Podcast Episodes

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The digital archives at the Berea College Hutchins Library holds a treasure trove of Berea’s history. Listen to this special interview with Mayor Clinton C. Hensley recorded by Joyce Hannan. I would rather listen to 10,000 of these interviews than the political back and forth that is taking place today.

Click the green play button above to hear this wonderful episode.

Links:

Here is where you can listen to part two of this interview:

https://berea.access.preservica.com/file/sdb%3AdigitalFile%7C2b3e5e6e-189c-486c-9fb1-8922a2852779/

Here are the recordings of the awesomeness that is the rest of the

“Joyce Hannan Berea Community Oral History Collection”:

https://berea.libraryhost.com/index.php?p=collections/findingaid&id=575&q=oral+history

Here is a list of Berea’s Mayors:

https://libraryguides.berea.edu/mayorsofberea

Please ‘Like’ The Berea Podcast on facebook, here is a link:

https://www.facebook.com/thebereapodcast/

 

Berea’s Gallery 123: What’s Happening Now?

 

Image courtesy of Lex18.com

Berea’s Gallery 123 Arts Accelerator Program suffered a fire on April 30, 2018, but first responders, friends, and the community-at-large have offered support in traditional and unexpected ways! Listen to this episode to hear the gratitude, optimism and wisdom of the Gallery’s new Program Director, Jeffrey Carpenter as he recaps the past week and shares plans for the future!

Here is a video taken by Keith Taylor and shared on Twitter:


Here is a picture I took on the night of the fire.

Firefighter sprays left side of building.

Here is the news report from WLEX 18.

LINKS:

Gallery 123 on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/artacceleratorprogram/

Gallery 123’s webpage:

https://www.visitberea.com/gallery-123/

Make sure to click the green play button above to hear the episode.

More links will be added as they are shared with us, check back here often!

Featuring John Harmon

Click the image to go to Harmon House Studios website

The music of Berea’s own John Harmon is featured on this week’s Berea Podcast. Listen to this week’s episode and enjoy a selection of his music. Go to www.thebereapodcast.com/johnharmon for more! If you are a musical artist and would like to be featured on the show email troy@thebereapodcast.com.

Want to know more about John and his music? Here are a few links to help you out:

To hear the podcast episode just click the green play button above.

John D. Harmon’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/john.d.harmon

John’s Music / Art / Broomcraft studio webpage: http://www.harmonhousestudios.com

Here is the video for ‘Into the Mountians’:

If you are a musical artist and would like to be featured on the show email troy@thebereapodcast.com.

The Pros Of Living In A College Town 2

In case you don’t know where Berea is…

Healthy Food and Fun Festivals and Good Music and Gaming Conventions all made the list for this episode. We share our love to Berea College Dining Services. Someone called in and shared their enjoyment of the Dandelion Festival. We are treated to a mini-concert of the Low Key Quartet. And lastly share how you can be part of an upcoming Tabletop Gaming Convention to be held here in Berea, Kentucky!!! Listen to the episode for the full details. Below are links to guide you to everything we shared in this episode! Thanks for listening!

Consider Berea College Dining Services, here is a link to help you make up your mind…

Here is the link to the Office of Sustainability’s page on Facebook

Here is a link to the composer that the Low Key Quartet mentioned. Here are some pictures of the fine musicians you heard!

Roger Jones
Alice Hooker
Charlie Hoffman

Lastly, here is a link to APPALCON 2018!

Do contribute to future shows, let us know what you like about Spring in Berea!

Click on the green arrow above to hear the full episode!

Purple Martins Have Arrived In Berea!

Berea resident and Purple Martin landlord, Melody Richmond, join Troy and Della to share the good news that Purple Martins have made it back to Berea for Spring 2018!

Here are some pictures of Melody’s Purple Martin Birdhouse and Gourds!

Melody is so proud of this picture!
Purple Martin Birdhouse and Gourds.
You can just hear the dawn calls…

Here is a brief video of baby Purple Martins in the nest…

Here is a brief video of Purple Martins fluttering around their birdhouse and gourds…

Melody shared her contact information on the show (just click on the green arrow at the top of the page to listen). Feel free to reach out to us over at www.facebook.com/thebereapodcast  if you would like us to connect you with Melody!

Featuring Rainbow Star

Rainbow Star is a local musician often sharing songs based here in Berea. Her talent and heritage is why we are featuring her this week on The Berea Podcast. The songs featured in this episode were recorded in her kitchen. You may know the fiddle playing or the voice on the song, ‘Berea’ – that is Sam Gleaves (you can find his work at www.samgleaves.com)

Go here to see Rainbow Star’s playlist on Youtube!

If you go there she talks about her upcoming album titled, ‘Music From The Rainbow Sparkle Palace: Volume I’

After recording, Rainbow Star contacted me and clarified that Ophiuchus is pronounced “o-FEW-kuss” rather than whatever I said in the episode – Thanks for the clarification!

Everything Rainbow Star can be found at www.rainbowstarmusic.com