Focus on Business is a weekly short feature hosted by Tom Martin of the Lexington Herald Leader. The segments, running approximately four minutes in length, are excerpts from Martin’s bi-weekly Q-and-A series in the Lexington Herald-Leader’s Business Monday section.

Martin, who grew up in Morehead, has enjoyed a long career in broadcast journalism, serving as news anchor for KQV Radio in Pittsburgh, for AP Radio Network News, the RKO Radio Network and at WABC in New York. While serving with the AP in Washington, he won a Peabody Award for best radio news documentary.

For a number of years, Martin was a substitute for Paul Harvey on Harvey’s nationally syndicated broadcast. From 2005 until earlier this year, he was the founding editor in chief for Business Lexington. He is also an accomplished musician.

Focus on Business segments air Mondays at 7:35 a.m. during Morning Edition and at 5:45 p.m. during All Things Considered.

Technical support for these broadcasts is provided by Dynamix Productions of Lexington,
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Segment Listings (click on links to access archived audio)

October 21 & 28 - Guest: Dr. Michael Benson, President of Eastern Kentucky University discusses his observations following his first few months on the job.

October 7 & 14, 2013 - Guest: Margaret Levi, lawyer with the ­Lexington firm of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs and author of The Impact of Health Care Reform on Kentucky ­Employers, a 68-page booklet published by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

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September 23 & 30, 2013 - Guest: Al Blevins, President of the Lexington Bluegrass Association of Realtors (Parts 1 & 2)

September 9 & 16, 2013 - Guest:  Richard Hopgood, attorney with the Lexington firm, Wyatt, Tarrant and Combs discussing the commercial real estate market. (Parts 1 & 2)