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Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman

Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman

Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman discusses a range of topics with host Renee Shaw, including her efforts as secretary of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet to bolster Kentucky's economy through a new partnership designed to strengthen the state's educational pipeline and close attainment gaps for underrepresented minorities.

  • Saturday January 23, 2021 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Celebrating the Urban League of Lexington-Fayette County

Renee Shaw speaks with Urban League of Lexington-Fayette County president and CEO P.G. Peeples and former Lexington Herald-Leader columnist and journalist Jacalyn Carfagno who led the effort to document the organization’s success resulting in a release of a 50th anniversary book.

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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.

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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.

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History Maker; Tuskegee Airmen History - S9 E14

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

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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.

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Vershawn A. Young - S9 E20

Renee talks with University of Kentucky professor Dr. Vershawn A. Young (aka Dr. Vay), an expert of the contemporary African American experience, about his latest published work, Other People's English: Code-Meshing, Code-Switching, and African American Literacy.

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Connections

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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.

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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.

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Aaron Thompson - S9 E26

Aaron Thompson, executive vice president and chief academic officer of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, discusses the state budget for higher education and the impact on student tuition.

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MaryLee Underwoood and Chastity Ross - CCDD - S9 E27

MaryLee Underwoood and Chastity Ross with the Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities (CCDD) discuss recent legislation to protect vulnerable adults against abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

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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.

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Connections

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Connections

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Connections

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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.

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Mental Health Courts - S9 E36

Kelly Gunning, director of advocacy and public policy, NAMI Lexington (National Alliance on Mental Illness), and Public Defender Jon Landon, discuss mental health laws in Kentucky.

  • Tuesday February 16, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Betty Baye - S9 E1

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Nikky Finney - S8 E43

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Dorothy J. Edwards - S8 E41

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Alice Allison Dunnigan - Pioneering Journalist - S15 E9

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  • Saturday January 9, 2021 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
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  • Wednesday January 6, 2021 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday January 6, 2021 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday January 3, 2021 6:00 pm ET on KET2
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  • Sunday January 3, 2021 12:00 pm ET on KET
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Food Security (Part 2) - S8 E39

  • Friday January 8, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday January 8, 2021 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Food Security - S8 E38

  • Thursday January 7, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday January 7, 2021 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Shevawn Akers - S8 E37

  • Wednesday January 6, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday January 6, 2021 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday January 6, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
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Dana Branham - S8 E36

  • Tuesday January 5, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday January 5, 2021 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Frank Minnifield - S8 E35

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Beth Howard and Michael Harrington; Devine Carama

  • Sunday January 3, 2021 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
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  • Sunday January 3, 2021 8:00 am ET on KETKY
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  • Wednesday December 30, 2020 11:30 pm ET on KET
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  • Sunday December 27, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET2
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Jakobi Williams - S8 E34

  • Friday January 1, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Beth Dotson Brown - S8 E31

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Lexington Artists - S8 E28

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Byron Hurt - S8 E25

  • Tuesday December 29, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Janet Steele Holloway - S8 E24

  • Monday December 28, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Caroline Randall Williams

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  • Sunday December 20, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET2
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Jane Beshear - S8 E21

  • Friday December 25, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Alexandra Bradner - S8 E20

  • Thursday December 24, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Thrivals 5.0 - S8 E19

  • Wednesday December 23, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Derek Anderson - S8 E18

  • Tuesday December 22, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Bianca Spriggs - S8 E16

  • Monday December 21, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Amy Luttrell and Adria Johnson

  • Sunday December 20, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Cathy Holloway Hill - S8 E15

  • Friday December 18, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday December 18, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday December 18, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday December 18, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
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Season 16 Episodes

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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