Eastern Standard http://weku.fm en 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Eastern Standard: Former Morning Edition Newscaster Jean Cochran http://weku.fm/post/eastern-standard-former-morning-edition-newscaster-jean-cochran <div class="audio-caption">Former NPR newscaster Jean Cochran joins&nbsp; us for a show recorded before an audience of WEKU listeners. Cochran, who retired from employment with NPR after 33 years, is the special guest at May 7th reception for WEKU Day Sponsors at Lexington's Griffin Gate Marriott Resort and Spa.<p> Tue, 06 May 2014 13:58:03 +0000 John Hingsbergen 59216 at http://weku.fm Eastern Standard: Former Morning Edition Newscaster Jean Cochran Future of Coal in Ky. on Eastern Standard http://weku.fm/post/future-coal-ky-eastern-standard <p style="margin-bottom: 0.11in"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>On this week’s show, we'll discuss the downturn in Eastern Kentucky coal mining, other challenges to the mining industry and hopes to rejuvenate or replace this important element of the Commonwealth's economy.</p><p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0.11in"> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 02:44:00 +0000 John Hingsbergen 58826 at http://weku.fm Future of Coal in Ky. on Eastern Standard Affordable Housing on Eastern Standard http://weku.fm/post/affordable-housing-eastern-standard <p style="background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">On April </span>11th<span style="line-height: 1.5; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray named the city's first director of the Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention, a newly created office. This comes after the announcement earlier this year&nbsp;that $3 million of the city's $13 million surplus&nbsp;would be allotted for affordable housing and 500,000 for homeless initiatives.</span> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:52:05 +0000 John Hingsbergen 58656 at http://weku.fm Affordable Housing on Eastern Standard Eastern Standard: Community Gardening & Sustainable Kentucky http://weku.fm/post/eastern-standard-community-gardening-sustainable-kentucky <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Tuesday April 22 is Earth Day.&nbsp; This year marks the 45<sup>th</sup> observance of the annual celebration of our planet and its environment.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this week’s Eastern Standard, we’ll discuss community gardening and other efforts to bring about a sustainable Kentucky.</span></p><p></p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:37:21 +0000 John Hingsbergen 58272 at http://weku.fm Eastern Standard: Community Gardening & Sustainable Kentucky Chemical Weapons & Bluegrass Army Depot on Eastern Standard http://weku.fm/post/chemical-weapons-bluegrass-army-depot-eastern-standard <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Beginning in the 1940's the U.S. Army stored chemical weapons at the <a href="http://csepp.ky.gov/history/bgad.htm" target="_blank">Bluegrass Army Depot</a> near Richmond. &nbsp;At the order of Congress and in compliance with the international Chemical Weapons Convention, the materials at the site are slated for destruction.</p><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:53:02 +0000 John Hingsbergen 57955 at http://weku.fm Chemical Weapons & Bluegrass Army Depot on Eastern Standard Future of Hemp in Kentucky on Eastern Standard http://weku.fm/post/future-hemp-kentucky-eastern-standard <p style="margin-bottom: 0.14in"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;In</span><font color="#333333"><font face="Arial, serif"><font size="2" style="font-size: 10pt"><span style="background: #ffffff">&nbsp;2013, Kentucky lawmakers passed a bill creating a regulatory framework for hemp production in the state. This year, thanks to a federal farm bill, six state universities are piloting projects using hemp.</span></font></font></font><font color="#333333"><font face="Arial, serif"><font size="2" style="font-size: 10pt"><span style="background: #ffffff">&nbsp; On this week’s Eastern Standard, the future of hemp in Kentucky.</span></font></font></font></p><p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0.14in"><font color="#333333"><font face="Arial, serif"><font size="2" style="font-size: 10pt"><span style="background: #ffffff"> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 15:19:51 +0000 John Hingsbergen 57528 at http://weku.fm Future of Hemp in Kentucky on Eastern Standard Former NPR Newscaster Jean Cochran on Eastern Standard http://weku.fm/post/former-npr-newscaster-jean-cochran-eastern-standard-0 <p>An NPR newscaster who helped wake America for 33 years joins us on our next program.&nbsp; Jean Cochran retired from National Public Radio last year as part of a buy-out offered to many long-time employees at the network.</p><p></p><p> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 18:22:29 +0000 John Hingsbergen 57178 at http://weku.fm Former NPR Newscaster Jean Cochran on Eastern Standard Capital Punishment on Eastern Standard http://weku.fm/post/capital-punishment-eastern-standard <p style="margin-top: 0.21in; margin-bottom: 0.21in; background: #ffffff; line-height: 0.21in"><font color="#333333"><font face="Arial Black, serif"><font size="4">Capital punishment has been used in the US since Colonial Days, for crimes as varied as murder, theft, sexual perversity or denying the existence of God.</font></font></font></p><p style="margin-top: 0.21in; margin-bottom: 0.21in; background: #ffffff; line-height: 0.21in"><font color="#333333"><font face="Arial Black, serif"><font size="4">Despite efforts to do away with the death penalty, it is still a legal punishment in 32 states.</font></font></font></p><p></p><p></p><p style="margin-top: 0.21in; margin-bottom: 0.21in; background: #ffffff; line-height: 0.21in"><font color="#333333"><font face="Arial Black, serif"><font size="4"> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:31:36 +0000 John Hingsbergen 56913 at http://weku.fm Capital Punishment on Eastern Standard Expanded Gambling on Eastern Standard http://weku.fm/post/expanded-gambling-eastern-standard <p>Kentucky legislators have before them no fewer than three bills that would allow the state to bring the issue of expanded gambling before voters in the Commonwealth.</p><p>On this week’s Eastern Standard, we’ll discuss how &nbsp;allowing would affect jobs, education, human services, health care, veterans bonuses, local governments and public safety.</p><p></p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 02:53:10 +0000 John Hingsbergen 56620 at http://weku.fm Expanded Gambling on Eastern Standard Economic Development in Eastern Ky. on Eastern Standard http://weku.fm/post/economic-development-eastern-ky-eastern-standard <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">From the December SOAR Summit (Shaping Our Appalachian Region) to Federal Promise Zones and recent efforts to improve internet connectivity and expand the Mountain Parkway, the region is on the minds of the governor and legislators at both the state and federal levels.<br /><br />On this week's Eastern Standard, Economic Development in Eastern Kentucky.</p><p></p><p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 04:50:07 +0000 John Hingsbergen 56289 at http://weku.fm Economic Development in Eastern Ky. on Eastern Standard Eastern Standard: March on Frankfort Anniversary http://weku.fm/post/eastern-standard-march-frankfort-anniversary-0 <p>On March 5, 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, baseball legend Jackie Robinson and Kentucky civil rights leaders led 10,000 people to rally at the Kentucky State Capitol in a peaceful march and demonstration.&nbsp; Fifty years later, a commemorative march will take place, sponsored by The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights and other members of the Allied Organizations for Civil Rights.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Sun, 23 Feb 2014 03:28:28 +0000 John Hingsbergen 55979 at http://weku.fm Eastern Standard: March on Frankfort Anniversary Eastern Standard: What's Up with this Winter Weather? http://weku.fm/post/eastern-standard-whats-winter-weather <p>With record cold temperatures and snow, especially for Kentucky, we're wondering what's going on. And we bet you are, too!&nbsp;&nbsp; On this week's Eastern Standard, we'll discuss this unusual winter weather and attempt to understand why it's going on, and what to expect as we get closer to spring.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 15:57:45 +0000 John Hingsbergen 55664 at http://weku.fm Eastern Standard: What's Up with this Winter Weather? Ky. Legislature Mid-Point Update on Eastern Standard http://weku.fm/post/ky-legislature-mid-point-update-eastern-standard <p>As the 2014 session of the Kentucky General Assembly approaches the mid-point, what has the state's legislative branch achieved so far this year?&nbsp; What is likely to be accomplished by the end of this 60-day session?&nbsp; These are questions we will pursue in this week's show, originating "live" from the State Capitol in Frankfort.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Sat, 08 Feb 2014 19:24:51 +0000 John Hingsbergen 55380 at http://weku.fm Ky. Legislature Mid-Point Update on Eastern Standard Eastern Standard: Obesity in the Commonwealth http://weku.fm/post/eastern-standard-obesity-commonwealth <p>One place where Kentucky ranks among the top ten states is…obesity. One study ranks the Commonwealth as 6<sup>th</sup> most obese, not far behind 4<sup>th</sup> place Tennessee and 3<sup>rd</sup> place West Virginia.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Sat, 01 Feb 2014 05:47:12 +0000 John Hingsbergen 55041 at http://weku.fm Eastern Standard: Obesity in the Commonwealth Eastern Standard: Is Teaching Creationism Harmful to Children, Society? http://weku.fm/post/eastern-standard-teaching-creationism-harmful-children-society <p>As Bill Nye, the Science Guy gets ready to debate the founder of Kentucky’s Creation Museum, we’ll have our own conversation on the topic on Eastern Standard.</p><p></p><p>Is teaching creation to children harmful to them and to our society?<br /><br />Is evolution merely one theory of the earth’s origins and equal to creationism?<br /><br />Is this topic even worthy of a debate?</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 00:00:24 +0000 John Hingsbergen 54850 at http://weku.fm Eastern Standard: Is Teaching Creationism Harmful to Children, Society? EKU President Benson on Eastern Standard http://weku.fm/post/eku-president-benson-eastern-standard <p>EKU President Dr. Michael Benson will be with us to give us an update on some of the projects and initiatives he has launched since his arrival last summer and to answer your questions.<br /><br />Send a question in advance to wekueasternstandard at gmail dot com or call 859-622-1655 or call in “live” during the show.</p><p></p><p></p> Sun, 19 Jan 2014 23:00:00 +0000 John Hingsbergen 54520 at http://weku.fm EKU President Benson on Eastern Standard Preventing Gun Violence on Eastern Standard http://weku.fm/post/preventing-gun-violence-eastern-standard <p>Over a 100,000 people are injured or killed by gun violence in the US each year.&nbsp; That’s according to a report commissioned by the Centers for Disease Control.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The report recommends a “public health approach” to preventing future harm and injuries.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 04:42:30 +0000 John Hingsbergen 54318 at http://weku.fm Preventing Gun Violence on Eastern Standard Ky Online Health Exchange on Eastern Standard http://weku.fm/post/ky-online-health-exchange-eastern-standard <p>More than 123,000 Kentuckians are now enrolled in new health coverage through the state’s <a href="https://kyenroll.ky.gov/" target="_blank">health exchange website, Kynect.&nbsp;&nbsp; </a>State officials report that, since open enrollment began on Oct. 1, the website has enrolled an average of 1,300 Kentuckians in new health coverage each day.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Sat, 04 Jan 2014 16:14:20 +0000 John Hingsbergen 53966 at http://weku.fm Ky Online Health Exchange on Eastern Standard 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 <p>In a special holiday program, NPR media correspondent and author David Folkenflik discusses his book <a href="http://www.publicaffairsbooks.com/publicaffairsbooks-cgi-bin/display?book=9781610390897&amp;cover=hc" target="_blank"><em>Murdoch's World: The Last of the Old Media Empires </em></a>(2013 Public Affairs.)&nbsp; We'll also meet Marco Werman, the host of PRI's <a href="http://www.pri.org/programs/the-world" target="_blank">The World</a> and talk with Kentucky author David Bell about his latest mystery novel,<a href="http://www.us.penguingroup.com/nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,9780451417510,0 Tue, 31 Dec 2013 04:48:40 +0000 John Hingsbergen 53786 at http://weku.fm Ky Author, Murdoch's World & Host of PRI's The World on Eastern Standard StoryCorps Founder David Isay & Grammy-Winner Ricky Skaggs on Eastern Standard http://weku.fm/post/storycorps-founder-david-isay-grammy-winner-ricky-skaggs-eastern-standard <p>In a special holiday program, the founder of StoryCorps discusses the iconic public radio features 10th anniversary and the recently-released book, <em>Ties That Bind: Stories of Love &amp;</em>&nbsp; Gratitude from the First Ten Years of StoryCorps (2013, Penguin Press) ; and Grammy Winner and Kentucky native Ricky Skaggs discusses his autobiography, <em>Kentucky Traveler: My Life In Music</em>. (2013 itbooks)</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 23:24:14 +0000 John Hingsbergen 53560 at http://weku.fm StoryCorps Founder David Isay & Grammy-Winner Ricky Skaggs on Eastern Standard Health Exchange Voted Top 2013 KY News Story http://weku.fm/post/health-exchange-voted-top-2013-ky-news-story <p><span class="dateline">LOUISVILLE, Ky.</span> — The debut of a statewide online health insurance marketplace, which earned a thumbs-up from President Barack Obama for smoothly enrolling tens of thousands of people, has been voted <a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2013/12/21/2999466/health-exchange-voted-top-ky-story.html" target="_blank">Kentucky's top news story of 2013.</a></p> Sat, 21 Dec 2013 19:33:11 +0000 John Hingsbergen & Associated Press 53477 at http://weku.fm Health Exchange Voted Top 2013 KY News Story