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An interview series that gives voice to everyday heroes and sheds light on issues affecting women and minorities across Kentucky. A KET production.

Connections with Renee Sha‪w‬ KET

    • Society & Culture

An interview series that gives voice to everyday heroes and sheds light on issues affecting women and minorities across Kentucky. A KET production.

    Mental Health and COVID-19

    Mental Health and COVID-19

    Ruchita Agrawal, M.D., associate chief medical officer for Seven Counties Services in Louisville, and Joseph Bargione, Ph.D., a former lead psychologist for 25 years with Jefferson County Public Schools and a leader with the Bounce Coalition, discuss mental health and wellness issues during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially among young people.

    • 28 min
    Louisville Activist Christopher 2X

    Louisville Activist Christopher 2X

    Louisville activist Christopher 2X talks about his journey as a former convicted drug dealer who received government pardons for his crimes, to his community work helping young people stay on a better path through early childhood education initiatives.

    • 28 min
    Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Keith Jackson

    Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Keith Jackson

    Renee speaks with retired Lt. Col. Keith Jackson, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs about how the impact of COVID-19 on VA facilities, the posthumous promotion of African American soldier Col. Charles Young to Brigadier General, and other topics.

    • 28 min
    A Mission to End Institutional Racism in Kentucky

    A Mission to End Institutional Racism in Kentucky

    Renee Shaw speaks with University of Louisville alums OJ Oleka and Terrance Sullivan, co-founders of AntiRacism Kentucky, a coalition focused on eliminating institutional racism within state and local government policy.

    • 28 min
    Celebrating the Urban League of Lexington-Fayette County

    Celebrating the Urban League of Lexington-Fayette County

    Renee Shaw speaks with Urban League of Lexington-Fayette County president and CEO P.G. Peeples and former Lexington Herald-Leader columnist and journalist Jacalyn Carfagno who led the effort to document the organization’s success resulting in a release of a 50th anniversary book.

    • 28 min
    Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman

    Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman

    Renee Shaw talks with Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, who also serves as secretary of the state Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on students as well as priorities for the Beshear Administration to improve education funding and boost school and career readiness.

    • 27 min

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