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Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Keith Jackson

Renee speaks with retired Lt. Col. Keith Jackson, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs about how the impact of COVID-19 on VA facilities, the posthumous promotion of African American soldier Col. Charles Young to Brigadier General, and other topics.
S16 E17 Length 28:02 Premiere: 1.31.21

New Veterans Commissioner Addresses COVID-19 and PTSD

Retired Lt. Col. Keith Jackson is used to big responsibilities. In addition to a 27-year career in the United States Army Reserves, he also served as chief of the Lexington Division of Fire and Emergency Services, managing a $56 million budget and more than 500 firefighters.

In December 2019, Jackson took on a new challenge when Gov. Andy Beshear appointed him commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, the state agency that ensures retired service members get all the benefits and support services they’ve earned.

“It’s far bigger than I thought it was when I took the position,” says Jackson. “I didn’t know that we had four nursing-care centers, and five cemeteries, and the 300,000 veterans that we represent.”

Jackson served in Iraq and his father served in Vietnam, so the commissioner says he understands the challenges and sacrifices facing those stationed overseas. He also knows the toll post-traumatic stress syndrome can take on service members.

“Helping veterans get through those situations is at the top of my priority list,” says the commissioner.

Between 11 and 15 percent of veterans who served in the War On Terror, the first Gulf War, and the Vietnam War have PTSD, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Jackson says vets of his father’s generation are reluctant to talk about their traumatic experiences, thinking it’s not macho to reveal their feelings. But the commissioner says that from a mental health standpoint, it is important for veterans to be able to discuss what they endured.

“My first day in combat I dealt with a young soldier getting killed,” says Jackson. “When you think about things like that and some of the things that these young men and women deal with, you have to be supportive.”

PTSD also contributes to the high rates of suicide among former service members. About 17 veterans a day commit suicide, according to 2018 data from the VA. Kentucky is among 27 states participating in the Governor’s Challenge to develop and implement suicide prevention practices among vets. Jackson credits Beshear for making Kentucky a part of that national program.

Like other government officials, Jackson has had to navigate the unexpected challenges brought on by COVID-19. The commissioner says his agency quickly implemented measures to prevent the spread of the virus in long-term care facilities for veterans. Those actions were successful during the initial months of the pandemic, but in the late summer COVID infiltrated the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore. Since then more than 30 vets there have died from the virus. There have been additional deaths at veterans nursing homes in Hazard and near Madisonville. Jackson says that losses have been “heartbreaking.”

“But from it, operationally and administratively we grew,” says the commissioner. “I have to give kudos to the staff across the board on following the procedures and ensuring that the families and the veterans themselves were taken care of.”

A Legacy of Service and Giving

Service to country and community is in Jackson’s family history. His great-great grandfather joined the United States Colored Troops during the Civil War. Jackson’s father was still a teenager when he went into the Army during the Vietnam War. The commissioner entered the Army Reserves in 1987 following his graduation from the University of Kentucky. During his military career he rose from platoon leader up to battalion command, and did a tour in Iraq in 2006. In 2008 Jackson was promoted to lieutenant colonel.

At the same time, Jackson was rising through the ranks of the Lexington fire department, where he became the first Black man to be named chief of the Division of Fire and Emergency Services in 2012.

“I’ve been a lot of firsts in my life,” he says.

In addition to his reserve duty and time as a fireman, Jackson also worked as a paramedic and as a referee at high school and college football games. Jackson says he’s always been attracted to professions that are giving in nature. Whatever job he did and whatever obstacles he might have encountered because of his race, Jackson says he wanted to treat everyone the same.

“Do I ever go into situations with rose-colored glasses?” says the commissioner. “No, I go into it understanding that we have an uphill battle.”

When he started in the military, Jackson chose the Army Reserves over the National Guard because he says the reserves had a better reputation and provided better opportunities for advancement for minorities. Although racism still exists, he says the situation has improved for men and women of color who serve in the military.

“There is a significant change,” says Jackson. “The change is because... it affects people’s careers, it affects their ability to do their advance, it affects their ability to do their jobs.”

During his tenure, Jackson says he focused on achieving the next highest rank based on his job performance not on the color of his skin.

“If you give me a fair chance and you give me the opportunity, then that’s all I need,” he says. “I think that is the direction of America in the future.”

Honoring Another Black Soldier from Kentucky

The commissioner is spearheading an effort to bring more attention to another Black soldier with Kentucky roots. Charles Young was born in Mason County to a slave who would later escape and enlist with a segregated unit of the Union Army in the Civil War. The family relocated to Ohio, where Charles excelled in school and later gained admission to West Point. He was only the ninth Black man to attend the famed military academy, and he would become only the third Black cadet to graduate despite enduring terrible racial indignities from faculty and classmates.

Young served as a cavalry officer in the American west, and had duty in the Philippines and in Mexico. He was also posted to teach at Wilberforce University in Ohio. Later in life, Young, who spoke multiple languages, would become the first Black national park superintendent, and he served as a diplomat to the Dominican Republic and Liberia. Young died in 1922 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

“He was more than just a soldier,” says Jackson, “and what I’m hoping to do as we pay him homage to him is to tell his story.”

The commissioner is organizing virtual tribute event to Young on Feb. 11, which he hopes will evolve into an annual commemoration of the soldier and his historic role in the military.

Last year Gov. Beshear posthumously promoted Col. Young to the honorary rank of brigadier general in the commonwealth. Now, the governor is requesting President Joe Biden make Young an honorary Major General in the U.S. Army.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity to celebrate a Kentuckian, not just because he’s an African American but because he’s a Kentuckian,” says Jackson.

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Middle Class Struggles and Poverty - S9 E13

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History Maker; Tuskegee Airmen History - S9 E14

Renee interviews three men who are either making history or working to preserve it: Reginald "Reggie" Thomas is the third African American in Kentucky history to be elected to the Kentucky Senate; Ron Spriggs, historian, and Bobby Scroggins, a University of Kentucky art professor and sculptor, talk about the Tuskegee Airmen and new artwork created to honor them.

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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

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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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Hasan Davis - S9 E31

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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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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

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Gerald Smith - S13 E20

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DV8 Kitchen - S13 E17

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Elizabeth Helm-Frazier - S16 E39

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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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Health Issues - Sen. Julie Raque Adams and Rep. Addia Wuchner - S13 E10

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Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention - S13 E8

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Caroline Randall Williams - S16 E13

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Gordon Hamlin - S13 E7

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Steve Beshear - S13 E5

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao - S13 E4

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bell hooks - S4 E16

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Kristin Ashford - Smoking Cessation and Pregnancy - S13 E2

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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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