Examine the opioid epidemic and explore the treatment options available in Kentucky to those battling the disease of addiction. The program is narrated by Grammy-winning recording artist and Kentucky native Sturgill Simpson.
Dr. Tuckson speaks with Dr. Nicolas Ajkay, a surgical oncologist in the Department of Surgery at the University of Louisville.
George Washington once owned land in what became Grayson County, Doug Flynn talks with Dr. Alicestyne Turley of Berea College about the Carter G. Woodson Center for Interracial Education, the second installment in Kentucky Life's profile of the Louisville Zoo, and a trip to Hickman to explore their riverport and ferry are featured.
The Local Traveler
We check out restaurants utilizing a "pay-what-you-can" model using fresh local foods that is radically changing the way we think about feeding those in need.
Renee Shaw reports from Frankfort on a busy week in the legislature and gives updates on several bills making their way through both chambers. She also interviews Sen. John Schickel (R-Boone) about bills pertaining to criminal justice and drug trafficking currently being considered.
Comment on Kentucky
Journalists from around the state discuss news of the week with host Bill Bryant, including new legislation making its way through the House and Senate in Frankfort. Scheduled guests: Ryland Barton, Capitol bureau chief, Kentucky Public Radio; Adam Beam of the Associated Press; and Antoinette Konz, reporter, WDRB-TV.
Connections with Renee Shaw
Renee speaks with Rashaad Abdur-Rahman, director of Louisville Metro Government's Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods, about how the office in Louisville is responding with ways to help steer people away from gun violence.
In spite of decades of advancements in health care, diet and safety, white Americans are now living shorter lives, a trend that has surprised experts. PBS NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman reports out of Maysville, Kentucky, an area struggling with an increase in addiction, overdoses and suicide.
State lawmakers debate a bill that would help felons re-enter society after their prison time. Gov. Matt Bevin testifies on behalf of the criminal justice reform bill. Lawmakers also consider child-safety measures, including a bicycle helmet law, and K-12 education standards, on Day 13 of the 2017 regular session.