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Video Archive: Season 6

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  • Nat Irvin, business professor and futurist (#601)

    Nat Irvin, a management professor at the University of Louisville and the founder of the think tank Future Focus 2020, talks about his demographic research and how he applies futurist thinking to urban America and minority communities.

    Premiered: Friday, September 3, 2010 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2

  • Sonya Gabrielle Baker, soprano (#602)

    Sonya Gabrielle Baker, a soprano and professor of voice at Murray State University, talks about her career.

    Premiered: Friday, September 10, 2010 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2

  • Dewey M. Clayton, author (#603)

    Dewey M. Clayton, a political science professor at the University of Louisville, discusses his new book, The Presidential Campaign of Barack Obama: A Critical Analysis of a Racially Transcendent Strategy.

    Premiered: Sunday, September 19, 2010 at 9:00/8:00 am CT on KETKY

  • Patricia Smith, performance poet (#604)

    Renowned performance poet Patricia Smith, a four-time individual champion on the National Poetry Slam, talks about her work.

    Premiered: Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 9:00/8:00 am CT on KETKY

  • Ron Spriggs (#605)

    Ron Spriggs of Nicholasville brings artifacts from his Tuskegee Airmen exhibit and talks about the 191-mile Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Trail in Kentucky.

    Premiered: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY

  • End of Life Care (#606)

    Staff and volunteers of Hosparus, operating as the Community Hospices of Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Central Kentucky, talk about end of life care.

    Premiered: Sunday, October 10, 2010 at 9:00/8:00 am CT on KETKY

  • Cathy Holloway Hill (#607)

    Motivational speaker Cathy Holloway Hill discusses her most recent book, Emotional Bailout! Nine Principles for Rising When Your World is Falling.

    Premiered: Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KETKY

  • Domestic Violence (#608)

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Connections explores the issues with a panel of experts.

    Premiered: Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KETKY

  • Election 2010 (#609)

    Renee Shaw and a panel of guests will discuss issues voters will face when they go to the polls on Nov. 2.

    Premiered: Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KETKY

  • Frank X Walker (#610)

    Frank X Walker discusses his new collection of poems, Isaac Murphy: I Dedicate This Ride, about the legendary African-American jockey of the 1800s.

    Premiered: Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2

  • Rev. Norman Fischer, St. Peter Claver Catholic Church (#611)

    Known as the rappin' chaplain, the Rev. Norman Fischer of St. Peter Claver Catholic Church in Lexington talks about how he delivers a timeless message in a contemporary way to reach young people.

    Premiered: Sunday, January 2, 2011 at 9:00/8:00 am CT on KETKY

  • Michelle Alexander, civil rights activist (#612)

    Civil rights activist Michelle Alexander discusses her work and her book, The New Jim Crow, which argues that the mass incarceration of African Americans amounts to new racial caste system.

    Premiered: Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2

  • Alfred Daniel Williams King (#613)

    The late A.D. King was the younger brother to slain civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. His widow, Naomi Barber King, and others discuss the younger King's contributions to the civil rights movement, his close relationship with his brother, and the years the family spent in Louisville pastoring a Baptist church.

    Premiered: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY

  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee (#614)

    Olympic track champion Jackie Joyner-Kersee talks about her life after competition and her philanthropic work in an interview on the campus of Murray State University.

    Premiered: Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KETKY

  • Lexington Habitat for Humanity (#615)

    Lexington Habitat for Humanity has served more than 320 families since it incorporated in 1986. Rachel Childress, executive director, talks about the organization's work.

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

  • Financial Health (#617)

    Financial advisor Dana S. Branham and accountant Natalie Barrett talk about healthy financial habits.

    Premiered: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY

  • Stalking (#618)

    Research suggests that 1 in 12 women and 1 in 45 men will be stalked in their lifetime. Giving expert insight into this issue are T.K. Logan, Ph.D., professor of behavioral science at the University of Kentucky and author of the report Partner Stalking: Putting the Pieces Together; Mary Lynn Houlihan, director of victims' services for the Fayette County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office; Dina Abby Bartlett, consultant with the Mary Byron Project; and Teri Faragher, with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Domestic Violence Prevention Board.

    Premiered: Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 9:00/8:00 am CT on KETKY

  • Poet Bianca Spriggs' Kaffir Lilly (#619)

    Affrilachian poet Bianca Spriggs talks about her debut collection, Kaffir Lily (Wind Publications, 2010).

    Premiered: Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 1:30/12:30 pm CT on KET

  • The University of Kentucky's South Africa Initiative (#620)

    The University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences is featuring South African activists, scholars, politicians, art exhibits, and performances in an initiative entitled "South Africa and Kentucky: Different Lands, Common Ground." Our guests discuss what the initiative will offer to UK students and the public.

    Premiered: Sunday, January 30, 2011 at 9:00/8:00 am CT on KETKY

  • Kentucky General Assembly 2011 (#621)

    African-American members of the Kentucky General Assembly will discuss the issues they'll tackle in the legislative session that resumes in February, major initiatives and bills likely to be considered, and whether the national dialogue over civility in political discourse will have an effect in the Kentucky statehouse.

    Premiered: Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2

  • Boosting African American Enrollment in Higher Education (#622)

    Guests from the Kentucky Community and Technical College System will discuss the Feb. 27 Super Sunday college information fairs and student options for financing a college education.

    Premiered: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY

  • Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center (#623)

    The newly renovated Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center has reopened in Lexington's East End. Two women who worked to make the $6 million project a reality talk about what the future holds.

    Premiered: Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2

  • Conference on the Black Family in America (#624)

    The National Conference on the Black Family in America is scheduled March 10-12, 2011 at the University of Louisville. This year's theme is "The Year of the Child: Best Practices that Shape Our Future Leaders."

    Premiered: Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2

  • Kentucky African American Encyclopedia (#625)

    Editors of the Kentucky African American Encyclopedia discuss the status of the project and its scope. The book, a comprehensive volume of research on the black experience in Kentucky, covers 15 topics, ranging from Appalachia to education to slavery to women. It is scheduled to be published by the University Press of Kentucky in 2013.

    Premiered: Friday, April 1, 2011 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2

  • Racial Challenges at UK (#627)

    Judy "J.J." Jackson, vice president of institutional diversity at the University of Kentucky, discusses UK's response to recent racially charged incidents and UK's progress on inclusion.

    Premiered: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY

  • Preventing Child Abuse (#628)

    Dwayne F. Depp of Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky discusses child-abuse statistics in the state and what can be done to prevent abuse and neglect of children.

    Premiered: Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KETKY

  • Tim W. Thomas, Crime Stoppers (#629)

    Tim W. Thomas of Madisonville, a longtime community activist and president of the Kentucky State Crime Stoppers Association, discusses how the program solicits anonymous tips and helps make communities safer. An influential community leader for years in Western Kentucky, he also talks about his work as a human rights commissioner.

    Premiered: Friday, April 29, 2011 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2

  • Nikky Finney, Poet (#630)

    Nikky Finney, a University of Kentucky English professor and Affrilachian poet, talks about her latest work, Head Off and Split (2011).

    Premiered: Friday, May 6, 2011 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2

  • Primary Election Preview (#631)

    Kentucky political observers with diverse views offer a 2011 primary election preview from a minority perspective.

    Premiered: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 6:30/5:30 pm CT on KETKY

  • Ricardo Nazario y Colón, Poet (#632)

    Ricardo Nazario y Colón of Bowling Green discusses his latest work, Of Jibaros and Hillbillies (2010).

    Premiered: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 6:30/5:30 pm CT on KETKY

  • Community Action Councils (#633)

    Community action agencies were first organized in the 1960s as part of President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty. Across Kentucky there are nearly two dozen Community Action Councils that serve those in need with energy or housing assistance, Head Start, and food and nutrition services. Our guests talk about the services the agencies provide.

    Premiered: Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 9:00/8:00 am CT on KETKY

  • Amachi Central Kentucky (#634)

    Amachi Central Kentucky extends a helping hand to the children left behind when parents go to prison. Our guests talk about the faith-based organization's one-to-one mentoring program.

    Premiered: Sunday, June 5, 2011 at 9:00/8:00 am CT on KETKY

  • Andrea James (#635)

    Andrea James, the first African-American woman to serve on Lexington's Urban County Council, talks about improvements in the city's East End and efforts to get more young people involved in the community.

    Premiered: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY

  • The Bible and Racial Reconciliation (#636)

    Theologian Jarvis Williams of Campbellsville University, author of One New Man: The Cross and Racial Reconciliation in Pauline Theology (2010), explains what the gospel says about race relations by focusing on selected Pauline texts.

    Premiered: Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KETKY

  • Cherokee State Park (#637)

    Cherokee State Park operated from 1951-1964 in Western Kentucky as a segregated resort park for African Americans. With the advent of desegregation, the park's facilities became part of Kenlake Park. Today Friends of Cherokee State Park are helping the state restore and preserve some of the park's facilities.

    Premiered: Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 6:30/5:30 pm CT on KETKY

  • Navigating Obstacles in African-American Health (NOAAH) (#638)

    Racial and ethnic minorities, along with some rural populations, experience high levels of certain chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes. Our guests discuss efforts on the state and local level to address health disparities, including a new coalition called NOAHH (Navigating Obstacles in African-American Health).

    Premiered: Friday, July 8, 2011 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2

  • Singer Whit Whitaker (#639)

    Kentucky tenor Whit Whitaker, who has performed here and abroad as a soloist and as a member of several choral ensembles, talks about his multifaceted career as singer and actor. He also sings several selections from his recent performances.

    Premiered: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 6:30/5:30 pm CT on KETKY

  • Minority Mental Health (#640)

    July is Minority Mental Health Month. Guests from the Lexington chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness talk about events designed to increase awareness about mental health issues and treatment options and to dispel stereotypes.

    Premiered: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 6:30/5:30 pm CT on KETKY

  • Single Parenting (#641)

    Our panel of guests—a family studies researcher, the host of a Louisville radio show for single mothers, and the president of a fatherhood-focused parenting group—explore different aspects of single parenting in the African-American family.

    Premiered: Sunday, July 31, 2011 at 9:00/8:00 am CT on KETKY

  • Two Centuries of Black Louisville (#642)

    The authors of Two Centuries of Black Louisville: A Photographic History discuss the book and the history of African Americans in Louisville, from the 1700s to the Civil War, the civil rights movement of the 20th century, and the new millennium.

    Premiered: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 6:30/5:30 pm CT on KETKY

  • Lexington Councilman Chris Ford (#643)

    Chris Ford, who serves on the Lexington-Fayette County Urban County Council, discusses the city's budget issues, the rise in gang-related violence, and economic development opportunities and challenges.

    Premiered: Friday, August 12, 2011 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2

  • Sadiqa Reynolds (#644)

    Sadiqa Reynolds, chief of community building in the office of Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and a former district court judge, discusses her career.

    Premiered: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 6:30/5:30 pm CT on KETKY

  • Demographer Ron Crouch (#645)

    Ron Crouch, director of research and statistics in the Office of Employment and Training at the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, discusses census data showing how Kentucky is growing more diverse and explains the challenges ahead.

    Premiered: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 6:30/5:30 pm CT on KETKY

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