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An interview series that gives voice to everyday heroes and sheds light on issues affecting women and minorities across Kentucky. A KET production.

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Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Roszalyn Akins #903
Roszalyn Akins is dean of the Carter G. Woodson Academy in Lexington. The college preparatory school for promising males opened in 2012 and this year is serving young boys grades six through 10.

  • KETKY Thursday, February 4 at 1:00 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Malcolm Ratchford #904
Renee talks with Malcolm Ratchford, executive director of Community Action Council, an organization that helps thousands of low-income Central Kentuckians each year work toward greater economic security.

  • KETKY Friday, February 5 at 1:00 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! A Tribute to Georgia Davis Powers #1118
In this special episode, Renee and her guests Raoul Cunningham, president of the Louisville NAACP, and State Sen. Gerald Neal celebrate the life and legacy of civil rights pioneer and former Kentucky Sen. Georgia Davis Powers, the first African-American and first woman elected to the Kentucky Senate. Powers died January 30, 2016 at the age of 92. The program features never-before-seen footage of an interview Renee conducted with Powers two years ago.

  • KET2 Friday, February 5 at 5:00 pm EST
  • KETKY Sunday, February 7 at 8:59 am EST
  • KETKY Sunday, February 7 at 9:00 am EST
  • KET Sunday, February 7 at 1:29 pm EST
  • KET Sunday, February 7 at 1:30 pm EST
  • KET Wednesday, February 10 at 12:30 am EST
  • KETKY Wednesday, February 10 at 6:30 pm EST
  • KET2 Thursday, February 11 at 7:30 am EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Ruth Brinkley - KentuckyOne Health #905
Ruth Brinkley, president and CEO of KentuckyOne Health, a coalition of leading health care providers in Kentucky, discusses the health care system, Medicaid expansion enabled by federal health care reform, and more.

  • KETKY Monday, February 8 at 1:00 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Pop Culture and Commodification of Women #908
Renee talks with women and others about the influence of popular media on body image and the stereotypes perpetuated throughout the entertainment industry.

  • KETKY Tuesday, February 9 at 1:00 pm EST
  • KETKY Tuesday, February 9 at 1:06 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Innocence Project #909
Renee's guests are Innocence Project Policy Director Stephen Saloom and prison exoneree Calvin Johnson. In 1983, Johnson was falsely convicted of rape and sentenced to life in prison. The Innocence Project took his case and arranged for forensic testing that proved his innocence 16 years later. Renee talks with Johnson about his experience and with Saloom about the work of the Innocence Project in all 50 states.

  • KETKY Wednesday, February 10 at 1:00 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Diabetes Prevention and Control #910
Experts discuss the statewide education and prevention methods being dispatched and the changes individuals can make to avoid diabetes.

  • KETKY Thursday, February 11 at 1:00 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Human Trafficking #911
Renee talks with guests about recent legislation that strengthens Kentucky's human trafficking laws and provides more services to victims and other topics.

  • KETKY Friday, February 12 at 1:00 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky Programming Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton #1119
Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton talks about what she hopes to accomplish in office, issues that are important to her, and her political philosophy about the role of government.

  • KET2 Friday, February 12 at 5:00 pm EST
  • KETKY Sunday, February 14 at 9:00 am EST
  • KET Sunday, February 14 at 1:30 pm EST
  • KET Wednesday, February 17 at 12:30 am EST
  • KETKY Wednesday, February 17 at 6:30 pm EST
  • KET2 Thursday, February 18 at 7:30 am EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! The Forgotten Minority #912
Renee talks with advocates for Kentuckians with disabilities about the challenges facing those with mental and physical limitations and illnesses, the resources available, and the policy changes needed to better serve this population.

  • KETKY Monday, February 15 at 1:00 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Middle Class Struggles and Poverty #913
Renee's guests are Ron Crouch, demographer and director of research and statistics in the Office of Employment and Training for the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, and Myrdin Thompson of Louisville, an activist with RESULTS, a nonprofit whose mission is to fight hunger and poverty.

  • KETKY Tuesday, February 16 at 1:00 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Ron Spriggs #914
Renee's guest is Ron Spriggs of Nicholasville, historian and curator of a traveling exhibit about the Tuskegee Airmen, who paved the way for desegregation of the armed forces in World War II.

  • KETKY Wednesday, February 17 at 1:00 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Sabrina Butler and Kate Miller #919
Renee talks with Mississippian Sabrina Butler, the only female death row exoneree, about her wrongful conviction and her quest to end capital punishment, and with American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Kentucky spokesperson Kate Miller.

  • KETKY Thursday, February 18 at 1:00 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Dr. Vershawn A. Young #920
Renee talks with University of Kentucky professor Vershawn A. Young (aka Dr. Vay), an expert of the contemporary African American experience, about his latest published work, Other People's English: Code-Meshing, Code-Switching, and African American Literacy.

  • KETKY Friday, February 19 at 1:00 pm EST

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  • KET2 Friday, February 19 at 5:00 pm EST
  • KETKY Sunday, February 21 at 9:00 am EST
  • KET Sunday, February 21 at 1:30 pm EST
  • KET Wednesday, February 24 at 12:30 am EST
  • KETKY Wednesday, February 24 at 6:30 pm EST
  • KET2 Thursday, February 25 at 7:30 am EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X Walker #921
Frank X Walker, named Kentucky's 2013-14 poet laureate, talks about his latest collection, Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers, and other works and projects.

  • KETKY Monday, February 22 at 1:00 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! 50th Anniversary of the March On Frankfort #922
Renee discusses the 50th anniversary commemoration of the 1964 March on Frankfort with historians and participants including: NAACP Louisville leader Raoul Cunningham and former state Senator Georgia Davis Powers.

  • KETKY Tuesday, February 23 at 1:00 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Aaron Thompson #926
Aaron Thompson, executive vice president and chief academic officer of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, discusses the state budget for higher education and the impact on student tuition.

  • KETKY Wednesday, February 24 at 1:00 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! MaryLee Underwoood and Chastity Ross - CCDD #927
MaryLee Underwoood and Chastity Ross with the Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities (CCDD) discuss recent legislation to protect vulnerable adults against abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

  • KETKY Thursday, February 25 at 1:00 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Dr. Janet Taylor #929
Renee speaks with Dr. Janet Taylor, psychiatrist, certified life coach, and national commentator on work-life balance and mental health issues.

  • KETKY Friday, February 26 at 1:00 pm EST

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  • KET2 Friday, February 26 at 5:00 pm EST
  • KETKY Sunday, February 28 at 9:00 am EST
  • KET Sunday, February 28 at 1:30 pm EST
  • KET Wednesday, March 2 at 12:30 am EST
  • KETKY Wednesday, March 2 at 6:30 pm EST
  • KET2 Thursday, March 3 at 7:30 am EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Djuan Trent #930
Former Miss Kentucky Djuan Trent talks about her decision come out as a gay woman, reaction from family and friends, her activism in advancing gay rights and marriage, and more.

  • KETKY Monday, February 29 at 1:00 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Hasan Davis #931
Renee speaks with former Kentucky Commissioner of the Department of Juvenile Justice, Hasan Davis, about recent juvenile justice reform. Davis was featured in the recent PBS Frontline program "Prison State," about Kentucky's correction system, and interviewed for KET's follow-up program, Prison State: A Kentucky Community Conversation.

  • KETKY Tuesday, March 1 at 1:00 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Prison Reform In Kentucky #932
Renee continues the discussion about Kentucky prison reform recently highlighted on the PBS Frontline program "Prison State." Her guests are: Mark Bolton, director of the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections; Sheila Schuster, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and mental health advocate; and Ray Larson, Fayette County Commonwealth's Attorney.

  • KETKY Wednesday, March 2 at 1:00 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Ted Strader - COPES #933
Ted Strader, the director of the Council on Prevention and Education: Substances, Inc. (COPES) in Louisville, discusses how partnering agencies with the corrections system can help former inmates with successful re-entry into society.

  • KETKY Thursday, March 3 at 1:00 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Colene Elridge #934
Renee speaks with human resources professional and life coach Colene Elridge, better known as Coach Colene, owner of Be More Consulting.

  • KETKY Friday, March 4 at 1:00 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Kinship Care #1046
Kentucky has one of the highest rates in the nation of children being raised by grandparents and other relatives, also known as kinship care. Renee and her guests discuss what research tells us about the financial, emotional, and legal challenges that kinship care poses. Guests: Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates, and Jeanne Miller-Jacobs, a kinship care provider.

  • KET2 Friday, March 4 at 5:00 pm EST
  • KETKY Sunday, March 6 at 9:00 am EST
  • KETKY Wednesday, March 9 at 6:30 pm EST
  • KET2 Thursday, March 10 at 7:30 am EST

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  • KETKY Monday, March 7 at 1:00 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Bill Farmer #1008
Bill Farmer, president and CEO of the United Way of the Bluegrass, talks about the agency's BIG BOLD GOAL for Central Kentucky: 10,000 more Bluegrass families will be self-sufficient by 2020.

  • KETKY Tuesday, March 8 at 1:00 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Debbie Millman #1010
From the 2014 IdeaFestival, Renee speaks with Debbie Millman, president of Sterling Brands, who has worked on the redesign of over 200 global brands including Nestle, Kraft, Pepsi, and others. She is author of several books on design and branding and co-founded the world's first graduate program in branding at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

  • KETKY Wednesday, March 9 at 1:00 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Jefferson County Veterans Treatment Court #1011
Jefferson County's Veterans Treatment Court, which began operating in the fall of 2012, helps military veterans seeking treatment for substance abuse and mental health issues. Jefferson County District Court Judge David Holton talks with Renee about the court, the first of its kind in Kentucky.

  • KETKY Thursday, March 10 at 1:00 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Sister Helen Prejean #1012
Sister Helen Prejean, author of the New York Times bestseller Dead Man Walking which became an Academy Award-winning film, discusses her awakening to justice and quest to abolish the death penalty.

  • KETKY Friday, March 11 at 1:00 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Cathe Dykstra - Family Scholar House #1041
Cathe Dykstra, chief possibility officer, president & CEO of Family Scholar House, discusses the Louisville organization and its impact on families and communities. Family Scholar House's mission is to end the cycle of poverty by providing housing and educational support to single-parent students and their families.

  • KET2 Friday, March 11 at 5:00 pm EST
  • KETKY Sunday, March 13 at 9:00 am EST
  • KETKY Wednesday, March 16 at 6:30 pm EST
  • KET2 Thursday, March 17 at 7:30 am EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! 15K Degrees Initiative #1013
The 15K degrees initiative in the Greater Louisville area seeks to increase the number of college diplomas of African-Americans. Some of the partners in this effort join Renee to discuss it. Guests include: Benjamin Richmond, President and CEO of the Louisville Urban League; Reverend Vincent James Sr., Senior Pastor of Elim Baptist Church in Louisville; and Dr. Rita Greer, a veteran P-12 educator and administrator, who served for over 38 years in Jefferson County Public Schools.

  • KETKY Monday, March 14 at 1:00 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Prichard Committee Student Voice Team #1017
The Student Voice Team is comprised of middle and high school students who work closely with the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence to amplify the voices of Kentucky youth on the classroom impact of education policy issues. The overarching vision is to position students as partners in improving Kentucky schools.

  • KETKY Tuesday, March 15 at 1:00 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! State Senator Gerald Neal #1018
State Sen. Gerald A. Neal (D-Jefferson County) was recently chosen by his Democratic colleagues in the Senate to serve as caucus chairman. The appointment makes Neal the first African-American to serve in a leadership role in Kentucky's General Assembly in its 222-year history.

  • KETKY Wednesday, March 16 at 1:00 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Crit Luallen #1019
Crit Luallen serves as Kentucky's 56th Lieutenant Governor, having been appointed by Governor Steve Beshear. Luallen is known as one of Kentucky's most experienced and respected public leaders, after serving with six Kentucky Governors and being elected twice to statewide office.

  • KETKY Thursday, March 17 at 1:00 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Diabetes Epidemic #1020
Gilbert Friedell, MD, and J. Isaac Joyner, MPH, discuss their book, The Great Diabetes Epidemic: A Manifesto for Control and Prevention. The book advocates taking a public health approach to addressing diabetes, emphasizes prevention of diabetes-related complications, and encourages more community responsiveness.

  • KETKY Friday, March 18 at 1:00 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Miss Kentucky Clark Davis #1110
Renee speaks with Miss Kentucky Clark Davis, a sophomore at the University of Kentucky majoring in vocal performance, with a minor in political science. Davis was diagnosed with dyslexia in elementary school. Her pageant platform is dyslexia awareness.

  • KET2 Friday, March 18 at 5:00 pm EST
  • KETKY Sunday, March 20 at 9:00 am EST
  • KET Wednesday, March 23 at 12:30 am EST
  • KETKY Wednesday, March 23 at 6:30 pm EST
  • KET2 Thursday, March 24 at 7:30 am EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Dr. Jay Box #1021
Jay Box, Ph.D., the new president of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, talks about his vision for the system; his take on President Obama's proposal for free community college; adult education needs; and KCTCS enrollment.

  • KETKY Monday, March 21 at 1:00 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Raymond M. Burse, J.D. #1022
Renee and Raymond M. Burse, Kentucky State University's new president, discuss his transition back to the university as president for the second time, his salary reduction to boost some of the university's lowest wage earners, and his efforts to improve the institution's finances and student graduation rates.

  • KETKY Tuesday, March 22 at 1:00 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Elaine Chao #1023
Renee sits down with Elaine Chao, former U.S. Labor Secretary and wife of Sen. Mitch McConnell, in an interview filmed in Washington, D.C.

  • KETKY Wednesday, March 23 at 1:00 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Lois Combs Weinberg #1025
Renee's guest is Lois Combs Weinberg, known throughout Kentucky for her education efforts. Weinberg has served on the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, and the University of Kentucky's Board of Trustees. She founded the Hindman Settlement School's Dyslexia program to help kids like her son. The daughter of Kentucky's 50th governor, Bert T. Combs, Weinberg also made a bid for U.S. Senate in 2002.

  • KETKY Thursday, March 24 at 1:00 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Dorothy Edwards and Diane Fleet #1026
Renee's guests are Dorothy Edwards, executive director of Green Dot etc., a violence prevention training program for individuals, schools, and other organizations, and Diane Fleet, assistant director of GreenHouse17. They discuss the training Green Dot is providing to GreenHouse17 and the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center on domestic violence prevention and intervention techniques.

  • KETKY Friday, March 25 at 1:00 pm EST

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  • KET2 Friday, March 25 at 5:00 pm EST
  • KETKY Sunday, March 27 at 9:00 am EST
  • KET Sunday, March 27 at 1:30 pm EST
  • KET Wednesday, March 30 at 12:30 am EST
  • KETKY Wednesday, March 30 at 6:30 pm EST
  • KET2 Thursday, March 31 at 7:30 am EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Kendell Nash - ECHO #1027
Kendell Nash, executive director of ECHO (Exploited Children's Help Organization), joins Renee to discuss issues of child exploitation, neglect, and abuse. ECHO provides education, advocacy, and support services to the children and families of Metro Louisville and surrounding areas.

  • KETKY Monday, March 28 at 1:00 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Kevin Chapman #1028
Clinical psychologist Kevin Chapman of Louisville discusses anxiety disorders and an innovative approach called virtual reality exposure therapy to help ease those conditions.

  • KETKY Tuesday, March 29 at 1:00 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Kiley Lane Parker #1029
Filmmaker Kiley Lane Parker discusses her film, Raising Ms. President, about raising the next generation of female political leaders.

  • KETKY Wednesday, March 30 at 1:00 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Pellom McDaniels #1030
Pellom McDaniels, faculty curator of African-American collections and assistant professor of African-American studies at Emory University in Atlanta, talks about his book, The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy.

  • KETKY Thursday, March 31 at 1:00 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Jarvis Williams, Ph.D. #1031
Renee talks with Dr. Jarvis Williams, associate professor of New Testament interpretation at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Williams discusses his views on the Christian response to racial reconciliation. He is currently writing a monograph on Ethno-Racial Identity in the Bible.

  • KETKY Friday, April 1 at 1:00 pm EST

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  • KET2 Friday, April 1 at 5:00 pm EST
  • KETKY Sunday, April 3 at 9:00 am EDT
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  • KET Wednesday, April 6 at 12:30 am EDT
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  • KET2 Thursday, April 7 at 7:30 am EDT

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  • KET2 Friday, April 8 at 5:00 pm EDT
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  • KET Wednesday, April 13 at 12:30 am EDT
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  • KET2 Thursday, April 14 at 7:30 am EDT

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  • KET2 Friday, April 15 at 5:00 pm EDT
  • KETKY Sunday, April 17 at 9:00 am EDT
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  • KET Wednesday, April 20 at 12:30 am EDT
  • KETKY Wednesday, April 20 at 6:30 pm EDT
  • KET2 Thursday, April 21 at 7:30 am EDT

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  • KET2 Friday, April 22 at 5:00 pm EDT
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