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News of the Week: October 13, 2017

Comment on Kentucky

News of the Week: October 13, 2017

Bill Bryant and journalists discuss the week's news from the commonwealth, including a visit from EPA chief Scott Pruitt to eastern Kentucky, economic news from Louisville, and the latest on pension reform. Guests: Nick Storm from Spectrum News; Roxanne Scott from WFPL in Louisville; and Tom Loftus from the Louisville Courier-Journal.

A Proposal for Fixing Public Pensions

Connections with Renee Shaw

A Proposal for Fixing Public Pensions

Renee's guest Gordon Hamlin, president of Pro Bono Public Pensions and a retired attorney, offers ideas about how to fix Kentucky's ailing public pension systems. Hamlin recommends that Kentucky transition to a shared risk pension plan: longer working careers, elimination of cost of living adjustments, and transition to career average formula.

FRONTLINE: War on the EPA

FRONTLINE

FRONTLINE: War on the EPA

How did Scott Pruitt go from fighting the EPA to running it and rolling back years of environmental protections? With access to key players behind his rise, and former EPA officials, FRONTLINE provides an inside look at the ascent of the anti-regulatory movement in America.

Tax Reform: An Ongoing Policy Debate

Kentucky Tonight

Tax Reform: An Ongoing Policy Debate

Renee Shaw and her guests discuss tax policy. Guests: John Garen, economics professor at the University of Kentucky; Chris Phillips, economics professor at Somerset Community College; Jordan Harris, co-executive director of the Pegasus Institute; and Pam Thomas, senior fellow at the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy.

News of the Week: October 6, 2017

Comment on Kentucky

News of the Week: October 6, 2017

Journalists from around the state discuss the week's news with host Bill Bryant, including the latest on the athletics scandal embroiling the University of Louisville and updates on an upcoming special legislative session in Frankfort to address public pensions. Scheduled guests: Marcus Green from WDRB-TV in Louisville; Kevin Wheatley from Spectrum News; and Deborah Yetter from the Louisville Courier-Journal.

Reforming Pain Medication Practices

Connections with Renee Shaw

Reforming Pain Medication Practices

Renee Shaw is joined by Dr. Phillip Chang, chief medical officer at UK HealthCare, who discusses efforts to tackle the opioid epidemic by encouraging doctors and hospitals to minimize prescriptions for powerful narcotics. The program is part of KET's continuing coverage of the opioid crisis.

FRONTLINE: North Korea’s Deadly Dictator

FRONTLINE

FRONTLINE: North Korea’s Deadly Dictator

Who killed Kim Jong-un’s half brother, Kim Jong-nam? What does the murder reveal about the North Korean leader and his regime? As nuclear tensions grow, FRONTLINE examines claims that Kim Jong-un ordered the assassination of his half brother, and sheds light on his broader intentions.

Immigration Issues

Kentucky Tonight

Immigration Issues

Renee Shaw and her guests discuss immigration issues. Guests: Nima Kulkarni, an international business and immigration lawyer in Louisville; Jessamine County Attorney Brian Goettl; Kate Miller, advocacy director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky; and Dan Rose, a Lexington lawyer and president of Americans First.

News of the Week: September 29, 2017

Comment on Kentucky

News of the Week: September 29, 2017

Journalists from around the state discuss news of the week with host Bill Bryant, including a major scandal involving an FBI probe into college basketball that has reached the University of Louisville and a federal court ruling that struck down a Kentucky law on abortion. Guests: Phillip M. Bailey from the Louisville Courier-Journal; Chris Otts from WDRB-41 in Louisville; and John Stamper and Daniel Desrochers from the Lexington Herald-Leader.