100 episodes

A podcast about politics and policy in the commonwealth of Kentucky

My Old Kentucky Podcast Jazmin Smith and Robert Kahne

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    • 4.7 • 46 Ratings

A podcast about politics and policy in the commonwealth of Kentucky

    Rep. Pamela Stevenson, North Fork Evictions, and Derby Day Protests

    Rep. Pamela Stevenson, North Fork Evictions, and Derby Day Protests

    Our guest this week is Pamela Stevenson, the State Representative for the 43rd in Louisville.  She talked to us about serving in her first legislative session, getting a bill passed, and how she's working to build relationships with all her colleagues.
    Jazmin and Robert spoke about a movement related to a development which would result from the eviction of a trailer park in Rowan County, the protests on Derby Day, and a COVID update.

    • 1 hr
    Derby Week, Louisville Focus

    Derby Week, Louisville Focus

    This week Robert and Jazmin take a look at a few issues in Louisville, including an update on police and protesting, a potential strike by valets at Churchill Downs, and a discussion about the role of LMPD within Mayor Fischer's 2021 budget.  Plus, as always, a COVID update.

    • 41 min
    Mayor Ben Baker Interview, Policing Update, and Legislative Session Fallout

    Mayor Ben Baker Interview, Policing Update, and Legislative Session Fallout

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Policing Update, Unemployment Pause, and New Candidates for Office

    Policing Update, Unemployment Pause, and New Candidates for Office

    This week Robert and Jazmin talked about several topics in Kentucky government including the hiring of a new Kentucky State Police commissioner, the status of the officers who killed Breonna Taylor, a pause in the unemployment insurance system, and a check in on new candidates for office in 2022.

    • 50 min
    U.S. Congressman John Yarmuth

    U.S. Congressman John Yarmuth

    This episode features an interview with Congressman John Yarmuth, who serves the people of Jefferson County in Washington D.C.  He spoke to us about the American Rescue Plan Act and how it will be used in Kentucky, his experiences during the insurrection on January 6, Kentucky's response to COVID-19, and how he feels about serving in this Congress versus the previous years he's served in the federal legislature.  Congressman Yarmuth was very generous with his time and opinions, and we were very impressed with how frank many of his answers were -- we hope you enjoy the interview!
    In addition, Jazmin and Robert dove deeper into the plan for the ARPA passed by the legislature last week, updated the protest movement in Louisville, and talked about COVID.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    The 2021 Kentucky General Assembly Is Over

    The 2021 Kentucky General Assembly Is Over

    Jazmin and Robert discuss the end of the legislative session this week, focusing on Governor Beshear's overridden vetoes and the slew of last second bill passed by the legislature.  In addition, a COVID update and a short discussion on KY 120 United becoming an AFT union.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

CoreyNichols ,

Great political podcast

Jazmin and Robert are excellent hosts, and scratch the itch of the Kentucky political junkie needing more informative podcasts to listen to. Recommended.

Steve Stewart Sharp ,

Friendly neighborhood politics podcast

It is like you are sitting on the porch with your neighbors chatting about the current Kentucky political news. These folks are friendly and local and seem to fact check and research what they are talking about. These two are good hearted and seem to mean well for Kentucky

Ennuigo ,

Perfect for Deep Divers

When I listen to most podcasts about politics, the rare Kentucky coverage is pretty throwaway or reductive. It’s great to hear smart people who really understand it get deep, deep into the weeds.

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