Video Archive: Season 7
Attica Scott, coordinator of Kentucky Jobs With Justice in Louisville, discusses the Great Recession's toll on women and minority populations, as well as poverty and fairness issues her organization seeks to address.
Premiered: Friday, September 2, 2011 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2
Adam Banks, an associate professor of writing, rhetoric, and digital media at the University of Kentucky, discusses his work and his latest book, Digital Griots: African American Rhetoric in a Multimedia Age.
Premiered: Friday, September 9, 2011 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2
Rosz Akins, director of the Black Males Working Academy in Lexington, and Roger Cleveland, co-director of the BMW Academy, discuss what's new with the academic achievement program and progress made by their students.
Premiered: Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 9:00/8:00 am CT on KETKY
Hasan Davis, deputy commissioner of operations at the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice, talks about his own journey from troubled youth to respected attorney and youth advocate, as well as the juvenile justice system in the state.
Premiered: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 6:30/5:30 pm CT on KETKY
Wil James, president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, discusses the company's rebound since the 2010 recalls and the operational delays caused by the tsunami in Japan earlier this year.
Premiered: Friday, September 30, 2011 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2
Tananarive Due is the award-winning author of nine books, ranging from supernatural thrillers to a mystery to a civil rights memoir. She talks about her latest novel, My Soul to Take, her success in the horror genre, and her experience co-authoring a civil rights memoir with her mother.
Premiered: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 6:30/5:30 pm CT on KETKY
Danzy Senna, author of the award-winning novel Caucasia, discusses her work. A recipient of the Whiting Writers Award, Senna is also the author of a second novel, Symptomatic; a memoir, Where Did You Sleep Last Night? A Personal History; and her latest work, You Are Free, a story collection.
Premiered: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Judith Clabes, publisher and president of the the news website KyForward.com and founder and president of the Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative, talks about her work in journalism and philanthropy.
Premiered: Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KETKY
Up to 57 percent of all women in state and federal prison nationwide were victims of abuse, according to the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association (KDVA). We hear from a Kentucky survivor of abuse who was granted clemency in 2007 after serving seven years for the death of her boyfriend. We also learn what the KDVA is doing to help incarcerated victims of abuse.
Premiered: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 6:30/5:30 pm CT on KETKY
Osi Onyekwuluje and Brian Clardy will talk about this year’s governor’s race and down-ballot contests. They’ll also discuss how national politics and federalizing the issues in competitive races is making an impact.
Premiered: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 6:30/5:30 pm CT on KETKY
Michael Albert, one of the nation's leading authorities on political economy, U.S. economic policies, and the media, talks with Renee about movement-building, strategy, vision, creating alternative media, and participatory economics, which he coined "parecon."
Premiered: Sunday, November 13, 2011 at 9:00/8:00 am CT on KETKY
A physician and a diabetes educator discus what contributes to the Bluegrass state's soaring rates of diabetes, how it can be managed and prevented, and how it's connected to the childhood obesity epidemic.
Premiered: Thursday, November 24, 2011 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KETKY
Two Christian authors share their inspirational stories. Lora Hurd Griffin of Lexington is the author of Made to Worship. Joy Harris is the author of Authentic Joy and founder of Inspiring You To Be... Ministries, based in Georgetown.
Premiered: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Meet two ordinary people leading efforts to help impoverished Africans with AIDS and the orphans left behind. Guests are Fasica Christine Shiferaw of Lexington, who is building an Ethiopian boarding school for orphans, and Steve James of Kenya Relief.
Premiered: Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2
Two financial experts discuss personal financial health as the new year begins.
Premiered: Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2
Dr. William Crouch, president of Georgetown College, discusses his book, "What We Love About the Black Church," and his personal crusade to better understand the value of diversity.
Premiered: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Kathy Groob, publisher of ElectWomen Magazine, founder of Emerge Kentucky, and author of Pink Politics: The Woman's Practical Guide to Winning Elections, talks about women in politics.
Premiered: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Jane Stephenson, founder of the New Opportunity School for Women (NOSW), and Lori Sliwa, NOSW executive director, discuss the organization's mission to improve the educational, financial, and personal circumstances of low-income, middle-aged women in Kentucky and the south-central Appalachian region.
The school's building was destroyed by arson last September, but in spite of the daunting task of rebuilding, the school is soldiering on, with plans to continue to serve its constituency of women in need.
Premiered: Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 9:00/8:00 am CT on KETKY
Rufus Friday, who became the new publisher and president of the Lexington Herald-Leader in June 2011, talks about his career and his work here in Kentucky.
Premiered: Friday, February 3, 2012 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2
Cathy Black, a senior producer for CBS News and a former KET associate producer, discusses her career in broadcasting.
Premiered: Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 1:30/12:30 pm CT on KET
Yetta Young, executive director of the Lyric Theater and Cultural Arts Center, oversees the theater, home to the Duke Ellington Jazz Series.
Premiered: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Renee hosts a panel discussion on sexual assault and human trafficking.
Premiered: Friday, February 24, 2012 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2
Jarvis J. Williams, a theologian at Campbellsville University, discusses his new book, For Whom Did Christ Die?
Premiered: Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2
Dr. Demetra Antimisiaris of the University of Louisville discusses the dangers of over-medicating, especially for the elderly.
Premiered: Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KETKY
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Guests discuss the prevalence of child abuse in Kentucky, policy recommendations to improve child welfare, and actions taken by child advocacy groups to prevent abuse.
Premiered: Friday, April 20, 2012 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2
In honor of National Poetry Month, Renee speaks with a rising Lexington poet. Hope Johnson is a post-baccalaureate student at the University of Kentucky. Her first collection of poems is entitled Beneath Saran.
Premiered: Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 1:30/12:30 pm CT on KET
Ron Spriggs of Nicholasville, founder of the Ron Spriggs Exhibit of Tuskegee Airmen, travels the country illuminating the story of the African-American pilots who paved the way for desegregation of the U.S. armed forces in World War II.
Premiered: Friday, May 4, 2012 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2
Karen Kelly, president and CEO of Operation UNITE, based in Somerset, discusses the new anti-drug state legislation and the dimensions of the meth and prescription drug abuse epidemic in Kentucky.
Premiered: Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2
Steven Oliver of the Office for Institutional Diversity at the University of Kentucky and the Rev. D. Anthony Everett of Nia Community of Faith discuss community engagement exercises they've devised to engage African-American men and the larger community about incarceration, education, family and fatherhood, and other issues.
Premiered: Friday, May 18, 2012 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2
How can you help military families? Discussing their work are guests from USA Cares, a Radcliff, Ky.-based organization that provides post-9/11 military families with financial support and advocacy in their time of need.
Premiered: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 6:30/5:30 pm CT on KETKY
Carol E. Jordan, director of the University of Kentucky Center for Research on Violence Against Women, discusses the latest research from the center. Jordan has authored two books and numerous articles on violence against women, focusing on civil and criminal justice issues; the victimization of college women; and the state of research on violence against women.
Premiered: Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KETKY
Ted Strader, executive director of the Louisville-based COPES (Council on Prevention and Education: Substances) and David Cozart, program director of the Lexington Leadership Foundation's Fayette County Fatherhood Initiative, discuss community programs to help fathers.
Premiered: Friday, June 8, 2012 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2
Environmentalist and activist Jim Embry, founder of the Sustainable Communities Network in Lexington, discusses sustainable living. Embry helped found the Good Foods Co-op in Lexington.
Premiered: Friday, June 15, 2012 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2
Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt joined Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness as director in July 2011. Dr. Nesbitt is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences.
Premiered: Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2
Shelby Jenkins, a 2012 graduate of Kentucky State University, was named Miss Black Kentucky this year. Jenkins, who was adopted out of foster care when she was an infant, has been speaking out about adoption and hopes to reach out to foster children during her time as Miss Black Kentucky.
Premiered: Friday, June 29, 2012 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2
Rebecca DiLoreto, litigation director of the Children's Law Center in Covington, discusses what child advocates call the school-to-prison pipeline, which refers to policies like zero-tolerance discipline that they believe unfairly push at-risk children from the classroom into the criminal justice system. She also discusses work to improve children's access to quality mental health care, as well as the need for legal counsel for children in child custody, dependency, and neglect cases.
Premiered: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Former University of Kentucky and former pro basketball player Derek Anderson discusses his business endeavors and his foundation that assists abused women and children and aids underprivileged children.
Premiered: Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 9:00/8:00 am CT on KETKY
Representatives of the 10th Annual Lexington Bluegrass Minority Business Expo talk about this year's conference, scheduled Aug. 1-2, 2012.
Premiered: Friday, July 20, 2012 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2
The Rev. Marian M. Taylor has been executive director of the Kentucky Council of Churches since June 2009.
Premiered: Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KETKY
The PBS program Frontline recently presented a groundbreaking two-hour documentary, Endgame: AIDS in Black America. This edition of Connections focuses on AIDS in Kentucky's African-American population. Every nine minutes someone in America is infected with HIV; half of them are black. The statistics paint a bleak picture of progress against the disease, but some activists believe the tools to end it are closer than we think. Representatives of the Kentucky Department of Public Health HIV/AIDS Branch discuss the statistics and efforts to help reduce transmission through education. Guests are Beverly Mitchell, the minority initiatives coordinator, and Medina Tipton, the HIV/AIDS surveillance coordinator.
Premiered: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 6:30/5:30 pm CT on KETKY
Linda Ewald, co-chair of the Kentucky Death Penalty Assessment Team, will discuss the recent two-year review of the Kentucky capital punishment system. The review found the system was riddled with errors and inadequate in assuring innocent people were not executed. Ewald is professor emeritus of the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law.
Premiered: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 6:30/5:30 pm CT on KETKY
Mariam Williams, a blogger on issues of feminism, racism, poverty, and religion and a columnist for The Courier-Journal, discusses her passionate interest in fighting racial and gender inequalities. Her blog is called Redbone Afropuff.
Premiered: Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KETKY
Why does Kentucky rank 48th in the nation for breastfeeding? Health experts discuss obstacles to breastfeeding and resources to help new mothers.
Premiered: Friday, August 24, 2012 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2
Two Lexington artists, a quilter and a writer, discuss their work and their inspiration. Sallie Johnson, who began quilting about nine years ago, explains the techniques she uses to create wall hangings and more. Next, writer Nita Clarke of Gracie Mae Publications, a former military journalist, talks about The Veteran's Legacy as well as her trilogy of books inspired by her Louisiana roots.
Premiered: Friday, August 31, 2012 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2