The Perfect Crime

American Experience

The Perfect Crime

Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, two wealthy college students in Chicago, murdered a 14-year-old boy in 1924 to prove they were smart enough to get away with it. Their trial, with famed defense attorney Clarence Darrow and Cook County Prosecutor Robert Crowe, set off a national debate about morality and the death penalty.

Thayer Details GOP Legislative Priorities

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Thayer Details GOP Legislative Priorities

Renee Shaw talks with Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer about the state budget and policy priorities for Senate Republicans this session.

Feb. 11, 2016

Legislative Update

Feb. 11, 2016

A bill promoting public-private partnerships moves forward in the Kentucky legislature, as does a measure to raise the legal smoking age. Senate Bill 1, an education reform effort that could change academic standards in Kentucky classrooms, clears its first legislative hurdle. Renee Shaw presents highlights of General Assembly proceedings of Feb. 11, 2016.

Child Welfare Advocate Promotes Early Childhood Efforts

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Child Welfare Advocate Promotes Early Childhood Efforts

Save the Children Action Network President Mark Shriver talks with KET's Renee Shaw about the importance of investing in early childhood education.

A Trip Back in Time

Kentucky Afield

A Trip Back in Time

Tim Farmer meets Jayd Raines in Floyd County for some 1760s-style squirrel hunting and cooking. Mel Hankla from Mefford's Fork in Mason County shares his vast knowledge of Colonial-era weaponry. In Paducah, Tim meets Mark Miller, a master craftsman of replica flintlock rifles.

Historians Reflect on the Debate over Confederate Memorials

Historians Reflect on the Debate over Confederate Memorials

It’s hard to believe that six months ago, the hot topic in Frankfort wasn’t pensions or the elections, but what should be done with the statue of Confederate President Jefferson ...

The Odds of Finding Life and Love

It's Okay to be Smart

The Odds of Finding Life and Love

Love is a complicated combination of brain chemicals and behavior that scientists are only just beginning to figure out. And it's remarkable that in every society that we have looked at on Earth, romantic love exists. So if love is so universal, and there are 7 billion other people out there looking for it, why can it seem like it's so hard to find?

Legislators Mark Black History Month

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Legislators Mark Black History Month

See highlights of speeches and music presented at the Black History Month celebration held at the state capitol on Wednesday.

Thruston Morton and the Chandler-Clements Feud

Prominent Kentuckians in the United States Senate

Thruston Morton and the Chandler-Clements Feud

To hear Sen. Mitch McConnell tell the story, Louisville attorney and Republican Thruston Morton owed a good part of his political career to a decades-long feud between two of Kentucky’s Democratic icons. McConnell recounted that history to an audience at Transylvania University for the series, "Prominent Kentuckians in the Senate."

NOVA: The Memory Hackers

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NOVA: The Memory Hackers

Scientists are learning how we can edit memories—and delete our worst fears.