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Studio 619 for September 7, 2008

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Special Interests in the U.S. Senate Race in Kentucky From PACS to 501(c)s to 527s, special interest groups are making a mark in Kentucky’s latest U.S. Senate Race. WFPL’s Gabe Bullard has more on how these groups are helping, or hurting, Bruce Lunsford and Mitch McConnell.

Kentucky History CenterArtifacts of Kentucky’s rich history formerly housed in musty, damp warehouses are now safely preserved and displayed at the Kentucky History Center in Frankfort. Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh toured the facility named for the determined historian whose lifework made it possible.

Peter PostPeter Post makes his living writing about good manners. Post, the great-grandson of etiquette writer Emily Post, is the author of the bestsellers Essential Manners for Men and Essential Manners for Couples. He's also co-written books on business and wedding etiquette. Post takes us to the golf course for his latest effort, called Playing Through: A Guide to the Unwritten Rules of Golf.He spoke to us from his home in Vermont.

Snake Handling A form of Christianity practiced in Appalachia involves handling snakes has been around for more than a century. That practice is in conflict with Kentucky law. Elizabeth Kramer reports.Kathleen FlinnMany of us have a "dream job" or "dream career" but see it as too far fetched to actually give it a try. Well, author Kathleen Flinn took the leap after she was fired from her job upon returning from vacation. Stunned and unsure what to do, she applied to Le Cordon Bleu, the renowned Paris cooking school, despite the fact she spoke little French. Flinn tells her story in her first book, The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry. Join WFPL’s Robin Fisher as she talks with Flinn about cooking, love and following your dreams.

Kentucky Show!After an eight year absence, the multi-media production KentuckyShow! has been retooled. The presentation that highlights Kentucky's places and people was updated by Donna Lawrence Productions. It will premiere at two charity events on Friday and open to the public the following day. It will be shown at a new theatre in the Kentucky Center. Rick Howlett spoke with Kentucky Center Vice-president for Development Tim King about the new KentuckyShow!

Kentucky Poet LaureateKentucky has a rich literary history that continues today. Some of the people contributing to that history are Kentucky Poet Laureates.

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