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.
Last week’s collapse of an Interstate 85 bridge in Atlanta will likely affect hundreds of spring break travelers from Kentucky. State transportation officials are urging motorists to check all traffic routing sources before making the trip through Georgia's capital city.
More than 80 Kentucky school districts were scheduled to observe spring break this week. The I-75 path to Florida is a popular one for many Kentuckians.
A crowd of about a hundred gathered in Berea Monday to show support for a lesbian couple targeted by vandals. Organizers also used the event to draw attention to the need for a fairness ordinance in the Madison County community.
The Kentucky General Assembly wrapped up this past week, and not only were there overrides to the Governor’s vetoes, but the new Republican super-majority successfully passed quite a bit of new legislation in what seems to be record time.
On this week’s Eastern Standard, our panel of reporters joins us for a roundtable to discuss all legislative news that occurred in Frankfort this year.
We received the following email from listener Betty one morning last week during the WEKU Spring Fund Drive. She wrote, “I thought I ought to let you know, before your pledge day is over, that I had a problem trying to make a donation by phone call before 7 a.m. this morning."
In recent years, Lexington’s headlines have been filled with the results of gun violence.
On this week's Eastern Standard, we will be talking about gun violence, live from Lexington City Hall with Mayor Jim Gray and Police Chief Mark Barnard. We will also have Laura Hatfield, Executive Director of Partners for Youth on the show as trends show many gun-related homicides involve young adults.
More than 30 Kentucky county and state prosecutors are undergoing intensive trial advocacy training this week in Lexington. The Kentucky Prosecutor's Institute is designed for those who've pursued fewer than five trials.
On this week's special edition of the show, we'll hear from: former NPR newscaster Jean Cochran; political correspondent Don Gonyea; science correspondent Joe Palca; and Wait Wait..Don't Tell Me's Peter Sagal.
It's a recorded edition of the show but you don't want to miss it!