Coming Up on Connections with Renee Shaw
Kellie Blair Hardt, one of the nation's top educators, overcame homelessness, an absent mother, an alcoholic father, and school expulsion to earn her GED. But she didn’t stop there. Hardt is going from a GED to Ph.D. Learn about her inspiring story, which was also featured in KET’s series Dropping Back In.
Wednesday, October 7 at 6:30/5:30 pm CT on KETKY
Thursday, October 8 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2
Pellom McDaniels, a former professional football player, is faculty curator of African-American collections and assistant professor of African-American studies at Emory University in Atlanta. He is the author of "The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy," an examination of the life of the 19th century African-American jockey who won the Kentucky Derby three times in the late 1800s.
Thursday, October 8 at 1:00/12:00 noon CT on KETKY
Jarvis Williams, Ph.D., an associate professor of New Testament interpretation at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, says that many evangelicals “practice the sin of silence” when it comes to incidents of racial strife in American society. Williams discusses his views on the Christian response to racial reconciliation.
Friday, October 9 at 1:00/12:00 noon CT on KETKY
Jacinda Townsend, a native of south-central Kentucky, is the author of Saint Monkey (Norton, 2014), a coming-of-age novel set in 1950s Eastern Kentucky. It won the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for historical fiction.
Friday, October 9 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, October 11 at 9:00/8:00 am CT on KETKY
Sunday, October 11 at 1:30/12:30 pm CT on KET
Tuesday, October 13 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Tuesday night, October 13 at 12:30/11:30 pm CT on KET
Wednesday, October 14 at 6:30/5:30 pm CT on KETKY
Thursday, October 15 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2
Jonathan Beatty, founder of Servonta Strategic Philanthropy, and Bill Farmer Jr. of United Way of the Bluegrass discuss their partnership and projects to benefit the underprivileged. They discuss Beatty's statewide virtual book drive, Get LIT Kentucky, and how it relates to the United Way of the Bluegrass's Big Bold Goal of helping 10,000 more families in Central Kentucky reach self-sufficiency by 2020.
Monday, October 12 at 1:00/12:00 noon CT on KETKY
Jay Williams, the U.S. assistant secretary of commerce for economic development and the former mayor of Youngstown, Ohio, talks with Renee about how Youngstown recovered from the decline of the steel industry, and how those lessons can apply to Eastern Kentucky areas distressed by the sharp downturn in coal jobs. The conversation was taped during the SOAR (Shaping Our Appalachian Region) conference on May 11, 2015, in Pikeville.
Wednesday, October 14 at 1:00/12:00 noon CT on KETKY
Susan Guess and her daughter, Morgan, began the Guess Anti-Bullying Foundation nearly four years ago after Morgan experienced bullying. They have raised $50,000 to bring a variety of anti-bullying programs to the region. Susan Guess was appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear in 2014 to serve on the Kentucky Bully Prevention Task Force, which will make recommendations to the governor in fall 2015.
Thursday, October 15 at 1:00/12:00 noon CT on KETKY
Ramsey Carpenter, Miss Kentucky 2014, was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and has catalyzed her experience into greater awareness of the disease.
Friday, October 16 at 1:00/12:00 noon CT on KETKY
Renee talks with André Taylor, a leadership development and management consultant and scheduled speaker at the 13th Lexington Bluegrass Area Minority Business Expo.
Friday, October 16 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, October 18 at 9:00/8:00 am CT on KETKY
Tuesday, October 20 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Tuesday night, October 20 at 12:30/11:30 pm CT on KET
Wednesday, October 21 at 6:30/5:30 pm CT on KETKY
Thursday, October 22 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2
Tuesday, October 27 at 1:00/12:00 noon CT on KETKY
Marian F. Guinn of God's Pantry Food Bank and Sarah Lister of Ronald McDonald House are the guests.
Monday, October 19 at 1:00/12:00 noon CT on KETKY
Josh Nadzam, a community activist who is working to create a mobile art classroom for lower-income neighborhoods, and Tanya Torp, director of the Step by Step program for single mothers and founder of the Be Bold program for girls, are the guests.
Tuesday, October 20 at 1:00/12:00 noon CT on KETKY
Cathy Zion of Louisville became owner and publisher of Zion Publications in 1996, after a long career in banking. Her company publishes Today's Woman, and added new magazines, Today's Transitions and Today's Family.
Wednesday, October 21 at 1:00/12:00 noon CT on KETKY
Gigi Butler opened her first Gigi's Cupcakes location just off of Music Row in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2008. With 98 locations, today Gigi's is the largest cupcake franchise in the world.
Thursday, October 22 at 1:00/12:00 noon CT on KETKY
Friday, October 23 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, October 25 at 9:00/8:00 am CT on KETKY
Tuesday, October 27 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Tuesday night, October 27 at 12:30/11:30 pm CT on KET
The mission of the Family Scholar House in Louisville is to end the cycle of poverty by giving single-parent students the support they need to earn a four-year college degree. Renee talks with Cathe Dykstra, Family Scholar House chief possibility officer, president and CEO, about its impact on families and communities.
Friday, October 23 at 1:00/12:00 noon CT on KETKY
To mark National Breastfeeding Week, our guests will discuss the health benefits associated with breastfeeding and the contrasting opinions questioning those health gains. They also will discuss when nursing is not an option or a choice for some women, provide tips on proper infant nutrition, discuss barriers to and cultural dimensions of breastfeeding, and discuss workplace environments affecting working, nursing mothers.
Monday, October 26 at 1:00/12:00 noon CT on KETKY
Renee talks with transgender activist JoAnne Wheeler Bland, who transitioned from male to female when she was in her 60s.
Wednesday, October 28 at 1:00/12:00 noon CT on KETKY