WEKU Eastern Standard WEKU's weekly public affairs program focusing on issues important to Central and Eastern Kentucky.
WEKU Eastern Standard

WEKU Eastern Standard

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WEKU's weekly public affairs program focusing on issues important to Central and Eastern Kentucky.

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This group's name is a question for the ages: "What's Next EKY"? Details of their recent survey looking for ideas and concerns in the region. We hear from two on the frontlines of coping with a rising level of domestic violence in Madison County: Richmond Detective Stuart Adams and Jennifer Lainhart, director of Hope's Wings Domestic Violence Shelter. And, the economy is booming for some, yet so many in Kentucky find affordable home ownership out of the question. Why? Our question for Mary

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We have a lot of questions. Do undocumented immigrants boost crime rates? Does quality public education drive economic development? Can rural Kentucky benefit from ideas hatched in other parts of the world? Might you kick yourself for forgetting this before heading out for a hike in the back country? Can an artist bring the Great Lakes to Kentucky? We've also got a lot of answers on this edition of Eastern Standard.

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Do undocumented immigrants equal increased crime rates? This analysis says no. Does quality public education equal positive economic development? Some educators say yes. Can rural Kentucky benefit from ideas hatched in other parts of the world? This Eastern Kentucky leader says it can. Might you kick yourself for forgetting this before heading out for a hike in the back country? This wilderness survival expert says, probably. And, can an artist bring the Great Lakes to Kentucky? Yes. Well, so to

Eastern Standard: ReThinking Rural; EKU Veterans Studies; Craft Cider in Lex; Adds to Bourbon Trail

ReThink Rural helps "those who are searching for a simpler, rural lifestyle get a firsthand view of what that life could be like." An interview with Rethink founder Madeline Moore. Bringing about understanding between military veterans and civilians is the goal of EKU's first-in-nation Veterans Studies Program. A conversation with program co-founder, Dr .Travis Martin. Craft cider joins bourbon, beer and wine production in Lexington. And, additions to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour.

Eastern Standard: ReThinking Rural; EKU Veterans Studies; Craft Cider in Lex; Adds to Bourbon Trail

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ReThink Rural helps "those who are searching for a simpler, rural lifestyle get a firsthand view of what that life could be like." An interview with Rethink founder Madeline Moore from her home in Chinook, Washington. Bringing about understanding between military veterans and civilians is the goal of EKU's first-in-nation Veterans Studies Program. A conversation with the program's co-founder, Dr .Travis Martin. Craft cider is joining bourbon, beer and wine production in and around Lexington.

Eastern Standard: Kids Count Databook '19; Species Extinction In Ky; The Lex, Season 5; Speed Museum

When it comes to raising kids, how're we doing here in Kentucky? A report card from the Annie E. Casey Foundation offers some isight. A recent UN report predicting mass species extinctions is viewed through a Kentucky lens. What's in store for the Lexington Theatre Company's 5th summer season and a major exhibitions and a poignant event at the Speed Museum. C ontact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358 People like you value experienced, knowledgeable and award-winning

Eastern Standard: Kids Count Databook '19; Species Extinction In Ky; The Lex, Season 5; Speed Museum

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On this edition of Eastern Standard: How're we doing here in Kentucky when it comes to raising kids? A report card from the Annie E. Casey Foundation looks at the issue; A recent report from the United Nation detailing mass species extinctions is viewed through a Kentucky lens; What's in store for the Lexington Theatre Company's 5th summer season?; Major exhibitions and a poignant event at the Speed Museum. Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358 People like you

Eastern Standard: The Rural Allure; The Promise Zone; Renewable Energy; Humans of Central Appalachia

On this edition of Eastern Standard: New York Times columnist Paul Krugman draws a "beg to differ" response from rural America. An update on the Kentucky "Promise Zone," now in its 5th year. Renewable energy is winning over some Kentuckians. The latest in our series, "Humans of Central Appalachia": Ronnie Walker of Harlan, Kentucky. C ontact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358 People like you value experienced, knowledgeable and award-winning journalism that covers

Eastern Standard: The Rural Allure; The Promise Zone; Renewable Energy; Humans of Central Appalachia

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On the next edition of Eastern Standard: New York Times columnist Paul Krugman draws a "beg to differ" response from rural America. An update on the Kentucky "Promise Zone," now in its 5th year. Renewable energy is winning over some Kentuckians. The latest in our series, "Humans of Central Appalachia": Ronnie Walker of Harlan, Kentucky. Listen on Thursday at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday at 6 p.m. and on-demand your WEKU mobile app and esweku.com Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail

Eastern Standard for June 13, 2019

"The cavalry's not coming, we're it." Kentucky towns work on their economies and quality of life. Host Tom Martin talks with Tad Long of the Kentucky League of Cities. Meanwhile, coalfield towns and non-profits look upward for power from the sun. Race horse deaths on the rise: Why Kentucky is more secretive than other racing states. Looking to Montana's Artrepreneurs Program for tips for the artists of rural Kentucky. And details on Juneteenth in Lexington. Listen to the full episode.

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