February 2, 2023 - RISE: Episode Four 

(Photo by Jeanne Marie Hibberd)

Episode Four of RISE explores the psychology of crisis and how mental health has been affected by experiencing the flash flood of July 27-28, 2023. Hear about impacts on survivors who have lost everything, children…

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January 26, 2023 - RISE: Episode Three 

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This week's episode of RISE, the third in this six-part documentary series, investigates an increasing frequency of extreme weather events such as the moisture-heavy storm system that stalled above 13 eastern Kentucky counties on…

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January 19, 2023 - RISE: Episode Two 

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Episode Two focuses on a pre-existing housing shortage made far worse by the flood; flood insurance issues; floodplain mapping; leadership exhaustion and stress; and the work of some of the key nonprofit organizations in the region…

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January 12, 2023 - RISE: Episode One 

Michelle Lucas outside her home in Camp Branch, KY (Photo by Chris Begley)

Episode One of RISE captures what happened on the early morning of July 28, 2022 when several communities in Eastern Kentucky experienced record flooding that eventually claimed…

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January 5, 2023 - Eastern Standard  

John Winn Miller, author of "Hunt for the Peggy C" (Photo by Kevin Nance)

Former Kentucky Poet Laureate, Richard Taylor, author of numerous collections of poetry, two novels, and several books relating to Kentucky history, on becoming an inductee…

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December 22, 2022 - Eastern Standard  

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In this season of giving there is need among flood survivors in eastern Kentucky. And the response is not always what you might imagine. Anya Slepyan has the story of a gift of kindness and warmth from quilters…

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December 15, 2022 - Eastern Standard 

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Announcement of RISE, a special series documenting the complex impact of the July 28, 2022 flash flood on the present realities and future of eastern Kentucky.  LISTEN

Working to reverse a shortage of teachers in Kentucky…

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December 8, 2022 - Eastern Standard 

Fear is on trial for dashing hope and creativity in the latest Eastern Standard radio play, "The United States v Fear." (Image: Shutterstock)

Real and immediate need lingers in areas of eastern Kentucky hit hard by the July flash flood…

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December 1, 2022 Eastern Standard 

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Efforts to maintain and support connections between incarcerated parents and their children have produced positive outcomes benefitting the child, the jail, and the community. We talk with Tara Grieshop-Goodwin of Kentucky Youth Advocates and Wendi Hall, program director…

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November 17, 2022 - Eastern Standard 

A retelling of the Daniel Boone saga through the eyes of his wife, Rebecca, and her daughters. (Image: University Press of Kentucky)

  • It was hard being a pioneer in the wilds of what would become Kentucky. Try doing it as…
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November 10, 2022 - Eastern Standard 

Nearly 1 in 4 Kentucky adults is functionally illiterate (Photo: Shutterstock)

  • “Nearly 1 in 4 Kentucky adults can read and comprehend only basic material, making them functionally illiterate” begins the first in a five chapter series by Courier-Journal investigative reporter…
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November 3, 2022 - Eastern Standard - 

Together Outdoors Coalition Lead Gerry Seavo James

  • A new book from Sayre graduate, former Marine and now Wall Street Journal correspondent Ben Kesling follows the experiences of Bravo Company, an army unit that saw heavy combat in Afghanistan. The book…
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