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News of the Week: November 17, 2017

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News of the Week: November 17, 2017

Journalists from around the state discuss the news of the week with host Bill Bryant, including the latest on a proposed special legislative session on public pensions in Frankfort. Scheduled guests: Bill Estep from the Lexington Herald-Leader; Lawrence Smith from WDRB in Louisville; and Kevin Wheatley from Spectrum News.

Good Samaritans: Surgery on Sunday, Bluegrass Families First and One Parent Scholar House

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Good Samaritans: Surgery on Sunday, Bluegrass Families First and One Parent Scholar House

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.

America Addicted – PBS NewsHour Special Series

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America Addicted – PBS NewsHour Special Series

The opioid crisis is devastating communities across the nation. Overdose deaths are at record highs. How can the epidemic be stopped? PBS NewsHour examines the problem, the drugs, the treatments, and new approaches in this special in-depth series.

Filling Kentucky Jobs: A KET Forum

Filling Kentucky Jobs: A KET Forum

Filling Kentucky Jobs: A KET Forum

Kentucky faces a severe shortage of skilled workers and falls below the national average in workforce participation. KET'S Renee Shaw and Kentucky leaders in government, education, business, and public policy discuss moving the state forward and filling the jobs gap.

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News of the Week: November 10, 2017

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News of the Week: November 10, 2017

Host Bill Bryant and a panel of journalists discuss the week's news from the commonwealth, including the latest developments as lawmakers debate a proposed bill addressing public pensions, and updates on a sexual harassment settlement by several members of the House Republican caucus. Scheduled guests: Adam Beam from the Associated Press; Beth Musgrave from the Lexington Herald-Leader; and Tom Loftus from the Louisville Courier-Journal.

A Salute to Heroes

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A Salute to Heroes

Renee speaks with Master Sergeant Brett Hightower about the Kentucky Wounded Heroes program that provides soldiers and first responders injured in the line of duty with opportunities to hunt, fish, travel, and other activities. These events build lasting friendships and provide healthy ways to heal. Next, learn how the West Kentucky Workforce Board in Hopkinsville is helping Fort Campbell soldiers with career training and job placement as they exit the military.

Lawmakers Discuss the Latest Public Pension Proposal

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Lawmakers Discuss the Latest Public Pension Proposal

Renee Shaw welcomes four legislators to discuss the latest public pension reform proposal from Gov. Matt Bevin and Republican leaders in the House and Senate. Guests: Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers, R-Manchester; Rep. Jerry MIller, R-Louisville, chair of the House State Government Committee; Kentucky Senate Minority Floor Leader Ray Jones, D-Pikeville; and Kentucky House Minority Whip Wilson Stone, D-Scottsville.

News of the Week: November 3, 2017

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News of the Week: November 3, 2017

Journalists from around the state discuss news of the week with host Bill Bryant, including the latest political fallout from proposed legislation to restructure Kentucky's public pensions. Guests: Jack Brammer of the Lexington Herald-Leader; Wes Swietek of the Bowling Green Daily News; and Deborah Yetter of the Louisville Courier-Journal.

Health Care Issues in the 2018 General Assembly

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Health Care Issues in the 2018 General Assembly

Renee speaks with Rep. Addia Wuchner (R-Florence), and Sen. Julie Raque Adams (R-Louisville) about upcoming health care issues, including the opioid crisis and smoking cessation, that will be addressed during the 2018 General Assembly. Wuchner and Adams are co-chairs of the Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare and Family Services.