September 8, 2022 Eastern Standard  

A program aims to improve parent-teacher relations (Image: Shutterstock)

 What can public records tell us about the 19th century slave trade - and the enslaved - of Lexington, Kentucky? We’re about to find out. Fayette County historical property records include significant information about enslaved people. Two leaders working with this project are Rev. Shea Brown, Fayette County Special Projects Deputy Clerk, and Dr. Vanessa Holden who holds dual appointments in the Department of History  and a program in African American and Africana Studies at the University of Kentucky. Their research is the subject of Dr. Gerald Smith’s latest series on Racial Justice and Equality in America. LISTEN 

Gill Hunter's guest for our education series is Brooke Gill, Senior Director for Family Engagement Policy and Practice with the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.  They discuss efforts to bring parents, teachers and businesses onto the same wavelength to strengthen public education. LISTEN 

We get an update from US Hemp Roundtable general counsel Jonathan Miller on happenings in the hemp industry, including the emergence of “adult use” products such as Delta 8. LISTEN 

And, information on three upcoming events: The Viva Mexico Festival in Lexington, The Wilmore Storytelling Festival, and the Appalachian Big Ideas Festival in Hazard. LISTEN