Bill Bryant and journalists discuss the latest COVID-19 statistics and other news from the commonwealth. Guests: Daniel Desrochers, Lexington Herald-Leader; Olivia Krauth, Louisville Courier Journal; Wes Swietek, Bowling Green Daily News; and John Wright, Murray Ledger & Times.
Today's Schedule Tuesday, August 11th
- Government Contract Review Committee10:00am EDT
- Administrative Regulation Review Committee1:00pm EDT
- Substance Use Recovery Task Force3:00pm EDT
- Tobacco Settlement Agreement Fund Oversight CommitteeAugust 13, 10:30am EDT
- Program Review and Investigations CommitteeAugust 13, 1:00pm EDT
Host Renee Shaw and guests discuss COVID-19's impact on Kentucky tourism. Guests include: Mike Berry, secretary of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet; Hank Phillips, president and CEO of the Kentucky Travel Industry Association; and Mary Quinn Ramer, president of VisitLEX, the Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The largest teacher’s union in the U.S., the American Federation of Teachers, announced recently it would support any local chapters that strike due to their school’s reopening without any safety measures. Randi Weingarten, the union’s president, spoke with Hari Sreenivasan about safety concerns for teachers and what should be done about them.
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.
How trafficking in conspiracy theories went from the fringes of U.S. politics into the White House. FRONTLINE examines the alliance of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, Trump advisor Roger Stone, and the president, and their role in the battle over truth and lies. Watch now.
A political firebrand in her home country, Israeli lawyer Lea Tsemel is known by her opponents as "the devil's advocate," for her decades-long defense of Palestinians who have been accused of resisting the occupation, both violently and non-violently. Tsemel, who pushes the praxis of a human rights defender to its limits, takes on two contentious court cases in her tireless quest for justice. Watch now.
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.
FRONTLINE examines how the COVID crisis has hit vulnerable immigrants and undocumented workers. The documentary follows the coronavirus pandemic’s invisible victims, including crucial farm and meat-packing workers who lack protections and have been getting sick. Watch now.
Meet the Radical Monarchs, a group of young girls of color at the front lines of social justice. Set in Oakland, the film documents the journey of the group as they earn badges for completing units including being an LGBTQ ally, preserving the environment, and disability justice. We follow the two founders as they face the challenge to grow the organization, both pre and post the 2016 election. Watch now.