KET’s Kentucky Life spotlights Louisville Zoo, Kentucky postcards and Owensboro artist Rhonda McEnroe
For Release: 02/06/17 1:51 PM
KET’s next Kentucky Life spotlights conservation efforts at the Louisville Zoo, showcases an extensive collection of Kentucky postcards and profiles Owensboro artist Rhonda McEnroe. The program airs Saturday, Feb. 25 at 8/7 pm and Sunday, Feb. 26 at 4/3 pm on KET and Monday, Feb. 27 at 7/6 pm on KET2.
First, Kentucky Life host Doug Flynn interviews zookeeper Guy Graves, manager of the Louisville Zoo’s conservation center, about the zoo’s successful black-footed ferret recovery program. Since 1991, the Louisville Zoo’s program has helped the reestablishment of the black-footed ferret – long considered one of North America’s most endangered animals – into its native Great Plains habitat.
Then, the program travels to Berea College, where Flynn talks with Tim Glotzbach, director of the college’s Student Crafts Program.
Next, Kentucky Life explores the Ronald Morgan Postcard Collection, which was gifted by Morgan to the Kentucky Historical Society and is now housed at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort. This collection of more than 11,000 cards offers a unique glimpse into Kentucky’s past, including changing modes of fashion, transportation and daily life between the 1880s and the end of World War II. Louise Jones, director of research experience at the Kentucky Historical Society, shares insights about the collection, which is thought to be one of the largest collections of Kentucky postcards in existence.
Finally, the program travels to Owensboro, where artist Rhonda McEnroe is passionate about fostering her young students – ranging in age from seven to twenty-four – in order to help develop the talents of a new generation of artists. McEnroe organized a recent exhibit of her students’ work at Kentucky Wesleyan College in order to showcase their skills in depicting subjects ranging from family pets to wildlife, landscapes and more.
Kentucky Life is a KET production, produced by Brandon Wickey. Segment producers for this episode are Gary Pahler, Sean Anderson, Paul Smith and Matt Grimm.
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