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Video Archive: Season 5

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  • Stephen Hightower, Hightowers Petroleum Co. (#501)

    Stephen Hightower talks about the success of Ohio-based Hightowers Petroleum Co., which provides gasoline, diesel, bio-diesel, ethanol, and oils in 48 states. Customers include Ford, Duke Energy, Kroger, UPS, and the state of Ohio, among others.

    Premiered: Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2

  • Marjorie Guyon, artist (#502)

    Lexington artist and New York native Marjorie Guyon shares how living in Kentucky has been crucial in the development of her art. She also discusses her latest body of work, “The Illumina Project,” currently showcased at a downtown Lexington bank.

    Premiered: Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 1:30/12:30 pm CT on KET

  • Raising African American Girls (#503)

    A new book dedicated to first lady Michelle Obama gives advice on how to raise African-American girls. Three Kentuckians who contributed to Raising African American Girls—Phyllis Clark, Jennifer Parks, and Gail Demery—discuss their essays and offer ideas on how to help young black girls make the right decisions about their bodies, relationships, academics, and more.

    Premiered: Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KETKY

  • Marian Wright Edelman, Children’s Defense Fund (#504)

    Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children’s Defense Fund and a lifelong advocate for disadvantaged children and families, discusses the work of the CDF and the educational challenges facing the nation’s children.

    Premiered: Sunday, September 27, 2009 at 1:30/12:30 pm CT on KET

  • Kevin Powell, political activist (#505)

    Writer and prominent political activist Kevin Powell talks about his writing and community activism. He also discusses his quest to end violence against women.

    Premiered: Thursday, October 8, 2009 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KETKY

  • Kathy Bullock, Berea College music professor (#506)

    Kathy Bullock, a professor of music at Berea College, discusses the connections between African-American and Appalachian music and performs a couple of songs.

    Premiered: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY

  • Hispanic Heritage Month (#507)

    As the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close, Renee and her guests talk about its historical significance, issues affecting Latino communities, and the conflict, either real or perceived, between Hispanics and African Americans.

    Premiered: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 6:30/5:30 pm CT on KETKY

  • Kentucky Women in Agriculture (#508)

    Women in farming discuss their dedication to agriculture, the new challenges they face, and the upcoming conference by Kentucky Women in Agriculture scheduled Nov. 4-6 in Bowling Green.

    Premiered: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 6:30/5:30 pm CT on KETKY

  • Breast Cancer (#509)

    Three advocates for breast cancer awareness—Angie Green of Lexington, a breast cancer survivor; Lois Turner, whose husband battled breast cancer; and Judith Hatch, a Lexington nurse—discuss the fight against the disease.

    Premiered: Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KETKY

  • Gina McCauley, blog publisher (#510)

    Blog publisher Gina McCauley is unapologetic and uncompromising in her defense of black women and girls. Renee talks with McCauley about using social media tools to change negative portrayals of black women.

    Premiered: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 6:30/5:30 pm CT on KETKY

  • Dana Canedy, journalist and author (#511)

    Dana Canedy, a senior editor at the New York Times and a Kentucky native, discusses her 2008 book, A Journal for Jordan, a mother’s letter to her son about the soldier father he would never know.

    Premiered: Friday, November 13, 2009 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2

  • Will Allen, Growing Power Inc. (#512)

    Will Allen, founder of Growing Power Inc., talks about the low-cost farming technologies that enable his non-profit organization to produce food year-round for thousands living in or near Milwaukee and Chicago.

    Premiered: Thursday, November 26, 2009 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KETKY

  • Simon T. Bailey, Brilliance Institute (#513)

    Simon T. Bailey is a former leader with Walt Disney World Resort who stepped away from his career to create the Brilliance Institute, a consulting firm that works to help companies get the best from their people. He talks about his work and his latest book, Release Your Brilliance, in a program recorded at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts in Louisville.

    Premiered: Sunday, December 13, 2009 at 9:00/8:00 am CT on KETKY

  • Jahi Chikwendiu, photographer (#514)

    Celebrated photojournalist Jahi Chikwendiu talks about growing up in Lexington and his calling to cover war-torn spots around the world.

    Premiered: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 6:30/5:30 pm CT on KETKY

  • Inspirational Stories (#515)

    Meet two people sure to inspire you with their life stories: Yusef Franklin, a one-time gang member who in 2006 became a licensed minister; and Gwin Minter, a registered nurse and motivational speaker who has written her first book.

    Premiered: Friday, December 25, 2009 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2

  • Michael J. Phillips (#516)

    Computer consultant Michael J. Phillips has 30 years of experience in tutoring students of all ages in Shreveport, La., while occupying high-level technology positions at companies like AT&T. He shares test-taking strategies that can help students improve their scores and discusses the role parents play in helping kids succeed academically.

    Premiered: Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2

  • Bill Farmer Jr., United Way of the Bluegrass (#517)

    Bill Farmer Jr., the new president and CEO of United Way of the Bluegrass, discusses his new role and how he hopes to build on the charitable organization’s mission to improve lives in the community. United Way is working on a new regional Agenda for Change, which focuses on three areas: education, financial stability and independence, and health.

    Premiered: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY

  • Call Me MISTER (#518)

    Professors at Eastern Kentucky University are rolling out a new initiative, Call Me MISTER®, to recruit more males, particularly minority males, into the classroom as teachers. The program was developed by Clemson University to address the shortage of black male teachers in elementary schools.

    Premiered: Friday, January 22, 2010 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2

  • Personal Finance 3.0 (#519)

    Money experts talk about debt reduction, tax credits, educational savings, and retirement account strategies for this bi-annual examination of personal money management.

    Premiered: Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 6:30/5:30 pm CT on KETKY

  • Human Trafficking (#520)

    Advocates for victims of human trafficking discuss this hidden crime and their efforts to raise public awareness.

    Premiered: Sunday, February 7, 2010 at 1:30/12:30 pm CT on KET

  • Lexington East End Revitalization (#521)

    A panel of guests explores the ongoing efforts to revitalize the east end of Lexington, including new public housing, the restoration of the Lyric Theatre, and the opening of a new school and new roads.

    Premiered: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at 6:30/5:30 pm CT on KETKY

  • 50th Anniversary of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights (#522)

    John Johnson, executive director of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, traces the storied history of the organization and talks about the celebratory events scheduled to commemorate the agency's 50th anniversary.

    Premiered: Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2

  • Heart Disease (#523)

    Heart disease is the number one killer of American women. Guests talk about prevention and life after a heart attack.

    Premiered: Sunday, February 28, 2010 at 1:30/12:30 pm CT on KET

  • Joker Phillips (#524)

    Joker Phillips, the new football coach at the University of Kentucky, talks about his new job.

    Premiered: Friday, March 26, 2010 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2

  • Pastor Donna Hubbard (#525)

    Donna Hubbard, a former prostitute and drug addict who is now a pastor and was the keynote speaker at this year's Black Women's Conference at the University of Kentucky, shares her inspiring life story.

    Premiered: Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2

  • Glinda Bridgforth (#526)

    Financial expert Glinda Bridgforth of Bridgforth Financial & Associates explores the emotional and cultural factors that block financial success.

    Premiered: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 6:30/5:30 pm CT on KETKY

  • Minority Health Awareness (#527)

    Minority communities, particularly African Americans, are at greater risk of developing and dying from chronic diseases like diabetes. A panel of guests explores the reasons for this trend and ways to reverse it.

    Premiered: Sunday, April 18, 2010 at 9:00/8:00 am CT on KETKY

  • Dr. Janet Taylor (#528)

    New-York based psychiatrist Dr. Janet Taylor is an expert in mental and minority health issues, stress management, and work-family balance issues. She discusses her work and her Kentucky background.

    Premiered: Sunday, April 25, 2010 at 1:30/12:30 pm CT on KET

  • William E. 'Bill' Strickland (#529)

    Bill Strickland of Manchester Bidwell Corp., a jobs training and community arts program with centers in Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and San Francisco, was keynote speaker at Lexington's recent Creative Cities Summit. He discusses his work providing arts and cultural experiences to inner-city kids and job training to the unemployed.

    Premiered: Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 1:30/12:30 pm CT on KET

  • Mozziz DeWalt (#530)

    Louisville native Mozziz Dewalt, a contestant on Season 8 of NBC's The Biggest Loser, discusses his upbringing on a farm and the value of hard work, the life-changing automobile accident that left him disabled, his experience on the show, and his life-long passion for motivating young people to succeed.

    Premiered: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 6:30/5:30 pm CT on KETKY

  • Coach Charlie Strong (#531)

    Named the 21st head football coach at the University of Louisville in 2009, Coach Charlie Strong talks about hiring practices for minorities in head coaching positions, his coaching career, and his plans for Cardinal football.

    Premiered: Friday, August 20, 2010 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2

  • Coach Willie Taggart (#532)

    Willie Taggart, the former star quarterback for Western Kentucky University, was named Western's head football coach in 2009. Coach Taggart talks about his career and the path that led him back to his alma mater.

    Premiered: Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 1:30/12:30 pm CT on KET

  • Coach Joker Phillips (#533)

    Joker Phillips, recently selected as head football coach at the University of Kentucky, talks about growing up in Kentucky, the path that led him to become the head coach of the UK football team, and "Operation Win," his plan for success of Wildcat football.

    Premiered: Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KETKY

  • Hattie Hill (#534)

    Hattie Hill of Dallas is a sought-after management consultant who advises major companies worldwide on global leadership, customer service, and diversity in the workplace and marketplace.

    Premiered: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at 6:30/5:30 pm CT on KETKY

  • Soreyda Benedit Begley, fashion designer (#535)

    Soreyda Benedit Begley, a Lexington-based fashion designer from Honduras, talks about how she got started and her line of clothing.

    Premiered: Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KETKY

  • Donna LJ Murphy (#536)

    Donna LJ Murphy, Kentucky's first Miss Basketball in 1976, talks about her basketball career, both as a player and a college coach, and her life today. A liver transplant survivor, she works as a professor and counselor at Bluegrass Community and Technical College.

    Premiered: Sunday, June 20, 2010 at 9:00/8:00 am CT on KETKY

  • Gip Gibson, Ten Kids Inc. (#537)

    Gip Gibson, founder of Ten Kids Inc., discusses the relief and humanitarian efforts under way in Haiti since the January earthquake.

    Premiered: Sunday, June 27, 2010 at 1:30/12:30 pm CT on KET

  • Marjorie Guyon's Nation of Nations (#538)

    Lexington artist and New York native Marjorie Guyon talks about her recent "Nation of Nations" art project, a series of 10 multimedia works on panel that offer a conceptual snapshot of America as a nation of nations.

    Premiered: Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY

  • Minority Mental Health Month (#539)

    Three women with the Lexington chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness talk about how they've turned their personal battles into a crusade to help others.

    Premiered: Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2

  • Lexington-Bluegrass Area Minority Business Expo (#540)

    Anthony Wright, the economic development officer for Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, is spearheading the eighth annual Lexington-Bluegrass Area Minority Business Expo in August. This year's theme is business growth challenges and opportunities in a post-recession economy.

    Premiered: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 6:30/5:30 pm CT on KETKY

  • Mario J. Radford, gospel singer (#541)

    Gospel singer Mario J. Radford, a Kentucky native who now lives in Natchez, Miss., performs and talks about his life and career.

    Premiered: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 6:30/5:30 pm CT on KETKY

  • Spike Davis, comedian (#542)

    Louisville native and comedian Spike Davis talks about his career and his new radio program, Spike Davis and Friends, which features a family-friendly style of comedy.

    Premiered: Friday, July 30, 2010 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2

  • Lexington's African Cemetery No. 2 (#543)

    A new documentary focuses on the history and restoration of Lexington's African Cemetery No. 2.

    Premiered: Friday, August 6, 2010 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2