann from The Kentuckians Chorus

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Josh England: Manager, Lexington Farmer’s Market

AND FINALLY

Cambo the Clown

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Bluegrass Bios 051716 Hour 1 - LaShayna Sawyers / Chris Vandergrift

LaShayna Sawyers: Your girl and host of “What Shayna Say?”

THEN

Chris Vandergrift: Your boy and Event Manager of LexBeerScene.com

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Bluegrass Bios 051716 Hour 2 - Alex Niemczewski

Alex Niemczewski: CEO at BallotReady.org

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Bluegrass Bios 051016 Hour 1 - Keith Stewart / John Penfield

Keith Stewart: Author of “Bernadette Peters Hates Me: True Tales from a Delusional Man”

THEN

John Penfield: Executive Director of the Bluegrass Railroad Museum

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Bluegrass Bios 051016 Hour 2 - "Dr. Alex Estrada: The Sequeling"

The sole of podiatrist Dr. Alex Estrada.

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Bluegrass Bios 050316 Hour 1 - Ben Hawkins / Laura Farnsworth

Ben Hawkins: Professor of Music, Transylvania University

THEN

Laura Farnsworth: Senior Event Coordinator, Downtown Lexington Corporation

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Bluegrass Bios 050316 Hour 2 - Our Mother's Day Spectacular!

Our Mothers call in and embarrass us.

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Bluegrass Bios 042616 Hour 1 - Jack Brammer

Jack Brammer of the Lexington Herald-Leader tells us about corruption and the kerfuffle between gubernatorial administrations!

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Bluegrass Bios 042616 Hour 2 - Darlene Thomas

Darlene Thomas: Executive Director of Greenhouse 17, a refuge for domestic abuse victims.

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Bluegrass Bios 041916 Hour 1 - Trooper Robert Purdy

Trooper Robert Purdy: Kentucky State Police

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Bluegrass Bios 041916 Hour 2 - Jessica Faye Mohler

Kyle and Ben break down Stephen King’s Dark Tower series. Lex shares her love of Jane Austen and Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Ben explains why Kurt Vonnegut is his all-time favorite author. We invent the game Location Association on air. Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning Marketing & Communications Director Jessica Faye Mohler joins us in studio to talk about the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame, the relationship between Kentuckians and the land, and the world’s youngest reading group.

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Bluegrass Bios 040516 Hour 1 - Sherri Eden

There’s a rift among the the hosts about which logo is best. Cowboy Up for a Cure advisory board member Sherri Eden talks to the gang about their 3rd annual rodeo supporting children’s oncology, the treatment of her good friend’s son, Drew Shryock, and whether or not she’s inclined to chase a greased pig.

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Bluegrass Bios 040516 Hour 2 - "Dr. Alex Estrada: Web M.D."

Dr. Alex Estrada: A New Hope. First half of the hour, our guest co host talks about his first job at Giants Stadium, how his family immigrated from Cuba to the U.S., and his feelings about normalized relations. Second half, we break down the merits of social media, the scourge of WebMD for physicians, and Lex’s disgust of feet.

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Bluegrass Bios 032216 Hour 1 - Nicki Williams

Ben soliloquizes about the terror attack in Brussels. Kentucky S.A.V.E. foster volunteer Nicki Williams talks to the gang about rescuing dogs and cats from high-kill shelters, finding safe homes for them, and how to be a good foster.

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Bluegrass Bios 032216 Hour 2 - Elizabeth Perkins

Planned Parenthood of Indiana & Kentucky educator Elizabeth Perkins talks to the gang about sexuality education, teen pregnancy, STDs, and the efficacy of Mountain Dew as a contraceptive.

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Bluegrass Bios 031516 Hour 1 - Rich Donohue

First day under the new Bluegrass Bios banner. Lex phones it in from her vacation in Gatlinburg, Tenn. We talk St. Patrick’s Day in Lexington. UK post-doctoral scholar Rich Donohue teaches the gang about digital mapping, telling stories with data, and the academic program he’s developing.

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Bluegrass Bios 031516 Hour 2 - Bryant Carter

Lex continues with us from Gatlinburg. Ben solo-interviews rock n’ roller Bryant Carter of The Bryant C. Project who plays music from his album Pay the Price, acoustically.

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Bluegrass Bios 030116 - Allee Williams

Lex explains to Kyle the difference between a cotillion and a debutante ball. Ben recounts his childhood square dance training. 2016 DanceBlue PR Chair Allee Williams explains how a 24-hour dance marathon for UK students raised $1.6 million for the Kentucky Children’s Hospital oncology clinic, and the follies of students trying to stay awake on their feet.

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Bluegrass Bios 022316 Hour 1 - Todd Johnson

Glean KY Gleaning Coordinator Todd Johnson joins Kyle and Ben in studio to discuss food waste, hunger relief, and community supported agriculture.

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Bluegrass Bios 022316 Hour 2 - Ron Werner-Wilson

Ben and Kyle talk to UK Family Sciences Department Chair Ron Werner-Wilson about relationship dynamics, marital issues, young love, and couples counseling.

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Bluegrass Bios 020916 - Rebecca Barnes

Mardi Gras! Lex talks about her love of crawfish and kings cakes, we mock the Wildcats new logo, then do our best to break down Super Bowl 50. Lexington Legends Director of Community Relations Rebecca Barnes tells us about the organization’s fundraising efforts, the team’s volunteering efforts, and the South Atlantic League All-Star Game at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.

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Bluegrass Bios 020216 Hour 1 - Corey Donohoo

Groundhog Day! Lex tells Kyle he’s old. YMCA Healthy Living Director Corey Donohoo tells us about their fitness, nutrition, and youth development programs.

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Bluegrass Bios 021616 - Lee Ellen Martin

Explorium’s Executive Director, Lee Ellen Martin

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Bluegrass Bios 020216 Hour 2 - Patrick Martin

Ben explains the Red River Gorge to Kyle, and we learn Lex has a love of pigskin. LFUCG Parks & Recreation Marketing Manager Patrick Martin talks summer programs, the St. Patrick’s Day parade, and searching for salamanders.

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Bluegrass Bios 012616 Hour 1 - Dana Lea

Kentucky Refugee Ministries Community Engagement Coordinator, Dana Lea

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Bluegrass Bios 012616 Hour 2 - Nan Plummer

LexArts’ President and CEO, Nan Plummer

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Bluegrass Bios 011916 Hour 1 - Nieta Wigginton

Whistle Work’s Founder, Nieta Wigginton

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Bluegrass Bios 011916 Hour 2 - Clark Davis

Here she is: Miss Kentucky, Clark Davis!

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Bluegrass Bios 011216 Hour 1 - Cara Franke

Cara Franke: University of Kentucky Admissions

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Bluegrass Bios 011216 Hour 2 - Ginny Ramsey

Ginny Ramsey: Catholic Action Center

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Bluegrass Bios 122915 - Melynda Jamison

CASA of Lexington’s Executive Director, Melynda Jamison

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Bluegrass Bios 122215 Hour 1 - Jeffrey White

The Nest Lexington’s Executive Director, Jeffrey White

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Bluegrass Bios 122215 Hour 2 - Kristin Voskuhl

The Living Arts & Science Center’s Marketing Director, Kristin Voskuhl

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Bluegrass Bios 121515 - Richard Griessman

Kakie, Ben, and Lex interview the University of Kentucky’s former Senior Assistant Provost for Faculty Affairs, Richard Griessman, about architectural photography, the LexArch Tour phone app, and grandparenthood.

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Bluegrass Bios 120815 Hour 1 - Carrie Thayer

Lexington Community Radio prepared for an open house. The Hope Center’s Director of Development, Carrie Thayer, talks about their men’s and women’s emergency shelters, recovery programs, and homelessness in Kentucky.

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Bluegrass Bios 120815 Hour 2 - Melissa Kane

Kakie, Lex, and Ben interview the Community Action Council’s Director of Planning, Communications and Advancement, Melissa Kane, about poverty in Lexington, housing insecurity, and volunteering as an advocate for at-risk citizens. Lexington Community Radio’s Host and Administrative Coordinator, Alexis Meza, talks about the station’s mission, their scheduled open house, and her Spanish-language morning show. 859‘s Host, Hayley Hansen, tells the gang about her capacity as the station’s news director, the spectrum of DJing, and singing opera with a horse.

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Bluegrass Bios 120315 - Doug Boyd

Doug Boyd Ph.D., Director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History talks about “The Wisdom Project Podcast”

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Bluegrass Bios 112415 Hour 1 - Terry Allen

University of Kentucky’s Interim Vice President of Institutional Diversity, Terry Allen

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Bluegrass Bios 112415 Hour 2 - Rebecca Wallace

God’s Pantry Food Bank’s Development Director, Rebecca Wallace

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Bluegrass Bios 111915 Hour 1 - Nick Such

Awesome Inc’s Director, Nick Such

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Bluegrass Bios 111915 Hour 2 - Al Cross

University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Media’s Associate Professor, Al Cross

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Bluegrass Bios 111715 Hour 1 - Kakie Urch, Lexington Souers, & Ben Wolff

Get to know Kakie, Lex, and Ben!

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Bluegrass Bios 111715 Hour 2 - Lance Poston

University of Kentucky’s Director of LGBTQ Resources, Lance Poston

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Bluegrass Bios 110315 - Jill Barnett

Lextran’s Director of Community Affairs, Jill Barnett

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Bluegrass Bios 102715 - Larry Roberts

Fayette County Attorney, Larry Roberts

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Bluegrass Bios 101515 Hour 1 - Bailey Preston

Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s Communications Generalist, Bailey Preston

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Bluegrass Bios 101515 Hour 2 - Nicole Comeaux

KYnect’s Deputy Executive Director, Nicole Comeaux

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Bluegrass Bios 100815 Hour 1 - Griffin VanMeter

NoLi Community Development Corporation’s President, Griffin VanMeter

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Bluegrass Bios 100815 Hour 2 - Jim Embry

Sustainable Communities Network’s Eco-Activist, Jim Embry

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