September 22, 2022 - Eastern Standard 

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Never far from our minds these days: school safety and security. Education contributor Gill Hunter gets an update from state School Security Marshall, Ben Wilcox. LISTEN 


Why is the state short-handed and…

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September 15, 2022 - Eastern Standard  

 

PG Peeples, Sr. to be honored for a half-century of civil rights leadership in central KY (Photo by Sam Dick)

 

  • PG Peeples, Sr. has for many decades been a quiet force behind civil rights in Kentucky. As the Urban League…
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September 8, 2022 Eastern Standard  

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 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…

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September 1, 2022 - Eastern Standard 

Flood damage in Eastern Kentucky (Photo by Reggie Van Stockum)

  • The losses to flooding in Eastern Kentucky are extensive and as WEKU's Samantha Morrill reports, they could include important historical records and artifacts at the Hindman Settlement School LISTEN
  • Days…
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August 25, 2022 - Eastern Standard 

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EKU mental health services are available to Eastern Kentucky flood survivors. Logan Burris is our guest. He is the EKU Psychology Clinic Coordinator and a native of the Letcher County town of Partridge.  LISTEN

Alan Maimon offers an…

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Eastern Standard - August 18, 2022 

  • The new school year finds Kentucky experiencing a nationwide shortage of qualified classroom teachers. In her Eastern Standard debut as an interviewer for our series on education, Brigitte Blom, President and CEO of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence discusses…
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Eastern Standard - August 11, 2022 

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 The science behind the misery: State Geologist William Hanesberg and UK hydrologist Chris Barton on how the topography of Eastern Kentucky’s mountain region contributes to destructive and deadly flash flooding. LISTEN: Haneberg / Barton 

Lindsay Kampfer joins us…

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Eastern Standard - August 4, 2022 

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Religion and climate change. Making connections through religious texts and teachings is the mission of Dr. Leah Schade, a professor at Lexington Theological Seminary LISTEN

Sam Dick sits down with retiring Central Christian Church pastor David Shirey LISTEN

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Eastern Standard - July 28, 2022 

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Out with standardized testing, in with Deeper Learning. The details from KY Board of Education chair Lu Young.  LISTEN

A look at how Appalachian communities are making the most of their surroundings and growing an Outdoor Economy LISTEN

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Eastern Standard - July 21, 2022 

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  • The arts have our undivided attention this week with an extended version of Tom Eblen’s chat with Lexington’s Ada Limón on her appointment as U.S. Poet Laureate. LISTEN 
  • Bill…
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Eastern Standard - July 14, 2022 

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A new ES series highlighting through music the cultural diversity of central Kentucky. This week: Genaro Rascon, Jr., instructor of Mariachi and traditional Mexican music at Berea College. LISTEN 


 Angie Wilcox, guidance counselor…

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Eastern Standard - July 7, 2022 

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  • The idea of importing drugs from Canada to reduce prices in the U.S. is being floated in Congress and according to a Kaiser Family Foundation survey, 80 percent of Americans like the idea. But there are concerns about…
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