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News of the Week: Sept. 20, 2019

Comment on Kentucky

News of the Week: Sept. 20, 2019

Journalists from around the state discuss the news of the week with host Bill Bryant, including the latest on political races as the 2019 campaign season picks up steam. Scheduled guests: Phillip Bailey, Louisville Courier Journal; Jack Brammer, Lexington Herald-Leader; and Michon Lindstrom, Spectrum News 1.

Cokie Roberts on Current Politics and a Storied Career

Connections with Renee Shaw

Cokie Roberts on Current Politics and a Storied Career

In this episode of Connections, Renee speaks with NPR and ABC political commentator Cokie Roberts, whose more than 40-year career in broadcasting earned her countless awards, including induction into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame. Roberts died on Sept. 17, 2019, due to complications from breast cancer. Read highlights from the interview.

News of the Week: Sept. 13, 2019

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News of the Week: Sept. 13, 2019

Journalists from around the state discuss the news of the week with host Bill Bryant, including a major court decision involving the 2014 campaign in Kentucky for U.S. Senate and the latest on the current political races. Scheduled guests: Daniel Desrochers, Lexington Herald-Leader; Lawrence Smith, WDRB in Louisville; and Hillary Thornton, WKYT in Lexington.

Flint’s Deadly Water

FRONTLINE

Flint’s Deadly Water

Five years after the start of Flint’s water crisis, FRONTLINE exposes its hidden toll. Our two-year investigation traces how a public health disaster that’s become known for the lead poisoning of thousands of children also spawned one of the largest outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease in U.S. history. Watch now.

Grit

POV

Grit

A multinational natural gas drilling company is believed to be responsible for the displacement of 60,000 people in an East Java village left submerged by a tsunami of mud. Fed up with the company's delayed cleanup, Dian, a politically active teenager, galvanizes her neighbors to fight against the corporate powers accused of one of the largest environmental disasters in recent history. Watch now.

Current Issues in K-12 Education in Kentucky

Kentucky Tonight

Current Issues in K-12 Education in Kentucky

Renee Shaw and guests discuss K-through-12 public education. Does Kentucky have a teacher shortage? If so, why? What can be done to close the achievement gap and turn around low-performing schools? Scheduled guests: Commissioner Wayne Lewis of the Kentucky Department of Education; Allison Slone, Rowan County schools' special education teacher and founder of KYREADS; Gary Houchens, Ph.D., member of the Kentucky Board of Education and an associate professor at Western Kentucky University; and Houston Barber, Ph.D., Superintendent for Frankfort Independent Schools. Read more and watch now.

Racial Bias and Juvenile Justice Reform

Connections with Renee Shaw

Racial Bias and Juvenile Justice Reform

Pastor Edward Palmer works to eliminate disproportionate minority contact within the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. He talks about Kentucky's juvenile justice reform efforts, how he's working with justice officials in addressing racial biases, and more. Pastor Edwards is a certified diversity trainer and the current chair of the National Coalition for Juvenile Justice. He is also serving his 5th term as a Radcliff city councilman.

News of the Week: Sept. 6, 2019

Comment on Kentucky

News of the Week: Sept. 6, 2019

Journalists from around the state discuss the news of the week with host Bill Bryant, including the latest campaign news from candidates for statewide office in advance of the November election. Scheduled guests: Ryland Barton, Kentucky Public Radio; Beth Musgrave, Lexington Herald-Leader; and Chris Otts, WDRB in Louisville.

Farmsteaders

POV

Farmsteaders

Clear-eyed and intimate, Farmsteaders follows Nick Nolan and his young family on a journey to resurrect his late grandfather’s dairy farm as agriculture moves toward large-scale farming. A study of place and persistence, Farmsteaders points an honest and tender lens at everyday life in rural America, offering an unexpected voice for a forsaken people: those who grow the food that sustains us. Watch now.

U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers on the SOAR Summit, Kentucky’s Coal Economy, and More

Connections with Renee Shaw

U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers on the SOAR Summit, Kentucky’s Coal Economy, and More

Renee speaks with U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, who represents Kentucky's 5th Congressional District. They discuss new developments in combating the opioid epidemic, gun legislation, coal company bankruptcies and miners' black lung and pension benefits, as well as Rogers' efforts to reduce robocalls.