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WEKU's weekly public affairs program discussing topics and concerns of Central and Eastern Kentucky, hosted by Tom Martin

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Mar 30, 2020
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Force majeure “non-performance” contract clauses eyed as coronavirus rattles supply chains |  200-year cement. Sound good? UK researchers are on it |  Standing up to heart disease in Eastern Kentucky | The rural "news desert" and the search for an oasis. | An online calendar for arts events off the beaten path.

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

Eastern Standard for March 26, 2020

Mar 26, 2020

Coronavirus impacts: musicians who make ends meet with jobs in the hospitality industry. And, a Lexington company that connects KY businesses with government contracts | Al Cross on news media vs social media | Brad Flowers on how to choose the right name for your company or organization

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

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Mar 23, 2020
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Coronavirus impacts: musicians who make ends meet with jobs in the hospitality industry. And, a Lexington company that connects KY businesses with government contracts to supply virus response | Al Cross on news media vs social media | Brad Flowers on how to choose the right name for your company or organization.


Eastern Standard for March 19, 2020

Mar 19, 2020

A 333% increase in alcohol-related deaths in Kentucky over the last two decades; dramatic increases nationally among women and the middle-aged. | Efforts are underway to reduce Kentucky's high rates of type 2 diabetes through lifestyle changes. | Our continuing series on the 19th Amendment: the major, society-shifting changes after establishing women's right to vote. | A Transylvania University student makes trading cards of influential women.

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

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Mar 16, 2020
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Deaths from excessive drinking have more than doubled in the past two decades, with sharp increases in the rates for women and the middle-aged. What that looks like in Kentucky | On the frontlines of the battle against type-2 Diabetes in Eastern Kentucky | 19th Amendment series: Woman Suffrage in the Midwest | Trading cards highlight influential women

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

Eastern Standard for March 12, 2020

Mar 12, 2020

On the March 12, 2020 edition of Eastern Standard: Does Kentucky's famous hospitality extend to its African Immigrant community? The Voices of African Immigrants in Kentucky | NEW Mental Health series: delivering care to the rural and remote | Ag Impacts of COVID-19, African Swine Fever, Trade Wars and Hemp | A history of LGBTQ life in Kentucky

Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu 

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Mar 9, 2020
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AG impacts: tariffs, COVID-19, swine virus, hemp. A conversation with Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles | NEW: We begin a series focusing on Mental Health Issues in Eastern Kentucky | The authors of "Voices of African Immigrants in Kentucky" on life as a transnational. | An interview with the author of a forthcoming book illuminating LGBTQ history of Kentucky

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

Eastern Standard for March 5, 2020

Mar 5, 2020

A view of a future of cross-border collaboration among the communities of Eastern Kentucky | Reclaiming forests destroyed by surface mining and mountain top removal | Appalachian thinkers and doers to gather in Lexington | Singling out that special teacher in our lives | Fashion show focuses on hemp fabrics | Is Kentucky art ready for professional critical review? This event aims to see it happen. 

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

Eastern Standard Preview - March 6

Mar 2, 2020
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Cross-border collaboration in Eastern Kentucky | Reclaiming forests destroyed by surface mining and mountain top removal | Appalachian thinkers and doers to gather in Lexington | Singling out that special teacher | Fashion show focuses on hemp | Is Kentucky art ready for professional critical review? This event aims to make it happen. 
 

Eastern Standard, Thursday at 11a, 7p and Sunday at 6p on WEKU.


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

Eastern Standard for February 27, 2020

Feb 27, 2020

Eastern Kentucky’s cancer rate is highest in the nation. Why? | Markey Cancer Center turns to young Appalachians to help battle the disease in their communities and homes. | What’s happening in chain pharmacies and the prescription mistakes that result | An examination of a fundamental virtue: Patience.

 

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

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Feb 24, 2020
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The essays of future frontline warriors in the battle against cancer in Eastern Kentucky | What a national health reporter discovered about cancer in E. Ky. | Chain pharmacists, performance metrics and rising prescription mistakes | The foundational virtue: patience

Tune into Eastern Standard Thursday at 11a, 7p and Sunday at 6p on 88.9 WEKU and weku.org.

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

Eastern Standard for February 20, 2020

Feb 20, 2020

Oscar-nominated, Emmy winning Appalachian documentary-maker Elaine McMillion Sheldon is coming to EKU | A summit on all things farm-to-table at UK | The latest in our series on the 19th amendment: what exactly was a U.S. citizen 150 years ago? | A pair of surveys gauge where women are on matters of workplace conditions, as well as what is expected of political leaders.

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

Eastern Standard Preview: February 20 Edition

Feb 17, 2020

On this weeks program:

Oscar-nominated, Emmy winning Appalachian documentary-maker Elaine McMillion Sheldon | A summit on all things farm-to-table at UK | The latest in our series on the 19th amendment: what exactly was a U.S. citizen in the 19th century? | A pair of surveys gauge where women are on workplace conditions and what is expected of political leaders. 

Listen to Eastern Standard Thursday at 11a, 7p and Sunday at 6p on WEKU.

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

Eastern Standard for February 13, 2020

Feb 13, 2020

You're the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the budget is tight and everybody wants a piece of you. This week's edition looks into some of the funding expectations and demands being heard by the 2020 session of the General Assembly as legislators work out a state budget for the next two fiscal years.


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

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Feb 10, 2020

This week's edition looks into some of the funding expectations and demands being heard by the 2020 session of the Kentucky General Assembly as legislators work out a state budget for the next two fiscal years.

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

Eastern Standard for February 6, 2020

Feb 6, 2020
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A very different perspective on coal mining and drug addiction | How to hire and keep second chance employees | Rising river levels, increasing accidents | Relieve your child's stress over homework | Our latest LexPhil conductor candidate interview 

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

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Feb 3, 2020
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On this week's Eastern Standard:

A very different view on connections between coal mining and drug addiction | A workshop for those hiring second chance employees | Rising rivers, increasing accidents | The psychology of student stress | LexPhil conductor candidate interview.

Tune in Thursday at 11a, 7p and Sunday at 6p.

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

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

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Jan 27, 2020
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On this week's Eastern Standard:

Antibiotic manufacturers are going bankrupt even as superbugs increase antibiotic resistance. We will talk with University of Louisville Clinical Pharmacist Dr. Bethany Wattles. 

Dani Rogers on the 2020 Census: what you need to know and how to be hired.

Dr. Courtney Kisat on birth control and the midwives of Depression era Appalachian Kentucky.

UK filmmaker Catharine Axley's PBS documentary about Alaskan dogsled champion George Attla. 

And singer-songwriter Jim Gleason discusses and plays a few bars from his new album.

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

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Jan 20, 2020
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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.

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

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Jan 13, 2020
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On this weeks program, conversations with Governor Andy Beshear as the first legislative session of his young administration gets underway, and Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton on issues ranging from drugs and crime to streets and grease. And, the first in a yearlong monthly series on the centennial of ratification of the 19th Amendment establishing the voting rights of women.

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

Eastern Standard - January 9, 2020

Jan 9, 2020

Drugs, incarceration and the Kentucky business community: Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Ashley Watts on de-felonizing drug possession. And, Kentucky Health News reporter Melissa Patrick on how newsrooms are changing the words used to report about drug addiction. Plus, the micro-credential, a tool for classroom teachers that is making a difference. And, Tom Eblen with the 2020 inductees into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame.

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

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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.

 

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

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 30, 2019

Entrepreneurship in Eastern Kentucky: these people are making it happen. With Robert Gipe, Geoff & Sky Marietta and Robin Mason. Also: cultivating the school principal's CEO chops. An interview with the Kentucky Chamber's Kelly Wolf and public school vice principal 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

Eastern Standard for December 26, 2019

Dec 26, 2019

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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