October 19, 2023 - Eastern Standard 

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How the changing climate and extreme weather is forcing up the cost of property insurance. We hear about a rise in classroom misbehavior and Kentucky’s move to greater discipline, what keeps Kentucky ranked so high for poverty and…

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October 12, 2023 - Eastern Standard  

“It’s Time” is a campaign against domestic violence launched by the city of Lexington. In this edition, we learn how to respond when we learn that a friend or a loved one is experiencing physical abuse or coercive control. And…

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October 5, 2023 - Eastern Standard 

“We have to quit whispering about it” —Yvette Hourigan, Executive Director of the Kentucky Lawyers Assistance Program, on the stigma that prevents us from talking openly about suicide. Featured is Lexington attorney Bruce Simpson, who earlier this year made an…

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September 28, 2023 - Eastern Standard  

Mental health issues, exacerbated by the conditions of the pandemic, are becoming evident in schools, from first grade through college. For the postsecondary perspective, we hear from EKU Dean of Students Lara Vance.


And, in the debut of a…

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September 21, 2023 - Eastern Standard 

  •  Tom Eblen in conversation with Barbara Kingsolver about her best-selling Appalachian novel, Demon Copperhead. In this interview, Eblen explores Kingsolver's views of media portrayals of her home region, and how she provides such detailed and intimate insights into the plight…
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September 14, 2023 - Eastern Standard  

Pushback against efforts to teach that slavery was beneficial to the enslaved, and a grad student's discovery of the largest single slave auction in US history. We hear about existing assets that make southeastern Kentucky attractive to business. And, a…

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