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The Wisdom Project is an oral history podcast featuring stories drawn from interviews and projects from the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the University of Kentucky Libraries.  

Nov 7, 2016

On November 7, 1996, the Heaven Hill Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky experienced one of the most devastating distillery fires of all time. Marking the 20th anniversary of the fire, this episode looks back from multiple perspectives. Full interviews are searchable online: 

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Oct 27, 2016

Episode #006 of the Wisdom Project tells a story of archival discovery, linking Marshall Webb, a World War II veteran from Campbellsville, Kentucky, to the small town of Tremensuoli, Italy. This episode begins season 2 of the Wisdom Project podcast.

The oral history interviews featured in this episode are available...

Apr 8, 2016

Episode #005 features an oral history interview with Effa Manley, the first African American woman to own a professional baseball team. She co-owned the Newark Eagles (Negro League) with her husband Abe Manley. In this episode Effa Manley looks back at the impact of Jackie Robinson and the integration of Major...

Jan 18, 2016

Episode #004 utilizes two oral history interviews conducted by poet/author Robert Penn Warren in 1964 with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.

To listen to Robert Penn Warren's collection of oral history interviews with Civil Rights leaders, including the interviews used in this episode, go to...