FRONTLINE and the Investigative Reporting Program at U.C. Berkeley tell the story of Guatemalan teens forced to work against their will in the Midwest. The investigation uncovers a criminal network that exploited undocumented minors, companies that profited from forced labor and the U.S. government’s role.
Renee Shaw and Democratic primary candidates discuss issues in the 2nd Congressional District House Race. Scheduled guests: Hank Linderman, Brian Pedigo, Rane Sessions, and Grant Short.
Comment on Kentucky
Journalists from around the state discuss the news of the week with host Bill Bryant, including a major shakeup in Kentucky's public education leadership and more fallout from the recently completed General Assembly. Scheduled guests: Jack Brammer, Lexington Herald-Leader; Ronnie Ellis, CNHI News Service; and Mandy McLaren, Louisville Courier Journal.
Connections with Renee Shaw
In part one of this episode, Renee speaks with Keith Inman from Charities and Dr. Jennifer Green, University of Louisville Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellow, about the Kosair Charities Face It Movement that provides resources for parents and caregivers to help them end child abuse. In part two, Dr. Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates, talks about legislation passed in the 2018 Kentucky General Assembly that benefits children and families.
Renee Shaw moderates a discussion with the Democratic candidates from the 4th congressional district, and then welcomes four policy analysts to discuss the new budget, tax reform, and pension legislation passed in the 2018 General Assembly.
In the final day of the General Assembly session, lawmakers pass measures to fix the previously approved tax reform package and state budget. They also give final passage to a bill that moves up the candidate filing deadline and a rescue plan for the Kentucky Wired internet broadband project.
The House and Senate override gubernatorial vetoes of the state budget, tax package, and a pension relief plan for cities, counties, school districts, and quasi-governmental agencies. Teachers march for more education funding, and crime victims rally for Marsy's Law. Lawmakers give final passage to a gang violence bill.
Comment on Kentucky
Bill Bryant and guest journalists discuss the week's news, including Gov. Matt Bevin's vetoes of the state budget and tax reform bill and how that will affect the final two days of the 2018 General Assembly. Scheduled guests: Ryland Barton from Kentucky Public Radio; Becca Schimmel from Ohio Valley ReSource and WKU Public Radio; and John Stamper from the Lexington Herald-Leader.