Eastern Standard - May 12, 2022 

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In his 50th year covering the Kentucky General Assembly, Al Cross discusses legislative business being carried out in Frankfort behind doors closed to the public and reporters. LISTEN 

Eastern Standard - May 5, 2022 

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You may have sung the first verse of Stephen Foster’s “My Old Kentucky Home,” but are you aware of the story of slavery told in the remaining verses? Historian Emily Bingham has published a book about it. Tom…

Eastern Standard - April 28, 2022 

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Interviews in order of appearance: 

UK biologist Bruce O'Hara  on switching to permanent Daylight Savings Time - LISTEN 

McClatchy Washington political correspondent David Catanese on partisan redistricting - LISTEN 

Nathan Salsburg on the 1930s Eastern Kentucky recordings of…

Eastern Standard - April 21, 2022 

Scene from "Ezell: Ballad of a Land Man" (Photo: Erica Fladeland)

On this week's edition: Environment reporter James Bruggers on the rising number of violations at surface mines, and a failure of state regulators to bring a record number of…

Eastern Standard - April 14, 2022 

On this week’s edition of Eastern Standard: A special edition featuring the works of WEKU staff members, plus a contribution from one among our many content partners. The lineup: Stan Ingold on a Nicholasville fundraiser for Ukrainian refugees; Tom Martin…

Eastern Standard - April 7, 2022 

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The Eric Conn Social Security scam landed him in prison and left many in Eastern Kentucky holding the bag. Now there’s a documentary. We talk with Prestonsburg attorney Ned Pillersdorf | With a fresh infusion of funding, the…

Eastern Standard - March 31, 2022 

Ending “spring forward, fall back.” But could Congress be on the verge of locking in the wrong time standard? |  A 2nd edition of personal accounts by students who want to fight cancer in Eastern Kentucky | Communicating in a…

Eastern Standard - March 24, 2022 

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All about the middleman in the prescription drug pricing process | The debacle that often results when properties are left to multiple heirs and there is no will | A warm weather destinations…

Eastern Standard - March 17, 2022 

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On this week’s edition of Eastern Standard: A Lexington waste management software firm takes on space junk | Kentucky’s poor national ranking for animal protection | An inductee into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame | The Augmented…

Eastern Standard - March 10, 2022 

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Ukraine fights for democracy as it is weakened in the United States. We're joined by UK election and voting law professor Joshua Douglas.  What does it mean to be an American, anyway? A Madeleine Peyroux song poses the…

Eastern Standard - March 3, 2022 

View from Chimney Rock overlook in Red River Gorge showing the visibility of the stars but also the light pollution from the towns of Stanton, Campton and Frenchburg, as well as the lights along the Mountain Parkway exit points. (Photo…

Eastern Standard - February 24, 2022 

On this week’s edition of Eastern Standard: Kentucky cities with zoning laws and planning units are required by the state to develop a five year Comprehensive Plan. 2022 is Lexington’s “refresh” year and in partnership with CivicLex we begin a…