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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."

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

Eastern Standard Preview

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.

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

Bevin/Alvarado2019

This interview was orginally published on July 7, 2019.

Incumbent Governor Matt Bevin tells WEKU's Wendy Barnett in this exclusive web interview about his plans and priorities as he seeks a second term. WEKU is providing special coverage of statewide offices. 

Democratic candidate for Governor, Andy Beshear also spoke to WEKU here.

Beshear/Coleman2019

This interview was originally published on May 23, 2019.

The Attorney General and 2019 Democratic Gubernatorial candidate tells WEKU's Wendy Barnett his plans for the months leading up to the fall elections in this in-depth exclusive interview.

Incumbent Governor Matt Bevin spoke to WEKU here

You can also stay informed with our WEKU App.  

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.

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

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 Director and General Manager Mike Savage has been elected to the Board of Directors for National Public Radio (NPR). This is Savage’s second term as a member director. His three-year term begins in November.

NPR's 23-member Board of Directors is comprised of 12 member directors who are managers of NPR member stations and are elected to the board by their fellow member stations.

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.

 

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.


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.

 

 

 

 

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

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.

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

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.


After an inspector general report found "dangerous overcrowding" at Border Patrol facilities, the House Oversight Committee is holding a hearing about conditions for detained migrants. Watch the hearing live here at 10 a.m. Friday, July 12th.  

A Moment in Kentucky History: Kentucky's Statehood

Jul 12, 2019
Kentucky Humanities / kyhumanities.org

Think History is our daily segment from Kentucky Humanities. Today, Bill Goodman tells us how Kentucky became a state. 

Listen to Think History weekdays at 8:19 a.m. and 5:19 p.m. on WEKU-FM or on the WEKU Mobile App. 


A Moment in Kentucky History: Martin Van Buren Bates

Jul 11, 2019
Kentucky Humanities / kyhumanities.org

Think History is our daily segment from Kentucky Humanities. Today, Bill Goodman tells us about Martin Van Buren Bates, the Kentucky giant.

Listen to Think History weekdays at 8:19 a.m. and 5:18 p.m. on WEKU-FM or on the WEKU Mobile App.


A Moment in Kentucky History: James Harrod

Jul 10, 2019
Kentucky Humanities / kyhumanities.org

Think History is our daily history segment from Kentucky Humanities. Today, Bill Goodman tells us about the mystery of James Harrod. 

Listen to Think History weekdays at 8:19 a.m. and 5:19 p.m. on WEKU-FM or on the WEKU Mobile App.


A Moment In Kentucky History: Jack Jouett

Jul 9, 2019
Kentucky Humanities / kyhumanities.org

Think History is our daily history segment from Kentucky Humanities. Today, Bill Goodman tells us about Jack Jouett's midnight ride in 1781 to warn of British troops arriving. 

Listen to Think History weekdays at 8:19 a.m. and 5:18 p.m. on WEKU-FM or on the WEKU Mobile App.

 


A Moment in Kentucky History: Secretariat

Jul 8, 2019
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Think History is our daily segment from Kentucky Humanities. Today, Bill Goodman tells us about Secretariat, the famous American Thoroughbred  known for his record-breaking career.

Listen to Think History weekdays at 8:19 a.m. and 5:18 p.m. on WEKU-FM or on the WEKU.fm  mobile App.

  

A Moment in Kentucky History: James McCready

Jul 5, 2019
Kentucky Humanities / kyhumanities.org

Host Bill Goodman takes us back to Logan County in 1800 when Presbysterian Minister James McCready led the first camp meeting in America and the Great Revival. 

Listen to Think History weekdays at 8:19 a.m. and 5:18 p.m. on WEKU-FM or on the WEKU Mobile App.


A Moment in Kentucky History: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Jul 3, 2019
Kentucky Humanities / kyhumanities.org

Think History is a daily segment from Kentucky Humanities. Today, Bill Goodman tells us about Ralph Waldo Emerson's tour of Mammoth Cave.

Listen to Think History weekdays at 8:19 a.m. and 5:18 p.m. on WEKU-FM or on the WEKU Mobile App. 


A Moment in Kentucky History: Henry Clay

Jul 2, 2019
Kentucky Humanities / kyhumanities.org

Think History is our daily Kentucky history segment from Kentucky Humanities. Today, Bill Goodman tells us about Henry Clay.

Listen to Think History weekdays at 8:19 a.m. and 5:18 p.m. on WEKU-FM or on the WEKU Mobile App.

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A Moment in Kentucky History: Louis Brandeis

Jul 1, 2019
Kentucky Humanities / kyhumanities.org

On today's Think History, our daily Kentucky history segment from Kentucky Humanities, Bill Goodman tells us about Louis Brandeis. 

Listen to Think History weekdays at 8:19 a.m. and 5:18 p.m. on WEKU-FM or on the WEKU Mobile App.

courtesy Lindsey Deaton

When a person transitions from male to female and is a parent, how is Father’s Day celebrated? WEKU’s Cheri Lawson talked with three transgender women who are also parents.

Ed Commons

WEKU and Red Barn Radio today announced a broadcast partnership that makes WEKU the exclusive home of the Lexington-based music show in Central and Eastern Kentucky.

Beginning July 7, 2019, Red Barn Radio will expand to a two-hour program airing on Saturday from 6-8 p.m. The first hour of the program will be from the Red Barn Radio archives, while the second hour will be the latest recorded weekly show from Lexington. A rebroadcast of the second hour of the program will also be added to the WEKU schedule on Sunday from 8-9 p.m.

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