Renee Shaw and guests discuss education. Scheduled guests: Brigitte Blom Ramsey, executive director of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence; Stephanie Winkler, president of the Kentucky Education Association; Richard Innes, education analyst for the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions; and Steven Gordon, associate fellow of the Pegasus Institute.
Connections with Renee Shaw
Renee speaks with Jessica Dueñas, the 2019 Kentucky Teacher of the Year, who is a special education teacher and will be among the founding educators at the new W.E.B. DuBois Academy in Jefferson County. She also writes about education issues as a contributor to the Louisville Courier Journal.
Comment on Kentucky
Journalists from around the state discuss the news of the week with host Bill Bryant, including the political fallout from this year's Fancy Farm picnic held on Aug. 4. Scheduled guests: Ryland Barton, Kentucky Public Radio; Adam Beam, The Associated Press; and Mandy McLaren, Louisville Courier Journal.
It might be the dry season, but there's no rest in the outback: There are turtle eggs to be laid, saltwater crocodiles to dodge and young birds on maiden flights. Cattle must be mustered from the far corners of vast cattle properties and, when that is done, rodeos slam into action.
A village woman, despite not having finished her high school education, has become China’s most famous poet. Her book of poetry has become the best-selling poetry book in China for the past 20 years. Still Tomorrow follows the poet, Yu Xihua, a 39-year-old woman living with cerebral palsy, and her sudden fame, poignantly weaving her personal narrative with that of an ascendant, urbanizing China.