Skip to Main Content

Betsy Johnson, Saundra Ardrey

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.
.
“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.”

Program Details

Connections

About Connections

Each week, host Renee Shaw and a variety of interesting and engaging people - including business leaders, entertainers, authors, celebrities, and more - explore a broad array of topics impacting Kentucky and the world.

TV Schedules

Jump to Recent Airdates

Upcoming

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.

  • Tuesday October 20, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday October 20, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

  • Wednesday October 21, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday October 21, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Wednesday October 21, 2020 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday October 21, 2020 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Saturday October 24, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday October 24, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday October 25, 2020 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday October 25, 2020 7:00 am CT on KETKY

Connections

  • Sunday October 25, 2020 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday October 25, 2020 11:00 am CT on KET
  • Sunday October 25, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday October 25, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday October 25, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday October 25, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Wednesday October 28, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday October 28, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Wednesday October 28, 2020 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday October 28, 2020 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Saturday October 31, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday October 31, 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
  • Sunday November 1, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday November 1, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Saturday November 7, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday November 7, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY

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.

  • Monday October 26, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Monday October 26, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Monday October 26, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday October 26, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday October 26, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday October 26, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY

Dorothy Butler Gilliam - S11 E7

Renee speaks with journalist Dorothy Butler Gilliam, who was the first African-American female reporter at The Washington Post. She retired in 2003 after a 35-year career with the paper.

  • Tuesday October 27, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday October 27, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday October 27, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday October 27, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday October 27, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday October 27, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY

Allison Joseph - S11 E8

Allison Joseph is the author of six poetry books. She teaches at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, where she helped found {Crab Orchard Review}, a literary journal, and the Young Writers Workshop, a co-ed residential summer program for teen writers.

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

Ari Berman - S11 E9

Renee's guest is Ari Berman, a contributing writer for The Nation magazine and an Investigative Journalism Fellow at The Nation Institute. He has written extensively about American politics, civil rights and the intersection of money and politics. The title of his new book is Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America.

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

Miss Kentucky Clark Davis - S11 E10

Renee speaks with Miss Kentucky Clark Davis, a sophomore at the University of Kentucky majoring in vocal performance, with a minor in political science. Davis was diagnosed with dyslexia in elementary school. Her pageant platform is dyslexia awareness.

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

Former Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear - S11 E11

Renee speaks with Jane Beshear, former first lady of Kentucky, about her policy initiatives and programs during her time in the Governor's Mansion.

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

Wayne Lewis - S11 E15

University of Kentucky professor Wayne Lewis, Ph.D., author of The Politics of Parent Choice in Public Education and the forthcoming, Black Choice, talks about charter school legislation in Kentucky and its effectiveness in other states in narrowing the achievement gap.

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

Anthony Smith - S11 E16

Anthony Smith, CEO of Cities United, a national network of communities focused on eliminating violence related to African American males, talks about the violence-curbing initiatives he helped create in Louisville including the Right Turn program for teenagers 16 to 19 who have committed minor infractions that have landed them in the court system.

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

Andrew Brennen - S11 E17

Renee speaks with Andrew Brennen, national field director for Student Voice, a for-students-by-students nonprofit organization spearheading a social movement to integrate student voices into the global education conversation. He is also co-founder, director of the Student Voice Team at the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.

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

A Tribute to Georgia Davis Powers - S11 E18

In this special episode, Renee and her guests Raoul Cunningham, president of the Louisville NAACP, and State Sen. Gerald Neal celebrate the life and legacy of civil rights pioneer and former Kentucky Sen. Georgia Davis Powers, the first African-American and first woman elected to the Kentucky Senate. Powers died January 30, 2016 at the age of 92. The program features never-before-seen footage of an interview Renee conducted with Powers two years ago.

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

Connections

  • Sunday November 1, 2020 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday November 1, 2020 11:00 am CT on KET
  • Sunday November 1, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday November 1, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Wednesday November 4, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday November 4, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Wednesday November 4, 2020 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday November 4, 2020 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday November 8, 2020 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday November 8, 2020 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Sunday November 8, 2020 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday November 8, 2020 11:00 am CT on KET
  • Sunday November 8, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday November 8, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday November 8, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday November 8, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Wednesday November 11, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday November 11, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Wednesday November 11, 2020 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday November 11, 2020 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Saturday November 14, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday November 14, 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
  • Sunday November 15, 2020 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday November 15, 2020 11:00 am CT on KET
  • Sunday November 15, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday November 15, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday November 15, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday November 15, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Wednesday November 18, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday November 18, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Wednesday November 18, 2020 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday November 18, 2020 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Saturday November 21, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday November 21, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY

Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention - S11 E24

Jill Seyfred, executive director of Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky, discusses efforts to increase awareness and prevention of child abuse in the state.

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

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes - S11 E25

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes talks about her legislative agenda and the new online voter registration portal.

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

Crystal Wilkinson - S11 E26

Affrilachian poet and author Crystal Wilkinson talks about her first novel, The Birds of Opulence, that tackles the issue of mental illness and the plight of the African American female experience in the South.

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

Dr. Erin Frazier - S11 E27

Renee's guest is Dr. Erin Frazier, a pediatrician with Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville. She also serves as medical director at Children's Hospital Foundation Office of Child Advocacy and chair of the Partnership to Eliminate Child Abuse. Dr. Frazier discusses coping techniques for parents that can prevent child abuse. She specializes in educating parents and caregivers about the dangers of shaking infants and strategies for dealing with persistent crying babies.

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

Gretchen Hunt - S11 E28

Renee's guest is Gretchen Hunt, who heads the Office of Victims Advocacy within the Office of the Kentucky Attorney General. She talks about recent legislative successes in protecting women from violent crime. Hunt was a leader in helping to advocate for passage of Kentucky's Human Trafficking Victims Rights Act.

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

Kishonna Gray - S11 E29

Renee's guest is Dr. Kishonna Gray, assistant professor in the School of Justice Studies at Eastern Kentucky University. She is also the founder and director of the Critical Gaming Lab housed in the School of Justice Studies. Dr. Gray also holds a joint position in Women & Gender Studies and is an affiliate faculty in the African/African-American Studies Program. Her research and teaching interests incorporate an intersecting focus on identity, culture, and new media.

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

Oral Health Care In Kentucky - S11 E30

Renee and her guests Lacey McNary, a health policy consultant and principal of McNary and Associates and Dr. Laura Hancock Jones, a dentist working with the UK College of Dentistry Public Health Division's Western Kentucky Dental Outreach Program and chair of the Kentucky Oral Health Coalition, discuss the state of oral health in Kentucky. Part of KET's "Inside Oral Health Care" initiative, funded in part by a grant from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

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

Jessie Laine Powell - S11 E31

Lexington-based national recording jazz artist Jessie Laine Powell performs and discusses her new album, Fill the Void. Powell talks about how her teenage daughter inspired the song, "You're Okay."

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

Scott Hesseltine - S11 E32

Scott Hesseltine, vice president of addiction services at Seven Counties Services, discusses new models of treatment to help those with opioid abuse disorders recover. He also talks about a new facility that serves expectant mothers with addiction throughout their pregnancy with wraparound services to get them on the path to recovery. Part of KET's "Inside Opioid Addiction" initiative, funded in part by a grant from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

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

Dr. Lynne Saddler - S11 E33

Dr. Lynne Saddler, district director of health at the Northern Kentucky Health Department, talks about the heroin epidemic in Northern Kentucky. She discusses current community efforts and the impact of a syringe exchange program. Part of KET's "Inside Opioid Addiction" initiative, funded in part by a grant from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

  • Friday November 20, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday November 20, 2020 4:30 am 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 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday November 20, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
Jump to Upcoming Airdates

Recent

Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk - S11 E2

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

Kinship Care - S10 E46

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

Beth Howard and Michael Harrington; Devine Carama

  • Sunday October 18, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday October 18, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday October 18, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday October 18, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday October 18, 2020 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday October 18, 2020 11:00 am CT on KET

Faith Politics - S10 E45

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

JoAnne Wheeler Bland - S10 E44

  • Thursday October 15, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday October 15, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday October 15, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday October 15, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday October 15, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday October 15, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Andre Taylor - S10 E43

  • Wednesday October 14, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday October 14, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday October 14, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday October 14, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday October 14, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday October 14, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Infant Nutrition and Breastfeeding - S10 E42

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

Cathe Dykstra - Family Scholar House - S10 E41

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

Nana Ama Aya Bullock and Muriel Harris

  • Sunday October 18, 2020 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday October 18, 2020 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday October 17, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday October 17, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday October 14, 2020 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday October 14, 2020 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Wednesday October 14, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday October 14, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday October 11, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday October 11, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday October 11, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday October 11, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday October 11, 2020 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday October 11, 2020 11:00 am CT on KET

Gigi Butler - Gigi's Cupcakes - S10 E39

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

Cathy Zion - Zion Publications LLC - S10 E38

  • Thursday October 8, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday October 8, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday October 8, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday October 8, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday October 8, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday October 8, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Josh Nadzam and Tanya Torp - S10 E37

  • Wednesday October 7, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday October 7, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday October 7, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday October 7, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday October 7, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday October 7, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Aaron Thompson - S9 E26

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

Susan and Morgan Guess - S10 E34

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

Betsy Johnson, Saundra Ardrey

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

Jay Williams - S10 E33

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

Pellom McDaniels - S10 E30

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

Kiley Lane Parker - S10 E29

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

Kevin Chapman - S10 E28

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

Kendell Nash - ECHO - S10 E27

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

Fabian Alvarez, Leyda Becker and Mercedes Harn

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

Dorothy Edwards and Diane Fleet - S10 E26

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

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

  • Thursday September 24, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday September 24, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday September 24, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday September 24, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Elaine Chao - S10 E23

  • Wednesday September 23, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday September 23, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday September 23, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday September 23, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Diabetes Epidemic - S10 E20

  • Tuesday September 22, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday September 22, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday September 22, 2020 2:26 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday September 22, 2020 1:26 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday September 22, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday September 22, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Mary Gwen Wheeler, 55,000 Degrees - S10 E16

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

Devine Carama; Marjorie Guyon and Barry Darnell Burton

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

Marsha Weinstein

  • Sunday September 20, 2020 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday September 20, 2020 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday September 19, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday September 19, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY

15K Degrees Initiative - S10 E13

  • Friday September 18, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday September 18, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
Top

Season 16

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

Explore KET