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Eastern Standard - June 6th, 2024

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The Kentucky Board of Elections membership is split, 50-50, Republican/Democrat. Surely they can’t agree on anything in today's polarized atmosphere, right? Wrong. They’ve managed to accomplish much in a bi-partisan fashion. Our guests: board members Deanna Branger (R), and Ben Chandler (D).

With abortion looming as a pivotal issue in the 2024 elections, a look back at how we got here. In the debut of her new ES series on reproductive matters, Laura Daly hosts Leila Abolfazi, Director of National Abortion Strategy at the National Women’s Law Center for a primer on the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v Jackson, overturning the abortion rights established by the court’s 1973 decision in Roe v Wade.

Jack “Goose” Givens is a Wildcats legend. In his senior year at the University of Kentucky, Givens led the Wildcats to the 1978 NCAA National Championship with a win against Duke scoring 41 points to earn Most Outstanding Player. Now, he has published a memoir with co-author Doug Brunk. They are Gerald Smith’s guests in his ES series on racial justice and equality.

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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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