Rachel Hopkin http://wkyufm.org en Flying Frog Farm Reunion in Allen County, Kentucky http://wkyufm.org/post/flying-frog-farm-reunion-allen-county-kentucky <p>The Flying Frog Farm was a commune set up in Allen County, Kentucky in the early 1970s. In this program we hear from some of its members, many of whom reconvened at the farm recently to celebrate the group's 40th anniversary.</p><p>This is the last in the occasional series of radio features about local culture in South Central Kentucky, produced by Rachel Hopkin. Rachel recently completed her graduate studies in the WKU Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 19:52:19 +0000 Rachel Hopkin 18038 at http://wkyufm.org Flying Frog Farm Reunion in Allen County, Kentucky Liberian Artifacts on Display at WKU's Kentucky Museum http://wkyufm.org/post/liberian-artifacts-display-wkus-kentucky-museum <p>This Friday, a new exhibition will open at the Kentucky Museum on WKU&rsquo;s Bowling Green campus: &nbsp;<em>An American Educator in Liberia: The Collection of Dr. Daniel Hays</em>.</p><p>It will put on public display for the first time&nbsp;an important collection of Liberian artifacts which was recently donated to WKU&rsquo;s Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 08 May 2012 21:37:36 +0000 Rachel Hopkin 12074 at http://wkyufm.org Liberian Artifacts on Display at WKU's Kentucky Museum Frogman Calls Bowling Green Home http://wkyufm.org/post/frogman-calls-bowling-green-home <p>Louisiana Blues Musician Clarence &quot;Frogman&quot; Henry talks with WKU Folk Studies graduate student Rachel Hopkin about the origins of his nickname, his life in Bowling Green post-Katrina, and his varied career (including opening for The Beatles in the early 1960s).</p><p> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 22:36:45 +0000 Rachel Hopkin 7838 at http://wkyufm.org Frogman Calls Bowling Green Home The Unique Barbecue Traditions of Monroe County, Kentucky http://wkyufm.org/post/unique-barbecue-traditions-monroe-county-kentucky <p>Rachel Hopkin explores the distinctive barbecue style associated with Monroe County, Kentucky. She visits a number of establishments to learn more about secret sauce recipies, the dangers of hot grills, and to enjoy plenty of barbecue.</p> Fri, 03 Feb 2012 18:27:27 +0000 Rachel Hopkin 6817 at http://wkyufm.org The Unique Barbecue Traditions of Monroe County, Kentucky Dr. Lynwood Montell at 80 http://wkyufm.org/post/dr-lynwood-montell-80 <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d33af3a9125-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d33af3a9125-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d33af3a9125-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wkyu/local-wkyu-993290.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Bowling Green, Ky – This special program is devoted to the work of Dr. Lynwood Montell. He was a professor in the WKU Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology for many years, and is the author of over 20 books about folk life and stories in our region. Produced by WKU Folk Studies graduate student Rachel Hopkin on the occasion of Dr. Montell's 80th birthday this year.</p> Thu, 10 Nov 2011 22:11:52 +0000 Rachel Hopkin 6033 at http://wkyufm.org Dr. Lynwood Montell at 80 Banjo Maker Arthur Hatfield http://wkyufm.org/post/banjo-maker-arthur-hatfield <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d3296424461-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d3296424461-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d3296424461-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wkyu/local-wkyu-989315.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Bowling Green, KY – Arthur Hartfield is a Bluegrass banjo player and maker from Rocky Hill, KY. Hatfield started off in a traveling Bluegrass band, but decided he preferred to stay home and became a cabinet maker while playing in local bands. When he retired from cabinet making he decided to start professionally making banjos. This is the latest in an ongoing series of features produced for WKU Public Radio by WKU Folk Studies graduate student Rachel Hopkin.</p> Fri, 07 Oct 2011 22:28:01 +0000 Rachel Hopkin 6011 at http://wkyufm.org Banjo Maker Arthur Hatfield The Vintage Sound Collections of Freeman Kitchens http://wkyufm.org/post/vintage-sound-collections-freeman-kitchens <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d33af3a8038-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d33af3a8038-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d33af3a8038-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wkyu/local-wkyu-983354.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Bowling Green, KY – A new exhibition at the Kentucky Museum on the WKU Campus in Bowling Green chronicles the work of Freeman Kitchens. For decades his store, housed in the post office in Drake, Kentucky, has been a magnet for collectors and music enthusiasts from around the world. WKU Folk Studies graduate student Rachel Hopkin reports.</p> Wed, 24 Aug 2011 22:50:11 +0000 Rachel Hopkin 5964 at http://wkyufm.org The Vintage Sound Collections of Freeman Kitchens Gospel Singer John Edmonds http://wkyufm.org/post/gospel-singer-john-edmonds <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d33af3a6e28-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d33af3a6e28-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d33af3a6e28-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wkyu/local-wkyu-972020.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Bowling Green, KY – Bowling Green's John Edmonds has had a long and varied career, and is an important part of the regional gospel music scene. WKU Folk Studies graduate student Rachel Hopkin produced this documentary about the internationally-recognized musician.</p> Mon, 06 Jun 2011 16:10:42 +0000 Rachel Hopkin 5895 at http://wkyufm.org Gospel Singer John Edmonds Gardner House Restoration http://wkyufm.org/post/gardner-house-restoration <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d33af3a5e1e-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d33af3a5e1e-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d33af3a5e1e-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wkyu/local-wkyu-965303.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Bowling Green, KY – This Friday and Saturday (April 29 &amp; 30), a historic Kentucky home will conduct an open house. Built in the early 19th Century, the Gardner House is located on the WKU Biological Preserve in Hart County. It's become a restoration project for WKU's Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology. WKU Folk Studies graduate student Rachel Hopkin prepared this story. More information about the open house is available at (941) 626-0116, and at http://www.gardnerhistorichouse.blogspot.com.</p> Mon, 25 Apr 2011 16:38:58 +0000 Rachel Hopkin 5863 at http://wkyufm.org Gardner House Restoration Basket Making in Kentucky http://wkyufm.org/post/basket-making-kentucky <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d313d93e8db-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d313d93e8db-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d313d93e8db-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wkyu/local-wkyu-962029.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Bowling Green, KY – South Central Kentucky has a rich and unique basket making tradition. WKU Folk Studies graduate student Rachel Hopkin explores this heritage in an hour-long documentary produced for WKU Public Radio.</p> Wed, 06 Apr 2011 20:17:32 +0000 Rachel Hopkin 5853 at http://wkyufm.org Basket Making in Kentucky