© 2022 WEKU
Central and Eastern Kentucky's Radio News Leader
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
Support WEKU during the end-of-year membership drive! Click here to make a donation or increase your charitable gift. Thanks!

Eastern Standard for September 1, 2022

Samantha Morrill
Melissa Helton standing before an open freezer containing damaged historical documents, photos and other items.

The losses to flooding in Eastern Kentucky are extensive and as WEKU's Samantha Morrill reports, they could include important historical records and artifacts at the Hindman Settlement School | Days after the flood of late July Reggie Van Stockum traveled the creekside roads of Eastern Kentucky to chronicle the destruction and listen to people's experiences | Patrick Angel, who is leading an effort to return Kentucky to its former status as a leading producer of sheep and goat products, details the flood losses of farmers | Toxic PFAS or "Forever Chemicals" are found in the blood of 99 percent of Americans. PFAS researcher Molly Frazar joins us | Cynthia Resor chats with author Sallie Bingham about her brother's fatal overdose and misperceptions about the realities of wealth and privilege | Tom Eblen interviews award-winning, writer, teacher and editor Ellen Birkett Morris, author of "Lost Girls," Morris' collection of short stories.

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.