We begin with a call to the Listener Comment Line from Linda, in Lexington, “My husband and I listened to the “From the Top” broadcast on Sunday evening. We listened to that all the time when we lived in Boston."
We didn’t air Feedback last week due to the holiday so here are a couple of messages that came in from mid-May forward.
Anonymous female: “I’m a fairly faithful listener calling from Frankfort, Kentucky. I listen to WEKU in the morning as I’m getting ready for work and driving to work and in the evenings as I’m coming home.”
Current Kentucky office-holders have joined other national, state and local leaders in commenting on the passing of Former U.S. Senator and baseball Hall-of-Famer Jim Bunning. Bunning died Friday at the age of 85.
From Trevor, in Corbin, “I've submitted listener feedback before. Mostly it's been to praise this station for the fantastic job it does keeping listeners informed, but I have also commented on certain programming that, in my opinion, is of little value to most people tuning in."
It’s time for our weekly chat featuring arts and cultural activities with Rich Copley and Harriett Hendren of the Lexington Herald-Leader. They tell us that the Moonshiners’ Ball is this weekend. It’s known as the annual “kickoff” of the music season in Lexington and Central Kentucky.
By postal mail, Edd from Versailles wrote in response to a comment we aired a couple of weeks ago, ”I was about to call in to the listener line to voice my frustration with the constant, over and over, droning focus of WEKU on such a narrow range of the issues.
America has a lot of major situations that deserve coverage and the constant drum beat on a few such person(al) causes is over the edge.
One of the "Founding Mothers" of NPR is our guest on this week's show. NPR and ABC commentator and best-selling author Cokie Roberts is our guest in a show recorded at this year's WEKU Day Sponsor Recognition Event.
Listeners in attendance at the May 15 event are the audience for the show and will be offering questions and comments.
Kentucky’s Sixth District Representative to Congress, Andy Barr, was among those who voted yesterday for the American Health Care Act, proposed legislation that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
Barr spoke with us about his vote and the nature of the bill, saying he considered yesterday “a good day for the American people who are facing higher costs and fewer choices in their healthcare.”
It’s time for our weekly chat featuring arts and cultural activities with Rich Copley and Harriett Hendren of the Lexington Herald-Leader. This week, as is the case for most everyone else in Kentucky, their focus is tomorrow’s Kentucky Derby.
Rich and Harriett tell us the newest Derby party in Lexington is tonight’s “Legacy Ball.”
Have you noticed panhandlers at interstate exits and street corners? Maybe in downtown Lexington or other communities?
After the State Supreme court ruling that struck down Lexington’s panhandling ordinance, the issue has had officials scrambling to find answers to this community problem, with meetings to address the issue taking place all month long.
On this week’s Eastern Standard: Panhandling in the Commonwealth.
For a couple of reasons, it’s been a few weeks since aired listener feedback so here’s a comment by email from listener Bruno from Aprill 11.
He says, “I was listening to WEKU when you provided responses to two listener comments: one comment was on the quality of a news story, the other on an announcer seeming to indicate that Friday April 7 was Good Friday."
In the past few years, many so-called “traditional values” have been challenged. The legalization of same-sex marriage. Efforts by transgender persons to gain acceptance, to say nothing of shifts in gender roles that have been under way for decades. It's an encore of a show we first aired in October of last year but we’re still glad to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also post a comment to the WEKU Facebook page or tweet us @wekuEST.
Two people who spent years in a Kentucky jail after being wrongfully charged with murder have sued 10 police officers from three departments. They allege there was a conspiracy to frame them by planting evidence to protect a confidential informant.
Children attending a southeastern Kentucky elementary school are participating in a whole new library experience. The changes have been made possible through a joint project by Eastern Kentucky University and Berea College.