How to help young Kentucky parents overcome a unique set of challenges is the focus of a new report from Kentucky Youth Advocates (KYA) and the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Interviews with KYA Executive Director Terry Brooks. LISTEN
More on helping young parents find their way in this interview with Cathe Dykstra of the Family Scholar House in Louisville. Also in this segment: It wasn't until the 1970s when Kentucky's leading newspapers-of-record began including on their pages reporting of the lives and times of African American citizens. It prompted UK special collections librarian Reinette Jones to create and curate the Notable Kentucky African Americans Database. She provides details. LISTEN
The Blue Grass Army Depot just held another annual ten-county mock chemical weapons disaster drill. WEKU's Stu Johnson on why this one was of special significance.
And, our September installment of "Humans of Central Appalachia" visits William "Buck" Wade of Keystone, West Virginia - the first African American coal mine safety inspector who went on to become Keystone's three-term mayor. The interview was selected from more than 400 gathered by photojournalist Malcolm Wilson. LISTEN