Eastern Standard dives into the dismal nursing home picture in Kentucky. Host Tom Martin speaks with John Cheves, Lexington Herald-Leader investigative reporter, who has spent the summer crisscrossing the state to gather information about Kentucky's nursing home situation. Cheves also shares his insights on the state of investigative reporting.
Craig Hella Johnson was so deeply affected by news of the brutal murder of Matthew Shepard, he composed a choral-drama in memory of the young gay Wyoming man who was beaten, tied to a fence and left to die. The production is now touring the country and is coming to Transylvania University in October. Johnson is guest for the second segment.
WEKU's Cheri Lawson has a report on UK research into domestic violence and what one area group is doing to help its victims.
A group in Richmond, Kentucky provides free music lessons taught by PhDs.
Tree Week is coming and Host Tom Martin has details. He also discusses an approach to conversation in which nobody is right or wrong.