Skip to Main Content
Watch Interim Joint Committee on Licensing and Occupations

DV8 Kitchen

DV8 Kitchen

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.
S13 E17 Length 28:37 Premiere: 1.19.18

DV8 Kitchen: A Restaurant Providing Second Chances

Like so many people struggling with substance abuse, Dan Rison found himself on the path to addiction following a medical procedure.

He was only 14 years old when he had surgery to correct a birth defect. That was followed by a regime of prescribed painkillers, which launched the addiction he would fight through his early 20s.

Treatment helped him overcome his disease, but recovery held its own challenges. He says employers weren’t eager to hire a young man with a history of drug use and a criminal record.

“I found it difficult trying to find even the most basic, entry-level job,” Rison says. “I didn’t know where I would end up, until I got in touch with Rob and Diane.”

That’s Rob and Diane Perez, the owners of DV8 Kitchen, a Lexington café and bakery that hires people like Rison – people in recovery who need a second chance. KET’s Connections visited the restaurant to learn more about this unique approach to fighting the opioid crisis.

Rob Perez understands what Rison has experienced because he’s been there himself. He abused alcohol and drugs when he was a teenager but he says he didn’t realize he had an addiction.

“I knew it was a way to be social and to have fun, Perez says. “I didn’t even recognize how bad I was hurting other people, to be honest. I thought it was normal.”

Perez was 25 when he hit bottom and entered treatment. He credits his wife Diane with helping him through the rehabilitation process.

“I’m just blessed to be able to have a wife that loves me through it or kicks me in the butt when I need it,” Rob says.

The couple went on to found Saul Good, a casual restaurant and pub with three locations in Lexington. But addiction once again entered their lives. Rob says 13 of their employees died over the years because of addiction. Diane says that’s not uncommon for the food service industry.

“Most people don’t do background checks, they have a flexible schedule, and then there’s cash at end of the night,” Diane says. “So it just breeds addiction.”

In one instance, the Perezes caught their best server doing heroin at work. Diane took the girl under her wing and eventually helped get her into a six-month treatment program in Louisville. After rehab, Rob says she seemed well on her way to recovery. She landed a job with a high-end grocery but then, days later, she was fired after the store manager reviewed her background check.

“I don’t blame the company, I just blame our attitude as a society about addiction,” Rob says. “She had a drug possession and shoplifting in her background and they didn’t want to hire her because they were afraid of the risk to them, but what about the risk to her?”

Rob says that girl soon returned to using drugs and is now a fugitive.

A Business Designed for People in Recovery
Diane Perez realized there had to be a better way to help people like that girl get back on their feet and able to provide for themselves. She envisioned a restaurant that would give second-chance employment opportunities to individuals in recovery from an addiction.

But Rob had to be convinced the concept would work financially. So the couple researched other businesses around the country that have as part of their missions to hire people in recovery. Rob says the challenge those companies so often faced was how to pay for on-site drug testing and counseling for the employees.

That’s when Rob got the inspiration – divine inspiration, he believes – to partner with local recovery centers like Chrysalis House and Isaiah House to let them provide the health and treatment services, while the Perezes would provide the employment opportunities.

Thanks to the generosity of benefactors who provided $250,000 in no-interest loans, and contractors who worked for free or steep discounts, the Perezes were able to build and open the new restaurant last summer. The name DV8 Kitchen comes from the hope that offering people in recovery a stable job will enable them to deviate from their previous lifestyles. The bakery and café on South Broadway in Lexington serves what it calls “life changing food” for breakfast and lunch.

“This business was designed to be able to handle a workforce that was in recovery,” Rob says. “We close at 3 so they can go home to do their recovery stuff… We also arrange for people to be able to have time to go and do the things that are court-mandated.”

Dan Rison says he reports to work by 6:30 so he can help prepare the café for the morning rush. Even though he’s sweeping floors and making coffee, Rison says he’s grateful for the opportunity to work.

“This job provides a stable environment for somebody who is looking to build a new track record,” Rison says. “They come to work here [and] they’re able to build trust again with coworkers, with employers, with the guests who come here to eat.”

Help Society and Give People Hope
The goal of DV8 Kitchen is to have a third of its staff be second-chance employees. Diane Perez says she’d rather hire people in recovery because they’re more dependable and are eager for a job. In addition to providing a judgment-free workplace, the Perezes also invite local business leaders in to give weekly talks to the staff. One recent Tuesday featured an investment advisor explaining the basics of personal finance.

The concept of fast-casual dining combined with the social good of supporting people in recovery seems to be a hit among patrons.

“The food is phenomenal,” says customer Andrew Eaton, who praises the café’s biscuits and gravy as well as its employees, who he says deserve a second chance.

“I don’t have to know their history,” says Eaton. “I don’t want them to be defined by their history. I want them to be defined by the relationship we can have as members of the same community.”

Unfortunately not every DV8 story ends happily. Rob Perez says they lost two of their best cooks who are now on the streets again. He says he loves them and prays for them, but he realizes that relapses are a potential hazard of hiring people in recovery.

“This business has shown me how to live,” Perez says. “I have a gigantic belly laugh everyday, and I have giant cry everyday.”

In addition to employing people in recovery, the café has also provided a safe haven for friends and family members of those who are still battling addiction. Perez says he often hears stories from patrons who have lost loved ones to substance abuse. Melissa Dean says her sister is an addict who has been in rehab countless times. She says one way she copes with those challenges is by volunteering to work at DV8.

“The more love and support and understanding and acceptance of people with addiction, the better off we are going to be,” Dean says. “The more chances we can give them in lifting them up, it’s just a win-win situation.”

At the end of the day, DV8 Kitchen is still a business that has to make money. Perez says the more financially successful they are, the more second-chance employees he can hire and the more he can pay them. But he also wants to ensure the business is also a success spiritually and socially. And Perez says he hopes to inspire other companies to follow in their footsteps and hire people who have had life challenges, whether that’s substance abuse, being a victim of the sex trades, or growing up in foster care.

“Our message really is use your business in a way that helps our society and helps people, that gives people hope,” Perez says.

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

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.

  • Monday July 26, 2021 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday July 26, 2021 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday July 26, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday July 26, 2021 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.

  • Tuesday July 27, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday July 27, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday July 27, 2021 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday July 27, 2021 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday July 27, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday July 27, 2021 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.

  • Wednesday July 28, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday July 28, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday July 28, 2021 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday July 28, 2021 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday July 28, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday July 28, 2021 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.

  • Thursday July 29, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday July 29, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday July 29, 2021 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday July 29, 2021 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday July 29, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday July 29, 2021 9:30 pm CT on KETKY

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.

  • Friday July 30, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday July 30, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Friday July 30, 2021 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday July 30, 2021 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday July 30, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday July 30, 2021 9:30 pm CT on KETKY

Kathy Werking; Jim Embry

Renee Shaw talks with Kathy Werking, executive director of On the Move Art Studio that provides free art classes to kids in underserved Central Kentucky neighborhoods. Then, Renee talks with community activist Jim Embry, who, along with others, formed a collaborative called Phoenix Rising Lex to preserve the contributions of African American horsemen like three-time Derby winner Isaac Murphy.

  • Saturday July 31, 2021 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday July 31, 2021 3:30 pm CT on KETKY

Early Childhood Development Initiatives in Louisville

Renee Shaw speaks with Kevin Fields, president and CEO of the Louisville Central Community Centers, Inc., and pediatrician Dr. Beverly M. Gaines, president and CEO of Beverly M. Gaines M.D. and Associates, about a collaboration to enhance early childhood learning experiences.

  • Wednesday July 28, 2021 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday July 28, 2021 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Wednesday July 28, 2021 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday July 28, 2021 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday August 1, 2021 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday August 1, 2021 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Sunday August 1, 2021 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday August 1, 2021 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Saturday August 7, 2021 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday August 7, 2021 3:30 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.

  • Monday August 2, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Monday August 2, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Monday August 2, 2021 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday August 2, 2021 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday August 2, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday August 2, 2021 9:30 pm CT on KETKY

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.

  • Tuesday August 3, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday August 3, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday August 3, 2021 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday August 3, 2021 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday August 3, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday August 3, 2021 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.

  • Wednesday August 4, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday August 4, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday August 4, 2021 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday August 4, 2021 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday August 4, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday August 4, 2021 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.

  • Thursday August 5, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday August 5, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday August 5, 2021 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday August 5, 2021 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday August 5, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday August 5, 2021 9:30 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.

  • Friday August 6, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday August 6, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Friday August 6, 2021 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday August 6, 2021 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday August 6, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday August 6, 2021 9:30 pm CT on KETKY

Connections

  • Sunday August 1, 2021 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday August 1, 2021 11:00 am CT on KET
  • Sunday August 1, 2021 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday August 1, 2021 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Wednesday August 4, 2021 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday August 4, 2021 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Wednesday August 4, 2021 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday August 4, 2021 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday August 8, 2021 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday August 8, 2021 7:00 am 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.

  • Tuesday August 10, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday August 10, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday August 10, 2021 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday August 10, 2021 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday August 10, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday August 10, 2021 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.

  • Wednesday August 11, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday August 11, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday August 11, 2021 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday August 11, 2021 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday August 11, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday August 11, 2021 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.

  • Thursday August 12, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday August 12, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday August 12, 2021 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday August 12, 2021 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday August 12, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday August 12, 2021 9:30 pm CT on KETKY

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.

  • Friday August 13, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday August 13, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Friday August 13, 2021 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday August 13, 2021 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday August 13, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday August 13, 2021 9:30 pm CT on KETKY

Connections

  • Sunday August 8, 2021 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday August 8, 2021 11:00 am CT on KET
  • Sunday August 8, 2021 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday August 8, 2021 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Wednesday August 11, 2021 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday August 11, 2021 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Wednesday August 11, 2021 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday August 11, 2021 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday August 15, 2021 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday August 15, 2021 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Sunday August 15, 2021 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday August 15, 2021 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Saturday August 21, 2021 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday August 21, 2021 3:30 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.

  • Monday August 16, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Monday August 16, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Monday August 16, 2021 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday August 16, 2021 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday August 16, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday August 16, 2021 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.

  • Tuesday August 17, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday August 17, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday August 17, 2021 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday August 17, 2021 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday August 17, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday August 17, 2021 9:30 pm CT on KETKY

Rape Culture - S9 E35

Renee's guests are Mae Suramek, executive director of the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center and Rus Funk, executive director of MensWork- Eliminating Violence Against Women.

  • Wednesday August 18, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday August 18, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday August 18, 2021 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday August 18, 2021 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday August 18, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday August 18, 2021 9:30 pm CT on KETKY

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.

  • Thursday August 19, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday August 19, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday August 19, 2021 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday August 19, 2021 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday August 19, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday August 19, 2021 9:30 pm CT on KETKY

Dr. Timothy M. Houchin - S9 E37

Renee speaks with Lexington psychiatrist Dr. Timothy M. Houchin about attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Houchin is a board-certified adult, child/adolescent, and forensic psychiatrist, and the founder and president of 360 Mental Health Services in Lexington.

  • Friday August 20, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday August 20, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Friday August 20, 2021 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday August 20, 2021 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday August 20, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday August 20, 2021 9:30 pm CT on KETKY

Connections

  • Wednesday August 18, 2021 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday August 18, 2021 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday August 22, 2021 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday August 22, 2021 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Sunday August 22, 2021 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday August 22, 2021 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday August 25, 2021 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday August 25, 2021 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Wednesday August 25, 2021 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday August 25, 2021 10:30 pm CT on KET

Charisse Gillett - Lexington Theological Seminary - S9 E38

Renee speaks with Dr. Charisse Gillett, president of the Lexington Theological Seminary. Dr. Gillett is the first woman and first African-American selected to lead the seminary.

  • Monday August 23, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Monday August 23, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Monday August 23, 2021 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday August 23, 2021 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday August 23, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday August 23, 2021 9:30 pm CT on KETKY

African Americans and Mental Health - S9 E39

Renee speaks with Sycarah Fisher, associate professor in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky, and Shambra Mulder, an assistant professor in the School of Education at Kentucky State University.

  • Tuesday August 24, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday August 24, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday August 24, 2021 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday August 24, 2021 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday August 24, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday August 24, 2021 9:30 pm CT on KETKY

Wil James - S9 E40

Renee talks with Wil James, president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky.

  • Wednesday August 25, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday August 25, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday August 25, 2021 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday August 25, 2021 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday August 25, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday August 25, 2021 9:30 pm CT on KETKY

Dr. Robert Hilgers - S9 E41

Renee speaks with Dr. Robert Hilgers, founder and president of the Global Women's Cancer Alliance (WGCA). The WGCA works to advance women's health, addressing particularly those in need of cancer care in developing countries.

  • Thursday August 26, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday August 26, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday August 26, 2021 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday August 26, 2021 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday August 26, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday August 26, 2021 9:30 pm CT on KETKY

Judi Jennings - S9 E42

Renee's guest is Judi Jennings, former executive director of the Kentucky Foundation for Women, feminist art advocate, and writer.

  • Friday August 27, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday August 27, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY
Jump to Upcoming Airdates

Recent

Diabetes Prevention and Control - S9 E10

  • Monday July 26, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Monday July 26, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Early Childhood Development Initiatives in Louisville

  • Sunday July 25, 2021 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday July 25, 2021 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday July 25, 2021 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday July 25, 2021 11:00 am CT on KET

Kathy Werking; Jim Embry

  • Sunday July 25, 2021 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday July 25, 2021 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday July 25, 2021 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday July 25, 2021 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday July 21, 2021 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday July 21, 2021 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Wednesday July 21, 2021 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday July 21, 2021 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday July 18, 2021 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday July 18, 2021 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday July 18, 2021 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday July 18, 2021 11:00 am CT on KET

Innocence Project - S9 E9

  • Friday July 23, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday July 23, 2021 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday July 23, 2021 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday July 23, 2021 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday July 23, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday July 23, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Pop Culture and Commodification of Women - S9 E8

  • Thursday July 22, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday July 22, 2021 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday July 22, 2021 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday July 22, 2021 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday July 22, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday July 22, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Ruth Brinkley - KentuckyOne Health - S9 E5

  • Wednesday July 21, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday July 21, 2021 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday July 21, 2021 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday July 21, 2021 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday July 21, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday July 21, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Malcolm Ratchford - S9 E4

  • Tuesday July 20, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday July 20, 2021 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday July 20, 2021 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday July 20, 2021 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday July 20, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday July 20, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Roszalyn Akins - S9 E3

  • Monday July 19, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday July 19, 2021 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday July 19, 2021 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday July 19, 2021 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday July 19, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Monday July 19, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Kentucky Public Health Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack

  • Saturday July 24, 2021 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday July 24, 2021 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday July 18, 2021 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday July 18, 2021 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday July 18, 2021 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday July 18, 2021 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday July 14, 2021 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday July 14, 2021 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Wednesday July 14, 2021 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday July 14, 2021 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday July 11, 2021 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday July 11, 2021 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday July 11, 2021 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday July 11, 2021 11:00 am CT on KET

Betty Baye - S9 E1

  • Friday July 16, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday July 16, 2021 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday July 16, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday July 16, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Marcie Timmerman - Mental Health and Wellness - S13 E43

  • Thursday July 15, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday July 15, 2021 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday July 15, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday July 15, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Tiffany Manuel - Affordable Housing - S13 E42

  • Wednesday July 14, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday July 14, 2021 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday July 14, 2021 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday July 14, 2021 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday July 14, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday July 14, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Shining a Spotlight on Epilepsy - S13 E35

  • Tuesday July 13, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday July 13, 2021 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday July 13, 2021 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday July 13, 2021 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday July 13, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday July 13, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Criminal Justice Reform - Cherise Fanno Burdeen - S13 E34

  • Monday July 12, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday July 12, 2021 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday July 12, 2021 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday July 12, 2021 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday July 12, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Monday July 12, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Sarah Taylor Vanover - Early Childhood Education

  • Saturday July 17, 2021 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday July 17, 2021 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday July 11, 2021 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday July 11, 2021 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday July 11, 2021 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday July 11, 2021 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday July 7, 2021 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday July 7, 2021 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Wednesday July 7, 2021 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday July 7, 2021 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday July 4, 2021 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday July 4, 2021 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday July 4, 2021 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday July 4, 2021 11:00 am CT on KET

Dr. Donna Grigsby - S13 E28

  • Friday July 9, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday July 9, 2021 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday July 9, 2021 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday July 9, 2021 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday July 9, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday July 9, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Kosair Charities Face It Movement; Terry Brooks - S13 E25

  • Thursday July 8, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday July 8, 2021 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday July 8, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday July 8, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Child Marriage Laws in Kentucky - Donna Pollard - S13 E24

  • Wednesday July 7, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday July 7, 2021 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday July 7, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday July 7, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - S13 E23

  • Tuesday July 6, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday July 6, 2021 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday July 6, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday July 6, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Educational Innovation - S13 E21

  • Monday July 5, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday July 5, 2021 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday July 5, 2021 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday July 5, 2021 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday July 5, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Monday July 5, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Boone Co. Judge Executive Gary Moore

  • Saturday July 10, 2021 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday July 10, 2021 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday July 4, 2021 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday July 4, 2021 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday July 4, 2021 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday July 4, 2021 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday June 30, 2021 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Wednesday June 30, 2021 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday June 30, 2021 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday June 27, 2021 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday June 27, 2021 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday June 27, 2021 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday June 27, 2021 11:00 am CT on KET

Gerald Smith - S13 E20

  • Friday July 2, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday July 2, 2021 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday July 2, 2021 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday July 2, 2021 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday July 2, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday July 2, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY

DV8 Kitchen - S13 E17

  • Thursday July 1, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday July 1, 2021 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday July 1, 2021 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday July 1, 2021 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday July 1, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday July 1, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Silas House - S13 E16

  • Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday June 30, 2021 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday June 30, 2021 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday June 30, 2021 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday June 30, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday June 30, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Sexual Harassment Issues - Consultant Rus Funk - S13 E14

  • Tuesday June 29, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday June 29, 2021 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday June 29, 2021 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday June 29, 2021 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday June 29, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday June 29, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Good Samaritans - Surgery on Sunday; Bluegrass Families First and One Parent Scholar House - S13 E12

  • Monday June 28, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday June 28, 2021 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday June 28, 2021 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday June 28, 2021 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday June 28, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Monday June 28, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY

The Demands and Rewards of Fatherhood

  • Saturday July 3, 2021 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday July 3, 2021 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday June 27, 2021 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday June 27, 2021 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday June 27, 2021 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday June 27, 2021 7:00 am CT on KETKY

Psychologist Julie Cerel

  • Saturday June 26, 2021 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday June 26, 2021 3:30 pm CT on KETKY

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

  • Friday June 25, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday June 25, 2021 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday June 25, 2021 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday June 25, 2021 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday June 25, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday June 25, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention - S13 E8

  • Thursday June 24, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday June 24, 2021 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
Top

Season 13 Episodes

Marcie Timmerman - Mental Health and Wellness

S13 E43 Length 28:03 Premiere Date 8.24.18

Tiffany Manuel - Affordable Housing

S13 E42 Length 27:32 Premiere Date 8.17.18

Jessica Dueñas - 2019 Kentucky Teacher of the Year

S13 E41 Length 28:52 Premiere Date 8.10.18

2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book

S13 E37 Length 28:48 Premiere Date 7.13.18

A New Task Force on Opioids

S13 E36 Length 28:07 Premiere Date 7.6.18

Shining a Spotlight on Epilepsy

S13 E35 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 6.29.18

Criminal Justice Reform

S13 E34 Length 28:32 Premiere Date 6.22.18

Jay Box - Kentucky Community and Technical College

S13 E33 Length 28:03 Premiere Date 6.15.18

Interim Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis

S13 E32 Length 28:03 Premiere Date 6.8.18

Bob King - Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

S13 E31 Length 28:09 Premiere Date 6.1.18

Rachel Childress - Lexington Habitat for Humanity

S13 E30 Length 26:22 Premiere Date 5.25.18

2018 Kentucky Primary Races

S13 E29 Length 29:52 Premiere Date 5.18.18

Dr. Donna Grigsby

S13 E28 Length 28:03 Premiere Date 5.11.18

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention

S13 E27 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 5.4.18

Kosair Charities Face It Movement; Terry Brooks

S13 E25 Length 28:27 Premiere Date 4.20.18

Child Marriage Laws in Kentucky - Donna Pollard

S13 E24 Length 28:42 Premiere Date 4.13.18

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

S13 E23 Length 29:22 Premiere Date 4.6.18

Secretary Derrick Ramsey - Apprenticeships

S13 E22 Length 28:09 Premiere Date 2.23.18

Educational Innovation

S13 E21 Length 28:45 Premiere Date 2.16.18

Gerald Smith

S13 E20 Length 28:12 Premiere Date 2.9.18

Perry Bacon Jr.

S13 E18 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 2.2.18

DV8 Kitchen

S13 E17 Length 28:37 Premiere Date 1.19.18

Silas House, New Novel

S13 E16 Length 28:03 Premiere Date 1.16.18

Tawanda Owsley

S13 E15 Length 26:32 Premiere Date 1.5.18

Sexual Harassment Issues

S13 E14 Length 28:37 Premiere Date 12.15.17

Disability Rates and Benefits

S13 E13 Length 27:27 Premiere Date 12.8.17

Good Samaritans

S13 E12 Length 28:42 Premiere Date 11.17.17

A Salute to Heroes

S13 E10 Length 26:18 Premiere Date 11.10.17

Legislative Health Policy

S13 E9 Length 28:12 Premiere Date 11.3.17

Elder Care

S13 E8 Length 29:31 Premiere Date 10.27.17

Preventing Youth Suicide

S13 E7 Length 28:17 Premiere Date 10.20.17

A Proposal for Pension Reform

S13 E6 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 10.13.17

Rethinking Pain Medication

S13 E5 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 10.6.17

Former Gov. Steve Beshear

S13 E4 Length 28:53 Premiere Date 9.29.17

Secretary Elaine Chao

S13 E3 Length 28:52 Premiere Date 9.22.17

Smoking Cessation and Pregnancy

S13 E2 Length 29:32 Premiere Date 9.8.17

Author and Journalist Sam Quinones

S13 E1 Length 28:52 Premiere Date 9.1.17

Author and Journalist Sam Quinones

Preview Length 28:52 Premiere Date 9.1.17

Explore KET