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    On this week’s Eastern Standard: Appalachian life as recalled by Lynch, Kentucky native and sociologist William H. Turner in his new book “Harlan Renaissance” | Nikki Finney on the 25th anniversary re-release of “Heartwood,” her acclaimed story of life in a rural community | EKU social psychology professor Matthew Winslow on ungrading education | Renowned psychiatrist and EKU Chautauqua speaker Randolph Nesse on “Good Reasons for Bad Feelings”
  • On this week’s Eastern Standard:Affrilachian 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 of life in a rural community | EKU social psychology professor Matthew Winslow on ungrading education | Renowned psychiatrist and EKU Chautauqua speaker Randolph Nesse on “Good Reasons for Bad Feelings”
  • 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 Poet Laureate Crystal Wilkinson on how her E. KY. upbringing influences her art | Eastern Standard welcomes a new content partner: The Daily Yonder. Editor Tim Marema spells out what you’ll soon be hearing
  • 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 Silas House
  • Kentucky's political landscape, the Appalachian Highway System, Space Tango, and inside the mind of Silas House
  • 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 Loretta Lynn maladies that have haunted the region
  • Eastern Standard Preview for August 16, 2021
  • Eastern Standard August 12, 2021Alan 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 farms? | We look into the Wendell Berry Farming Program | Farm Dinner Theater delivers fun, eats and messages about health and safety
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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;…
  • 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,…
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