WEKU-FM, the public radio service of Eastern Kentucky University, will bring some of the world’s leading journalists together for a special program related to the vice presidential debate in Danville on Thursday, Oct. 11.
The program will air from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 11, and again that evening from 8 to 9 p.m., just prior to the debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan.
Participants for the reporters’ roundtable will include Don Gonyea of National Public Radio, Simon Wilson of the British Broadcasting Corporation, and McClatchy Newspapers White House Correspondent Lesley Clark. They will be joined by political scientist Benjamin Knoll of Centre College and WEKU host John Hingsbergen.
The event can be heard on WEKU at 88.9 FM. Many other stations nationwide will pick up the broadcast, including outlets in Washington, D.C.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; and Kent, Ohio, serving the Cleveland market.
Listeners also are invited to interact via Twitter, using the hashtag #veepdebate.
“WEKU is grateful for the cooperation of Centre College and our colleagues at NPR, the BBC and McClatchy Newspapers for this project,” Hingsbergen said. “While the station has a 40-year-plus tradition of providing quality news and information programming to our listeners in the Commonwealth, this is an opportunity to extend the EKU mission of education and public service to a much wider community.
“It is a perfect example of what we can achieve in public broadcasting, thanks to the resources of our parent institution and the individuals and businesses that support WEKU.”
- Local News
Man charged with assaulting BPD officers
A Berea man was charged Tuesday with felony assault after spitting blood at police officers, according to a Berea Police Department report.
Troy R. Collins, 24, also was charged with third-degree terroristic threatening, disorderly conduct and alcohol intoxication in a public place.
Democratic House leaders release budget
Democratic House leaders unveiled their 2014-2016 state budget Tuesday amid complaints from Republicans that it was hatched in the dark and lawmakers were asked to vote on it without sufficient time to study it.
The two-year, $20.3 billion dollar spending plan looks a lot like that proposed by Gov. Steve Beshear, but it makes some changes including spending a bit less on school textbooks and preschool and adds about $1 billion in debt.
RAAC Celtic Festival is Friday
Irish music, dancing and food will be featured as the Richmond Area Arts Council celebrates Kentucky’s Celtic heritage Friday evening.
The event is from 6 to 8 p.m. at RAAC, 399 W. Water St.
Fundraising concert for international tour Sunday
The Berea College Concert Choir will travel on a 15-day concert tour to Spain and Portugal from May 7 to May 21.
Music faculty members Dr. Stephen Bolster, conductor; Lindsay Clavere, pianist; Dr. Javier Clavere, organist; and math professor Sandra Bolster, chaperone; will lead choir members on a trip to several Spanish and Portuguese cities, including Barcelona, Valencia, Cordoba, Granada, Seville, Faro and Lisbon.
St. Baldrick’s and St. Patrick’s
You may walk into the Paddy Wagon Irish Pub this weekend with an empty stomach and a full head of hair.
Police: Heroin found in home
A Detroit man and two Richmond residents were charged Friday morning after Richmond bike patrol officers and narcotics detectives executed a search warrant on a Dee Dee Drive home.
Unveiling set for today
FRANKFORT — Monday is typically a light day in the General Assembly – few committee meetings and a late starting time to allow lawmakers to travel back to Frankfort.
Kentucky State Police accepting applications for next cadet class
The Kentucky State Police are now accepting applications for its 92nd cadet class scheduled to begin Aug. 3.
KSP to give MSO breath-testing equipment
The Madison Sheriff’s department will soon receive equipment to help them enforce drinking laws, according to a news release from the Kentucky State Police.
Secretary Grimes encourages Kentuckians to serve as precinct election officers
Secretary of State and Chief Election Officer Alison Lundergan Grimes encourages residents to take an active role in the May 20 primary election by serving as precinct election officers, or poll workers.
- More Local News Headlines
- Man charged with assaulting BPD officers