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Kentucky Muse: Seasons 2016 – 2014

2016 Season

Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame Ceremony 2016

The 2016 induction ceremony honors Bobbie Ann Mason, James Lane Allen, Harlan Hubbard, Alice Hegan Rice, and Jean Ritchie.

Merle Travis: Guitar Man

This program traces the career of Merle Travis, the Kentucky guitarist and songwriter best known for his songs “Sixteen Tons” and “Dark as a Dungeon” and his unique finger-picking style.

2015 Season

Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame Ceremony 2015

The 2015 induction ceremony features comments by Wendell Berry and readings of works by other inductees.

Kentucky Chautauqua

History comes alive with the Kentucky Humanities Council’s Chautauqua program.

2014 Season

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Celebrating its 50th year, the renowned repertory theater has become a local institution with a national reputation. With an emphasis on new American plays and a strong apprenticeship program, run for years by Jon Jory, the theater has launched numerous careers.

Dale Daniel Leys: Drawing Life

This profile of artist Dale Daniel Leys explores his inspiration from nature and science, his work as a professor at Murray State University, and the diverse works he has created over a career spanning more than 40 years.


A performance and interview with Appalatin, a Kentucky-based musical group whose music fuses Latin and Appalachian styles, creating an upbeat and eclectic sound.

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