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Chef and Activist Dan Wu

Chef and Activist Dan Wu

Host Renee Shaw continues her series of discussions about the increasing violence against Asian American and Pacific Islander communities with Lexington chef, restaurateur and community activist Dan Wu who frequently speaks and podcasts on social justice issues.
Season 16 Episode 24 Length 27:52 Premiere: 4/11/21

A Mission to Build Cross-Racial Coalitions that Confront Injustice

The 2020 deaths of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd at the hands of police caused Dan Wu to think more deeply about racism in America and engage in efforts for racial justice.

But when a gunman killed six women of Asian descent in the Atlanta area in late March, the Chinese-born Lexington restaurateur says he felt an unnamable anxiety. The victims weren’t from some other minority group. They had last names like his and they looked like his mother. Suddenly, Wu says racial violence hit home for him in a way that it never had before.

“I hate almost that it had to take that for me to get to that next level of feeling this is what it feels like to be targeted, to be hunted, to be victimized in this way,” he says. “Asian Americans have suffered from racism and discrimination... from the day we set foot in this country.”

Wu spoke about his experiences as part of a series of Connections conversations about an increase in violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders over the past year.

A ‘Model Minority’

For a time in the mid-1800s, America welcomed Chinese immigrants to work in the California gold rush and on the Transcontinental Railroad. But after the Civil War, as the national economy struggled, public sentiment turned against Chinese-Americans. The men were blamed for taking jobs and depressing wages for white laborers, and Chinese women were seen merely as sex workers.

“The Asian woman in the history of America has always been an object of fetish, an object of desire, and also blamed as a seductress or someone who’s going to ruin the morals of the white man,” says Wu.

A series of federal laws restricted the number of Chinese who could immigrate to America from the late 1800s to the mid-1960s. Then the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 opened the door for countless people of Asian descent to come to the United States.

Wu’s own family was among the immigrants who benefitted from the new policy. He was eight years old when he and his parents came to the United States and eventually settled in Lexington, where his father worked at the University of Kentucky and opened a Subway sandwich shop.

In the decades since, Wu says Asians of many nationalities and cultures have come to be seen as a “model minority” in America, known for their intelligence, hard work, quiet reserve, and subservience. He says that allowed many Asian Americans to adopt a kind of conditional whiteness.

“You can get the benefits and the privileges and the trappings of whiteness if you stay down, you stay quiet, stay in your lane,” Wu says.

But in the process, Wu says Asian Americans have relinquished their autonomy and lost control of their cultural narratives. What’s worse, those sacrifices no longer protect them from racial violence, says Wu.

Showing Up for Each Other

There have been at least 3,800 acts of harassment and violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders since last year, according to a report from the group Stop AAPI Hate.

Some people blame former Pres. Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric and his labeling of COVID-19 as the “China virus” for the increase in violence against Asian Americans. But Wu contends anti-Asian sentiment predates the pandemic and Trump.

“He has finally given permission for people to say out loud the things that they were thinking in their heads,” says Wu. “He’s amplified that kind of hatred and racism, and he’s normalized it, but he didn’t create any of these problems.”

Because people of Asian descent have such different backgrounds, Wu says they have a wide variety of immigrant stories. As a documented, educated, straight male, he says his immigrant experiences are different than what other Asians have endured after coming to America. His self-described “crazy crooked” life also includes an art studio degree from UK, a stint on the reality TV show MasterChef, and becoming a husband and father.

Despite being an entrepreneur and restaurant owner, Wu he says he lives with what he calls “micro-aggressions.” For example, he says people compliment his English even though he’s lived in the United States most of his life. As a successful person of color, he says he got used to downplaying those slights.

“In my mind was always we haven’t had it as bad as Black folks,” says Wu. “I feel stupid complaining that we’re being oppressed when other people are being killed on the street for no reason.”

But the rise in anti-Asian incidents has caused him to rethink the broader scale of racial violence in America. He penned an opinion piece for the Lexington Herald Leader describing his thoughts about how Americans love Asian culture and food, but don’t value Asian lives. He says he realized that white supremacy creates a scarcity of justice and economic opportunity for minority communities, which results in these marginalized groups competing against each other.

“It sometimes feels like if you give enough attention or give enough justice to Black folks, there’s not enough for me so I need to hoard mine,” he says. “Then suddenly we’re at odds when in fact we’re victims of the same system.”

Wu says systemic racism works exactly as intended when one marginalized group breathes a sigh of relief to have violence directed at a different marginalized group. Instead, Wu says people in all of those groups, whether Asian Americans, Black Lives Matter, or others, should work to unite against what he calls the “Oppression Olympics.” He also wants to shatter the myth of any group being a “model minority” since he says that only serves to subjugate those people and isolate them other individuals who experience their own forms of discrimination.

“I want people to wake up and realize that these are interconnected things and the only way we defeat this interconnected system is to interconnect ourselves,” says Wu. “Interconnect all these movements and all these groups and show up for each other.”

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Terrence Walton

Premiered On: 07/15/2016

Renee's guest is Terrence Walton, chief operating officer of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals. Of the nearly 2.5 million people incarcerated in America, nearly half of them are in jail because of drug use and addiction. There are more than 3,000 drug courts across the nation to help those with substance-abuse disorders get and stay on the right side of the law. Renee talks with Terrence Walton in Baltimore, Maryland, about the success of drug courts in helping addicts recover and reducing crime. 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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Renee Shaw talks with Ben Chandler, president and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, about the organization's effort to inform pregnant women about COVID-19 and vaccinations, the recent health policy passed by state lawmakers and health equity issues.

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Dominique Wilkins

Premiered On: 08/05/2016

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

Premiered On: 08/12/2016

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

Premiered On: 08/19/2016

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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FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf

Premiered On: 09/09/2016

Dr. Robert Califf, the commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), talks about the FDA's new response to drug addiction unveiled earlier this year, resulting in efforts to expand the availability of overdose reversal drugs. Renee spoke with Dr. Califf during his recent listening tour at the Pikeville Medical Center, where he heard from frontline healthcare workers and policy makers battling and treating addiction. Part of KET's ongoing Inside Opioid Addiction initiative funded in part by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

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Mitzi Sinnott

Premiered On: 09/16/2016

Mitzi Sinnott, award-winning playwright and actor, talks about her critically acclaimed one-woman play "Snapshot" and shares her experience of growing up as the biracial daughter of a black father and white mother from Central Appalachia. Sinnott uses her art to spark conversations about the legacy of race, class, and violence in America.

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David Thompson

Premiered On: 11/11/2016

Renee speaks with David Thompson, vice president of public policy for the National Council of Nonprofits. They discuss how a new administration will affect nonprofit organizations.

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Cory Jewell Jensen

Premiered On: 01/13/2017

Renee speaks with Cory Jewell Jensen, M.S., who directs the Center for Behavioral Intervention in Beaverton, Oregon. She has spent nearly 30 years working with and interviewing sex offenders. Jensen is using those candid conversations with child molesters to train law enforcement, child abuse prevention groups, and others.

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Patricia Peacock

Premiered On: 04/28/2017

Nearly 1 in 4 women and 1 in 100 men say they experienced sexual trauma while in the military. Renee speaks with Dr. Patricia Peacock, military sexual trauma coordinator at the Lexington VA Medical Center and a licensed clinical social worker, about programs that are helping veterans with military sexual trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

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Leadership - Marian Guinn and Lisa Williams; Colene Elridge

Premiered On: 06/23/2017

What does it take to be a good leader? Renee speaks with Marian Guinn and Lisa Williams, the creators of the High Impact Leadership Project that helps people build their leadership prowess. Then, life coach Colene Elridge discusses her workplace trainings on communication, generational understanding, empowering women in leadership roles, and self-care.

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Walter Gilliam

Premiered On: 07/07/2017

Renee's guest is Pikeville, Kentucky native Walter Gilliam, director of the Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy and associate professor of Child Psychiatry and Psychology at the Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Gilliam has done extensive research in early childhood education and intervention policy analysis and talks about his research on implicit bias among preschool educators. He was a keynote speaker at Kentucky's 2017 Early Childhood Institute conference in Louisville.

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Kayla Rae Whitaker

Premiered On: 07/14/2017

Renee's guest is Mt. Sterling native and author Kayla Rae Whitaker, one of the writers featured at the 2017 Kentucky Women Writers Conference at the University of Kentucky. Whitaker's debut novel, "The Animators", explores the complexities of female friendships, self-identity, and success in the male-dominated field of animation.

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Sec. Vickie Yates Brown Glisson

Premiered On: 08/04/2017

Vickie Yates Brown Glisson, secretary of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, talks about Governor Bevin's plan to overhaul the state's Medicaid program, how the cabinet is responding to the opioid addiction crisis, and recruiting and retaining social workers.

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Jeff Hawkins and Robert Brown

Premiered On: 08/11/2017

The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) serves 21 school districts in southeast Kentucky. Renee speaks with Jeff Hawkins, executive director, and Robert Brown, professional learning lead, of KVEC.

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Carol Peachee

Premiered On: 08/18/2017

Photographer Carol Peachee discusses her books, including "The Birth of Bourbon: A Photographic Tour of Early Distilleries" that captures lost distilleries and those undergoing renewal. Peachee is also a pioneer in the integrative health field with decades of clinical experience in counseling, mindfulness practices, and internal arts. She is the founder of the Center for Mindful Living Practices.

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Sam Quinones

Premiered On: 09/01/2017

Renee speaks with journalist Sam Quinones, author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic and other books. A reporter for almost 30 years, Quinones lived and worked as a freelance writer in Mexico and is a former reporter for the LA Times.

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Kristin Ashford - Smoking Cessation and Pregnancy

Premiered On: 09/08/2017

Renee speaks with Kristin Ashford, Ph.D., a professor in the University of Kentucky College of Nursing whose research focuses on prenatal care and interventions aimed at preventing/ending tobacco use and illicit drugs. The program features a young woman who's participating in "Get Fit and Quit" recovery/smoking cessation program that is a partnership between the UK College of Nursing, Chrysalis House (a treatment center for women), and the YMCA. Part of KET's on-going initiative "Smoking and Health" funded in part by a grant from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao

Premiered On: 09/22/2017

Renee sits down with U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao for a wide-ranging, one-on-one interview. Filmed at the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville, Chao discusses the U.S. Department of Transportation's involvement in emergency response and rebuilding efforts following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, plans to address the nation's transportation infrastructure, and other issues.

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Steve Beshear

Premiered On: 09/29/2017

Former Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear discusses his new book, "People Over Politics", that covers the tests and triumphs of his administration from 2007-2015. He talks about embracing the Affordable Care Act and expanding Medicaid in Kentucky, his philosophical evolution on same-sex marriage, his unsuccessful struggle with advancing expanded gambling, the persistent plight of funding public employee pensions, among other issues.

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Gordon Hamlin

Premiered On: 10/13/2017

Renee's guest Gordon Hamlin, president of Pro Bono Public Pensions and a retired attorney, offers ideas about how to fix Kentucky's ailing public pension systems. Hamlin recommends that Kentucky transition to a shared risk pension plan: longer working careers, elimination of cost of living adjustments, and transition to career average formula.

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Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

Premiered On: 10/20/2017

Renee Shaw discusses youth suicide prevention with Julie Cerel, a professor, licensed clinical psychologist, and president of the American Association of Suicidology. She also talks with Courtney Parr, who shares her powerful and inspiring journey to better mental health.

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Scott Hesseltine - S11 E32

  • Tuesday May 17, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 17, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 17, 2022 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 17, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 17, 2022 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 17, 2022 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Jessie Laine Powell - S11 E31

  • Monday May 16, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday May 16, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday May 16, 2022 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday May 16, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday May 16, 2022 5:30 am ET on KETKY
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Marcie Timmerman - Mental Health America of Kentucky - S17 E32

  • Sunday May 22, 2022 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday May 22, 2022 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday May 21, 2022 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday May 21, 2022 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 18, 2022 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday May 18, 2022 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Wednesday May 18, 2022 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday May 18, 2022 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday May 15, 2022 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday May 15, 2022 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday May 15, 2022 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday May 15, 2022 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday May 15, 2022 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday May 15, 2022 11:00 am CT on KET

Oral Health Care In Kentucky - S11 E30

  • Friday May 13, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday May 13, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Kishonna Gray - S11 E29

  • Thursday May 12, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday May 12, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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  • Thursday May 12, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
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Gretchen Hunt - S11 E28

  • Wednesday May 11, 2022 10:29 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 11, 2022 9:29 pm CT on KETKY
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Dr. Erin Frazier - S11 E27

  • Tuesday May 10, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 10, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 10, 2022 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 10, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
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Crystal Wilkinson - S11 E26

  • Monday May 9, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday May 9, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams - S17 E31

  • Sunday May 15, 2022 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday May 15, 2022 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday May 14, 2022 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday May 14, 2022 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 11, 2022 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday May 11, 2022 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Wednesday May 11, 2022 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday May 11, 2022 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday May 8, 2022 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday May 8, 2022 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday May 8, 2022 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
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  • Sunday May 8, 2022 12:00 pm ET on KET
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Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes - S11 E25

  • Friday May 6, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday May 6, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention - S11 E24

  • Thursday May 5, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday May 5, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday May 5, 2022 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
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A Tribute to Georgia Davis Powers - S11 E18

  • Wednesday May 4, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 4, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Andrew Brennen - S11 E17

  • Tuesday May 3, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 3, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 3, 2022 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 3, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
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Anthony Smith - S11 E16

  • Monday May 2, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday May 2, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday May 2, 2022 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday May 2, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday May 2, 2022 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Monday May 2, 2022 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Brigitte Blom - Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence - S17 E30

  • Sunday May 8, 2022 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday May 8, 2022 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday May 7, 2022 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday May 7, 2022 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 4, 2022 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday May 4, 2022 10:30 pm CT on KET
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  • Sunday May 1, 2022 6:00 pm ET on KET2
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  • Sunday May 1, 2022 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday May 1, 2022 11:00 am CT on KET

Wayne Lewis - S11 E15

  • Friday April 29, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday April 29, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday April 29, 2022 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday April 29, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
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Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear - S11 E11

  • Thursday April 28, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday April 28, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Miss Kentucky Clark Davis - S11 E10

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  • Wednesday April 27, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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  • Wednesday April 27, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
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Ari Berman - S11 E9

  • Tuesday April 26, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday April 26, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday April 26, 2022 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday April 26, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday April 26, 2022 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday April 26, 2022 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Allison Joseph - S11 E8

  • Monday April 25, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday April 25, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday April 25, 2022 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday April 25, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
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Tom Shelton - Henry Clay Center - S17 E18

  • Sunday May 1, 2022 8:00 am ET on KETKY
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  • Saturday April 30, 2022 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
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  • Wednesday April 27, 2022 11:30 pm ET on KET
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  • Wednesday April 27, 2022 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday April 27, 2022 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday April 24, 2022 6:00 pm ET on KET2
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  • Sunday April 24, 2022 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday April 24, 2022 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday April 24, 2022 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday April 24, 2022 11:00 am CT on KET

Jill Seyfred - Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky - S17 E28

  • Sunday April 24, 2022 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday April 24, 2022 7:00 am CT on KETKY
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Season 16 Episodes

Filmmaker Elizabeth Helm-Frazier

S16 E37 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 8/1/21

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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