WEKU-FM’s weekly news magazine program, Eastern Standard, in partnership with the Carnegie Center and the arts news website UnderMain, broadcasts regular interviews with Kentucky authors and poets about their latest works. Click here to listen to the archive of interviews.
The series is hosted by Tom Eblen, a journalist, writer and photographer who serves as the Carnegie Center’s literary arts liaison. Tom was metro/state columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader from 2008 to 2019 and the newspaper’s managing editor from 1998-2008. He returned to his hometown in 1998 after 14 years with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and five years with The Associated Press. He has won many awards, including the 2013 media award in the Kentucky Governor’s Awards in the Arts. He was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame in 2016. He has been a contributing author for several books, including Bluegrass Renaissance: The History and Culture of Central Kentucky, 1792-1852 (University Press of Kentucky 2012).