Hempsters ~ Dirty Bluegrass Politics ~ Fashion Activism ~ UnderMain Arts Coverage 

Hemp is legal. What does that mean for Kentucky farmers, manufacturers and consumers? Kirsten Bohnert of the advocacy group Kentucky Hempsters visits Eastern Standard. Honduras-born Lexington fashion designer and human rights activist Soreyda Benedit Begley discusses her twin passions. We hear about a Kentucky program that teaches American English to newly arrived elderly refugees. The Lexington-based cultural affairs blog UnderMain debuts its arts coverage on ES. And, a chat with author Phil Osborne about his debut novel, Flight 668, a steamy tale of power, politics, and debauchery in the state capitol.

Listen by segment:

One: The omnibus Farm Bill recently signed into law removed hemp from the federal controlled substances list for the first time in eight decades. A Kentucky hemp farmer offers his reaction and we have an interview with Kirsten Bohnert of the advocacy group, Kentucky Hempsters. LISTEN

Two:  Lexington fashion designer and human rights activist Soreyda Benedit Begley discusses her twin passions and how they intersect. And, a visit to a program in Louisville that teaches American English to newly-arrived elderly refugees. LISTEN

Three: ES adds to its roster of content contributors, Under-Main.com, the Lexington-based cultural affairs blog. In this first installment, some news plus and interview with Matt Collinsworth, the new interim director of the Lexington Art League. And, Phil Osborne visits to discuss his debut novel, Flight 668, a steamy tale of power, politics and hard partying in the state capitol. LISTEN

 

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