Eastern Standard

Eastern Standard for January 30, 2020

Jan 30, 2020

As superbugs increase drug resistance, antibiotic companies are going bankrupt | The 2020 Census: What you need to know, how you can be hired to help | The birth control movement and midwives of Depression-era Appalachian Kentucky | A UK filmmaker's documentary airs on PBS | Lexington guitarist and singer/songwriter Jim Gleason

Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358

Eastern Standard - January 23, 2020

Jan 23, 2020

This week on Eastern Standard: the care and feeding of the Kentucky mind. Conversations with Eastern Kentucky University Interim President David McFaddin and University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto. And, making a "big bold ask" of a budget-strapped state legislature, Prichard Committee executive director, Brigitte Blom Ramsey.

Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358

Jan. 23 Eastern Standard Preview

Jan 20, 2020

On this week's program, the care and feeding of the Kentucky mind. Eastern Kentucky University Interim President David McFaddin and University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto.  And, Prichard Committee executive director, Brigitte Blom Ramsey makes a 'big bold ask' from a budget-strapped state legislature.

Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358

In this edition: conversations with Governor Andy Beshear, and Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton. And we begin a year-long monthly series based on the centennial of ratification of the 19th amendment establishing the right of American women to vote. This month's installment features EKU Associate Professors of History Carolyn Dupont and Jackie Jay.

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Jan 6, 2020

This Thursday on Eastern Standard: Drugs, incarceration and the Kentucky business community; Why Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Ashley Watts is making it a priority to de-felonize drug possession and focus on recovery; Kentucky Health News reporter Melissa Patrick on newsrooms changing the language used to report about drug addiction. Plus, the micro-credential, a tool for classroom teachers that is making a difference. Tom Eblen talks about who made the 2020 Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame.

 

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Eastern Standard for January 2, 2020

Jan 2, 2020

Listen to Robert Gipe, Sky & Geoff Marietta, and Robin Mason describe their entrepreneurial enterprises in Eastern Kentucky communities. Also: cultivating the school principal's CEO chops. An interview with the Kentucky Chamber's Kelly Wolf and Michael Price, an alumni of the Chamber's School Principal Leadership Institute.

Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358

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Dec 23, 2019

Holiday Special Edition

With narration by Tom Martin, the hour is filled with samplings of the voices among hundreds throughout the central Appalachian region interviewed and photographed by Malcolm Wilson. From Brittany Boggs of Cumberland, Kentucky to Buck Wade of Keystone, West Virginia, they tell the stories of life in the mountains as they live it and know it.

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Eastern Standard for December 19, 2019

Dec 19, 2019

Appalshop at 50: filmmaker Herb E. Smith, and Willa Johnson, director of the Appalachian Media Institute. Composer Rachel Grimes and filmmaker Catharine Axley on the multi-media folk opera "The Way Forth."  Historian Thomas Weyant on the influences of the cold war between the US and former Soviet Union on the modern American Christmas.

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Dec 16, 2019

Appalshop at 50: Filmmaker Herb E. Smith, and Willa Johnson, director of the Appalachian Media Institute. Composer, pianist and arranger Rachel Grimes and filmmaker Catharine Axley on the multi-media folk opera The Way Forth. And, historian Thomas Weyant talks about his research into the influences of the Cold War between the US and former Soviet Union on the modern American Christmas.

Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358

Eastern Standard for December 12, 2019

Dec 12, 2019

An in-depth interview with Dr. Shanna Babalonis on the latest UK research into medical and recreational marijuana, as well as the barriers to researching the efficacy and safety of CBD.  An analysis of samples of local honey revealing contamination by heavy metals and pesticides.  And, Elizabeth Engelhardt, co-author of "The Food We Eat, The Stories We Tell” with contributor and folklorist Emily Hilliard. 

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Eastern Standard Preview

Dec 9, 2019

An in-depth interview with Dr. Shana Babalonis on the latest University of Kentucky research into medical and recreational marijuana, as well as the barriers to researching the efficacy and safety of CBD. Hear about the results of an analysis of samples of local honey revealing contamination by heavy metals and pesticides. And, an author interview: Elizabeth Englehardt, "The Food We Eat, The Stories We Tell” with folklorist Emily Hilliard, contribnutor of a chapter about the cuisine of the Swiss settlement, Helvetia, West Virginia. 

Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358

Eastern Standard for December 5, 2019

Dec 5, 2019

A full 40 percent of the student body at Eastern Kentucky University is comprised of first generation students. WEKU reporters Stu Johnson, Samantha Morrill and Wendy Barnett join Tom Martin in exploring the challenges: from the concerns of families and the experience of being a stranger in a strange place, to arriving on campus from a foster care setting, or as a young parent. And, moving the four year degree to within reach of Appalachian youth. Plus, a fast track to a GED.

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Eastern Standard for November 7, 2019

Nov 7, 2019

The latest on the Martin County drinking water crisis. Exploring why school hours and work hours are so out of sync. And, CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta on his book, "Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America."

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Nov 4, 2019

An update on the Martin County water crisis with Mary Cromer, Appalachian Citizens Law Center, and Nina McCoy, chairperson, Concerned Citizens of Martin County. We explore the costly and exhausting disconnect between work hours and school hours with EKU Professors Beth Polin and Richard  Day. And, former Herald-Leader columnist Tom Eblen interviews CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta about his book, The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America.

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Today's Interview: Think Host Krys Boyd

Oct 28, 2019
Think

Fans of Think, heard weekdays at 2:00 p.m. EST on WEKU-FM, got a rare treat last Friday when the Dallas-based program came to Lexington to broadcast live from the studios of Dynamix Productions. Eastern Standard Host Tom Martin talked to host Krys Boyd in this interview.


Eastern Standard Preview

Oct 14, 2019

Combining on-the-job training for people in recovery with a demand for quality affordable housing in Eastern Kentucky. Interview with LexPhil Music Director & Conductor candidate Akiko Fujimoto. Is outdoor tourism a viable future for a transitioning Eastern Kentucky economy? We ask Gerry James, founder of Explore Kentucky. And, Chris Begley on the psychology of survival in the wild.

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Eastern Standard for Oct. 3, 2019

Oct 3, 2019

With coal revenues and jobs in decline, is there a "Plan B" for the coalfield communities of eastern Kentucky? In this edition: Taking cues from an MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program; A state program that helps budding entrepreneurs connect with investors and the market; A new tool to measure rural innovation; The B Corp, a business with a conscience and a workshop series for would-be entrepreneurs.

Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at  (859)622-9358

Eastern Standard Preview

Sep 23, 2019

A preview of a special pledge week edition of WEKU's weekly current affairs program, Eastern Standard hosted by Tom Martin. On this week's program:  How Lexington is fighting opioid addiction - The new state Schools Security Marshal - One local company's commitment to UN Sustainable Development Goals.  Eastern Standard airs Thursday at 11am/7pm and Sunday at 6pm. Available on demand on the WEKU app.

Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358

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WEKU remembers NPR Commentator Cokie Roberts.  She has died from complications from Breast Cancer.  Roberts was 75.

Roberts visited Lexington in 2017 as part of a live Eastern Standard broadcast.  You can listen to the full program.

Eastern Standard for September 12, 2019

Sep 12, 2019

EKU President Michael Benson on his new book about the origins of the modern research university. Council for Postsecondary Education President Aaron Thompson on the findings of his statewide listening tours. Prichard Committee Executive Director Brigitte Blom Ramsey on the results of a statewide survey on education in Kentucky.

 

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Eastern Standard Preview

Sep 2, 2019

A tool to help you determine the career that's best for you. Another above-average ranking for Kentucky: senior food insecurity. A program that takes area schoolkids behind the scenes of touring Broadway productions. Campfire tips for that next trek in the great outdoors.

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Eastern Standard Preview

Aug 26, 2019

The hemp industry moves to self-regulation. Medical Marijuana is up for discussion in Kentucky. Suicide prevention is focus of events at EKU. Tree Week returns to Lexington. Details of the Origins Jazz Series season opener.

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Eastern Standard for August 8, 2019

Aug 8, 2019

A critical shortage of carpenters, plumbers, electricians, and other talents in the skilled trades. AppHarvest begins construction of a 60-acre greenhouse near Morehead. Historian Richard Bailey on the works of Kentucky writer Wendell Berry. Will the arrival of a vintage steam locomotive bring prosperity to Ravenna? Scuba diving safety with Great Outdoors guru Chris Begley.

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Eastern Standard Preview

Aug 5, 2019

The Building Institute of Central Kentucky responds to a severe shortage of skilled trades talent. The most in-demand skill? Showing up. An update on the 60-acre, high-tech AppHarvest greenhouse project in Rowan County. A study of the works of Kentucky novelist and poet Wendell Berry.  Vintage steam locomotive 2716 arrives in Ravenna. Our “Great Outdoors” series focuses on scuba diving.

 

 

 

 

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Eastern Standard for August 1, 2019

Aug 1, 2019

A pushback against claims that rural America is a lost cause. University of N.C. Research Fellow Brian Dabson begs to differ. Daily Yonder editor Tim Marema on how a Tennessee county is becoming a model for rural renewal. And, a conversation with Lexington-based web-marketing guru Scott Clark on some of Google's life altering - and life-like - digital tools.

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Eastern Standard Preview

Jul 29, 2019

Pushback against claims that rural America is a lost cause. A conversation with Brian Dabson, research fellow at the University of North Carolina School of Government. Learn from Daily Yonder editor Tim Marema how a Tennessee county is becoming a model for rural renewal. And, Lexington web business consultant Scott Clark joins us for a peek into the Google digital toolbox.

Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358

Eastern Standard for July 25, 2019

Jul 25, 2019

As Eastern Kentucky considers its future, what can be learned from the past? What’s happening in the present that could serve as a model for entrepreneurs? Opioids and an overwhelmed foster care system. The Mayo Clinic alternative to opioids. And some pointers if whitewater rafting is on your agenda.


Eastern Standard for July 18, 2019

Jul 18, 2019

A Richmond Police Detective reflects on the dark side of his job. A visit with members of What's Next EKY, a grass roots organization looking to reshape the region's future. And, the booming economy hasn't helped everybody. Habitat for Humanity has a nationwide campaign to make housing affordable. Learn what's being done here in Kentucky.


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Jun 24, 2019

On this edition of Eastern Standard: How’re we doing here in Kentucky when it comes to raising kids? A report card from the Annie E. Casey Foundation looks at the issue; A recent report from the United Nation detailing mass species extinctions is viewed through a Kentucky lens; What’s in store for the Lexington Theatre Company’s 5th summer season?; Major exhibitions and a poignant event at the Speed Museum. 

 

 

 

Eastern Standard Preview

Jun 17, 2019

On the next edition of Eastern Standard: New York Times columnist Paul Krugman draws a "beg to differ" response from rural America. An update on the Kentucky "Promise Zone,” now in its 5th year.

Renewable energy is winning over some Kentuckians.

The latest in our series, "Humans of Central Appalachia": Ronnie Walker of Harlan, Kentucky.

Listen on Thursday at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday at 6 p.m. and on-demand your WEKU mobile app and esweku.com

  

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