Old Kentucky Tales S1, Ep9: Look Out! Henry Clay’s Got a Gun!

Jul 27, 2017

Although dueling was illegal in Virginia, Secretary of State Henry Clay challenged U.S. Senator John Randolph of Roanoke. Clay called Randolph out to defend his honor after Randolph insulted him in a speech on the Senate floor.
Credit Cliff from Arlington, Virginia, USA [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

In this episode of Old Kentucky Tales, we look at tax reform, past and present, in our Yesterday’s News segment, and, for our Main Event, we examine how one witness described Henry Clay’s involvement in a duel. 

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A big thanks to Sound Engineer Todd Birdsong and WKCTC's Paducah School of Art and Design.