Video Archive: Season 7
David Williams looks back on his 27 years in the Kentucky legislature, the last 13 as Senate president, and discusses his recent judicial appointment by Gov. Steve Beshear. The Republican and Burkesville native is now judge for the 40th Circuit, which includes Cumberland, Clinton and Monroe counties. Williams is serving the remaining two years of the late Judge Eddie Lovelace's term.
Premiered: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KET2
Jim Waters, president of the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions, discusses the state pension crisis and suggestions for the 2013 General Assembly to fix the problem.
Premiered: Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 1:00/12:00 noon CT on KET
Andy Barr, who was recently elected congressman for Kentucky's 6th Congressional District, discusses the election and his goals for his term in Washington.
Premiered: Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 6:00/5:00 pm CT on KETKY
Al Cross, director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues at the University of Kentucky and a KET election night analyst, discusses the upcoming 2012 election.
Premiered: Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 6:00/5:00 pm CT on KETKY
John David Dyche, a Louisville attorney, conservative political columnist, and a KET election night analyst, discusses the upcoming 2012 election.
Premiered: Sunday night, October 28, 2012 at 12:30/11:30 pm CT on KET
David Brooks, a New York Times political and cultural columnist and a commentator on PBS NewsHour, discusses his career and the 2012 presidential election.
Premiered: Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 6:00/5:00 pm CT on KETKY
Premiered: Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 6:00/5:00 pm CT on KETKY
Two officials with Centre College in Danville, Richard Trollinger, vice president for college relations, and Clarence Wyatt, professor of history and special assistant to the president, offer a preview of the 2012 Vice Presidential Debate on Centre's campus in Danville.
Premiered: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell visited the University of Kentucky on Sept. 6 to give a speech titled "Henry Clay: Kentucky Titan." Bill Goodman presents excerpts from the speech.
Premiered: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KET2
U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler, a Democrat running for re-election to the 6th Congressional District seat, discusses the fall election.
Premiered: Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 1:00/12:00 noon CT on KET
Lexington attorney Andy Barr, a Republican vying for the 6th District congressional seat in fall 2012, discusses the upcoming election.
Premiered: Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul talks about the upcoming 2012 election.
Premiered: Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 9:30/8:30 am CT on KETKY
U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Republican minority leader in the Senate, discusses the 2012 election.
Premiered: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Tom FitzGerald of Louisville, considered Kentucky's unofficial chief environmentalist for decades, is director of the Kentucky Resources Council, where he lobbies the state legislature year after year for cleaner air and water for the commonwealth.
Premiered: Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 9:30/8:30 am CT on KETKY
Tootie Bland, considered one of the most influential women in the horse industry today, is visiting Kentucky to promote the Road to the Horse event at the Kentucky Horse Park in 2013.
Premiered: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KET2
University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto talks about his first year in office and the budget cuts made at the state's largest university.
Premiered: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2
Bill Robinson, a lawyer from Florence, Kentucky, has risen through the ranks of the nation's attorneys to become the president of the American Bar Association.
Premiered: Sunday, August 12, 2012 at 9:30/8:30 am CT on KETKY
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the 1992 Open Meetings Act and the Open Records Act. The laws, originally passed in the mid-1970s, were amended in 1992. Attorney Jon Fleischaker and John Nelson, managing editor of the Advocate-Messenger in Danville and executive editor of Advocate Communications Inc., discuss the significance of the laws, which came about after a group of lawmakers and Kentucky Press Association representatives met to write the legislation.
Premiered: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2
Northern Kentucky University President James C. Votruba, who will be stepping down later this summer, discusses his accomplishments and issues in higher education.
Premiered: Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 1:00/12:00 noon CT on KET
Keith Runyon, former opinion page and book editor for the Louisville Courier-Journal, discusses his 43-year career at the organization and the state of newspapers in America today. Runyon retired in spring 2012.
Premiered: Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 9:30/8:30 am CT on KETKY
Agriculture Commissioner James Comer discusses the state audit of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture under former Commissioner Richie Farmer. He also discusses his plans to expand the Kentucky Proud advertising program.
Premiered: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KET2
Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates, talks about the recent 2012 General Assembly session and the state of children and families in the commonwealth.
Premiered: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KET2
Morris Grubbs, assistant dean in the Office of Graduate Academic Services at the University of Kentucky, is a former student of writer and conservationist Wendell Berry. Grubbs discusses his book Conversations with Wendell Berry and the national award Berry received from the National Endowment for the Humanities this spring.
Premiered: Sunday night, December 2, 2012 at 12:30/11:30 pm CT on KET
Former State Auditor Crit Luallen talks about her tenure in Frankfort and what she sees in the future for the commonwealth.
Premiered: Sunday night, June 17, 2012 at 12:30/11:30 pm CT on KET
Wayne Onkst, state librarian and commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, and Malbert Smith, president and co-founder of MetaMetrics in North Carolina, discuss reading programs taking place at most of Kentucky's public libraries this summer.
Premiered: Sunday, June 3, 2012 at 1:00/12:00 noon CT on KET
Randy Dunn, president of Murray State University, discusses the latest news from the university and the state of higher education.
Premiered: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KET2
Journalist and political commentator Al Cross discusses the May primary election.
Premiered: Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 9:30/8:30 am CT on KETKY
Gary Agee, an adjunct professor at Anderson University School of Theology in Anderson, Indiana, discusses his book, A Cry for Justice: Daniel Rudd and His Life in Black Catholicism, Journalism, and Activism, 1854-1933, about Daniel Rudd, a black Catholic publisher and civil rights leader who was born a slave in Bardstown, Kentucky, in 1854.
Premiered: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2
John Roush, president of Centre College, discusses the 2012 U.S. Vice Presidential debate to be held at Centre this fall, college sports, and the latest news about Centre.
Premiered: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KET2
How has the Kentucky High School Athletic Association reinterpreted Bylaw 25, which governs what schools can and cannot do during off-season? From a recent Education Matters program on KET, Bill Goodman and his guests discuss this question as well as the impact on coaches, schools, and students.
Premiered: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
University of Kentucky Provost Kumble Subbaswamy discusses higher education across the country and how UK is addressing some of the challenges facing many institutions of higher learning: student learning, critical thinking, infrastructure, faculty, and tuition challenges.
Premiered: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Owen Williams, Transylvania University's president, discusses his goal for moving Transylvania to Top 50 status among the nation's liberal arts colleges, the new facilities plan for the campus and surrounding area, and his plan to increase enrollment.
Premiered: Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 1:00/12:00 noon CT on KET
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Discussing prevention, symptoms, and treatment are Dr. Whitney Jones, a Louisville gastroenterologist and the founder of the Colon Cancer Prevention Project, and Dr. Thomas Tucker, associate director for cancer prevention and control at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center and an associate professor in the UK College of Public Health.
Premiered: Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 9:30/8:30 am CT on KETKY
Tim Kelly retired as president and publisher of the Lexington Herald-Leader in 2011. He discusses several projects and consulting opportunities he is working on and comments on the current state of newspapers and social media.
Premiered: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KET2
Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts Adam Edelen, who was elected in 2011, discusses his career in government service and issues facing the auditor today. "The only I thing I like better than campaigning is governing," Edelen said, in conversation with Bill Goodman.
Premiered: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
University of Kentucky poet and professor Nikky Finney discusses being awarded the prestigious 2011 National Book Award for Poetry for her latest book, Head Off and Split.
Premiered: Sunday night, February 12, 2012 at 12:30/11:30 pm CT on KET
The mayors of Kentucky's leading cities sit down to discuss the issues facing the state and its urban areas.
Premiered: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 8:00/7:00 am CT on KETKY
Sheila Kalas and Laura Coombs, certified personal trainers, fitness coaches, and teachers, share tips on diet, exercise, and maintaining a regular routine to make you feel better and think better throughout the new year.
Premiered: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2
Al Smith, who was the moderator of KET's Comment on Kentucky for over 30 years before his retirement in 2007, joins Bill for a discussion of his new memoir, Wordsmith: My Life in Journalism.
Premiered: Thursday, January 16 at 1:00/12:00 noon CT on KETKY
Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson talks about his new role and goals in the next four years, his hopes for the second term of Gov. Steve Beshear's administration, and the state of Kentucky.
Premiered: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 1:00/12:00 noon CT on KETKY
Veteran lobbyists and political observers Bob Babbage and Judy Taylor preview the 2012 General Assembly session. They offer their thoughts on Gov. Steve Beshear's second term, the relationship between the Republican-controlled Senate and the Democratic House, and what major pieces of legislation they think might emerge from the session.
Premiered: Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 6:00/5:00 pm CT on KETKY