Rescuing wrongly denied veterans benefits. Rise in heart infection related to illicit drug injections. Recovering addicts find new path in guitar making. End of life issues. New movie filmed in central KY 

Segments:

ONE: Samantha Morrill reports on efforts to rescue wrongfully denied veterans benefits. Tom Martin interviews David Albright, a University of Alabama expert on veterans issues. LISTEN

TWO: Mary Meehan reports on a rise in cases of endocarditis, an often fatal heart infection related to intravenous drug abuse. Will Wright visits the Troublesome Creek Stringed Instrument factory in Hindman, KY where people in recovery find new direction in life building guitars and mandolins. LISTEN

THREE: Tom Martin interviews Turner West of Bluegrass Care Navigators on hospice and palliative care and end-of-life issues. And, a chat with Lexington actor Kevin Hardesty about his lead role in a movie about Alzheimer's, filmed on location in central Kentucky and co-starring Tatum Oneal, Lou Gossett, Jr. and Karen Grassley. LISTEN

Reports & Interviews in order of appearance:

Samantha Morrill - Veterans benefits

David Albright - Veterans issues

Mary Meehan - Endocarditis

Will Wright - Troublesome Creek Stringed Instruments

Turner West - End-of-life care

Kevin Hardesty - Role in film shot in KY

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Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358 

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