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Journalists from around the state discuss the news of the week with host Bill Bryant, including the latest political news surrounding candidates for statewide office as the primary election season gains momentum. Guests: Daniel Desrochers, Lexington Herald-Leader; Michon Lindstrom, Spectrum News 1; and Deborah Yetter, Louisville Courier Journal.
306 Hollywood is a magical realist documentary of two siblings who undertake an archaeological excavation of their late grandmother’s house. They embark on a journey from her home in New Jersey to ancient Rome, from fashion to physics, in search of what life remains in the objects we leave behind
Renee Shaw and guests discuss the 2019 General Assembly. Scheduled guests: Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown; Senate Minority Leader Morgan McGarvey, D-Louisville; House Majority Leader John Bam Carney, R-Campbellsville; and State Rep. McKenzie Cantrell, D-Louisville.
This documentary from 2008 examines the work of two Kentucky artists: Stephen Rolfe Powell, a glass sculpture artist and professor at Centre College in Danville who passed away in March 2019; and automata artist Steve Armstrong. Both artists discuss and demonstrate the methods and insights expressed in their works.
Comment on Kentucky
Bill Bryant and a panel of journalists discuss the week's news from the commonwealth, including the latest updates on several major pieces of legislation under consideration in Frankfort as the 2019 General Assembly winds down. Guests: Adam Beam from the Associated Press; Mandy McLaren from the Louisville Courier-Journal; and Chris Otts from WDRB-TV in Louisville.
Lawmakers give final approval to bills regarding changes to the biennial state budget, campus free speech, limits on a Secretary of State's access to voter rolls, ignition interlock devices for DUI offenders, felony expungement, and net metering. A public retiree advocate discusses the proposed plan for universities and quasi-governmental agencies to exit KERS. Teachers tell why they've rallied at the capitol this week.
The House and Senate agree on fixes to last year's tax bill. The Senate approves pension relief for universities and quasi-governmental agencies, and a measure to make arbitration agreements a condition of employment. The House approves regulation of midwives, while both chambers approve separate bills on abortion. Advocates for voting rights restoration for former felons rally at the capitol.
In his latest Making $ense blog, Phil Moeller of PBS answers readers' questions about what Medicare does and does not cover in expenses for aiding older people with chronic diseases that limit their daily activities. He also answers questions about Social Security benefits and Medicare surcharges.
The House approves a measure to give the Jefferson County schools' superintendent greater latitude to hire and fire certain personnel. The chamber also passes bills on tobacco-free schools, campus free speech, employee arbitration agreements, and automatic election recounts. The Senate advances a bill that includes limits on the Secretary of State's access to voter information.