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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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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.

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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 13, 2020

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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. 

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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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Dec 2, 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.

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

Eastern Standard for November 21, 2019

Nov 21, 2019

Rescuing benefits and services mistakenly denied veterans. Needle sharing has made the once rare heart infection endocarditis a frequent diagnosis among the addicted. A visit with recovering addicts who have found a new path in life at an E. Kentucky stringed instrument factory. A discussion about end-of-life care. And, Lexington actor Kevin Hardesty on his lead role in a movie filmed in Central Kentucky.

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Nov 18, 2019

Rescuing benefits and services mistakenly denied veterans. Needle sharing has made the once rare heart infection endocarditis a frequent diagnosis among the addicted. People in recovery who have found a new path in life at a Hundman stringed instrument factory. A discussion about palliative care. And, Lexington actor Kevin Hardesty on his lead role in a movie filmed in Central Kentucky.

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

Eastern Standard's Tom Martin is interviewing each of the six finalist candidates for conductor and music director of the Lexington Philharmonic. Thomas Heuser of Idaho Falls and Akiko Fujimoto of Minneapolis have auditioned. Next week LexPhil hosts Kelly Corcoran of Nashville. 

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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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Oct 31, 2019

Despite claims to the contrary, per-pupil K-12 education funding in Kentucky is approaching a low not seen since before the legislature enacted the Kentucky Education Reform Act in 1990. Learn about the experiences of refugees who resettle in Lexington. Hear about an anthropologist’s unusual approach to documenting  eastern Kentucky history. And, 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley on his memoir and why journalism and truth matter.

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Oct 28, 2019

Despite claims to the contrary, K-12 education funding in Kentucky has declined to levels that existed prior to enactment of the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA). The experiences of refugees who resettle in Lexington. An archeologist’s unusual approach to documenting Eastern Kentucky history. 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley on his memoir and why journalism and truth matter.

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Eastern Standard - Aug. 24, 2019

Oct 24, 2019

The extent of child abuse and neglect happening in our backyard is, as our guest puts it, "shocking." We talk with CASA's Melynda Jamison. Why the 2020 Census matters to your children? Patricia Tennen of Ky Youth Advocates and Lawrence County teacher David Prince are also our guests. And, a chat with Jessie Hunt, one of four Kentuckians selected as a Fellow for the first class of the Appalachian Leadership Institute.

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Oct 21, 2019

The extent of child abuse and neglect happening in our backyard is, as our guest puts it, "shocking." We talk with CASA's Melynda Jamison. Why the 2020 Census matters to your children? Patricia Tennen of KY Youth Advocates and Lawrence County teacher David Prince are our guests. And, a chat with Jessie Hunt, one of four Kentuckians selected as a Fellow for the first class of the Appalachian Leadership Institute.

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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 October 10, 2019

Oct 10, 2019

What's puzzling HR managers these days? What are hiring managers really saying when they tell you that you're "overqualified" for the job? And, what are the traits and personality of a true leader in today's world? Listen to this week's Eastern Standard for answers to those questions and more. 

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Oct 7, 2019

A focus on work life: What's keeping HR managers up nights? What does it mean when you're told you're "overqualified?" And, what are the traits of a true leader? 

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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.

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Sep 30, 2019

What is "Plan B" for the economies of the coalfield communities of Eastern Kentucky? Insights and information from Alison Davis, UK Professor of Agricultural Economics; Brian Mefford, head of the state's efforts to bring innovative ideas to the marketplace; Brian Whitacre, Professor of Agricultural Economics at Oklahoma State University on development of a tool to measure rural innovation; Scott Koloms of CanopyKY on the global "good business movement." Bobby Clark of Sustainable Business Ventures on workshops for would-be rural entrepreneurs.

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Eastern Standard for September 26-29, 2019

Sep 26, 2019

How a local company is working to meet global sustainability goals. Efforts by Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton to get at the root causes of opioid and other addictions in her city. And, a conversation with Ben Wilcox, Kentucky's first State Schools Security Marshal. 

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