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0:43 - Perkin's first meeting of Dr. Martin

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Partial Transcript: When did you first Bob Martin?

Segment Synopsis: Congressman Perkins discusses early impressions of Dr. Martin as outstanding, and was confident during his tenure as superintendent.

Keywords: Outstanding; politics; superintendent

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2:18 - Role of politics in Kentucky education

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Partial Transcript: Are politics and education in Kentucky related to each other?

Segment Synopsis: Congressman Perkins briefly talks about the role politics play in education in Kentucky, and how Dr. Martin was able to maneuver between the two to get results.

Keywords: accomplish; legislature

Subjects: Carl D. Perkins Dr. Robert Martin

2:57 - Minimum Foundation Program

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Partial Transcript: Do you remember anything about the development of the Minimum Foundation program in Kentucky?

Segment Synopsis: Congressman Perkins recalls the role Dr. Martin played in the creation of the Minimum Foundation program and briefly mentions his relationship with Wendell Butler.

Keywords: cornerstone; program

Subjects: Wendell Butler

3:32 - Dr. Martin's political career

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Partial Transcript: How important was Earle Clements in the career of Dr. Martin?

Segment Synopsis: Congressman Perkins discusses Dr. Martin's political career before his appointment to Eastern, where he shares Dr. Martin's relationship with key Kentucky figures and the controversy of his role in managing Bert Combs gubernatorial campaign.

Keywords: admiration; admire; builders; campaign manager; criticism; governor

Subjects: Bert Combs Earle Clements

5:54 - "School vote"

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Partial Transcript: I've heard several people refer to the so-called "school vote" or the school people of Kentucky, is that a very important political base?

Segment Synopsis: Congressman Perkins discusses the effectiveness of the "school vote" and the influence Governor Combs and Dr. Martin had on developing education across Kentucky.

Keywords: commissioner of finance; education; election; political base

Subjects: Bert Combs Pike County, KY

7:15 - Dr. Martin as president of Eastern

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Partial Transcript: What was your reaction when Martin became president of Eastern?

Segment Synopsis: Congressman Perkins praises the decision to appoint Dr. Martin and explains why he believes Dr. Martin was best fit for that role.

Keywords: judgement; leader; leadership; selection

Subjects: Board of Regents

8:50 - Mr. Perkins and Dr. Martin's relationship

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Partial Transcript: You've been a member of the House Education and Labor committee and are now chairman of that committee, what connection have you had with Dr. Martin in this responsibility?

Segment Synopsis: Congressman Perkins describes Dr. Martin's national role in expanding education. He details specific legislation passed during his term and the key position Dr. Martin was in to help facilitate support for the growth of higher education.

Keywords: growth; higher education; innovation; leadership; relationship

Subjects: Higher Education Act National Defense Education Act U.S House of Representatives Vocational Education Act

14:29 - EKU's contribution

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Partial Transcript: What is Eastern Kentucky University contributed to Eastern Kentucky, the region?

Segment Synopsis: Congressman Perkins discusses the contribution of Eastern Kentucky University in developing the Eastern region of Kentucky and it's historic role in educating the region.

Keywords: poverty; salaries; teachers

Subjects: Eastern State Teachers College Richmond, KY University of Kentucky

15:50 - Eastern's vocational schools

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Partial Transcript: Eastern Kentucky University has often been credited for vocational oriented programs for its law enforcement school and allied health school, do you have any comments about that?

Segment Synopsis: Congressman Perkins explains the importance of Eastern's vocational programs and his personal role in acquiring funds and supporting programs such as Student Assistance program.

Keywords: academics; committees; funding; trades and crafts

Subjects: Demonstration program

19:48 - Dr. Martin's leadership

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Partial Transcript: Is Martin's reputation for strong fiscal management warranted?

Segment Synopsis: Congressman Perkins shares his personal praise for Dr. Martin's administration of Eastern, and details his working relationship with Dr. Martin.

Keywords: admistration; governor; higher education; leadership; president of the United States

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23:09 - Dr. Martin's political relationships

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Partial Transcript: How would you describe Martin's relationship with other Kentucky political leaders, governors, for example?

Segment Synopsis: Mr. Perkins comments on Dr. Martin's relationship with political figures in Kentucky and his safeguarding of Eastern's funding.

Keywords: leadership; working relationship

Subjects: Governors of Kentucky Kentucky General Assembly

24:26 - Dr. Martin compared to other college presidents

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Partial Transcript: How would you compare Martin with other college presidents?

Segment Synopsis: Congressman Perkins compares Dr. Martin with other notable university presidents, and shares some personal stories and impressions of Eastern.

Keywords: president

Subjects: Adron Doran Morehead State University

29:11 - Dr. Martin's political life after Eastern

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Partial Transcript: How would you describe Dr. Martin's political philosophy?

Segment Synopsis: Congressman Perkins discusses Dr. Martin's political philosophy, and comments on Dr. Martin's potential run for Kentucky state senate.

Keywords: campaign; moderate; progress; state senate

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