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5:37pm

Tue April 15, 2014
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Eastern Standard: Community Gardening & Sustainable Kentucky

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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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6:53pm

Tue April 8, 2014
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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.
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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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11:19am

Sun March 30, 2014
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Future of Hemp in Kentucky on Eastern Standard

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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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2:22pm

Sat March 22, 2014
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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
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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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10:31am

Mon March 17, 2014
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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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10:53pm

Mon March 10, 2014
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Expanded Gambling on Eastern Standard

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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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11:50pm

Sun March 2, 2014
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Economic Development in Eastern Ky. on Eastern Standard

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From the December SOAR Summit (Shaping Our Appalachian Region) to Federal Promise Zones and recent efforts to improve internet connectivity and expand the Mountain Parkway, the region is on the minds of the governor and legislators at both the state and federal levels.

On this week's Eastern Standard, Economic Development in Eastern Kentucky.

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10:28pm

Sat February 22, 2014
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Eastern Standard: March on Frankfort Anniversary

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaking in at a Civil rights demonstration in Frankfort, Ky on March 5, 1964.
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On March 5, 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, baseball legend Jackie Robinson and Kentucky civil rights leaders led 10,000 people to rally at the Kentucky State Capitol in a peaceful march and demonstration.  Fifty years later, a commemorative march will take place, sponsored by The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights and other members of the Allied Organizations for Civil Rights.

Listen to the 02/27/14 program's full audio online.

Listen to the full interview with Joe Graves conducted by Eastern Standard associate producer, Richard Turner.

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10:57am

Sat February 15, 2014
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Eastern Standard: What's Up with this Winter Weather?

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With record cold temperatures and snow, especially for Kentucky, we're wondering what's going on. And we bet you are, too!   On this week's Eastern Standard, we'll discuss this unusual winter weather and attempt to understand why it's going on, and what to expect as we get closer to spring. 

WEKU's Eastern Standard - Climate Change and Weather in Globally and in Kentucky. Guests: Tony Edwards of the Nation Weather Service Jackson Office and Trent Garrison, geologist and instructor at EKU.

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2:24pm

Sat February 8, 2014
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Ky. Legislature Mid-Point Update on Eastern Standard

As the 2014 session of the Kentucky General Assembly approaches the mid-point, what has the state's legislative branch achieved so far this year?  What is likely to be accomplished by the end of this 60-day session?  These are questions we will pursue in this week's show, originating "live" from the State Capitol in Frankfort.

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12:47am

Sat February 1, 2014
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Eastern Standard: Obesity in the Commonwealth

One place where Kentucky ranks among the top ten states is…obesity. One study ranks the Commonwealth as 6th most obese, not far behind 4th place Tennessee and 3rd place West Virginia.

Eastern Standard Feb 6, 2013 - Lori Giliam, Karina Christopher

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7:00pm

Mon January 27, 2014
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Eastern Standard: Is Teaching Creationism Harmful to Children, Society?

Send your comments or questions before this week's show to: wekueasternstandard@gmail.com or leave a message at 859-622-1657

As Bill Nye, the Science Guy gets ready to debate the founder of Kentucky’s Creation Museum, we’ll have our own conversation on the topic on Eastern Standard.

Is teaching creation to children harmful to them and to our society?

Is evolution merely one theory of the earth’s origins and equal to creationism?

Is this topic even worthy of a debate?

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6:00pm

Sun January 19, 2014
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EKU President Benson on Eastern Standard

"Selfie" taken by @ekuprez Michael Benson during his visit to the WEKU studios
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EKU President Dr. Michael Benson will be with us to give us an update on some of the projects and initiatives he has launched since his arrival last summer and to answer your questions.

Send a question in advance to wekueasternstandard at gmail dot com or call 859-622-1655 or call in “live” during the show.

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11:42pm

Mon January 13, 2014
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Preventing Gun Violence on Eastern Standard

Over a 100,000 people are injured or killed by gun violence in the US each year.  That’s according to a report commissioned by the Centers for Disease Control.

The report recommends a “public health approach” to preventing future harm and injuries.

On this week’s Eastern Standard, our topic is “preventing gun violence.”  Is it through tougher and more restrictive laws or education and firearms training.

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11:14am

Sat January 4, 2014
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Ky Online Health Exchange on Eastern Standard

Kentucky's healthcare exchange is the topic on Eastern Standard Thursday January 9 at 11:00 am
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More than 123,000 Kentuckians are now enrolled in new health coverage through the state’s health exchange website, Kynect.   State officials report that, since open enrollment began on Oct. 1, the website has enrolled an average of 1,300 Kentuckians in new health coverage each day. 

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11:48pm

Mon December 30, 2013
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Ky Author, Murdoch's World & Host of PRI's The World on Eastern Standard

Marco Werman, host of PRI's The World

In a special holiday program, NPR media correspondent and author David Folkenflik discusses his book Murdoch's World: The Last of the Old Media Empires (2013 Public Affairs.)  We'll also meet Marco Werman, the host of PRI's The World and talk with Kentucky author David Bell about his latest mystery novel,

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6:24pm

Mon December 23, 2013
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StoryCorps Founder David Isay & Grammy-Winner Ricky Skaggs on Eastern Standard

Grammy Winner and Kentucky native Ricky Skaggs is with us for this week's Eastern Standard.

In a special holiday program, the founder of StoryCorps discusses the iconic public radio features 10th anniversary and the recently-released book, Ties That Bind: Stories of Love &  Gratitude from the First Ten Years of StoryCorps (2013, Penguin Press) ; and Grammy Winner and Kentucky native Ricky Skaggs discusses his autobiography, Kentucky Traveler: My Life In Music. (2013 itbooks)

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2:33pm

Sat December 21, 2013
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Health Exchange Voted Top 2013 KY News Story

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The debut of a statewide online health insurance marketplace, which earned a thumbs-up from President Barack Obama for smoothly enrolling tens of thousands of people, has been voted Kentucky's top news story of 2013.

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6:00pm

Sun December 15, 2013
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Top 10 KY Stories for 2013 on Eastern Standard

Let us know your top 10 news stories for 2013. Call 859-622-1657, send an email to: wekueasternstandard@gmail.com or post on the WEKU Facebook Page
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The Top 10 Kentucky News Stories of 2013. What do you believe are the top stories of the past year? Send us your list by email to: wekueasternstandard@gmail.com, leave a voice message at 859-622-1657 or post on our Facebook Page.

Guests: Charles Compton, WEKU News Director; Stu Johnson, WEKU reporter; Peter Baniak, editor of the Lexington Herald-Leader

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11:12am

Sun December 8, 2013
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Best of Eastern Standard featured

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.

The Best of Eastern Standard, 12/12/13

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3:14pm

Sun December 1, 2013
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Being Jewish in Kentucky on Eastern Standard

What is it like to be Jewish in America?  Better yet, what about in Kentucky? 

Send your questions, comments or personal stories by email before Thursday morning to  wekueasternstandard (at) gmail dot com, post on Facebook, tweet us @889weku or call our Listener Line at 859-622-1657.

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10:02am

Thu November 21, 2013
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JFK Legacy in Kentucky on Eastern Standard

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.
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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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9:12am

Thu November 21, 2013
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Kentucky Journalist, Kennedy Press Secretary Remembers Assassination

With Kennedy Press Secretary Pierre Salinger on a trip to Japan, it was Kentuckian Malcolm Kilduff who traveled with the President on a campaign swing through Texas.  The assistant press secretary was in a car following President Kennedy as his motorcade proceeded through Dallas.  And it was Kilduff who, on November 22, 1963, confirmed that Kennedy had been killed by an assassin.  Kilduff continued to work as an assistant press secretary with the Johnson Administration, until he became a newspaper editor in Beattyville, KY.  He died in a nursing home there in 2003 and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. 

1979 interview of former Asst. Press Secretary Malcolm Kilduff by WEKU Reporter Ron Smith.

12:42am

Tue November 12, 2013
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Prescription Drug Abuse in Kentucky

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.

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12:47pm

Sun November 3, 2013
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Veterans in the Commonwealth

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
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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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11:41am

Sun October 27, 2013
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Scariest Movies, TV on Eastern Standard

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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11:59pm

Mon October 21, 2013
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Domestic Violence in the Commonwealth on Eastern Standard (audio available)

Send your questions or comments to: wekueasternstandard (at) gmail (dot) com, post on our Facebook page or leave a message at 859-622-1657.

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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8:40am

Mon October 14, 2013
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Effects of Govt. Shutdown on Kentucky (audio available)

Write to us before this week's show at: wekueasternstandard@gmail.com, 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?

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6:00am

Mon October 14, 2013
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Former Director Defends Actions At EKU Center For The Arts

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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.

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11:32am

Mon October 7, 2013
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Arts & Performance Venues on Eastern Standard (audio available)

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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