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Kentucky Humanities, Kentucky Public Radio and Mellon Foundation unite for Vote Worthy podcast


Kentucky Humanities announced yesterday “Vote Worthy,” a new podcast and radio broadcast that seeks to inform voters about the issues and challenges surrounding the 2020 General Election. Vote Worthy is produced by Kentucky Humanities in partnership with WEKU and distributed to Kentucky’s major public radio stations with support from the Federation of State Humanities Councils and a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Distinguished Election and Voting Scholar and Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky, Joshua A. Douglas will discuss numerous election-related topics with guests from across the state. Tom Martin, producer and host of Eastern Standard on WEKU, will serve as the moderator.

Guests joining Douglas on Vote Worthy include Margie Charasika, President of the Louisville League of Women Voters; Brian Clardy, Associate Professor of History at Murray State University; and Scott Lasley, Professor and Head of the Political Science Department at Western Kentucky University.

“We are extremely appreciative to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Federation of State Humanities Councils for their continued support of programming that enables important conversations and information exchanges to occur,” said Bill Goodman, Executive Director of Kentucky Humanities.

Listen to Vote Worthy:

• 10/27/20 at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. EDT on WEKU-FM 88.9 FM
• 10/27/20 at noon CDT on WKMS-FM 91.3 FM
• 10/27/20 at 8 p.m. EDT on WFPL-FM 89.3 FM
• 10/27/20 on at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. CDT on WKYU-FM 88.9 FM

Vote Worthy is a part of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s national initiative, “Why It Matters: Civic and Electoral Participation,” which will explore civic participation as it relates to electoral engagement in a multivocal democracy. In partnership with the Federation of State Humanities Councils, programs will be conducted in 43 US states and territories throughout the course of the initiative. “Why It Matters” will provide free humanities programs conducted by the US state and territorial humanities councils to engage the public in collaborative, accessible, and thought-provoking dialogues on the importance of electoral and civic participation.

Kentucky Humanities is a non-profit Kentucky corporation affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities. For information about Kentucky Humanities’ programs and services, including Vote Worthy, visit kyhumanities.org.

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