Video Archive: Season 9
Louisville journalist Betty Baye, whose career in journalism spans nearly three decades, was inducted into National Association of Black Journalists' 2013 Hall of Fame. Since her career at the Courier-Journal ended in 2011, she has been working as an independent journalist, playwright, and motivational speaker. She is also an adjunct lecturer at Bellarmine University.
Premiered: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Ronald Chi is founding principal of The Learning Center, a school for kids who don't thrive in traditional classroom settings. He discusses the strategies he and the staff use to engage students in their learning.
Premiered: Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 1:30/12:30 pm CT on KET
Roszalyn Akins is dean of the Carter G. Woodson Academy in Lexington. The college preparatory school for promising males opened in 2012 and this year is serving young boys grades six through 10.
Premiered: Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 9:00/8:00 am CT on KETKY
Malcolm Ratchford is the new executive director of the Community Action Council, a nonprofit organization that helps low-income Kentuckians in Lexington-Fayette, Bourbon, Harrison, and Nicholas counties work toward greater economic security.
Premiered: Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2
Meet Ruth Brinkley, the president and CEO of KentuckyOne Health. KentuckyOne Health was created in 2012 by the merger of Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's HealthCare and the Saint Joseph Health System.
Premiered: Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2
"Girl Power" features two segments. The first segment features Dress for Success Lexington, which promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and career development tools. The second segment features Kentucky Pink Connection, which provides support for those with breast cancer and works to remove barriers to screening and treatment.
Premiered: Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 1:30/12:30 pm CT on KET
Poet Kiki Petrosino, a creative writing professor at the University of Louisville, discusses her body of work and her latest collection of poems, Hymn for the Black Terrific.
Premiered: Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2
Two women's rights activists and gender-studies professors discuss pop culture and media stereotypes of women.
Premiered: Thursday, March 13 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KETKY
In 1983, Calvin Johnson was falsely convicted of rape and sentenced to life in prison. The Innocence Project took his case and arranged for forensic testing that proved his innocence 16 years later. Renee Shaw talks with Johnson and Innocence Project Policy Director Stephen Saloom about the criminal justice system.
Premiered: Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 9:00/8:00 am CT on KETKY
Experts discuss statewide education and prevention methods and the changes individuals can make to avoid diabetes.
Premiered: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 6:30/5:30 pm CT on KETKY
Guests discuss the extent of the sex trade and labor exploitation in Kentucky and recent legislation that strengthens Kentucky's human trafficking laws and provides more services to victims.
Premiered: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
People with disabilities are sometimes referred to as the forgotten minority. On this program, advocates for the special-needs population explain the challenges faced by those with disabilities, the resources available, and possible policy changes.
Premiered: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Guests are Ron Crouch, demographer and director of research and statistics in the Office of Employment and Training for the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, and Myrdin Thompson of Louisville, an activist with RESULTS, a nonprofit whose mission is to fight hunger and poverty.
Premiered: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
In a two-part episode, Renee interviews a trio of men who are either making history or working to preserve it. In the first part of the program, Renee interviews Reginald "Reggie" Thomas, only the third African American in Kentucky history to be elected to the Kentucky Senate. In the second part of the program, Renee interviews Ron Spriggs, historian, and Bobby Scroggins, a University of Kentucky art professor and sculptor, about the Tuskegee Airmen and new artwork created to honor them.
Premiered: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Kentucky Sen. Katie Stine, president pro tem of the Kentucky Senate, talks with Renee about the 2014 legislative session and her decision to retire from the Kentucky General Assembly at the end of her term.
Premiered: Friday, January 3 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2
Secretary Audrey Haynes, head of the Kentucky Health and Family Services Cabinet, talks with Renee about the state health benefits exchange program and major health and welfare issues facing Kentucky families and children.
Premiered: Thursday, January 16 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2
Secretary J. Michael Brown, head of the Kentucky Public Safety and Justice Cabinet, sits down with Renee to discuss progress in state efforts to curb drug abuse and to discuss the juvenile code and other corrections matters that could come before the 2014 General Assembly.
Premiered: Thursday, January 23 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KETKY
Dr. Stephanie Mayfield Gibson, commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health, discusses legislative efforts to pass a statewide smoke-free law; action by the Food and Drug Administration on trans fats in foods; and the impact of the Affordable Care Act.
Premiered: Thursday, January 30 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2
Renee talks about capital punishment with Sabrina Butler of Mississippi, the only woman ever exonerated from a death row sentence, and with Kate Miller, spokesperson for the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky.
Premiered: Thursday, February 6 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2
University of Kentucky professor Vershawn A. Young (also known as Dr. Vay), an expert on the contemporary African American experience, talks about the new book Other People's English.
Premiered: Thursday, February 13 at 12:50/11:50 am CT on KETKY
Frank X Walker, the 2013-2104 Poet Laureate of Kentucky, talks about his latest 49 poem collection, Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers.
Premiered: Friday, February 14 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2
Martin Luther King Jr. and baseball great Jackie Robinson led more than 10,000 people in a march to the Kentucky Capitol in Frankfort on March 5, 1964, to demand an end to segregation in businesses, restaurants, and theaters. We remember the 1964 march with NAACP Louisville leader Raoul Cunningham and former state Sen. Georgia Davis Powers.
Premiered: Friday, February 21 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2
Aaron Thompson, executive vice president and chief academic officer of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, discusses the state budget for higher education and the impact on student tuition. He also talks about higher education reform as well as collaboration with the K-12 system and the community and technical college system.
Premiered: Thursday, April 17 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KETKY
MaryLee Underwoood and Chastity Ross with the Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities discuss recent legislation to protect vulnerable adults from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
Premiered: Thursday, April 24 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2
GreenHouse17, formerly the Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program, is an advocacy agency committed to ending intimate partner abuse in families and the community. Renee speaks with Darlene Thomas, executive director, and Diane Fleet, assistant director.
Premiered: Thursday, May 1 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KETKY
Renee talks with Dr. Janet Taylor, psychiatrist, certified life coach, and national commentator on work-life balance and mental health issues.
Premiered: Thursday, May 8 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2
Former Miss Kentucky Djuan Trent gained national attention when she announced that she was gay. The 27-year-old's coming out was spurred by a federal judge's ruling that Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriage violated the equal protection clause of the Constitution. On Connections, she discusses her decision to come out and the timing, reaction from family and friends, and her activism in advancing gay rights and marriage and more.
Premiered: Wednesday, May 14 at 6:30/5:30 pm CT on KETKY
Renee speaks with Hasan Davis, former Kentucky Commissioner of the Department of Juvenile Justice, about recent juvenile justice reform. Davis was featured in the recent PBS Frontline program "Prison State," about Kentucky's corrections system, and interviewed for KET's follow-up program, Prison State: A Kentucky Community Conversation.
Premiered: Sunday, May 18 at 1:30/12:30 pm CT on KET
Renee continues the discussion about Kentucky prison reform recently highlighted on the PBS Frontline program "Prison State." Her guests are Mark Bolton, director of the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections; Sheila Schuster, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and mental health advocate; and Ray Larson, Fayette County Commonwealth's Attorney.
Premiered: Tuesday, May 27 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Ted Strader, executive director of COPES Inc. (Council on Prevention and Education: Substances) in Louisville, talks with Renee in the third installment on Connections about the state corrections system. Strader's agency, in partnership with the corrections system, helps former inmates maintain successful re-entry into society by providing substance abuse, fatherhood, and family reconnection services.
Premiered: Thursday, June 5 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2
Colene Elridge, better known as Coach Colene, is a human resources professional and life coach. The owner of Be More Consulting, she talks about the multi-generational workforce and offers advice on career pivots and self-care.
Premiered: Sunday, June 8 at 1:30/12:30 pm CT on KET
Guests are Mae Suramek, executive director of the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center, and Rus Funk, executive director of MensWork—Eliminating Violence Against Women. They discuss rape culture, the concept that society, through images and language, condones and excuses sexual violence.
Premiered: Wednesday, June 18 at 6:30/5:30 pm CT on KETKY
Kelly Gunning, director of advocacy and public policy, NAMI Lexington (National Alliance on Mental Illness), and public defender John Landon discuss mental health laws in Kentucky and the proposed Mental Health Courts.
Premiered: Sunday, June 22 at 1:30/12:30 pm CT on KET
Renee speaks with Lexington psychiatrist Dr. Timothy M. Houchin about attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Houchin is a board-certified adult, child/ adolescent, and forensic psychiatrist, and the founder and president of 360 Mental Health Services in Lexington.
Premiered: Thursday, December 4 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2
Renee speaks with Charisse Gillett, president of the Lexington Theological Seminary. Gillett is the first woman and first African-American selected to lead the seminary.
Premiered: Sunday, July 6 at 9:00/8:00 am CT on KETKY
Guests are Sycarah Fisher, assistant professor in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky, and Shambra Mulder, an assistant professor in the School of Education at Kentucky State University.
Premiered: Wednesday, July 16 at 6:30/5:30 pm CT on KETKY
Renee interviews Wil James, president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky.
Premiered: Sunday, July 20 at 1:30/12:30 pm CT on KET
Dr. Robert Hilgers, founder and president of the Women's Global Cancer Alliance, is the guest. The WGCA works to advance the health of women living in developing countries. Dr. Hilgers, a board certified gynecologic oncologist, is professor emeritus at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His current work is focused on Haiti, which has highest incidence of cancer of the cervix in the world.
Premiered: Thursday, July 31 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2
Judi Jennings, the former executive director of the Kentucky Foundation for Women and a feminist art advocate and writer, is the guest.
Premiered: Sunday, August 3 at 9:00/8:00 am CT on KETKY
Marta Miranda, chief empowerment officer of the Center for Women and Families in Louisville, is the guest.
Premiered: Friday, August 8 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2
Lexington moms LaTosha Reynolds and Tonya Lindsey talk about losing their sons to gun violence and how the group they founded, SWAG—Sisters and Supporters Working Against Gun Violence, is working to keep youth safe. Watch Preview
Premiered: Thursday, August 21 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KETKY
The Frontier Nursing University is the longest continually operating and largest midwifery program in the nation. Drs. Susan Stone and Julie Marfell, leaders of the institution, explain how the university is preparing nurse midwives and nurse practitioners to provide care, especially in rural, medically underserved areas. Watch Preview
Premiered: Thursday, August 28 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2
Social justice, youth empowerment, leadership development, and girl power are what this week's guests are all about. Lexington community activist Tanya Torp is the program director for Step by Step, a mentoring ministry for at-risk, young single mothers ages 14 to 24; Holly Houston is a family court lawyer, community leader, writer, and co-founder of GLOW (Greater Louisville Outstanding Women). Watch Preview
Premiered: Sunday, August 31 at 1:30/12:30 pm CT on KET