O. Leonard Press, KET’s founder and first executive director, died Wednesday, July 31 at the age of 97. A visionary with a dream of bringing quality learning resources to every community across the commonwealth, Press first thought of creating a statewide public television network in the late 1950s and worked tirelessly for years to make his idea a reality. Since its debut in 1968, KET has touched countless citizens, both young and old, transforming individuals and the state along the way.
This forum, hosted by Renee Shaw, explores the alarming rise in youth suicide, examining its root causes and highlighting the most effective strategies for prevention.
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Bill Bryant and a panel of journalists discuss the week's news from around the state, including the latest on the general election political races and a move by the University of Louisville to purchase Jewish Hospital. Guests: Lawrence Smith from WDRB-TV in Louisville; Deborah Yetter from the Louisville Courier-Journal; and Wes Swietek from the Bowling Green Daily News.
Every summer on Palermo's Mondello beach, over 1,000 cabins are built in preparation of the Ferragosto holiday. Centered around a family who goes into debt, three women holding onto the feeling of youth, and a politician seeking votes, Happy Winter portrays a vanity fair of beach goers hiding behind the memory of a social status that the economic crisis of recent years has compromised. Watch now.
Renee Shaw and guests discuss energy in Kentucky, including the current and future states of coal, solar, and other sources of energy, and its impact on workers and consumers. Scheduled guests: Tyler White, president of the Kentucky Coal Association; Tom FitzGerald, director of the Kentucky Resources Council; Matt Partymiller, co-owner of Solar Energy Solutions; and Lonnie Bellar, chief opeating officer for LG&E and KU.