Kentucky Writers

Culture
10:34 am
Wed February 18, 2015

'Ted Talk' on Hopkinsville Journalist Rescheduled to March

Credit Courtesy of Jennifer Brown, Kentucky New Era archives

Ted Poston was born in Hopkinsville in 1906. He attended an African American high school in Hopkinsville and earned his bachelor's degree in Nashville. In 1928, he moved to New York and joined the Harlem Renaissance. There, he became the first African American writer on staff at the New York Post and the first to make a career at a white mainstream paper, where he covered the major events of the Civil Rights Era. Kentucky New Era Opinion Editor Jennifer Brown joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to preview her "Ted Talk" coming up in March, with more about Hopkinsville's own, the "Dean of Black Journalists," Ted Poston.

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Arts
2:28 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

MSU Professor Receives One of Six Fellowships for Individual Artists in Kentucky

Credit murraystate.edu

Murray State University Professor of English Carrie Jerrell has received an Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council. She is one of six writers chosen for demonstrating a high level of excellence and creativity in their literary ares careers. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Jerrell, reading form her newest work. 

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Arts
3:46 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

"This I Believe Kentucky" - A New Book & Radio Series

Dan Gediman is the editor of This I Believe: Kentucky and a long-time public radio producer. His work has been featured on This American Life, All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Jazz Profiles. He gives Kate Lochte an overview of the radio series being developed around this book and the segments that may soon air on WKMS. 

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