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Program 3109
12/31/04: Fixing the budget—more quarrels over tax changes and a new agricultural economy. Plus, predictions on what’s to come in Frankfort in 2005. (#3109)
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Sunday, January 2, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3110
1/7/05: Rep. Jody Richards continues to serve as speaker of the Kentucky House. The Senate splits over seating a Louisville candidate and prompts the resignation of one GOP senator. And a national anti-tax foe, Grover Norquist, visits Frankfort. This was the first week of a new session of the Kentucky General Assembly. Guest host: journalist Al Cross. (#3110)
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Friday, January 7, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, January 7, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, January 9, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3111
1/14/05: A ruling on the disputed Senate seat in the 37th senatorial district in Jefferson County: A judge blocks Stephenson from serving as senator. Homeland security concerns in the heart of Kentucky: The Pentagon stalls on nerve gas project. And a tale of two cities: a water fight in Lexington and Louisville aldermen’s struggle over leadership. (#3111)
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Friday, January 14, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, January 14, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, January 16, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3112
1/21/05: State Democrats return Jerry Lundergan to the party chairmanship—by a close vote—and state Senate Republicans lose media friends over disputed Louisville seat. But the Republican Party enjoys general approval in Western Kentucky, once a Democratic stronghold. (#3112)
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Friday, January 21, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, January 21, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, January 23, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3113
1/28/05: A tax hike for Medicaid? No glamour on one side of the tracks. Also, Bush looks ahead while U.S. Senator Jim Bunning looks back. Mark Hebert, state capitol reporter for WHAS-TV in Louisville, hosts a roundup of this week’s political news and a preview of the governor’s State of the Commonwealth address next week. (#3113)
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Friday, January 28, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, January 28, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, January 30, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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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)
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Friday, February 4, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, February 4, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, February 6, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3115
2/11/05: In the midst of a legislative session on the budget, UK sends a cautionary message to parents and students: The school announces its third double-digit tuition increase in a row. House Democrats share tax caucuses with Republicans: It’s a Joan Rivers thing—“Can we talk?” And the deadline to get a budget agreement in Frankfort is less than three weeks away: Nothing focuses our attention like a sentence to be hanged. (#3115)
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Friday, February 11, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, February 11, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, February 13, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3116
2/18/05: The latest on the state budget negotiations and tax reform proposals with guest host Mark Hebert of WHAS-TV in Louisville. (#3116)
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Friday, February 18, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, February 18, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, February 20, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3117
2/25/05: The governor and the legislature seemed close to an agreement on the budget. But at week’s end, Republican senators, cued by the governor, were holding out for a lower debt level for new bonds. Democrats are still holding out for more projects funded by those bonds. (#3117)
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Friday, February 25, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, February 25, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, February 27, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3118
3/4/05: The overweight-truck bill rolls over protestors without a hearing. And the legislative session can’t last much longer, so neither can budget posturing. It’s time to fish or cut bait. (#3118)
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Friday, March 4, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, March 4, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, March 6, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3119
3/11/05: The legislature and the governor finally cut some bait and land two fish: a budget and a tax plan. Members of the Capitol press corps examine the catch. (#3119)
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Friday, March 11, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Sunday, March 13, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3120
3/18/05: A fresh start for Gov. Fletcher: What’s ahead? Plus, regional growth and politics: the perspectives from Bowling Green, Richmond, and Covington. (#3120)
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Friday, March 18, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Sunday, March 20, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3121
3/25/05: Kentucky congressmen get involved in the Schiavo case, House Speaker Jody Richards says he won’t run for governor, and horse breeders hit the exacta. Guest host: Mark Hebert. (#3121)
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Friday, March 25, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, March 25, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, March 27, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3122
4/1/05: The struggle for better education—are we slip, slip, sliding away? Vacancy on the Kentucky Supreme Court—Judge Keller steps down. Plus, 30 years of commenting on Comment on Kentucky. (#3122)
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Friday, April 1, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, April 1, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, April 3, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3123
4/8/05: The newspaper and the church—the impact of the Courier-Journal and the legacy of the Catholic bosses in state politics. (#3123)
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Friday, April 8, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, April 8, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, April 10, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3124
4/15/05: Senate Majority Floor Leader Bill Frist will join an attack on Congressional Democrats from a Kentucky church next Sunday. The charge will be that they are against people of faith when they block President Bush’s judicial nominees. Meanwhile, state Democrats gossip about the next Kentucky governor’s race. (#3124)
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Friday, April 15, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, April 15, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, April 17, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3125
4/22/05: The governor said he invested out of Kentucky to escape criticism, but there was still a dust-up over Destin. And speaking of dust, have you ever seen a mountain that has been scalped? Plus, a census that may steal a congressman. (#3125)
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Friday, April 22, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, April 22, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, April 24, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3126
4/29/05: Fletcher’s task force on a Louisville basketball arena—the controversy over site and mission. The high cost of higher education—graduation rates still fall below other states’. Plus, transition at Humana and prep for party time at the 131 running of the Kentucky Derby. (#3126)
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Friday, April 29, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, April 29, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, May 1, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3127
5/6/05: Money helps—but it doesn’t always buy a Derby winner. Money in the mountains on Election Day—a costly venture for coal operators who wanted to get rid of state Senator Benny Ray Bailey. (#3127)
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Friday, May 6, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, May 6, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3128
5/13/05: Fort Knox is losing its Armor Center, along with 3,000+ personnel. Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky are losing corporate headquarters in the Cinergy/Duke merger ... hello, Charlotte! And Kentucky may get that Toyota hybrid car, but who will lose benefits as airlines dump pensions on Uncle Sam? Ask a coal miner if it hurts. (#3128)
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Friday, May 13, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, May 13, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3129
5/20/05: Hot charges over state hirings. The state Supreme Court makes a historic ruling on the budget. And Toyota announces that it will expand in Kentucky. Comment discusses these and other issues from the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. (#3129)
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Friday, May 20, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, May 20, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3130
5/27/05: More on the merit system muddle/mess: The governor comes back and fights back, and a special grand jury will hear Stumbo’s charges. It was another week of the political feeding frenzy in Frankfort. (#3130)
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Friday, May 27, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, May 27, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3131
6/3/05: State agencies given more time to answer requests for data on hirings—the investigation enters Phase II. The Catholic Diocese of Covington settles child abuse charges for $120 million—will sell prized properties. State Senate candidate Stephenson loses another round in court—Louisville district without representation while she appeals. And President Bush takes his campaign for Social Security privatization to the Fort Campbell area—his second visit to Kentucky to sell the plan. (#3131)
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Friday, June 3, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, June 3, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, June 5, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3132
6/10/05: More back-and-forth on merit matters: leak claims, 5th Amendment pleas, defense funds, and a suit to stop the attorney general. (#3132)
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Friday, June 10, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, June 10, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, June 12, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3133
6/17/05: Still more on the jobs probe. Three of Gov. Fletcher’s top officials in the Transportation Cabinet are indicted on misdemeanor charges. Attorney General Greg Stumbo seeks files from Kentucky Homeland Security chief Keith Hall, who suddenly resigned. A grand jury hears Fletcher’s secretary and four others. And the Personnel Board sidesteps Fletcher’s claim that the board, rather than Attorney General Stumbo, should be running the investigation. (#3133)
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Friday, June 17, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, June 17, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, June 19, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3134
6/24/05: More grand jury witnesses are heard, but a judge delays a search of the office of homeland security chief Keith Hall, who resigned suddenly. The attorney general releases more e-mails, some of them suggesting links between Hall and the current merit jobs probe. Chief Justice Joe Lambert hires a young chief of staff whose personal Internet blog criticized Democrats, but the new aide says he was kidding around and will shelve partisan politics when he assumes the $117,000 job. Meanwhile, a mountain newspaper says federal investigators are looking into campaign contributions to Judge Lambert’s wife, who is also a judge, for a link to convicted Pikeville businessman Ross Harris. (#3134)
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Friday, June 24, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, June 24, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, June 26, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3135
7/1/05: The special grand jury takes the week off, but the bad headlines for Fletcher just keep on coming. Meanwhile, the Ten Commandments must come down. Plus, a farewell to Dr. Thomas Clark and more about his life in his own words. (#3135)
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Friday, July 1, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, July 1, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, July 3, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3136
7/8/05: A special edition from the Old State Capitol in Frankfort to celebrate the renaming of the Kentucky History Center after the late Dr. Thomas D. Clark, historian laureate of Kentucky. Host Al Smith and guests discuss the history we are making, the history we are celebrating, and the history that disturbs us. (#3136)
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Friday, July 8, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, July 8, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, July 10, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3137
7/15/05: More indictments in the Blackberry Jam. Another problem, another task force. And the Louisville city council passes a smoking ban—until next month. Guest host: Mark Hebert. (#3137)
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Friday, July 15, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, July 15, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, July 17, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3138
7/22/05: The Fletcher camp floats a story about a deal offer from Stumbo, which they claim was rejected. Meanwhile, the grand jury indicts a Fletcher aide, Dan Druen, on felony charges of witness tampering. The governor then fires Druen. And in other news ... The curious case of Ross Harris: lawyer, multimillionaire coal operator, cancer patient, political activist, and convicted vote buyer. Old habits die hard—the state helps a start-up cigarette business with big tax credits. And Attorney General Stumbo’s land deals in Prestonsburg: What profits a public servant who buildeth a mountaintop golf course with taxpayers’ funds if he cannot maketh a few shekels on the side? (#3138)
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Friday, July 22, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, July 22, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, July 24, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3139
7/29/05: A state’s poor children ... The budget surplus—of money or deficits? ... Who is poor; who is not? ... Saving the Fletcher team ... And one judge speaks out, while another judge keeps silent. (#3139)
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Friday, July 29, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, July 29, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, July 31, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3140
8/5/05: Round 5 of the indictments in the state hiring probe: How much merit is there in what Fletcher and Stumbo are saying about the merit system mess? Plus, pardon talk: They could free the accused, but would they finish Fletcher? It’s fodder for the political food fight at Fancy Farm this weekend. (#3140)
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Friday, August 5, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, August 5, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, August 7, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3141
8/12/05: The governor is subpoenaed. The paper trail of politics and patronage: Who has more credibility—Democrats or Republicans? The pardon watch. Those scary headlines about failing schools. And a limited smoking ban in Louisville. Guest host: Linda Blackford, education writer for the Lexington Herald-Leader. (#3141)
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Friday, August 12, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, August 12, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, August 14, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3142
8/19/05: Republican Senate leader David Williams describes the political problems of Gov. Ernie Fletcher as “a mess.” What’s the fallout here? What is Sen. Mitch McConnell’s viewpoint? What is the fate of Republican chairman Darrell Brock? And what about the governor’s second-term ambitions? His date with the grand jury? His standing in the polls? (#3142)
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Friday, August 19, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, August 19, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, August 21, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Progam 3143
Al Smith and guests broadcast live from the Wrather West Auditorium on the campus of Murray State University all the political happenings in Frankfort surrounding the merit jobs scandal and other issues. (#3143)
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Friday, August 26, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, August 26, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, August 28, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3144
Fletcher pardons and then takes the fifth. The Grand Jury continues. Attorney General Greg Stumbo quits and U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell stays mum. (#3144)
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Friday, September 2, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, September 2, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, September 4, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3145
A roundup of the news of the week live from The Kentucky Center in Louisville. (#3145)
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Friday, September 9, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, September 9, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, September 11, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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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)
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Friday, September 16, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, September 16, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, September 18, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3147
9/23/05: Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert is indicted again. Just how far do the governor’s pardons go? Is it Fletcher versus McConnell? And school test scores are a mixed bag. Guest host: Mark Hebert, state capitol reporter for WHAS-TV in Louisville. (#3147)
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Friday, September 23, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, September 23, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, September 25, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3148
9/30/05: Our governor has a “Host” of problems, Pence-ness, and no pizza at the new arena. Guest host: independent journalist Ken Kurtz. (#3148)
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Friday, September 30, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, September 30, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, October 2, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3149
10/7/05: The state’s senior senator struggles with a split. The state School Board plays a game of good cop/bad cop with the worst-performing schools. And Oakwood dodges a federal funding bullet. Guest host: Mark Hebert, state capitol reporter for WHAS-TV/Channel 11 in Louisville. (#3149)
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Friday, October 7, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, October 7, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, October 9, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3150
The state of state finances. Another Frankfort investigation? Stumping for higher education. And what does the public need to know? (#3150)
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Friday, October 14, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, October 14, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, October 16, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3151
The Kentucky Attorney General goes to court trying to block a pardon for Governor Ernie Fletcher's indicted former chief of staff. Two VIPs of the Kentucky Republican Party join the ranks of the indicted in the state hiring probe. KHSAA leaders defy member's vote on Proposal 20. Sue Wylie, veteran talk show host with WVLK-AM in Lexington guest hosts. (#3151)
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Friday, October 21, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, October 21, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, October 23, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3152
“No more indictments!” That’s what Governor Ernie Fletcher wants a judge to tell the grand jury in the merit-hiring probe. The judge must decide how far the Governor’s controversial pardons go. A native Kentuckian may be on the Top Ten list of President Bush’s choices for the U.S. Supreme Court. The old debate on diversity is back on the UK campus. And, School’s out, but not by choice, for a Kentucky trade college. Sue Wylie, talk show host on Lexington's WVLK-AM guest hosts. (#3152)
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Friday, October 28, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, October 28, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, October 30, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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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)
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Friday, November 4, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, November 4, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, November 6, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3202
11/11/05: Are Kentucky taxpayers getting full value for the hundreds of millions the state spends to attract jobs? Has Gov. Fletcher found the Rosetta Stone of political hiring? And what good political books can you find at the Kentucky Book Fair? Guest host: Al Cross, director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues at the University of Kentucky. (#3202)
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Friday, November 11, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, November 11, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, November 13, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3203
11/18/05: Sometimes a pardon is just a pardon. ’Tis the season for fund raising. Louisville’s smoke is snuffed, and Kentucky witnesses a media implosion. Guest host: Linda Blackford of the Lexington Herald-Leader. (#3203)
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Friday, November 18, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, November 18, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, November 20, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3204
11/25/05: The governor starts talking publicly about a strongly pro-business agenda. It’s tobacco selling season again, but the state with the most tobacco growers is in a whole new world. As America sours on the Iraq war, a retired colonel takes on a Republican congressman. And while their city cousins may be in the ditch, community newspapers are doing just fine. Guest host: Al Cross. (#3204)
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Friday, November 25, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, November 25, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, November 27, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3205
12/2/05: A different grand jury hears from Gov. Fletcher’s lawyer. Education standards are changing, but are they changing in the right direction? Plus, a look ahead to the legislature. Guest host: editorial writer Jamie Lucke of the Lexington Herald-Leader. (#3205)
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Friday, December 2, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Sunday, December 4, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3206
12/9/05: Fletcher at mid-term: Can he pull up the grades? And brinksmanship: Should the governor and attorney general each take a step back? (#3206)
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Friday, December 9, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, December 9, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, December 11, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3207
12/16/05: Two major decisions this week by historically important institutions: The University of Kentucky’s Top-20 business plan is approved by its board, and the Courier-Journal state edition and all but one state bureau are closed. (#3207)
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Friday, December 16, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, December 16, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, December 18, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3208
12/23/05: Top stories of the year ending and a look to the year ahead. Al Smith and guests review the merit job investigation, the war in Iraq, the state’s economy, education, and the legacy of the late Dr. Thomas Clark. (#3208)
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Friday, December 23, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, December 23, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, December 25, 2005 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
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Program 3209
12/30/05: Continuing their review of the year ending and predictions for 2006, Al Smith and guests discuss the 2006 Kentucky General Assembly, Medicaid, gambling, the big ballot box in the ’06 elections, and the 2007 governor’s race. (#3209)
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Friday, December 30, 2005 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, December 30, 2005 at 10:30/9:30 pm CT on KET2
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