Eastern Standard - August 18, 2022 

  • 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, President and CEO of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence discusses the causes and consequences of having too few teachers with Kentucky Education Commissioner Jason Glass  LISTEN 


  • Environmental reporter James Bruggers looks into connections between mining and flash floods  LISTEN 


  • The connection between religion and climate change is the focus of a conversation with former ER physician and evangelical Christian Dr. Matthew Sleeth   LISTEN 


  • “Sangin’” season is almost upon us. Stephanie Lang, editor of the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, explores the colorful history of Gensing harvesting in Eastern Kentucky with environmental historian Luke Manget  LISTEN 


  • An update on the works of the Lexington Lab Band, now 72-artists strong  LISTEN 


  • 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. LISTEN