John Hingsbergen

Associate Manager/Program Director

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8:45am

Mon May 12, 2014
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Why Not Focus on Sustaining Donors?

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Thanks to everyone who entered our drawing for tickets to Garrison Keillor's book reading and signing last week.  The lucky winners were Congratulations to Twitter follower Jeff Sames and Facebook friend and Melissa Blose.  We hope you had a good time.

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6:00am

Fri May 9, 2014
Arts Weekly

Rich Copley: Studio Players Stage 'Perfect Wedding,' Film with Ky Connection & Moonshiner's Ball

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

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.” 


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9:58am

Tue May 6, 2014
-Eastern Standard

Eastern Standard: Former Morning Edition Newscaster Jean Cochran

Former NPR newscaster Jean Cochran joins  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.


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6:00am

Mon May 5, 2014
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Issues With Streaming via NPR iPhone App plus Keillor Giveaway Entries

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We've been interacting with listener, Glenn, about a streaming issue.  He wrote, “I am a contributing member of the WEKU station, and enjoy listening to your news and information channel on the radio, BUT your channel is the only one I cannot get by streaming on my iPhone. I just get the intro message about contributing then nothing more.”


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11:35pm

Fri May 2, 2014
All Politics are Local

Lexington Forum Hosts Mayoral Candidates Debate

Members of the audience were invited to ask questions as part of the Mayoral Candidates Debate May 1, 2014, hosted by the Lexington Forum
Credit John Hingsbergen

This is coverage of the mayoral candidates debate sponsored by the Lexington Forum in its entirety.  This broadcast was recorded Thursday May 1st at the Hilary Boone Center on the campus of the University of Kentucky.

This program features three candidates running for the office of mayor of Lexington who will appear on the ballot for the 2014 Primary on May 20, 2014.  They are: incumbent Jim Gray and challengers Danny Mayer and Anthany Beatty.

The two top vote-getters in the primary will face each other on the November 4, 2014 ballot.

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5:30pm

Thu May 1, 2014
Lexington/Richmond

Candidates for Lexington Mayor Face Off

Candidates for the 2014 Lexington mayoral election debated at the May 1 meeting of the Lexington Forum. L-R, Incumbent Jim Gray; challengers Danny Mayer & Anthany Beatty. Moderator Tom Martin is standing.
Credit John Hingsbergen

Lexington’s three candidates for Mayor faced off Thursday in a debate sponsored by the Lexington Forum. Incumbent Jim Gray was joined by challengers Danny Mayer and Anthany Beatty.


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6:30am

Mon April 28, 2014
Listener Feedback

Feedback: News Stories Bring Comments

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This week, we have some reactions to regional news stories. For instance, one headlined, “SOAR Working Groups to Plot Strategies."   It reports that the next step in the "Shaping Our Appalachian Region" or SOAR initiative involved ten working groups that will map out strategies and prepare to take more suggestions from Eastern Kentuckians.    

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10:44pm

Sun April 27, 2014
-Eastern Standard

Future of Coal in Ky. on Eastern Standard

Credit Lexington Herald-Leader

  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.

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5:52pm

Wed April 23, 2014
-Eastern Standard

Affordable Housing on Eastern Standard

Credit Charles Bertram / Lexington Herald-Leader

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  On April 11th, 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 that $3 million of the city's $13 million surplus would be allotted for affordable housing and 500,000 for homeless initiatives.

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9:00am

Mon April 21, 2014
Listener Feedback

Feedback: How To Be a Day Sponsor, Listeners New to the Area

As we approach the May 7th date for the first-ever WEKU Day Sponsor reception, we've received numerous emails from listeners wondering about how to convert their existing memberships into Day Sponsorships.  

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5:37pm

Tue April 15, 2014
-Eastern Standard

Eastern Standard: Community Gardening & Sustainable Kentucky

Credit www.noaa.org

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  Tuesday April 22 is Earth Day.  This year marks the 45th observance of the annual celebration of our planet and its environment. On this week’s Eastern Standard, we’ll discuss community gardening and other efforts to bring about a sustainable Kentucky.

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8:50am

Mon April 14, 2014
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Can You Slow Down the Streaming & Enough with the Jean Cochran!

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Over the weekend, we had an interesting comment from Mike in Versailles. He writes, “I stream WEKU and have noticed WEKU uses more broadband resources than other streaming sources I often listen to (like jazzradio or old time radio). Is it possible to stream weku at a lower level? If I'm

listening to WEKU and try downloading a large file at the same time, my system slows down a lot. I will often have to turn off WEKU to complete the download.”

 

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7:30am

Fri April 11, 2014
Arts Weekly

Copley: Lex Phil Premieres Schoenberg's 'Canto,' 'Bring It On' at Opera House & The Werks Perform

The Lexington Philharmonic performs "Canto," a commissioned piece by Adam Schoenberg, this year's Saykaly-Garbulinksa composer-in-residence

It’s time for our preview of weekend events with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader.  Rich tells WEKU’s John Hingsbergen that the weekend begins with a performance by the Lexington Philharmonic, featuring the premiere of a piece by its latest Saykaly-Galbulinska composer-in-residence.


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6:53pm

Tue April 8, 2014
-Eastern Standard

Chemical Weapons & Bluegrass Army Depot on Eastern Standard

One of 852 "igloos" at the Bluegrass Army Depot, 45 of which are dedicated to chemical weapons.
Credit Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program

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  Beginning in the 1940's the U.S. Army stored chemical weapons at the Bluegrass Army Depot near Richmond.  At the order of Congress and in compliance with the international Chemical Weapons Convention, the materials at the site are slated for destruction.

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2:19am

Tue April 8, 2014
Lexington/Richmond

Disappointed Fans Act Out Frustrations After UK Loss in NCAA Championship Game

Fans gathered outside bars on Lexington's South Limestone Street when they couldn't get in to watch the NCAA Championship game
Credit John Hingsbergen

The UK Wildcats will have to settle for second place this year.  Fans gathered wherever they could cluster around big screen TVs for the NCAA Men’s Championship game.


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9:00am

Mon April 7, 2014
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Overnight Music on 102.1, Hemp Film Screened, TAL & Snap Judgment Airing Same Story

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We begin this week with two messages from the Listener Comment Line.  First, Bill, "I congratulate you all on the fine music that you provide all of us on 102.1"

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12:49am

Fri April 4, 2014
Business and the Economy

Kentucky Ready to Begin Growing, Producing Hemp

Ky. Agriculture James Comer says he has been given the go-ahead by the Attorney General to implement pilot projects in growing and producing hemp at six state universities.
Credit File photo

The Commonwealth is ready to move forward with plans for the first legal production of hemp in at least 50 years.  Earlier this year, the State Department of Agriculture announced it was creating pilot projects in growth and production of the plant at six universities.

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5:15pm

Wed April 2, 2014
Lexington/Richmond

EKU Student Faces Charges for Armed Robbery, Burglary

Credit John Hingsbergen / WEKU News

An Eastern Kentucky University student is in custody on charges stemming from an armed robbery in a campus dormitory.  University police say they are unable to release some details since they are still investigating. 


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9:00am

Mon March 31, 2014
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Do You Pay for Interviews & Not Happy with Raucous Discussion

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Jan wrote to us, “When I listen to a radio reporter interviewing someone, invariably it ends with the remark 'thank you for having me'. I do not understand that remark at all, unless the interviewee gets paid by the interviewer. Is there any truth to my suspicion?”

The simple answer to Jan's question is, certainly not for local productions at WEKU, or anywhere I have ever worked and not at NPR or other public radio entities. 

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11:19am

Sun March 30, 2014
-Eastern Standard

Future of Hemp in Kentucky on Eastern Standard

Credit www.hemp.com

Listen to today's show online about the future of hemp in Kentucky.

 In 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.  On this week’s Eastern Standard, the future of hemp in Kentucky.

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8:30am

Mon March 24, 2014
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Too Much Coverage of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370?

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In reaction to our Friday news story, Over 200 Becoming US Citizens at Transylvania University, Natasa left a correction for us, using the Disqus feature beneath the web post.  We reported, based on a news release from the university that last week’s was the first naturalization ceremony at the school in 26 years.  Natasa commented, “Actually, the last Naturalization Ceremony was held at Transylvania sixteen years ago, not twenty six.”


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2:22pm

Sat March 22, 2014
-Eastern Standard

Former NPR Newscaster Jean Cochran on Eastern Standard

Jean Cochran helped wake America by delivering the news during Morning Edition for most of her 33 years at NPR
Credit jeancochran.net

An NPR newscaster who helped wake America for 33 years joins us on our next program.  Jean Cochran retired from National Public Radio last year as part of a buy-out offered to many long-time employees at the network.

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7:30am

Fri March 21, 2014
Arts Weekly

Rich Copley: Snow White, Lafayette Grad in Mamma Mia and Preview of Spring Events

It’s time for our preview of weekend events with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader.  Rich tells WEKU’s John Hingsbergen that, among other events this weekend, is the Lexington Ballet production of Snow White on Saturday.


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6:05am

Fri March 21, 2014
The Commonwealth

Over 200 Becoming US Citizens at Transylvania University

Transylvania University's Haggin Auditorium becomes a federal courthouse for a day to host a naturalization ceremony Friday March 21, 2014
Credit transy.edu

A facility in downtown Lexington becomes a federal courtroom for a day today.  That’s because Transylvania University is hosting a U.S. Naturalization Ceremony. The school’s Haggin Auditorium  will be the site of the university’s first citizenship ceremony in 16 years.  

    

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10:31am

Mon March 17, 2014
-Eastern Standard

Capital Punishment on Eastern Standard

Tune in and call in for Eastern Standard, Thursday morning at 11:00 on the WEKU Stations

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.

Despite efforts to do away with the death penalty, it is still a legal punishment in 32 states.

Listen to the full audio from today's show online.

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10:00am

Mon March 17, 2014
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Why Air Underwriting Credits from Ohio Statehouse?

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An astute listener sent the following email, “Several times each day I hear sponsorships for items from the Ohio State House News Bureau, and would like to know what stories are coming from that source? I have been unable to identify any stories that seem to be Ohio State House stories. I look forward to having clarification on that. Am I missing something?”

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10:53pm

Mon March 10, 2014
-Eastern Standard

Expanded Gambling on Eastern Standard

Tune in and call in to Eastern Standard, Thursday morning at 11:oo on the WEKU Stations

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.

On this week’s Eastern Standard, we’ll discuss how  allowing would affect jobs, education, human services, health care, veterans bonuses, local governments and public safety.

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10:49pm

Mon March 10, 2014
Focus on Business

Focus on Business: Mukang Cho on Real Estate Financing

Mukang Cho is CEO of In-Rel Properties, a privately held Florida real estate investment firm founded in 1985 with approximately $500 million in assets under management. Chase Tower on East Main Street in downtown Lexington is the firm’s first Kentucky acquisition.

It is among more than 6 million square feet of office and retail properties throughout the United States owned by In-Rel. With transactions to his credit valued at more than $100 billion, Cho is an expert on real estate financing. 

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10:04pm

Mon March 10, 2014
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Thanks for Carrying On During Winter Storm

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You may remember what the weather was like at this time last Monday.  Well, listener Patty of Mt. Sterling posted a nice note on Facebook, “Thank you WEKU for all your great broadcasting everyday.

I am especially grateful for you all that came out in this blizzardy weather this morning (Monday) and are carrying on while the rest of us are in our cozy homes avoiding traffic and the elements. I rely on you more than I let you all know, and just want you to know you are appreciated.”


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12:35am

Sat March 8, 2014
The Commonwealth

Danville Among Top 100 Micropolitans in U.S.

Credit Stu Johnson / WEKU News

The Danville micropolitan area has once again been ranked in the top tier of micros for new and expanding business projects by SITE Selection magazine. The area includes Boyle and Lincoln counties. Out of 576 micropolitans in the U.S., Danville was tied for a rank of No. 27 nationally and was ranked No. 2 in Kentucky.

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