Folk Studies

Arts & Culture
2:52 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Flying Frog Farm Reunion in Allen County, Kentucky

Rachel Hopkin (center) at the Flying Frog Farm.
Al Levenson

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.

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.

Arts & Culture
8:08 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Kentucky Folklife Archives on the Way to WKU

The Kentucky Folklife Program is moving to Western Kentucky University's Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology. The program's director will be Brent Bjorkman, who completed graduate work in folk studies at Western in 1998 and worked with the Kentucky Folklife Program in Frankfort and as associate director of the American Folklore Society.

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Arts & Culture
3:17 pm
Wed April 6, 2011

Basket Making in Kentucky

Basket maker Leona Waddell
Photo by Amanda Hardeman

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.

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