civil war

Good Reads
4:33 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Good Read: Battle Cry of Freedom by James McPherson

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Good Reads
4:17 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Good Read: Confederates in the Attic by Tony Horwitz

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Good Reads
4:20 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Good Read: Hidden History of Kentucky in the Civil War

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Front Page Episodes
9:00 am
Sun April 29, 2012

Front Page Sunday 4-29

Here's the Rundown for Front Page Sunday: Hear the whole program on the listen click.

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American Quilter's Society
2:00 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

Quilting During the Civil War

hancocks-paducah.com

The American Quilters Society’s annual show is winding down in Paducah, and quilters have seen nearly every fabric, design and stitch associated with the art of quilting. The city has been covered in quilts. Yet, as the 150th anniversary of the Civil War continues, Casey Northcutt investigates a time when fabric was scarce and quilts were relief supplies sent to soldiers.  Of the quilts women did manage to piece together, only a portion remains today, serving as a testament to the hardships of the time.

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Culture
8:39 am
Fri April 20, 2012

Postmark Commemorating Kentucky Battle

Wikimedia Commons

A special postmark is being issued as part of the re-enactment of the Civil War Battle of Sacramento in western Kentucky. The U.S. Postal Service will offer the postmark starting Tuesday as part of a series of commemorations marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, which took place from 1861 to 1865. The postmark will be available at a log cabin near the battlegrounds in Sacramento. The Battle of Sacramento took place on December 28, 1861 between Union Major Eli H. Murray and Confederate Col. Nathan Bedford Forrest.

16th Annual Park Day
7:48 am
Mon March 26, 2012

Volunteers Needed to Clean Civil War Sites

Fort Donelson

Civil War locations throughout Kentucky and Tennessee are participating in the 16th annual Park Day activities this coming Saturday.  The Civil War Trust sponsored event involves volunteers in clean up and site restoration.  In our region, Kentucky’s Columbus-Belmont State Park and Tennessee’s Fort Donelson National Battlefield and National Cemetery will host volunteers.  Starting times for each location will vary.  We’ll have a link to a full list of sites at WKMS dot org.

History
9:27 am
Fri March 16, 2012

A Conversation with Dr. Jonathan Sarna, Author of When General Grant Expelled the Jews

Dr. Jonathan Sarna
Spertus.org

Conflict and uncertainty can make life difficult for minorities in the United States.  As we’ve seen, events of the last decade have led some to be suspicious of American Moslems.  This isn’t new in our history.  During the U.S. Civil War, it was Jewish Americans who came under suspicion.  Adding to existing prejudices were broad accusations of trading with Confederates and undermining the Union.  Things came to a head in December 1862 when U.S. Major General, and future President, Ulysses S.

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History
11:51 am
Tue March 13, 2012

The Civil War in the Western Rivers Part 3

In the conclusion of our 2011 documentary about the Civil War in the Four Rivers, Todd Hatton looks at the little-known Battle of Paducah, where Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest first tasted defeat at the hands of African-American Union soldiers.

History
11:47 am
Tue March 13, 2012

The Civil War in the Western Rivers Part 2

In the second installment of our 2011 documentary on the Civil War in the Four Rivers region, Producer Todd Hatton takes us through the Civil War's beginning in our area, and the west's first significant campaign, Forts Henry and Donelson.

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