Murray, KY – Fears over the economy don't just touch bankers, automakers, & retailers. Kentucky's potters, painters, weavers, sculptors, & photographers are also nervous. This time of year their crafts are normally in high demand. In this first report on the effect of the economy on the arts in the Commonwealth, Kentucky Public Radio's Charles Compton reports they're hoping for a profitable holiday season, but they're preparing for a cold, hungry winter.
Murray, KY – Folks in this region may encounter a familiar name in the comic section of bookstores this holiday shopping season. Austin Carter spoke with Murray State alumnus Chris Schweizer about his new book, Crogan's Vengeance.
Calverty City, KY – The reverberating sound of chatter rings through the Calvert City Elementary gym Tuesday as hundreds of residents squeeze into bleachers and metal chairs. Everyone in the room has turned to face a stage set with donated Christmas trees as they wait for the resurrection of goofiness and jest called the Calvert City Follies.
Murray, KY – Dr. Antonio Thompson is an assistant professor of history at Austin Peay State University. Thompson has spent years researching World War II POW camps in the United States. His first book, German Jackboots on Ketucky Bluegrass: Housing German Prisoners of War in Kentucky, 1942 - 46 highlights a uniquely regional part of US history. Angela Hatton spoke with Thompson about his book.