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Political Journalist Cokie Roberts

Political Journalist Cokie Roberts

Political Journalist Cokie Roberts

Renee's guest is NPR and ABC political commentator Cokie Roberts, whose more than 40-year career in broadcasting has earned her countless awards, including induction into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame. Roberts discusses her storied career, the state of civic engagement, the conversation about real and fake news, inspiring women to pursue journalism, and more.
S12 E33 Length 28:06 Premiere: 5.22.17

Cokie Roberts on Current Politics and a Storied Career

Cokie Roberts has witnessed many dramatic events in Washington, D.C. – not just in her four decades as a political journalist and commentator for NPR and ABC, but even as a child. The Louisiana native was the daughter of longtime U.S. Representatives Hale Boggs and Lindy Boggs, who collectively served the people of New Orleans for 46 years.

“It is such a privilege – you have a front seat to history,” says Roberts. “You do get used to it, and you shouldn’t, because it is a very special thing to be able to be in the room… when all kinds of special things are happening.”

Roberts appeared on KET’s Connections to discuss her career, the state of politics and journalism today, and her work to document prominent women in American history.

Choosing Journalism Over the Family Business

Roberts admits she considered following in her parents’ footsteps. Her father was elected to one term in Congress during World War II. Hale Boggs, a Democrat, returned to the U.S. House after the war and would stay there until October 1972, when he was killed in a plane crash. Roberts’ mother, Lindy Boggs, succeeded her husband, and represented Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional district until her retirement in 1991.

But any plans of politics ended when Roberts met her future husband in college. Steve Roberts wanted to be a journalist, and Cokie Roberts thought her entering politics would complicate his life too much. She says she has a tremendous respect for people who serve in office, and she sees her role as a journalist as an equally vital public service.

“I do feel strongly that informing the voters about what’s going on, trying to explain it in ways that people can understand it, and putting the issues out there is a form of participation,” Roberts says.

After decades as a journalist, Roberts now she now works as a commentator and analyst in a syndicated newspaper column she writes with her husband, on her weekly chats for NPR’s “Morning Edition,” and on ABC news programs. She says she enjoys all three mediums and the unique strengths they have for conveying stories.

Roberts is less sanguine on the rise of new media and the rise of the 24-hour news cycle. She’s concerned that much of what people read on the internet beyond traditional news outlets isn’t properly reported and edited. Plus, there are added pressures of being the first to post a breaking story. Roberts says she disagrees with some online news outlets that seek to break news even before all the facts have been verified.

“I think a huge amount of our job as older journalists is to quash that,” says Roberts, “and explain to young people that, no, getting it first is not the most important thing. Getting it right is.”

Even with the challenges facing news media these days, Roberts says she’s thrilled that so many young people still want to pursue careers in journalism. And she’s especially happy to note that many of the nation’s journalism schools are filled with female students.

Politics of Division

In addition to the financial pressures facing some news organizations, especially print outlets, there’s also the frontal assault on the legitimacy of mainstream media. Roberts says she believes there’s a deliberate attempt by President Donald Trump and other politicians and pundits to undermine institutions that have traditionally served as a check on political power.

“There’s no such thing as ‘fake news.’ It’s either news or it’s fake,” Roberts says. “There are no alternative facts. They’re facts or they’re not.”

At the same time, Roberts takes a long view of the division and dissatisfaction in politics today. She notes how many Americans have great confidence in the military now, but didn’t in the years following the Vietnam War. And many voters are dissatisfied with the government now, but had strong confidence in it after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, says Roberts. She bemoans that civility has reached a low point in public discourse, but then offers a reminder that the nation was far more divided in the years just prior to the Civil War.

“We’re in a moment when people are feeling very angry and feeling that they want their voices heard on both sides,” says Roberts. “I’m thrilled that there’s activism on both sides. I think that having an active citizenry is a very important part of our republic.”

Roberts adds that voters are tired of political posturing and want to see the government get things done. She says she hopes politicians on both sides of the aisle will reach beyond their entrenched, partisan bases to embrace more people and ideas in the middle of the political spectrum.

Women in American History

Now that she’s free from the rigors of deadline reporting, Roberts has more time to focus on writing books. She and her husband Steve have authored titles about their long marriage (they wed in 1966) and about being an interfaith family (she was raised Catholic, and he is Jewish).

She’s also written a series about women in American history. Roberts’ 2004 book “Founding Mothers” explored the little-known women who played critical roles in the American Revolution. In 2008, she followed up with “Ladies of Liberty,” which profiled more women who shaped the young nation. “Capital Dames,” published in 2015, moves the story to the mid-19th century to detail how the Civil War changed life for women in Washington.

Roberts admits her publisher had to convince her to write about America’s bloodiest conflict.

“I really didn’t want to write a Civil War book partly because my ancestors fought on the wrong side,” Roberts jokes.

But she also had more serious reservations about the idea.

“I hate the Civil War. [It] is such a failure of the political system,” says Roberts. “The idea that they couldn’t get to emancipation without killing a half a million Americans is just so depressing and wrong that I didn’t want to deal with it.”

Her next book project will explore the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave women the right to vote. Roberts says the suffrage movement of the late 1800s and the work of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton are well known. Instead, she says she’s curious to examine the fight for ratification.

“20th-century women were tortured and imprisoned and force-fed and terrible things happened,” says Roberts. “But that’s what it required: it was that kind of radicalism [needed] in order to get the amendment passed and ratified.”

That book is scheduled for release in 2020, to coincide with the 100th anniversary of American women finally gaining voting rights.

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Kevin Chapman - S10 E28

Clinical psychologist Kevin Chapman of Louisville discusses anxiety disorders and an innovative approach called virtual reality exposure therapy to help ease those conditions.

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Kiley Lane Parker - S10 E29

Filmmaker Kiley Lane Parker discusses her film, Raising Ms. President, about raising the next generation of female political leaders.

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Pellom McDaniels - S10 E30

Pellom McDaniels, faculty curator of African-American collections and assistant professor of African-American studies at Emory University in Atlanta, talks about his book, The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy.

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Jay Williams - S10 E33

From the recent SOAR summit in Pikeville, Jay Williams, the U.S. assistant secretary of commerce for economic development and the former mayor of Youngstown, Ohio, talks with Renee about how Youngstown recovered from the decline of the steel industry, and how those lessons can apply to Eastern Kentucky areas distressed by the sharp downturn in coal jobs.

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Susan and Morgan Guess - S10 E34

Susan Guess and her daughter, Morgan, began the Guess Anti-Bullying Foundation nearly four years ago after Morgan experienced bullying. They have raised $50,000 to bring a variety of anti-bullying programs to the region. Susan Guess was appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear in 2014 to serve on the Kentucky Bully Prevention Task Force, which will make recommendations to the governor in fall 2015.

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Miss Kentucky Ramsey Carpenter - S10 E35

Renee speaks with Ramsey Carpenter, Miss Kentucky 2014, who was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and has catalyzed her experience into greater awareness of the disease.

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Josh Nadzam and Tanya Torp - S10 E37

Renee speaks with community activist Josh Nadzam, a former University of Kentucky track athlete, who in 2014 ran from Lexington to Frankfort to raise awareness for domestic partner violence. Then, Renee talks with Tanya Torp, program director of Step by Step, a non-profit organization that improves the lives of young single moms and their children through support, encouragement, faith, and education.

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Cathy Zion - Zion Publications LLC - S10 E38

Cathy Zion became owner and publisher of Zion Publications in 1996, after a long career in banking. Her company publishes Today's Woman, and added new magazines, Today's Transitions and Today's Family.

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Gigi Butler - Gigi's Cupcakes - S10 E39

Gigi Butler opened her first Gigi's Cupcakes location just off of music row in Nashville, Tennessee in 2008 and in six short years, with 98 locations and counting, Gigi's is now the largest cupcake franchise in the world.

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Cathe Dykstra - Family Scholar House - S10 E41

Cathe Dykstra, chief possibility officer, president & CEO of Family Scholar House, discusses the Louisville organization and its impact on families and communities. Family Scholar House's mission is to end the cycle of poverty by providing housing and educational support to single-parent students and their families.

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Infant Nutrition and Breastfeeding - S10 E42

Renee and her guests discuss the health benefits of breastfeeding in recognition of national breastfeeding week, as well as provide tips on proper infant nutrition. Scheduled guests include: Doraine Bailey, MA, IBCLC, Breastfeeding Support Services with the Lexington-Fayette County Health Dept.; Ana Maria Linares, an associate professor in the UK College of Nursing and a Lactation Consultant who has conducted research on attitudes and practices around breastfeeding among Latinas in Lexington; and Nicole Peritore, program coordinator for the Health Education through Extension Leadership (HEEL) Office at the University of Kentucky.

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Andre Taylor - S10 E43

Andre Taylor has a distinguished 35-year career, building and advising businesses. He's the author of You Can Still Win! and a half-dozen other books, a frequent guest expert on ABC News, and an international authority on winning and leadership. Mr. Taylor was a speaker at the 13th Annual Lexington Bluegrass Area Minority Business Expo.

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JoAnne Wheeler Bland - S10 E44

Renee talks with transgender activist JoAnne Wheeler Bland, who in her sixties transitioned from male to female. A practicing attorney for more than 40 years, she is a former Special Justice on the Kentucky Supreme Court, former Vice-President of the Kentucky Fairness Alliance, current member of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education's Committee on Equal Opportunity (the Diversity Committee), and guest speaker at Women's and Gender Studies programs at Kentucky universities.

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Faith Politics - S10 E45

Renee and her guests talk about the role of religion in politics and public policy decision-making. Guests: Rev. Nancy Jo Kemper, pastor of New Union Christian Church, and Rev. D. Anthony Everett, pastor of Wesley United Methodist Church.

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Kinship Care - S10 E46

Kentucky has one of the highest rates in the nation of children being raised by grandparents and other relatives, also known as kinship care. Renee and her guests discuss what research tells us about the financial, emotional, and legal challenges that kinship care poses. Guests: Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates, and Jeanne Miller-Jacobs, a kinship care provider.

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Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk - S11 E2

Renee speaks with new Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent, Emmanuel "Manny" Caulk. Caulk was previously superintendent of Portland Public Schools, Maine's largest school district. His experience includes working as a special education teacher in a juvenile detention facility, an elementary principal, and a high school principal. He was also a former assistant prosecutor for the state of New Jersey.

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The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia - Gerald Smith - S11 E3

Renee's guest is Dr. Gerald Smith, an author and history professor at the University of Kentucky, and co-editor of The Kentucky African-American Encyclopedia: Life and Culture in the Commonwealth. The reference book contains entries on the individuals, events, places, organizations, movements, and institutions that helped shape the state's history and cultural diversity.

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Childhood Cancer - S11 E4

September is childhood cancer awareness month. Renee talks with survivors and parents about their experiences and the research on the rare maladies striking youth.

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Kellie Blair Hardt - S11 E5

Renee speaks with special education teacher Kellie Blair Hardt, who overcame homelessness, an absent mother, an alcoholic father and school expulsion to earn her GED. She received the National Education Association Foundation's 2013 Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence as one of the nation's top educators. Hardt is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in higher education at George Mason University. She was featured in KET's series Dropping Back In.

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15K Degrees Initiative - S10 E13

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Sister Helen Prejean - S10 E12

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Jefferson County Veterans Treatment Court - S10 E11

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Bill Farmer - S10 E8

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Diane Follingstad - UK Women's Circle Endowment Chair - S10 E6

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

Dayna Seelig - S14 E26

  • Sunday September 13, 2020 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday September 13, 2020 7:00 am CT on KETKY

Kevin Chapman - S10 E5

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

Soreyda Benedit Begley and Chris Begley - S10 E3

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

Bloggers on Personal Development - S10 E2

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

Chris Rabb - S10 E1

  • Tuesday September 8, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday September 8, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday September 8, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday September 8, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Tanya Torp and Holly Houston - S9 E46

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

Marjorie Guyon and Barry Darnell Burton - I Was Here Project - S14 E36

  • Saturday September 12, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday September 12, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday September 9, 2020 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday September 9, 2020 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday September 6, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday September 6, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY

Frontier Nursing University - S9 E45

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

SWAG - Sisters and Supporters Working Against Gun Violence - S9 E44

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

Marta Miranda - S9 E43

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

Judi Jennings - S9 E42

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

Dr. Robert Hilgers - S9 E41

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

Alice Allison Dunnigan - Pioneering Journalist - S15 E9

  • Sunday September 6, 2020 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday September 6, 2020 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday September 5, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday September 5, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday September 2, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday September 2, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday August 30, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday August 30, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY

Filmmaker Lynn Novick - S14 E33

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

Wil James - S9 E40

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

African Americans and Mental Health - S9 E39

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

Charisse Gillett - Lexington Theological Seminary - S9 E38

  • Wednesday August 26, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday August 26, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday August 26, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday August 26, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Dr. Timothy M. Houchin - S9 E37

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

DV8 Kitchen - S13 E17

  • Saturday August 22, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday August 22, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Season 12

Kinship Care Activist Katie Okumu

S12 E46 Length 26:27 Premiere Date 8.25.17

Photographer Carol Peachee

S12 E45 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 8.18.17

Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative

S12 E44 Length 28:28 Premiere Date 8.11.17

Sec. Vickie Yates Brown Glisson

S12 E43 Length 29:17 Premiere Date 8.4.17

Criminal Justice Reform

S12 E42 Length 28:08 Premiere Date 7.28.17

Kayla Rae Whitaker

S12 E41 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 7.14.17

Uncovering Bias in Preschool Education

S12 E40 Length 29:01 Premiere Date 7.7.17

The Latest Data on Kentucky's Kids

S12 E39 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 6.30.17

Building Leadership Skills

S12 E38 Length 29:01 Premiere Date 6.23.17

The Ali Center's Donald Lassere

S12 E37 Length 28:46 Premiere Date 6.16.17

Improving Nutrition in the Daily Diet

S12 E36 Length 27:06 Premiere Date 6.9.17

Alzheimer's Disease

S12 E35 Length 28:19 Premiere Date 6.2.17

Innovation at the Alltech Conference

S12 E34 Length 28:33 Premiere Date 5.26.17

Political Journalist Cokie Roberts

S12 E33 Length 28:06 Premiere Date 5.22.17

2017 Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit

S12 E32 Length 28:03 Premiere Date 5.12.17

Alison Lundergan Grimes

S12 E31 Length 28:37 Premiere Date 5.9.17

Sexual Trauma in the Military

S12 E30 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 5.2.17

Foster Care

S12 E29 Length 28:46 Premiere Date 4.24.17

Justice Secretary John Tilley

S12 E23 Length 29:36 Premiere Date 4.14.17

Job Training in Kentucky

S12 E22 Length 29:31 Premiere Date 3.24.17

Kentucky Tourism

S12 E21 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 2.24.17

Reducing Youth Violence

S12 E20 Length 28:21 Premiere Date 2.17.17

State Treasurer Allison Ball

S12 E19 Length 28:51 Premiere Date 2.10.17

Poverty in America

S12 E18 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 2.3.17

Homelessness in Kentucky

S12 E17 Length 28:46 Premiere Date 1.27.17

Sadiqa Reynolds

S12 E16 Length 28:06 Premiere Date 1.20.17

Cory Jewell Jensen

S12 E15 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 1.13.17

Bill Goodman

S12 E14 Length 28:37 Premiere Date 1.6.17

Promoting Health Equity

S12 E13 Length 29:01 Premiere Date 12.16.16

Kentucky's Teacher of the Year

S12 E12 Length 27:22 Premiere Date 12.9.16

Important Issues for Seniors

S12 E11 Length 28:20 Premiere Date 11.18.16

Nonprofit Organizations

S12 E10 Length 28:22 Premiere Date 11.11.16

Iris Wilbur and Colmon Elridge

S12 E9 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 11.4.16

Alzheimer's Disease

S12 E8 Length 28:32 Premiere Date 10.28.16

Activism Through Music and Art

S12 E7 Length 28:31 Premiere Date 10.21.16

Paducah's Merryman House

S12 E6 Length 28:07 Premiere Date 10.14.16

The Achievement Gap

S12 E5 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 10.7.16

Discussing Domestic Violence

S12 E4 Length 28:32 Premiere Date 9.30.16

Musician Jon Secada

S12 E3 Length 29:13 Premiere Date 9.23.16

Playwright Mitzi Sinnott

S12 E2 Length 27:12 Premiere Date 9.15.16

FDA Chief Dr. Robert Califf

S12 E1 Length 26:26 Premiere Date 9.9.16

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