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The audio-only version of the "State of Kentucky" videocast, produced by Forward Kentucky (ForwardKY.com), the progressive voice for Kentucky politics.

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The audio-only version of the "State of Kentucky" videocast, produced by Forward Kentucky (ForwardKY.com), the progressive voice for Kentucky politics.

    Can we FINALLY Ditch Mitch? An interview w/ Amy McGrath

    Can we FINALLY Ditch Mitch? An interview w/ Amy McGrath

    Mitch McConnell has been our senator as long as some of us have been alive. Is this the year we can FINALLY help him retire? Join us on The State of Kentucky for a conversation with Amy McGrath, as we talk about her campaign, her strategy, and what she is seeing as she flies (literally) around the state.

    • 34 min
    How close are we to autocracy?

    How close are we to autocracy?

    For four years, Sarah Kendzior and Andrea Chalupa have been sounding the alarm about Donald Trump, first in their writing and then in their podcast "Gaslit Nation." Join as we talk with them on The State of Kentucky about the threat Trump poses to our democracy, how they know, and what we can do about it.

    • 37 min
    Mandee McKelvey of "The Mitch Show"

    Mandee McKelvey of "The Mitch Show"

    There's a new online comedy show, with Mitch McConnell as the host! It's "The Mitch Show," and it's written and produced right here in Kentucky. Join us as we talk with Mandee McKelvey, an acress on the show who plays both Kayleigh McEnany and Amy McGrath on the show. McKelvey is not only an actress; she also does stand-up comedy, so this TSOK should be large fun. 😊 Join us!

    • 24 min
    The new Emerge executive director, Gretchen Hunt

    The new Emerge executive director, Gretchen Hunt

    Gretchen Hunt has had a varied and distinguished career in public service. Now she takes the reins of the premier political training for women. What are her goals? What does she see for 2020 and beyond? We asked her about this, and much more, on The State of Kentucky.

    • 30 min
    From the Hood to the Holler

    From the Hood to the Holler

    State Rep. Charles Booker ran a strong campaign against Amy McGrath for the Democratic Senate nomination, and almost won, closing strong in the final weeks. Now that the campaign is over, what's next for this rising star? We talk with Rep. Booker about the campaign, about "From the Hood to the Holler," the organization he has formed, and if he's going to run for office again.

    • 33 min
    Cara Stewart on a Career in Public Service

    Cara Stewart on a Career in Public Service

    What's it like to work for a social justice organization? Is the advocacy world different from the corporate world, and if so, how? And what was it like to work in the state legislature? We interview Cara Stewart about all these questions, and more.

    • 32 min

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