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Video Archive: Season 9

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  • Betty Baye (#901)

    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: Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KETKY

  • Ronald Chi (#902)

    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: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 6:30/5:30 pm CT on KETKY

  • Roszalyn Akins (#903)

    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 1:30/12:30 pm CT on KET

  • Malcolm Ratchford (#904)

    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: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 6:30/5:30 pm CT on KETKY

  • Ruth Brinkley (#905)

    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: Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 9:00/8:00 am CT on KETKY

  • Girl Power (#906)

    "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 9:00/8:00 am CT on KETKY

  • Kiki Petrosino (#907)

    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: Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 1:30/12:30 pm CT on KET

  • Pop Culture and Commodification of Women (#908)

    Two women's rights activists and gender-studies professors discuss pop culture and media stereotypes of women.

    Premiered: Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KETKY

  • The Innocence Project (#909)

    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

  • Diabetes Prevention and Control (#910)

    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

  • Human Trafficking (#911)

    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

  • The Forgotten Minority: People with Disabilities (#912)

    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: Friday, November 22, 2013 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2

  • Middle Class Struggles and Poverty (#913)

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

  • Reggie Thomas, Ron Spriggs, Bobby Scroggins (#914)

    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: Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 9:00/8:00 am CT on KETKY

  • Senate President Pro Tem Katie Stine (#915)

    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: Thursday, January 9 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2

  • Audrey Haynes, Cabinet for Health and Family Services (#916)

    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: Friday, January 10 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2

  • J. Michael Brown, Public Safety and Justice Cabinet (#917)

    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: Friday, January 17 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2

  • Dr. Stephanie Mayfield Gibson, Department for Public Health (#918)

    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 12:41/11:41 am CT on KETKY

  • Capital Punishment (#919)

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

  • Vershawn A. Young (#920)

    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: Friday, February 7 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2

  • Frank X Walker (#921)

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

  • 1964 March on Frankfort (#922)

    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: Thursday, February 27 at 12:30/11:30 am CT on KETKY

  • Aaron Thompson (#926)

    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 Underwood and Chastity Ross (#927)

    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: Tuesday, April 22 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY

  • GreenHouse17: Darlene Thomas and Diane Fleet (#928)

    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 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2

  • Dr. Janet Taylor (#929)

    Renee talks with Dr. Janet Taylor, psychiatrist, certified life coach, and national commentator on work-life balance and mental health issues.

    Premiered: Wednesday, May 7 at 6:30/5:30 pm CT on KETKY

  • Djuan Trent (#930)

    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

  • Hasan Davis (#931)

    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: Friday, May 16 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2

  • Prison Reform In Kentucky (#932)

    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: Thursday, May 29 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2

  • Ted Strader (#933)

    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: Tuesday, June 3 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY

  • Colene Elridge (#934)

    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 9:00/8:00 am CT on KETKY

  • Rape Culture (#935)

    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: Sunday, June 15 at 1:30/12:30 pm CT on KET

  • Mental Health Courts (#936)

    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: Tuesday, June 24 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY

  • Dr. Timothy M. Houchin (#937)

    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: Sunday, June 29 at 1:30/12:30 pm CT on KET

  • Charisse Gillett (#938)

    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: Thursday, July 10 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2

  • African Americans and Mental Health (#939)

    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: Sunday, July 13 at 1:30/12:30 pm CT on KET

  • Wil James (#940)

    Renee interviews Wil James, president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky.

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

  • Dr. Robert Hilgers (#941)

    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: Sunday, July 27 at 1:30/12:30 pm CT on KET

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