A KET production on issues confronting Kentuckians, hosted by Renee Shaw.
Debating Critical Race Theory
Renee Shaw and guests discuss critical race theory, a field of study that examines how systemic racism informs government policy, economic policy, and social practices. Guests include: State Rep. Joseph Fischer (R-Fort Thomas); State Sen. Gerald Neal (D-Louisville); and Gary Houchens, professor of education administration at Western Kentucky University.
Kentucky's Rebound from COVID-19
Renee Shaw and guests discuss the impact of COVID-19 on Kentucky's public health and economy and reflect on lessons learned as the state prepares to fully re-open. Guests include: State Sen. Ralph Alvarado (R-Winchester); State Sen. Reginald Thomas (D-Lexington); Ashley Montgomery-Yates, MD, UK Healthcare; and William Paul McKinney, MD, UofL School of Public Health and Information Sciences.
Jobs and the Economy
Renee Shaw and guests discuss economic prospects for Kentucky as it re-opens and COVID-19 cases decrease. Guests: Shannon Pratt Stiglitz from the Kentucky Retail Federation; Jason Bailey from the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy; Beth Davisson from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce; and Bill Londrigan from the Kentucky State AFL-CIO.
The Future of Policing in America
Renee Shaw and guests discuss policies to reform policing in America. Guests include: Peter Kraska, Ph.D., professor in the School of Justice Studies at Eastern Kentucky University; Keturah Herron, policy strategist with the ACLU of Kentucky; Ryan Straw, governmental affairs chair of the Kentucky State Fraternal Order of Police.
President Biden's First 100 Days
Host Renee Shaw talks with her guests about President Biden's first 100 days in office and his policy priorities. Guests: Allison Moore, Corbin City Commissioner and former campaign aide to Sen Mitch McConnell; Matt Erwin, a Democratic consultant; Tres Watson, a Republican strategist and founder of Capitol Reins PR; and Colmon Elridge, chair of the Kentucky Democratic Party.
Mass Shootings and Gun Laws
Host Renee Shaw and guests discuss mass shootings and the policy ideas in Washington addressing gun violence. Guests: Mark Bryant, executive director of the Gun Violence Archive; Edwin Nighbert, president of the League of Kentucky Sportsmen; Whitney Austin, executive director and co-founder of Whitney/Strong; and David Burnett, attorney, ICU nurse and firearms advocate.