Shaping Appalachia is a public affairs radio program discussing current issues facing eastern Kentucky and the Appalachian region. Host: Dr. Wayne D. Andrews, President, Morehead State University Moderator: Jason Blanton Guests: Dr. Jason Bentley, Tim Rhodes, Adam Abbott Topic: Opening of MSU (Fall 2016)
August 25, 2016 — Bret Harte, the first American writer from the West Coast to gain an international reputation, was instrumental in introducing frontier literature to eastern audiences. (encyclopedia.com)
August 24, 2016 — The Gutenberg Bible is the first great book printed in Western Europe from movable metal type. It is therefore a monument that marks a turning point in the art of bookmaking and consequently in the transition from the Middle Ages to the modern world. Gutenberg's invention of the mechanical printing press made it possible for the accumulated knowledge of the human race to become the common property of every person who knew how to read—an immense forward step in the emancipation of the human mind. (loc.gov)
August 22, 2016 — Dorothy Parker's biting wit made her a legend, but it also masked her lonely struggle with depression. A member of the Algonquin Round Table group of writers, she wrote criticism for Vogue, Vanity Fair, and later the New Yorker. During the 1930s Parker moved to Hollywood, where she worked on such films as A Star Is Born, for which she won an Academy Award. (poetryfoundation.org)
August 19, 2016 — Samuel Richardson was an 18th-century English writer and printer. He is best known for his three epistolary novels: Pamela: Or, Virtue Rewarded, Clarissa: Or the History of a Young Lady and The History of Sir Charles Grandison.
August 18, 2016 — Born on August 18, 1920, in St. Louis, Missouri, Shelley Winters entered the film world in the 1940s, later landing prominent roles in A Place in the Sunand The Night of the Hunter. She won best supporting acctress Oscars forThe Diary of Anne Frank and A Patch of Blue, with later roles in many other projects like Alfie, The Poseidon Adventure and The Tenant. (biography.com)