Comment on Kentucky
Bill Bryant and a panel of journalists discuss the week's news from the commonwealth, including the release of a public pension reform bill in the legislature and a severe NCAA penalty for the University of Louisville's men's basketball program. Scheduled guests: Jack Brammer from the Lexington Herald-Leader; Marcus Green from WDRB-TV in Louisville; and Morgan Watkins from the Louisville Courier-Journal.
Connections with Renee Shaw
Renee speaks with Kentucky's Labor Cabinet Secretary Derrick Ramsey about the job climate in the commonwealth, the need for apprenticeship programs, criminal justice, and other topics.
Renee Shaw recaps week eight of the General Assembly session as Republican leaders introduce their pension reform bill, the House advances caps to certain workers' comp benefit payments, and lawmakers discuss updates to the state's foster care and adoption system.
Rep. David Meade explains House Bill 1, which overhauls the state's adoption and foster care system. Gov. Matt Bevin discusses his family's experiences with adoption. Senate committees consider the treatment of pregnant inmates and regulating drone flights. The Senate honors a Louisville woman who publicly revealed the sexual abuse scandal at USA Gymnastics.
The House passes a bill to make workers' comp costs more affordable. Republican leaders outline the public pension reforms contained in Senate Bill 1. A Senate panel discusses medical peer review confidentiality and guardianship competency hearings. LGBTQ advocates rally at the capitol.
FRONTLINE traces how a 40-year rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia has fueled sectarian extremism across the Middle East for political gain. Correspondent Martin Smith travels to seven countries, including Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iraq and Yemen to examine how the power struggle has rippled across the region.
Sen. Joe Bowen introduces the pension reform bill. The House Education Committee acts on dyslexia measures. The Senate budget panel approves supports for police and firefighters. And results of the special election for an open House seat in Bullitt County.