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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.  

Sep 10, 2021

In honor of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, this episode features a powerful oral history interview conducted on September 11, 2002, with flight attendant Janet Foushee. Foushee recalls her memories of working on a flight that day.

Produced by Doug Boyd; Music by Doug Boyd

Feb 1, 2018

This episode explores the personal story of civil rights activist Charles Neblett who was a member of the Freedom Singers.  Neblett was interviewed for the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame Oral History Project, a partnership between the Nunn Center, UK Libraries, the University of Kentucky's Office of Community...

Jan 16, 2018

This episode explores the story of moonshine in Wayne County, Kentucky. Interviews are part of the Moonshiners and Revenuers Oral History Project at the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries and were conducted by Betty Boles Ellison and Russell Stockton between 1986-1988.


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...