News of the Week: December 6, 2019

News of the Week: December 6, 2019

Journalists from around the state discuss the news of the week with host Bill Bryant, including political news from Frankfort in advance of the gubernatorial inauguration on Dec. 10. Scheduled guests: Ryland Barton, Kentucky Public Radio; Bill Estep, Lexington Herald-Leader; and Hillary Thornton, WKYT in Lexington.

House Judiciary Committee

The Trump Impeachment Hearings

House Judiciary Committee

The Wednesday hearing examined the premise of “high crimes and misdemeanors” by hearing from scholars and experts. The hearing by the Judiciary comes after the House Intelligence Committee held 5 days of hearings late last month. Watch now.

Kinky Boots

Great Performances

Kinky Boots

Rejoice with the Tony Award-winning high-heeled hit musical with songs by pop icon Cyndi Lauper and a book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein about an unexpected duo that embraces their differences to create an extraordinary line of shoes. Watch now.

PBS NewsHour

Breaking News from PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour

Visit the PBS NewsHour website and watch the latest episodes, read breaking news stories, and learn more about the issues behind national and world events.

Animal Espionage

NOVA

Animal Espionage

How do you study an animal you can't even get close to? Camera traps and drones are revolutionizing wildlife biology by recording the secret lives of animals—from whales and tigers to elusive giant armadillos—all without disturbing them. Watch now.

The Plastic Problem

The Plastic Problem: PBS NewsHour Presents

The Plastic Problem

By 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans. PBS NewsHour takes a closer look at this now ubiquitous material, how it’s impacting the world and ways we can break our plastic addiction. Watch now.

Part 4: ‘Home is a Work in Progress’

College Behind Bars

Part 4: ‘Home is a Work in Progress’

The debate union faces Harvard. While Rodney and Sebastian complete their 100-page senior projects and present them to faculty, Giovannie gets into trouble and is sent to SHU, not able to complete his project before being released. At graduation at Taconic, Tamara, Tamika and Shawnta receive associate degrees, while at Eastern, Rodney and Sebastian receive bachelor’s degrees. Watch now.

Part 3: ‘Every Single Word Matters’

College Behind Bars

Part 3: ‘Every Single Word Matters’

The debate union faces their rival across the river, West Point. Rodney, Sebastian and Giovannie embark on yearlong senior projects. Newly released from federal prison, Dyjuan’s younger brother, Kanan, comes for a visit, as does Rodney’s sister, Elitha. Tamara receives devastating news from home, and Shawnta reckons with her own path to prison. In New York City, Jule struggles to find work. Watch now.

News of the Week: Major Political Stories Heading Into 2020

Comment on Kentucky

News of the Week: Major Political Stories Heading Into 2020

In a program taped on Nov. 22, 2019, journalists from around the state discuss the key political stories to follow heading into the 2020 General Assembly with host Bill Bryant. Guests: John Cheves, Lexington Herald-Leader; Lawrence Smith, WDRB in Louisville; and Deborah Yetter, Louisville Courier Journal.

Health Insurance for All: What Does It Mean?

Kentucky Health

Health Insurance for All: What Does It Mean?

Dr. Tuckson's guest is Gerald Friedman, a professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Friedman discusses the policy specifics of universal health insurance, including its potential benefits to both individuals and the economy in general and how it would be funded. Read more and watch the episode.