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Jonathan Bastian is the host of Morning Edition on WFPL. He's also the host of, "Up Front with Jonathan Bastian," a weekly TV program, produced by WFPL, which airs on KY's PBS affiliate, KET.
Jonathan comes to WFPL from Aspen Public Radio, where he was the daily host of ‘All Things Considered.’
He’s also the founder and host of ‘Page by Page,’ a weekly interview program that was syndicated on multiple public radio stations across Colorado. He has interviewed many influential writers and thinkers, including Richard Russo, Sebastian Junger, Jim Lehrer, Jonathan Safran Foer, and many others. In 2011, he spoke with both winners of the Pulitzer Prize in fiction and non-fiction. His work has aired nationally on NPR’s ‘All Things Considered’ and been published on NPR.org.
Up Front with Jonathan Bastian, a production of WFPL News, is an invitation to explore stories that affect Kentucky and the world.
Our weekly programs feature an ambitious blend of topics. One week, you might hear an in-depth discussion with a local policy maker, followed by a conversation with a Pulitzer-winning poet. Another week you might hear an investigative report on education in Kentucky, coupled with a dialogue from the Aspen Ideas Festival about health.
Up Front broadcasts across seven states on KET, the PBS affiliate for Kentucky:
KET: Wednesdays, 11:30pm
KET2: Fridays, 7pm
KET KY: Mondays, 9:30am and 7pm; Thursdays, 2pm; Saturdays, 12:30am and 7:30am