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#ColonelsOfTruth - Weekly episodes covering breaking political news from Kentucky, and bringing you the informed voices from our commonwealth you want to hear. Progress Kentucky is an all-volunteer group of Central Kentucky activists working to turn our commonwealth purple by educating and engaging voters across the state.

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#ColonelsOfTruth - Weekly episodes covering breaking political news from Kentucky, and bringing you the informed voices from our commonwealth you want to hear. Progress Kentucky is an all-volunteer group of Central Kentucky activists working to turn our commonwealth purple by educating and engaging voters across the state.

    Is the KY GOP Picking a Fight with Teachers? w/guest Christina Trosper

    Is the KY GOP Picking a Fight with Teachers? w/guest Christina Trosper

    Aaron Viles, Kimberly Cecil-Jones, and our brand spanking new co-host, Katherine Mueller are thrilled to bring you this week's #ColonelsOfTruth. We talk about Governor Beshear's proposed historic investment in education, and how the KY GOP-dominated General Assembly has responded. Then Katherine walks us through Mitch's comments on Biden's efforts to advance federal voting rights and Kimberly brings us the news we need in under 5 minutes - then we welcome Christina Trosper - a teacher in Knox Co., and a member of KY120 United AFT  - and determine whether the KY GOP is waging a war on public education, or if it just looks that way. We then close with our new, critical, 3 point plan to turn KY purple! Join us!

    CALL TO ACTION, 3 point plan:

    Take an online action! option 1: https://bit.ly/StandingWithAndy option 2: https://bit.ly/InvestigateDrPaul 

    Volunteer to hand-write notes on postcards to voters: http://bit.ly/joinproky

    Volunteer to make knock doors or make phone calls to voters: http://bit.ly/joinproky

    SHOW NOTES: 

    KY education: https://kentucky.gov/Pages/Activity-stream.aspx?n=GovernorBeshear&prId=1134

    https://twitter.com/joesonka/status/1479506002848407557?s=20

    https://twitter.com/RepJosieRaymond/status/1480900765250170886?s=20

    VOTING RIGHTS:

    https://www.axios.com/mcconnell-biden-voting-rights-filibuster-07015c5f-e66f-4ec6-a400-8e8d5f90a886.html

    https://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article257199992.html

    NEWS UNDER 5:

    https://www.somerset106.com/2022/01/12/gov-beshear-announces-every-county-in-kentucky-in-the-red-zone/

    https://www.wave3.com/2022/01/12/kentucky-sets-daily-covid-record-with-11232-more-cases-confirmed/

    https://www.leoweekly.com/2022/01/remember-that-woman-who-wrongly-called-the-election-for-bevin-shes-running-for-massies-seat/

    https://www.essence.com/news/kentucky-teacher-teased-gunshot-victim/

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Circus is Back in Frankfort w/guest ​​Dee Pregliasco, KY League of Women Voters #ColonelsOfTruth

    The Circus is Back in Frankfort w/guest ​​Dee Pregliasco, KY League of Women Voters #ColonelsOfTruth

    Aaron, Doug & Kimberly process the first few days of the new Kentucky general assembly, including the big item of the day, the new proposed district maps - we talk with Dee Pregliasco, redistricting chair of the KY League of Women Voters about the GOP's redistricting process and the proposed maps, just brought in from the smoky backroom. Kimberly brings us the news we need to know in under 5 minutes.

    Show sources:

    https://www.wtvq.com/universal-pre-k-medicinal-marijuana-among-democrats-legislative-goals/

    https://legislature.ky.gov/Legislators/Pages/Legislator-Profile.aspx?DistrictNumber=117

    https://www.lwvky.org/

    Support WKY Tornado Relief efforts: https://secure.kentucky.gov/formservices/Finance/WKYRelief

    https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/kentucky-tornado-relief/

    https://bit.ly/StandingWithAndy Send a message to your lawmaker - tell them to quit blocking Andy at every step, and come together to move our commonwealth forward!!

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    • 59 min
    WKY Tornado Tragedies Bring Out Our Best & Worst w/guest ​​Carrie Ray #ColonelsOfTruth

    WKY Tornado Tragedies Bring Out Our Best & Worst w/guest ​​Carrie Ray #ColonelsOfTruth

    Aaron, Doug and Kimberly revisit the terrible tornado tragedies that hit Western Kentucky last week - looking at the best and the worst of humanity that showed up in the twister’s 230 mile long track - Doug brings us a few bills that have been pre-filed in Frankfort for the upcoming general assembly & Kimberly Cecil-Jones covers news we need to know - in under 5 minutes! Then, the Colonels welcome Carrie Ray with the Mountain Association and discuss how federal infrastructure programs could help communities struggling with high energy costs.

    SHOW NOTES:

    Worst of WKY response:

    https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/crime/article256718872.html

    https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/crime/article256686797.html

    Best:

    https://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article256722662.html

    https://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article256726952.html

    https://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article256789527.html

    Bad Bills on Tap in Frankfort:

    https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/22rs/prefiled/prefiled.html

    https://www.wnky.com/scholars-talk-critical-race-theory-and-proposed-bill-69-in-kentucky-schools/

    Rep Reginald Meeks to retire - prompting special election:

    https://www.wlky.com/article/special-election-date-set-to-fill-seat-of-longtime-kentucky-state-rep-reginald-meeks/38574320

    WKY Tornado relief donations:

    https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/kentucky-tornado-relief/

    https://secure.kentucky.gov/formservices/Finance/WKYRelief

    Guest: Carrie Ray, the Mountain Association

    https://mtassociation.org/

    https://www.kentucky.com/opinion/op-ed/article256453901.html

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    Progress Kentucky music from www.NatoSongs.com

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Kentucky's Tornado Tragedies w/guest ​​Berry Craig #ColonelsOfTruth

    Kentucky's Tornado Tragedies w/guest ​​Berry Craig #ColonelsOfTruth

    Aaron and Doug look at the aftermath of the horrible WKY tornado, and discuss the Mayfield Consumer Products candle factory decisions, climate's role in the disaster, the politics of the President's visit and Rand's rescue hypocrisy. We also share how people can help the most vulnerable communities, and then welcome Mayfield native and good-trouble-maker Berry Craig, who spent time in his now-unrecognizable hometown, and helped welcome President Biden to town.

    #ColonelsOfTruth #ProgressKentucky

    Donate to WKY Communities:

    The Governor has launched Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund

    https://secure.kentucky.gov/formservices/Finance/WKYRelief

    KCET, Hood to the Holler, others supporting grassroots groups focused on vulnerable communities 

    https://actionnetwork.org/fundra.../kentucky-tornado-relief/

    Mayfield Consumer Products: This candle company isn’t smelling so great right now.

    https://wfpl.org/mayfield-candle-factorys-labor-practices-under-scrutiny-in-wake-of-deadly-tornado/

    Climate signal in the tragedy:

    https://www.bbc.com/news/59641376

    Interview: Berry Craig

    https://news.yahoo.com/opinion-tornados-took-mayfield...

    https://forwardky.com/a-photo-gallery-from-mayfield/

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    • 56 min
    Cutting Trees and Growing Herb w/guest ​​Rep. Nima Kulkarni #ColonelsOfTruth

    Cutting Trees and Growing Herb w/guest ​​Rep. Nima Kulkarni #ColonelsOfTruth

    We're back after our holiday break! For this episode, Aaron discusses the KU tree-cutting protest that led to an arrested protester, a mayoral intervention and a temporary victory in Lexington, Nate covers Massie the murder muppet’s desperate efforts to get attention, then Kimberly covers the news you need to know in 5 minutes or less! Then we welcome KY State Representative Nima Kulkarni (D-40) to discuss her legislative proposal to decriminalize personal marijuana use and the likelihood of action in Frankfort. We then close with our call to action & events calendar - reminding folks they can send a message to AG Dan Cameron to demand the end to racist marijuana enforcement on our Action Network page: https://bit.ly/KYmarijuana

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    • 59 min
    Kimberly Spills the Tea w/guest ​​Rev. Dr. Anthony Everett #ColonelsOfTruth

    Kimberly Spills the Tea w/guest ​​Rev. Dr. Anthony Everett #ColonelsOfTruth

    Kimberly Cecil-Jones is back in her co-host chair, and back from her media role at the Kentucky Democratic Party’s annual Wendell Ford dinner with  a few interesting news items she shares with us. Aaron brings us new backstory for the ongoing Trump/Mitch power struggle, Doug digs in on bipartisan support for the Infrastructure bill, signed this week, and the role of the Brent Spence Bridge in bridging the partisan divide. All this and more in News of the Weak. The Colonels are then joined by Rev. Dr. Anthony Everett to discuss the role prophetic activism can and has played in successful social movements through the history of our nation. We then close with our call to action & events calendar.

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