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Louisville Life

Get Your Oven Mitts Ready

Take a cooking class at Cooking at the Cottage in St. Matthews with "Louisville Life." Also, visit Sunergos Coffee, the winner of "America's Best Espresso" competition at CoffeeFest and sample Kentucky's signature dish, the Hot Brown, at the place where it originated 80 years ago - Louisville's Brown Hotel.

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Connections with Renee Shaw

Kinship Care

Kentucky has one of the highest rates in the nation of children being raised by grandparents and other relatives, also known as kinship care. Renee and her guests discuss what research tells us about the financial, emotional, and legal challenges that kinship care poses.

Music Makes a City 2, Web-only PBS Arts Series

In the first episode of the Web-only series, "Music Makes a City2", 27-year-old conductor/composer Teddy Abrams moves to Louisville, Ky., to become the youngest Music Director of a major American orchestra. New series from the makers of "Music Makes a City" film that chronicled the beginnings of the Louisville Orchestra,

Bill's Eye Blog

A Kentucky Scientist Kayaks the Mississippi

In late June Alyssum Pohl put her kayak in at the source of the Mississippi River and will spend the next few months paddling its entire 2,400-mile length. The Lexington native took a brief break this week to Skype with KET's Bill Goodman about her journey and the water quality research she's conducting along the way.

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Kentucky Tonight

Legislators Preview Election 2015

Bill and his guests discuss issues impacting the upcoming November election and next year's General Assembly. Guests: Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers, R-Manchester; Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg; Kentucky House Minority Floor Leader Jeff Hoover, R-Jamestown; and Kentucky Senate Minority Floor Leader Ray Jones, D-Pikeville.

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One to One with Bill Goodman

Education Chief Reflects on Service

Terry Holliday, who is retiring this month from his post as Kentucky education commissioner, talks about the progress state schools have made during his service and advice he'll leave for his successor.

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Kentucky Life

Forsaken, But Not Always Forgotten

Our theme this weekend is "Abandoned Kentucky." In Muhlenberg County, the ruins of an 1850s iron furnace are all that remain of Old Airdrie. The town of Beauty, in Martin County, stands on the site of what once was the Hungarian community of Himlerville. Photographer Sherman Cahal explores the deserted Old Crow Distillery in Frankfort. In Louisville, the preservation of a historic house was accomplished through the efforts of an ice cream shop.

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Louisville Life

Thomas Merton’s Centennial

The monk Thomas Merton was born 100 years ago. Explore his life with a look at a new play about him and a visit to Bellarmine University, the official repository of his archives. We also delve into the many recreation opportunities at Louisville's Olmsted Parks, and Candyce Clifft interviews Mark Wourms, executive director of Bernheim Forest.

Dropping Back In

Louisville Youthbuild Provides Hands-on Preparation for the Future

Forty-five years ago in Harlem, N.Y., a woman saw young people standing around on street corners and near abandoned buildings day after day, doing nothing. She asked them, “If you could do anything to get yourself on track, what would it be?” They said they would fix up the houses and make it so young people could live in them. The woman went on to found YouthBuild, a program that works with young people aged 16 to 24, helping them earn high school diplomas or equivalencies while learning job skills and improving their communities.

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One to One with Bill Goodman

Making the Case for Higher Academic Standards

James Allen, CEO of Hilliard Lyons, talks with Bill Goodman about his support for higher academic standards and explains why he believes those standards will result in a better prepared workforce and stronger economy. Allen is the current board chairman of the Jefferson County Public Education Foundation, a non-profit organization that works to provide financial support for Jefferson County Public Schools and its initiatives.