Bill Bryant and a panel of journalists discuss the week's news from Kentucky, including ongoing protests in Louisville following Attorney General Daniel Cameron's announcement of grand jury charges in a case involving the police shooting of Breonna Taylor. Guests: Phillip Bailey, USA Today; Daniel Desrochers, Lexington Herald-Leader; and Amina Elahi, WFPL in Louisville.
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A one-minute long news update, focused on COVID-19, airing before and after PBS NewsHour.
KET is re-imagining Be My Neighbor Day to ensure the health and safety of all. In celebration of families, neighborhoods, and the values of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, this FREE family event champions the role of community helpers and fosters conversation about what it means to be a caring neighbor.
Our understanding of how the novel coronavirus spreads is still evolving. Early in the pandemic, there was great concern about the potential for infection from surface contact. But since then, evidence has pointed to human-to-human transmission as the primary vehicle of infection. Yet this research is not necessarily being broadly communicated to the American public. Stephanie Sy reports.
Renee Shaw and guests discuss COVID-19’s impact on special education and student mental health. Guests include: Eric Friedlander, secretary of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services; Gretta Hylton, associate commissioner at the Kentucky Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Early Learning; and Allison Slone, special education teacher at McBrayer Elementary School.
George Floyd's killing triggered mass demonstrations nationwide calling for racial justice and police accountability in the United States. In the wake of those protests, New Yorker writer and historian Jelani Cobb returns to a troubled police department he first visited four years ago to examine whether reform can work, and how police departments can be held accountable. Watch now.
The United States is approaching another tragic marker of the coronavirus pandemic, with nearly 200,000 Americans dead from COVID-19 and related complications. The magnitude of the loss is difficult to comprehend. We examine how the virus has spread across the country, deeply affecting communities of all kinds, and evaluate this somber occasion in historical context. William Brangham reports.
With adultery being punishable by death in Iran, a young couple make the fateful decision to flee the country with their son. Love Child follows the new family on their life-threatening journey to seek asylum in Turkey, and witnesses a mother’s heart breaking fight to keep her family together and secure a future for her son. Watch now.
Renee Shaw speaks with hip hop artist and activist Devine Carama about his social justice and charity work. Then, Renee speaks with artist Marjorie Guyon and Barry Darnell Burton about renewed interest in the I Was Here project that pays tribute to Blacks bought and sold at a Lexington slave auction block.