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Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman

Renee Shaw talks with Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, who also serves as secretary of the state Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on students as well as priorities for the Beshear Administration to improve education funding and boost school and career readiness.
S16 E14 Length 27:06 Premiere: 1.10.21

Fulfilling Educational Priorities During an Unprecedented Health Crisis

Gov. Andy Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman entered office in December 2019 with a pledge to be an “education-first administration.” As a former public school teacher, administrator, and basketball coach, Coleman brings a wealth of experience to the lieutenant governor’s office and to the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, where she is also secretary.

On their first day, Beshear replaced the sitting Kentucky Board of Education with new members he said were committed to public schools. Coleman says the reconstituted group they put in place is one of the most qualified boards in the nation with expertise ranging from early childhood to postsecondary education.

“We have a multitude of really knowledgeable talented perspectives to be able to give us advice,” says Coleman.

But neither the Beshear Administration nor the new board could’ve predicted the disruptions that awaited them from COVID-19 just three months later. By mid-March, education officials executed a rapid transition to virtual instruction when schools closed at the outset of the pandemic.

“In so many cases, our options were bad and bad,” says the lieutenant governor. “We had to make do and make the best of those situations, which is what every teacher, parent, and student across Kentucky has done.”

But online instruction only works if students have reliable internet access. Coleman says up to 15 percent of Kentucky students did not have internet service at home when the pandemic started. She says school administrators and community leaders deployed internet hotspots in underserved areas, so now only about 3 to 5 percent of students still lack home access. Coleman says it is critical that the state fund and install so-called last-mile service so that all families can connect to the internet.

“There’s not an even playing field as long as there’s a digital divide,” she says.

Along with the technical challenges and the physical health risks, the pandemic has also had an impact on mental health. With schools closed and extracurricular activities suspended, students have lost many of the social interactions that are vital to healthy emotional development. There’s also the fear that can come with facing a once-in-a-century global pandemic.

“We have continued with the uncertainty, and the anxiety, and the isolation, and it’s taking a toll on all of us,” says Coleman. “It’s very difficult to be removed from your students, and to maintain relationships, and to build those relationships the way that you would face to face.”

The lieutenant governor says she understands the urgency to get students back in the classroom. She says teachers share that goal, but she adds they want to do so in a way that doesn’t endanger their own health or the well-being of students and school staff as well as the families they go home to at night.

More Money for Schools, Teachers, Staff, and Students

Gov. Beshear presented his one-year budget plan to lawmakers last week, which includes a $1,000 pay raise for all public school teachers and staff, including bus drivers and cafeteria workers. He also called for an increase to basic school funding as well as money for textbooks and electronic instruction resources.

GOP leaders in the Republican-controlled state House and Senate have signaled their reluctance to raise school salaries at a time of such great economic uncertainty and when so many Kentuckians have lost their jobs because of COVID-19.

Coleman says the pandemic has reinforced the vital role that public schools play in the lives of Kentuckians, and she asks lawmakers to work together during this difficult time.

“Public education should not be partisan, and raising the wages of our public servants shouldn’t be partisan either,” says Coleman. “This is an issue that we should be able to come together on to improve the economic life of the folks that take care for our kids everyday.”

Beshear also called for $100 million to rebuild and repair public schools, full funding for the Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System, money for student mental health services, and a 2 percent increase in funding for colleges and universities.

Coleman says she also hopes lawmakers will fund the state Academy for Equity in Teaching, which will help recruit and train high quality educators from diverse backgrounds. Addressing racial inequities is a high priority for state education officials, and Coleman says it’s important for students of color to have teachers who look like them.

“It improves outcomes for our Black and brown students,” she says. “If they have a teacher of color, at least two, by the time there are in third grade they are 32 percent more likely to graduate high school and go to college.”

Republican lawmakers are also expected to revisit legislation meant to help low-income families afford the cost of sending their children to private school. As a former public school teacher, Coleman says she opposes such plans.

“Whether you call it a scholarship tax credit or a school voucher... it’s the same thing as putting lipstick on a pig,” says the lieutenant governor. “It is diverting public dollars away from our public education system at a time where we need it now more than ever.”

Boosting Educational Achievement and the Economy

To help the 327,000 Kentuckians who lack a high school diploma, the Beshear Administration waived fees for first-time GED test takers. Coleman says about 3,500 Kentuckians used that benefit in the first half of 2020. Now with testing sites closed by COVID-19, the Beshear Administration instituted online GED testing in November. Coleman says that it is important to make these options available even during a pandemic because she says people without a high school diploma or equivalent make far less income over their lifetimes than those with a diploma.

Coleman says the administration is also working to close gaps in student preparedness as they move into kindergarten, then advance through school, and transition into college or a specialized training program.

Testing data indicates that only 51 percent of Kentucky children are ready to start kindergarten. As they enter middle school, only about 29 percent are proficient at math. Coleman says the state should fund more early childhood education as well as full-day kindergarten at every school in the commonwealth. She says that investment is critical to helping children succeed as they progress from preschool to high school and beyond.

“That real transformational change doesn’t just improve their life but it improves their family’s life as well,” says Coleman.

The Beshear Administration along with the Council on Postsecondary Education, the state Department of Education, and the state Education and Workforce Development Cabinet have partnered to create the Commonwealth Education Continuum to better prepare students as they move through each step of their academic journeys. Coleman says the effort will benefit students, their families, and the state’s economy.

“We have to be able to produce more students with college degrees in the commonwealth if we truly want to make sure that economic development is a priority and we’re able to bring in new businesses to create new jobs,” she says.

But many of these initiatives may take a backseat to COVID-19 for the foreseeable future. Instead of longing for a return to the way things used to be, Coleman says she hopes educators can continue to use the new approaches they’ve developed that may be better or more efficient than how they used to operate. She also hopes that schools, families and communities will continue to collaborate like they have during the pandemic.

“We’re all struggling – it’s difficult for all of is in many different ways,” says Coleman. “This is the time, if there ever was a time, for us to extend grace to each other because of those circumstances.”

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

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Kristin Ashford - Smoking Cessation and Pregnancy - S13 E2

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

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Renee speaks with Tameka Montgomery, who was appointed in 2013 by President Obama to lead the Office of Entrepreneurial Development at the U.S. Small Business Administration. In her capacity as Associate Administrator, she is charged with driving programs and policies that support national entrepreneurial training and education programs.

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Restaurateur and Chef Ouita Michel

Renee Shaw talks with restaurateur and culinary artist Ouita Michel about her first cookbook, Just a Few Miles South: Timeless Recipes from Our Favorite Places, which features some favorite recipes of her restaurant patrons.

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Psychologist Julie Cerel

Renee Shaw and psychologist Julie Cerel, Ph.D., a professor in the University of Kentucky College of Social Work, discuss grief and mental health challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao - S13 E4

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

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Steve Beshear - S13 E5

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

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Gordon Hamlin - S13 E7

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

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Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention - S13 E8

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

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

State Sen. Julie Raque Adams and State Rep. Addia Wuchner, chairs of the Senate Health and Welfare and House Health and Family Services committees, respectively, discuss upcoming health care issues that will be addressed during the 2018 Kentucky General Assembly.

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

Lexington plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Moore talks about Surgery on Sunday, providing outpatient essential surgical services at no cost to income-eligible, uninsured or underinsured individuals. Then, Kelly Duffy talks about Bluegrass Families First (BFF), a non-profit that provides opportunities for early childhood development, adult education, and other services helping Lexington families move toward self-sufficiency. BFF supports three organizations: The Family Care Center; The Nest Center for Women, Children, and Families; and One Parent Scholar House. Mirsada Simic talks about One Parent Scholar House and its Child Development Center with a 5-star curriculum program.

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Sexual Harassment Issues - Consultant Rus Funk - S13 E14

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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Silas House - S13 E16

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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DV8 Kitchen - S13 E17

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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Gerald Smith - S13 E20

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 - S13 E21

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. - S13 E23

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 - S13 E24

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 - S13 E25

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 - S13 E28

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 - S13 E34

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 - S13 E35

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 - S13 E42

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 - S13 E43

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 - 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.

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Sec. Vickie Yates Brown Glisson - S12 E44

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Kayla Rae Whitaker - S12 E41

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Walter Gilliam - S12 E40

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Leadership - Marian Guinn and Lisa Williams; Colene Elridge - S12 E38

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Patricia Peacock - S12 E30

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Kentucky Authors - Prisha Hedau; Carly Muetterties and Maddie Shepard

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Cory Jewell Jensen - S12 E18

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David Thompson - S12 E11

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Mitzi Sinnott - S12 E3

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FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf - S12 E2

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Phil Wilkins - S11 E43

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Christopher 2X

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Tameka Montgomery - S11 E42

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Dominique Wilkins - S11 E41

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Gary Tuggle - S11 E40

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Dr. Leana Wen - S11 E39

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Terrence Walton - S11 E38

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Sarah Taylor Vanover - Early Childhood Education

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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack - S11 E37

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Kimberly Johnson - S11 E36

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Jason Merrick - S11 E35

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Fayette County Veterans Treatment Court - S11 E34

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Dr. Lynne Saddler - S11 E33

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U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell

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Cynthia Knapek

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Season 16 Episodes

Psychologist Julie Cerel

S16 E31 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 6.13.21

Restaurateur and Chef Ouita Michel

S16 E30 Length 27:56 Premiere Date 6.6.21

Sarah Taylor Vanover - Early Childhood Education

S16 E29 Length 27:32 Premiere Date 5.16.21

A Conversation with U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell

S16 E28 Length 28:21 Premiere Date 5.9.21

Cynthia Knapek of Louisville Leadership Center

S16 E27 Length 27:35 Premiere Date 5.1.21

Vaccine Equity and Hesitancy

S16 E26 Length 28:22 Premiere Date 4.24.21

State Treasurer Allison Ball and Sharon Price

S16 E25 Length 28:31 Premiere Date 4.18.21

Chef and Activist Dan Wu

S16 E24 Length 27:52 Premiere Date 4.11.21

EKU Criminal Justice Professor Pete Kraska

S16 E23 Length 28:00 Premiere Date 4.3.21

The Rise of Anti-Asian Violence

S16 E22 Length 27:32 Premiere Date 3.28.21

Authors Prisha Hedau, Carly Muetterties and Maddie Shepard

S16 E21 Length 28:21 Premiere Date 3.21.21

Charles Booker

S16 E20 Length 28:27 Premiere Date 3.14.21

Mental Health and COVID-19

S16 E19 Length 28:39 Premiere Date 2.14.21

Community Activist Christopher 2X

S16 E18 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 2.7.21

Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Keith Jackson

S16 E17 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 1.31.21

A Mission to End Institutional Racism in Kentucky

S16 E16 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 1.24.21

Celebrating the Urban League of Lexington-Fayette County

S16 E15 Length 28:33 Premiere Date 1.17.21

Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman

S16 E14 Length 27:06 Premiere Date 1.10.21

Caroline Randall Williams

S16 E13 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 12.20.20

Amy Luttrell and Adria Johnson

S16 E12 Length 28:12 Premiere Date 12.13.20

Kentucky Education Commissioner Jason Glass

S16 E11 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 11.22.20

Louisville Metro Police Interim Chief Yvette Gentry

S16 E10 Length 28:11 Premiere Date 11.15.20

Jecorey Arthur and Quintez Brown

S16 E9 Length 27:31 Premiere Date 11.8.20

Terrance Sullivan

S16 E8 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 11.1.20

2020 Election Preview with Colmon Elridge and Tres Watson

S16 E7 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 10.25.20

Beth Howard and Michael Harrington; Devine Carama

S16 E6 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 10.18.20

Nana Ama Aya Bullock and Muriel Harris

S16 E5 Length 28:26 Premiere Date 10.11.20

Betsy Johnson, Saundra Ardrey

S16 E4 Length 28:41 Premiere Date 10.4.20

Fabian Alvarez, Leyda Becker and Mercedes Harn

S16 E3 Length 28:06 Premiere Date 9.27.20

Devine Carama; Marjorie Guyon and Barry Darnell Burton

S16 E2 Length 28:46 Premiere Date 9.20.20

Marsha Weinstein

S16 E1 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 9.11.20

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