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Kentucky Education Commissioner Jason Glass

Kentucky Education Commissioner Jason Glass

Kentucky Education Commissioner Jason Glass

Kentucky Education Commissioner Jason Glass discusses the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the state's public schools, students, and parents. He also talks about the job of the Department of Education's new chief equity officer and previews the 2021 General Assembly.
S16 E11 Length 28:01 Premiere: 11.22.20

Meeting Student Needs During a Winter Pandemic Wave

As the state faces exponential growth in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Andy Beshear ordered all public and private schools to close starting this week and switch to virtual instruction.

The move comes just weeks after many students got to return to the classroom for the first time since schools shuttered in March during the initial wave of the pandemic. Districts reopened under rigorous protocols recommended by state education administrators and public health officials.

“Schools in Kentucky should be commended for the job that they’ve done, putting in layers of these mitigation strategies and defenses to keep virus out, or if the virus comes into a school that it is contained and limited,” says Kentucky Education Commissioner Jason Glass. “We haven’t seen evidence of widespread school-based transmission.”

But as community transmission escalated in October and November, Glass says it became harder for schools to remain open as more students, teachers, and staff went into quarantine over exposure to someone with COVID. Last week alone, more than 7,800 students and staff from schools statewide were in quarantine.

“That’s causing a lot of our smaller, rural districts to have to shut down operations just because the disruption makes it impossible for school as we knew it to continue,” says the commissioner.

Remote learning comes at a cost, though, according to Glass. Virtual instruction presents academic, social, and technical challenges for teachers, students, and parents. Not all families have access to computers and reliable internet service. Some 24,000 students face homelessness or housing instability, while others have physical or developmental conditions that make learning remotely harder. Glass says that it is impossible to predict what long-term impacts the pandemic will have on these young learners.

“What I think we can expect is all of the challenges, the inequities between different groups of students who have special needs, who are homeless, who are economically disadvantaged, who have a disability, all of those inequities are going to be worse because of what we’re experiencing right now,” he says.

Long-Term Impacts on Students Uncertain

This spring, schools had to quickly shift from in-person to remote instruction and scramble to find computers or other digital devices to help all students keep up with their studies. Glass says international manufacturing and shipping disruptions caused by the pandemic made it hard for some districts to acquire all the devices they needed for students. Internet access was also a problem in rural areas that lack high-speed connections, or among families who couldn’t afford home service.

Despite those challenges, Glass says Kentucky is well positioned on technology infrastructure compared to other states thanks to decades of investments.

“What’s the most difficult step is that last mile to the student and connecting them,” says Glass. “They’re the most difficult to reach, the most expensive to reach.”

Schools, local governments, businesses, and other groups have stepped up to provide devices and greater internet access. But Glass fears even those efforts won’t reach every Kentucky student.

“Make no mistake, we’ve got thousands of kids that we’re losing track of and we really won’t know the impact of that until later,” he says.

KDE also operates the state schools for the deaf and the blind, which have been closed to in-person learning since this spring. Glass says the pandemic has disrupted special services for other students as well, like those who need speech therapy or counseling.

“We really have to look at what’s in that student’s IEP or individualized education plan that identifies what specific services they are supposed to get,” he says. “Some of those services can be delivered remotely or electronically, so in those cases our advice has been deliver it... the greatest extent you can.”

While Kentucky did not conduct the large-scale educational assessments in the spring, Glass says state officials are preparing for that testing to occur in the spring of 2021. He says other measures have continued, albeit shorter in length and delivered electronically, to gauge student progress even during the pandemic.

Schools and communities have also gotten creative about the social aspects of education. Districts held drive-in graduation services this spring, and extracurricular clubs continued virtually.

“Schools have done a commendable job trying to create those experiences to the greatest extent they can,” says Glass. “I also have faith that kids are really resilient and they can bounce back from a lot, but they’re going to need supports on how that happens.”

Focusing on Equity, Preparing for Legislative Session

In October, KDE announced the appointment of Thomas Woods-Tucker as the department’s first chief equity officer. Glass says Woods-Tucker will review district practices and policies around systemic racism and implicit bias, and collaborate with schools, administrators, and teachers on how to resolve equity issues. He says children of color, as well as those who are economically disadvantaged or disabled, have struggled historically.

“Public education means that every child who walks into any of our buildings is served, and that they are given the supports that they need to pursue their dreams and be successful,” says Glass.

The commissioner says everyone has implicit bias to some degree, and that it is important to become aware of bias and consciously work against those thoughts and behaviors. He says those teachers and staff who cannot change don’t deserve to work in education, but he says the majority of people simply need the opportunity to change.

“We all believe that everyone is capable of growing and learning and getting better, and that includes our adults as well,” says Glass.

Looking ahead to the 2021 session of the Kentucky General Assembly, Glass says school funding will be a hot topic. Unlike most off-year, 30-day sessions, lawmakers will need to craft a one-year budget to carry the state through the second half of the biennium. (Given the uncertainties of the pandemic, legislators passed a rare one-year budget at the end of the 2020 session.)

“There are lots of big ideas that are being floated around and talked about,” says Glass, “but I think it all going to come back to can we stabilize the funding system, not just for education but for really everything that the legislature... ends up funding.”

With even larger Republican majorities in both the state Senate and House of Representatives, Glass says he also expects to hear more discussion about scholarship tax credits and charter schools.

“Adapting educational structures so that they better serve kids, in my professional opinion, is a good thing,” says the commissioner. “But we always want to be thinking about how can we increase the capacities of our school systems, how can we make them more effective, how can we support them more so that they can do more good in our community. And we have to conversely be careful about are we putting in place policies that weaken them.

“These are public dollars, and wherever those dollars go comes a moral commitment that you serve every child,” he continues. “So if we end up with charter schools, if we end up with tax credits that flow dollars into private schools, that also comes with a commitment that every child that shows up at one of those doors gets served.”

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Renee's guest is businessman and entrepreneur Phil Wilkins, who owns Dream Big Restaurants LLC. He discusses his approach to entrepreneurship and how self-confidence is at the core of his success as a businessman.

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Dayna Seelig - S15 E12

Kentucky Spirited Chef, Dayna Seelig, discusses the spirit of hospitality, along with her new book, Kentucky Spirited Treasures: Bourbon Wine & 'Shine.

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Impact 100 - S8 E1

Joy Allen and Martha Clark from Owensboro-based group Impact 100 will join Renee to discuss their organization and its success in giving $1.24 million in grant money to local nonprofits over the past six years

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Angel Clark and Bianca Spriggs - S8 E2

Photographer Angel Clark, director of the Center for HIV Prevention and Community Outreach at AVOL AIDS Volunteers, Inc., and Lexington writer, poet, and performer Bianca Spriggs, discuss their work with the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association in facilitating workshops for incarcerated women in Kentucky for The SwallowTale Project and the upcoming multimodal exhibit "The Thirteen."

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Poverty in Kentucky - S8 E3

Renee and poverty eradication experts and advocates discuss poverty's growing grip on Kentucky's families and children and the efforts being made to improve the well-being of Kentuckians.

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Rev. Kimberly Cecil-Jones - S8 E4

Renee talks with Miss Plus America, the Rev. Kimberly Cecil-Jones from Louisville, about pageantry and how recognition of full-figured women affects body image of young girls.

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dream hampton - S8 E5

Acclaimed hip hop journalist and culture critic dream hampton has written about music, culture, and politics for 20 years. She is "divesting herself of hip hop" and discusses why she is ready to turn her back on the genre that has consumed much of her career.

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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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Tara Betts - S8 E6

Poet Tara Betts talks about her writing and her work as an activist for literacy. Betts, a lecturer in creative writing at Rutgers University, is the author of Arc and Hue, her 2009 debut collection of poetry. She recently spoke at the 2012 Kentucky Women Writers Conference.

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Mimi Pickering and Dr. Catherine Fosl - S8 E7

Filmmaker Mimi Pickering and biographer Dr. Catherine Fosl, director of the University of Louisville's Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, discuss the upcoming documentary on KET Anne Braden: Southern Patriot, about the American civil rights leader.

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Susan Pope - S8 E12

Renee's guest is Danville actress Susan Pope, who is touring with her one-woman play, Dreadfully White, described as a zany look at the serious subject of growing up in a violent family.

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M.A.D.E. (Motivating Youth All Day Everyday) - S8 E13

Teaching life lessons beyond classroom textbooks is what a former UK football player and a one-time incarcerated gang member have in common. Quincy Murdock and Logan Avritt are working to improve GPA's for at-risk kids and dial down the lure of gangs and violence. It's called M.A.D.E. - Motivating Youth All Day Everyday. A 2012 KET production.

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Cathy Holloway Hill - S8 E15

An author, life coach, and radio talk show host, Cathy Holloway Hill has written a book on how to uncover and discover the real you in Lies, Love and Life.

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Connections

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Bianca Spriggs - S8 E16

Affrilachian poet and performer Bianca Spriggs discusses "The Thirteen," an exhibit and performance revolving around the lives of 13 black women who were lynched in Kentucky during the 19th and 20th centuries. A 2013 KET production.

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Derek Anderson - S8 E18

Former University of Kentucky Wildcat and NBA player Derek Anderson discusses his new book, Stamina, about how he overcame poverty and other challenges.

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Thrivals 5.0 - S8 E19

A look at "Thrivals 5.0: "The Quest: The Call to Adventure," part of Louisville's IdeaFestival. Thrivals 5.0 presents an interactive introduction to "questors" who have not just dared to dream but have achieved their dream. A 2013 KET production.

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Alexandra Bradner - S8 E20

Renee welcomes Dr. Alexandra Bradner, University of Kentucky Philosophy professor, who wrote a critique of the MTV series Buckwild.

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Jane Beshear - S8 E21

Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear discusses her tenure and what she hopes to accomplish in the remaining two years. A 2013 KET production.

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Janet Steele Holloway - S8 E24

Janet Steele Holloway, founder of Women Leading Kentucky and author, discusses her coming of age autobiography A Willful Child.

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Byron Hurt - S8 E25

Acclaimed filmmaker Byron Hurt talks about his latest film, Soul Food Junkies, the history and hazards of the high-fat cuisine and the love it inspires.

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Lexington Artists - S8 E28

Renee speaks with Lexington artists Kremena Todorova and Kurt Gohde about the Lexington Tattoo Project and Lexington artist Denise E. Brown, who tackles the sensitive issues of race, class, and society in her works.

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Beth Dotson Brown - S8 E31

Renee speaks with Beth Dotson Brown, an award winning freelance writer and editor who lives in Lancaster, Kentucky. She is the author of Yes! I Am Catholic and contributor to A Cup of Comfort for Breast Cancer Survivors.

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Jakobi Williams - S8 E34

Renee's guest is Jakobi Williams, a Chicago native and assistant professor in the history department at the University of Kentucky. He discusses his book From the Bullet to the Ballot: The Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party and Racial Coalition Politics in Chicago.

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Beth Howard and Michael Harrington; Devine Carama

Host Renee Shaw speaks with Beth Howard and Michael Harrington from Southern Crossroads and Rednecks for Black Lives, an organization dedicated to building community power and multi-racial alliances among the poor and working-class in the South. She also follows up with activist and hip hop artist Devine Carama, who walked hundreds of miles across Kentucky to promote voter awareness and racial justice.

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Alice Allison Dunnigan - Pioneering Journalist - S15 E9

Renee Shaw and her guests remember the life of journalist, civil rights activist, and author Alice Allison Dunnigan, the first accredited African-American female correspondent to cover the White House, and the first black female member of the Senate and House of Representatives press galleries. Alice was born in Russellville, Kentucky, in 1906, and began her career teaching in a one-room schoolhouse. Her family members and others discuss her inspiring story.

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Frank Minnifield - S8 E35

Renee talks with Frank Minnifield, former pro football player and Kentucky businessman, about the 11th annual induction ceremony of the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame, an effort he spearheaded to recognize gridiron greats while raising money for youth organizations.

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Tameka Montgomery - S11 E42

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Dayna Seelig - S15 E12

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Dominique Wilkins - S11 E41

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Gary Tuggle - S11 E40

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Dr. Leana Wen - S11 E39

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Kentucky Education Commissioner Jason Glass

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Terrence Walton - S11 E38

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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack - S11 E37

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Kimberly Johnson - S11 E36

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Jason Merrick - S11 E35

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Fayette County Veterans Treatment Court - S11 E34

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  • Monday November 23, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
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  • Monday November 23, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Monday November 23, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Louisville Metro Police Interim Chief Yvette Gentry

  • Saturday November 28, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday November 28, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday November 22, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday November 22, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday November 22, 2020 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday November 22, 2020 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday November 18, 2020 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday November 18, 2020 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Wednesday November 18, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday November 18, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday November 15, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday November 15, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday November 15, 2020 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday November 15, 2020 11:00 am CT on KET

Dr. Lynne Saddler - S11 E33

  • Friday November 20, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday November 20, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday November 20, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday November 20, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday November 20, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday November 20, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Scott Hesseltine - S11 E32

  • Thursday November 19, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday November 19, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday November 19, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday November 19, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Jessie Laine Powell - S11 E31

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

Oral Health Care In Kentucky - S11 E30

  • Tuesday November 17, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday November 17, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday November 17, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday November 17, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Kishonna Gray - S11 E29

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

Jecorey Arthur and Quintez Brown

  • Saturday November 21, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday November 21, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday November 15, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday November 15, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday November 15, 2020 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday November 15, 2020 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday November 11, 2020 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday November 11, 2020 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Wednesday November 11, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday November 11, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday November 8, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday November 8, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday November 8, 2020 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday November 8, 2020 11:00 am CT on KET

Gretchen Hunt - S11 E28

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

Dr. Erin Frazier - S11 E27

  • Thursday November 12, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday November 12, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday November 12, 2020 2:07 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday November 12, 2020 1:07 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday November 12, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday November 12, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Crystal Wilkinson - S11 E26

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

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes - S11 E25

  • Tuesday November 10, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday November 10, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday November 10, 2020 2:01 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday November 10, 2020 1:01 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday November 10, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday November 10, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention - S11 E24

  • Monday November 9, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday November 9, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday November 9, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Monday November 9, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Terrance Sullivan

  • Saturday November 14, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday November 14, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday November 8, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday November 8, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday November 8, 2020 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday November 8, 2020 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday November 4, 2020 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday November 4, 2020 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Wednesday November 4, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday November 4, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET

2020 Election Preview with Colmon Elridge and Tres Watson

  • Saturday November 7, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday November 7, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY

A Tribute to Georgia Davis Powers - S11 E18

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

Andrew Brennen - S11 E17

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

Anthony Smith - S11 E16

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

Wayne Lewis - S11 E15

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

Former Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear - S11 E11

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

Episodes

Season 16 Episodes

Kentucky Education Commissioner Jason Glass

S16 E11 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 11.22.20

Louisville Metro Police Interim Chief Yvette Gentry

S16 E10 Length 28:11 Premiere Date 11.15.20

Jecorey Arthur and Quintez Brown

S16 E9 Length 27:31 Premiere Date 11.8.20

Terrance Sullivan

S16 E8 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 11.1.20

2020 Election Preview with Colmon Elridge and Tres Watson

S16 E7 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 10.25.20

Beth Howard and Michael Harrington; Devine Carama

S16 E6 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 10.18.20

Nana Ama Aya Bullock and Muriel Harris

S16 E5 Length 28:26 Premiere Date 10.11.20

Betsy Johnson, Saundra Ardrey

S16 E4 Length 28:41 Premiere Date 10.4.20

Fabian Alvarez, Leyda Becker and Mercedes Harn

S16 E3 Length 28:06 Premiere Date 9.27.20

Devine Carama; Marjorie Guyon and Barry Darnell Burton

S16 E2 Length 28:46 Premiere Date 9.20.20

Marsha Weinstein

S16 E1 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 9.11.20

Clips and Previews

Season 16 Clips and Previews

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