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Vote Worthy helps 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 different guests from across the state.  Tom Martin, producer and host of Eastern Standard on WEKU, will serve as the moderator.
 
Guests joining Josh 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. 
 
Listen to each episode by clicking on the link below. And remember to VOTE!
 

Tune in to listen to Vote Worthy:

10/27/20 at 10:00 am Central and 7:00 pm Central on WKYU-FM 88.9 FM
10/27/20 at 11:00 am and 8:00 pm Eastern on WEKU-FM  88.9 FM
10/27/20 at 12:00 pm Central on WKMS-FM 91.3 FM
10/27/20 at 8:00 pm Eastern on WFPL-FM 89.3 FM
 
Once the show has aired we will add the link to listen below.
 
 
 
 
Joshua A. Douglas, Distinguished Election and Voting Scholar
 
All three podcast episodes includes Joshua A. Douglas, the Ashland, Inc.-Spears Distinguished Research Professor of Law, who teaches and researches election law and voting rights, civil procedure, constitutional law, and judicial decision making at the University of Kentucky College of Law. He is the author Vote for US: How to Take Back our Elections and Change the Future of Voting, a popular press book that provides hope and inspiration for a positive path forward on voting rights. His most recent legal scholarship focuses on the constitutional right to vote, with an emphasis on state constittutions, as well as various laws, rules, and judicial decisions impacting election administration. He has also written extensively on election law procedure. A sought-after commentator for local, regional and national news programming regarding all things voting and election in nature, Josh is frequently on both radio and television.
 
 
 
 

Tom Martin, Producer and Moderator

Tom Martin is nationally-recognized producer and host of “Eastern Standard” on WEKU, a weekly radio magazine focused on current affairs and the lives and times of the people of the Central Appalachian Region. Martin, a Morehead native, has served as news anchor for KQV Radio in Pittsburgh, a Peabody Award-winning anchor and documentarian at AP Radio Network News in Washington, D.C., as well as a news anchor for the RKO Radio Network, ABC Network News and WABC News in New York. Tom also served for five years as vacation substitute for commentator Paul Harvey. 

 
Three podcast episodes hosted by Tom Martin with Joshua A. Douglas in conversation with another special guest. Click on each link to hear the individual podcast. To hear the Kentucky Public Radio show aired with all three of these guests, click here.
Scott P. Lasley
Scott P. Lasley



Vote Worthy Podcast 1

Discussion of Electoral College and Vote Tabulation

Host, Tom Martin, welcomes Joshua A. Douglas in conversation with Scott P. Lasley, Head of Department and Professor of Political Science at Western Kentucky University.

Margie Charasika
Margie Charasika



Vote Worthy Podcast 2

Women and Minorities in 2020 Politics and Public Service

Host, Tom Martin, welcomes Joshua A. Douglas in conversation with Margie Charasika, President of Louisville League of Women Voters and retired nurse.

Brian Clardy
Brian Clardy



Vote Worthy Podcast 3

Early Voting; Voter Suppression; Ballot Harvesting; the Ballot Drop Box

Host, Tom Martin, welcomes Joshua A. Douglas in conversation with Professor Brian Clardy Associate Professor of History at Murray State University.

The following Kentucky Public Radio stations will air this hour-long show. Check the station for air times.