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UK College of Education Dean Julian Vasquez Heilig

UK College of Education Dean Julian Vasquez Heilig

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UK College of Education Dean Julian Vasquez Heilig

Host Renee Shaw speaks with Julian Vasquez Heilig, Ph.D., dean of the College of Education at the University of Kentucky, about teacher shortages across the nation and in Kentucky, how colleges are preparing future classroom teachers, charter schools, diversity, and more.
S15 E24 Length 26:41 Premiere: 3.22.20

Recruiting New Kentucky Teachers with an Emphasis on Diversity

Kentucky along with many other states faces a shortage of public school teachers. The Kentucky Office of Education Accountability reports that at least 28,000 educators have left the classroom in the past decade. At the beginning of the current academic year, schools had nearly 3,000 open teaching positions, according to the state Department of Education.

The University of Kentucky wants to help reverse the shortage through innovative marketing and recruitment efforts and by attracting more people of color into the profession.

“What I would love for the University of Kentucky to be able to do is double the number of teachers that we’re making each year,” says UK College of Education Dean Julian Vasquez Heilig.

Most new teachers in Kentucky will remain in the classroom for the long-term, says Heilig. But he says in some states, about half will leave the profession after a few years.

Luring More People to Teaching

It’s difficult to attract young people to the work in the first place because they’ve seen the challenges that teachers faced in their own classrooms. Economics is also a factor: Heilig says teachers tend to earn less than other professionals with a college degree.

One way that UK is reaching out to prospective student-teachers, especially those born since the 1980s, is with a Snapchat video series that follows new teachers during their first year in the classroom.

“Our reality show about new educators is about that inspiration that you get working with families, working in communities, working with children, and seeing them grow and prosper,” says Heilig. “That’s how we’re working to grab that passion of Generation Z, of the millennials, is going where they are and using social and new media to tell the story of educators.”

Heilig also wants to enroll more Latinos and other students of color at the UK College of Education. Although the number of teachers of color has doubled nationally in the past decade, Heilig says about 95 percent of the state’s teachers are white. But a quarter of students in the commonwealth are children of color, according to Heilig. He says a diverse teaching corps has a positive impact on academic performance.

“Students of color that have teachers of color have higher student achievement, they’re less likely to be disciplined in school, they’re more likely to go to higher education,” says the dean. “White students who have teachers of color typically score higher in critical thinking and creativity.”

In addition to attracting more diversity to the profession, Heilig wants to help schools fill critical gaps in teachers for certain subject areas.

“The shortage is not the same for all positions across the field,” he says. “You might get 300 applications for a social studies position but only three for physics.”

Heilig also wants to ensure that the teachers UK produces not only have a thorough knowledge of their content specialty, but also have the pedagogic skills to effectively convey that knowledge and successfully manage their classrooms.

An Academic View of Charter Schools

To address struggling public schools and persistent achievement gaps among certain groups of students, more than 40 states have opened publicly funded, privately managed charter schools. The Kentucky General Assembly passed enabling legislation for charter schools in 2017 but has yet to approve any funding for the schools.

Heilig says the number of charter schools in the U.S. has doubled in the last decade. He contends the school choice option presents a critical challenge for many states that, like Kentucky, struggle to adequately fund public education.

“What we just have to decide as a society is what kind of education system we want,” says Heilig. “Do we want a privately managed education system, or do we want a democratically controlled education system? Do we want a system that’s more segregated than the one that we have now? Do we want a system that performs about the same statistically as the one that we have now? Those are the kind of questions that we have to ask.”

Heilig says peer-reviewed academic studies including his research on charter schools reveal that charters perform essentially the same as traditional public schools. But he says that doesn’t mean there aren’t viable options for improving academic performance.

“There are a lot of gold standards already in the research literature that we know move the needle a 1,000 percent more than charter schools,” he says. “We know that high-quality [pre-kindergarten] does that, we know smaller class sizes for our kids do that… So I think it’s important for us to get that information out into to the public discourse.”

Heilig says some charter schools do embrace diversity and cultural competency, but he adds that many fail to properly serve minority students and communities. In his own study, Does the African American Need Separate Charter Schools?, published in the University of Minnesota Law School’s “Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice,” Heilig and his co-authors argue that many education reform advocates have a “near-fatal misunderstanding of the systemic issues that result in consistent and persistent inequitable outcomes for black students.”

Instead of reducing racial barriers and improving academic outcomes for minority students, Heilig argues that charter schools end up sabotaging public school districts that are predominantly comprised of students of color. That problem gets worse, he says, as African American education policymakers are replaced with white charter school board members.

“Those most directly affected by education reform policies and processes, experience great difficulty in obtaining inclusion into the education policy process that is privately managed,” Heilig writes. “Market-based policies that fail to include the perspectives of local stakeholders produce lower academic outcomes as compared to education reform policies that receive local support.”

The College of Education under Heilig, who was appointed dean last summer, is creating a new initiative to make this kind of academic research on the intersection of education, social justice, and civil rights available to the public in easily accessible and digestible forms.

“It’s really important that we as academics are engaged in the important conversations in the public discourse,” says Heilig. “There’s a lot of think tanks that will turn out research on any particular side of an issue... What we want to do is we want to take that peer-reviewed research, that gold-standard work that’s produced under very high standards, and make it more readily available in the public discourse.”

Look Beyond School Ratings

But what about schools with poor accountability ratings?

“When we talk about low-performing, who sets those metrics, and why did they set them where they set them?” the dean asks.

As an example, Heilig points to Lexington’s Frederick Douglass High School, which received two stars under the state’s new five-star rating system. He says that rating doesn’t tell a parent everything they should know about the school, which he describes as a beautiful facility filled with engaged children.

“If I was a high school student, I would want to go to Frederick Douglass,” says Heilig. “So it’s important for us to think about how is it that we can we insert passion into the student’s lives so that they can go on and realize their opportunities.”

As state officials put increasing emphasis on preparing students to work in today’s job market, Heilig says academic achievement and workforce development are both important for students.

“Career and college readiness, I don’t think they’re necessarily competing,” says the dean. “We just need to offer every student the opportunity to take the pathway that gives them passion.”

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Rachael Denhollander - S15 E11

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Kevin Chapman - S10 E28

Clinical psychologist Kevin Chapman of Louisville discusses anxiety disorders and an innovative approach called virtual reality exposure therapy to help ease those conditions.

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Kiley Lane Parker - S10 E29

Filmmaker Kiley Lane Parker discusses her film, Raising Ms. President, about raising the next generation of female political leaders.

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Pellom McDaniels - S10 E30

Pellom McDaniels, faculty curator of African-American collections and assistant professor of African-American studies at Emory University in Atlanta, talks about his book, The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy.

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Jay Williams - S10 E33

From the recent SOAR summit in Pikeville, Jay Williams, the U.S. assistant secretary of commerce for economic development and the former mayor of Youngstown, Ohio, talks with Renee about how Youngstown recovered from the decline of the steel industry, and how those lessons can apply to Eastern Kentucky areas distressed by the sharp downturn in coal jobs.

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Susan and Morgan Guess - S10 E34

Susan Guess and her daughter, Morgan, began the Guess Anti-Bullying Foundation nearly four years ago after Morgan experienced bullying. They have raised $50,000 to bring a variety of anti-bullying programs to the region. Susan Guess was appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear in 2014 to serve on the Kentucky Bully Prevention Task Force, which will make recommendations to the governor in fall 2015.

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Beth Silvers and Sarah Stewart Holland - S15 E10

Beth Silvers and Sarah Stewart Holland, co-hosts of the podcast Pantsuit Politics, talk about moving beyond conflict and frustration in our political conversations while protecting our relationships and finding understanding. They are authors of the book I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening).

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Miss Kentucky Ramsey Carpenter - S10 E35

Renee speaks with Ramsey Carpenter, Miss Kentucky 2014, who was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and has catalyzed her experience into greater awareness of the disease.

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Josh Nadzam and Tanya Torp - S10 E37

Renee speaks with community activist Josh Nadzam, a former University of Kentucky track athlete, who in 2014 ran from Lexington to Frankfort to raise awareness for domestic partner violence. Then, Renee talks with Tanya Torp, program director of Step by Step, a non-profit organization that improves the lives of young single moms and their children through support, encouragement, faith, and education.

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Cathy Zion - Zion Publications LLC - S10 E38

Cathy Zion became owner and publisher of Zion Publications in 1996, after a long career in banking. Her company publishes Today's Woman, and added new magazines, Today's Transitions and Today's Family.

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Gigi Butler - Gigi's Cupcakes - S10 E39

Gigi Butler opened her first Gigi's Cupcakes location just off of music row in Nashville, Tennessee in 2008 and in six short years, with 98 locations and counting, Gigi's is now the largest cupcake franchise in the world.

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Cathe Dykstra - Family Scholar House - S10 E41

Cathe Dykstra, chief possibility officer, president & CEO of Family Scholar House, discusses the Louisville organization and its impact on families and communities. Family Scholar House's mission is to end the cycle of poverty by providing housing and educational support to single-parent students and their families.

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Pastor Edward Palmer - Racial Bias and Juvenile Justice Reform - S15 E2

Pastor Edward Palmer works to eliminate disproportionate minority contact within the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. He talks about Kentucky's juvenile justice reform efforts, how he's working with justice officials in addressing racial biases, and more. Pastor Palmer is a certified diversity trainer and the current chair of the National Coalition for Juvenile Justice. He is also serving his fifth term as a Radcliff city councilman.

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Infant Nutrition and Breastfeeding - S10 E42

Renee and her guests discuss the health benefits of breastfeeding in recognition of national breastfeeding week, as well as provide tips on proper infant nutrition. Scheduled guests include: Doraine Bailey, MA, IBCLC, Breastfeeding Support Services with the Lexington-Fayette County Health Dept.; Ana Maria Linares, an associate professor in the UK College of Nursing and a Lactation Consultant who has conducted research on attitudes and practices around breastfeeding among Latinas in Lexington; and Nicole Peritore, program coordinator for the Health Education through Extension Leadership (HEEL) Office at the University of Kentucky.

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Andre Taylor - S10 E43

Andre Taylor has a distinguished 35-year career, building and advising businesses. He's the author of You Can Still Win! and a half-dozen other books, a frequent guest expert on ABC News, and an international authority on winning and leadership. Mr. Taylor was a speaker at the 13th Annual Lexington Bluegrass Area Minority Business Expo.

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JoAnne Wheeler Bland - S10 E44

Renee talks with transgender activist JoAnne Wheeler Bland, who in her sixties transitioned from male to female. A practicing attorney for more than 40 years, she is a former Special Justice on the Kentucky Supreme Court, former Vice-President of the Kentucky Fairness Alliance, current member of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education's Committee on Equal Opportunity (the Diversity Committee), and guest speaker at Women's and Gender Studies programs at Kentucky universities.

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Faith Politics - S10 E45

Renee and her guests talk about the role of religion in politics and public policy decision-making. Guests: Rev. Nancy Jo Kemper, pastor of New Union Christian Church, and Rev. D. Anthony Everett, pastor of Wesley United Methodist Church.

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Kinship Care - S10 E46

Kentucky has one of the highest rates in the nation of children being raised by grandparents and other relatives, also known as kinship care. Renee and her guests discuss what research tells us about the financial, emotional, and legal challenges that kinship care poses. Guests: Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates, and Jeanne Miller-Jacobs, a kinship care provider.

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Colene Elridge - S14 E23

Renee speaks with Colene Elridge, author and owner of Be More Consulting, who discusses her first book, Monday Morning Pep Talks and how she's helping people to be the best versions of themselves.

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Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk - S11 E2

Renee speaks with new Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent, Emmanuel "Manny" Caulk. Caulk was previously superintendent of Portland Public Schools, Maine's largest school district. His experience includes working as a special education teacher in a juvenile detention facility, an elementary principal, and a high school principal. He was also a former assistant prosecutor for the state of New Jersey.

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The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia - Gerald Smith - S11 E3

Renee's guest is Dr. Gerald Smith, an author and history professor at the University of Kentucky, and co-editor of The Kentucky African-American Encyclopedia: Life and Culture in the Commonwealth. The reference book contains entries on the individuals, events, places, organizations, movements, and institutions that helped shape the state's history and cultural diversity.

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Childhood Cancer - S11 E4

September is childhood cancer awareness month. Renee talks with survivors and parents about their experiences and the research on the rare maladies striking youth.

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Kellie Blair Hardt - S11 E5

Renee speaks with special education teacher Kellie Blair Hardt, who overcame homelessness, an absent mother, an alcoholic father and school expulsion to earn her GED. She received the National Education Association Foundation's 2013 Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence as one of the nation's top educators. Hardt is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in higher education at George Mason University. She was featured in KET's series Dropping Back In.

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Jacinda Townsend - S11 E6

Author Jacinda Townsend discusses her critically acclaimed novel, Saint Monkey, a coming-of-age story set in 1950's Eastern Kentucky. The book won the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for historical fiction. Townsend is a former Hurston-Wright Award finalist and currently teaches creative writing at Indiana University.

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15K Degrees Initiative - S10 E13

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  • Thursday March 26, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Sister Helen Prejean - S10 E12

  • Wednesday March 25, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 25, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 25, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 25, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 25, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 25, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Jefferson County Veterans Treatment Court - S10 E11

  • Tuesday March 24, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 24, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 24, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 24, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 24, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 24, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 24, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 24, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 24, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 24, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Debbie Millman - S10 E10

  • Sunday March 29, 2020 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday March 29, 2020 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Monday March 23, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday March 23, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday March 23, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday March 23, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday March 23, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Monday March 23, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Diane Follingstad - UK Women's Circle Endowment Chair - S10 E6

  • Friday March 20, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday March 20, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday March 20, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday March 20, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Kevin Chapman - S10 E5

  • Thursday March 19, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday March 19, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday March 19, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday March 19, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday March 19, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday March 19, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Soreyda Benedit Begley and Chris Begley - S10 E3

  • Wednesday March 18, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 18, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 18, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 18, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 18, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 18, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Bloggers on Personal Development - S10 E2

  • Tuesday March 17, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 17, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 17, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 17, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 17, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 17, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Chris Rabb - S10 E1

  • Monday March 16, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday March 16, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday March 16, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday March 16, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday March 16, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Monday March 16, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Tanya Torp and Holly Houston - S9 E46

  • Friday March 13, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday March 13, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday March 13, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday March 13, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday March 13, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday March 13, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Frontier Nursing University - S9 E45

  • Thursday March 12, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday March 12, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday March 12, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday March 12, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday March 12, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday March 12, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Inclusivity in Fashion - Frankie Lewis; RaeShanda Johnson - S15 E13

  • Saturday March 14, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday March 14, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 11, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday March 11, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday March 8, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday March 8, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday March 8, 2020 4:29 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday March 8, 2020 3:29 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday March 8, 2020 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday March 8, 2020 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Sunday March 8, 2020 7:59 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday March 8, 2020 6:59 am CT on KETKY

SWAG - Sisters and Supporters Working Against Gun Violence - S9 E44

  • Wednesday March 11, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 11, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 11, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 11, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 11, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 11, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 11, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 11, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 11, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 11, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Marta Miranda - S9 E43

  • Tuesday March 10, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 10, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 10, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 10, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 10, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 10, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Judi Jennings - S9 E42

  • Monday March 9, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday March 9, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday March 9, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday March 9, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday March 9, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Monday March 9, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

UK College of Education Dean Julian Vasquez Heilig - S15 E24

  • Saturday March 28, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday March 28, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 25, 2020 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday March 25, 2020 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Wednesday March 25, 2020 6:03 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday March 25, 2020 5:03 pm CT on KET
  • Wednesday March 25, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday March 25, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday March 22, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday March 22, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday March 22, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday March 22, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday March 22, 2020 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday March 22, 2020 11:00 am CT on KET
  • Sunday March 22, 2020 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday March 22, 2020 7:00 am CT on KETKY

Dr. Robert Hilgers - S9 E41

  • Friday March 6, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday March 6, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday March 6, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday March 6, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday March 6, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday March 6, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Wil James - S9 E40

  • Thursday March 5, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday March 5, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday March 5, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday March 5, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday March 5, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday March 5, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Alice Allison Dunnigan - Pioneering Journalist - S15 E9

  • Monday March 30, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Monday March 30, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Sunday March 29, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday March 29, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday March 29, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday March 29, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday March 29, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday March 29, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday March 29, 2020 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday March 29, 2020 11:00 am CT on KET
  • Saturday March 7, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday March 7, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 4, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday March 4, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday March 1, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday March 1, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday March 1, 2020 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday March 1, 2020 7:00 am CT on KETKY

African Americans and Mental Health - S9 E39

  • Wednesday March 4, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 4, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 4, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 4, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 4, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 4, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Charisse Gillett - Lexington Theological Seminary - S9 E38

  • Tuesday March 3, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 3, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 3, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 3, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 3, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 3, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Dr. Timothy M. Houchin - S9 E37

  • Monday March 2, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday March 2, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday March 2, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday March 2, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday March 2, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Monday March 2, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Kentucky Treasurer Allison Ball; McLeod's Coffee House - S15 E23

  • Saturday March 21, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday March 21, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 18, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday March 18, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday March 15, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday March 15, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday March 15, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday March 15, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday March 15, 2020 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday March 15, 2020 11:00 am CT on KET
  • Sunday March 15, 2020 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday March 15, 2020 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday March 7, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday March 7, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday March 1, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday March 1, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday March 1, 2020 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday March 1, 2020 7:00 am CT on KETKY

Kentucky Auditor Mike Harmon - S15 E22

  • Saturday February 29, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday February 29, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY

Mental Health Courts - S9 E36

  • Friday February 28, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday February 28, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Season 15

UK College of Education Dean Julian Vasquez Heilig

S15 E24 Length 26:41 Premiere Date 3.22.20

Kentucky Treasurer Allison Ball/McLeod's Coffee House

S15 E23 Length 27:27 Premiere Date 3.15.20

Kentucky Auditor Mike Harmon

S15 E22 Length 28:22 Premiere Date 2.23.20

Georgetown College President William Jones

S15 E21 Length 27:02 Premiere Date 2.16.20

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles

S15 E20 Length 28:52 Premiere Date 2.9.20

Kentucky House Minority Whip Angie Hatton

S15 E19 Length 28:47 Premiere Date 2.2.20

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron

S15 E18 Length 28:17 Premiere Date 1.26.20

Secretary of State Michael Adams

S15 E17 Length 28:47 Premiere Date 1.19.20

Kentucky House Minority Floor Leader Joni Jenkins

S15 E16 Length 22:01 Premiere Date 1.12.20

Ashli Watts - Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

S15 E15 Length 26:32 Premiere Date 1.5.20

U.S. Attorney Robert Duncan

S15 E14 Length 27:18 Premiere Date 12.15.19

Inclusivity in Fashion - Frankie Lewis; RaeShanda Johnson

S15 E13 Length 28:52 Premiere Date 11.24.19

Dayna Seelig

S15 E12 Length 26:57 Premiere Date 11.17.19

Rachael Denhollander

S15 E11 Length 26:42 Premiere Date 11.10.19

Beth Silvers and Sarah Stewart Holland

S15 E10 Length 26:55 Premiere Date 11.3.19

Alice Allison Dunnigan - Pioneering Journalist

S15 E9 Length 26:37 Premiere Date 10.27.19

Sharon Price and Damon Cobble

S15 E7 Length 27:07 Premiere Date 10.13.19

Terry Brooks - Kentucky Youth Advocates

S15 E6 Length 27:47 Premiere Date 10.6.19

Aaron Thompson - Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

S15 E5 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 9.29.19

Opioid Addiction Response and Research

S15 E3 Length 28:42 Premiere Date 9.15.19

Pastor Edward Palmer

S15 E2 Length 28:07 Premiere Date 9.8.19

U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers

S15 E1 Length 28:14 Premiere Date 9.1.19

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