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Charter Schools and Kentucky’s Education Policy

Kentucky Tonight

Charter Schools and Kentucky’s Education Policy

Bill and his guests discuss charter schools. Scheduled guests: Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Hal Heiner; Kentucky Senate Minority Caucus Chair Gerald Neal, D-Louisville; Jim Waters, president of the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions; and Tom Shelton, executive director of the Kentucky Association of School Superintendents.

News of the Week: December 2, 2016

Comment on Kentucky

News of the Week: December 2, 2016

Journalists from around the state discuss news of the week with host Bill Bryant. Scheduled guests: Jack Brammer from the Lexington Herald-Leader; Lawrence Smith from WDRB-TV in Louisville; and Deborah Yetter from the Louisville Courier-Journal.

Infrastructure Investment and American Productivity

PBS NewsHour

Infrastructure Investment and American Productivity

In recent decades, American productivity growth has slowed. Yale University political scientist Jacob Hacker says the nation’s outdated and deteriorating infrastructure could be contributing to the problem. NewsHour talks with Hacker about the role government plays in engineering prosperity.

Higher Ed Cuts Hurt Older Students

PBS NewsHour

Higher Ed Cuts Hurt Older Students

Some 40 percent of American college and university students are over 25 years old. As higher education budgets tighten, many public institutions are cutting services that help these older students.

Trump Taps Elaine Chao for Transportation Secretary

Connections with Renee Shaw

Trump Taps Elaine Chao for Transportation Secretary

Host Renee Shaw sits down with Elaine Chao, former U.S. Labor Secretary and wife of Sen. Mitch McConnell, in an interview filmed in Washington, D.C. Chao was recently chosen by President-elect Trump to become Secretary of the U.S. Dept. of Transportation.

How African Americans View Charter Schools

PBS NewsHour

How African Americans View Charter Schools

As the push for charter schools intensifies in Kentucky and across the nation, NewsHour looks at how black communities view the debate over school choice and its impact on public education.

Mike Pence and Expanded Medicaid Coverage

PBS NewsHour

Mike Pence and Expanded Medicaid Coverage

As governor of Indiana, Mike Pence expanded that state's Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act. Now as vice president-elect, he wants to repeal and replace the health care law. PBS NewsHour's The Rundown and Kaiser Health News explore what could happen to Medicaid under the Trump-Pence Administration.

Issues Important to America’s Older Demographic

Connections with Renee Shaw

Issues Important to America’s Older Demographic

Renee speaks with Jean Setzfand, senior vice president of programs at AARP, about the increase in America's aging population. Setzfand heads programming efforts designed to address health, wealth, and personal enrichment concerns of people 50 and over.

Debating Ideas for State Tax Reform

Kentucky Tonight

Debating Ideas for State Tax Reform

Bill and his guests discuss state tax reform. Guests: State Sen. Christian McDaniel, R-Taylor Mill, chair of the Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee; State Sen. Morgan McGarvey, D-Louisville, member of the Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee; and Jason Bailey, executive director of the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy.

Dr. Terry Brooks of Kentucky Youth Advocates

One to One with Bill Goodman

Dr. Terry Brooks of Kentucky Youth Advocates

Dr. Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates, talks about the most recent Kids Count report on the well-being of Kentucky's children.