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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Kentucky Election 2019: Governor Matt Bevin

Jun 30, 2019
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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.

You can also stay informed with our WEKU 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.

Kentucky Election 2019: Attorney General Andy Beshear

May 23, 2019
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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.  

MACED's Ivy Brashear on New Day Appalachia: A Positive Vibe for E. Ky. ・ EKU Psychologist MyraBeth Bundy on Kentucky's ranking as worst in the nation for child abuse ・ The Brushy Fork Institute's Donna Daniels and Troy Price on Youth Homelessness in the region  Reporter Mason Adams on what's become of Coal Severance dollars

Preview of April 11 Eastern Standard

Apr 8, 2019

A preview of this week's edition of WEKU's signature public affairs program, Eastern Standard, hosted by Tom Martin.

Preview: Next On Eastern Standard

Mar 11, 2019

  • Elizabeth Leonard, author of "Slaves, Slaveholders and a Kentucky Community's Struggle Toward Freedom"
  • Wavelength adjustment: education and the job market
  • Big boost for an EKU aviation program
  • Help for would-be Kentucky exporters
  • Telemedicine technology as  a lifesaver in cases of domestic abuse and sexual assault
  • Packing local jails keep some Kentucky counties afloat
  • Kentucky's latest cellphone scam

 

The 2018 KY General Assembly slashed state funding of the University Press of Kentucky. How has the Press fared? Tom Martin talks with its executive director, Leila Salisbury.

EKU President Michael Benson speaks out in support of the Press.

State historian James Klotter discusses the 2nd edition of A New Kentucky History.

NPR's Angela Evancie reports on how Millennials are merging books and the internet.

Author and Poet Crystal Wilkinson discusses the influences of a childhood in the isolation of rural Eastern Kentucky.

Voting machine security and how your vote really can make the difference

 

Our guests:

  • Kentucky Secretary of State and Board of Elections Chair Allison Lundergan Grimes
  • Fayette County Clerk Don Blevins
  • Madison County Clerk Kenny Barger
  • CivicLex Director Richard Young
  • Film actor (and get-out-the-vote activist) Michael Shannon

 

 

Eastern Standard: October 11, 2018

Oct 15, 2018

In this special edition of Eastern Standard, Host Tom Martin talks with WEKU General Manager Mike Savage on what makes public radio such a valuable resource and the sustaining power of listener contributions. 

Steve Inskeep, MSU graduate and co-host of NPR's Morning Edition talks with Tom Martin about "living the news" and getting to work super early while finding the time to write books. 

James Mustich, the former Editor in Chief of the Barnes & Noble review discusses his new book, 1,000 Books You Must Read Before You Die. 

Eastern Standard: October 4, 2018

Oct 4, 2018

Eastern Standard dives into the dismal nursing home picture in Kentucky. Host Tom Martin speaks with John Cheves, Lexington Herald-Leader investigative reporter, who has spent the summer crisscrossing the state to gather information about Kentucky's nursing home situation. Cheves also shares his insights on the state of investigative reporting.

Sarah Jane Sanders

Candy, candy canes, candy corn and syrup. Those are the four basic food groups according to Buddy the Elf. And this time of year, the gluttonous season, it seems like he is onto something.

 

But researchers say that mindful eating –choosing quality over quantity and savoring your meals instead of, say, plowing through another pint of Ben & Jerry’s while watching “Westworld” — can make a difference.

WEKU Listener Feedback 2/18

Feb 18, 2013

Leslie, of Corinth, e-mailed us this week: “I absolutely love your programming. Admittedly, I'm an NPR junkie, but I really like your format. My only wish is that you and WUKY offered me an alternative to that godawful Prairie Home Companion. I understand that it's popular, but could you possibly offer it at another time?”