Renee Shaw and her guests discuss possible changes to how the Affordable Care Act is administered in Kentucky. Scheduled guests: State Rep. Addia Wuchner, R-Florence, chair of the House Health and Family Services Committee; State Rep. Steve Riggs, D-Louisville, president of the National Conference of Insurance Legislators; Jim Waters, president of the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions; Dustin Pugel, research and policy associate at the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy.
Barbara Kingsolver, known for best-sellers including "The Poisonwood Bible" and "Prodigal Summer," was among the inductees into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame this year. Also inducted: Gayl Jones of Lexington and the late Irvin S. Cobb, Joseph Seamon Cotter Sr. and A.B. Guthrie Jr. The program includes Kingsolver's acceptance speech and readings by Nikky Finney, James Goode, Frank X Walker and Manuel Gonzales.
Connections with Renee Shaw
Renee's guests are Secretary Hal Heiner, head of Kentucky's Education and Workforce Development Cabinet and Kentucky Labor Cabinet Secretary Derrick Ramsey. They discuss felon reentry efforts such as job training while behind bars, Kentucky's workforce shortage, apprenticeship and Work Ready programs, and education policy changes possible impact on the state's future workforce.
Dr. Tuckson speaks with Dr. Mary Barry of Norton Community Medical Associates and attorney Sarah Spurlock with Stites & Harbison PLLC.
The Local Traveler
Host Amy Hess spotlights several of Lexington's most popular food trucks, including Rolling Oven, Gastro Gnomes and Hanley BBQ. Plus, she stops in at a few Lexington businesses that make spicy food their specialty, including Joella's Hot Chicken and Back Porch Hot Sauce.
Comment on Kentucky
Journalists from around the state discuss news of the week with host Bill Bryant, including President Donald Trump's visit to Kentucky on March 20. Scheduled guests: Miranda Combs from WKYT-TV in Lexington; Tom Loftus from the Louisville Courier-Journal; and Lawrence Smith from WDRB-TV in Louisville.