Author Kevin Conley on this edition of Fresh Air. His book, STUD: Adventures in Breeding, about breeding racehorses is now out in paperback. STUD explores the process of creating champions, from the farms of Kentucky, where studs command a half million a pop, to the horse auctions, where the world's richest people compete for the top yearlings. Conley is an editor at The New Yorker. (Original Broadcast Date: March 25, 2002) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/030516/rt_whyy_030516_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you hoping to grow heirloom vegetables like Kentucky Wonder Beans, or Green Zebra Tomatoes and unusual varieties of flowers like beautiful sweet peas next season? These unique varieties are rarely available as already started plants so you'll have to grow your own from seed. Mike McGrath will walk you through the seven steps that insure seed starting success, with a special focus on providing the right amount of light for your young starts. [Broadcast Date: January 25, 2007] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike McGrath. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/gard/070125/rt_gard_070125_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Epidemiologist and one of the world's leading experts on Alzheimer's disease, David Snowdon, on this archive edition of Fresh Air. In 1986 Snowdon began what he calls the Nun Study, following a group of aging nuns to better understand why some of the sisters were able to age gracefully, retaining their mental faculties, and others were not. He studied 678 nuns who belonged to The School Sisters of Notre Dame. His study was published in The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. It's also the subject of Snowdon's book, Aging with Grace: What the Nun Study Teaches Us About Leading Longer, Healthier, and More Meaningful Lives. Snowdon is Professor of Neurology at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. (Original Broadcast Date: May 8, 2001) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/021119/rt_whyy_021119_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Lee's mild-mannered wife's temper and vocabulary both take a dive, but only when she listens to our show. Are Tom and Ray carriers of a new form of ABS - Aberrant Behavior Syndrome? Meanwhile, tempers are also flaring out in California, where Jim's truck is polluting his entire town; and down in Hendersonville, Kentucky, where Brian's merging strategy is incredibly efficient, and also incredibly rude. Also, on Stump the Chumps we find out if Sarah's kids really held a peeing contest in her car while she was away. And, can Bill in Alaska get his forklift running in time to get us our halibut? All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: September 19, 2015] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/150919/rt_cart_150919_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens and remembering dancer and actor Gregory Hines on this edition of Fresh Air. Gary Stevens has won three Kentucky Derbys, two Preakness Stakes and three Belmont Stakes. Now 40 years old, he's been riding professionally since he was sixteen years old. In 2000 he retired briefly because of chronic knee pain but then returned to racing. Stevens is the author of the autobiography, The Perfect Ride. He also has a part in the new film Seabiscuit as jockey George Woolf. Then, Gregory Hines died Saturday at the age of 57. He had cancer. He won a Tony Award as best actor in 1992 for his portrayal of Jelly Roll Morton. His film roles include Francis Ford Coppola's Cotton Club, White Nights in which he danced with Mikhail Baryshnikov and Tap (Broadcast Dates: August 11, 2003 and February 8, 1989) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/030811/rt_whyy_030811_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Lee's mild-mannered wife's temper and vocabulary both take a dive, but only when she listens to our show. Are Tom and Ray carriers of a new form of ABS—Aberrant Behavior Syndrome?Meanwhile, tempers are also flaring out in California, where Jim's truck is polluting his entire town; and down in Hendersonville, Kentucky, where Brian's merging strategy is incredibly efficient, and also incredibly rude.Also, on Stump the Chumps we find out if Sarah's kids really held a peeing contest in her car while she was away; and, can Bill in Alaska get his forklift running in time to get us our halibut?All this, plus the return of the Puzzler, and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: September 21, 2019] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/190090/rt_cart_190090_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
John Guare's new play A Free Man of Color is set in New Orleans on the eve of the Louisiana Purchase. In the play, a wealthy freed slave is the toast of the town, enjoying life to the fullest — until history turns against him. Guare captures this moment in an epic farce, telling Kurt, "The image to me is so ridiculous, crazy, ominous and curious that it had to be comic." Then, every year the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress selects 25 recordings to be preserved for all time. One song chosen this year is Loretta Lynn’s 1970 hit “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” which tells the story of growing up poor in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky. Lynn, Nashville veteran Harold Ray Bradley, and Jack White of The White Stripes explain what makes the song a classic. And, in 1960, a 6 year-old black girl walked through the doors of an all-white school in New Orleans. Ruby Bridges was greeted by stares, jeers, and threats of violence. 50 years later her display of courage fascinates child psychiatrist Robert Coles, who tells Bridges’ story in his new book Handing One Another Along. [Broadcast Date: December 4, 2010] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/101204/rt_stud_101204_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Miss USA 2006, the 55th Miss USA pageant, was held at the 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, Maryland on April 21, 2006. Fifty-one state titleholders competed for the title, which was won by Tara Conner of Kentucky. Conner was crowned by outgoing titleholder Chelsea Cooley of North Carolina. This was the second consecutive year that the pageant was held in Baltimore, although the venue changed from the Hippodrome Theater to the larger 1st Mariner Arena. Delegates arrived in the city on 2 April 2006, and were involved in three weeks of events, appearances and preliminary competitions before the final competition. This included a trip to New York City to attend a book launch for The Miss Universe Guide to Beauty and make media appearances on Regis and Kathy, The Early Show and Total Request Live. The pageant hosts were Nancy O'Dell (who had hosted the pageant in 2004 and 2005) and Drew Lachey. For the first time Queer Eye for the Straight Guy star Carson Kressley provided commentary. Special guest performers were the East Village Opera Company. The finals were broadcast by NBC, with 7.77 million viewers, the second-lowest viewership ever recorded.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Kimberly Forsyth is a beauty queen from Cabot, Arkansas who has competed in the Miss USA pageant. Forsyth won the Miss Arkansas USA title in a state pageant held in Conway, Arkansas in late 2005. It was her second attempt at the title, having placed second runner-up in the previous year's event. Forsyth represented Arkansas in the nationally televised Miss USA 2006 pageant broadcast live from Baltimore, Maryland in April 2006, but did not place. The pageant was won by Tara Conner of Kentucky. Forsyth was also one of twenty six Miss USA Delegates who appeared as suitcase models on a Miss USA special edition of Deal or No Deal in April 2006. Forsyth graduated from Cabot High School as an honor graduate in 1997 and went on to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University in 2001. More recently she attained a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2005. She has been inducted into Alpha Epsilon Lambda Graduate Honor Society.