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…
Read more

Eastern Standard - August 11, 2022 

(Image: Shutterstock)

 

 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…

Read more

Eastern Standard - August 4, 2022 

(Image: Shutterstock)

 

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

Read more

Eastern Standard - July 28, 2022 

(Image: Shutterstock)

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

Read more

Eastern Standard - July 21, 2022 

"Strained Pears", an Eastern Standard Ten Minute Radio Play (Image: Shutterstock)

  • 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…
Read more

Eastern Standard - July 14, 2022 

Farmer-artist Arwen Donahue (Image provided by artist)

 

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…

Read more

Eastern Standard - July 7, 2022 

(Image: Shutterstock)

  • 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…
Read more

Eastern Standard - June 30, 2022 

  •  Preparations are underway at Blue Grass Army Depot in Madison Co. for the elimination of Sarin Gas. How it’s done and, although said to be very remote, what we need to know in the event of an accidental release into…
Read more

Eastern Standard - June 23, 2022

(Above) Andrew Wyatt as "Winston Smith", Madeline Curtis as "Julia" in a performance of George Orwell's dystopian vision, "1984" (Image: Nicholas Brown-Bell)

  

A new book is coming in late July from Eastern Kentucky University professor Travis Martin, an Iraq War…

Read more

Eastern Standard - June 16, 2022 

How learning something new can transform your point of view. (Image: Shutterstock)

“Transformational Learning” is just that: deepening your knowledge of a given topic, changing the way you perceive it. That’s the focus of an interview by education contributor Cynthia…

Read more

Eastern Standard - June 9, 2022 

(Image: Shutterstock)

Farrah Alexander, author of the just-published "Resistance in the Bluegrass" on how to safely and effectively protest actions and policies you oppose or support those that you favor.  LISTEN 


When a traumatic childhood memory comes out of hiding…

Read more

Eastern Standard - May 26, 2022 

How Senate Bill 1, passed in the most recent session of the Kentucky General Assembly, encourages teachers in Kentucky public schools to avoid classroom discussion of controversial topics and untruths. Education contributor Cynthia Resor talks with Russell County public school…

Read more