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.
This town hall forum brings together policy makers, treatment providers, law enforcement, and influencers to discuss ways to battle the opioid crisis. Guests include John Tilley, Secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet; Vickie Yates Brown Glisson, Secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Human Services; Charlotte Wethington, who works with the grass-roots group People Advocating Recovery; Nancy Hale, President and CEO of Operation UNITE; Emerson Goodwin, corporate regional director of KentuckyCare; and Tara Moseley, who works with Young People in Recovery. Part of KET's ongoing Inside Opioid Addiction initiative funded in part by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.
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.
The Kentucky Senate gives its unanimous support to a sweeping K-12 education reform measure. Renee Shaw interviews Sen. John Schickel (R-Boone) on criminal justice.
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.