WKU Public Radio is celebrating National Poetry Month with a poetry contest, co-sponsored by the Law Firm of Harned, Bachert & McGehee, PSC.
Area high school students are invited to enter by writing a poem inspired by one of two pieces of classical music we'll feature this month. You can hear the excerpts on the air (Sundays at 8pm C.T./9pm E.T. in April) and here.
Winning poems will be published in our program guide Choice, and posted here. Winners will be announced in May.
Louisiana Blues Musician Clarence "Frogman" 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).
If you're an art fan--and especially if you're a lover of French paintings--you'll want to take note of a major new exhibit now showing at the Speed Museum in Louisville.
It's called "Renoir to Chagall: Paris and the Allure of Color", and it's a collaboration between the Speed and the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis. You don't need to hold a degree in Art History to recognize the names on display: Monet, Degas, Matisse, and Cezanne, just to name a few.
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.
An important restoration effort has made major strides at the South Union Shaker Village in Logan County. Over the past four-and-a-half years, staff identified 425 grave sites at the village, built a new fence around that cemetery, and gave the area a proper memorial marker.
Join Lee Stott at 8pm C.T. on the first Sunday night of each month for a series of special programs highlighting upcoming performances by the many fine orchestras in our region. Included are the Owensboro Symphony, The Symphony at WKU, the Evansville Philaharmonic, and Orchestra Kentucky.
Coming Up: On March 4th, Lee highlights upcoming performances by The Nashville Symphony.
A conversation with Erika Brady, long-time co-host of Barren River Breakdown on WKU Public Radio. Her work on this show earned her the Governor's Media Award in the Arts this year. She's also a faculty member in the Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology at WKU. She spoke with Station Manager Peter Bryant.