Bill Bryant and journalists discuss the week's news from the commonwealth, including efforts to reduce COVID-19 infection rates and problems with the state's unemployment insurance system. Guests: Alex Acquisto, Lexington Herald-Leader; Lawrence Smith, WDRB in Louisville; and Morgan Watkins, Louisville Courier Journal.
Starting August 3
A one-minute long news update, focused on COVID-19, airing before and after PBS NewsHour.
Impact on Education
COVID-19’s Impact on Higher Education in Kentucky
Host Renee Shaw and guests discuss COVID-19’s impact on higher education in Kentucky.
K – 12th Grade
Reopening Kentucky Schools
Host Renee Shaw and guests discuss reopening Kentucky schools. What will K-12 school instruction look like when the new academic year begins?
In This Together: A PBS American Portrait Story
Through personal stories, photographs and videos, people across America share their firsthand stories of how the global coronavirus pandemic has affected their lives, our nation and brought us all together.
- Kentucky’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Health, Legal and Voting Issues During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Reopening Kentucky’s Economy
- COVID-19 Impact on Primary Voting and Local Governments
- Debating Steps to Reopen the Economy
- Reopening Rules for Restaurants and Retail
- Reopening Kentucky Schools
- COVID-19’s Impact on Higher Education in Kentucky
Kids and Families
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The U.S. recorded more than 1,400 coronavirus deaths Wednesday. Hospitalizations are up significantly, and at least five states reported single-day death records this week. With the national death toll from the pandemic now over 150,000, many public health experts say we need to change our approach. Brown University’s Dr. Megan Ranney, an emergency physician, joins William Brangham to discuss.
Host Renee Shaw and guests discuss COVID-19's impact on universities and colleges. Guests include: Aaron Thompson, Ph.D., president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education; Melissa Bell, Ph.D., vice president of Academic Affairs and Student Success for the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education; and Jay Box, Ed.D., president of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.
Bill Bryant and a panel of journalists discuss the week's news from the commonwealth, including a rise in COVID-19 cases and advisories from the Beshear administration to stop the spread of infections. Guests: Phillip Bailey, Louisville Courier Journal; Ryland Barton, Kentucky Public Radio; and Beth Musgrave, Lexington Herald-Leader.
Recovering from even mild coronavirus infections can take at least two to three weeks, according to U.S. research published Friday, and lingering symptoms can even affect otherwise healthy young adults. Among those aged 18 to 34 with no chronic illness, 1 in 5 were still experiencing COVID-19 symptoms after two to three weeks, the study found. A report from the Associated Press and PBS NewsHour.
More than 1,000 U.S. deaths from COVID-19 were reported Tuesday. As many states struggle with outbreaks, Dr. Tom Frieden, former head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says the country desperately needs improved data collection to understand how the virus is spreading – and to contain it. He joins Judy Woodruff to discuss critical metrics and how to obtain and learn from them.
It was just about six months ago that the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the U.S. Since then, the pandemic has exacted an enormous toll in terms of both human lives and economic harm -- with no end in sight. Amna Nawaz marks the moment with two people focused on solving the pandemic: Dr. Rajiv Shah of the Rockefeller Foundation and John Barry of Tulane University School of Public Health.
Host Renee Shaw and guests discuss reopening Kentucky schools. Guests include: Cornelius Faulkner, superintendent of Caverna Independent Schools; Kelly Foster, Ed.D., deputy commissioner of the Office Next Generation Schools and Districts with the Kentucky Department of Education; Eric Kennedy, director of advocacy for the Kentucky School Boards Association; Greg Schultz, superintendent of Oldham County Schools; Corrie Shull, board member of Jefferson County Public Schools, District 6; Allison Slone, a special education teacher in Rowan County and founder of KYREADS, which provides professional instruction to teachers about students with dyslexia; and Stephen Pruitt, Ph.D., president of the Southern Regional Education Board (pre-recorded interview).
Bill Bryant and guest journalists discuss news from around Kentucky, including legal challenges to Gov. Andy Beshear's executive orders on COVID-19. Guests: Bill Estep, Lexington Herald-Leader; Mark Vanderhoff, WLKY in Louisville; and Deborah Yetter, Louisville Courier Journal.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is one of the country's top public health experts. He was initially a prominent figure at Coronavirus Task Force briefings – but recently, he has been the target of White House criticism. Dr. Fauci joins Judy Woodruff to discuss his relationship with President Trump and recommendations for managing COVID-19.