A KET production on issues confronting Kentuckians, hosted by Renee Shaw.
Fancy Farm Preview and State Politics
Renee Shaw and her guests discuss the Fancy Farm picnic and state politics. Guests: Beth Thorpe, Democratic digital strategist; Julia Bright Crigler, Republican strategist/consultant and founder at Bright Strategies; Matt Erwin, Louisville-based Democratic consultant; and Allison Moore, Corbin City Commissioner and Mayor Pro Tem.
Back-to-School Issues in Kentucky
Renee Shaw and guests discuss back-to-school issues including health and safety protocols. Guests include: Jason Glass, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education; Marty Pollio, superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools; Carrie Ballinger, superintendent of Rockcastle County Schools; Eddie Campbell, president of the Kentucky Education Association; and others.
Renee Shaw and guests discuss childcare challenges. Guests: State Sen. Danny Carroll, R-Benton, day care owner; Kristin Walker Collins, chief operating officer of the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky; Benjamin Gies, director of early childhood policy and practice at the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence; and Kevin Fields, president/CEO at Louisville Central Community Centers, Inc.
The Urban-Rural Divide in Kentucky
Renee Shaw and guests discuss bridging the urban-rural divide in Kentucky. Guests include: Al Cross, director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues at the University of Kentucky; Alison Davis, Ph.D., professor of agricultural economics at the University of Kentucky and the executive director of the Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky; and others.
Work Shifts: Kentucky's Labor Shortage and Hiring Challenges
Renee Shaw talks with her guests about the state's labor shortage and how companies are facing hiring challenges as they seek to keep pace with the economic recovery. Guests include Caitlin Blair, political and communications director for the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 227; Beth Davisson, vice president of workforce development for the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce; and others.
Public Infrastructure: What Kentucky Needs
Renee Shaw and guests discuss proposals for infrastructure projects. Guests include J.D. Chaney, executive director and CEO of the Kentucky League of Cities, Chad LaRue, executive director of the Kentucky Association of Highway Contractors, Jim Gray, secretary of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, and others.