Preogram for April 8, 2021

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Who will tend to the development of young minds? Public school teachers are increasingly in short supply as we’ll hear from Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman, herself a teacher. | Space vehicles from Morehead? Yes, seven and counting. |…

Program for April 1, 2021

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 It's been a year. What's been happening in cooped up households? We. think we can make a good guess in general terms, but for a more focused look we turn to…

Program for March 25, 2021 

The memorabilia of racism. A conversation with a collector of Mammy and Uncle Mose salt & pepper shakers | So, what happens now? An all effort to get the workforce vaccinated and back to work leaves managers wondering how many…

Program for March 18, 2021

Beattyville, Ky., following heavy rains which caused the Kentucky River to flood, Tuesday, March 2, 2021. (Alex Slitz/Lexington Herald-Leader)

Flooding is Kentucky's most frequent and most costly natural disaster. A look at the impact and dynamics of  the late February-early…

Program for March 11, 2021 

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A report card on America's crumbling infrastructure. Hint: our GPA is in the "remedial" range | An example of infrastructure investment rises on the Coldstream Research Campus | Identifying weak links in the "critical items" supply chain |…

Program for March 4, 2021 

 Ben Sollee (Photo by Jessica Ebelhar) 

Tracking legislation to eliminate some hurdles  residential child care | Our series Virtues of a Democratic Society focuses on "Courage" | Kentucky cellist, singer, composer Ben Sollee on life as a Covid-19 "long hauler"…

Program for February 25, 2021 

Big Sandy Federal Penitentiary near Inez, KY (Photo: Federal Bureau of Prisons)

Do prisons bring economic prosperity to struggling rural counties? The question raised in the latest in our “State of Justice” series | On being a volunteer prisoner visitor…

Program for February 18, 2021 

Unemployment line Frankfort ​​​(Photo: Lexington Herald-Leader)

What's wrong with the state's Unemployment Insurance system? How much time do you have? Kentucky Auditor Mike Harmon has looked under the hood | Covid, schools, and reopening. It's not simple says EKU Psychologist…

Program for February 11, 2021 

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“The talk.” Berea College professor Dwayne Mack discusses the day-to-day of parenting and growing up Black in an inhospitable world. |  Corinne Boyer with Part One of a series on addiction in a pandemic | “Too many not…

Program for February 4, 2021 

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 NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans offers a preview of his upcoming lecture in the EKU Chautauqua Series. Hint: he has a lot to say about the state of media, both news and entertainment, and how…

Program for January 28, 2021 

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The works of one of Kentucky’s leading literary figures is put to the ultimate test: critical reviews by peers. We talk with the editor of the forthcoming University Press of Kentucky release:  Silas House: Exploring an…

Program for January 21, 2021 - Part Two of Series 

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Part Two of a series about renter-landlord distress due to the economic impact of the pandemic. The series looks into the CDC eviction moratorium which directs landlords not to put people out in the street for nonpayment of…