The following award winning radio programs feature oral histories from the Nunn Center and conversations between Nunn Center director Doug Boyd and WUKY news director Alan Lytle.
Saving Stories Remembers "The Baron of the Bluegrass" (2010-3-19) As the Kentucky Wildcats begin their quest for an eighth national title, Doug Boyd and Alan Lytle highlight the life and career of UK coaching legend Adolph Rupp. UK Oral Histories Remembers Dr. King (2010-1-19)On Martin Luther King Day, Doug Boyd with the Louie B. Nunn Center For Oral History at the University of Kentucky stops by to play some rare tape of a conversation between Robert Penn Warren and Dr. King about the Civil Rights Movement. Big Blue Sports Archives Preserves Memory Of "The Shot"(2009-11-05)On the cusp of another UK basketball season, we visit with the school's archivists and revisit a Memorial Coliseum Magic Moment featuring the 1958 National Championship Team. Oral Histories Dept. Revisits Exploits Of Jockey Legend Arcaro(2009-06-04)As The Racing World Waits To See If Calvin Borel Will Become The First Jockey To Win The Triple Crown Aboard Different Horses, We Recall The Life And Times Of Superstar Jockey Eddie Arcaro. Doug Boyd With The Nunn Center For Oral History At UK Libraries Stops By And Plays Some Clips. Oral Histories Reflects On the Greatness Of Jockey Eddie Arcaro (2009-05-14) With a tremendous amount of press being dedicated to Calvin Borel and his decision to dump his derby-winning mount and ride Oaks winner Rachel Alexandra in the Preakness, we chat with Doug Boyd with the University of Kentucky's Louie B. Nunn Center For Oral History About the First Superstar Jockey In Thoroughbred Racing.
A Window To Derby's Past (2009-04-30) In this week's "Focus On UK" we talk with Doug Boyd from UK's Louie B. Nunn Center For Oral History and play clips from an interview with Kentucky Derby Winning owner W.T. Young. His horse Grindstone captured the roses back in 1996.
Mr. Wildcat In His Own Words (2008.04.02) In a special edition of "Focus On UK," Alan Lytle chats with Doug Boyd of the Louie B. Nunn Center For Oral History About A New Project Featuring UK Basketball Icon Bill Keightley, Who Passed Away This Week. (wuky)
Happy Chandler And Jackie Robinson Recalled (2008.10.09) Doug Boyd of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky on the role A.B. Happy Chandler played in helping break the "color barrier" in Major League Baseball. (wuky)
Kentucky WW2 Vet Recalls D-Day (2008.10.09) Hear a powerful, first-hand account of the Normandy Invasion by Kentuckian Jess Beets. Special thanks to Doug Boyd, with the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky. (wuky)
Kentucky Senator John Sherman Cooper Remembered (2008.10.09) Doug Boyd from the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History shares an interesting clip of former First Lady Jackie Kennedy and her friendship with the influential Senator. (wuky)
Remembering The Original "Veep" (2008.10.09) Hear Doug Boyd with the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky relate the little known tale of how the office of the vice president became "the veep". (wuky)
Negative Campaigns Nothing New in KY (2008.10.09) Doug Boyd with the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History and Tracy Campbell of the Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center recall one of the nastiest political races in Kentucky history. (wuky)
VP Picks in the Spotlight (2008.10.09) With audio courtesy of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky, hear how one influential Kentucky politician contemplated accepting an offer of becoming Harry Truman's running mate. (wuky)
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