Program for July 15, 2021 

Jonathan Hibbard as Nick Bottom. (Photo by Adam Holhubner)

If Eastern Kentucky wants control of how the region is portrayed to the world, what should that new narrative say? We get the perspectives of a folklorist and a branding and…

Program for July 8, 2021 

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 Affordable housing and housing affordability: the perspectives of a fair housing advocate, an urban homebuilder and a rural housing developer | "Everyday places" with dark histories as sites of mob lynchings | Kentucky's efforts to open classroom teaching…

Program for July 1, 2021 

Kentucky Theater (Photo courtesy of The Kentucky Theater)

What's in store for the century-old Kentucky Theater? Competing management proposals are on the table | The red hot demand for short term certificates | Adam Edelen's solar power vision in E…

Program for June 24, 2021 

Minnie Adkins carvings (Photo by Cheri Lawson)

This week: an Eastern Standard special edition. In a time when local news media is shrinking, WEKU has been expanding its news team to keep you informed of what's happening around central and…

Program for June 17, 2021 

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In retrospect: how the state legislature performed on social, criminal justice issues | Country music and people of color | UK's new course on moonshine and the elixir's role in Appalachian economic development |  The…

Program for June 10, 2021 

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Rent relief for tenants and landlords | Pondering a new career- track? The Kentucky sign-language profession has openings | The aims of the Appalachian Renewal Project | A new book about a 1901 mob-lynching in Paris, Ky |…

Program for June 3, 2021 

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 Alan Maimon was a foreign correspondent for the NYTimes before joining the Louisville Courier-Journal with the assignment to “cover Eastern Kentucky like a foreign correspondent would.” How did that go? He’s written a book about it. We talk…

Program for May 27, 2021 

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  The connection between deforestation and flash flooding in E. Kentucky | What's in the water? Results of sampling E. Ky. creeks and streams | State Senator Reginald Thomas on race relations in Lexington, circa…

Program for May 20, 2021 

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Why the price of lumber is so high | The Hindman Settlement School's new director | What was a Rosenwald School and why is one in Adair County being restored? | Duane Lundy's new series on the creative…

Program for May 13, 2021 

Appalachian Conservation Corps Crew

Forest Farming: Can it work for Eastern Kentucky? | In service to the public and the environment: the Appalachian Conservation Corps | Solar advocates see power balance between customers, utilities | A history of activism in…

Program for May, 6, 2021 

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Cheating apps and learning | What forgiven student loans would mean to Kentuckians and Kentucky | State of Justice Series: Police, violence and accountability | Type 2 diabetes patients urged to get covid vaccine | Helping communities draw…

Program for April 29, 2021 

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For a 3rd consecutive year Kentucky ranks number one in the nation for child maltreatment, and has one of the nation’s highest rates of these children who are now being raised by relatives or family friends. |  Matilda…