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.
The Local Traveler
Amy explores the Northern Kentucky Sugar and Spice Trail, sampling delicious, local specialty candies as well as unique herbs and spices. Featured stops include Schneider's Sweet Shop and Witt's End Candy Emporium, both in Bellevue; Newport's Sweet Tooth Candies and Sweet Dreams Candy Company; Hebron's Galerie Candy & Gifts; and Ft. Thomas' Colonel De Gourmet Herbs & Spices.
Renee Shaw recaps the week's news from the General Assembly in Frankfort, and interviews legislators about bills under consideration in the House and Senate.
Comment on Kentucky
Bill Bryant and a panel of journalists discuss the week's news from the commonwealth, including the latest activity in the General Assembly. Scheduled guests: Linda Blackford from the Lexington Herald-Leader; Nick Storm from Spectrum News; and Tom Loftus from the Louisville Courier-Journal.
Connections with Renee Shaw
Renee speaks with Kristen Branscum, the commissioner of Kentucky's Department of Travel and Tourism. She discusses several of Kentucky's signature travel destinations, describing the commonwealth as "the front porch of the South."
Why have middle aged, white Americans experienced a stunning rise in premature deaths due to alcoholism, suicide and drug abuse? An obvious place to look is the loss of work and economic status for the working class. But PBS NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman, reporting from Maysville, Kentucky, finds that’s not the whole story.
The Kentucky House of Representatives debates a neighborhood schools bill and Bible literacy in public schools. The Kentucky Senate approves a bill giving the governor authority to remove and replace members of public educational boards and councils.
Spy Monkey is caught between crossfires as real monkeys fight over beach bar alcohol. Spy Egret is also a waterhole victim when elephants throw mud everywhere.
Under consideration on Day 16 of the General Assembly are funding for higher education, the governor's authority over educational boards, improving foster care, and recognizing successes and causes of those with disabilities. Renee Shaw interviews House Majority Floor Leader Jonathan Shell (R-Lancaster).