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News of the Week: June 23, 2017

Comment on Kentucky

News of the Week: June 23, 2017

Journalists from around the state discuss news of the week with host Bill Bryant, including U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's release of major health care legislation. Scheduled guests: Ryland Barton from Kentucky Public Radio; Jack Brammer from the Lexington Herald-Leader; and Nick Storm from Pure Politics on Spectrum News.

Strategies for Effective Leadership

Connections with Renee Shaw

Strategies for Effective Leadership

What does it take to be a good leader? Renee speaks with Marian Guinn and Lisa Williams, the creators of the High Impact Leadership Project that helps people build their leadership prowess. Then, life coach Colene Elridge discusses her workplace trainings on communication, generational understanding, empowering women in leadership roles, and self-care.

School Choice and Tax-Credit Scholarships

Kentucky Tonight

School Choice and Tax-Credit Scholarships

Renee Shaw and her guests discuss the viability of tax-credit scholarships and school vouchers as education policy goals in Kentucky . Scheduled guests: Charles Leis, president of EdChoice Kentucky; Gay Adelmann, co-founder of Save Our Schools Kentucky; Andrew Vandiver, associate director of the Catholic Conference of Kentucky; and Eric Kennedy, director of governmental relations for the Kentucky School Boards Association.

Children in Wait: Foster Care & Adoption in Kentucky

Children in Wait: Foster Care & Adoption in Kentucky

Gov. Matt Bevin and first lady Glenna Bevin share their personal experience of adoption as well as their vision for improving Kentucky's adoption and foster care system. Parent Robin Leigh details her personal journey as a foster care provider and eventual adoptive parent. Adria Johnson, commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Community Based Services, addresses factors that complicate the adoption process, and legislative leaders discuss reform.

Honoring “The Greatest” at the Ali Center

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Honoring “The Greatest” at the Ali Center

June third marked the one year anniversary of the death of boxing icon, legendary humanitarian and activist Muhammad Ali. The three-time heavyweight champ has left an enduring legacy, particularly in the Derby City, where a center bearing his name is preserving Ali’s ideals and inspiring generations young and old. Renee speaks with the President and CEO of the Muhammad Ali Center, Donald Lassere, about Ali and the 6-week festival celebrating his legacy called “I AM ALI.”

News of the Week: June 16, 2017

Comment on Kentucky

News of the Week: June 16, 2017

Host Bill Bryant and journalists discuss the week's news, including the announcement of major sanctions against the University of Louisville's basketball program, fallout from a damaging audit into the University of Louisville Foundation, and a dispute between Gov. Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear over the restructuring of state education boards. Scheduled guests: John Cheves of the Lexington Herald-Leader; Lawrence Smith of WDRB-TV in Louisville; and Deborah Yetter of the Louisville Courier-Journal.

Tom Friedman’s Take on Technology and Accelerated Modern Life

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Tom Friedman’s Take on Technology and Accelerated Modern Life

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Thomas Friedman discusses his new book, Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations. He is interviewed by U.S. Congressman John Yarmuth who is a former Kentucky journalist.

Debating the Best Health Care System for Kentucky

Kentucky Tonight

Debating the Best Health Care System for Kentucky

Renee Shaw and her guests discuss the Affordable Care Act and the American Health Care Act. Scheduled guests: Dr. Barbara Casper, an internist and professor of medicine at the University of Louisville; Dr. Cameron Schaeffer, a pediatric urologist with offices in Lexington and Louisville; Dustin Pugel, research and policy associate at the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy; and Jim Waters, president and CEO of the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions.

Improving Nutrition Through Naturally Enriched Food

Connections with Renee Shaw

Improving Nutrition Through Naturally Enriched Food

From ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference 2017, Renee speaks with Nikki Putnam, a registered dietitian nutritionist and nutrition solutions specialist at Alltech. Putnam delivers nutrition communications to consumers and the agriculture and food industries, with a focus on addressing dietary inadequacies through naturally enriched functional foods.

Wendell Ford: Governor, Senator, and Kentucky Legend

Prominent Kentuckians in the United States Senate

Wendell Ford: Governor, Senator, and Kentucky Legend

This lecture titled "Wendell Ford: Governor, Senator and Kentucky Legend" features Clay Ford, the grandson of former Governor Ford, who provides the introduction for Senator McConnell. The lecture takes place in Gov. Ford's hometown of Owensboro, Kentucky, at the picturesque RiverPark Center.