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5:24pm

Mon July 28, 2014
Business and the Economy

Bees Buzzing on EKU Campus

Credit Stu Johnson / Weku News

    

There's a buzz of activity this week at Eastern Kentucky University.

Hundreds of beekeepers from several states and outside the U.S. are in Richmond participating in the Eastern Apicultural Society meeting. 

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4:57pm

Mon July 28, 2014
State Capitol

Kentucky Treasurer Says Suspicious Mail Making Rounds

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Officials with the state treasurer's office are giving Kentuckians a 'heads up' about some questionable unclaimed property mailings.  

Kentucky Treasurer Todd Hollenbach says the postcards carry a Denver postmark.  Bethany Goad is with the Kentucky treasurer's office in Frankfort.  "They were finding in multiple reports, it was an internet company that was sending cards who was a debt collector and the cards were reported to be blue, yellow, orange, or green," said Goad.

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8:46am

Mon July 28, 2014
Focus on Business

Focus on Business: Matt Bellis on 3-D Scanning

Science is creating jobs in Lexington.  Seikowave is a technology company focused on three dimensional scanning. The company is a working example of the University of Kentucky’s efforts to establish a high-tech sector of the central Kentucky economy. Here’s Tom Martin’s conversation with Seikowave founder and CEO, Matt Bellis.

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6:30am

Mon July 28, 2014
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Tech Issues plus Getting SOAR Right

Send your feedback to: WEKU at EKU dot EDU, post on Facebook, send a tweet or call 859-622-1657.

First up, the ever-present technical issues (with Classical 102.1)  Female caller: “I just wanted to express as a listener my great appreciation for all your hard work during this very difficult time. I know you’ve had the audio problems at your station and I, as a faithful listener, kept my radio tuned, waiting for you to come back. It definitely came in this afternoon. The music’s wonderful and again you’re very much appreciated, so you do have very faithful listeners out there.”

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7:34pm

Sun July 27, 2014
-Eastern Standard

The Basics of Islam on Eastern Standard

We're interested in hearing your questions, comments or stories before or during this week's show, Thursday at 11:00 am

As the annual observance of Ramadan draws to a close, on this week’s show, we’ll focus on the basics of Islam with our guest, Richard Cahill, PhD, Director of International Education and Associate Professor of History at Berea College.

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1:29pm

Fri July 25, 2014
The Commonwealth

Kentucky Received 237 Children Crossing Into US

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Kentucky has less than 1 percent of the unaccompanied children crossing into the United States.

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7:13am

Fri July 25, 2014
Arts Weekly

Rich Copley: Moontower Music Fest, Films with Lexington Roots, 'Little Shop of Horrors' at Moondance

It’s time for our preview of weekend events with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader.  

This week Rich tells us about a new music festival that organizers hope will become a summer mainstay in Lexington plus two new feature films with Asbury University roots plus "Little Shop of Horrors" on stage at the Moondance Amphitheatre.  

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6:47pm

Thu July 24, 2014
Station News & Events

Former WEKU Station Manager Passes

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Former WEKU station manager, Madison Lee Hodges, has died.

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1:08pm

Thu July 24, 2014
The Commonwealth

Kentucky Pushing Court Records Online

Credit Diane Geller

Kentucky is pushing to digitize court records and eventually make them more accessible to the public.

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12:57pm

Thu July 24, 2014
Mountain Kentucky

Condemned Kentucky Inmate Seeks New Trial

Credit Mark D. Siegel

A death row inmate from eastern Kentucky has asked a federal judge to throw out his conviction and sentence, saying a judge erred in accepting his guilty plea.

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1:01pm

Wed July 23, 2014
Developing

'Pop Bottle' Bombs Found at Area High School, Activities Canceled

Credit Faron Collins / Lexington Herald Leader

A bottle bomb exploded at a Lexington school Wednesday, chasing band members inside and bringing police to the scene.

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12:52pm

Wed July 23, 2014
Lexington/Richmond

Central Kentucky Winery Sold at Auction

Credit www.kentuckywine.com

A one-time tobacco farm that had been converted to a winery has now been converted to multiple tracts of land and a lot of equipment scattered about to new owners.

An auctioneer sold off the Acres of Land Winery in Richmond at a foreclosure liquidation sale Tuesday as the former owners attempted to settle more than $1 million in debt.

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12:46pm

Wed July 23, 2014
Lexington/Richmond

Lexington Mail Plant Moving in 2015

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A mail processing plant in Lexington is scheduled to move to Louisville and Knoxville, Tennessee in 2015.

The processing center is among 82 facilities nationwide that are planned for consolidation. 

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6:00am

Wed July 23, 2014
The Commonwealth

SOAR Group Hears Tourism Ideas in Richmond

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A work group of the Shaping Our Appalachian Region Initiative, or SOAR, held a listening session in Richmond Tuesday evening.  A group of 20 people gathered on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University.    

Lexington marketing executive Phil Osborne served as facilitator for the session sponsored by SOAR’s Tourism, Arts and Heritage Work Group. Osborne asked those in attendance to share their ideas about opportunities and challenges for tourism in eastern Kentucky and their potential for economic development.

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4:46pm

Tue July 22, 2014
Health and Welfare

Health Rulings Won't Affect Kentucky

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 Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says rulings Tuesday on President Barack Obama's health care law won't affect enrollees in Kentucky's state-run health exchange.

Beshear said in a statement released by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services that premium assistance that Kentucky enrollees have qualified for also won't be affected.

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3:21pm

Tue July 22, 2014
Business and the Economy

Kentucky Bourbon Inventory Tops 5 Million Barrels

Aging bourbon at Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort.
Credit Tom Eblen / Lexington Herald Leader

Kentucky bourbon makers are churning out larger volumes of whiskey being stored for aging.

The Kentucky Distillers' Association said Tuesday the state's bourbon inventory has topped 5 million barrels for the first time since 1977.

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2:14pm

Tue July 22, 2014
The Commonwealth

Child Health and Education Improve in Kentucky, but Poverty Prevails

Credit Greg Stotelmyer

While a year-by-year indicator of child well-being shows steady improvement in the health and education of children in the Bluegrass State, the number of children living in poverty is continuing to grow.

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12:47pm

Tue July 22, 2014
-Eastern Standard

Eastern Standard: Why Should We Care About Ukraine?

From left to right: Natasha Williams, John Hingsbergen, Ambassador Carey Cavanaugh, Dr. Kenneth Slepyan.
Credit Richard Turner

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.

  

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4:32pm

Mon July 21, 2014
Health and Welfare

Paul Says Fort Knox is Potential Site for Child Migrants, Democrat Says No

Credit U.S. Senate

 U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says Fort Knox has been talked about as a possible site to temporarily house immigrant children pouring across the country's border. But a Democratic congressman indicates the Army post is not under consideration as a place to shelter young migrants.

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2:20pm

Mon July 21, 2014
Energy

Kentucky’s First Carbon Capture System Unveiled

Credit Erica Peterson

Kentucky has long been known for coal. But a new project unveiled Monday has the potential to let the commonwealth also be known for coal technology.

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6:00am

Mon July 21, 2014
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Why the 6:00 Hour of All Things Considered? plus Ongoing, Severe Tech. Issues with 102.1

Send your feedback by email to: WEKU (at) eku (dot) edu; post on Facebook; send a tweet @889WEKU or call 859-622-1657

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.”

We appreciate Michael’s suggestion, and any from our listeners, of course.  I assume most are aware that we do not air a repeat of the first hour of All Things Considered on Fridays.  That’s based on a belief that listening patterns are a bit different as the weekend approaches.

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9:20pm

Fri July 18, 2014
The Commonwealth

Retired Kentucky Senator Ford Being Treated For Cancer

Credit U.S. Senate Historical Office

Former U.S. Sen. Wendell Ford from Kentucky says he is undergoing treatment for lung cancer.

The former four-term Democrat says he was recently diagnosed with a malignancy on one of his lungs.

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6:00am

Fri July 18, 2014
Arts Weekly

Rich Copley: Studio Players, Forecastle Festival & Keeneland Concours

Rich Copley is an arts reporter for the Lexington Herald-Leader

It’s time for our preview of weekend events with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader.  This week, Rich  tells us about The Studio Players’ production of Honky Tonk Angel, the annual Keeneland Concours and the annual Forecastle music festival in Louisville.

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4:19pm

Thu July 17, 2014
State Capitol

State Revenue Shortfall Worries Business Sector

Steps are being taken to deal with a 90 million dollar state revenue shortfall.  Governor Steve Beshear announced a budget reduction plan Wednesday. 

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4:16pm

Thu July 17, 2014
Business and the Economy

Technology Helps Kentucky Farmers Save Money and Beef Up Livestock

Making hay in Kentucky has more to do with science than with what the feed looks like.  Knowing what's inside their hay can save farmers dollars and help produce healthier livestock.

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1:38pm

Thu July 17, 2014
All Politics are Local

Centre College Proposes Senatorial Debate

Centre College President John A. Roush (center) is joined by AARP State President Jim Kimbrough (far left), AARP State Director Ron Bridges (left), WAVE3 News Vice President and General Manager Ken Selvaggi (right) and Richard Trollinger, vice president for college relations.
Credit Pam Wright / Advocate Messenger

Centre College President John A. Roush announced Thursday that the college has formally proposed to host a debate for Kentucky's U.S. Senate race.

The announcement came at a news conference in front of Centre College's Norton Center for the Arts, where both the 2000 and 2012 vice presidential debates took place.

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10:15pm

Wed July 16, 2014
The Commonwealth

Beshear Plugs $91 Million Budget Shortfall

Credit Pablo Alcala / Lexington Herald Leader

Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear has signed an order to plug a $91 million hole in Kentucky's $9.5 billion state budget.

State officials announced the shortfall last week following sluggish collections on state income taxes. Beshear's order Wednesday cuts just $3 million in state spending. Beshear made up the rest by transferring money from other sources, including $21.2 million from the state's reserves.

State officials said they had few options to make up the deficit because the shortfall came at the end of the fiscal year when most of the money had already been spent.

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5:40pm

Wed July 16, 2014
Health and Welfare

Report Says Youth Smoking Declining in Kentucky

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According to the results of a recent federal study, teen smoking in Kentucky is on the decline.   But, the state's primary public health doctor says there's still plenty of room for improvement.   

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5:31pm

Wed July 16, 2014
Kentucky Arts and Culture

NEA Grant to Aid Cultural Effort in Lexington Community

Credit Stu Johnson / Weku radio

Two Lexington organizations are being awarded grant money by the National Endowment for the Arts.  

The 75 thousand dollar "Our Town" grant will be shared between the Blue Grass Community Foundation and the North Limestone Community Development Corporation.

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5:05pm

Wed July 16, 2014
All Politics are Local

2014 Fancy Farm Lineup

Credit http://www.fancyfarmpicnic.org/

The 2014 Fancy Farm Picnic in western Kentucky is now just a little more than two weeks away and the line-up of speakers is almost complete. But not quite. 


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