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Saying that Kentucky needs to do more to tackle the steep rise of vaping among teens and pre-teens, state Rep. Buddy Wheatley has pre-filed legislation that would ban added e-cigarette flavors on the market.

Kelsey Waldon

Dec 12, 2019
Public Radio East

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #195 (December 13 at 8:00 p.m. and December 14 at 3:00 p.m.)

Kelsey Waldon is a singer and songwriter whose music combines a contemporary lyrical outlook with a sound that harks back to country music of the '60s.

Waldon was born in the rural Kentucky community of Monkey's Eyebrow. She grew up listening to classic country music and absorbed the influences of artists like Loretta Lynn, George Jones, and Merle Haggard, as well as bluegrass icons like Ralph Stanley and Ricky Skaggs and celebrated songwriters like Guy Clark.

Flea markets are a common feature across rural landscapes, especially in Appalachia. If you have never been, there is typically something for everyone, and one West Virginian artist is turning the unique finds into art. 

“Sometimes it’s the imagery. A portion of my work has an industrial aspect to it, and I don’t mean just the materials, but the imagery,” Robert Villamagna said.


The rate of preterm births in the U.S. has risen over the past four years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A new report card from March of Dimes, a nonprofit organization that works to help mothers and babies in the United States, has given West Virginia an F grade in the percentage of live births that are premature. 

Manchin Plans To Halt Senate Action Over Coal Miners’ Benefits

Dec 12, 2019

West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin pledged Wednesday, Dec. 11, to block all legislation until pensions and health benefits are secured for coal miners. 

Manchin said no legislation will pass the Senate until he is assured that coal miners’ benefits will be in the spending bill used to fund the federal government.

Newly sworn-in governor Andy Beshear made good on a campaign promise to reshuffle the state board of education Tuesday, but the swift executive action is already sparking the first fight of his young administration.

A scheduled meeting of the new state board of education installed by Gov. Andy Beshear will likely go ahead as planned Thursday morning following a judge’s ruling.

Kitty Margolis

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #274 (December 15 at 8:00 p.m.)

One of the most exciting female jazz singers to emerge during the '90s, Kitty Margolis is a daring improviser and talented scat singer who achieved substantial critical acclaim while recording exclusively for her own label.


Live From The Jazz Lounge

Program #31 (December 15 at 6:00 p.m.)

Dave Brubeck Quartet – Jazz Goes To College

Recorded at North American college campuses in 1954.

Performers include:

Dave Brubeck – Piano

Paul Desmond – Alto Saxophone

Bob Bates – Bass

Drums – Joe Dodge – Drums


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