The story airs June 20 at 8 p.m. on WVPB radio and streaming live at wvpublic.org. 

Farmers Across Appalachia Get New Customers Through Craft Beer Craze

Jun 14, 2019

People in Appalachia have made spirits for hundreds of years. Some people even say Appalachians are among the best at making whiskey and moonshine. But this history is sometimes coupled with negative stereotypes. Outsiders have long portrayed Appalachians as dangerous, lawless moonshiners.

Laughlin to open to public soon

Jun 13, 2019
City of Morehead

The new director of Morehead’s Parks and Recreation Department says it shouldn’t be much longer until recreational activities in the Laughlin Health Building are in full swing.

The City and County are leasing the building from Morehead State University as part of a new recreation partnership.

Matt Hamilton made the comments during the most recent meeting of the Morehead City Council.  He says they are waiting on a few more installations, but as of right now, he’s expecting a July move-in date.

National Capital Industries

Two Kentucky Transportation Cabinet highway safety improvement projects on US 60 and KY 32 in Rowan County will require temporary road closures next week.

US 60 closed Tuesday, June 18 @ Lakeside Christian

Beginning at 6 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, contractors will close US 60 near Lakeside Christian Academy (milepoint 5.4) to trench across the roadway and install a new drainage system underneath it. The road will remain closed to all traffic for at least 12 hours, or until work is complete.

Morehead State University

Growing up in the Biratnagar, Province No.1, Nepal, Satyam Shrivastav was intent on succeeding anywhere. But from a very early age, he had specific academic goals that were far away from his home country. 

“America is considered the most developed country by Nepalese people. When I was a kid, every time I had gone to get blessings from my grandparents, they would bless me to get an American degree,” Satyam said. “I have always wanted to get an American degree since then.” 

West Virginia University researchers recently completed a year-long project exploring the history of a coal community in Monongalia County, using photos and oral history to create an exhibit.

Racehorses are high performance, high earning athletes, and as such, no stone is left unturned to make sure every minute advantage is capitalised upon. Horses on the back side have their own personal grooms, trainers, massage therapists, chiropracters, blacksmiths, and as WUKY’s Samantha Clark discovered; even dentists.


Live From The Jazz Lounge

Program #19 (June 16 at 8:00 p.m.)

Eddie Palmieri – Live! (1999)

Recorded live in New York City at The Hostos Center for Arts and Culture.

Backed by a superb, largish Latin jazz ensemble, Eddie Palmieri went into the Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture in the Bronx to record this benefit album for the Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center.


Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #176 (June 14 at 8:00 p.m. and June 15 at 3:00 p.m.)

Charleston, South Carolina-based indie folk duo Shovels & Rope consist of married singer/songwriters Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst.

Like Trent, who also played with the indie rock band the Films, Hearst had spent the years prior pursuing a solo career, utilizing her raw yet melodious and expressive voice to deliver a handful of albums, one of which landed a single, "Hell's Bells," in the 2010 season of True Blood.

Morehead State University

Morehead State’s newest nursing program has earned accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).  


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