Program for October 7, 2021  

Tom Martin with John Rosenberg, Snug Hollow Farm, Estill County, KY (Credit: Barbara Napier)

As the legal aid service AppalReD turns 50, its founder turns 90. John Rosenberg on escaping Nazi terror, immigrating to the United States, and a lifetime…

Program for September 30, 2021 

Warbler Ridge Preserve (Photo: KNLT)

Essential to life on planet earth, trees are the center of attention for  a week of celebration in numerous Kentucky communities. "Tree Week" is coming in October. We hear of plans in Lexington, Hazard and…

Program for September 23, 2021 

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As a finale to our fall pledge drive (thank you!), Eastern Standard presents the staff of WEKU with reports and interviews: Corinne Boyer on a hospital in covid crisis - Cheri…

Program for September 16, 2021 

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On this week’s Eastern Standard: Appalachian life as recalled by Lynch, Kentucky native William H. Turner in his new book “Harlan Renaissance” | Nikki Finney on the 25th anniversary release of “Heartwood,” her acclaimed story…

Program for September 9, 2021 

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Hopes of a return to normal in schools have been dashed by the Delta variant. A Kentucky high school teacher shares the consequences | Collecting the voices of Eastern Kentucky activism |  Tell me a story: details of…

Program for September 2, 2021 

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A half-century of having the backs of Eastern Kentucky’s vulnerable: AppalReD prepares to celebrate its 50 year legacy | A new book about the sport, culture and economics of rock climbing in the Red River Gorge | Kentucky…

Program for August 26, 2021 

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What's at stake, what's possible as redistricting changes Kentucky's political landscape | The implications of a completed Appalachian Highway System | A visit to Lexington-based Space Tango | Depth of Field: Duane Lundy explores a writer's mind with…

Program for August 19, 2021 

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Child care and the people who depend on it | As legislators propose banning its teaching, what is Critical Race Theory? | Waking up and finding yourself  the state's sole PPP lender | Finding in the music of…

Program for August 12, 2021 

Snug Hollow Farm, Estill Co., Kentucky (Photo by Barbara Napier)

Alan Maimon returns with guest interviewer Al Cross. Maimon is author of "Twilight In Hazard: An Appalachian Reckoning." Al has questions. | How is climate change being felt on traditional…

Program for August 5, 2021 

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Now and then along comes a memoir that is about so much more than the person. “Changing the Game: My Career in Sports Marketing” chronicles not only the life, aspirations and entrepreneurial accomplishments of…

Program for July 29, 2021 

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Floods continue to upset life in Eastern Kentucky | “Repairing the Damage”, an analysis of surface mining’s aftermath | The stories of a sheriff’s murder; how a city's signature dish says something…

Program for July 22, 2021  

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Life in the Peace Corps: a new book based on oral history interviews with scores of Kentuckians who have served | A Kentuckian once headed NBC. You're probably familiar with his cousin |  The business of raising sheep…