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Eastern Standard for May 19, 2022

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Valeria Kaidanov
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Vera Lisen as seen through the lens of daughter Valery Kaidanov of Lexington as her mother, who had escaped from the devastated city of Mariupol, crossed the Ukraine-Romanian border.

From weeks trapped in a basement shelter in the devastated eastern Ukraine city of Mariupol to safety in Lexington: Valery Kaidanov on the odyssey of her 84-year old mother, Vera Lisen. | After inflation is taken into account, state employee wages have declined over a decade. An analysis of a workforce crisis in Frankfort | The deeply partisan Senate confirmation hearing for judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as viewed through the lens of Dr. Melynda Price, Professor of Law and Humanities and Director of the UK Gaines Center for the Humanities. | Why Katie Toupin parted ways with Louisville’s Houndmouth and now calls Lexington home and how it all connects with Blink 182.

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.