Farming in the Black Patch http://wkms.org en Local Writer Shares 'Passions of the Black Patch' http://wkms.org/post/local-writer-shares-passions-black-patch <p>Kate Lochte speaks with western Kentucky native and author Bobbie Smith Bryant on <em>Sounds Good</em>. Bryant was born in the Black Patch of Calloway County and shares her family's heritage in a new book titled, "Passions of the Black Patch: Cooking and Quilting&nbsp;in Western Kentucky." Black Patch is the region in western Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee where a specific type of tobacco, which has distinctly dark leaves, is grown.</p><p>Learn more at <a href="http://bobbiesmithbryant.com/">bobbiesmithbryant.com</a>.</p><p> Fri, 03 May 2013 21:22:55 +0000 Kate Lochte 31395 at http://wkms.org Local Writer Shares 'Passions of the Black Patch' Western Kentucky Black Patch Tobacco Documentary Airing on KET Tonight http://wkms.org/post/western-kentucky-black-patch-tobacco-documentary-airing-ket-tonight <p>Last November, a new documentary about raising dark-fired tobacco titled “Farming in the Black Patch" debuted in Murray. The film starts its first run on KET at 8 p.m. Central tonight, with shows scheduled through March on both KET and KET KY. The name Black Patch comes from the dark leaves of the kind of tobacco that's smoke-cured in barns and used for pipe blends, chewing, and snuff. Kate Lochte has more with the filmmaker and writer.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 17:20:00 +0000 Kate Lochte 27911 at http://wkms.org Western Kentucky Black Patch Tobacco Documentary Airing on KET Tonight