Interview

The Henry Clay Memorial Foundation

The Henry Clay Estate in Lexington is expanding its offerings by adding an African American History Tour. Slavery was a big issue during Clay's time as a statesman and lawyer. Organizers said Clay bought at least 60 slaves in his life and likely owned more.


The Man Behind Red Barn Radio: Ed Commons

Jul 31, 2019
Wendy Barnett / WEKU-FM

Red Barn Radio kicks off Season 18 this fall with a variety of musicians from Kentucky. In this interview, Executive Producer Ed Commons tells us what's in store for the new season. He also shares the history of Red Barn Radio: how it began and his passion for music in Kentucky. 


A Doll's House Part 2: On the Verge Theater

Jul 2, 2019
On The Verge Theater

Actress Rachel Lee Rogers and Actor Kevin Hardesty visited WEKU's studio to talk about the follow up to A Doll's House Part 1. They share what makes this play relevant today and give us a sneak peak at an intense scene. 

To contact Wendy Barnett: wendy.barnett@eku.edu.

Amanda Cain / EKU

Eastern Kentucky University's President Michael Benson was selected on May 31 to represent the Ohio Valley Conference on the NCAA Division I Presidential Forum. President Benson tells WEKU about the role of the forum, issues the forum will address, and why a good education will always be important. 

To contact Wendy Barnett: wendy.barnett@eku.edu.

Ayna Lorenzo / Mothwing Photography

On the Move Art Studio is a mobile art trailer that travels throughout Kentucky in a 1969 Streamliner. Founders Josh Nadzam and Kathy Werking combine their social work and artistic backgrounds to bring free art classes to schools, libraries, underprivileged neighborhoods, and juvenile detention centers. Nadzam tells WEKU how it all got started and where they'll be popping up this year. 

To contact Wendy Barnett: wendy.barnett@eku.edu.

Wendy Barnett / WEKU-FM

As the Lexington Philharmonic nears it's 2019-2020 season, Executive Director Allison Kaiser and General Manager Sarah Thrall tells WEKU about the process to find a new Conductor, a few variations on the format of the performances, and their favorite holiday traditions. 

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Summer Storm Preparedness for E. Kentucky

Jun 7, 2019
Kentucky Power

As the summer storm season approaches, Kentucky Power's Allison Barker advises to get ahead of the storm and plan in advance. Barker tells WEKU what to do before the emergency situations occur.

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PlayThink: A Family-Centric Movement Festival

Jun 6, 2019
Erica Chambers Photography

PlayThink founder Paige Hankla tells WEKU about the upcoming festival starting on June 12 in Harrodsburg. Celebrating family, movement, and creativity, PlayThink encourages learning new skills through movement in an alcohol and drug-free environment.

Berea Arena Theater: The Final Bow Pt. 2

Jun 4, 2019
Berea Arena Theater

Berea Arena Theater will perform one last time in the U.S. Forestry Building. In part two of their interview, Eddie Kennedy and Fred Kolloff tell WEKU how their partnership began and what the future holds.

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Berea Arena Theater: The Final Bow

Jun 3, 2019

Berea Arena Theater is closing its doors following their last performance of Noel and Reb. In this two-part interview, WEKU's Wendy Barnett sits down with Eddie Kennedy and Fred Kolloff about why the theater is closing and what lies ahead.