This week's show features segments of the Best of Eastern Standard.
This special edition of our program will feature highlights of previously-aired shows, including: EKU President Michael Benson; The Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington; Fairness Ordinances in Kentucky; The Bluegrass Pipeline; Domestic Violence; and Effects of the Federal Government Shutdown on Kentucky. We'll also hear from the man who was for many years, "The Most Heard Voice on Public Radio," Frank Tavares.
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We’ve had a number of calls to the Listener Comment Line this week. First, this one from a grateful listener, “I really enjoy the holiday program guide. It’s really good that I got that yesterday. I appreciate it very much.”
This call came in last Sunday evening, November 24th, “I’m trying to listen to Kentucky Center Stage and I’d love to hear the tape of the woman playing the Chopin, but that tape’s not coming through. You all talking about it are loud and clear but, when the tape comes on, I can’t hear it.”
Tom Martin of the Lexington Herald Leader speaks with Kris Kimel, co-founder and president of the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation, a non-profit that champions science, education, research and innovation in the Commonwealth.
What is it like to be Jewish in America? Better yet, what about in Kentucky?
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Tom Martin speaks with Marty Canning, Executive Vice President of Lexmark International Incorporated and President of “Imaging Solutions and Services.”
He has held that position since 20-10. Prior to that, Mr. Canning headed Lexmark’s former Printing Solutions and Services Division. Much has changed since those days, including the expertise and skills the company now requires of its employees.
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Last week, we devoted out entire segment to comments in reaction to a listener who was very unhappy with a Day Sponsorship announcement that mentioned God. Most of the comments came down on the side of allowing such messages in the interest of free speech.
Here is one final remark that came in last weekend, “I appreciate all the news that NPR brings and I think all the news includes all kinds of religious information, whether or not I agree with it. Thank you for doing a great job.”
As usual, we have a full and varied line-up programming for Thanksgiving, Hanukah, Christmas and New Year's for both WEKU and Classic 102.1. Click here for the listening and access to a downloadable version of the schedule.
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This week's Eastern Standard is just one of the programs and news features commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Where were you when you first learned about President Kennedy's assassination? How did you hear about it? Did it effect you? How do you view Kennedy's presidency half-a-century later? These are some of the questions we're asking in this week's show.
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It’s time for Listener Feedback. I’m John Hingsbergen, WEKU Program Director. You may recall the caller last week who was unhappy with a Day Sponsorship announcement that mentioned God, “Please don’t do that again.”
Four to five thousand book lovers are expected to attend the 32nd Kentucky Book Fair this weekend. The one-day annual event was started in 1981 as a way of honoring the profession of writing and of raising money for the benefit of schools and libraries across the state. Among the 150 authors at the Frankfort Convention Center on Saturday will be Western Kentucky University professor David Bell. Bell, who teaches writing at the school in Bowling Green, has published three crime-mystery novels. WEKU's John Hingsbergen spoke with David Bell about his novel, Never Come Back, the process of writing and the Kentucky Book Fair.
This week, we'll discuss Prescription Drug Abuse in Kentucky, with an update on efforts to eliminate abuse of prescription medications and limit their availability. We'll discuss law enforcement efforts, the state's Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting (KASPER) system and options for treatment and rehab for addicts.
For years, hard rains in Lexington have caused sanitary and storm water sewer systems to overflow into streams and even homes.
These illegal “Sanitary Sewer Overflows,” are the basis of a 2006 lawsuit filed against the city by the Environmental Protection Agency and the state of Kentucky. A 2011 Consent Decree gives Lexington 10 years to fix the problem.
The agreement requires the city to establish a Capacity Assurance Program (CAP). It was developed by a seven-member task force that produced 19 recommendations for a plan submitted early this year to the EPA.
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We’ve had a number of calls this week, including this one from a gentleman who was listening to Q with Jian Ghomeshi on Tuesday. “The announcer decided he was going to sneak in a little comment about praising God. This is a public radio station. We don’t need any religious commentary like that from announcers. So, please don’t do that again.”
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Listener Connie emailed us over the weekend, “I used to listen to WEKU on my Kindle, but haven't recently. When I tried yesterday, although I tapped every link titled "Listen live," I never was successful. My husband is doing just fine with his iPhone. I'd appreciate some direction on what I should do.”
We're interested in hearing from veterans and their families in this week's show. E-mail us at: wekueasternstandard (at) gmail (dot) com; post on Facebook or call and leave a comment at: 859-622-1657
How are military veterans from Kentucky faring? What Services are available to them and how are we failing them? How have public perceptions of veterans shifted from one armed conflict to another? These are some of the questions we'll pursue and that we're inviting you to answer.
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Last Tuesday night, we received a curious, if not mystifying message on the Listener Comment Line. A listener who didn’t want to be identified, let alone heard on the air, commented that she was enjoying the classical music around 10 o'clock but that she could do without the sound of snoring in the middle of the music.
Since this week's show is on the morning of Halloween, let's have some fun! We invite you to share your list of the scariest movies or TV shows of all time. It's all about your opinion so there are no right or wrong answers.
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In a recent 12 month period, at least 25 Kentucky women died at the hands of male intimate partners. For decades, law enforcement, governments and social service agencies have worked to increase awareness and prevention of such violence. That effort continues during this year’s observance of Domestic Violence Month.
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Jonathon, from Lexington, Posted on our Facebook page “NPR has spent so many hours discussing who won the recent political fight, yet we have not offered up our own solutions or presented solutions offered by think tanks. Lets start compiling a list of cuttable items in the budget that make sense to normal people."
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Sharee, from Corbin, writes, “I travel through Knox, Clay and Jackson counties at least once a week. I always end up playing "Spin the dial---Find the WEKU station." Transmission goes in and out and I am unable to keep it on a consistent station. Are there plans in the works to up the transmission signal?”
Write to us before this week's show at: firstname.lastname@example.org, post on the WEKU Facebook page, send a tweet to @wekuWEST or call 859-622-1657 with your story of how the government shutdown is affecting you.
How has the federal government shutdown affected you, your family or your business? That's the topic on this week's program as we invite you to tell your story. Please let us know if you work for the federal government and are either furloughed or still working. What about friends, neighbors, family members?
A year after her resignation, the former director of the EKU Center for the Arts has publicly explained her actions. Deb Hoskins was subject to an internal probe that alleged fiscal misconduct and sexually inappropriate behavior. During WEKU’s “Eastern Standard,” Hoskins defended her tenure at the publicly financed facility.
Tom Martin of the Lexington Herald Leader speaks with 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.
The EKU Center for the Arts, which opened in September 2011, welcomed Executive Director Joel Aalberts this summer.
Central Kentucky has numerous facilities offering concert performances ranging from classical to country, traveling Broadway shows and special acts and events. How can this region support these venues and what challenges do they face?
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Our just-ended Fall Fund Drive is the subject of this Thursday email from listener Joan. “You are hurting your supporters. How can you justify to interrupt the middle of a show like On Point where it is important to hear the whole topic. I just have to turn it off and turn it on after your interference."
Joan continues, "On news shows you should only break in at the start and end of the program. I have contributed but do not want to be punished by having you continually interrupt a show.”
The Central Kentucky music and recording scene changed dramatically last week with the passing of Kevin Johnson, who bore the nickname “Darth Fader.”
Kevin died suddenly Monday September 30th, survived by his son and his parents as well as many friends and millions who enjoyed his work as Chief Engineer for the Lexington-based Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour.
You've heard the voice for years but likely never knew his name or seen his picture. Frank Tavares joins us on Eastern Standard.
If you've listened to NPR for more than 20 minutes, you've likely heard the voice of Frank Tavares. Although you may have never known his name, he's been the voice that has told us of the businesses and organizations that help pay for the network programming, ending with the familiar identifier, "This is NPR.."