Blabbin' In the Bluegrass

S3E17 - Beans, Biscuits, and Bill Goodman

Episode Notes

This week, I'm beyond blessed to be joined by Mr. Bill Goodman, a former KET (Kentucky Educational Television) fixture. Bill now serves as Executive Director of the Kentucky Humanities Council...and needless to say, his background is quite extensive and impressive! From emceeing the 2019 Fancy Farm picnic, to teaching a variety of college courses, Mr. Goodman has practically done it all. He's even written a collection of personal essays based on fond memories of fun...and FOOD...that he enjoyed as a young Kentuckian! All this and much more will be discussed in our chat. And, for even more information about the Kentucky Humanities Council, email this week's guest at [email protected], or visit their fabulous website found here: https://www.kyhumanities.org/.

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S3E16 - The Amazing Authorship of Debbie Dadey

Episode Notes

On this week's "Blabbin'", not only are we chatting with a legendary children's author, but we're also giving you a chance to snag one of her marvelous masterpieces! Come along as we visit with Debbie Dadey, who has been making children and their parents smile for over three decades with her captivating content. And, please be sure to message me on the "Blabbin' In the Bluegrass" Facebook page with the correct response to my Bluegrass Brain Buster. The first two valid answers that I receive will score one of Debbie's 2021 must-reads: Sleepover At The Haunted Museum, or a graphic novel entitled Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots. For additional info about Mrs. Dadey's background, scheduled events, and upcoming releases, look no further than her website found here: http://debbiedadey.com/.

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S3E15 - Big Blue Blabbin' with Mrs. Tyler Thompson

Episode Notes

Another season of UK Wildcat football is staring us right in the face...and we've got just the perfect person to get us pumped for it! Feast your ears on Mrs. Tyler Thompson, Writer and Editor-In-Chief for Kentucky Sports Radio's website. We'll hear about Tyler's ten plus years of Cat coverage, her most memorable player/coach interviews, and her prediction for the 2021 pigskin campaign. Don't miss a minute...and be sure to read her respected writing on the Kentucky Sports Radio web page found here: https://www.on3.com/teams/kentucky-wildcats/.

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S3E14 - Happenin's In Historic Henderson

Episode Notes

Whether you're a life-long Hendersonian, or you're not at all familiar with this piece of paradise, there's plenty to learn and enjoy on this week's program! We're pleased to be joined by Abby Dixon, who serves as Executive Director of the Henderson Tourist Commission. And, as Abby will explain, there is much more to Henderson than just a beautiful Ohio River view! This town truly has it all...and we invite you to visit the Henderson Tourist Commission's website to learn even more about its character and charm. It's just a click away: https://www.hendersonky.org/.

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S3E13 - Get Oriented And Mobile!

Episode Notes

This week, we're blessed to be joined by an Orientation and Mobility specialist, who skillfully assists the visually impaired in mastering independent travel! Listen in as one of my former instructors, Mrs. Katrina Berry, thoroughly describes the manner in which she teaches clients to navigate their schools, workplaces, and communities, despite their lack of vision. Katrina also provides useful information for those considering guide dogs, and offers helpful advice for individuals thinking of Orientation and Mobility as a potential career path.

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S3E12 - Handmade Heaven and World-Class Wine

Episode Notes

This week's show takes us to Owensboro and Nicholasville, where we spotlight a booming online business and a one-of-a-kind winery! The show kicks off with the proud owner of Jackie Blue Handmade, Jackie Sue Smith, who specializes in unique, handmade jewelry and accessories. From there, we stroll to Jessamine County, where Chris Nelson speaks of the fan favorites that have become synonymous with Chrisman Mill Vineyards and Winery. To browse through the splendid selection available for purchase from Jackie Blue Handmade, simply click on the following link: https://www.jackiebluehandmade.com/. And, please click here to obtain additional information about Chrisman Mill Vineyards and Winery: https://www.chrismanmill.com/.

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S3E11 - E.J.'s Entertainment and Music Making

Episode Notes

Prepare to smile and sing along, as Mr. E.J. Simmons graces us with his presence and musical professionalism. E.J. leads choirs at two Henderson churches, provides gospel instruction to college students, and dazzles audiences at several local festivals annually. He is a busy man, but his demand is certainly understandable...and you'll be blessed this week by his singing and keyboard/guitar playing, along with tips and tricks for those wishing to follow in his footsteps.

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S3E10 - Blabbin' On Broadcasting With Bart

Episode Notes

This week's featured guest most certainly meets the criteria for our "Exceptional Educator" spotlight! Tune in for a dandy discussion with the one and only Bart White, a former professor of mine from Western Kentucky University's School of Journalism and Broadcasting. From college teaching, to radio broadcasting, to a little bit of acting, Bart has practically done it all...and this episode will detail the highlights of his extensive background. Plus, you won't want to miss Mr. White's advice for aspiring instructors and radio warriors!

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S3E9 - Talks And Tunes With The Nashvillains

Episode Notes

This week's show will truly be music to your ears, as we feature a brilliant band that'll be taking part in downtown Henderson's Sandy Lee Songfest next week! We're in for a real treat with Beaver Dam, KY native Scott Lindsey, along with teammates Troy Johnson and Brett Boyett...better known together as The Nashvillains. We'll get the scoop on how the band was formed, and learn all about their one-of-a-kind musical style. We'll even listen to two of their terrific tunes! Find out more about The Nashvillains by visiting their website here: https://www.nashvillainsband.com/. Also, be sure to obtain additional information about Sandy Lee Songfest, and purchase tickets, via the following page: http://sandyleesongfest.com/.

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S3E8 - Livin' Large with Local Lifestyles

Episode Notes

This week's episode takes us to the newsroom, where Ange Humphrey anxiously awaits to chat with us. She is a greatly admired and highly respected television personality, who proudly hosts Local Lifestyles on WEHT (channel 25) in Henderson. Ange will describe how she found her way into TV, discuss the highlights of her remarkable career, tell us about her show, and offer friendly advice for newscasters of the future. Find out more about Ange's daily program by simply clicking here: https://www.tristatehomepage.com/lifestyles/.

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