Eastern Standard - February 17, 2022 

Julia Tai (Photo credit: Jonathan Qualben Photography)

On this week’s edition of Eastern Standard: The controversial book-ban in McMinn County, Tennessee | A UK doctoral researcher develops a material that extracts from the environment dangerous PFAS compounds used to waterproof, stain proof and make non-stick all kinds of consumer items. Turns out these compounds may also weaken vaccines. | A look at water quality conditions and issues in central and eastern Kentucky | LexPhil auditions music director and conductor candidate Julia Tai. 

Interviews in order of appearance: 

Molly Frazar - Getting PFAS Compounds out of the Environment 

Jason Marion - Drinking Water Conditions and Issues 

Whitney Kimball Coe - School board bans holocaust book 

Julia Tai - LexPhil Music Director/Conductor candidate