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Jim Bunning (1931-2017)

Jim Bunning (1931-2017)

Jim Bunning, a two-term senator and Major League baseball pitcher, died Friday, May 26 at the age of 85. We look back on his life and career with this interview from 2006, in which he spoke with KET's Bill Goodman about politics and baseball.

News of the Week: May 26, 2017

Comment on Kentucky

News of the Week: May 26, 2017

Journalists from around the state discuss news of the week with host Bill Bryant, including an economic development announcement from the Bevin administration and remarks from Gov. Bevin critical of the media. Scheduled guests: Ryland Barton from Kentucky Public Radio; Jack Brammer from the Lexington Herald-Leader; and Deborah Yetter from the Louisville Courier-Journal.

Innovation and Education Topics from the Alltech Conference

Connections with Renee Shaw

Innovation and Education Topics from the Alltech Conference

Renee Shaw reports from the Alltech Ideas Conference 2017. Renee speaks with Dr. Aoife Lyons, director of educational initiatives at Alltech, about her work and how technologies have the potential to revolutionize agriscience, business, wellness, and more. They are joined by current participants and past winners of the Alltech Young Scientist program.

Help Wanted Kentucky

Education Matters

Help Wanted Kentucky

Hal Heiner, secretary of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, discusses the new Help Wanted Kentucky initiative and the Governor's Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship Program.

I Come From

I Come From

This film, by producer/director Robby Henson, looks at incarcerated poets and playwrights in Kentucky who use the power of creativity to change the direction of their lives.

Energy Policy in Kentucky

Kentucky Tonight

Energy Policy in Kentucky

Renee Shaw and her guests discuss energy policy. Guests: Tyler White, president of the Kentucky Coal Association; Tom FitzGerald, director of the Kentucky Resources Council; Bill Barr, co-founder and managing partner of BlackRidge Resource Partners and chair of the Kentucky Oil and Gas Association's government affairs committee; and Sarah Lynn Cunningham, an environmental engineer and president of the board of directors of the Kentucky Conservation Committee.

They Call Us Monsters

Independent Lens

They Call Us Monsters

Go behind the walls of the Compound, the facility where Los Angeles houses its most violent juvenile criminals. To their advocates, they’re kids. To the system, they’re adults. To their victims, they’re monsters.

Cokie Roberts on Current Politics and a Storied Career

Connections with Renee Shaw

Cokie Roberts on Current Politics and a Storied Career

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. She's also an author of a growing list of books highlighting the contributions of women behind the men in power. Roberts discusses her storied career, the state of civic engagement, the conversation about real and fake news, inspiring women to pursue journalism, and more.

News of the Week: May 19, 2017

Comment on Kentucky

News of the Week: May 19, 2017

Journalists from around the state discuss news of the week with host Bill Bryant. Scheduled guests: Lisa Gillespie from WFPL in Louisville; Tom Loftus from the Louisville Courier-Journal; and Kevin Wheatley from Spectrum News.

Children in Wait: Foster Care & Adoption in Kentucky

Children in Wait: Foster Care & Adoption in Kentucky

Gov. Matt Bevin and first lady Glenna Bevin share their personal experience of adoption as well as their vision for improving Kentucky's adoption and foster care system. Parent Robin Leigh details her personal journey as a foster care provider and eventual adoptive parent. Adria Johnson, commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Community Based Services, addresses factors that complicate the adoption process, and legislative leaders discuss reform.