Journalists from around the state discuss the news of the week with host Bill Bryant, including political news from Frankfort in advance of the gubernatorial inauguration on Dec. 10. Scheduled guests: Ryland Barton, Kentucky Public Radio; Bill Estep, Lexington Herald-Leader; and Hillary Thornton, WKYT in Lexington.
The debate union faces Harvard. While Rodney and Sebastian complete their 100-page senior projects and present them to faculty, Giovannie gets into trouble and is sent to SHU, not able to complete his project before being released. At graduation at Taconic, Tamara, Tamika and Shawnta receive associate degrees, while at Eastern, Rodney and Sebastian receive bachelor’s degrees. Watch now.
The debate union faces their rival across the river, West Point. Rodney, Sebastian and Giovannie embark on yearlong senior projects. Newly released from federal prison, Dyjuan’s younger brother, Kanan, comes for a visit, as does Rodney’s sister, Elitha. Tamara receives devastating news from home, and Shawnta reckons with her own path to prison. In New York City, Jule struggles to find work. Watch now.
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In a program taped on Nov. 22, 2019, journalists from around the state discuss the key political stories to follow heading into the 2020 General Assembly with host Bill Bryant. Guests: John Cheves, Lexington Herald-Leader; Lawrence Smith, WDRB in Louisville; and Deborah Yetter, Louisville Courier Journal.
Dr. Tuckson's guest is Gerald Friedman, a professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Friedman discusses the policy specifics of universal health insurance, including its potential benefits to both individuals and the economy in general and how it would be funded. Read more and watch the episode.