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Eastern Standard for April 21, 2022

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Scene from "Ezell: Ballad of a Land Man"

On this week's edition: Environment reporter James Bruggers on the rising number of violations at surface mines, and a failure of state regulators to bring a record number of them into compliance. | "Ezell: Ballad of a Land Man", an interactive, immersive theatrical production from Clear Creek Creative, debuting in Berea | Life for the disabled, pre-ADA | Life for a quadriplegic who overcame paralysis to become a lawyer | The nation's first Black female Vice President and Supreme Court Justice are joined by Kentucky's first Black female Poet Laureate. A talk with Crystal Wilkinson | Details of the '22 season of the Tahlsound Concert Series

Tom Martin is the host of Eastern Standard, a weekly radio magazine of interviews and stories about interesting people, places, and things happening in the Commonwealth.