Governor's State of the Commonwealth & Budget Address
Renee Shaw and Casey Parker-Bell co-anchor live coverage of Governor Matt Bevin's address to a joint session of the Kentucky House and Senate. Al Cross, director of the University of Kentucky Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, provides analysis.
Discontent is growing in the country; an unexpected grief finally forces Victoria to put childish things away. Despite the healthy birth of an heir, she's paralyzed by an inexplicable sorrow. A tragedy in Coburg plunges Albert into his own torment.
Dr. Tuckson speaks with Dr. Michael Bousamra, head of Thoracic Surgery at Baptist Health Floyd, and Rep. McKenzie Cantrell (D-Louisville). Rep. Cantrell shadowed Dr. Bousamra as part of the Greater Louisville Medical Society's "Wear the White Coat" program.
Expert appraisers examine 1920s amethyst jewelry and an Edward Curtis orotone. Plus, the Collectibles crew visits the Owensboro Fine Art Museum for a look at their extensive folk art collection.
Comment on Kentucky
Journalists discuss the week's news from around the commonwealth with host Bill Bryant, including responses from legislative leaders, education advocates, members of the business community, and others to Gov. Matt Bevin's proposed state budget. Scheduled guests: John Cheves from the Lexington Herald-Leader; Lawrence Smith from WDRB-TV in Louisville; and Nick Storm from Spectrum News.
Renee Shaw reviews the third week of the 2018 General Assembly session, including Gov. Bevin's budget address and lawmaker reaction to it. Rep. Kelly Flood explains her gas tax bill to support buying new school buses. And Rep. Joni Jenkins discusses the House Speaker vacancy.
Connections with Renee Shaw
Renee visits DV8 Kitchen, a restaurant and bakery in Lexington that provides second chance employment opportunities for people in substance abuse recovery who are trying to redirect their lives. She speaks with Rob and Diane Perez about their vision for the restaurant and its support from the community. Renee also talks with employees at the eatery to hear their stories of recovery and how DV8 Kitchen helps them.
Child advocates rally at the capitol to highlight kinship and foster care, and Rep. Joni Jenkins discusses reforms in those areas. The House considers bills on addiction treatment and protecting children from sexual abuse. And CNHI reporter Ronnie Ellis talks about tort reform and lawmakers opting for retirement.
Understanding the Opioid Epidemic
Understanding the Opioid Epidemic combines stories of people and communities impacted by this epidemic along with information from experts and those at the frontlines of dealing with the epidemic. The program traces the history of how the nation got into this situation and provides possible solutions and directions for dealing with the crisis.