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2008 - Comment on Kentucky


Program 3410
1/4/08: The governor declares a Kentucky "budget crisis" and announces cuts across much of state government. Lawmakers pack up for the trip to Frankfort to deal with issues like casino gambling, pension problems and motorcycle helmets. And, the presidential race begins with a caucus...but you couldn't prove it here; is Kentucky's primary too late to count? Bill Bryant, political reporter and anchor of WKYT-TV, Channel 27 in Lexington guest hosts. Guests: John Stamper; Lexington Herald-Leader; Stephenie Steitzer, The Courier-Journal in Louisville; and Ronnie Ellis of CNHI News Service. (#3410)
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Friday, January 4, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, January 5, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, January 6, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, January 6, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, January 7, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, January 7, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Program 3411
A budget shortfall and the casino controversy- twin issues lurking over the Kentucky General Assembly... will they keep other issues from being discussed? The University of Kentucky puts on a hiring freeze reacting to the first swing of the budget cutting ax. And, what are the business conditions leading to Kentucky's economic struggles? Bill Bryant of WKYT-TV in Lexington guest hosts. (#3411)
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Friday, January 11, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, January 12, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, January 13, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, January 13, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, January 14, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, January 14, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Program 3412
1/18/08: The governor says the state of the Commonwealth is not acceptable, and the budget outlook could be worse than first thought. How much money would casinos generate? A candidate with deep pockets enters the race for the U.S. Senate, and a familiar face thinks about another run for Congress. In other news: guns in vehicles on campus, money for bridges in Louisville, the governor cuts money for road work in Cumberland County and upsets Sen. Williams, and dismissals at the Public Service Commission. Host: Ferrell Wellman. Guests: Al Cross, director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues at the University of Kentucky; Greg Stotelmyer, Frankfort reporter for WTVQ-TV/Lexington; and Mark Hebert, state capitol reporter for WHAS-TV/Louisville. (#3412)
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Friday, January 18, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, January 19, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, January 20, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, January 20, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, January 21, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, January 21, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Program 3413
1/25/08: Gov. Beshear makes his budget pitch Tuesday, and it might be a tough sell. The University of Kentucky has some ideas of its own about dealing with the budget problem. The governor reaches out to a few legislators to talk casinos, and drug busters in Southeast Kentucky struggle for bucks to keep working. Plus, a massive fine for Massey and speculation about potential congressional primaries. Guests: Bill Estep, a reporter for the Lexington Herald-Leader; Stephanie Steitzer, Frankfort reporter for the Louisville Courier-Journal; and Ronnie Ellis of CNHI News Service. (#3413)
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Friday, January 25, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, January 28, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, January 28, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Program 3414
2/1/08: University presidents give the governor a failing grade on his proposed budget, the tax on cigarettes becomes a burning issue, and David Williams wants an August primary. A former member of Congress will try to get her seat back, and a former U.S. Rep. from Western Kentucky runs for the state Senate. An East Kentucky Senate race might decide whether the governor gets the casino question on the ballot. And Bruce Lunsford is in the news—again. Guest host: Ferrell Wellman. Guests: Pat Crowley, political reporter for the Kentucky Enquirer; Mark Hebert, state capitol reporter for WHAS-TV/Louisville; and Tom Loftus, veteran Frankfort reporter and bureau chief for the Louisville Courier-Journal. (#3414)
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Friday, February 1, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, February 2, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, February 3, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, February 3, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, February 4, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, February 4, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Program 3415
2/8/08: The Republican wins a hot Senate race in Eastern Kentucky and raises the odds against casinos; we may finally get a peek at the gambling and pension bills next week. Democratic leaders work to add $300 to $400 million to the governor’s budget, but those in education and social services continue to express concerns about the proposed cuts. Ron Lewis’ hand-picked choice to follow him to Congress leaves the race, John Yarmuth gives Barack a thumbs-up, and the new governor has his own firing scandal. Guest host: Ferrell Wellman. Guests: Greg Stotelmyer, Frankfort reporter for WTVQ-TV/Lexington; John Stamper, Frankfort bureau chief for the Lexington Herald-Leader; and Neil Middleton, news director of WYMT-TV/Hazard. (#3415)
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Friday, February 8, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, February 9, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, February 10, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, February 10, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, February 11, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, February 11, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Program 3416
2/15/08: Gov. Beshear finally shows his hand on casinos, but is it a winning hand? Another Bill Yung has the governor’s ear, and road and bridges money sparks debate. Guest host: Mark Hebert. Guests: Ronnie Ellis, CNHI Publishing; Janet Patton, Lexington Herald-Leader; Roger Alford, Frankfort correspondent for the Associated Press; and Al Mayo of the Kentucky News Network. (#3416)
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Friday, February 15, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, February 16, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, February 17, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, February 17, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, February 18, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, February 18, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Program 3417
2/22/08: The governor unveils his plan to protect state pensions: Work more, get less. Casino legislation begins its voyage through the legislature, and the waters already are choppy. Senate Republicans want to say so long to the CATS tests. How would John McCain do in a race against Democrats in Kentucky? And former Gov. Fletcher and a payment to a Pikeville hospital raise some eyebrows. New permanent host Ferrell Wellman welcomes Mark Hebert, Stephanie Steitzer, and Al Cross. (#3417)
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Friday, February 22, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, February 23, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, February 24, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, February 24, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, February 25, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, February 25, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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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)
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Friday, February 29, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, March 1, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, March 2, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, March 2, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, March 3, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, March 3, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Program 3419
3/7/08: The governor does a 180 on the cigarette tax and complains about funny money in the House budget. If you don't like casinos, what about pumping quarters into slots at your local tracks? The governor promises to fail any repeal of CATS. A judge says state money for the University of the Cumberlands isn't what the doctor ordered. And, did Hillary's wins put Kentucky in play in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination? (#3419)
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Friday, March 7, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, March 8, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, March 9, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, March 9, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, March 10, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, March 10, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Program 3420
3/4/08: The governor says the House budget could lead to cuts in services. But, the House budget chair says the governor is fearmongering. The state Senate passes pension reform and a revised, tougher bullying bill. Two democrats who want Mitch McConnell's job debate in Louisville. Lots of slots for Indiana and tolls for bridges across the Ohio. (#3420)
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Friday, March 14, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, March 16, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, March 16, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, March 17, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, March 17, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Program 3421
3/21/08: The Kentucky General Assembly has just seven days left to pass bills. The governor marks his first one hundred days in office. Casinos, taxes, pensions and bullies. We have editorial writers with us on this broadcast to pass judgement on the good, bad and the ugly of the 2008 session. (#3421)
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Friday, March 21, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, March 22, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, March 23, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, March 23, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, March 24, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, March 24, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Program 3422
3/28/08: Governor Beshear finally folds on the casino amendment. Almost half of the Kentuckians surveyed say they disapprove of the governor's job performance so far. The presidential race comes to Kentucky. And Senate President David Williams and House budget chair Harry Moberly sit down in public to the settle the budget dispute. (#3422)
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Friday, March 28, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, March 29, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, March 30, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, March 30, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, March 31, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, March 31, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Program 3423
4/4/08: The Kentucky General Assembly passes a lean budget, and one representative says teachers got the shaft. Some legislators are unhappy with the budget process. The governor warns about a special session if the economy continues to stumble. And a former governor says this governor could have done a better job with the casino amendment. (#3423)
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Friday, April 4, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, April 4, 2008 at 11:30/10:30 pm CT on KET
Saturday, April 5, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, April 6, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, April 6, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, April 7, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, April 7, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Program 3424
4/11/08: School officials give failing grades to the new budget, as legislative leaders find money for water, sewer, and road projects. The governor wants the Council on Postsecondary Education to conduct a national search for its next president. And the feds investigate road bids during the Fletcher administration. Guests: Art Jester, reporter with the Lexington Herald-Leader; Ronnie Ellis, Frankfort correspondent for CNHI News Service; and Joe Gerth, political writer for the Louisville Courier-Journal. (#3424)
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Friday, April 11, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, April 11, 2008 at 11:30/10:30 pm CT on KET
Saturday, April 12, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, April 13, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, April 13, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, April 14, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, April 14, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Program 3425
4/18/08: Kentucky lawmakers fail to pass a pension bill, but do stop the clock. The governor vetoes 11 items in the budget, but gets snubbed by the Council on Postsecondary Education. Rep. Davis apologizes to Sen. Obama, and we have an earthquake. Guests: Linda Blackford, a reporter for the Lexington Herald-Leader; Ronnie Ellis, Frankfort correspondent for CNHI News Service; Tom Loftus, Frankfort bureau chief for the Louisville Courier-Journal; and political reporter Bill Bartleman of the Paducah Sun. (#3425)
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Friday, April 18, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, April 18, 2008 at 11:30/10:30 pm CT on KET
Saturday, April 19, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, April 20, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, April 20, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, April 21, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, April 21, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Program 3426
4/25/08: The state’s chief justice steps down, saying he’s held the job long enough. The governor continues to battle with the Council on Postsecondary Education over its appointment of a president. The new budget takes more than $5 million from the agency that regulates our utilities. And we look at conflicts of interest by legislators. Guests: John Cheves, Lexington Herald-Leader; Mark Hebert, WHAS-TV; and Deborah Yetter, Louisville Courier-Journal. (#3426)
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Friday, April 25, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Friday, April 25, 2008 at 11:30/10:30 pm CT on KET
Saturday, April 26, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, April 27, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, April 27, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, April 28, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, April 28, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Program 3427
5/2/08: The governor vetoes road projects, raising legal questions. Superdelegate Ben Chandler backs Barack. The president of the Council on Postsecondary Education resigns and then challenges state universities about proposed tuition hikes. And the feds strip millions from Oakwood. Guests: Al Mayo, Frankfort reporter for the Kentucky News Network; Stephenie Steitzer, Frankfort Bureau reporter for the Louisville Courier-Journal; and Greg Stotelmyer, political reporter for WTVQ-TV/Lexington. (#3427)
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Friday, May 2, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, May 3, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, May 4, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, May 4, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, May 5, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, May 5, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Program 3428
The Council on Postsecondary Education doesn't give some of the state schools the tuition hikes they wanted. More friction among House Democratic leadership. Kentucky's signature industry deals with hte death of a Derby horse. Another controversy involving the state's chief justice. The race intensifies among Democrats in the second congressional district. And, Kentucky loses money on every meal served at a state park. That's the menu for this edition of Comment on Kentucky. Guests: Linda Blackford, Lexington Herald-Leader; Owen Covington, Owensboro Messenger-Enquirer; and Stephenie Steitzer, Louisville Courier-Journal. (#3428)
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Friday, May 9, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, May 12, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, May 12, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Prorgam 3429
5/16/08: Hillary wants to run up the score in Kentucky. The Democratic Senate primary gets muddy. Kentucky gets a new chief justice. Senator Williams sues Governor Beshear over the governor's veto of the road projects bill. And, if you have a spare six-and-a-half billion, GE's Appliance park is for sale. Guests: Mark Hebert, State Capitol reporter for WHAS-TV, Channel 11 in Louisville; Ronnie Ellis of CNHI News Service's Frankfort bureau; and Bill Bartleman, political writer for The Paducah Sun joins the program by telephone in Western Kentucky. (#3429)
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Friday, May 16, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, May 19, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, May 19, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Program 3430
What does Hillary Clinton's big win in Kentucky mean? U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell doesn't wait long before challenging democrat Bruce Lunsford. Two state senators will try to win a seat in Congress. And, the Governor wants legislators to wait before announcing water or sewer projects. Host Ferrell Wellman is joined by political writers from the state's largest papers for some post-contest analysis of Tuesday's primary races. The guests are: Ryan Alessi of the Lexington Herald-Leader, Patrick Crowley of The Kentucky Enquirer and Joe Gerth with The Courier-Journal. (#3430)
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Friday, May 23, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, May 26, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, May 26, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Program 3431
The Governor wants a special session of the legislature to repair the state's pension system. He also orders changes in the ethics law for the executive branch. The state approves $500 million dollars in tax incentives for alternative energy projects. Sides begin to take shape in the battle among Democrats for House leadership. And the rock, not the movie star - a rock. Guests: Jack Brammer, Frankfort Bureau reporter for the Lexington Herald-Leader; Stephenie Steitzer, Frankfort Bureau reporter for the Louisville Courier-Journal; and Greg Stotelmyer, political reporter for WTVQ-TV/Lexington; and Steve Hensley, anchor for WYMT, joins the program by phone from Hazard. (#3431)
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Friday, May 30, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, June 1, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, June 1, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, June 2, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, June 2, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Program 3432
Governor Steve Beshear appoints Paul Patton to the higher ed council. Legislators resume discussions to deal with the state pension crisis. What did the education commissioner know about the extras for his car, and when did he know it? The governor bans discrimination based on sexual orientation. A major economic development opportunity for West Kentucky. And, Senate office renovations will have to wait. Guests: Bill Bartleman, political reporter for the Paducah Sun; Ronnie Ellis, Frankfort reporter for CNHI Inc.; and Tom Loftus, Frankfort Bureau chief for the Louisville Courier-Journal. (#3432)
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Friday, June 6, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, June 7, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, June 8, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, June 8, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, June 9, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, June 9, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Program 3433
Legislative leaders agree on a pension bill. The state's retirement investments don't keep pace with those from other states. A controversy surrounding demolition for the Louisville arena. The Beshear administration studies prison costs. And the Kentucky Lottery cuts and slots at the tracks. Guests: Joe Biesk, Frankfort reporter for the Associated Press; Mark Hebert, political reporter for WHAS-TV/Louisville; and Dick Irby, reporter for WDRB-TV/Louisville. (#3433)
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Friday, June 13, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, June 14, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, June 15, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, June 15, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, June 16, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, June 16, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Program 3434
Legislators get ready for next week's session on the pension deficit. The University of Kentucky approves a budget, but a bonus for the president has some people talking. Senator John McCain will help Kentucky republicans raise money. But another fundraiser has democrats on the defensive. And, the rock issue is now officially a criminal case. Guests: Ryan Aless, political writer for the Lexington Herald-Leader; Carla Wade, anchor and reporter for WTVQ-TV, Channel 36 in Lexington; and Stephenie Steitzer, Frankfort reporter for The Courier-Journal. (#3434)
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Friday, June 20, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, June 21, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, June 22, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, June 22, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, June 23, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, June 23, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Program 3435
The Governor signs the pension reform bill, but tough decisions still face the legislature. State colleges and universities feel the pinch as the new fiscal year arrives. Kentucky officially gets a new chief justice. The U.S. Supreme Court scuttles the Millionaire's agreement, and that could affect Kentucky's Senate Race. And Big Oil visits Frankfort. Guests: Ronnie Ellis, Frankfort reporter for CNHI News Service in Frankfort; Nancy Rodriguez, higher education reporter for the Louisville Courier-Journal; and Greg Stotelmyer, political reporter for WTVQ-TV/Lexington. (#3435)
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Friday, June 27, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, June 28, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, June 29, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, June 29, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, June 30, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, June 30, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Program 3436
What's the price tag for lobbying at the state capitol? Public defenders sue state officials over budget cuts. More shakeups in the Beshear administration. The FenPhen mistrial. A tight second district congressional race adn how much is a gallon of gas in Louisville? Guests: Mark Hebert, political reporter for WHAS-TV, channel 11 in Louisville;Tom Loftus, Frankfort Bureau Chief for The Courier-Journal; and Jamie Lucke, editorial writer for the Lexington Herald Leader. (#3436)
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Friday, July 4, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, July 5, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, July 6, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, July 6, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, July 7, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, July 7, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Program 3437
Legislators try to get in the driver's seat to permit electric cars. The price tags for higher education and criminal justice give officials sticker shock. More details about the federal investigation at the University of Louisville. U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell promises a loud campaign, and money talks. (#3437)
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Friday, July 11, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, July 12, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, July 13, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, July 13, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, July 14, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, July 14, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Program 3438
7/18/08: The fall U.S. Senate campaign begins with a gas, gas, gas... In Beshear we trust. Republicans and Democrats fight for the right to get ZAPPED. Mark Hebert, State Capitol reporter for WHAS-TV, Channel 11 in Louisville guest hosts. Guests: Ryan Alessi, political writer for the Lexington Herald-Leader; Stephenie Steitzer, Frankfort bureau reporter for The Courier-Journal; and Roger Alford, reporter with the Associated Press. (#3438)
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Friday, July 18, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, July 20, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, July 20, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, July 21, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, July 21, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Porgram 3439
U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell thinks voters are stupid....at least that's what Democratic challenger Bruce Lunsford says. The Draudmobile hits the auction block. And, is Jerry Abramson out of gas? Mark Hebert, State Capitol reporter for WHAS-TV, Channel 11 in Louisville guest hosts. Guests: Patrick Crowley, political writer for The Kentucky Enquirer; John David Dyche, attorney and political commentator; and Tony McVeigh, Frankfort reporter for Kentucky Public Radio. (#3439)
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Friday, July 25, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, July 26, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, July 27, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, July 27, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, July 28, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, July 28, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Program 3440
Comment on Kentucky heads to Western Kentucky for the 128th annual Fancy Farm picnic where the political theatre and speechifying is as hot as the temperature and spicy barbecue. (#3440)
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Friday, August 1, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, August 2, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, August 3, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, August 3, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, August 4, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, August 4, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Program 3441
Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Bruce Lunsford makes a campaign adjustment and goes on the attack. The Feds hear emotional comments about underground safety chambers for coal miners. The education commissioner doesn't want a raise. The governor provides some zip for Zap. And, the Ten Commandments for candidates. (#3441)
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Friday, August 8, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, August 9, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, August 10, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, August 10, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, August 11, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, August 11, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Program 3442
The Feds investigate rigged bigs at the state transportation cabinet. The G-O-P stretches its lead in the Bluegrass state. Steroids, slots and Keeneland expansion. (#3442)
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Friday, August 15, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, August 16, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, August 17, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, August 17, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, August 18, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, August 18, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Program 3443
Guests: Ronnie Ellis, Frankfort reporter for CNHI News Service; Greg Stotelmyer, political reporter for WTVQ-TV, channel 36; and Deborah Yetter, social services reporter for The Courier-Journal. (#3443)
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Friday, August 22, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, August 23, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, August 24, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, August 24, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, August 25, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, August 25, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Program 3444
Obama and Kentucky Democrats, unity or lip service? What's the relationship between McCain and Kentucky's top Republican? McCain's choice for Vice-president, any impact here? What happened to an earlier probe of the Transportation Cabinet? And Kentucky gets zapped? Might be a good thing. Guests: Stephenie Steitzer; Frankfort reporter for The Courier Journal; Al Cross, director of the Institute for Rural Journalism at the University of Kentucky; and John Cheves, reporter for the Lexington Herald- Leader. (#3444)
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Friday, August 29, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, August 30, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, August 31, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, August 31, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, September 1, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, September 1, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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program 3445
9/5/08: Federal indictments for bid rigging in the transportation cabinet; how strong is the government's case? In the U.S. Senate race in Kentucky, how can Deomocrat Bruce Lunsford beat Republian incumbent Mitch McConnell? A change at the top in economic development. And, in tobacco-related health problems... we're number one. Guests:John David Dyche, attorney, political commentator and columnist for The Courier-Journal; Mark Hebert, state capitol reporter for WHAS-TV, Louisville; and Sarah Vos, reporter for the Lexington Herald-Leader (#3445)
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Friday, September 5, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, September 6, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, September 7, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, September 7, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, September 8, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, September 8, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Program 3446
9/12/08: Greg Stumbo wants to lead the Kentucky House of Representatives. Hillary Clinton will stump for U.S. Senate democrat nominee Bruce Lunsford. Governor Steve Beshear goes on the road and mixes business and politics. And, the governor says he wants to keep you from paying too much at the pump. (#3446)
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Friday, September 12, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, September 13, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, September 14, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, September 14, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, September 15, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, September 15, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Program 3447
9/19/08: Don McNay, syndicated financial columnist from Richmond; Stephenie Steitzer, Frankfort reporter for The Courier-Journal; and Adam Walser, reporter for WHAS-TV, Channel 11 in Louisville. (#3447)
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Friday, September 19, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, September 20, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, September 21, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, September 21, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, September 22, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, September 22, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Program 3448
9/26/08: Legislative Research Commission Director Bobby Sherman marches toward a big pay raise. Democrat U.S. Senate nominee Bruce Lunsford pulls withing three points. And, the blacktop case takes some turns. Guests: Mark Hebert, state capitol reporter with WHAS-TV in Louisville, hosts this broadcast. Guests: Tom Loftus, Frankfort bureau chief of The Courier-Journal; Jack Brammer, senior Frankfort correspondent for the Lexington Herald-Leader; and Ronnie Ellis, Frankfort reporter for CNHI News Service. (#3448)
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Friday, September 26, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, September 27, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, September 28, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, September 28, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, September 29, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, September 29, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Program 3449
10.3.08. Did a turbulent week on Wall Street and in Congress shake the Kentucky political landscape? A Courier-Journal poll shows the Senate contest getting tight. And, the latest on the race to fill the congressional seat in west-central Kentucky. Guests: Joseph Gerth, political writer for The Courier-Journal and Owen Covington, political reporter for the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer; and Greg Stotelmyer, state capitol reporter for WTVQ-TV, Channel 36 in Lexington. (#3449)
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Friday, October 3, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, October 4, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, October 5, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, October 5, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, October 6, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, October 6, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Program 3450
Scheduled Guests: Ryan Alessi, political writer for the Lexington Herald-Leader; Mark Hebert, state capitol reporter for WHAS-TV, Channel 11 in Louisville; and Tony McVeigh, Frankfort reporter for Kentucky Public Radio. (#3450)
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Friday, October 10, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, October 11, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, October 12, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, October 12, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, October 13, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, October 13, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 pm CT on KETKY
Monday, October 13, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Program 3451
10.17.08 Mitch's fundraising approaches an astounding 18-million dollars.Voter registration shatters a record, but is Kentucky ready to vote? Online gambling loses in court.And how many of Kentucky's early parolees go back to the slammer? Scheduled Guests: Joe Biesk, Frankfort reporter for the Associated Press; John Cheves, reporter for the Lexington Herald-Leader; and Stephenie Steitzer,Frankfort bureau reporter for the The Courier-Journal. (#3451)
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Friday, October 17, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, October 18, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, October 19, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, October 19, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, October 20, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, October 20, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 pm CT on KETKY
Monday, October 20, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Program 3452
10.24.08 Scheduled guests: Ronnie Ellis, Frankfort reporter for CNHI News Service; Bill Bartleman, political reporter for the Paducah Sun; and Adam Walser, reporter for WHAS-TV, Louisville. (#3452)
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Friday, October 24, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, October 26, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, October 26, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, October 27, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, October 27, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 pm CT on KETKY
Monday, October 27, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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program 3453
10.31.08 The latest poll shows the race for the U-S Senate in Kentucky is still a nail-biter. The battle intensifies for the vacant congressional seat in west-central Kentucky.The congressional candidates in Louisville give the voters two clear choices. And, the governor says Frankfort needs another 300-million bucks. Scheduled Guests: Ryan Alessi, political writer for the Lexington Herald-Leader; Deborah Yetter, human services and government reporter for The Courier-Journal in Louisville; and Owen Covington, political writer for the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer (#3453)
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Friday, October 31, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, November 1, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, November 2, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, November 2, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, November 3, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, November 3, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Program 3501
Scheduled Guests: Pat Crowley, political reporter for the Kentucky Enquirer; Mark Hebert, political reporter for WHAS-TV; and Greg Stotlemyer, political reporter for WTVQ-TV. (#3501)
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Friday, November 7, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, November 8, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, November 9, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, November 9, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, November 10, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, November 10, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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program 3502
11.14.08: The economy gets tougher. Louisville's Ford truck plant will go idle for a while after Christmas. Delta cuts flights and pilots at its Northern Kentucky hub. Also, Kentucky prepares to execute a man who says he "wants" to die for his crimes. And, a proposal to replace Rupp Arena, home of the UK Wildcats. Bill Bryant, political reporter and anchor for WKYT-TV in Lexington guest hosts. Scheduled guests: John Stamper, government editor of the Lexington Herald-Leader ; Tom Loftus, Frankfort bureau chief of The Courier-Journal; and Don McNay, syndicated financial columnist from Richmond. (#3502)
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Friday, November 14, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, November 15, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, November 16, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, November 16, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, November 17, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, November 17, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Program 3503
11.21.08 The governor claims the state's budget problem is much worse than expected. A bumpy road faces the auto industry in Kentucky. The administration's long term energy plan looks at nuclear power. Mitch McConnell is still a quarterback for the Senate Republicans. And retiremen, cigarette taxes, electrical codes, Tom Gish and an execution. (#3503)
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Friday, November 21, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, November 22, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, November 23, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, November 23, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, November 24, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, November 24, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Program 3504
The most important election facing Kentucky is closed to the public- Speaker of the Kentucky House of Representatives. Is Senator David Williams the Republican front-runner in the next race for governor? The chair of the Kentucky Democratic Party is expected to step down. And, the governor will get some ideas on how to cut prison costs. (#3504)
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Friday, November 28, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, November 29, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, November 30, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Monday, December 1, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, December 1, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Program 3505
12.05.08 Kentucky waits on the governor to announce his plan to cut the budget. And the governor meets with reporters to talk about his first year in office. Some lawmakers travel a lot and we pick up the tab. And, a fish story. (#3505)
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Friday, December 5, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, December 6, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, December 7, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Monday, December 8, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, December 8, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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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)
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Friday, December 12, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, December 15, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, December 15, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Program 3507
12.19.08 Kentucky's education commissioner calls it quits. The president approves the auto bailout. What's the political fallout for Kentucky U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell? Top officials explain the dire consequences of the state budget crisis. And, the health of Kentucky's children: the good and the bad- mostly bad. Scheduled guests: Joe Gerth, political writer for The Courier-Journal; Tony McVeigh from Kentucky Public Radio-Frankfort Bureau and Sarah Vos, reporter with the Lexington Herald-Leader. (#3507)
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Friday, December 19, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, December 20, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, December 21, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, December 21, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, December 22, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, December 22, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Program 3508
12.26.08 A look back at the year it was in politics and the newsmakers who made headlines. Which events had the most impact on Kentuckians in 2008? Which politicians became stars or has-beens? Which stories were underreported? Scandals, the budget, the economy, prisons, health care and Zap. If you've been looking for specials today, there's no waiting in line for Comment. (#3508)
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Friday, December 26, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, December 27, 2008 at 6:30/5:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, December 28, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, December 28, 2008 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KET
Monday, December 29, 2008 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Monday, December 29, 2008 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KETKY
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