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This week on Eastern Standard 

Corbin H.S. senior Zachary Clifton, delivering a guest lecture at Harvard Law School on the efforts of the Kentucky Student Voice Team to involve students in the improvement of education in the Commonwealth 

The latest in our ongoing series about America’s flirtation with autocracy. Our guest is Matthew Howell, Associate Professor of Government at Eastern Kentucky University. Believing the structure of American democracy to be sound, time-tested and resilient, Dr. Howell is confident the country can weather the 2024 presidential election. 

Zachary Clifton, a senior at Corbin High School, is Legislative Policy Coordinator for the Kentucky Student Voice Team. Zachary's role is to press state legislators to listen to the needs and concerns of those who understand them best: students.

Tom Eblen, host of Eastern Standard’s series on Kentucky writers, has a conversation with former Kentucky Poet Laureate and author Richard Taylor about his non-fiction book, “Fathers.”

And Crystal Jones checks up on those New Year's Resolutions we made. 

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Coal train along river in Perry County, Kentucky (Image by Chris Begley)

Episode Ten of the Eastern Standard documentary series RISE explores connections between surface mining and the flooding of downstream communities, as well as efforts to speed the reclamation of idled mines using methods designed to reduce or even prevent runoff.

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