Today's Interview

WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour /

WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour is celebrating their 1000th broadcast on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. Folksinger/songwriter Michael Johnathon visited WEKU to talk about the monumental episode and share a little history about the program.

VA Officials Discuss Getting Veterans Needed Services

Nov 11, 2019

There are many resources available to Veterans once they leave service, many of them are free. However, some programs and services depend on a single document, the DD-Form-214. The document is a complete record of service, including awards and honors, highest rank achieved and reason for discharge. The form is used by the VA when determining benefits, compensation, and eligibility for military funeral honors in VA cemeteries.

Melanie Givan / EKU College of Geosciences

Dr. Melissa Dieckmann visited the WEKU studios to tell us about her project that highlights people of diversity in the STEM fields. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Dieckmann says that each month the display case in the EKU Science Building will feature notable people of diversity.

Kentucky Humanities Council

Director of the Kentucky Book Festival, Sara Volpi, tells us about the week-long festival. Listen to the extended interview here for details on events and authors who will be attending. 

Today's Interview: Think Host Krys Boyd

Oct 28, 2019

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.

Gwendolyn Graham

In Today's Interview, Curator Gwendolyn Graham visited the WEKU studios to share the latest exhibit at EKU's Giles Gallery. The exhibition displays Contemporary African American Artists in Kentucky and African art. Listen to the interview about My Kentucky State of Mind.

Jessie Hunt / FAHE

People who suffer from Substance Use Disorder often have difficulties finding work once they are in recovery. One program in Kentucky is trying to change that by helping employers become “Recovery-friendly.” FAHE Financial Project Manager, Jessie Hunt visited the WEKU recently to talk about the program and an upcoming workshop for employers.

Today's Interview: Bruce Campbell

Sep 11, 2019
Mike Ditz

In Today's Interview, Wendy Barnett talks to Bruce Campbell about his new book Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor, Requiem for Ash Edition. He will be in Lexington for the 2019 Scarefest Horror Convention as the main headliner. 

In this extended interview, they talk about his role as Ash Williams from Evil Dead, other actors that he admires, and "lollygagging." 

Today's Interview: Richmond Library Expansion

Aug 21, 2019
Madison County Public Library /

Ruthie Maslin, Director of Madison County Public Libraries talked to Wendy Barnett about the grand opening of the expanded Richmond library. She discusses the future of libraries and how the Madison County library is staying ahead by embracing the digital age.

Battle of Richmond Association /

Phillip Seyfrit, Curator of the Battle of Richmond Visitor's Center was in the WEKU studios to talk about the upcoming Battle of Richmond Reenactment on Saturday and Sunday, August 24-25. In this extended conversation, he tells how the Civil War impacted Richmond, how the reenactors deal with the heat, and what you can expect as a spectator.

The Kentucky Nonprofit Network

The deadline to complete the 2020 Census is just around the corner.

The results of the Census determine how many federal dollars the state gets over the next ten years and impacts other state issues, like how many votes we get in the House of Representatives. With that in mind, Kentucky nonprofits are working to make sure that everyone gets counted. Samantha Morrill talked to Danielle Clore, Executive Director of the Kentucky Nonprofit Network, about the Count Me In Kentucky Nonprofit Coalition. 


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.

Nancy O'Malley

Archaeologist and author Nancy O'Malley visited the WEKU studios to talk about her findings when excavating Fort Boonesborough and her new book Boonesborough Unearthed: Frontier Archeaology at a Revolutionary Fort.

Kerrie Adkins

A group of people from Richmond, Kentucky and surrounding towns banded together to raise money and feed the miners affected by the BlackJewel Mining bankruptcy.

Chris Ward of Lexington and Dr. Carl Root, a professor at Eastern Kentucky University tells WEKU about the experience.

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.