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Kentucky Tonight is an Emmy Award-winning public affairs television program. Our weekly discussions focus on issues confronting Kentuckians.

1999 - KET Series


State Tax Reform
Bill Goodman moderates a discussion of possible changes to the Kentucky tax code. 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; and Doug Hall, senior analyst for Kentucky Youth Advocates. (6/7/99) (#9920)
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Monday, June 7, 1999 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
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Education Tax Breaks
Panelists discuss government-funded school vouchers and other tax breaks for education. 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; and Wilson Stone, president of the Kentucky School Boards Association. (6/14/99) (#9921)
Monday, June 14, 1999 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
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Election Finance Laws
Panelists debate campaign finance reform. Guests: House Speaker Jody Richards, D-Bowling Green; Senate Minority Floor Leader David Williams, R-Burkesville; Robert Abell, a member of the American Civil Liberties Union; and Richard Beliles, chairman of Common Cause of Kentucky. (6/21/99) (#9922)
Monday, June 21, 1999 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
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Managed Health Care
Bill Goodman moderates a discussion of HMOs and other managed health care plans. 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; and Vickie Yates Brown, chairwoman of the American Bar Association Health Law Section Legislative Affairs Committee. (6/28/99) (#9923)
Monday, June 28, 1999 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
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Gun Laws
Should Congress enact new restrictions on firearms? (#9924)
Monday, July 5, 1999 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
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The Ten Commandments
Should the Ten Commandments be posted in public schools? (#9925)
Monday, July 12, 1999 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
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Medicare
How should Congress ensure the long-term solvency of Medicare? Should prescription drug coverage be expanded? (#9926)
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Monday, July 19, 1999 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
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Doctors' Unions
Should physicians be permitted to form labor unions? How would this affect health care costs and patient care? (#9927)
Monday, July 26, 1999 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
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Gay Laws
Is legislation required to prevent discrimination against gay men and lesbians? (#9928)
Monday, August 2, 1999 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
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Embryo Research
Should human embryos be used in medical research? (#9929)
Monday, August 16, 1999 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
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Tax Cuts
Should the Congressional tax bill become law? (#9930)
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Monday, August 23, 1999 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
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School Drug Testing
Does drug testing violate the privacy rights of students and school employees? (#9931)
Monday, August 30, 1999 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
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Collective Bargaining for Public Employees
Should the General Assembly pass a collective bargaining law for all public employees? (#9932)
Monday, September 6, 1999 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
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Confiscated Weapons
Should police be required to sell or to destroy seized firearms? (#9933)
Monday, September 13, 1999 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
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Pay Equity
Should Kentucky pass a law preventing wage discrimination against women and minorities? (#9934)
Monday, September 20, 1999 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
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U.S. Foreign Policy
How should the United States respond to international conflicts such as in East Timor? (#9935)
Monday, September 27, 1999 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
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Tobacco Settlement
How should Kentucky spend its share of the money? (#9936)
Monday, October 4, 1999 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
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HIV Reporting
Should doctors be required to report the names of HIV-positive Kentuckians to state health authorities? (#9937)
Monday, October 11, 1999 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
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County Merger
Should Kentucky consolidate some of its 120 counties? (#9938)
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Monday, October 18, 1999 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
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1999 Election
What are the issues in this yearís governorís race? (#9939)
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Monday, November 1, 1999 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
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Creationism and Evolution
Should they be taught in public schools? (#9940)
Monday, November 8, 1999 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
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Shakertown Roundtable Special
How will Kentucky’s new leaders solve problems in education? (#9941)
Monday, November 15, 1999 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
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Capital Punishment
Should Kentucky abolish the death penalty? (#9942)
Monday, November 22, 1999 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
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Casino-Style Gambling
Should gambling be expanded in Kentucky? (#9943)
Monday, November 29, 1999 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
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Beverage Container Deposits
Should Kentucky pass a “bottle bill”? (#716)
Monday, December 13, 1999 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
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Y2K
How should businesses, individuals and governments respond to the year 2000? (#717)
Monday, December 20, 1999 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
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