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2020 Election Preview with Colmon Elridge and Tres Watson

2020 Election Preview with Colmon Elridge and Tres Watson

2020 Election Preview with Colmon Elridge and Tres Watson

Host Renee Shaw discusses the 2020 elections with Colmon Elridge, a Democrat who was a senior advisor to former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, and Tres Watson, a Republican political strategist and founder of Capitol Reins PR.
S16 E7 Length 28:02 Premiere: 10.25.20

Political Analysts Forecast an Unconventional 2020 General Election

If there’s one thing that political pundits on the left and right can agree on, it’s that the 2020 elections are truly unique. You have an unconventional president seeking a second term in office, while the COVID-19 pandemic has upended all traditional notions of campaigning and voting.

“In a normal incumbent election, it’s about the incumbent – it’s the incumbent’s grade,” says Tres Watson, a Republican political strategist and founder of Capitol Reins PR. “Donald Trump, in everything that he does, is not the normal president, is not the normal politician and this is not the normal incumbency election.”

Democrat Colmon Elridge agrees. He says President Trump is the kind of politician that requires much from his supporters and his detractors. He contends Trump has created a climate for voters nationally that’s similar to what Kentuckians experienced under pugnacious former Gov. Matt Bevin.

“It’s about fatigue,” says Elridge, who was a senior advisor to former Gov. Steve Beshear. “There comes a point in the psyche of a voter that just says, ‘I’m exhausted.’”

Going into 2020, Trump had a strong economy going for him, but that changed when the coronavirus arrived and shut down America for months. Elridge says Trump’s mishandling of the pandemic has had and continues to have a direct impact on the economy at the national and family levels. Even if voters liked the pre-COVID economy, they now see everything through a lens of what might happen next to their jobs, their incomes, their health, and their children’s ability to continue with school.

But the path to victory for Democratic nominee Joe Biden is also tricky, say Elridge and Watson. They say the former vice president must prove to voters that he’s the person who can address COVID, return the country to a sense of normalcy, and lead the economy back to full strength. They say even with all the financial worries facing the nation, many voters simply want to move past the partisan divisiveness and bickering of the past four years.

“If removing Donald Trump will fix it, then I think if people believe that they’ll vote against him,” says Watson.

“This is the part where boring is nice” says Elridge, and “civility is good.”

The U.S. Senate Race

Another marquee race on the ballot for Kentuckians is the race between incumbent Republican Mitch McConnell and Democrat Amy McGrath for the U.S. Senate. That contest also includes Libertarian candidate Brad Barron. Watson predicts another win for McConnell, who is seeking his seventh term in Washington. With the federal and state governments struggling under pandemic-related fiscal burdens, Watson says it would be unwise to replace the powerful Senate Majority Leader.

“At a time where federal funds are going to be scarcer and scarcer... we need somebody who has the clout and the power and the know-how of how to manage a federal budget system that Sen. McConnell has,” says Watson. “Even if you were to believe that Amy McGrath is better on the issues, it would still be voting against the better interests of the state overall to replace Sen. McConnell with her right now.”

A recent Mason-Dixon Poll has McConnell up 9 points over McGrath, but Watson says he expects the margin to be in the low double-digits. He credits McGrath with a strong debate performance in the only joint appearance between the two candidates, but he says the Democrat found her footing too late in the game.

Elridge says he thought McConnell was nervous and unfocused during the debate. He says the senator is guilty of enabling the worst traits of President Trump, while failing to protect the interests of Kentuckians by opposing another pandemic relief package

“He, for all of maybe the good he has done, has... shown himself to be I think the worst kind of Washington creature,” says Elridge. “His comfort level is Washington, not Kentucky.”

While McConnell likes to tout his power as Senate Majority Leader, Elridge says a Senator McGrath would not be totally powerless should she win the race. He says a new Democratic majority in the Senate would richly reward the former Marine Corps fighter pilot for defeating McConnell.

6th Congressional District Contest

Another closely watched race is in the state’s 6th Congressional district, which comprises 19 central and eastern Kentucky counties and includes the cities of Frankfort, Lexington, and Richmond. U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, a Republican, is seeking his fifth term in Congress. He faces Democrat Josh Hicks, a Lexington attorney and former Marine, and Libertarian Frank Harris.

Elridge says Barr’s previous victories haven’t depended so much on GOP votes but on conservative Democrats who crossed over to vote for the Republican. But he says he’s hearing from those Democrats who now say they’re likely to vote for Hicks because of his family farm roots and his experience as a veteran and former police officer. Elridge also praises Hicks for his focused and consistent messaging, and for counter-punching against every attack coming from Barr’s campaign.

“If you look at how pointed and vicious the Barr attack ads have gotten, they’re worried about Josh Hicks and that means I think Hicks is doing his job,” says Elridge. “This is maybe a sleeper race that we may be surprised by on Election Day.”

Watson says Barr will benefit from having the presidential and senate races to drive Republican turnout in the district. He says he thinks Barr was at greater risk of defeat in 2018 when he faced Amy McGrath. He says the conservative vote in the district’s rural counties can overcome high Democratic turnout in Fayette County.

“In [2018] I thought if Barr was down more than 10,000 [votes] coming out of Fayette County, he was in serious trouble,” says Watson. “He lost Fayette County by 25,000 and he still carried the district… The numbers just aren’t there for that district to flip this year.”

Watson says another protection for Barr in close races is his reputation for excellent constituent services.

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Renee's guest is Dr. Leana Wen, Baltimore City health commissioner, emergency room physician, and patient advocate. Renee visits the Baltimore City Health Department to talk with Dr. Wen about the country's struggle to manage pain, physician responsibility in prescribing powerful painkillers, harm-reduction techniques like needle exchange, and the accessibility of overdose-reversal drugs. Part of KET's "Inside Opioid Addiction" initiative, funded in part by a grant from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

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Gary Tuggle - S11 E40

Renee's guest is Gary Tuggle, special agent in charge, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Philadelphia Division. With over 30 years of law enforcement experience, Tuggle, a Baltimore native, began his law enforcement career as a Baltimore City police officer. Renee catches up with him in his hometown to talk about the portals of heroin into the U.S., the DEA's new strategy in addressing heroin trafficking and use, and the rise of the highly-potent opioid fentanyl that's claiming more lives and endangering law enforcement. Part of KET's "Inside Opioid Addiction" initiative, funded in part by a grant from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

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Dominique Wilkins - S11 E41

Renee speaks with former NBA standout Dominique Wilkins about his storied career and his current mission to help combat the nation's diabetes epidemic.

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Tameka Montgomery - S11 E42

Renee speaks with Tameka Montgomery, who was appointed in 2013 by President Obama to lead the Office of Entrepreneurial Development at the U.S. Small Business Administration. In her capacity as Associate Administrator, she is charged with driving programs and policies that support national entrepreneurial training and education programs.

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Phil Wilkins - S11 E43

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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Connections

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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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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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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack - S11 E37

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Fayette County Veterans Treatment Court - S11 E34

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Kentucky Education Commissioner Jason Glass

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Louisville Metro Police Interim Chief Yvette Gentry

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Dr. Lynne Saddler - S11 E33

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Scott Hesseltine - S11 E32

  • Thursday November 19, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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  • 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
  • Sunday November 1, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday November 1, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday November 1, 2020 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday November 1, 2020 11:00 am CT on KET

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

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
  • Sunday November 1, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday November 1, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday November 1, 2020 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday November 1, 2020 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday October 31, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday October 31, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday October 28, 2020 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday October 28, 2020 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Wednesday October 28, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday October 28, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET

Miss Kentucky Clark Davis - S11 E10

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

Ari Berman - S11 E9

  • Thursday October 29, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday October 29, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday October 29, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday October 29, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Allison Joseph - S11 E8

  • Wednesday October 28, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday October 28, 2020 9:30 pm 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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