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Program 2732
6/8/01: A University of Kentucky professor gives her perspective on the disease known as AIDS, a Frankfort reporter offers information on changes in school standards, and a Lexington business editor reports on the Wallace Wilkinson bankruptcy ordeal. (#2732)

Program 2749
10/5/01: Defending against terrorism—what can and should a state do? The politics of farm policy—what’s the best for land and people? And the politics of social policy—health care, energy, and ethics. (#2749)

Program 2803
11/16/01: Running government by the rules: The trouble is, not everyone plays the game the same way. Plus, a look at Kentucky’s literary heritage: The Commonwealth’s poet laureate celebrates his friendship with five Kentucky authors. (#2803)

Program 2808
12/21/01: A review of the year’s top stories in education, the state’s farm culture, and our response to war and recession. (#2808)

Program 2809
12/28/01: Predictions for the upcoming year in state politics and the economic climate in Kentucky and the nation. (#2809)

Program 2810
1/4/02: This week’s story about next week’s story is the last state budget for the Patton administration. It will be very lean, and with little pork, so how will state lawmakers respond? (#2810)

Program 2818
3/1/02: Dr. John Shumaker is leaving the University of Louisville to become the president of the University of Tennessee. And with legislative leaders opposed, the new bill for expanded gambling at the racetracks looks like a very long shot indeed. (#2818)

Program 2822
3/29/02: Guest host Mark Hebert and fellow members of the Frankfort press corps discuss the state budget, the emotional debate on human cloning in the state Senate, and the fate of several other bills pending in the 2002 General Assembly. (#2822)

Program 2827
5/3/02: What do you write about when you write about Louisville? Where did it all go off track in Frankfort? And the star journalist who gave up his day job, then bred a horse who would win the Kentucky Derby. (#2827)

Program 2833
6/14/02: A discussion of four statistical paradoxes. For instance, the percentage of high school graduates increased more in Kentucky than in any other state in the current United States Census reports—yet our state still ranks next to last in the number of citizens who’ve finished high school. (#2833)

Program 2839
7/26/02: A vision for Louisville—bridges, merger, and politics. Blind man’s bluff in Frankfort—how the no-budget game is played. And a look back at other business failures—when hard times came knocking. (#2839)

Program 2840
8/2/02: The state will need more money to reach education goals. That’s the message from Gov. Paul Patton as politicians flock to Fancy Farm to focus on another goal: getting themselves elected. (#2840)

Program 2842
8/16/02: New strains on our health care system: a view from the mountains. Another kind of view in Louisville: challenges for a regional outlook. And perspectives on school test scores: gains at all levels, at or above the national average, but, sadly, too many kids are left behind. (#2842)

Program 2908
12/20/02: At year’s end, Gov. Paul Patton struggles to sell Kentuckians and their lawmakers on the need to fix the state’s revenue problems. Wary Republicans claim to remain unconvinced by Patton’s parade of horrors. (#2908)

Program 2909
12/27/02: Louisville: It’s about to become bigger than Boston, thanks to a city/county merger. Lexington: A second female mayor, Teresa Isaac, succeeds Pam Miller and swims into high waves over who will own the city’s water company. (#2909)

Program 2914
1/31/03: The politics of running government in a shaky economy—Patton cancels early release of prisoners. In an election year, what does an “ugly” state budget look like? For that matter, will there even be a budget? Plus, the latest on some major political developments in the Commonwealth and the nation. (#2914)

Program 2920
3/14/03: The Senate gets its way with the state budget. Bruce Lunsford has healthy coffers in the race for governor. And is Rep. Harry Moberly getting revenge? Guest host: Mark Hebert, WHAS-TV. (#2920)

Program 2922
3/28/03: Hunter Bates is off the ballot. Gov. Patton is censured on four ethics counts for conduct of office favoring his former mistress. Some of Patton’s vetoes take a drubbing, too. Plus, Appalachia today: new problems with drugs, stereotyping, the environment, and the economy. (#2922)

Program 2927
5/2/03: Bring on the buses, buy up the airwaves, blow the horns: It’s make-or-break time in the governor’s race as we count down to the 2003 primary election. (#2927)

Program 2947
9/19/03: Air Wars—candidates roll out the television advertisments. Tobacco Wars—the buyout, tax hikes, and smoking bans. Budget Wars—new school and nursing-home lawsuits. And Patriot Wars—U.S. Attorney General Ashcroft in Louisville. (#2947)

Program 3008
12/26/03: A recap of the state’s top stories of the year. (#3008)

Program 3009
1/2/04: The Republican ascendancy and the Democratic decline. Will these trends hold? (#3009)

Program 3028
Headlines for 5/14/04: There’s plenty of fireworks in legislative primary races across Kentucky. John Kerry comes a callin’. And Fletcher finds more cash. Guest host: Mark Hebert, state capitol reporter for WHAS-TV/Louisville. (#3028)

Program 3029
5/28/04: Assessing the primary results for a clue to how the political parties will map the fall campaigns, and how a state government without a budget will wobble through until it gets one. (#3029)

Program 3039
7/30/04: This week’s top stories, including the presidential race, the Western Kentucky special election, and the workers’ comp mess, plus a recognition of the esteemed career of retiring political writer Al Cross. (#3039)

Program 3042
8/20/04: Closing the gap in Paducah: a back-to-school story. Summit in Somerset: Gov. Fletcher, U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning, and Congressman Hal Rogers come together to promote the 5th Congressional District. The State Fair’s new base customer: It’s not your daddy’s farm anymore. And those FLOW signs in Lexington, “for local ownership of water.” (#3042)

Program 3044
9/3/04: Some Kentucky teachers talk strike over health insurance; the governor says it’s not his fault. And coal miners get a different kind of shaft. Guest host: Mark Hebert, WHAS-TV state capitol reporter. (#3044)




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