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Feb. 11, 2016

Legislative Update

Feb. 11, 2016

A bill promoting public-private partnerships moves forward in the Kentucky legislature, as does a measure to raise the legal smoking age. Senate Bill 1, an education reform effort that could change academic standards in Kentucky classrooms, clears its first legislative hurdle. Renee Shaw presents highlights of General Assembly proceedings of Feb. 11, 2016.

Child Welfare Advocate Promotes Early Childhood Efforts

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Child Welfare Advocate Promotes Early Childhood Efforts

Save the Children Action Network President Mark Shriver talks with KET's Renee Shaw about the importance of investing in early childhood education.

Historians Reflect on the Debate over Confederate Memorials

Historians Reflect on the Debate over Confederate Memorials

It’s hard to believe that six months ago, the hot topic in Frankfort wasn’t pensions or the elections, but what should be done with the statue of Confederate President Jefferson ...

Legislators Mark Black History Month

Legislative Update Extras

Legislators Mark Black History Month

See highlights of speeches and music presented at the Black History Month celebration held at the state capitol on Wednesday.

Thruston Morton and the Chandler-Clements Feud

Prominent Kentuckians in the United States Senate

Thruston Morton and the Chandler-Clements Feud

To hear Sen. Mitch McConnell tell the story, Louisville attorney and Republican Thruston Morton owed a good part of his political career to a decades-long feud between two of Kentucky’s Democratic icons. McConnell recounted that history to an audience at Transylvania University for the series, "Prominent Kentuckians in the Senate."

February 10, 2016

Legislative Update

February 10, 2016

A bill to change marriage license forms advances, as does a bill addressing "revenge porn," the malicious cyber circulation of sexually explicit photos without consent. Renee Shaw presents highlights of legislative proceedings from Feb. 10, 2016.

Feb. 9, 2016

Legislative Update

Feb. 9, 2016

Hollywood actress Jennifer Garner advocates for Save the Children's literacy program as lawmakers consider a host of measures to improve the well-being of Kentucky children.

The Fantasy Sports Gamble

Frontline

The Fantasy Sports Gamble

Fantasy sports are a booming multi-billion dollar business, but is this multi-billion dollar business simply entertainment or just another form of gambling? The New York Times and Frontline investigate.

Actress Touts Early Childhood Education

Actress Touts Early Childhood Education

Hollywood actress Jennifer Garner, a trustee for the non-profit organization Save the Children, testified before Kentucky lawmakers about the benefits of early childhood education and literacy efforts.

Debating a Minimum Wage Hike

Kentucky Tonight

Debating a Minimum Wage Hike

Bill and his guests discuss legislation pertaining to raising the state minimum wage. Scheduled guests: State Sen. Reginald Thomas, D-Lexington; State Rep. Jerry Miller, R-Louisville; Kenny Colston, communications director for the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy; and Tod Griffin, president of the Kentucky Retail Federation.