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Eleanor Jordan, Kentucky Commission on Women (#320)

Jordan discusses her background as a state legislator, an ombudsman, and as principal assistant to the state attorney general. She explains how her past experiences as a divorced, single mother struggling with finances help her understand many of the issues that are important to women in Kentucky.

She gives a brief history of the KCW and its role in government. She discusses the concept of “comparable work,” which identifies jobs that require the same levels of work, education and experience, but which historically have radically different pay scales based on gender.

She also talks about how the recent Democratic primary race for president is likely to inspire young women and minorities.

Air Dates

Saturday, July 5, 2008 at 3:00/2:00 pm CT on KET

Sunday, July 13, 2008 at 11:30/10:30 am CT on KET2