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WEKU's weekly public affairs program discussing topics and concerns of Central and Eastern Kentucky, hosted by Tom Martin

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Eastern Standard for February 27, 2020

18 hours ago

Eastern Kentucky’s cancer rate is highest in the nation. Why? | Markey Cancer Center turns to young Appalachians to help battle the disease in their communities and homes. | What’s happening in chain pharmacies and the prescription mistakes that result | An examination of a fundamental virtue: Patience.

 

Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358

Eastern Standard Preview - February 27

Feb 24, 2020

The essays of future frontline warriors in the battle against cancer in Eastern Kentucky | What a national health reporter discovered about cancer in E. Ky. | Chain pharmacists, performance metrics and rising prescription mistakes | The foundational virtue: patience

Tune into Eastern Standard Thursday at 11a, 7p and Sunday at 6p on 88.9 WEKU and weku.org.

Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358

Eastern Standard for February 20, 2020

Feb 20, 2020

Oscar-nominated, Emmy winning Appalachian documentary-maker Elaine McMillion Sheldon is coming to EKU | A summit on all things farm-to-table at UK | The latest in our series on the 19th amendment: what exactly was a U.S. citizen 150 years ago? | A pair of surveys gauge where women are on matters of workplace conditions, as well as what is expected of political leaders.

Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358

Eastern Standard Preview: February 20 Edition

Feb 17, 2020

On this weeks program:

Oscar-nominated, Emmy winning Appalachian documentary-maker Elaine McMillion Sheldon | A summit on all things farm-to-table at UK | The latest in our series on the 19th amendment: what exactly was a U.S. citizen in the 19th century? | A pair of surveys gauge where women are on workplace conditions and what is expected of political leaders. 

Listen to Eastern Standard Thursday at 11a, 7p and Sunday at 6p on WEKU.

Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358

Eastern Standard for February 13, 2020

Feb 13, 2020

You're the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the budget is tight and everybody wants a piece of you. This week's edition looks into some of the funding expectations and demands being heard by the 2020 session of the General Assembly as legislators work out a state budget for the next two fiscal years.


Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358

Feb. 13 Eastern Standard Preview

Feb 10, 2020

This week's edition looks into some of the funding expectations and demands being heard by the 2020 session of the Kentucky General Assembly as legislators work out a state budget for the next two fiscal years.

Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358

Eastern Standard for February 6, 2020

Feb 6, 2020
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A very different perspective on coal mining and drug addiction | How to hire and keep second chance employees | Rising river levels, increasing accidents | Relieve your child's stress over homework | Our latest LexPhil conductor candidate interview 

Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358

2/6 Eastern Standard Preview

Feb 3, 2020

On this week's Eastern Standard:

A very different view on connections between coal mining and drug addiction | A workshop for those hiring second chance employees | Rising rivers, increasing accidents | The psychology of student stress | LexPhil conductor candidate interview.

Tune in Thursday at 11a, 7p and Sunday at 6p.

Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358

Eastern Standard for January 30, 2020

Jan 30, 2020

As superbugs increase drug resistance, antibiotic companies are going bankrupt | The 2020 Census: What you need to know, how you can be hired to help | The birth control movement and midwives of Depression-era Appalachian Kentucky | A UK filmmaker's documentary airs on PBS | Lexington guitarist and singer/songwriter Jim Gleason

Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358

Jan. 30 Eastern Standard Preview

Jan 27, 2020

On this week's Eastern Standard:

Antibiotic manufacturers are going bankrupt even as superbugs increase antibiotic resistance. We will talk with University of Louisville Clinical Pharmacist Dr. Bethany Wattles. 

Dani Rogers on the 2020 Census: what you need to know and how to be hired.

Dr. Courtney Kisat on birth control and the midwives of Depression era Appalachian Kentucky.

UK filmmaker Catharine Axley's PBS documentary about Alaskan dogsled champion George Attla. 

And singer-songwriter Jim Gleason discusses and plays a few bars from his new album.

Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358

Eastern Standard - January 23, 2020

Jan 23, 2020

This week on Eastern Standard: the care and feeding of the Kentucky mind. Conversations with Eastern Kentucky University Interim President David McFaddin and University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto. And, making a "big bold ask" of a budget-strapped state legislature, Prichard Committee executive director, Brigitte Blom Ramsey.

Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358

Jan. 23 Eastern Standard Preview

Jan 20, 2020

On this week's program, the care and feeding of the Kentucky mind. Eastern Kentucky University Interim President David McFaddin and University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto.  And, Prichard Committee executive director, Brigitte Blom Ramsey makes a 'big bold ask' from a budget-strapped state legislature.

Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358

In this edition: conversations with Governor Andy Beshear, and Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton. And we begin a year-long monthly series based on the centennial of ratification of the 19th amendment establishing the right of American women to vote. This month's installment features EKU Associate Professors of History Carolyn Dupont and Jackie Jay.

Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358

Eastern Standard Preview

Jan 13, 2020

On this weeks program, conversations with Governor Andy Beshear as the first legislative session of his young administration gets underway, and Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton on issues ranging from drugs and crime to streets and grease. And, the first in a yearlong monthly series on the centennial of ratification of the 19th Amendment establishing the voting rights of women.

Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358

Eastern Standard - January 9, 2020

Jan 9, 2020

Drugs, incarceration and the Kentucky business community: Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Ashley Watts on de-felonizing drug possession. And, Kentucky Health News reporter Melissa Patrick on how newsrooms are changing the words used to report about drug addiction. Plus, the micro-credential, a tool for classroom teachers that is making a difference. And, Tom Eblen with the 2020 inductees into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame.

Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358

Eastern Standard Preview

Jan 6, 2020

This Thursday on Eastern Standard: Drugs, incarceration and the Kentucky business community; Why Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Ashley Watts is making it a priority to de-felonize drug possession and focus on recovery; Kentucky Health News reporter Melissa Patrick on newsrooms changing the language used to report about drug addiction. Plus, the micro-credential, a tool for classroom teachers that is making a difference. Tom Eblen talks about who made the 2020 Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame.

 

Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358

Eastern Standard for January 2, 2020

Jan 2, 2020

Listen to Robert Gipe, Sky & Geoff Marietta, and Robin Mason describe their entrepreneurial enterprises in Eastern Kentucky communities. Also: cultivating the school principal's CEO chops. An interview with the Kentucky Chamber's Kelly Wolf and Michael Price, an alumni of the Chamber's School Principal Leadership Institute.

Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358

Eastern Standard Preview

Dec 30, 2019

Entrepreneurship in Eastern Kentucky: these people are making it happen. With Robert Gipe, Geoff & Sky Marietta and Robin Mason. Also: cultivating the school principal's CEO chops. An interview with the Kentucky Chamber's Kelly Wolf and public school vice principal Michael Price, an alumni of the Chamber's School Principal Leadership Institute.

Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358

Eastern Standard for December 26, 2019

Dec 26, 2019

With narration by Tom Martin, the hour is filled with samplings of the voices among hundreds throughout the central Appalachian region interviewed and photographed by Malcolm Wilson. From Brittany Boggs of Cumberland, Kentucky to Buck Wade of Keystone, West Virginia, they tell the stories of life in the mountains as they live it and know it.

Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358

Eastern Standard Preview

Dec 23, 2019

Holiday Special Edition

With narration by Tom Martin, the hour is filled with samplings of the voices among hundreds throughout the central Appalachian region interviewed and photographed by Malcolm Wilson. From Brittany Boggs of Cumberland, Kentucky to Buck Wade of Keystone, West Virginia, they tell the stories of life in the mountains as they live it and know it.

Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358

Eastern Standard for December 19, 2019

Dec 19, 2019

Appalshop at 50: filmmaker Herb E. Smith, and Willa Johnson, director of the Appalachian Media Institute. Composer Rachel Grimes and filmmaker Catharine Axley on the multi-media folk opera "The Way Forth."  Historian Thomas Weyant on the influences of the cold war between the US and former Soviet Union on the modern American Christmas.

Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358

Eastern Standard Preview

Dec 16, 2019

Appalshop at 50: Filmmaker Herb E. Smith, and Willa Johnson, director of the Appalachian Media Institute. Composer, pianist and arranger Rachel Grimes and filmmaker Catharine Axley on the multi-media folk opera The Way Forth. And, historian Thomas Weyant talks about his research into the influences of the Cold War between the US and former Soviet Union on the modern American Christmas.

Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358

Eastern Standard for December 12, 2019

Dec 12, 2019

An in-depth interview with Dr. Shanna Babalonis on the latest UK research into medical and recreational marijuana, as well as the barriers to researching the efficacy and safety of CBD.  An analysis of samples of local honey revealing contamination by heavy metals and pesticides.  And, Elizabeth Engelhardt, co-author of "The Food We Eat, The Stories We Tell” with contributor and folklorist Emily Hilliard. 

Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358

Eastern Standard Preview

Dec 9, 2019

An in-depth interview with Dr. Shana Babalonis on the latest University of Kentucky research into medical and recreational marijuana, as well as the barriers to researching the efficacy and safety of CBD. Hear about the results of an analysis of samples of local honey revealing contamination by heavy metals and pesticides. And, an author interview: Elizabeth Englehardt, "The Food We Eat, The Stories We Tell” with folklorist Emily Hilliard, contribnutor of a chapter about the cuisine of the Swiss settlement, Helvetia, West Virginia. 

Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358

Eastern Standard for December 5, 2019

Dec 5, 2019

A full 40 percent of the student body at Eastern Kentucky University is comprised of first generation students. WEKU reporters Stu Johnson, Samantha Morrill and Wendy Barnett join Tom Martin in exploring the challenges: from the concerns of families and the experience of being a stranger in a strange place, to arriving on campus from a foster care setting, or as a young parent. And, moving the four year degree to within reach of Appalachian youth. Plus, a fast track to a GED.

Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358

Eastern Standard Preview

Dec 2, 2019

A full 40 percent of the student body at Eastern Kentucky University is comprised of first generation students. WEKU reporters Stu Johnson, Samantha Morrill and Wendy Barnett join Tom Martin in exploring the challenges: from the concerns of families and the experience of being a stranger in a strange place, to arriving on campus from a foster care setting, or as a young parent. And, moving the four year degree to within reach of Appalachian youth. Plus, a fast track to a GED.

Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358

Eastern Standard for November 21, 2019

Nov 21, 2019

Rescuing benefits and services mistakenly denied veterans. Needle sharing has made the once rare heart infection endocarditis a frequent diagnosis among the addicted. A visit with recovering addicts who have found a new path in life at an E. Kentucky stringed instrument factory. A discussion about end-of-life care. And, Lexington actor Kevin Hardesty on his lead role in a movie filmed in Central Kentucky.

Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358

Eastern Standard Preview

Nov 18, 2019

Rescuing benefits and services mistakenly denied veterans. Needle sharing has made the once rare heart infection endocarditis a frequent diagnosis among the addicted. People in recovery who have found a new path in life at a Hundman stringed instrument factory. A discussion about palliative care. And, Lexington actor Kevin Hardesty on his lead role in a movie filmed in Central Kentucky.

Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358

Eastern Standard's Tom Martin is interviewing each of the six finalist candidates for conductor and music director of the Lexington Philharmonic. Thomas Heuser of Idaho Falls and Akiko Fujimoto of Minneapolis have auditioned. Next week LexPhil hosts Kelly Corcoran of Nashville. 

Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358

Eastern Standard for November 7, 2019

Nov 7, 2019

The latest on the Martin County drinking water crisis. Exploring why school hours and work hours are so out of sync. And, CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta on his book, "Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America."

Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358

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