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Eastern Standard for May 5, 2022

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My Old Kentucky Home

You may have sung the first verse of Stephen Foster’s “My Old Kentucky Home,” but are you aware of the story of slavery told in the remaining verses? Historian Emily Bingham has published a book about it. Tom Eblen gets details and we listen to a version performed by the baritone Paul Robeson. Our first ten-minute radio play highlights Jimmy Winkfield, the last of the great black jockeys. And we hear about the efforts of the Legacy Equine Academy to increase diversity and inclusion in the horse industry. As war rages in Ukraine with the alarming reality that no credible diplomatic track exists to end the war, two students from UK’s Patterson School of Diplomacy offer their thoughts and views. And we’ll have details of the annual Paris Story Fest.

Tom Martin is the host of Eastern Standard, a weekly radio magazine of interviews and stories about interesting people, places, and things happening in the Commonwealth.