On 88.9 WEKU Thursdays at 11am/8pm, Sundays at 6pm 

  • The new school year finds Kentucky experiencing a nationwide shortage of qualified classroom teachers. In her Eastern Standard debut as an interviewer for our series on education, Brigitte Blom, Executive Director of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence discusses the causes and consequences of having too few teachers with Kentucky Education Commissioner Jason Glass  
  • Environmental reporter James Bruggers looks into connections between mining and flash floods  
  • The connection between religion and climate change is the focus of a conversation with former ER physician and evangelical Christian Dr. Matthew Sleeth   
  • “Sangin’” season is almost upon us. Stephanie Lang, editor of the Register of the Kentucky Historical Societygets some backstory on Gensing harvesting in Eastern Kentucky from historian Luke Manget  
  • An update on the works of the Lexington Lab Band, now 72-artists strong  
  • Crystal Jones has spent the better of a year involved in the planning, organizing and herding cats that goes into putting on a music festival. Mewz in the Mountains was scheduled for late August in the Breathitt Co. community of Hardshell. Then came the flood of the night of July 28. The festival has been postponed, but that hasn't stopped Crystal from organizing musical performance on behalf of flood relief. She shares details.


Eastern Kentucky Flooding: How You Can Help 

Please  consider offering whatever you can to help our neighbors recover 

Flood Resources - Governor's Office
The Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky 
Appalshop Appalachian Flood Support Resources  
Cowan Community Center Flood Funds 
Appalachians for Appalachia

Your neighbors, friends and family in Eastern Kentucky thank you for your help and support 


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