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Betsy Johnson, Saundra Ardrey

Betsy Johnson, Saundra Ardrey

Host Renee Shaw speaks with Kentucky lawyer Betsy Johnson, who once argued a case before the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Then, Renee talks to Western Kentucky University Political Science Professor Saundra Ardrey about Ginsburg's legacy, the centennial of women's suffrage, recent racial unrest, and the current political climate.
S16 E4 Length 28:41 Premiere: 10.4.20

Celebrating Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 'A Legal Giant'

Betsy Johnson was a few years out of law school and working as an attorney for the state of Kentucky when she found herself standing before the United States Supreme Court, arguing a case that she inherited just months earlier.

It was Jan. 14, 2003, and the case dealt with a state health insurance law meant to give patients greater access to providers. A mere 38 seconds into her argument, one of the justices interrupted with a question. It was the Notorious RBG: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

“I remember thinking, I thought she would be on my side,” Johnson recalls today with a laugh. “It was a very tough question. I muddled my through it and then she let me go and I continued on with my arguments.”

Like many female lawyers, Johnson credits Ginsburg, who died last month after 27 years on the court, with making it possible for more women to enter the profession and rise to its highest ranks. She also praises the justice for her fierce dedication to women’s rights.

“Where she saw inequality, she fought to get some equality,” says Johnson.

Now the president of the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities, Johnson was counsel for the Kentucky Department of Insurance when the case Kentucky Association of Health Plans v. Miller landed on her desk. Johnson says the Supreme Court wasn’t expected to take up the matter after a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. But then the clerk of the nation’s highest court called out of the blue and told Johnson to be prepared to argue the case the following January.

“Of course panic struck,” she says. “To tell you the truth, I’m not a litigator… I had done an appellate argument my first year of law school and that’s about it.”

Over the next few months, professors at the University of Kentucky School of Law put Johnson through several moot court sessions to help her prepare for her Supreme Court appearance. She also travelled to Washington, D.C., to watch the court hear arguments in another case.

Then it was Johnson’s turn.

“I was very nervous – I mean, I was shaking,” she says.

“Before you go in the courtroom, you’re taken to an attorney’s lounge,” Johnson continues. “The clerk of court gives you some tips... especially attorneys like me who had never argued before the Supreme Court.”

The advice the clerk gave Johnson involved the lectern at which attorneys stand to present their arguments. It is designed to go up and down. So the clerk encouraged Johnson to feel free to lower it to better accommodate her five-foot one-inch height.

After the opening question from Ginsburg, Johnson proceeded with the rest of her argument. When the court ruled three months later, Johnson and the commonwealth won a unanimous opinion.

Looking back on the experience now, Johnson says she admires Ginsburg, her legacy, and the barriers she broke as a pioneering woman.
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“I wish I had known her personally,” says Johnson. “She just was the real deal.”

Political Scientist Reflects on Ginsburg, Breonna Taylor, and Suffrage

Western Kentucky University Political Science Associate Professor Saundra Ardrey never argued a case before Ginsburg, but she shares Johnson’s admiration for the iconic justice.

“We have lost a giant in the legal field – a woman who promoted gender equality,” says Ardrey. “She brought a kind of political discourse that I think we are getting away from… That you can disagree without being disagreeable.”

Ardrey laments the passing of iconic figures like Ginsburg and the late Congressman John Lewis who she says modeled civility and a willingness to reach across party lines. She says it’s important for her students to see that kind of behavior in an era of such intense partisanship.

“They’re passionate about a lot of the issues but they are so disenchanted with our political leaders and the way we’re doing politics,” she says.

The professor also says younger generations need a better understanding of the suffrage movement, especially in this centennial year of the 19th Amendment. Despite how the movement is often portrayed, Ardrey says women of color and impoverished women played a vital part of the suffrage fight. She says white suffragists downplayed voting by Black females out of fear of losing critical votes from southern lawmakers.

“Sometimes the feminist movement forgets that we are all in this struggle,” says Ardrey. “Anytime anybody asks me to speak on women’s suffrage, I’m always being more inclusive, bringing in some of those names of others that have been left out of the movement.”

Ardrey also sees race and gender playing out in the shooting of Breonna Taylor by Louisville Metro Police officers in March. Serious questions about the incident still linger even after an investigation by Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron and the decision by a grand jury to charge no one in Taylor’s death. Ardrey says the public has a right to demand more transparency about what happened on the night of the shooting and within the grand jury proceeding.

“The community deserves some type of answers,” Ardrey says, “and if you don’t get those answers, you have to take to the street, and you have to make noise and you have to protest, and that’s a reaction to not being heard.”

Police violence against Black women also deserves more scrutiny by activists and the general public, according to Ardrey.

“We have to remind our Black Lives Matter brothers that this is also about women and other marginalized groups: the aged, the LGBT community, and that sort of thing,” she says. “Racial justice has to include all of us.”

With everything going on today – the pandemic, racial violence, and political partisanship – Ardrey admits that she struggles to maintain an optimistic outlook. She says her mother taught her that the world could be a better place, and that she gave her children that same lesson. Now, as she’s about to have her first grandchild, Ardrey fears that may no longer be true.

“I’m losing faith. I’m losing hope. At every turn, it seems we’re continuing to fight the battle,” she says. “That’s why as I get towards the end of my career, I want to continue teaching, because if I’ve lost energy, I don’t want the younger people to lose hope.”

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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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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

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Prison Reform In Kentucky - S9 E32

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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

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Rape Culture - S9 E35

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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

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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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African Americans and Mental Health - S9 E39

Renee speaks with Sycarah Fisher, associate professor in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky, and Shambra Mulder, an assistant professor in the School of Education at Kentucky State University.

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Wil James - S9 E40

Renee talks with Wil James, president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky.

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Dr. Robert Hilgers - S9 E41

Renee speaks with Dr. Robert Hilgers, founder and president of the Global Women's Cancer Alliance (WGCA). The WGCA works to advance women's health, addressing particularly those in need of cancer care in developing countries.

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Judi Jennings - S9 E42

Renee's guest is Judi Jennings, former executive director of the Kentucky Foundation for Women, feminist art advocate, and writer.

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Criminal Justice Reform - Cherise Fanno Burdeen - S13 E34

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Sarah Taylor Vanover - Early Childhood Education

  • Saturday July 17, 2021 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
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  • Sunday July 11, 2021 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Dr. Donna Grigsby - S13 E28

  • Friday July 9, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Kosair Charities Face It Movement; Terry Brooks - S13 E25

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Child Marriage Laws in Kentucky - Donna Pollard - S13 E24

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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - S13 E23

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Educational Innovation - S13 E21

  • Monday July 5, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Boone Co. Judge Executive Gary Moore

  • Saturday July 10, 2021 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Gerald Smith - S13 E20

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DV8 Kitchen - S13 E17

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Silas House - S13 E16

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Sexual Harassment Issues - Consultant Rus Funk - S13 E14

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Good Samaritans - Surgery on Sunday; Bluegrass Families First and One Parent Scholar House - S13 E12

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The Demands and Rewards of Fatherhood

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  • Sunday June 27, 2021 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Psychologist Julie Cerel

  • Saturday June 26, 2021 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Health Issues - Sen. Julie Raque Adams and Rep. Addia Wuchner - S13 E10

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Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention - S13 E8

  • Thursday June 24, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Season 16 Episodes

Early Childhood Development Initiatives in Louisville

S16 E36 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 7.25.21

Kathy Werking and Jim Embry

S16 E35 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 7.17.21

Kentucky Public Health Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack

S16 E34 Length 27:41 Premiere Date 7.11.21

Boone Co. Judge Executive Gary Moore

S16 E33 Length 28:03 Premiere Date 6.26.21

The Demands and Rewards of Fatherhood

S16 E32 Length 26:31 Premiere Date 6.20.21

Psychologist Julie Cerel

S16 E31 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 6.13.21

Restaurateur and Chef Ouita Michel

S16 E30 Length 27:56 Premiere Date 6.6.21

Sarah Taylor Vanover - Early Childhood Education

S16 E29 Length 27:32 Premiere Date 5.16.21

A Conversation with U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell

S16 E28 Length 28:21 Premiere Date 5.9.21

Cynthia Knapek of Louisville Leadership Center

S16 E27 Length 27:35 Premiere Date 5.1.21

Vaccine Equity and Hesitancy

S16 E26 Length 28:22 Premiere Date 4.24.21

State Treasurer Allison Ball and Sharon Price

S16 E25 Length 28:31 Premiere Date 4.18.21

Chef and Activist Dan Wu

S16 E24 Length 27:52 Premiere Date 4.11.21

EKU Criminal Justice Professor Pete Kraska

S16 E23 Length 28:00 Premiere Date 4.3.21

The Rise of Anti-Asian Violence

S16 E22 Length 27:32 Premiere Date 3.28.21

Authors Prisha Hedau, Carly Muetterties and Maddie Shepard

S16 E21 Length 28:21 Premiere Date 3.21.21

Charles Booker

S16 E20 Length 28:27 Premiere Date 3.14.21

Mental Health and COVID-19

S16 E19 Length 28:39 Premiere Date 2.14.21

Community Activist Christopher 2X

S16 E18 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 2.7.21

Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Keith Jackson

S16 E17 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 1.31.21

A Mission to End Institutional Racism in Kentucky

S16 E16 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 1.24.21

Celebrating the Urban League of Lexington-Fayette County

S16 E15 Length 28:33 Premiere Date 1.17.21

Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman

S16 E14 Length 27:06 Premiere Date 1.10.21

Caroline Randall Williams

S16 E13 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 12.20.20

Amy Luttrell and Adria Johnson

S16 E12 Length 28:12 Premiere Date 12.13.20

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

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