Wendy Barnett

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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.

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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.

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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
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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. 

Kentucky State Parks Foundation

The White Hall State Historic Site in Richmond, Kentucky is gaining a National Votes for Women Trail Marker honoring Mary Barr Clay. Marsha Weinstein is the President of the National Collaborative for Women's History Sites. WEKU's Samantha Morrill talked to Weinstein about the life and legacy of Mary Barr Clay.

 

Jackie Couture

Eastern Kentucky University’s Department of Special Collections and Archives is holding an event to help people archive and preserve their family mementos. The event will include training sessions on how to preserve photos, letters, books, scrapbooks and other possessions. WEKU's Samantha Morrill talked to Team Leader Jackie Couture about the event and some of the interesting items already in the archives.

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As Memorial Day is observed on Monday, American Legion Department of Kentucky Service Officer, Randy Fisher tells WEKU that Memorial Day is for honoring the fallen soldiers who served our country. He talked to WEKU’s Wendy Barnett.

Frank Kees is the Director of the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North East. He told WEKU’s Samantha Morrill about the cemetery, and how people can pay their respects and support Kentucky’s Veterans Cemeteries.

 

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.

WEKU is providing special coverage, reaching out to interview all the candidates for state-wide office in the upcoming weeks.  The office of Gov. Matt Bevin has not yet responded to a request for an interview.

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