Video Archive: Season 8
Impact 100 Owensboro has given $1.24 million in grant money to local nonprofits over the past six years. The group's Joy Allen and Martha Clark explain how the all-female philanthropic organization works and describe its successes.
Premiered: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 6:30/5:30 pm CT on KETKY
Multimedia artists and activists Angel Clark and Bianca Spriggs discuss two of their collaborations: the SwallowTale Project, a creative writing workshop for incarcerated women, and "The Thirteen," an exhibit and performance revolving around the lives of 13 black women who were lynched in Kentucky during the 19th and 20th centuries.
Premiered: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
In Kentucky, 16.9 percent of the population lives in poverty, according to Community Action Kentucky. Poverty eradication experts discuss poverty's growing grip on Kentucky's families and the efforts being made to improve the well being of Kentuckians.
Premiered: Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KETKY
A Louisville minister has been named the new Miss Plus America for 2012. The Rev. Kimberly Jones talks about the pageant and society's definition of beauty.
Premiered: Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2
Acclaimed hip hop journalist and culture critic dream hampton has written about music, culture, and politics for 20 years. On this edition of Connections with Renee Shaw, she announces that she is "divesting herself of hip hop" and discusses why she is ready to turn her back on the genre that has consumed much of her career.
Premiered: Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2
Poet Tara Betts talks about her writing and her work as an activist for literacy.
Premiered: Friday, March 8, 2013 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2
Filmmaker Mimi Pickering and biographer Catherine Fosl, director of the University of Louisville's Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, discuss the new documentary Anne Braden: Southern Patriot.
Premiered: Friday, October 19, 2012 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2
Alice Strong-Simmons, central area director of The Links, Inc., discusses how the all-female African-American service organization is tackling issues including the academic achievement gap and health disparities.
Premiered: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
This program offers a discussion about the presidential race from three different perspectives: a Democrat, a Republican, and an independent who feels jilted by both choices.
Premiered: Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 9:00/8:00 am CT on KETKY
AIDS activists discuss the annual "Dining Out for Life" event and the upcoming World AIDS Day commemoration in December. Guests are Michele Staton-Tindall, assistant professor of the University of Kentucky College of Social Work; Brian Slate, resource coordinator for AIDS Volunteers Inc. (AVOL); and Krystal Frieson, AVOL board member.
Premiered: Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2
Charles Badger, a Republican political strategist from Lexington who has worked on multiple campaigns in Kentucky and Tennessee, discusses his work. His most recent role was working for the Republican Party of Kentucky on Andy Barr's successful campaign for Congress.
Premiered: Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 9:00/8:00 am CT on KETKY
Danville actress Susan Pope is touring with her one-woman play, "Dreadfully White," described as a zany look at the serious subject of growing up in a violent family. The play, made possible by a grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women, has been performed for church groups, college students, high schools, shelters, and professional development audiences.
Premiered: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Teaching life lessons beyond classroom textbooks is what a former University of Kentucky football player and a one-time incarcerated gang member have in common. Learn how Quincy Murdock and Logan Avritt are helping at-risk kids through M.A.D.E.(Motivating Youth All Day Everyday), a partnership between Fayette County Public Schools and the Urban League of Lexington.
Premiered: Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 6:30/5:30 pm CT on KETKY
Louisville native Keidra King, the former state director for Obama for America Campaign-Kentucky, has worked with community leaders and politicians at all levels of government for nearly a decade. Recently named Kentucky coordinator for the president's January 2013 inaugural committee, she talks about her life in politics.
Premiered: Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 6:30/5:30 pm CT on KETKY
If you want to go from a "lifestyle based life" to a purpose and value-driven one, Cathy Holloway Hill has some advice. An author, life coach, and radio talk show host, she has written a book on how to uncover and discover the real you in Lies, Love and Life.
Premiered: Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 1:30/12:30 pm CT on KET
Affrilachian poet and performer Bianca Spriggs discusses "The Thirteen," an exhibit and performance revolving around the lives of 13 black women who were lynched in Kentucky during the 19th and 20th centuries.
Premiered: Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 1:30/12:30 pm CT on KET
Michelle Tooley, the Eli Lilly Professor of Religion at Berea College, will discuss global violence against women and poverty.
Premiered: Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2
Derek Anderson, a former University of Kentucky Wildcat and NBA player, tells the story of how he overcame poverty and other challenges in his new book, Stamina.
Premiered: Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KETKY
Each fall the IdeaFestival in Louisville celebrates individuals from many walks of life who have achieved their dreams despite obstacles. Termed "Thrivals" by University of Louisville futurist Nat Irvin, they are people who do not just survive, but thrive. This special edition of Connections takes a look at some of the people celebrated in "Thrivals 5.0: The Quest: The Call to Adventure."
Premiered: Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 9:00/8:00 am CT on KETKY
Alexandra Bradner, a University of Kentucky philosophy professor, discusses her critique of the MTV series Buckwild and stereotypes about Appalachia.
Premiered: Friday, February 8, 2013 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2
Kentucky first lady Jane Beshear discusses her tenure and what she hopes to accomplish in the remaining two years.
Premiered: Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KETKY
Dana Jackson and Jennie Jean Davidson, leaders of Network Center for Community Change (NC3) in Louisville, discuss poverty, race, and class. A social-change network, NC3 is designed to bring people together to address issues of poverty in the city's urban core.
Premiered: Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2
How do we empower young girls to guard their bodies and spirits and reach their full potential? Discussing the issues are two guests in the vanguard of female empowerment. Tanya Torp is the founder of Be Bold, which helps girls set goals and promotes healthy self-esteem and positive body image. Stephanie Troutman is a feminist scholar and an assistant professor of women's and gender studies and African and African American studies at Berea College.
Premiered: Friday, March 22, 2013 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2
Janet Steele Holloway, an author and the founder of Women Leading Kentucky, discusses her coming of age autobiography, A Willful Child.
Premiered: Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 9:00/8:00 am CT on KETKY
Acclaimed filmmaker Byron Hurt talks about his latest film, "Soul Food Junkies," and the history and hazards of the high-fat cuisine and the love it inspires.
Premiered: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Mary Evans Sias, president of Kentucky State University, discusses the intense focus of HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) on getting more students to earn college degrees and partnering with community colleges to advance this goal.
Premiered: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 6:30/5:30 pm CT on KETKY
Connections takes a closeup look at some thought-provoking art being done by some Lexington artists. Featured are Kremena Todorova and Kurt Gohde, creators of the Lexington Tattoo Project, and artist and writer Denise E. Brown.
Premiered: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 6:30/5:30 pm CT on KETKY
Dr. Stephanie Mayfield Gibson is the first African American and first woman to hold the position of commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Public Health. She discusses the healthiest and sickest counties in Kentucky and the factors that contribute to those distinctions, as well as her activism for a statewide smoking ban and new funding to prevent the onset of diabetes.
Premiered: Friday, May 3, 2013 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2
Author and cancer survivor Beth Dotson Brown of Lancaster believes in the power of the pen and the power of faith. She discusses her work and her life experiences.
Premiered: Friday, May 17, 2013 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2
How are Kentucky colleges encouraging girls and young women to pursue careers in science and math? The Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative brings together organizations and programs that encourage girls to pursue an education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The collaborative, in partnership with STEM-H Institute at Eastern Kentucky University, will hold its fifth annual conference on June 7, 2013, at EKU in Richmond.
Premiered: Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 9:00/8:00 am CT on KETKY
Jack Burch, retiring executive director of the Community Action Council, is the guest.
Premiered: Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KETKY
Meet Jakobi Williams, author of From the Bullet to the Ballot: The Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party and Racial Coalition Politics in Chicago.
Premiered: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 6:30/5:30 pm CT on KETKY
Frank Minnifield, former pro football player and Kentucky businessman, talks about the 11th annual induction ceremony of the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame, which recognizes gridiron greats while raising money for youth organizations.
Premiered: Friday, June 14, 2013 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2
Financial adviser Dana Branham offers advice on retirement, savings, long-term care and life insurance, and education savings accounts.
Premiered: Friday, June 21, 2013 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2
Shevawn Akers, 2nd District councilwoman on the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council, sought public office for the first time after learning of her breast cancer diagnosis. In a wide-ranging interview, she talks about policy issues like the city budget as well as her own health.
Premiered: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 6:30/5:30 pm CT on KETKY
The program explores how communities are helping low-income areas gain greater access to more healthful food options. Our guest is Karyn Moskowitz of Louisville, founder of New Roots.
Premiered: Friday, July 5, 2013 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2
We continue our examination of food security issues with a look at how gleaning, the act of harvesting leftover fresh fruits and vegetables, can help feed the hungry. Our guest is Jennifer Erena of Faith Feeds.
Premiered: Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2
The Lexington Bluegrass Area Minority Business Expo, scheduled August 1-2, 2013, at the Lexington Convention Center, is one of the premier business events in Kentucky dedicated to the education and growth of minority- and women-owned businesses. Guests are Marilyn Clark and Janet Beard.
Premiered: Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2
Connections examines the issue of school bullying with Dorothy J. Edwards, creator of the Green Dot Violence Prevention Strategy.
Premiered: Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2
Connections continues to examine the issue of school bullying with Susan and Morgan Guess, a mother and daughter from Paducah who started an anti-bullying foundation after Morgan was bullied.
Premiered: Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 1:30/12:30 pm CT on KET
After 20 years of living in Lexington and teaching at the University of Kentucky, poet Nikky Finney is moving back to her native South Carolina to teach at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Renee talks with Finney, winner of the 2011 National Book Award for poetry for Head Off & Split, about her work in Lexington and her new position.
Premiered: Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 1:30/12:30 pm CT on KET
Civil rights activists and journalists reflect on the August 1963 March on Washington, as well as the March on the Kentucky Capitol the next year.
Premiered: Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KETKY