Sunday, 6 p.m. - News Literacy. With Lewis Lapham, former Harper’s editor, publisher and editor of Lapham's Quarterly and publisher/editor of “The History of Fake News”; Tom Eblen, Herald-Leader columnist and president of the Bluegrass chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists; Kate Howard of the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting; and Alan Miller, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and founder and CEO of the News Literacy Project. How’s your “news literacy” in today’s often confusing world?
Thursday, March 29, 11 a.m.- Noon - When researchers at the federal Centers for Disease Control looked for the country’s places most at risk for outbreaks of needle-borne diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis C, they found them in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. Now, health officials across the Ohio Valley are investigating outbreaks of disease associated with needle drug use in what is emerging as a new public health threat from the region’s profound opioid addiction crisis. Featuring reporting by the Ohio Valley Resource.
Thursday, April 5, 11 a.m.-Noon - The commercial airlines are struggling with a severe pilot shortage. According to CAE Inc., a leading maker of flight simulation technology, says 255,000 pilots will be needed in the next 10 years. But fewer than 50 percent are currently being trained. We'll get a picture of the situation from Dennis Sinnett, EKU Aviation Coordinator, Dr. Willi Walker, co-founder of the EKU Aviation program, as well as a representative of ALPA, the Air Line Pilots Association. And we'll talk about the pilot's life and flight itself with two graduates of the EKU Aviation program, American Airlines Captain Sam Morgan and Delta Captain Katherine Reynolds.