LexTalk History LexTalk History is a monthly podcast with WUKY's Alan Lytle & Lexington History Museum Executive Director Dr. Amanda Higgins. Episodes cover Lexington's past, present and future.
LexTalk History

LexTalk History

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LexTalk History is a monthly podcast with WUKY's Alan Lytle & Lexington History Museum Executive Director Dr. Amanda Higgins. Episodes cover Lexington's past, present and future.

Most Recent Episodes

Lex talk about our LGBTQ history

To kick off Pride Month WUKY's Alan Lytle and Lexington History Museum Executive Director Mandy Higgins welcome Jonathan Coleman and Josh Porter of the Faulkner Morgan Archive which is celebrating its 10th year as THE repository for Kentucky's lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer history. We also discuss the 25th anniversary of Lexington's successful passage of a Fairness Ordinance, and finish up with a preview of this year's Pride Festival in Lexington.

Hey Lexington, C'mon Get HAAPI this month

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and we're shining the spotlight on a series of events in Lexington. HAAPI - Heritage of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders festival kicks off Friday night May 3rd from 6 to 9 pm at Moondance Amphitheatre at Midnight Pass. Lexington Vice Mayor Dan Wu and Ellen Sam, one of the first Asians to serve in the Lexington Police Department, share their stories with history museum executive director Dr. Amanda Higgins and WUKY's Alan Lytle. They also talk about the rich and significant history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Lexington.

LexTalk Keeneland history with 'Heart of the Turf' traveling exhibit plus a sneak peek at ...

WUKY's Alan Lytle and LHM executive director Dr. Amanda Higgins welcome Keeneland Library Director Roda Ferraro for a special behind the scenes look at the development of The Heart of the Turf exhibit, its importance to Lexington history, and the many influential Black horsemen and women who made Lexington the center of the horse world. The exhibit is on display through Derby Day at the Lexington History Museum. Roda will also give an in-person talk on 'The Heart of The Turf' on Sunday April 14th at 2 p.m. at the museum. Roda also highlights the library's newest exhibit - A Rite of Spring: the 100th Running of the Blue Grass Stakes, now open to the public! Featuring photographs that capture race highlights over the decades, displayed alongside notable memorabilia from the time-honored race.

LexTalk Keeneland history with 'Heart of the Turf' traveling exhibit plus a sneak peek at ...

OK, Lexington, what do you know about your history?

In the run-up to Lexington's 250th birthday WUKY is teaming up with the Lexington History Museum to talk about how we as a city and community got here, examine where we've been and look at where we could be going. WUKY News Director (and LHM board trustee) Alan Lytle and LHM Executive Director Dr. Amanda Higgins talk about the birth and re-birth of the Lexington History Museum and salute some women sports heroes; apropos of Friday March 8th being International Women's Day.