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Ashli Watts - Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

Ashli Watts - Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

Ashli Watts - Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

Renee Shaw welcomes Ashli Watts, the new president and CEO of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. After working for the Legislative Research Commission and Kentucky Bar Association, Ashli started with the pro-business association in 2012 as an entry-level lobbyist, and swiftly moved through the ranks. In the fall of 2019, after the retirement of David Adkisson, she was promoted to the top spot.
S15 E15 Length 26:32 Premiere: 1.5.20

Ashli Watts on Her New Role as CEO of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

It took the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce eight months and a national search to select a successor to former President and CEO Dave Adkisson, who announced his retirement last spring.

In the end, the group found their new chief executive right in their Frankfort offices. Ashli Watts, a long-time lobbyist for the organization and its senior vice president for public affairs, became the new president in November. She is the first woman to lead the Kentucky Chamber, and among only six female state chamber presidents in the nation.

“To be a small crack in that glass ceiling is something pretty neat,” says Watts.

The Elizabethtown native joined the chamber in 2012 after stints with the Legislative Research Commission (LRC) and the Kentucky Bar Association. She says being an advocate for businesses large and small is a perfect fit for her personality and skill set.

“I just really fell in love with the work of the chamber,” says Watts, “the diversity of it, that everyday there was something new and really representing business at the capitol.”

In recent General Assembly sessions, Watts worked with lawmakers to help pass legislation on right to work, prevailing wage, workers’ compensation reform, arbitration agreements, and felony expungement. She describes the chamber as a "mini think tank" that researches issues and provides data that helps legislators decide how they want to vote on particular bills.

“I don't know if anyone really aspires to be a lobbyist,” Watts says. “Sometimes there’s a negative connotation that comes along with that, but really it's [being] an advocate.”

A Tough Act to Follow

Watts is not only the first female to lead the Kentucky Chamber, but at age 37 she is also believed to the youngest chief executive in the organization's history.

“I have two kids at home and I drive a minivan and I have a mortgage, and so most days I don't feel that young,” she jokes.

Watts attended Campbellsville University on scholarship where she served as student government president for two years. She got a master's degree in public policy and administration at the University of Louisville while working at the LRC. She says she's part of a new generation of leadership in business and politics in the commonwealth: Almost all of the statewide officials elected in 2019 are under the age of 45, she notes.

Hard work and good timing help speed her rise through the chamber ranks, according to Watts. But she also knows she has a tough act to follow. Adkisson served as chamber president for 15 years before retiring in October. She describes the former Owensboro mayor as a mentor who taught her about the work of chambers of commerce.

“I will never fill Dave Adkisson's shoes – I can’t even try,” says Watts. “But I've got a pretty good pair of high heels ready for the challenge... I have my own personality, I have my own work ethic, and my own vision for the chamber that I’m ready to get to work on.”

Despite the lengthy process and multiple interviews she endured, Watts says she's grateful the chamber board conducted a national search to find a successor to Adkisson.

“I am really, really thankful I went through that process because I think you need that for validity,” Watts says.

Priorities for the 2020 Legislative Session

At the top of Watts' agenda is working with the state lawmakers and the new governor on a range of policy priorities for the 2020 General Assembly session. She says she hopes the chamber can serve as a bridge between Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear and the Republican-controlled legislature.

“There are many things that we all agree upon and we would love to help [Gov. Beshear] see some of his agenda come to fruition,” says Watts.

Although she leads a business organization, Watts says funding education is the best investment the commonwealth can make. That's especially true for early childhood education in a state where less than half of kids aren't prepared to enter kindergarten, according to Watts.

“That’s just unacceptable, we can do better than that – our children deserve better than that,” she says. “If you invest early, then a couple years down the road you see that return on investment with corrections rates dropping, Medicaid rates dropping.”

And high quality, full-day early childhood education that's free for parents is a workforce development issue, according to Watts. It gives Kentucky's youth a stronger foundation for future employment success. It also prevents parents from having to choose between working themselves or staying home to care for a young child.

But increasing education funding is a challenge when the state faces ever-increasing bills for public pensions, Medicaid, and incarceration. Despite the strong economy, record low unemployment, and historic levels of business investment, Watts says state revenues aren't keeping pace with its financial obligations.

“Tax reform is absolutely needed,” she says. “It’s needed in a way to make our state more competitive so that we can create those good-paying jobs, but in addition we have to create revenue.”

One revenue option Gov. Beshear wants to enact is expanded gaming, but Republican leaders in the Senate have already come out against that idea. Lawmakers might compromise by allowing Kentuckians to bet on sports events like basketball and football games. Watts says sports wagering is a "no brainer" for the business community since several neighboring states already allow it. It's also revenue that could go to public education and other spending priorities.

“It’s not going to solve the budget problem, but every little bit helps,” she says.

Watts says many urban lawmakers that have horse racing tracks in their districts or casinos just across their borders are comfortable with allowing sports wagering. The challenge, she says, will be to convince rural lawmakers to embrace the idea.

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Innocence Project - S9 E9

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Diabetes Prevention and Control - S9 E10

Experts discuss the statewide education and prevention methods being dispatched and the changes individuals can make to avoid diabetes.

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Human Trafficking - S9 E11

Renee talks with guests about recent legislation that strengthens Kentucky's human trafficking laws and provides more services to victims and other topics.

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Urban League of Lexington-Fayette County

Renee Shaw speaks with the president and CEO of the Urban League of Lexington-Fayette County P.G. Peeples and journalist Jacalyn Carfagno about a new book commemorating the Urban League of Lexington-Fayette County's 50th anniversary and its ongoing service to underserved communities in central Kentucky.

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The Forgotten Minority - S9 E12

Renee talks with advocates for Kentuckians with disabilities about the challenges facing those with mental and physical limitations and illnesses, the resources available, and the policy changes needed to better serve this population.

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Middle Class Struggles and Poverty - S9 E13

Renee's guests are Ron Crouch, demographer and director of research and statistics in the Office of Employment and Training for the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, and Myrdin Thompson of Louisville, an activist with RESULTS, a nonprofit whose mission is to fight hunger and poverty.

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History Maker; Tuskegee Airmen Historians - S9 E14

Renee interviews a trio of men who are either making history or working to preserve it: Reginald "Reggie" Thomas, the third African American in Kentucky history to be elected to the Kentucky Senate; Ron Spriggs, Tuskegee Airmen historian; and Bobby Scroggins, art professor and sculptor.

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Sabrina Butler and Kate Miller - S9 E19

Renee talks with Mississippian Sabrina Butler, the only female death row exoneree, about her wrongful conviction and her quest to end capital punishment, and with American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Kentucky spokesperson Kate Miller.

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Vershawn A. Young - S9 E20

Renee talks with University of Kentucky professor Dr. Vershawn A. Young (aka Dr. Vay), an expert of the contemporary African American experience, about his latest published work, Other People's English: Code-Meshing, Code-Switching, and African American Literacy.

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Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X Walker - S9 E21

Frank X Walker, named Kentucky's 2013-14 poet laureate, talks about his latest collection, Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers, and other works and projects.

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50th Anniversary of the March on Frankfort - S9 E22

Renee discusses the 50th anniversary commemoration of the 1964 March on Frankfort with historians and participants including: NAACP Louisville leader Raoul Cunningham and former state Senator Georgia Davis Powers.

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Aaron Thompson - S9 E26

Aaron Thompson, executive vice president and chief academic officer of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, discusses the state budget for higher education and the impact on student tuition.

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MaryLee Underwoood and Chastity Ross - CCDD - S9 E27

MaryLee Underwoood and Chastity Ross with the Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities (CCDD) discuss recent legislation to protect vulnerable adults against abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

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Dr. Janet Taylor - S9 E29

Renee speaks with Dr. Janet Taylor, psychiatrist, certified life coach, and national commentator on work-life balance and mental health issues.

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Djuan Trent - S9 E30

Former Miss Kentucky Djuan Trent talks about her decision come out as a gay woman, reaction from family and friends, her activism in advancing gay rights and marriage, and more.

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Hasan Davis - S9 E31

Renee speaks with former Kentucky Commissioner of the Department of Juvenile Justice, Hasan Davis, about recent juvenile justice reform. Davis was featured in the recent PBS Frontline program "Prison State," about Kentucky's correction system, and interviewed for KET's follow-up program, Prison State: A Kentucky Community Conversation.

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Prison Reform In Kentucky - S9 E32

Renee continues the discussion about Kentucky prison reform recently highlighted on the PBS Frontline program "Prison State." Her guests are: Mark Bolton, director of the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections; Sheila Schuster, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and mental health advocate; and Ray Larson, Fayette County Commonwealth's Attorney.

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Ted Strader - COPES - S9 E33

Ted Strader, the director of the Council on Prevention and Education: Substances, Inc. (COPES) in Louisville, discusses how partnering agencies with the corrections system can help former inmates with successful re-entry into society.

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Colene Elridge - S9 E34

Renee speaks with human resources professional and life coach Colene Elridge, better known as Coach Colene, owner of Be More Consulting.

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Rape Culture - S9 E35

Renee's guests are Mae Suramek, executive director of the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center and Rus Funk, executive director of MensWork- Eliminating Violence Against Women.

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Mental Health Courts - S9 E36

Kelly Gunning, director of advocacy and public policy, NAMI Lexington (National Alliance on Mental Illness), and Public Defender Jon Landon, discuss mental health laws in Kentucky.

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Dr. Timothy M. Houchin - S9 E37

Renee speaks with Lexington psychiatrist Dr. Timothy M. Houchin about attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Houchin is a board-certified adult, child/adolescent, and forensic psychiatrist, and the founder and president of 360 Mental Health Services in Lexington.

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Charisse Gillett - Lexington Theological Seminary - S9 E38

Renee speaks with Dr. Charisse Gillett, president of the Lexington Theological Seminary. Dr. Gillett is the first woman and first African-American selected to lead the seminary.

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Beth Howard and Michael Harrington; Devine Carama

  • Sunday January 3, 2021 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday January 3, 2021 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday January 3, 2021 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday January 3, 2021 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday January 2, 2021 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday January 2, 2021 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday December 30, 2020 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday December 30, 2020 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Wednesday December 30, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday December 30, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday December 27, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday December 27, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday December 27, 2020 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday December 27, 2020 11:00 am CT on KET

Jakobi Williams - S8 E34

  • Friday January 1, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday January 1, 2021 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday January 1, 2021 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday January 1, 2021 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday January 1, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday January 1, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Beth Dotson Brown - S8 E31

  • Thursday December 31, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday December 31, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday December 31, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday December 31, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday December 31, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday December 31, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Lexington Artists - S8 E28

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

Byron Hurt - S8 E25

  • Tuesday December 29, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday December 29, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday December 29, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday December 29, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday December 29, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday December 29, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Janet Steele Holloway - S8 E24

  • Monday December 28, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday December 28, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday December 28, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday December 28, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday December 28, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Monday December 28, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Caroline Randall Williams

  • Sunday December 27, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday December 27, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday December 27, 2020 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday December 27, 2020 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday December 26, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday December 26, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday December 23, 2020 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday December 23, 2020 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Wednesday December 23, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday December 23, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday December 20, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday December 20, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday December 20, 2020 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday December 20, 2020 11:00 am CT on KET

Jane Beshear - S8 E21

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

Alexandra Bradner - S8 E20

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

Thrivals 5.0 - S8 E19

  • Wednesday December 23, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday December 23, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday December 23, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday December 23, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday December 23, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday December 23, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Derek Anderson - S8 E18

  • Tuesday December 22, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday December 22, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday December 22, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday December 22, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday December 22, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday December 22, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Bianca Spriggs - S8 E16

  • Monday December 21, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday December 21, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday December 21, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday December 21, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday December 21, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Monday December 21, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Amy Luttrell and Adria Johnson

  • Sunday December 20, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday December 20, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday December 20, 2020 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday December 20, 2020 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday December 19, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday December 19, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday December 16, 2020 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday December 16, 2020 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Wednesday December 16, 2020 5:59 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday December 16, 2020 4:59 pm CT on KET

Cathy Holloway Hill - S8 E15

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

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

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

Susan Pope - S8 E12

  • Wednesday December 16, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday December 16, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday December 16, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday December 16, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
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Season 15 Episodes

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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