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Freshman Lawmakers Discuss Key Issues

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Freshman Lawmakers Discuss Key Issues

In a series of interviews, the 2017 freshman class of state representatives and senators discuss the issues of importance to them.

Does Job Loss Fuel Deadly Distress?

PBS NewsHour

Does Job Loss Fuel Deadly Distress?

Why have middle aged, white Americans experienced a stunning rise in premature deaths due to alcoholism, suicide and drug abuse? An obvious place to look is the loss of work and economic status for the working class. But PBS NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman, reporting from Maysville, Kentucky, finds that’s not the whole story.

Feb. 23, 2017

Legislative Update

Feb. 23, 2017

The Kentucky House of Representatives debates a neighborhood schools bill and Bible literacy in public schools. The Kentucky Senate approves a bill giving the governor authority to remove and replace members of public educational boards and councils.

Feb. 22, 2017

Legislative Update

Feb. 22, 2017

Under consideration on Day 16 of the General Assembly are funding for higher education, the governor's authority over educational boards, improving foster care, and recognizing successes and causes of those with disabilities. Renee Shaw interviews House Majority Floor Leader Jonathan Shell (R-Lancaster).

Feb. 21, 2017

Legislative Update

Feb. 21, 2017

Gov. Matt Bevin gives a full-throated endorsement of a bill that would allow public charter schools. And Senate President Pro Tem David Givens (R-Greensburg) unveils his performance-based funding plan for higher education, on Day 15 of the 2017 regular session.

Out of Gitmo/Forever Prison

Frontline

Out of Gitmo/Forever Prison

Two reports on the past, present and future of the Guantanamo Bay prison. "Out of Gitmo" tells the story of a Gitmo detainee released from Guantanamo Bay prison after more than a decade. “Forever Prison,” a collaboration with Retro Report, explores the untold history of the the controversial U.S. prison.

Criminal Justice Legislation

Kentucky Tonight

Criminal Justice Legislation

Renee Shaw and her guests discuss criminal justice legislation currently being considered in the General Assembly. Scheduled guests: State Sen. Whitney Westerfield, R-Hopkinsville, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee; State Sen. Morgan McGarvey, D-Louisville; State Rep. Joseph Fischer, R-Fort Thomas, chair of the House Judiciary Committee; and State Rep. Chris Harris, D-Forest Hills.

The Talk – Race in America

The Talk – Race in America

This documentary explores the conversations taking place between parents of color and their children, especially sons, about how to behave if they are ever stopped by the police.

Offering Alternatives to Violence for Urban Youth

Connections with Renee Shaw

Offering Alternatives to Violence for Urban Youth

Renee speaks with Rashaad Abdur-Rahman, director of Louisville Metro Government's Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods, about how the office in Louisville is responding with ways to help steer people away from gun violence.

Feb. 17, 2017

Legislative Update

Feb. 17, 2017

The Kentucky Senate gives its unanimous support to a sweeping K-12 education reform measure. Renee Shaw interviews Sen. John Schickel (R-Boone) on criminal justice.