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Campaign Finance Laws: Too Restrictive, or In Need of Reform?

Kentucky Tonight

Campaign Finance Laws: Too Restrictive, or In Need of Reform?

Bill and his guests discuss campaign finance laws. Scheduled guests: Don Dugi, Transylvania University political science professor; Paul Salamanca, University of Kentucky law professor; Scott White, Lexington lawyer who served as counsel for Alison Grimes' 2014 U.S. Senate campaign; and Eric Lycan, Lexington lawyer who served as counsel for U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell's 2014 re-election campaign.

Kentucky Work Ready Skills Initiative: More Job Training

One to One with Bill Goodman

Kentucky Work Ready Skills Initiative: More Job Training

Bill talks with Secretary Hal Heiner, head of Kentucky's Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Heiner discusses the launch of the Kentucky Work Ready Skills Initiative. “The studies are so very, very clear on this,” says Heiner. “For every 100 new jobs, 99 of [them] require some college past high school.”

Skills for Entrepreneurs: Perseverance, Confidence

Connections with Renee Shaw

Skills for Entrepreneurs: Perseverance, Confidence

Renee's guest is businessman and entrepreneur Phil Wilkins, who owns Dream Big Restaurants LLC. He discusses his approach to entrepreneurship and how self-confidence is at the core of his success as a businessman. “I think over time I’ve grown more comfortable in my own skin,” Wilkins says. “If someone doesn’t want to do business with me because of the color of my skin, that’s not my problem, that’s your problem.”

News of the Week: August 19, 2016

Comment on Kentucky

News of the Week: August 19, 2016

Bill Bryant and a panel of journalists discuss the week's news from the commonwealth, including the latest on court proceedings involving the administration of Gov. Matt Bevin. Guests: John Cheves from the Lexington Herald-Leader; Chris Otts from WDRB-TV in Louisville; and Kevin Wheatley from cn|2.

John McLaughlin, Pioneer of Raucous Political Punditry on TV, Dies at 89

PBS NewsHour

John McLaughlin, Pioneer of Raucous Political Punditry on TV, Dies at 89

John McLaughlin, the conservative political commentator and host of the long-running and influential "The McLaughlin Group," has died. He was 89. McLaughlin died Tuesday after missing the taping for this past weekend’s show — his first absence in the series’ 34 years. From PBS NewsHour's Rundown blog and the Associated Press.

The Electoral College’s Impact on U.S. Politics

Kentucky Tonight

The Electoral College’s Impact on U.S. Politics

Bill Goodman and his guests discuss the history of the Electoral College and its role in shaping American politics. Guests: Gary Gregg, director of the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville; Joshua Douglas, law professor at the University of Kentucky; Anne Cizmar, government professor at Eastern Kentucky University; and John Heyrman, political science professor at Berea College.

Mary Matalin and James Carville Talk About the Politics of Today

One to One with Bill Goodman

Mary Matalin and James Carville Talk About the Politics of Today

Bill sits down with husband and wife political consultants Mary Matalin and James Carville, who were in Kentucky to speak to the Southern Legislative Conference.

Training the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

Connections with Renee Shaw

Training the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

Renee speaks with Tameka Montgomery, who was appointed in 2013 by President Obama to lead the Office of Entrepreneurial Development at the U.S. Small Business Administration. In her capacity as Associate Administrator, she is charged with driving programs and policies that support national entrepreneurial training and education programs.

News of the Week: August 12, 2016

Comment on Kentucky

News of the Week: August 12, 2016

Journalists from around the state discuss news of the week with host Bill Bryant, including the political fallout from the Fancy Farm picnic. Scheduled guests: Linda Blackford from the Lexington Herald-Leader; Tom Loftus from the Louisville Courier-Journal; and Lawrence Smith from WDRB-TV in Louisville.

Fancy Farm Extra

Fancy Farm Extra

More From Fancy Farm Fancy Farm 2016 speeches>> Learn about the history of the annual Fancy Farm picnic and the surrounding western Kentucky area:   All about Scott Jennings, this year's emcee:   Meet the newest ...