Program for June 24, 2021 

Minnie Adkins carvings (Photo by Cheri Lawson)

This week: an Eastern Standard special edition. In a time when local news media is shrinking, WEKU has been expanding its news team to keep you informed of what's happening around central and eastern Kentucky. With one final pledge drive for this fiscal year on tap for this week, this special edition features contributions from WEKU's Wendy Barnett, Samantha Morrill, Stu Johnson, Cheri Lawson, Corinne Boyer,  as well as one of our many content partners in the region, Rae Garringer. Spend the hour with us and discover what is supported by your membership in this vital regional asset, 88.9 WEKU.  

Reports and features in order of appearance: 

Stu Johnson - The latest round of weapons destruction at Blue Grass Army Depot and local concerns about the loss of federal dollars once the weapons disposal operation is completed. LISTEN 

 Samantha Morrill - A summer program designed to get kids who have been pent up at home by the pandemic out into nature. LISTEN 

Cheri Lawson - A visit with Minnie Atkins to find out how the renowned Kentucky folk artist has whittled her way through the pandemic. Cheri also visits with Mike Norris, the Lexington-based children's book author who illustrates his books with photographs of Adkins' whimsical whittlings. LISTEN 

Rae Garringer - A federal bonding program that helps employers build trust with at-risk and hard-to-place employees. LISTEN 

Corinne Boyer - Native American communities in Kentucky have been reluctant to get covid vaccinations. Corinne Boyer looks into the reasons and consequences. LISTEN 

Wendy Barnett - Our dogs and cats were happy campers during the pandemic - their humans were home! All the time! But now that many people are returning to their offices separation anxiety is gripping many of our canine and feline pals. LISTEN

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