John Hingsbergen http://weku.fm en SOAR Group Hears Tourism Ideas in Richmond http://weku.fm/post/soar-group-hears-tourism-ideas-richmond <p>A work group of the Shaping Our Appalachian Region Initiative, or SOAR, held a listening session in Richmond Tuesday evening. &nbsp;A<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;group of 20 people gathered on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University. &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 John Hingsbergen 62819 at http://weku.fm SOAR Group Hears Tourism Ideas in Richmond Eastern Standard: Why Should We Care About Ukraine? http://weku.fm/post/eastern-standard-why-should-we-care-about-ukraine <p></p><p>The former Soviet Republic of Ukraine has been in constant turmoil this year, turmoil that has apparently led to the downing of a Malaysian Airlines jet with 298 civilians aboard.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:47:22 +0000 John Hingsbergen 62780 at http://weku.fm Eastern Standard: Why Should We Care About Ukraine? Feedback: Why the 6:00 Hour of All Things Considered? plus Ongoing, Severe Tech. Issues with 102.1 http://weku.fm/post/feedback-why-600-hour-all-things-considered-plus-ongoing-severe-tech-issues-1021 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Listener Michael emailed us, “Would you consider having a different show at 6:00 PM on weekdays instead of repeating the 4:00 hour of All Things Considered? I find myself often listening during both those hours on a given day and it's a drag hearing the rerun.”</span></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 John Hingsbergen 62708 at http://weku.fm Feedback: Why the 6:00 Hour of All Things Considered? plus Ongoing, Severe Tech. Issues with 102.1 Rich Copley: Studio Players, Forecastle Festival & Keeneland Concours http://weku.fm/post/rich-copley-studio-players-forecastle-festival-keeneland-concours <p>It’s time for our preview of weekend events with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader. &nbsp;This week, Rich &nbsp;tells us about The Studio Players’ production of Honky Tonk Angel, the annual Keeneland Concours and the annual Forecastle music festival in Louisville.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 John Hingsbergen 62707 at http://weku.fm Rich Copley: Studio Players, Forecastle Festival & Keeneland Concours Listener Feedback: Repeating Stories, Missing Woodsongs, 88.9 Signal Issues http://weku.fm/post/listener-feedback-repeating-stories-missing-woodsongs-889-signal-issues <p>On Wednesday morning, Chris from Lexington, wrote, “Didn't we hear all of today's stories yesterday?”&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">As examples, he pointed out the “Jack Conway story” and the “police car story.”</span></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 John Hingsbergen 62365 at http://weku.fm Listener Feedback: Repeating Stories, Missing Woodsongs, 88.9 Signal Issues Exploring Kentucky's Great Outdoors on Eastern Standard http://weku.fm/post/exploring-kentuckys-great-outdoors-eastern-standard <p>State and national parks, underground caves, forests, cliffs and campgrounds are just some of the natural features that bring hundreds of thousands of visitors to the Bluegrass State every year. &nbsp;</p><p>On this program, we'll discuss some of these attributes of our state and hear your questions, comments and stories for guests representing some of the state's outdoor attractions.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;">&nbsp;</p> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 04:31:08 +0000 John Hingsbergen 62351 at http://weku.fm Exploring Kentucky's Great Outdoors on Eastern Standard Our 'Love Affair' with Cars on Eastern Standard http://weku.fm/post/our-love-affair-cars-eastern-standard <p>On this week's show, we're turning to YOU for stories about out love affair with cars. Tell us about your first car, your favorite of all time (so far). How about the one that got away and that you wished you had never gotten rid of?</p><p></p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:02:06 +0000 John Hingsbergen 62059 at http://weku.fm Our 'Love Affair' with Cars on Eastern Standard Feedback: Tweeting 'Thanks,' EST Show Brings Offer plus Tech Troubles at 102.1 http://weku.fm/post/feedback-tweeting-thanks-est-show-brings-offer-plus-tech-troubles-1021 <p><a href="https://twitter.com/LFCHD" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>LexKy Health Dept.</strong>&nbsp;‏@LFCHD&nbsp;</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">tweeted, &nbsp;“Thx to </span><a href="https://twitter.com/889WEKU">@889WEKU</a>'s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Stu Johnson for talking community </span><a data-query-source="hashtag_click" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/health?src=hash" style="line-height: 1.5;">#health</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> w/ </span><a href="https://twitter.com/P4YLex">@P4YLex</a>'s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Larry Johnson this morning.” &nbsp;Tha Mon, 07 Jul 2014 10:30:00 +0000 John Hingsbergen 62035 at http://weku.fm Feedback: Tweeting 'Thanks,' EST Show Brings Offer plus Tech Troubles at 102.1 Rich Copley: Holiday Events and SummerFest Launching New Era http://weku.fm/post/rich-copley-holiday-events-and-summerfest-launching-new-era <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s time for our preview of weekend events with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald-Leader. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 16:27:13 +0000 Rich Copley, Lexington Herald Leader, Rich Copley, Lexington Herald Leader & John Hingsbergen 61966 at http://weku.fm Rich Copley: Holiday Events and SummerFest Launching New Era WEKU's Special 4th of July Holiday Weekend Programming http://weku.fm/post/wekus-special-4th-july-holiday-weekend-programming <p>WEKU is featuring a number of special programs for this Independence Day weekend. They include: <a href="http://www.pbs.org/a-capitol-fourth/about/the-concert/" target="_blank"><strong><em>A Capitol Fourth,</em></strong></a> a "live" concert simulcast with PBS from the U.S. Capitol; a three-hour 4oth anniversary edition of <a href="http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/" target="_blank"><strong><em>A Prairie Home Companion</em></strong></a>; and the annual Capitol Steps 4th of July Special edition of <a href="http://www.capsteps.com/" target="_blank"><strong><em>Politics Takes a Holiday.&nbsp;</em></strong></a></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Here's the schedule:</span></p><p><strong>Friday July 4&nbsp;</strong><br /><br /><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><em><a href="http://www.pbs.org/a-capitol-fourth/about/the-concert/" target="_blank">A Capitol Fourth&nbsp;</a></em></strong><br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">8:00 - 10:00 pm "live" on </span>WKYL<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Classic 102.1</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">10:00 pm - midnight on 88.9 and the WEKU&nbsp;network of news and information stations</span></p><p><strong>Saturday July 5</strong><br /><br /><em><a href="http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/" target="_blank"><strong>A Prairie Home Companion 4oth Anniversary Special</strong></a></em><br /><br />6:00 - 9:00 pm - A special three-hour "live" &nbsp;broadcast from the campus of Macalaster College in St. Paul, MN</p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Sunday July 6</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;1</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">:00 - 4:00 pm - A special three-hour re-broadcast of Saturday evening's "live" show<br /><br />7:00 - 8:00 pm - <a href="http://www.capsteps.com/" target="_blank"><strong>The Capitol Steps,</strong> <strong><em>Politics Takes a Holiday</em></strong></a></span></p><p><br />&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:44:59 +0000 John Hingsbergen 61917 at http://weku.fm WEKU's Special 4th of July Holiday Weekend Programming Feedback: Lexington Listener Switched to WEKU, Another Loves the Music http://weku.fm/post/feedback-lexington-listener-switched-weku-another-loves-music <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We had a nice note by email from listener Pat, “I used to support </span>WUKY<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> until I recently learned that your station has a lot more news programs on all during the day. &nbsp;Consequently, I am now financially supporting YOUR station. &nbsp;You are now a regular expense in my annual budget.”&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 John Hingsbergen 61720 at http://weku.fm Feedback: Lexington Listener Switched to WEKU, Another Loves the Music Covering the World's News on Eastern Standard http://weku.fm/post/covering-worlds-news-eastern-standard <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;">Public radio listeners are “world citizens” and, to feed our hunger for news from beyond our own borders, we have excellent resources.&nbsp; This special show originated in Atlanta, Ga. on September 19, 2013 during the annual conference of Public Radio Program Directors.</p><p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 01:06:51 +0000 John Hingsbergen 61729 at http://weku.fm Covering the World's News on Eastern Standard Rich Copley: Oakridge Boys, Pride Festival & Local Actress 'Under the Dome' http://weku.fm/post/rich-copley-oakridge-boys-pride-festival-local-actress-under-dome <p>It's time for our weekly chat with Rich Copley about weekend arts and cultural activities. Rich tells WEKU’s John Hingsbergen that, with the Oakridge Boys performing Saturday night at Renfro Valley, he had a chance to interview one of the members of the group. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 19:11:51 +0000 John Hingsbergen 61694 at http://weku.fm Rich Copley: Oakridge Boys, Pride Festival & Local Actress 'Under the Dome' Feedback: Every Story Needs an Edit, Even the AP http://weku.fm/post/feedback-every-story-needs-edit-even-ap <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From the Listener Comment Line, “I</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was listening to the news on the </span>Boone's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Trace and I always thought that&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Boonesboro was in Madison County.”&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The listener is, of course, correct and the error he heard was in Associated Press copy that we received. &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 17:37:55 +0000 John Hingsbergen 61419 at http://weku.fm Feedback: Every Story Needs an Edit, Even the AP Eastern Standard: Why WE Should Care About ISIS in Iraq http://weku.fm/post/eastern-standard-why-we-should-care-about-isis-iraq-0 <p>As the jihadist militant group known as The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant wreaks terror on Iraq, we in the U.S. are asking, "Why should we care about ISIS?" On this week's show, we'll hear some answers from Transylvania University Associate Professor of Political Science,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.transy.edu/about/faculty_bio.htm?ID=0462816" target="_blank"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif; font-weight: inherit; letter-spacing: 0.025em; line-height: normal;">Michael Cairo, PhD.</span></a></p><p></p> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 20:00:17 +0000 John Hingsbergen 61386 at http://weku.fm Eastern Standard: Why WE Should Care About ISIS in Iraq Rich Copley: Gallery Hopping, Life in the Theatre and a Grand Night for Singing http://weku.fm/post/rich-copley-gallery-hopping-life-theatre-and-grand-night-singing <p>It’s time for our preview of weekend events with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader. &nbsp;Rich tells WEKU’s John Hingsbergen that the weekend begins with one of Lexington’s popular Gallery Hops.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 23:12:03 +0000 Rich Copley, Lexington Herald Leader, Rich Copley, Lexington Herald Leader & John Hingsbergen 61337 at http://weku.fm Lexington Mayor Cancels Rupp Project Due to Lack of UK Support http://weku.fm/post/lexington-mayor-cancels-rupp-project-due-lack-uk-support <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lexington Mayor Jim Gray has suspended the City’s efforts to reinvent </span>Rupp<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Arena and build a new convention center. T</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">he city says it&nbsp;</span>cancelled<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> its plans because the University of Kentucky changed its mind about</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;a new facility lease in 2018.</span></p><p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 21:06:36 +0000 John Hingsbergen 61217 at http://weku.fm Lexington Mayor Cancels Rupp Project Due to Lack of UK Support PTSD, Veterans's Issues on Eastern Standard http://weku.fm/post/ptsd-veteranss-issues-eastern-standard <p>A&nbsp; new novel by a Lexington-based author Brad Jones addresses issues of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and care for our nation’s veterans.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">During this PTSD Awareness Month, we’ll hear more about the novel <a href="http://yhst-47425210076111.stores.yahoo.net/blwatugrpon.html"><em>Black Walls Turn Gray&nbsp;</em></a>and discuss the experiences of this former Marine who served in Afghanistan.</span></p><p></p><p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 23:18:39 +0000 John Hingsbergen 61174 at http://weku.fm PTSD, Veterans's Issues on Eastern Standard Feedback: Still Not Happy with NPR Credit Announcer, How About New Feedback Promos? http://weku.fm/post/feedback-still-not-happy-npr-credit-announcer-how-about-new-feedback-promos <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Listener </span>MSJ<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> wrote a long email about NPR’s relatively new announcer for underwriting credits.&nbsp; He says, “This is a&nbsp;croaking, creaking,&nbsp;irritating, raspy, untrained, voice which leaves her gasping for air (the sound of which producers at NPR refuse to edit, it seems) at the end of each announcement.</span></p><p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 05:53:22 +0000 John Hingsbergen 61058 at http://weku.fm Feedback: Still Not Happy with NPR Credit Announcer, How About New Feedback Promos? Rich Copley: A Weekend of Bluegrass, Harry Dean Stanton and BlackBird Dance http://weku.fm/post/rich-copley-weekend-bluegrass-harry-dean-stanton-and-blackbird-dance <p>It’s time for our preview of weekend events with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader. &nbsp;As usual, Rich is on the line with WEKU’s John Hingsbergen, discussing this week and weekend's bluegrass activities, the Harry Dean Stanton Festival and the BlackBird Dance troupe at the Downtown Arts Center.</p><p></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 10:30:00 +0000 John Hingsbergen 60949 at http://weku.fm Cancer in the Commonwealth on Eastern Standard http://weku.fm/post/cancer-commonwealth-eastern-standard-0 <p>Recent statistics show Kentucky is still a leader, if not THE leader, in cancer deaths among states in the U.S. On this week's show, we'll discuss this unhappy distinction as well as treatment and survival options.</p><p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 05:15:59 +0000 John Hingsbergen 60891 at http://weku.fm Cancer in the Commonwealth on Eastern Standard Feedback: Garbled Emergency Alerts & Need for Postal Address http://weku.fm/post/feedback-garbled-emergency-alerts-need-postal-address <p>We had a number of calls to the Listener Comment Line last week…including this one on Wednesday evening:&nbsp;<br /><br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Anonymous female caller: “You need to improve your emergency broadcast notifications. They do not come clearly (when) listening on the radio. Very garbled.&nbsp; Very difficult to understand.”&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 11:04:04 +0000 John Hingsbergen 60789 at http://weku.fm Feedback: Garbled Emergency Alerts & Need for Postal Address Feedback: Reactions to "Terrible" Technical Trouble http://weku.fm/post/feedback-reactions-terrible-technical-trouble <p>From the Listener Comment Line last Sunday, "It's 7:36 Sunday morning, Bob Edwards Weekend. &nbsp;The first segment was excellent about graduation. The second segment is a re-run from last week. How can you do this? &nbsp;This is terrible!"<br /><br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We believe what this listener heard was the first sign of serious problems with the computer system that plays back much of our programming.&nbsp; We are grateful for the calls, emails and Facebook posts that helped us react quickly.</span><br /> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 13:41:15 +0000 John Hingsbergen 60444 at http://weku.fm Feedback: Reactions to "Terrible" Technical Trouble Ky Author, Murdoch's World, Host of PRI's The World on Eastern Standard http://weku.fm/post/ky-author-murdochs-world-host-pris-world-eastern-standard-0 <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">NPR media correspondent and author David Folkenflik discusses his book&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.publicaffairsbooks.com/publicaffairsbooks-cgi-bin/display?book=9781610390897&amp;cover=hc" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(0, 82, 155); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;" target="_blank"><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Murdoch's World Mon, 02 Jun 2014 13:16:20 +0000 John Hingsbergen 60443 at http://weku.fm Ky Author, Murdoch's World, Host of PRI's The World on Eastern Standard EKU Center's Aalberts on Eastern Standard http://weku.fm/post/eku-centers-aalberts-eastern-standard <p></p><p>Joel Aalberts&nbsp;is nearing his first anniversary as Director of the Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts. &nbsp;The<a href="http://www.eku.edu/news/eku-center-arts-announces-2014-15-lineup" target="_blank"> 2014-15 schedule</a> of concerts and other performances will be the first he has put together for the center which opened in 2011.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Wed, 28 May 2014 19:58:09 +0000 John Hingsbergen 60254 at http://weku.fm EKU Center's Aalberts on Eastern Standard Memorial Day on Eastern Standard http://weku.fm/post/memorial-day-eastern-standard <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;">Memorial Day was intended as a time for honoring our nation's war dead. Today, it's best known as the unofficial start of summer. On this week's show, we'll discuss the holiday and how we can best honor those who've served and given their all.</p><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 02:34:03 +0000 John Hingsbergen 59892 at http://weku.fm Memorial Day on Eastern Standard Feedback: Lex Phil Beethoven from Afar, Story Comment & Tech Issues (of course) http://weku.fm/post/feedback-lex-phil-beethoven-afar-story-comment-tech-issues-course <p>Steve emailed us, “It seems, after every cooperative concert with the Lexington Philharmonic, I as a singer in the Lexington Chamber Chorale, have an "issue" with WEKU. At Christmas it was a failure of my computer to make a good recording of the Messiah.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today it is my inability to sing with the chorale due to a family emergency. I am "stranded" in Dallas TX and hope to hear the Beethoven 9 when it is broadcast."</span></p> Mon, 19 May 2014 22:25:50 +0000 John Hingsbergen 59830 at http://weku.fm Feedback: Lex Phil Beethoven from Afar, Story Comment & Tech Issues (of course) Primary Election Preview on Eastern Standard http://weku.fm/post/primary-election-preview-eastern-standard <p>While the 2014 mid-term election is a half a year away, Kentucky voters will go to the polls this month for a primary election. &nbsp;On this week's show, we'll discuss the May 20 Primary with journalists covering politics in the Commonwealth.</p><p>Among the topics we'll discuss: The competition for the Democratic nomination for the Sixth District U.S. House; &nbsp;the race for the U.S. Senate seat held by incumbent and House Minority Leader Mitch McConnell; the Lexington Mayoral Race; and any other races of interest to our listeners.</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 21:22:07 +0000 John Hingsbergen 59501 at http://weku.fm Primary Election Preview on Eastern Standard Feedback: Why Not Focus on Sustaining Donors? http://weku.fm/post/feedback-why-not-focus-sustaining-donors <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thanks to everyone who entered our drawing for tickets to Garrison </span>Keillor's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> book reading and signing last week.&nbsp; The lucky winners were Congratulations to Twitter follower Jeff </span>Sames<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Facebook friend and Melissa </span>Blose<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; We hope you had a good time.</span></p> Mon, 12 May 2014 12:45:48 +0000 John Hingsbergen 59473 at http://weku.fm Feedback: Why Not Focus on Sustaining Donors? Rich Copley: Studio Players Stage 'Perfect Wedding,' Film with Ky Connection & Moonshiner's Ball http://weku.fm/post/rich-copley-studio-players-stage-perfect-wedding-film-ky-connection-moonshiners-ball <p>It’s time for our preview of weekend events with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader.&nbsp;<br /><br />Rich tells WEKU’s John Hingsbergen that it’s going to be another busy weekend across Central Kentucky, beginning with the opening of a play staged by “Kentucky’s oldest community-involved theatre.”&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 09 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 John Hingsbergen & Rich Copley 59336 at http://weku.fm Rich Copley: Studio Players Stage 'Perfect Wedding,' Film with Ky Connection & Moonshiner's Ball