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Rise - Episode 1

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Chris Begley
Michelle Lucas, near her home in Camp Branch, Kentucky

Episode One captures what happened in the early morning of July 28, 2022 when several communities in Eastern Kentucky experienced record flooding that eventually claimed 44 lives and left thousands homeless.

We look at what contributed to the disaster, how communities are responding, and what’s needed to address the challenges ahead.

WEKU’s Tom Martin and a team of reporters takes listeners on a journey as Eastern Kentucky navigates a future made less certain by climate change.

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.