October 26, 2023 

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With bourbon sales booming there is pressure on a key resource: the white oak. Eastern Standard’s Crystal Jones explores the role of the White Oak in forest ecology and its crucial connection with Kentucky’s signature libation. LISTEN

Gerald Smith, host of our series on racial justice and equality, and UK History and African Studies professor George Wright discuss the response of Kentucky’s flagship university to the Supreme Court decision ending race-conscious admission programs at colleges and universities.  LISTEN

Contestants are preparing for a chance to perform on stage at the Metropolitan Opera. Our guest is Cacey Nardilillo, Kentucky District director of the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition.  LISTEN

Local musicians are getting ready to pay tribute to songwriting great Paul Simon. We get details about this latest in the Music for Mission series from Anita Courtney.  LISTEN

Line of Duty is our latest ten-minute radio play, written, directed, and performed by talent from around these parts. Line of Duty by Johnny Payne features Paige Lambert as Blanche; Jonathan Hibbard as Russell; Matthew Lewis Johnson in the role of The Mower. Sound design by Neil Kesterson.  LISTEN