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Eastern Standard Feb. 22, 2024

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On this week’s Eastern Standard:

After escaping dictatorship in his home country of The Congo for democracy in the U.S., EKU professor Patrick Litanga describes seeing his adopted home country flirt with authoritarianism.

WEKU’s Stan Ingold explores failing municipal water systems in eastern Kentucky.

How does it feel to be recognized with the teaching equivalent of an Oscar? Education contributor Gill Hunter talks with Lexington agriculture teacher Jacob Ball.

In addition to his duties as EKU Choral Director and Chancel Choir Director of the First Christian Church in Richmond, Richard Waters has a new additional role as conductor of the Kentucky Bach Choir. On March 3rd, in addition to selections marking the 300th anniversary of Bach’s St. John Passion, the Choir will perform a composition by Dr. Waters, based on the poetry of preeminent Kentucky writer Wendell Berry.

Want to make that podcast sound great? We consult a sound design pro - Eastern Standard Technical Director and Sound Designer, Neil Kesterson.

And after focusing on dogs in December, Meghan Hawkins joins us from the Lexington Humane Society to give cats equal time.

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