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Senator Mitch McConnell salutes Wendell Ford in new KET program

Senator Mitch McConnell salutes former Kentucky Senator and former Kentucky Governor Wendell Ford in a new episode of KET’s Prominent Kentuckians in the United States Senate. The program, part of an ongoing lecture series by Sen. McConnell profiling notable Kentucky senators, was filmed in Governor Ford’s hometown of Owensboro, at the Wendell H. Ford Government Education Center.

KET’s Great Conversations features Thomas Friedman and Rep. John Yarmuth

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Thomas Friedman discusses his new book, Thank you for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations, on KET’s next Great Conversations. Friedman is interviewed by U.S. Congressman John Yarmuth of Louisville.

Education

2017 KET Young Writers Contest winners announced

KET is pleased to announce the winners of its 2017 Young Writers Contest. The annual contest encourages creative expression and literacy development, by inviting students in kindergarten through eighth grade to submit original illustrated stories, short stories and poetry. This year, KET received more than 900 submissions, representing more than 160 schools.

New KET series showcases cutting-edge science, technology trends

From infectious disease to evolutionary biology, virtual reality, the future of higher education and art at the cutting edge, the eleven episodes that comprise KET’s new STEAM – Ideas that Shape Our World series feature insights into a wide array of science and creative frontiers.

Five Kentucky students selected as PBS Emperor Science Award winners

Five high school students from Kentucky have been named 2017 winners in the Emperor Science Award Program, sponsored by PBS LearningMedia and Stand Up To Cancer. The students are among 100 honorees selected from across 800 applicants nationally. As Emperor Science Award recipients, they will be provided an opportunity to conduct cancer research in partnership with esteemed scientists, who will work as their mentors.