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Eastern Standard for September 15, 2022

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Sam Dick
"He doesn't talk. He gets it done." Jim Host on Lexington Urban League chief PG Peeples, Sr.

The pros and cons of student debt forgiveness. Education Contributor Brigitte Blom discusses the Biden Administration’s loan relief program with Michael Clark, Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at UK. | PG Peeples, Sr. has for many decades been a quiet force behind civil rights in Kentucky. As the Urban League prepares to honor his service to the Lexington-Fayette County chapter - and as he battles cancer - WEKU’s Sam Dick talks with two who know him well: Rev. CB Akins of First Baptist Church of Bracktown, and sports marketing guru Jim Host. | Kentucky novelist Silas House is about to publish “Lark Ascending”, a story of apocalypse, escape, wonder and hope. He offers insights in an interview with Kentucky Writers series host Tom Eblen. | NPR Legal Affairs correspondent Nine Totenberg is out with her new book, “Dinners with Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships.” She shares the details of that relationship as well as her views on the present state of the Supreme Court in a conversation with Tom Martin.

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.