FRONTLINE traces how a 40-year rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia has fueled sectarian extremism across the Middle East for political gain. Correspondent Martin Smith travels to seven countries, including Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iraq and Yemen to examine how the power struggle has rippled across the region.
Sen. Joe Bowen introduces the pension reform bill. The House Education Committee acts on dyslexia measures. The Senate budget panel approves supports for police and firefighters. And results of the special election for an open House seat in Bullitt County.
Renee Shaw and guests discuss violent crime. Scheduled guests: State Rep. Robert Benvenuti, R-Lexington; State Rep. Attica Scott, D-Louisville; Josh Crawford, co-executive director of the Pegasus Institute; and Ashley Spalding, senior policy analyst for the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy.
Comment on Kentucky
Host Bill Bryant and a panel of journalists discuss the week's news from the commonwealth, including the impending release of a public pension bill in the General Assembly. Scheduled guests: Adam Beam from the Associated Press; John Cheves from the Lexington Herald-Leader; and Grace Schneider from the Louisville Courier-Journal.
Renee Shaw recaps week seven of the General Assembly session, including actions on essential workplace skills, special purpose governmental entities, outside counsel hired by the Attorney General, online vision tests, and workers' comp benefit payments. Also lawmakers debate gun safety.
Connections with Renee Shaw
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.
Students who participated in the 2018 Kentucky Youth Assembly share what they learned about the legislative process and public service through their participation in a model state government.
The House approves tighter rules for contingency fee lawyers hired by the state Attorney General. A House panel votes for caps to medical benefit payments in certain workers' comp cases. A Senate committee debates raising the minimum age for marriage in the commonwealth.
Watch highlights of the 2018 Black History Month celebration presented by the Kentucky Black Legislative Caucus at the State Capitol on Tuesday. Kentucky State University President M. Christopher Brown II delivered the keynote address.