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Kentucky Politics Distilled is our weekly rundown of the big news — and sometimes the odd news — happening in the state Capitol. With Kentucky’s elected leaders all in one place for a limited time, the developments can break in a rapid-fire fashion. Kentucky Politics Distilled helps ensure you don’t miss all the highs and lows coming out of Frankfort. We’ll discuss the important issues facing Kentucky and add context to the headlines that flew by over the week. New episodes post on Fridays. From Louisville Public Media.

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Kentucky Politics Distilled is our weekly rundown of the big news — and sometimes the odd news — happening in the state Capitol. With Kentucky’s elected leaders all in one place for a limited time, the developments can break in a rapid-fire fashion. Kentucky Politics Distilled helps ensure you don’t miss all the highs and lows coming out of Frankfort. We’ll discuss the important issues facing Kentucky and add context to the headlines that flew by over the week. New episodes post on Fridays. From Louisville Public Media.

    Kentucky Politics Distilled: Democrats appeal redistricting ruling

    Kentucky Politics Distilled: Democrats appeal redistricting ruling

    This week in Kentucky Politics…Democrats are hoping the state Supreme Court will strike down Republican-drawn redistricting maps.
    And next year’s political races continue to take shape as candidates file to run for governor, attorney general, and more.
    Kentucky Public Radio’s Divya Karthikeyan and Ryland Barton have this week’s edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.

    • 6 min
    Abortion bans head to the Supreme Court

    Abortion bans head to the Supreme Court

    This week in Kentucky politics…
    The Supreme Court heard a challenge to Kentucky’s abortion ban.
    Gov. Andy Beshear announced an executive order legalizing medical cannabis.
    And Mitch McConnell fended off a challenge to his leadership position.
    Kentucky Public Radio’s Divya Karthikeyan and Ryland Barton have this week’s edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.

    • 4 min
    Kentucky Politics Distilled: Abortion amendment fails, Rand Paul sails to reelection

    Kentucky Politics Distilled: Abortion amendment fails, Rand Paul sails to reelection

    This week in Kentucky politics…
    A win for abortion rights advocates as Kentucky voters defeat Amendment 2, the closely watched anti-abortion amendment on the ballot.
    U.S Senator Rand Paul scores a third term, defeating his Democratic opponent Charles Booker..
    And Republicans rack up state house and senate seats, increasing their supermajorities in both branches.
    Kentucky Public Radio’s Divya Karthikeyan and Ryland Barton take one last pre-election look during this week’s edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.

    • 4 min
    It's Almost Election Day (Finally)

    It's Almost Election Day (Finally)

    We’re in the home stretch ahead of this year’s General Election.
    Candidates are making their pitches across the state and voters are starting to cast their ballots.
    Kentucky Public Radio’s Divya Karthikeyan and Ryland Barton take one last pre-election look during this week’s edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.

    • 4 min
    Kentucky Politics Distilled: Lawmakers spar over abortion "misinformation"

    Kentucky Politics Distilled: Lawmakers spar over abortion "misinformation"

    This week in Kentucky politics…
    Lawmakers from the pro-life caucus hold a presser to dispel ‘misinformation’ around the abortion amendment…
    Governor Beshear announces an ambitious education plan…
    And a look at early voting options ahead of Election day..
    Kentucky Public Radio’s Divya Karthikeyan and WFPL’s Bec Feldhaus Adams have this week’s edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.

    • 5 min
    Kentucky Politics Distilled: Rand Paul and Charles Booker hit final campaign trail

    Kentucky Politics Distilled: Rand Paul and Charles Booker hit final campaign trail

    This week in Kentucky politics…
    US Senate candidates Rand Paul and Charles Booker hit the road in the final leg of their campaigns.
    And there was a last-minute disqualification for a state legislative seat.
    Kentucky Public Radio’s Divya Karthikeyan (CAR-thih-CAY-un) and Ryland Barton have this week’s edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

soccermom9082 ,

For the comment about the host being Indian

She’s not hard to understand.

Wardo Ky.Boy ,

Trying to put a bad spin on anything pro-American or conservative & good

It’s difficult to understand all that is said by the leftist woman co-boast who is foreign (India). Why is she paid by Npr or WFPL, whatever to broadcast from such am important position representing ng the capital of Ky.? On my left hand I kind of like listening just to hear more since no one else covers Ky other than you. Oh, yes maybe the C-J still ? in a similar Pravda fashion. It’s really woke just like the rest of your garbage Facts are not real or actual facts, background all censored - reason being - simply an uneducated audience which likes the tone of college deans & many professors talking down classic institutions of good. As far as the politics goes, it’s a joke. The pandemic (aka natural occurring batt virus) caused the fentanyl drug ODs in US. A true crime. Don’t mention boarders or law enforcement. Just make it about race & more handouts of the failure of Harris /Biden regime, or forget to mention them now the rest. How’s Lou. doing downtown? Fischer is so right, need to make a big statue of him in front of Library, DuPont Manual / UofL, Cherokee Park, king Louie, BLM shrines I learned that the steady decade GOP rise in Ky. is a bad thing. Southern / Jefferson Democrat is almost non-existent in a totalitarian socialist Democrat Central Controlled Gov’t run by Wardo, Anchorage, Jefferson Co.

groq1 ,

Pretty much worthless

Just deals with a more narrow perspective of politics covered by national news. Unfortunately it doesn’t even do that very well from a Kentucky perspective. Why not cover actual issues in Frankfort and give multiple perspectives rather than just rehash on McConells senate bills? Or if you’re going to cover mcConnel at least show a perspective unique to Kentucky and not the same national impact which is well documented by other sources? Unsubscribe

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