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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Connections with Renee Shaw
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.
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.
Comment on Kentucky
Journalists from around the state discuss news of the week with host Bill Bryant, including new legislation making its way through the House and Senate in Frankfort. Scheduled guests: Ryland Barton, Capitol bureau chief, Kentucky Public Radio; Adam Beam of the Associated Press; and Antoinette Konz, reporter, WDRB-TV.
In spite of decades of advancements in health care, diet and safety, white Americans are now living shorter lives, a trend that has surprised experts. PBS NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman reports out of Maysville, Kentucky, an area struggling with an increase in addiction, overdoses and suicide.