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Dr. Neeli Bendapudi

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.
Season 14 Episode 1 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.”

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Renee's guest is Rus Funk, a consultant on gender equity, anti-racism, and violence prevention. He serves on the board of the National Center on Sexual and Domestic Violence. Funk talks about the spate of sexual harassment charges that have dominated news headlines and offers advice on helping men learn how to modify their behavior to create a professional and respectful work environment.

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Novelist, activist, and educator Silas House discusses his book to be released later this year that focuses on parenthood, his work as an advocate for environmental and gender equity causes, and other topics.

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Premiered On: 01/19/2018

Renee visits DV8 Kitchen, a restaurant and bakery in Lexington that provides second chance employment opportunities for people in substance recovery who are trying to redirect their lives. She speaks with Rob and Diane Perez about their vision for the restaurant and its support from the community. Renee also talks with employees at the eatery to hear their stories of recovery and how DV8 Kitchen helps them.

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Premiered On: 02/09/2018

Dr. Gerald Smith, a history professor at the University of Kentucky and co-editor of "The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia", joins Renee to discuss race relations in honor of Black History Month. Topics include activism around removing Confederate statues, the status of black leadership in Kentucky, and Dr. Smith's thoughts on the needed response from the faith-based community in eradicating racism.

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Educational Innovation

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Educational innovation in the mountains is leading to a teaching and learning renaissance in southeast Kentucky. Renee and her guests, Dr. Dessie Bowling, associate director of the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative and Rose Shields, rural project manager for the Center for Excellence in Rural Health at the University of Kentucky, discuss recent innovative education practices in the region.

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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Premiered On: 04/06/2018

"Connections" remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. Renee speaks with organizers of a commemorative event in Frankfort and shares highlights from speeches at the MLK Memorial March to Move.

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Child Marriage Laws in Kentucky - Donna Pollard

Premiered On: 04/13/2018

Renee speaks with Donna Pollard, a child marriage survivor and founder of Survivors' Corner, who has become the ambassador for changing child marriage laws in Kentucky with the passage of Senate Bill 48 that was signed into law by Gov. Matt Bevin on March 29, 2018. SB 48 raises the legal age to marry to 18 in Kentucky with some exceptions.

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Kosair Charities Face It Movement; Terry Brooks

Premiered On: 04/20/2018

In part one, Renee speaks with Keith Inman with Kosair Charities and Dr. Jennifer Green, University of Louisville Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellow about Kosair Charities Face It Movement that provides resources for parents and caregivers on child abuse. In part two, Dr. Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates, talks about legislation passed in the 2018 Kentucky General Assembly that benefits children and families.

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Dr. Donna Grigsby

Premiered On: 05/11/2018

Renee speaks with Lexington pediatrician Dr. Donna Grigsby about early childhood brain development and the impact of adverse childhood experiences on cognitive and physical health. Dr. Grigsby discusses how to develop literacy skills in young children.

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Criminal Justice Reform - Cherise Fanno Burdeen

Premiered On: 06/22/2018

Cherise Fanno Burdeen, CEO of the Pretrial Justice Institute (PJI), talks about her organization's mission to reduce incarceration rates and their efforts to reform the bail system.

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Shining a Spotlight on Epilepsy

Premiered On: 06/29/2018

Renee speaks with filmmaker Tiffany Webb, whose documentary, Voice of the Epilepsies, chronicles the story of a young girl living with epilepsy and her family's determination to treat the seizure disorder. Webb also discusses her own experience of being diagnosed with epilepsy.

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Tiffany Manuel - Affordable Housing

Premiered On: 08/17/2018

Renee's guest is Dr. Tiffany Manuel, vice president of knowledge, impact, and strategy at Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., where she drives the collection and dissemination of data and information from within Enterprise and across the affordable housing industry through innovative solutions. She discusses affordable housing.

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Marcie Timmerman - Mental Health and Wellness

Premiered On: 08/24/2018

Renee speaks with Marcie Timmerman, executive director of Mental Health America of Kentucky. Timmerman discusses her organization's work to help those suffering from mental illness find effective treatment.

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Betty Baye

Premiered On: 09/06/2013

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.

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Roszalyn Akins

Premiered On: 09/20/2013

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.

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Malcolm Ratchford

Premiered On: 09/27/2013

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 July 20, 2022 5:30 am ET on KETKY
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Ruth Brinkley - KentuckyOne Health

Premiered On: 10/04/2013

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.

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Pop Culture and Commodification of Women

Premiered On: 10/25/2013

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

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Innocence Project

Premiered On: 11/01/2013

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.

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Diabetes Prevention and Control

Premiered On: 11/08/2013

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

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Human Trafficking

Premiered On: 11/15/2013

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

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  • Thursday June 16, 2022 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Jeff Hawkins and Robert Brown - S12 E45

  • Wednesday June 15, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday June 15, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday June 15, 2022 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday June 15, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday June 15, 2022 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday June 15, 2022 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Sec. Vickie Yates Brown Glisson - S12 E44

  • Tuesday June 14, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday June 14, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday June 14, 2022 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday June 14, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday June 14, 2022 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday June 14, 2022 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Kayla Rae Whitaker - S12 E41

  • Monday June 13, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday June 13, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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  • Monday June 13, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
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Delanor Manson - Kentucky Nurses Association - S17 E36

  • Sunday June 19, 2022 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday June 19, 2022 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday June 18, 2022 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday June 18, 2022 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday June 12, 2022 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday June 12, 2022 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday June 12, 2022 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday June 12, 2022 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday June 12, 2022 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday June 12, 2022 11:00 am CT on KET

Walter Gilliam - S12 E40

  • Friday June 10, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday June 10, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday June 10, 2022 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday June 10, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
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Leadership - Marian Guinn and Lisa Williams; Colene Elridge - S12 E38

  • Thursday June 9, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday June 9, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday June 9, 2022 5:30 am ET on KETKY
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Patricia Peacock - S12 E30

  • Wednesday June 8, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday June 8, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Cory Jewell Jensen - S12 E18

  • Tuesday June 7, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday June 7, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday June 7, 2022 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday June 7, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
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David Thompson - S12 E11

  • Monday June 6, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday June 6, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday June 6, 2022 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
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School Safety in Kentucky - S17 E35

  • Sunday June 12, 2022 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday June 12, 2022 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday June 11, 2022 4:28 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday June 11, 2022 3:28 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday June 5, 2022 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday June 5, 2022 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday June 5, 2022 4:28 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday June 5, 2022 3:28 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday June 5, 2022 11:58 am ET on KET
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Mitzi Sinnott - S12 E3

  • Friday June 3, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday June 3, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf - S12 E2

  • Thursday June 2, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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  • Thursday June 2, 2022 2:02 pm ET on KETKY
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Phil Wilkins - S11 E43

  • Wednesday June 1, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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  • Wednesday June 1, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
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Tameka Montgomery - S11 E42

  • Tuesday May 31, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 31, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 31, 2022 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 31, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
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Dominique Wilkins - S11 E41

  • Monday May 30, 2022 5:30 am ET on KETKY
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Gun Control Advocate Whitney Austin - S17 E34

  • Sunday June 5, 2022 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday June 5, 2022 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday June 4, 2022 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
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  • Sunday May 29, 2022 6:00 pm ET on KET2
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  • Sunday May 29, 2022 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
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  • Sunday May 29, 2022 12:00 pm ET on KET
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Ben Chandler - Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky - S17 E33

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  • Sunday May 29, 2022 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday May 28, 2022 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday May 28, 2022 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 25, 2022 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday May 25, 2022 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Wednesday May 25, 2022 6:00 pm ET on KET
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Gary Tuggle - S11 E40

  • Friday May 27, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday May 27, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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  • Friday May 27, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
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Dr. Leana Wen - S11 E39

  • Thursday May 26, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday May 26, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday May 26, 2022 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday May 26, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
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Terrence Walton - S11 E38

  • Wednesday May 25, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 25, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 25, 2022 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 25, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 25, 2022 5:30 am ET on KETKY
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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack - S11 E37

  • Tuesday May 24, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 24, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Season 14 Episodes

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 Novick

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

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