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1999 Kentucky Tonight Archives

(January Through June)

28 June 1999

Managed Health Care

Guests:

  • Dr. Kenneth Peters, immediate past president of the Kentucky Medical Association
  • Bill Garmer, a member of the board of governors of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and past president of the Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Dr. Allen Grimes, medical director for United Health Care of Kentucky
  • Vickie Yates Brown, chairwoman of the American Bar Association Health Law Section Legislative Affairs Committee

21 June 1999

Election Finance Laws

Guests:

  • Kentucky House Speaker Jody Richards, a Bowling Green Democrat
  • Kentucky Senate Minority Floor Leader David Williams, a Burkesville Republican
  • Robert Abell, a member of the American Civil Liberties Union
  • Richard Beliles, chairman of Common Cause of Kentucky

14 June 1999

Education Tax Breaks

Guests:

  • Jane Chiles, executive director of the Catholic Conference of Kentucky
  • Ed Schoenbaechler, a lawyer for the Kentucky League for Education Alternatives
  • Tim Dedman, a member of the Kentucky Education Association board of directors and the National Education Association board of directors
  • Wilson Stone, president of the Kentucky School Boards Association

7 June 1999

State Tax Reform

Guests:

  • Bruce Clark, chairman of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce state tax committee
  • Rand Paul, chairman of Kentucky Taxpayers United
  • Alane Goldstein, advocacy coordinator for the Coalition for the Homeless in Jefferson County
  • Doug Hall, senior analyst for Kentucky Youth Advocates

31 May 1999

Foreign Policy

Guests:

  • John Stempel, a professor of international studies and director of the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University of Kentucky
  • Robert Compton, an assistant professor of government at Western Kentucky University
  • Clinton Hewan, an associate professor of political science and program coordinator for political science at Northern Kentucky University
  • Nayef Samhat, an assistant professor of government and international relations at Centre College

24 May 1999

1999 Election

Guests:

  • Nicki Patton, chairwoman of the Kentucky Democratic Party
  • Ellen Williams, chairwoman of the Republican Party of Kentucky
  • Al Cross, political writer for The Courier-Journal
  • Chris Nolan, editor of The Kentucky Gazette and Kentucky Roll Call

17 May 1999

Casino-Style Gambling

Guests:

  • Michael Lang, chief financial officer of The Red Mile, a harness racetrack
  • Jane Chiles, executive director of the Catholic Conference of Kentucky
  • Rev. Nancy Jo Kemper, executive director of the Kentucky Council of Churches
  • Alan Leavitt, president and general manager of Walnut Hall Limited, a standardbred breeding farm

10 May 1999

Proposed Flag Amendment

Guests:

  • Jeffrey Vessels, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky
  • Randy Fisher, Area B commander for the American Legion of Kentucky
  • Pat Monaghan, senior counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice
  • Paul Salamanca, a University of Kentucky law professor

3 May 1999

Migrant Labor

Guests:

  • Paul Hornback, chairman of the Farm Labor Advisory Committee for the Kentucky Farm Bureau and the American Farm Bureau
  • Will Ed Clark, general manager of the Western Dark Fired Tobacco Growers Association and manager of the Agricultural Labor Association
  • Ira Newman, directing attorney for the Kentucky Migrant Legal Services Project of the Appalachian Research and Defense Fund
  • Gil Rosenberg, owner of Gil Rosenberg and Associates, a farm labor consultancy firm

26 April 1999

Violence in Entertainment

Guests:

  • Dr. Robert Baxter, director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Louisville Medical School and executive director of the Bingham Child Guidance Center
  • Elizabeth Lorch, a professor of psychology at the University of Kentucky
  • Roy Moore, associate dean for graduate studies in the College of Communications and Information Studies at the University of Kentucky
  • Michael Longinow, an associate professor of communication arts and journalism program coordinator at Asbury College

19 April 1999

Teacher Training

Guests:

  • Judith Gambill, president of the Kentucky Education Association
  • Gordon Davies, president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
  • Gary Cox, president of the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities
  • Martin Cothran, associate senior policy analyst for The Family Foundation of Kentucky

12 April 1999

Gun Lawsuits

Guests:

  • Scott Kappas, a Covington lawyer and author of "The Traveler's Guide to the Firearm Laws of the Fifty States"
  • Julie Yeager, a National Rifle Association instructor and co-owner of a Louisville gun shop and shooting range
  • Steve Porter, a Louisville lawyer
  • Price Foster, a criminologist and professor of justice administration at the University of Louisville

5 April 1999

Tobacco Settlement

Guests:

  • Sam Moore, president of the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation
  • Rod Kuegel, president of the Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative
  • Julie Brackett, director of advocacy for the American Heart Association in Kentucky
  • Dr. Bill VonderHaar, chairman of the Jefferson County Medical Society's Smoke Free Coalition

29 March 1999

Y2K Litigation

Guests:

  • James Graham, director of the University of Louisville Telecommunications Research Center
  • Lionel Hawse, a lawyer with Woodward Hobson and Fulton
  • Mark Grundy, a lawyer with Greenebaum Doll and McDonald
  • Tim Salansky, a lawyer with the Becker Law Office

1 March 1999

Federal Taxes

Guests:

  • Ron McCloud, chairman of the Kentucky Democratic Party
  • Ellen Williams, chairman of the Republican Party of Kentucky
  • Sam Cox, spokesman for the Reform Party of Kentucky
  • Ed Parker, chairman of the Taxpayers Party of Kentucky

22 February 1999

Social Security

Guests:

  • Rand Paul, chairman of Kentucky Taxpayers United
  • Nancy Wigand, a financial adviser
  • Laurel True, Kentucky voter education coordinator for the American Association for Retired Persons
  • Herb Segal, a labor lawyer

15 February 1999

Gay Rights

Guests:

  • Mattie Jones, a member of the Kentucky Fairness Alliance
  • Sam Marcosson, a University of Louisville law professor
  • Kent Ostrander, executive director of The Family Foundation of Kentucky
  • Gayle Slaughter, a Lexington lawyer

8 February 1999

Casino-Style Gambling

Guests:

  • Jim Squires, owner of Two Bucks Farm in Woodford County and a former member of the Kentucky Racing Commission
  • Michael Lang, chief financial officer of The Red Mile, a Lexington harness racetrack
  • Wayne Shumate, owner of Windstone Farms in Paris and former chairman of the National Association of Racing Commissioners International
  • Rev. Claude Witt, executive director of the Temperance League of Kentucky

1 February 1999

Global Stability

Guests:

  • John Stempel, a professor of international studies and director of the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University of Kentucky
  • Clinton Hewan, an associate professor of political science and program coordinator for political science at Northern Kentucky University
  • Robert Compton, an assistant professor of government at Western Kentucky University
  • Yvonne Baldwin, a professor of history and chair of the geography, government and history department at Morehead State University

25 January 1999

Medicare

Guests:

  • Laurel True, Kentucky voter education coordinator for the American Association for Retired Persons
  • Wade Mountz, a health care consultant, retired hospital administrator, and past chairman of the American Hospital Association
  • Rand Paul, a physician and chairman of Kentucky Taxpayers United
  • Heidi Margulis, vice president for government affairs at Humana

18 January 1999

Beverage Container Deposits

Guests:

  • Tom FitzGerald, executive director of the Kentucky Resources Council
  • Rebeckah Freeman, director of natural resources for the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation
  • John Hinkle, president of the Kentucky Retail Federation
  • Ray Gillespie, executive director of the Beverage Industry Recycling Program

11 January 1999

Land Use Planning

Guests:

  • Tim Butler, a planning consultant and president of the Kentucky Chapter of the American Planning Association
  • Libby Jones, a farmer and member of the board of directors of PACE, a farmland preservation program
  • Madison County Judge/Executive Kent Clark, past president of the Kentucky Association of Counties
  • Robert Weiss, executive director of the Home Builders Association of Kentucky

4 January 1999

Gun Laws

Guests:

  • Dr. Joe Casey, a physician and president of the Kentucky Chapter for Handgun Control
  • Indian Hills Police Chief Rick Burkhardt, president of the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Craig Palmer, past president of the Kentucky Coalition to Carry Concealed
  • Julie Yeager, a National Rifle Association instructor and co-owner of an indoor shooting range

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