Reflections on #kyrux2017: Bowling Green

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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By Nicole Musgrave This year I’ve had the joy of representing the Kentucky Folklife Program as the regional host coordinator for the 2017 Bowling Green Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange community…

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Reflections on #kyrux2017: Lexington

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
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By Nicole Musgrave On June 23rd, roughly 70 people from all across Kentucky gathered in Lexington for the first community intensive of the 2017 Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange (RUX). …

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Rural-Urban Exchange Spotlight: Jenny Williams

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
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“A Seat at The Table,” Downtown Hazard, KY. October, 2015. More than 130 Kentuckians from 24 counties have been collaborating for Kentucky’s future. Since 2014, the Kentucky Rural-Urban…

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Midwest Realism in the Contemporary Novel

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
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Perhaps we’re witnessing a shift back to the region’s realist origins. More likely, the Midwest is blooming into a wide proliferation of literary style.        …

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Notes From The Field: The Hayloft Gang and Early American Radio

Thursday, December 13, 2012
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The “Kentuckians” at a road show, 1936; The Hayloft Gang By Jennifer Joy Jameson, Notes From the Field series Editor If you’re hooked into some of the recent…

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Notes From The Field: “Work Hard, Play Hard, Pray Hard” and the Don Wahle Collection

Monday, December 10, 2012
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By Jennifer Joy Jameson, Notes From The Field series Editor The interesting part about any ethnographic study is putting the pieces together, stepping in and out of a…

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Weekly Feed: El Teatro Campesino, Protecting The Reservation, Realities of Local Food, and more

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

 El Teatro Campesino Founder Luis Valdez Each week we present a compendium of links and perspectives offered daily on our Rural Arts and Culture Feed. We encourage folks…

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Rebuilding The Front Porch: An Interview With Patrick Overton

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
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Savannah Barrett with Carlos Urlona at the Working Group meetings; Shawn Poynter [Editor’s Note: today we both welcome a new writer to the Art of the Rural staff…

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Double Weekly Feed: Wild Girls, Our Town, Native Ground, Westbrook Artists, and more

Monday, November 5, 2012

 International Sonoran Desert Alliance, recipient of a NEA Our Town grant By Rachel Beth Rudi, Digital Contributor • Congratulations to our colleague Mary Stewart Atwell, whose debut novel…

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North Country: Clyde Joy and "Echoes From the Hills"

Friday, October 26, 2012
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By Alyce Ornella, North Country series Editor Here’s Clyde Joy singing “Echoes from the Hills” as recorded by Al Hawkes at Event Records, Westbrook, Maine, 1957.  Joy, who…

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