News of the Week: September 23, 2016

Comment on Kentucky

News of the Week: September 23, 2016

Journalists from around the state discuss news of the week with host Bill Bryant, including the Kentucky Supreme Court's decision on a case involving university funding. Scheduled guests: Adam Beam from the Associated Press; Bill Estep from the Lexington Herald-Leader; and Deborah Yetter from the Louisville Courier-Journal.

Jon Secada on His Passion for Music and Commitment to Service

Connections with Renee Shaw

Jon Secada on His Passion for Music and Commitment to Service

Renee speaks with Grammy-winning contemporary pop musician Jon Secada. His hit songs "Just Another Day," "Angel," and others brought him international fame. Secada's passion for education, keeping music in schools, and increasing awareness of Hepatitis C are just some of the charitable endeavors offstage that he was recently recognized for at the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards in Louisville.

Elements

Forces of Nature

Elements

The forces of nature make Earth a restless planet, but they also turned our ball of rock into a home for life. How did chemical elements come together and take that first crucial step from barren rock to a living world?

India — Nature’s Wonderland

India — Nature’s Wonderland

Join a journey through India to discover its rich culture and rare wildlife. Experience a ritual tiger dance and see lions, elephants and India’s only ape — the hoolock gibbon. Then climb to the Himalayas where the Ganges River begins.

U.S. Atty. Gen. Lynch Visits State to Address Opioid, Heroin Abuse

U.S. Atty. Gen. Lynch Visits State to Address Opioid, Heroin Abuse

Watch remarks by U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch in Lexington about what federal officials are doing to address heroin and prescription opioid addiction.

Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War

Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War

Directed by Ken Burns, this new documentary tells the story of Waitstill and Martha Sharp, a minister and his wife who left their children behind for a courageous mission in 1939 to help refugees escape Nazi-occupied Europe. Over the course of two years, the pair risked their lives so that hundreds could live in freedom.

Mitzi Sinnott’s Journey to Find Father Inspires Play

Connections with Renee Shaw

Mitzi Sinnott’s Journey to Find Father Inspires Play

Flatwoods native Mitzi Sinnott uses art to spark conversations about the legacy of race, class, and violence in America. Through her one-woman play, "SNAPSHOT: A True Story of Love, Interrupted by Invasion," Sinnott shares her journey to reconcile with her father, a veteran haunted by his experience in Vietnam.

America Reframed: Class of ’27

America Reframed: Class of ’27

Filmed in the hollows of Appalachia, on native lands of the Upper Midwest and in West Coast migrant camps, Class of '27 focuses on early childhood education in struggling communities, highlighting the efforts of people guiding children toward graduating high school in 2027. The program begins in Owsley County, Ky.

Kingdom of Shadows

POV

Kingdom of Shadows

Take an unflinching look at the U.S.-Mexico drug war through the eyes of a U.S. drug enforcement agent, an activist nun in Mexico and a former Texas smuggler.

Professors Examine National, State Economic Outlooks

Professors Examine National, State Economic Outlooks

Bill and his guests discuss the U.S. economy. Scheduled guests: Brian Strow, economics professor at Western Kentucky University; Chris Phillips, economics professor at Somerset Community College; Aaron Yelowitz, economics professor at the University of Kentucky; and Malcolm Robinson, economics professor at Thomas More College.