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Eastern Standard Nov. 10th

Kentucky Reel
Gene Burch
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“Nearly 1 in 4 Kentucky adults can read and comprehend only basic material, making them functionally illiterate” begins the first in a five chapter series by Courier-Journal investigative reporter Mandy McLaren. McLaren’s reporting calculates the cost of illiteracy to the Kentucky economy. | The connection between education and economic well-being is explored with Vicki Phillips of the National Center for Education and the Economy | Unique research at UK is looking into non-medical prescription opioid use among Black Americans | Outdoors writer Art Lander discusses “A Brief History of Baitcasting, Bass Fishing and the Kentucky Reel”, his new book with co-author Bill Hinkebein | Duane Lundy sits down with Lexington Stephen Trask, composer of the Tony winning “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”

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.