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Deborah Yetter, The Courier-Journal

This guest appears on the following programs:
Program 2720
3/16/01: Journalists from the two largest newspapers in the state discuss former Gov. Wallace Wilkinson’s bankruptcy debts, Louisville’s possible basketball deals, and the U.S. Senate’s action to toughen the federal bankruptcy laws. (#2720)

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 2815
2/8/02: The Medicaid program—who should pay the bill for poor people unable to afford prescription drugs? A raise for teachers—local school districts oppose Gov. Patton’s plan. And changing our political culture—it’s still a power struggle, but of a different sort. (#2815)

Program 2910
1/3/03: It’s a new year, but there’s not much cheer. Legislators and the governor resume the budget battle, the University of Kentucky fumbles a coaching hire, and Catholics struggle with lawsuits. (#2910)

Program 2919
3/7/03: Is this the legislature about which there is nothing to like? That’s what the Courier-Journal editors say. What do reporters say about the work of the 2003 Kentucky General Assembly? (#2919)

Program 2945
9/5/03: Murray State University’s game with UK is a football first—but Murray’s high academic ranking is the story most worth telling. Other issues to be discussed: insights on the governor’s race, the Henry settlement, and Medicaid. (#2945)

Program 3014
2/6/04: Dancing to the budget blues—Gov. Ernie Fletcher recovers $23 million in education cuts; his critics call it “crumbs.” Also, elections, casinos, squabbles over social issues, and a $46 million makeover for a state building. (#3014)

Program 3030
Headlines for 5/28/04: A key House Democrat breaks ranks and endorses Fletcher’s plan for a special session. The attorney general asks for a court ruling on the budget. And pesky problems surface six months into Fletcher’s tenure, such as juvenile justice sex abuse, dress codes for park employees, and porno on the computers. (#3030)

Program 3038
7/23/04: Delta’s finances, miners’ benefits, the high cost of incarceration, expensive drugs, and the hot stove of human rights. (#3038)

Program 3050
10/15/04: The Kentucky House of Representatives sends its prescription for health care benefits to the Senate for a second opinion. (#3050)

Program 3105
12/3/04: Congressmen crow over the home-cooked bacon in the budget-busting bill. Gov. Fletcher hacks away at claims of highway waste and abuse, but says that the “F” word—FRAUD—is not so apparent. Conservatives clash over tough jail terms, while public defenders plead for funds to plead their cases. And, out on the ground, the latest we’ve dug up about tobacco, horses, coal, and sipping whiskey. (#3105)

Program 3114
2/4/05: The governor’s austere budget, with tax reform as a carrot. Cigarette tax going up—50 cents’ worth of smoke? Tinkering with school tests again and wars over accountability. Cold medicines and addiction; meth problems and the law. And the state House of Representatives clears a bill to cover millions of dollars denied to Kentucky tobacco farmers. (#3114)

Program 3146
The governor changes course; nine employees look for new jobs. Who will run the Republican Party? The campaign starts up for 2007. And Big news from two big businesses. Linda Blackford of the Lexington Herald-Leader guests hosts. (#3146)

Program 3201
11/4/05: The attorney general asks the governor for his personal computers and Blackberrys, and the governor’s office says it would be an invasion of privacy. As state health officials continue to wrestle with problems at Oakwood, others scope out a very different Medicaid program for the poor. And the King of the Roads gives up his crown. Guest host: Al Cross. (#3201)

Program 3311
1/12/07: Anne Northup and Steve Henry are in the race for governor. State Auditor Crit Luallen issues a stinging report on horse racing regulators. And some Kentucky parents lose their kids to vindictive social workers. (#3311)

Program 3337
7/13/07: The search must start again for a state education commissioner. Barbara Erwin says she’s not taking the job after all because of overwhelming scrutiny. Democrats in Frankfort say the governor’s special legislative session is over, but the finger-pointing isn’t. Odds favored expanded gambling as the top issue at the first Fletcher-Beshear debate, and it was. Kentucky rolled snake eyes on a $450 million bio lab because the site near Somerset was too rural. What does that mean for future high-tech development in rural Kentucky? And Dr. James Holsinger denies he has an anti-gay bias. He tells senators he will guard his independence if he becomes the new surgeon general. (#3337)

Program 3341
8/10/07: A Kentucky footnote on the financial markets: We take a look at older folks and 401(k)s. Health care for poor kids: Congress wants more, but Sen. Mitch McConnell and President Bush fight the plan. An ouster and change of leaders at the State Board of Education: Is this fresh vision or political pressures? The same in higher education: Who is really running things? In business, we discuss Lexmark’s troubles, a union drive at Toyota, and new directions for East Kentucky Power. And, Big Coal: We look at a hangup over the special session for a legislative kiss-up to Peabody Energy plus a circuit court kiss-off for Peabody. How does our state play the game of energy and the environment? Go tell it to the mountains. (#3341)

Program 3418
2/29/08: The casino bill continues to reveal more about the legislature than just who is for or against gambling. Pension reform moves quickly through the House, but don't expect the same smooth ride in the Senate. The budget markup is ready to start and those who provide services are worried. And, CATS repeal should get its first test next week. Hosted by Ferrell Wellman. (#3418)

Program 3506
12.12.08 Governor Beshear explains how he wants to cut state government. The governor also supports a big increase in the cigarette tazx again. And, Kentucky turns to a one-time New York school administrator to be the boss of higher education in Kentucky. (#3506)

January 29, 2010
Panelists: Alessi, Cheves, Cross, Yetter (#3613)

April 30, 2010
Panelists: Patton, Stotelmyer, Yetter (#3626)

May 28, 2010
Panelists: Brammer, Covington, Lucke, Yetter (#3630)

January 14, 2011
Panelists: Brammer, Bryant, Yetter (#3711)

March 4, 2011
Host: Bill Bryant of WKYT-TV substituting for Ferrell Wellman
Panelists: Cheves, Martin, Yetter (#3718)

March 25, 2011
Host: Bill Bryant of WKYT-TV substituting for Ferrell Wellman
Panelists: Estep, Pendleton, Yetter (#3721)

July 8, 2011
Panelists: Brammer, Colston, Yetter (#3736)

August 12, 2011
Panelists: Alessi, Brammer, Yetter (#3741)

March 2, 2012
Host: Bill Bryant of WKYT-TV substituting for Ferrell Wellman
Panelists: Blackford, Gerth, Yetter (#3818)

March 23, 2012
Panelists: Brammer, Colston, Yetter (#3821)

April 13, 2012
Panelists: Brammer, Stotelmyer, Yetter (#3824)

June 29, 2012
Panelists: Ellis, Walser, Yetter (#3835)

November 23, 2012 (recorded November 20, 2012)
Panelists: Brown, Lucke, Yetter (#3904)

May 10, 2013
Panelists: Cannon, Lucke, Yetter (#3928)




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