Kentucky 11

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 45

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 24/07/1967

PLACE OF BIRTH: Flemingsburg, Kentucky

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: African-American

OCCUPATION: social worker

EDUCATION: bachelor’s degree, with some work on master’s degree

AREA(S) OF RESIDENCE OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVE REGION FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS:

Subject has lived in many places in Kentucky but did not mention ever residing outside the state.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Kristi Papailler

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 12/08/2012

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ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

I was born in Flemingsburg, Kentucky; raised in a small town in Kentucky called Nepton.  I graduated from Fleming County High School in 1985;  graduated from Morehead State University with a BA in social work in 1990 and also took classes at the University of Kentucky towards a master’s in social work.  Currently I work for the state of Kentucky as a social-service clinician II.  I recruit foster and adoptive parents for the state of Kentucky and train them and also do monthly home visits with foster and adoptive parents.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Kristi Papailler

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 12/08/2012

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