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News of the Week: June 15, 2018

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News of the Week: June 15, 2018

Journalists from around the state discuss the news of the week with host Bill Bryant, including the latest political doings from Frankfort. Scheduled guests: Ryland Barton from Kentucky Public Radio; Marcus Green from WDRB-TV in Louisville; and Janet Patton from the Lexington Herald-Leader.

KCTCS President Jay Box Outlines Goals in Postsecondary Education

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KCTCS President Jay Box Outlines Goals in Postsecondary Education

Dr. Jay Box, president of KCTCS (Kentucky Community and Technical College), talks about the agency's outreach efforts to Kentucky's adult population without a GED and other groups currently not engaged in the workforce. He also reviews the success of the Kentucky FAME program, a statewide partnership with companies to close the jobs skills or talent gap, and the growing popularity of the dual credit courses, which are college-level classes that simultaneously earn both high school and college credit that count toward a postsecondary degree/credential and high school diploma.

Current Issues in Economic and Trade Policy

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Current Issues in Economic and Trade Policy

Renee Shaw and guests discuss the economy and trade. Scheduled guests: Bill Londrigan, president of the Kentucky State AFL-CIO; Andrew McNeill, state director of Americans for Prosperity-Kentucky; Jason Bailey, executive director of the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy; and John Garen, professor of economics in the Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky.

Interim Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis

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Interim Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis

Interim Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis discusses his recommendation for state management of the Jefferson County Public Schools, the conditions that led to his determination of that recommendation, public charter schools, and the controversy engulfing the county's Head Start program.

News of the Week: June 8, 2018

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News of the Week: June 8, 2018

Journalists from around the state discuss the news of the week with host Bill Bryant, including the latest on a lawsuit over changes to the state's public pension system. Scheduled guests: Ronnie Ellis, CNHI Frankfort; Grace Schneider, Louisville Courier Journal; and Lawrence Smith, WDRB in Louisville.

Discussing Current Criminal Justice Issues

Kentucky Tonight

Discussing Current Criminal Justice Issues

Renee Shaw and guests discuss criminal justice issues. Guests: Kate Miller, advocacy director of the ACLU of Kentucky; David Ward, president, Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Holly Harris, executive director of the Justice Action Network; and John Wright, Ph.D., a criminology professor at the University of Cincinnati and policy advisor for the Pegasus Institute.

News of the Week: June 1, 2018

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News of the Week: June 1, 2018

Journalists from around the state discuss the news of the week with host Bill Bryant, including the latest on a planned takeover of Jefferson Co. Public Schools by the state Department of Education. Scheduled guests: Adam Beam, the Associated Press; John Cheves, Lexington Herald-Leader; and Mandy McLaren, Louisville Courier Journal.

Discussing Long-Term Goals in Higher Education

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Discussing Long-Term Goals in Higher Education

Renee speaks with Dr. Bob King, president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. King, who is nearing retirement, discusses his tenure with the Council and about Kentucky's long-term goals and challenges in higher education.

Celebrating 30 Years of Helping Families Find Homes

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Celebrating 30 Years of Helping Families Find Homes

Renee sits down with Rachel Childress, CEO of Lexington Habitat for Humanity, to discuss the 30th anniversary of the Lexington Habitat chapter and how the organization is providing hopes and dreams to Central Kentucky families.