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Sec. Vickie Yates Brown Glisson

Vickie Yates Brown Glisson, secretary of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, talks about Gov. Bevin's plan to overhaul the state's Medicaid program, how the cabinet is responding to the opioid addiction crisis, and recruiting and retaining social workers.
S12 E43 Length 29:17 Premiere: 8.4.17

Sec. Glisson on Kentucky’s Health Priorities

Although debates over health care legislation have stalled for now in Washington, officials in the Bevin Administration remain optimistic that their plan to overhaul the state’s Medicaid program will receive federal approval in the coming months.

Cabinet for Health and Family Services Secretary Vickie Yates Brown Glisson appeared on KET’s Connections to discuss Kentucky’s Medicaid waiver proposal and recent changes made to that plan. She also updated efforts to help children in state care and provide better working conditions for social workers employed by the commonwealth.
 

 
”Fairly Minor” Changes to Medicaid Overhaul
Last summer the Bevin Administration filed a waiver request with the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to overhaul the state’s Medicaid program. The plan, called Kentucky HEALTH, would levy monthly premiums ranging from $1 to $15 on most Medicaid members, and require all able-bodied working age adult enrollees with no dependents to participate or engage in 20 hours of employment-related or community service activities each week. The changes would apply to those enrolled in expanded Medicaid (for individuals making up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level) and non-disabled adults covered by traditional Medicaid.

The governor argues that without the changes Kentucky cannot afford to cover the 1.4 million people now enrolled in traditional and expanded Medicaid. If left unchanged, the commonwealth’s tab for Medicaid is estimated to be more than $1 billion over the next five years.

Secretary Glisson says state officials have been in negotiations with CMS about the state’s waiver request. As part of that, she says the Bevin Administration filed a revised overhaul proposal in early July.

“Those modifications are really more operational in nature,” says Glisson. “They’re fairly high-level… and fairly minor.”

Under the initial plan, Medicaid members facing the work requirement could gradually increase their work, community volunteerism, or job training activities to reach the mandated minimum of 20 hours per week. Glisson says that incremental ramp-up would have been too difficult to track for thousands of enrollees. Now with the revised proposal, some members will have to start their 20-hour minimum immediately, while others will have up to three months to meet the requirement.

The revision also sets a six-month disenrollment period for individuals who fail to update the state Medicaid office about changes to their income, employment status, or community engagement hours.

Helping People Transition Off Medicaid
State officials estimated that Medicaid rolls would shrink by about 86,000 people under the original waiver plan. That number grows to 95,000 enrollees with the updated waiver proposal. Glisson contends it’s not accurate to say those people would be forced out of the system.

“No one is going to be pushed off of Medicaid, no one is losing their benefits,” says the secretary.

Instead she says those people will transition out of the system as they get better-paying jobs that put them outside of Medicaid eligibility or as they get employer-provided health insurance. She says one of the goals of Kentucky HEALTH is to help people improve their jobs skills so they can get gainful employment.

“We need to connect you with the jobs, we need to get you the training for those jobs,” Glisson says, “and if you chose to, we’re hoping that you’re going to be able to transition to an employer-sponsored insurance product.”

CHFS held a new 30-day comment period for public input on the changes, and held two town hall-style meetings to get additional feedback the plan. She says the final revision will go to CMS later this month.

“We are hopefully getting to the end of this process,” Glisson says.

The secretary says her cabinet is preparing to implement the waiver even before receiving final approval. She says CHFS is prepping Department of Community Based Services personnel in all 120 counties as well as contract assistors from the former Kynect healthexchange to help guide Medicaid members through the new requirements. They’re also training staffs of local health departments, workforce development boards, and career centers on how to assist enrollees with the changes.

Glisson adds that the waiver will put Kentucky on track to deal with changes that Congress may make to Medicaid in any future health care legislation. Medicaid advocates sounded alarms over Republican proposals to convert Medicaid funds to a block grant in which the federal government would provide states a fixed amount of money for their Medicaid programs regardless of how many enrollees they have. Even if that happened, Glisson says she’s not worried.

“We’ve been very proactive, we’ve got a plan,” the secretary says. “We feel that that plan allows [Medicaid] to be more sustainable no matter what happens on the federal level.”

Child Welfare and Social Workers
The secretary says more than 8,500 Kentucky children are now in state care. She says upwards of 71 percent of those cases are directly or indirectly related to the drug scourge ravaging the commonwealth.

As the numbers of children needing foster or adoptive homes continues to increase, the Bevin Administration has made it a priority to improve how it handles children in state care. In the 2017 General Assembly session, lawmakers made it easier for non-blood relatives to take in foster children. These “fictive kin” could include a coach or teacher, a neighbor, or a church member who already has an existing relationship with the child.

Child welfare advocates want state support payments restored for so-called kinship caregivers. The state once paid a small monthly stipend to relatives who stepped up to foster a grandchild, niece, nephew, or cousin who is in state care. But the Steve Beshear Administration ended those payments during the state budget crisis. Kinship caregivers say it’s unfair for them to shoulder all the financial burden of raising a child even if they are related when traditional foster parents still receive monthly stipends.

Glisson says the governor and First Lady Glenna Bevin are concerned about the problem.

“They’ve asked us to go in and look at this issue to see if there’s a way, as we approach this budget session, to try to help out grandparents who are taking care of children and grandchildren,” the secretary says.

CHFS is preparing an omnibus foster care and adoption bill for the 2018 legislative session. Until then, Glisson says the DCBS can connect kinship caregivers with other financial supports such as Medicaid coverage for health care, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to help pay for food, and stipends for child care assistance.

The secretary says the cabinet is also exploring ways to address the enormous work demands placed on state social workers. To start Glisson says the cabinet is conducting a county-by-county survey of social workers and caseloads. She says Jefferson and Fayette counties and the counties in northern Kentucky are particular hotspots for overworked staff.

“How many social workers do we need to be able to take care of the issues there, and then look at the state as a whole,” Glisson says. “Then using those numbers to be able to figure out what are the numbers [of social workers] that we need,” says Glisson.

She says the cabinet will use this information to craft a request to lawmakers for more competitive salaries, stronger recruitment and retention efforts, and more downtime for social workers to recover from handling especially intense cases.

“Right now they’re on 24-7,” Glisson says. “It’s too much, so we’re trying to build a better work environment.”

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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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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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Kimberly Johnson - S11 E36

Renee's guest is Kimberly Johnson, Ph.D., director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment for the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The Center for Substance Abuse promotes community-based substance abuse treatment and recovery services for individuals and families in every community. Taped at the SAMHSA headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, Renee talks with Dr. Johnson about the nation's reliance on high-powered pain killers to manage pain, addiction recovery models, drug abuse prevention, and more. Part of KET's "Inside Opioid Addiction" initiative, funded in part by a grant from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack - S11 E37

From the USDA in Washington, D.C., Renee talks with U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who discusses the White House's response to the opioid addiction epidemic sweeping the nation, and the Obama Administration's budget proposal to invest more than $1 billion dollars in addiction treatment. Secretary Vilsack is personally familiar with addiction as he watched his adoptive mother struggle with drug use before she eventually found a path to sobriety. He and Renee discuss the challenges of treating addicts in rural areas, the connections between poverty and addiction, drug-monitoring programs to prevent doctor shopping, and the use of technology in recovery tools. Part of KET's "Inside Opioid Addiction" initiative, funded in part by a grant from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

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Terrence Walton - S11 E38

Renee's guest is Terrence Walton, chief operating officer of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals. Of the nearly 2.5 million people incarcerated in America, nearly half of them are in jail because of drug use and addiction. There are more than 3,000 drug courts across the nation to help those with substance-abuse disorders get and stay on the right side of the law. Renee talks with Terrence Walton in Baltimore, Maryland, about the success of drug courts in helping addicts recover and reducing crime. Part of KET's "Inside Opioid Addiction" initiative, funded in part by a grant from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

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Renee's guest is Dr. Leana Wen, Baltimore City health commissioner, emergency room physician, and patient advocate. Author of the critically-acclaimed book When Doctors Don't Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests, Dr. Wen has given six popular TED and TEDMED talks on patient-centered care, public health leadership, and healthcare reform and speaks frequently on national television about why combatting substance abuse is her top priority. Renee visits the Baltimore City Health Department to talk with Dr. Wen about the country's struggle to manage pain, physician responsibility in prescribing powerful painkillers, harm-reduction techniques like needle exchange, and the accessibility of overdose-reversal drugs. Part of KET's "Inside Opioid Addiction" initiative, funded in part by a grant from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

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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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Gary Tuggle - S11 E40

Renee's guest is Gary Tuggle, special agent in charge, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Philadelphia Division. With over 30 years of law enforcement experience, Tuggle, a Baltimore native, began his law enforcement career as a Baltimore City police officer. Renee catches up with him in his hometown to talk about the portals of heroin into the U.S., the DEA's new strategy in addressing heroin trafficking and use, and the rise of the highly-potent opioid fentanyl that's claiming more lives and endangering law enforcement. Part of KET's "Inside Opioid Addiction" initiative, funded in part by a grant from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

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Renee speaks with former NBA standout Dominique Wilkins about his storied career and his current mission to help combat the nation's diabetes epidemic.

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Tameka Montgomery - S11 E42

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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Phil Wilkins - S11 E43

Renee's guest is businessman and entrepreneur Phil Wilkins, who owns Dream Big Restaurants LLC. He discusses his approach to entrepreneurship and how self-confidence is at the core of his success as a businessman.

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Impact 100 - S8 E1

Joy Allen and Martha Clark from Owensboro-based group Impact 100 will join Renee to discuss their organization and its success in giving $1.24 million in grant money to local nonprofits over the past six years

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State Reps. McKenzie Cantrell and Joni Jenkins - Opioid Task Force - S13 E36

Renee speaks with State Representatives McKenzie Cantrell and Joni Jenkins of South Louisville about convening a task force of professionals and community members to study and address the opioid abuse epidemic in their district. Part of KET's continuing coverage of the opioid crisis.

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Angel Clark and Bianca Spriggs - S8 E2

Photographer Angel Clark, director of the Center for HIV Prevention and Community Outreach at AVOL AIDS Volunteers, Inc., and Lexington writer, poet, and performer Bianca Spriggs, discuss their work with the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association in facilitating workshops for incarcerated women in Kentucky for The SwallowTale Project and the upcoming multimodal exhibit "The Thirteen."

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Poverty in Kentucky - S8 E3

Renee and poverty eradication experts and advocates discuss poverty's growing grip on Kentucky's families and children and the efforts being made to improve the well-being of Kentuckians.

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Rev. Kimberly Jones - S8 E4

Renee talks with Miss Plus America, the Rev. Kimberly Jones from Louisville, about pageantry and how recognition of full-figured women affects body image of young girls.

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dream hampton - S8 E5

Acclaimed hip hop journalist and culture critic dream hampton has written about music, culture, and politics for 20 years. She is "divesting herself of hip hop" and discusses why she is ready to turn her back on the genre that has consumed much of her career.

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Tara Betts - S8 E6

Poet Tara Betts talks about her writing and her work as an activist for literacy. Betts, a lecturer in creative writing at Rutgers University, is the author of Arc and Hue, her 2009 debut collection of poetry. She recently spoke at the 2012 Kentucky Women Writers Conference.

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Terry Brooks - Kentucky Youth Advocates - S13 E37

Dr. Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates, talks about data trends in the 2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book concerning the well-being of Kentucky kids.

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Mimi Pickering and Dr. Catherine Fosl - S8 E7

Filmmaker Mimi Pickering and biographer Dr. Catherine Fosl, director of the University of Louisville's Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, discuss the upcoming documentary on KET Anne Braden: Southern Patriot, about the American civil rights leader.

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Susan Pope - S8 E12

Renee's guest is Danville actress Susan Pope, who is touring with her one-woman play, Dreadfully White, described as a zany look at the serious subject of growing up in a violent family.

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M.A.D.E. (Motivating Youth All Day Everyday) - S8 E13

Teaching life lessons beyond classroom textbooks is what a former UK football player and a one-time incarcerated gang member have in common. Quincy Murdock and Logan Avritt are working to improve GPA's for at-risk kids and dial down the lure of gangs and violence. It's called M.A.D.E. - Motivating Youth All Day Everyday. A 2012 KET production.

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Cathy Holloway Hill - S8 E15

An author, life coach, and radio talk show host, Cathy Holloway Hill has written a book on how to uncover and discover the real you in Lies, Love and Life.

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Bianca Spriggs - S8 E16

Affrilachian poet and performer Bianca Spriggs discusses "The Thirteen," an exhibit and performance revolving around the lives of 13 black women who were lynched in Kentucky during the 19th and 20th centuries. A 2013 KET production.

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Oral Health Care In Kentucky - S11 E30

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Kishonna Gray - S11 E29

  • Friday May 22, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday May 22, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Gretchen Hunt - S11 E28

  • Thursday May 21, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Dr. Erin Frazier - S11 E27

  • Wednesday May 20, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Crystal Wilkinson - S11 E26

  • Tuesday May 19, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 19, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes - S11 E25

  • Monday May 18, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday May 18, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Shining a Spotlight on Epilepsy - S13 E35

  • Sunday May 24, 2020 8:00 am ET on KETKY
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  • Wednesday May 20, 2020 11:30 pm ET on KET
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Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention - S11 E24

  • Friday May 15, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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A Tribute to Georgia Davis Powers - S11 E18

  • Thursday May 14, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Andrew Brennen - S11 E17

  • Wednesday May 13, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Anthony Smith - S11 E16

  • Tuesday May 12, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Wayne Lewis - S11 E15

  • Monday May 11, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday May 11, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Julie Cerel - Youth Suicide Prevention - S14 E29

  • Sunday May 17, 2020 8:00 am ET on KETKY
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  • Saturday May 16, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
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  • Wednesday May 13, 2020 11:30 pm ET on KET
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Former Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear - S11 E11

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Miss Kentucky Clark Davis - S11 E10

  • Thursday May 7, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Ari Berman - S11 E9

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Allison Joseph - S11 E8

  • Tuesday May 5, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Dorothy Butler Gilliam - S11 E7

  • Monday May 4, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Dayna Seelig - S15 E12

  • Sunday May 10, 2020 8:00 am ET on KETKY
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Jacinda Townsend - S11 E6

  • Friday May 1, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday May 1, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Kellie Blair Hardt - S11 E5

  • Thursday April 30, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Pellom McDaniels - S10 E30

  • Wednesday April 29, 2020 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday April 29, 2020 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Wednesday April 29, 2020 6:11 pm ET on KET
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Childhood Cancer - S11 E4

  • Wednesday April 29, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia - Gerald Smith - S11 E3

  • Tuesday April 28, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk - S11 E2

  • Monday April 27, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Colene Elridge - S14 E23

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  • Sunday April 26, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday April 26, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET2
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Pastor Edward Palmer - Racial Bias and Juvenile Justice Reform - S15 E2

  • Sunday April 26, 2020 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday April 26, 2020 7:00 am 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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