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A KET production on issues confronting Kentuckians, hosted by Renee Shaw.

Kentucky Tonight KET

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A KET production on issues confronting Kentuckians, hosted by Renee Shaw.

    COVID-19's Impact on Higher Education in Kentucky

    COVID-19's Impact on Higher Education in Kentucky

    Host Renee Shaw and guests discuss COVID-19's impact on universities and colleges. Guests include: Aaron Thompson, Ph.D., president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education; Melissa Bell, Ph.D., vice president of Academic Affairs and Student Success for the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education; and Jay Box, Ed.D., president of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

    • 56 min
    Reopening Kentucky's Schools

    Reopening Kentucky's Schools

    Host Renee Shaw and guests discuss reopening Kentucky schools. Guests include: Cornelius Faulkner, superintendent of Caverna Independent Schools; Kelly Foster, Ed.D., deputy commissioner of the Office Next Generation Schools and Districts with the Kentucky Department of Education; and Eric Kennedy, director of advocacy for the Kentucky School Boards Association.

    • 56 min
    Racial Disparities in K-12 Public Education

    Racial Disparities in K-12 Public Education

    Host Renee Shaw and guests discuss racial disparities in K-12 public education. Guests include: Andrew Brennen, co-founder of the Prichard Committee Student Voice Team; Ashley Lamb-Sinclair, 2016 Kentucky Teacher of the Year; and Roger Cleveland, Ed.D., director of the Center for Research on the Eradication of Educational Disparities (CREED) at Kentucky State University.

    • 56 min
    Debating Police Reform Issues

    Debating Police Reform Issues

    Host Renee Shaw and guests discuss police reform initiatives being debated in the U.S. following police actions in Kentucky, Minnesota, and elsewhere resulting in deaths of African Americans. Guests: Raymond Burse, general counsel for the Kentucky NAACP; Rebecca Ballard DiLoreto, legislative agent for the Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; William Hunt, police chief of the Somerset Police Department; Tracie Keesee, co-founder and senior vice president of Justice Initiatives for the Center for Policing Equity (pre-recorded interview); Jason Rothermund, former president and legislative chair of Bluegrass Lodge 4 of the Fraternal Order of Police; and Lawrence Weathers, police chief of the Lexington Police Department.

    • 56 min
    KET Public Affairs Special: Primary Election Night 2020

    KET Public Affairs Special: Primary Election Night 2020

    Renee Shaw hosts live comprehensive statewide coverage of the 2020 primary election returns in Kentucky. Guests include Secretary of State Michael Adams; former Secretaries of State Trey Grayson and Bob Babbage; and Al Cross, director of the UK Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues. The show also features taped interviews with Amy McGrath and Charles Booker, Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate.

    • 56 min
    Previewing the 2020 Primary Election

    Previewing the 2020 Primary Election

    Host Renee Shaw previews the 2020 Primary election with the following guests: Susanna French, member of the Democratic National Committee and board chair of Emerge Kentucky; Tres Watson, former Republican Party of Kentucky spokesman and founder of Capitol Reins; Kelsey Cooper, a Republican political strategist and former spokeswoman for the Republican Party of Kentucky; and Mike Ward, Democratic political strategist and founder of Ward Campaigns Management and Services.

    • 56 min

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