Bill Bryant and a panel of journalists discuss Kentucky's efforts to lessen the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and other news. Guests: Chris Otts from WDRB-TV in Louisville; Daniel Desrochers from the Lexington Herald-Leader; and Deborah Yetter from the Louisville Courier-Journal (by phone).
The House and Senate agree on a COVID-19 relief package for workers, businesses, and health care providers. Lawmakers also give final passage to bills on the direct shipment of alcoholic beverages to consumers, and separate governance for the County Employees Retirement System.
Renee Shaw and guests discuss the spread of coronavirus-19 disease, or COVID-19, in Kentucky. Guests: Kentucky Public Health Commissioner Steven Stack, M.D. (in a taped interview); Sen. Julie Raque Adams, R-Louisville; Rep. Joni Jenkins, D-Louisville; and Ashli Watts, president & CEO of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.
Kentucky along with many other states faces a shortage of public school teachers. The University of Kentucky, under the guidance of College of Education Dean Julian Vasquez Heilig, Ph.D., wants to help reverse the shortage through innovative marketing and recruitment efforts and by attracting more people of color into the profession. Renee speaks with Dr. Heilig about the college's goals for increasing diversity among Kentucky's teacher population.
Bill Bryant and a panel of journalists discuss the news of the week, including major actions by Gov. Andy Beshear to limit the spread of COVID-19 disease in Kentucky and the Kentucky Senate introducing their version of the state budget. Guests: Mandy McLaren from the Louisville Courier-Journal; Ryland Barton from Kentucky Public Radio; and John Cheves from the Lexington Herald-Leader.
Admiral James Stavridis, a retired 4-star Naval officer and former Supreme Allied Commander of the NATO Alliance, sits down with NPR host Melissa Block to talk about his new book, Sailing True North: Ten Admirals and the Voyage of Character. Watch now.
The Senate sends its version of the state budget to conference committee. Lawmakers help schools and businesses deal with coronavirus challenges, and give final passage to voter photo ID legislation. A House panel considers longer legislative sessions and a shift to paper ballots for elections.
Senate Republicans introduce their version of a new state budget. Lawmakers consider measures to encourage more transparency from Braidy Industries, tighten performance bonding requirements for mining companies, promote drug treatment, overhaul school accountability, change how driver’s licenses are issued, and give county employees their own pension board.