Program for June 25, 2020 

Segment One: The 19th Amendment, ratified 100 years ago, guarantees all American women the right to vote. But, according to the latest in our 19th Amendment Centennial series, it wasn’t always universal | Who was Lexington-born Sophonisba Breckinridge? Her remarkable…

Program for June 11, 2020 

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On this week's edition: 

Segment One: In his own words: 2020 Kentucky High School Teacher of the Year Matthew Kaufman on being gassed, shot with pepper pellets and jailed during a recent racial justice protest in Louisville |…

Program for June 4, 2020 

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On this week's program:

Segment One: WEKU's Samantha Morrill talks with Kentucky Contact Tracing czar Mark Carter about the need for tracing, how it's done and concerns about privacy. And, a conversation about a statewide survey to…

Program for May 28, 2020 

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On this week's program:

Segment One: Changes coming to Kentucky’s colleges - on and off campus. | A look at the history of pandemics with the author of “Russia…

Program for May 21, 2020 


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On this week's program:

Segment One: A new Eastern Standard series gets underway focusing on the connections between education, entrepreneurship and economic development in Kentucky.  The series begins with an  introductory conversation with its host: former U.K…

Program for May 14, 2020 

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On this week's program:

Segment One: A history of Maxey Flats, the sixties-era nuclear waste dump near Morehead. An interview with University of Memphis historian Caroline Peyton who article, “Kentucky’s Atomic Graveyard: Maxey Flats…

Program for May 7, 2020 

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On this week's program:

Segment One: Coal mining in a pandemic. Kentucky coal miners, especially those with Black Lung disease, are urged to take precautions against COVID-19 reporter…

Program for April 30, 2020 

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On this week's program: 

Segment One: EKU psychologists Theresa Botts* and Melinda Moore ** offer a psychological chronicle of life under COVID-19. They invite you to offer an account of your own observations and experiences for discussion in…

Program for April 23, 2020 

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On this week's program:

Segment One: Jason Bailey, Executive Director of the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy discusses the state's needs in any additional emergency coronavirus funding from Washington. LISTEN 

Segment Two: Silas House on…

Program for April 16, 2020  

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Featured on this week's edition: 

Child care centers are closed. We discuss the consequences with Lynette Fraga of Child Care Aware of America, and Terry Brooks of Kentucky Youth Advocates | Force majeure in real estate contracts…

Program for April 9, 2020 

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Lexington restaurateur Ouita Michel on how she is helping laid-off employees cope with the coronavirus crisis. | Those devices, our minds: latest installment in our mental health series | The literacy of early 20th century Appalachia |…

Program for April 2, 2020 

Force majeure contract clauses eyed as coronavirus rattles supply chains |  200-year cement. Sound good? UK researchers are on it |  Standing up to heart disease in Eastern Kentucky | The rural "news desert" and the search for an oasis…