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9:21pm

Mon September 15, 2014
-Eastern Standard

Video Games in the Classroom on Eastern Standard

Dr. George Landon, John Meister, and Richie Hoagland, joining host John Hingsbergen.
Credit Logan Riley

Microsoft has purchased Mojang, the developer of the popular video game Minecraft for $2.5 Billion. On this week's show, we'll discuss the video game industry and the Commonwealth's first academic program dedicated to video game development at Eastern Kentucky University.

    

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6:30am

Mon September 15, 2014
Listener Feedback

Listener Feedback from Crave Lexington

Send your feedback to: WEKU (at) EKU (dot) EDU, call our Listener Comment Line at 859-622-1657, post on Facebook or send a tweet @889weku.

WEKU staff were present for the weekend’s Crave Lexington Festival.  As we did a few weeks ago at the Woodland Art Fair, we recorded some comments at the event.

Ann: “I really enjoy listening to WEKU because I get news from all over the world, stories that are close to home all the way to things going on in Africa and the Middle East. Anywhere in the world, I can find about what’s taking place and the most important stories.”

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12:33am

Mon September 15, 2014
Lexington/Richmond

Police Chase Ends in Richmond, Suspect Killed in Gunfire Exchange

Police vehicles at the scene of a shootout between a wanted man and police on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.
Credit KARLA WARD / Lexington Herald-Leader

An exchange of gunfire in Richmond over the weekend left one man dead and a Lexington police officer with minor injuries.  The incident near the campus of Eastern Kentucky University caused officials to issue a “shelter in place” alert. 

Students, faculty and staff at Eastern Kentucky University received an alert by email, text and telephone Saturday at 9:54 pm.

(audio from alert)

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3:33am

Wed September 10, 2014
-Eastern Standard

Storytelling in Kentucky on Eastern Standard

Gov. Steve Beshear has declared this week of September 8 through as Kentucky Storytelling Week. In that context, we'll discuss this form of spoken art with three professional storytellers. 

Delinda Dent is a professor of Education at Eastern Kentucky University who uses and teaches storytelling with her students. Some of her projects with storytelling have included work with the Kentucky Horse Park, Kentucky Riding for Hope, Model Elementary School, and an assisted living complex in Richmond.

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8:18am

Mon September 8, 2014
Listener Feedback

Listener Feedback: Susan Stamberg's 'Sexist' Interview & (of course) Technical Issues

Send your feed back by email to: WEKU (at) EKU (dot) EDU, call the Listener Comment Line at 859-622-1657, post on Facebook or tweet @889weku

We had an email last Monday from listener, Rodger.  He says, “The interview by Susan Stamberg this morning with the new director of the Kennedy Center was sexist. The first things that Susan pointed out were the director's age, cute haircut and smart A-line dress."

Michael continued, "Imagine her pointing out a new male director's smart suit, haircut and five o'clock shadow. Wouldn't happen. I am interested in this person’s qualifications and vision for the future, not her looks or wardrobe!”

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10:44pm

Tue September 2, 2014
-Eastern Standard

All Things Edible on Eastern Standard

Counter-clockwise from left: John-Mark Hack, Robbie Morgan, Jeremy Ashby, and host John Hingsbergen.
Credit Logan Riley

As area restaurants, foodies and others involved in feeding and consumption of edible 

products at this year's Crave Lexington, we'll have a tasty conversation about all things food-related.

Our guests will share some ideas and be prepared for your questions or tips: Robbie Morgan, Director of Crave Lexington 2014;  John-Mark Hack, Executive Director for the Local Food Association; Local celebrity chef, Jeremy Ashby.

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5:28pm

Mon August 25, 2014
-Eastern Standard

Eastern Standard: Encore by EKU Center's Aalberts

Credit Lexington Herald Leader

This week's show features an "encore presentation" of our show from last spring with Joel Aalberts, Director of the Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts.  The 2014-15 schedule of concerts and other performances will be the first he has put together for the center which opened in 2011.

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6:30am

Mon August 25, 2014
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Listener Wants Investigation of Ark Encounter Hiring

Send us your feedback by email to: WEKU (at) EKU (dot) edu, post on the WEKU Facebook page, send a tweet @889weku or call 859-622-1657.

Listener Ann, wrote a comment on the WEKU website post for last week’s Eastern Standard show on depression.  She told us, “Perfect timing for this topic in my household. My husband just went to seek treatment for severe depression...” We won’t relay the rest of her story but it is available for all to see on the website.

    

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6:30am

Mon August 18, 2014
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Visitors to Woodland Arts Festival Offer Comments

Some of the WEKU staff spent the better part of this past weekend at the Woodland Art Fair in Lexington and we thought you might enjoy hearing some of the comments we got from people who stopped by to say, “Hello.”

Mary Landrum, of Lexington, says, “I love the focus on public affairs programming.  I like talk radio and I like that WEKU is committed to giving us a variety of opinions. I never know what I’m going to hear and I like that.” 

Landrum says she also likes the classical music, “That’s nice when I’m driving home from a night shift, nice relaxing classical music.”

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9:00pm

Sun August 17, 2014
-Eastern Standard

Depression in the Commonwealth on Eastern Standard

Send your questions, comments and stories about depression to : WEKU Eastern Standard (at) gmail (dot) com, post on Facebook, send a tweet @889weku or call and leave a voice message at 859-622-1657

The tragic death of beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams has shone a spotlight on the issue of depression. We did some research and discovered that Kentucky ranks well within the top ten states experiencing this form of mental illness.  

Guests: 

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8:50pm

Mon August 11, 2014
-Eastern Standard

Reporters' Roundtable on Eastern Standard

What stories or issues have been on your mind ? How do you feel about coverage of local, regional, national or international news?  What stories have been covered too much and which stories do we need to hear more about?     

                                   

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6:30am

Mon August 11, 2014
Listener Feedback

Feedback: ISIS Coverage refers to Christians as "Minorities," Response to Pastors on Gay Marriage

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

Doug emailed us, looking for the online version of an NPR story, which we were able to locate for him.  He went on to say, “I certainly enjoy and support your station due to all the diversity that you have throughout the day. I travel a lot in my job and I keep you tuned in. Coming to work and going home WEKU keeps me updated as to what is happened over night and throughout the day.”

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7:55pm

Mon August 4, 2014
-Eastern Standard

Bringing Kentucky's Broadband Access Up to Speed on Eastern Standard

Clockwise, from left, John Hingsbergen, Rene True, Mike Hayden, Brian Kiser.
Credit Richard Turner

    

Studies indicate that having access to the Internet increases employment and income, enhances consumer welfare and promotes civic engagement. But, of Kentucky’s 120 counties, 45 have been described as in the “slow lane” of the Information Highway. 

On this week’s EST, we’ll discuss efforts to bring Kentucky’s internet access up to speed.

Our guests:  

- Brian E. Kiser, Executive Director of the Commonwealth Office of Broadband Outreach and Development;

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6:30am

Mon August 4, 2014
Listener Feedback

Listener Feedback: Overnight, Early Morning Tech Issues

Send your feedback to us by email at: WEKU (at) EKU (dot) EDU, post on Facebook, send a tweet @889weku or call 859-622-1657.

Listener, “Lori” wrote to us this past week, saying “I’ve noticed that you have repeated the same program on Red Barn Radio & Folk Alley for the past three weeks on Sunday mornings.  I know they have new shows.”

She is right and we are grateful that she let us know since some of us are not usually up at 2:00 or 3:00 a.m. We’ve been realigning some staff duties and we’re still getting a handle on some of the details of station operations.

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6:00am

Fri August 1, 2014
Arts Weekly

Rich Copley: Cinderella at Children's Theatre, Ballet Under the Stars & Jay Pharoah

It’s time for our preview of weekend events with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader.  This week Rich updates us on some events that have become summer family traditions in the Lexington area.

The performances Rich  discusses are: Lexington Children's Theatre's production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's version of Cinderella; Ballet Under the Stars presents the 25th annual production at Woodland Park; and Comedy Off Broadway presents Saturday Night Live cast member Jay Pharoah.

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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

Eastern Standard host John Hingsbergen speaking with Dr. Richard Cahill.
Credit Richard Turner

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 guests, Richard Cahill, PhD, Director of International Education and Associate Professor of History at Berea College, and Ishan Bagby, PhD, Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Kentucky, as well as board member of Masjib Bilal, one of three mosques located in Lexington.

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6:00am

Wed July 23, 2014
The Commonwealth

SOAR Group Hears Tourism Ideas in Richmond

Credit lanereport,com

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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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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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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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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6:00am

Mon July 14, 2014
Listener Feedback

Listener Feedback: Repeating Stories, Missing Woodsongs, 88.9 Signal Issues

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

On Wednesday morning, Chris from Lexington, wrote, “Didn't we hear all of today's stories yesterday?” As examples, he pointed out the “Jack Conway story” and the “police car story.”

Chris followed up with, “By the way, the news on that one isn't the fee, it's the fact that it's being proposed at all. They're not currently taking cars home.”

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12:31am

Sun July 13, 2014
-Eastern Standard

Exploring Kentucky's Great Outdoors on Eastern Standard

State and national parks, underground caves, forests, cliffs and campgrounds are just some of the natural features that bring hundreds of thousands of visitors to the Bluegrass State every year.  

On this program, we'll discuss some of these attributes of our state and hear your questions, comments and stories for guests representing some of the state's outdoor attractions.

 

 

 

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1:02pm

Mon July 7, 2014
-Eastern Standard

Our 'Love Affair' with Cars on Eastern Standard

Connie and Tom Jones, creators of the Keeneland Concours d'Elegance, join Eastern Standard host John Hingsbergen for this week's program.
Credit Richard Turner

On this week's show, we're turning to YOU for stories about out love affair with cars. Tell us about your first car, your favorite of all time (so far). How about the one that got away and that you wished you had never gotten rid of?


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6:30am

Mon July 7, 2014
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Tweeting 'Thanks,' EST Show Brings Offer plus Tech Troubles at 102.1

Credit LexKy Health Dept. ‏@LFCHD

LexKy Health Dept. ‏@LFCHD tweeted,  “Thx to @889WEKU's Stu Johnson for talking community #health w/ @P4YLex's Larry Johnson this morning.”  That was on June 27th by the way and we’ve posted the picture posted with that tweet with this week’s Feedback on WEKU dot FM.

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12:27pm

Fri July 4, 2014
Arts Weekly

Rich Copley: Holiday Events and SummerFest Launching New Era

It’s time for our preview of weekend events with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald-Leader.  Speaking with WEKU’s John Hingsbergen, Rich says the paper and its online service at Lex-Go-dot-com, has a complete listing of Fourth of July celebrations and other events.  Also on his mind this week is Red, white and Boom at Whitaker Park and SummerFest at MoonDance at Midnight Pass Amphitheater. 

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1:44pm

Thu July 3, 2014
Station News & Events

WEKU's Special 4th of July Holiday Weekend Programming

The WEKU stations present special programming for the Independence Day holiday weekend

WEKU is featuring a number of special programs for this Independence Day weekend. They include: A Capitol Fourth, a "live" concert simulcast with PBS from the U.S. Capitol; a three-hour 4oth anniversary edition of A Prairie Home Companion; and the annual Capitol Steps 4th of July Special edition of Politics Takes a Holiday. 

Here's the schedule:

Friday July 4 

A Capitol Fourth 
8:00 - 10:00 pm "live" on WKYL, Classic 102.1

10:00 pm - midnight on 88.9 and the WEKU network of news and information stations

Saturday July 5

A Prairie Home Companion 4oth Anniversary Special

6:00 - 9:00 pm - A special three-hour "live"  broadcast from the campus of Macalaster College in St. Paul, MN

Sunday July 6

 1:00 - 4:00 pm - A special three-hour re-broadcast of Saturday evening's "live" show

7:00 - 8:00 pm - The Capitol Steps, Politics Takes a Holiday

 

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6:00am

Mon June 30, 2014
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Lexington Listener Switched to WEKU, Another Loves the Music

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We had a nice note by email from listener Pat, “I used to support WUKY until I recently learned that your station has a lot more news programs on all during the day.  Consequently, I am now financially supporting YOUR station.  You are now a regular expense in my annual budget.” 

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9:06pm

Sun June 29, 2014
-Eastern Standard

Covering the World's News on Eastern Standard

Andrew Sussman, Executive Producer of PRI's The World and Andrew Whitehead, Editor for the BBC World Service with WEKU's John Hingsbergen in Atlanta, GA.
Credit Jonese Franklin

Public radio listeners are “world citizens” and, to feed our hunger for news from beyond our own borders, we have excellent resources.  This special show originated in Atlanta, Ga. on September 19, 2013 during the annual conference of Public Radio Program Directors.


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3:11pm

Fri June 27, 2014
Arts Weekly

Rich Copley: Oakridge Boys, Pride Festival & Local Actress 'Under the Dome'

Rich Copley is an arts and culture reporter for the Lexington Herald Leader. He joins us for a "chat" every Friday at 7:35 am and 12:35 pm.

It's time for our weekly chat with Rich Copley about weekend arts and cultural activities. Rich tells WEKU’s John Hingsbergen that, with the Oakridge Boys performing Saturday night at Renfro Valley, he had a chance to interview one of the members of the group.  

Rich Copley is an arts reporter for the Lexington Herald Leader.  Information on the weekend’s events is available in today’s (Friday) edition.  You can also find out about arts and cultural events by visiting the events calendar on-line, at WEKU dot FM.

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