Skip to Main Content

Dr. Neeli Bendapudi

Dr. Neeli Bendapudi

Video Information

Dr. Neeli Bendapudi

Dr. Neeli Bendapudi, president of the University of Louisville, discusses student engagement; rebuilding confidence and trust in the institution; and UofL being a place to learn, work, and invest.
S14 E1 Length 28:47 Premiere: 9.14.18

University of Louisville President Dr. Neeli Bendapudi

When Dr. Neeli Bendapudi became the 18th president of the University of Louisville earlier this year, she took over a school that was reeling from scandal and turmoil. Its former president, athletic director, and men’s basketball coach had been forced out amid various allegations of misconduct. Additionally, the school’s fundraising arm, the University of Louisville Foundation, faces an Internal Revenue Service audit after investigations last year revealed significant financial mismanagement.

Instead of being daunted by the problems she would inherit, Bendapudi says she saw a university with strong fundamentals, including a dedicated faculty and staff, a beautiful campus, and a wider community devoted to its success. After considering her options, the former University of Kansas provost decided Louisville was the school she wanted to serve as president for the first time in her academic career.

“Turnarounds are something that are challenging, but also so, so, so rewarding,” she says.

Bendapudi appeared on KET’s Connections to discuss her goals for U of L and her views on higher education.

A Focus on the Student Experience
Chances are, a freshman on U of L’s campus today has President Bendapudi’s cellphone number. Since her days at Kansas, she has made it a practice to give her personal number to incoming freshmen so they can call her at any time.  Only a few weeks into the academic year at Louisville, Bendapudi estimates she’s already given her contact information to some 1,200 freshman.

She also encourages those students to share her number with upperclassmen. Bendapudi says that it’s her way of being open and accessible to students. It also sends an important message to their parents.

“Higher education has to be about the deep, personal connection,” she says. “When parents [and] families send their students here, I want to look them in the eye and say I will be here for your student.”

Once they start at U of L, Bendapudi wants to ensure that students complete their schooling and get their degrees. About 80 percent of U of L freshmen return for their sophomore years. But only about 37 percent of those freshmen will graduate in four years. About 55 percent of them will graduate in six years.

“What I really worry about is students who start but don’t finish,” Bendapudi says, “because now they are graduating with debt and nothing to show for it.”

But her goal for students isn’t just graduation. She wants to help them find work as they leave the university. During her tenure at Kansas, Bendapudi says the school doubled job placements for students upon graduation. She believes it’s important to prepare students to make a good life for themselves and their families, and to position them to help improve the communities in which they live.

“We are not doing the right thing if we don’t prepare them for life beyond college,” she says

Attracting Quality Students and Faculty
Part of that preparation includes getting students to become familiar and comfortable with diverse communities and workplaces. She says she wants U of L to be a place of inclusivity for whatever gender, racial, sexual, ethnic, political, or religious identity a student may hold.

“They need to be prepared to meet with people that they will not agree with, and that’s important,” Bendapudi says. “We want to prepare students for ideas; we don’t just protect them from ideas.”

Even with the emphasis school and employers have placed on STEM fields in recent years, Bendapudi says other areas of study are also important. She says liberal arts help students become citizens who contribute to a free society.

“I am more focused on critical thinking, communication, working in a diverse environment,” she says. “These are actually both the right thing to do and good for the student.”

In an age of increasing tuition costs, Bendapudi also wants to make sure the college remains accessible to students from all backgrounds. She recently announced a $2.5 million gift from former Humana executive Carl Pollard that funds scholarships for first-generation Kentucky college students to attend U of L.

“When I think about higher education, and public higher education in particular, the area where we can make the most difference is first-generation as well as low-income college students,” she says.

To get the best students, Bendapudi says the school needs an attractive campus and high quality faculty. She says the U of L’s location and infrastructure are “spectacular,” which she believes helps attract both students and faculty. Despite the tribulations of the past few years, including the ouster of former president James Ramsey, Bendipudi says the faculty has remained dedicated to the school, their work, and their students.

“They really are pushing the boundaries of knowledge with their research, but they’re equally committed to transmitting that knowledge and preparing to the next generation,” she says.

Swift Action on Papa John’s Controversy
Bendapudi acknowledges there are issues of trust and transparency that she must address with students, faculty, staff, alumni, board members, and civic leaders. That includes being open about how decisions get made. Bendapudi drew praise for how she handled a recent controversy involving former U of L trustee and major benefactor John Schnatter. Earlier this summer, Forbes magazine reported that the Papa John’s pizza chain founder had used a racial slur in a conference call.

Although Bendapudi had been on the job at U of L for less than two months, she swiftly acted to remove the Papa John’s name from the school’s football stadium. Schnatter’s name was also removed from a center for free enterprise at U of L’s business school. Bendapudi says those decisions were not easy, and she admits not everyone agreed with them.

“I have tried to be most respectful and to respond to every single person and say, ‘I’m the leader.’ I was hired for my decision making and judgment above all, and I’ve truly thought about what is the best interest of the university,” she says. “We want to be a place where everybody feels incredibly welcome and celebrated. To create that environment, this was in our best interest.”

Bendapudi says she’s grateful that business and civic leaders have rallied around the university to ensure its future success. As a former marketing executive and business consultant, Bendapudi says the people who sit in boardrooms need to understand and care about what happens in U of L classrooms because the students of today will be board members of tomorrow. She says all of Louisville will benefit as U of L becomes the place to learn, work, and invest.

“You cannot have a great city anymore without a great research university,” Bendapudi says. “The business people understand that.”

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

Betty Baye - S9 E1

Former Louisville Courier-Journal columnist and editorial writer Betty Baye discusses her career and columns, new paradigms of journalism, the impact of digital media, and her future projects.

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

Roszalyn Akins - S9 E3

Roszalyn Akins is dean of the Carter G. Woodson Academy in Lexington. The college preparatory school for promising males opened in 2012 and this year is serving young boys grades six through 10.

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

Malcolm Ratchford - S9 E4

Renee talks with Malcolm Ratchford, executive director of Community Action Council, an organization that helps thousands of low-income Central Kentuckians each year work toward greater economic security.

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

Ruth Brinkley - KentuckyOne Health - S9 E5

Ruth Brinkley, president and CEO of KentuckyOne Health, a coalition of leading health care providers in Kentucky, discusses the health care system, Medicaid expansion enabled by federal health care reform, and more.

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

Pop Culture and Commodification of Women - S9 E8

Renee talks with women and others about the influence of popular media on body image and the stereotypes perpetuated throughout the entertainment industry.

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

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron - S15 E18

Renee speaks with Attorney General Daniel Cameron about his priorities for the legislative session and other topics.

  • Sunday January 26, 2020 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday January 26, 2020 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Sunday January 26, 2020 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday January 26, 2020 11:00 am CT on KET
  • Sunday January 26, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday January 26, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday January 26, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday January 26, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Wednesday January 29, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday January 29, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Saturday February 1, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday February 1, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY

Connections - S15 E19

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

Innocence Project - S9 E9

Renee's guests are Innocence Project Policy Director Stephen Saloom and prison exoneree Calvin Johnson. In 1983, Johnson was falsely convicted of rape and sentenced to life in prison. The Innocence Project took his case and arranged for forensic testing that proved his innocence 16 years later. Renee talks with Johnson about his experience and with Saloom about the work of the Innocence Project in all 50 states.

  • Monday February 3, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Monday February 3, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Monday February 3, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday February 3, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday February 3, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday February 3, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY

Diabetes Prevention and Control - S9 E10

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

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

Human Trafficking - S9 E11

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

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

The Forgotten Minority - S9 E12

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

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

Middle Class Struggles and Poverty - S9 E13

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

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

Connections - S15 E20

  • Sunday February 9, 2020 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday February 9, 2020 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Sunday February 9, 2020 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday February 9, 2020 11:00 am CT on KET
  • Sunday February 9, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday February 9, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday February 9, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday February 9, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Wednesday February 12, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday February 12, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Saturday February 15, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday February 15, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY

Tuskegee Airmen Historians - S9 E14

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

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

Sabrina Butler and Kate Miller - S9 E19

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

  • Tuesday February 11, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday February 11, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday February 11, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday February 11, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday February 11, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday February 11, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY

Dr. Vershawn A. Young - S9 E20

Renee talks with University of Kentucky professor 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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

Connections - S15 E21

  • Sunday February 16, 2020 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday February 16, 2020 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Sunday February 16, 2020 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday February 16, 2020 11:00 am CT on KET
  • Sunday February 16, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday February 16, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday February 16, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday February 16, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Wednesday February 19, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday February 19, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Saturday February 22, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday February 22, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY

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.

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

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.

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

Dr. Janet Taylor - S9 E29

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

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

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.

  • Thursday February 20, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday February 20, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday February 20, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday February 20, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday February 20, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday February 20, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY

Hasan Davis - S9 E31

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

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

Connections - S15 E22

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

Prison Reform In Kentucky - S9 E32

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

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

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.

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

Colene Elridge - S9 E34

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

  • Wednesday February 26, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday February 26, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday February 26, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday February 26, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday February 26, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday February 26, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
Jump to Upcoming Airdates

Recent

Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams - S15 E17

  • Saturday January 25, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday January 25, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday January 22, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday January 22, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday January 19, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday January 19, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday January 19, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday January 19, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday January 19, 2020 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday January 19, 2020 11:00 am CT on KET
  • Sunday January 19, 2020 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday January 19, 2020 7:00 am CT on KETKY

Nikky Finney - S8 E43

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

Dr. Dorothy J. Edwards - S8 E41

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

Food Security (Part 2) - S8 E39

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

Food Security - S8 E38

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

Shevawn Akers - S8 E37

  • Monday January 20, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday January 20, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday January 20, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday January 20, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday January 20, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Monday January 20, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Kentucky House Minority Floor Leader Joni Jenkins - S15 E16

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

Dana Branham - S8 E36

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

Frank Minnifield - S8 E35

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

Jakobi Williams - S8 E34

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

Beth Dotson Brown - S8 E31

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

Lexington Artists - S8 E28

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

Ashli Watts - Kentucky Chamber of Commerce - S15 E15

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

Byron Hurt - S8 E25

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

Janet Steele Holloway - S8 E24

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

Jane Beshear - S8 E21

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

Dr. Alexandra Bradner - S8 E20

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

Thrivals 5.0 - S8 E19

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

Dayna Seelig - S15 E12

  • Saturday January 4, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday January 4, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday January 1, 2020 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday January 1, 2020 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Wednesday January 1, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday January 1, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday December 29, 2019 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday December 29, 2019 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday December 29, 2019 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday December 29, 2019 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday December 29, 2019 1:30 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday December 29, 2019 12:30 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday December 29, 2019 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday December 29, 2019 7:00 am CT on KETKY

Derek Anderson - S8 E18

  • Friday January 3, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday January 3, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday January 3, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday January 3, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday January 3, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday January 3, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Bianca Spriggs - S8 E16

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

Cathy Holloway Hill - S8 E15

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

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

  • Tuesday December 31, 2019 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday December 31, 2019 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday December 31, 2019 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday December 31, 2019 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday December 31, 2019 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday December 31, 2019 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Susan Pope - S8 E12

  • Monday December 30, 2019 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday December 30, 2019 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday December 30, 2019 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday December 30, 2019 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday December 30, 2019 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Monday December 30, 2019 4:30 am CT on KETKY

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

  • Saturday December 28, 2019 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday December 28, 2019 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday December 25, 2019 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday December 25, 2019 10:30 pm CT on KET

Mimi Pickering and Dr. Catherine Fosl - S8 E7

  • Friday December 27, 2019 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday December 27, 2019 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday December 27, 2019 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday December 27, 2019 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday December 27, 2019 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday December 27, 2019 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Tara Betts - S8 E6

  • Thursday December 26, 2019 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday December 26, 2019 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday December 26, 2019 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday December 26, 2019 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday December 26, 2019 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday December 26, 2019 4:30 am CT on KETKY

dream hampton - S8 E5

  • Wednesday December 25, 2019 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday December 25, 2019 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday December 25, 2019 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday December 25, 2019 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday December 25, 2019 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday December 25, 2019 4:30 am CT on KETKY
Top

Season 14

The 'I Was Here' Project

S14 E36 Length 27:42 Premiere Date 8.4.19

Mike Runyon and Sherita Miller; Wendy Kobler

S14 E35 Length 26:57 Premiere Date 7.28.19

Filmmaker Lynn Novik

S14 E33 Length 28:27 Premiere Date 7.14.19

Brent Hutchinson; Christine Thompson - Education

S14 E32 Length 27:37 Premiere Date 7.7.19

Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton - Youth Mental Health

S14 E31 Length 26:32 Premiere Date 6.2.19

Julie Cerel - Youth Suicide Prevention

S14 E29 Length 26:32 Premiere Date 5.19.19

Dale Suttles - Sunrise Children's Services

S14 E28 Length 27:33 Premiere Date 5.12.19

Education in Rural Eastern Kentucky

S14 E27 Length 28:13 Premiere Date 5.5.19

Joshua A. Douglas - Voting Rights Reform

S14 E25 Length 26:32 Premiere Date 4.21.19

Jay Box - Ky. Community & Technical College System

S14 E24 Length 26:32 Premiere Date 4.14.19

Author and Life Coach Colene Elridge

S14 E23 Length 26:19 Premiere Date 4.7.19

FIRST STEP Act - Criminal Justice Reform

S14 E22 Length 27:44 Premiere Date 3.31.19

Cheryl A. Oldham

S14 E21 Length 26:38 Premiere Date 2.22.19

Linda Hampton - Early Childhood

S14 E20 Length 29:47 Premiere Date 2.15.19

Donald Mason

S14 E19 Length 26:34 Premiere Date 2.8.19

Community Action Council; First 5 Lex

S14 E18 Length 28:53 Premiere Date 2.1.19

Seamus Carey

S14 E17 Length 26:57 Premiere Date 1.25.19

Michael Benson

S14 E16 Length 27:32 Premiere Date 1.18.19

Dr. Aaron Thompson

S14 E14 Length 28:13 Premiere Date 1.11.19

Mary Todd Lincoln and Lincoln Lexington Walking Tour

S14 E13 Length 28:55 Premiere Date 12.14.18

Youth Suicide

S14 E12 Length 29:22 Premiere Date 12.7.18

Jean Schumm and Amanda Gale

S14 E11 Length 28:22 Premiere Date 11.16.18

M. Christopher Brown II

S14 E10 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 11.9.18

Frank Harris

S14 E9 Length 25:17 Premiere Date 11.2.18

U.S. Rep. Andy Barr

S14 E8 Length 29:16 Premiere Date 10.26.18

Amy McGrath

S14 E7 Length 29:02 Premiere Date 10.19.18

Kevin Chapman - Youth Mental Health

S14 E6 Length 28:47 Premiere Date 10.12.18

Carol Cecil; Resa Gonzalez - Youth Mental Health

S14 E5 Length 26:03 Premiere Date 10.5.18

Joe Bargione - Youth Mental Health

S14 E4 Length 28:57 Premiere Date 9.28.18

WKU President Timothy Caboni

S14 E3 Length 28:40 Premiere Date 9.21.18

Dr. Neeli Bendapudi

S14 E1 Length 28:47 Premiere Date 9.14.18

Explore KET