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Political news and commentary from Lexington and Central Kentucky.

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Political news and commentary from Lexington and Central Kentucky.

    Safe alternatives to pain with Dr. Missy Leverette

    Safe alternatives to pain with Dr. Missy Leverette

    The opioid crisis has heightened awareness that people, in general, are in pain. The use of addictive opioids containing codeine and fentanyl is no longer an option for long term pain management. What are the safe alternatives to narcotic pain relievers? Our guest, Dr. Missy Leverette shares information on how chiropractic care can be option. […]

    • 13 min
    The politics of gentrification and neighborhoods in transition

    The politics of gentrification and neighborhoods in transition

    We are headed into Fall and Kentucky’s general election season, but today we are going to pivot for a moment and take a look at gentrification and neighborhoods in transition in the city of Lexington. Our guest will be current 1st District Council Member James Brown who chairs the city’s Neighborhoods in Transition Committee and […]

    • 29 min
    Kentucky’s pension liability and Lexington sanitation workers fight for fair pay

    Kentucky’s pension liability and Lexington sanitation workers fight for fair pay

    In Frankfort, we had a special session to address how the state would deal with a portion of our pension liability. On this matter, Governor Bevin signed House Bill 1 into law, but State Rep. Joe Graviss sponsored House Bill 2 – as an alternative. I spoke with Rep. Graviss about who is impacted and […]

    • 23 min
    Trumps tweets and how racism is considered a bad word in political contests

    Trumps tweets and how racism is considered a bad word in political contests

    Recently, Donald Trump tweeted that Ilhan Omar and three other women of color in Congress needed to go back where they came from. That national story took on local relevance when gubernatorial candidates Andy Beshear and Matt Bevin were asked whether they thought the tweet was racist. UK political scientist Stephen Voss was my guest […]

    • 26 min
    Voter registration and getting ready for the November elections

    Voter registration and getting ready for the November elections

    The Kentucky statewide election for Governor and other statewide offices is Tuesday, November 5th. However, October 7th is an equally important day, the last day for Kentuckians to register to vote. My guest is political strategist Sherelle Roberts Pierre. We will discuss the challenges and keys to good voter turnout. Then, Jeremy Smith, executive director […]

    • 26 min
    Democratic debates and KY Rep. Mitch McConnell is challenged by Dem. candidate Amy McGrath

    Democratic debates and KY Rep. Mitch McConnell is challenged by Dem. candidate Amy McGrath

    As much as we try, at The WakeUP, to keep our eyes squarely on 2019 elections, the recent developments on the national stage cannot be ignored. As the recent presidential debates and the Amy McGrath, US Senate announcement weighs heavily upon the minds of Kentuckians. Today, we’ll be joined by political strategist Sherelle Roberts Pierre […]

    • 26 min

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