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Connections with Renee Shaw
27 minutes | Nov 29, 2022
Author Emily Bingham
Kentucky's state anthem, "My Old Kentucky Home," is both a celebratory ballad evoking a sentimental feeling while, for others, outrage for its glorification of chattel slavery in the pre-Civil war south. Author Emily Bingham explores how the melody about America's original sin has evolved to become quote "a living symbol of a happy past," which was never just a song.
27 minutes | Nov 15, 2022
Bill Goodman - Kentucky Humanities
Renee Shaw talks to Bill Goodman, executive director of Kentucky Humanities, an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington, D.C., that partners with Kentucky's cultural, heritage, arts and tourism agencies.
27 minutes | Nov 7, 2022
Restoring American Democracy
Carolyn Lukensmeyer and Stephen B. Heintz of the Commission on the Practice of Democratic Citizenship talk about the organization's bipartisan report, Our Common Purpose: Reinventing American Democracy for the 21st Century, which includes six strategies and 31 recommendations to help the country emerge a more resilient democracy by 2026, the nation's 250th anniversary.
27 minutes | Oct 31, 2022
Renee Shaw talks with UK HealthCare obstetrician-gynecologist Dr. Rachel Saunders about early detection of breast cancer, treatment options and higher mortality rates in African American women. The program also features two breast cancer survivors: a young Bowling Green woman diagnosed with the disease in her 30s and a male survivor of breast cancer.
27 minutes | Oct 24, 2022
Secretary of State Michael Adams on Election Issues
Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams runs down the list of election-related dates and ballot items, discusses how baseless claims of election fraud are impacting county clerks, creative recruiting techniques for poll workers and more.
27 minutes | Oct 17, 2022
Darlene Thomas - GreenHouse17
Darlene Thomas, executive director of GreenHouse17, an advocacy agency committed to ending intimate partner abuse in families and the community, talks about services provided by the agency, including a 24-hour hotline, 42-bed emergency shelter, legal advocacy and more.
27 minutes | Oct 17, 2022
University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto
Renee Shaw talks with University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto about his vision for the flagship university and the billions of dollars invested in improving the campus.
27 minutes | Oct 3, 2022
Bob Jackson - Murray State University
Murray State University is celebrating its centennial birthday this year. Renee Shaw talks to the president of MSU, Bob Jackson, about his presidency, career, and a new book he has co-authored, entitled "The Finest Place We Know: A Centennial History of Murray State University, 1922-2022."
27 minutes | Sep 20, 2022
Melynda Jamison - CASA of Lexington
Renee's guest is Melynda Jamison of Court Appointed Special Advocates of Lexington.
28 minutes | Jul 25, 2022
Berea College President Lyle Roelofs
Renee Shaw speaks with retiring Berea College President Lyle Roelofs about his 11-year tenure at the college.
28 minutes | Jun 20, 2022
Engaging Fathers & Improving Financial Literacy
David Cozart, head of the Commonwealth Center for Fathers and Families, talks about his organization's effort to engage fathers more, especially those incarcerated, in their children's lives. Next, Renee Shaw speaks with financial experts Dale Morgan and Beverly Bowens about their efforts to educate and empower youngsters and the larger Lexington community regarding financial literacy.
28 minutes | May 31, 2022
Gun Control Advocate Whitney Austin
Whitney Austin, a mass shooting survivor, talks about the recent events in Texas and a policy proposal to curb gun violence that she’s pushing in Kentucky to keep firearms out of the hands of the mentally ill.
28 minutes | May 24, 2022
Ben Chandler - Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky
Renee Shaw talks with Ben Chandler, president and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, about the organization's effort to inform pregnant women about COVID-19 and vaccinations, the recent health policy passed by state lawmakers and health equity issues.
28 minutes | May 10, 2022
Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams
Kentucky's Secretary of State Michael Adams talks about the May 2022 primary and election reforms going into effect this voting cycle, shifts in voter registration, combating disinformation about election integrity and his possible future political aspirations.
28 minutes | May 3, 2022
Brigitte Blom - Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence
Brigitte Blom, president and CEO of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, talks about how education fared during the 2022 Kentucky General Assembly and how the organization is engaged in policymaking around early childhood education, equity and student success.
28 minutes | Apr 11, 2022
Child Abuse Prevention in Kentucky
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Renee Shaw and her guests discuss the statistics of kids who suffer from abuse in Kentucky and some ways state organizations and policymakers are working to protect them. Guests include Shannon Moody, chief officer of strategic initiatives for Kentucky Youth Advocates and Sonja Grey, executive director of Exploited Children's Help Organization.
27 minutes | Apr 5, 2022
Kidney Health: Prevention, Treatment and Organ Donation
Renee Shaw talks about kidney health, prevention and mitigation of chronic kidney disease and the importance of being a kidney donor with Dr. Kenneth Afenya, internal medicine and nephrology specialist, and Sarah Crouch, executive director of the Kidney Health Alliance of Kentucky.
28 minutes | Mar 1, 2022
Reporter Jonathan Bullington
Jonathan Bullington, an investigative reporter with the Louisville Courier Journal, talks about the outsized mass incarceration rates in Kentucky and an analysis of 43 years of persistent felony offender cases by Courier Journal investigative reporters and the Vera Institute of Justice linking jail and prison overcrowding to Kentucky's Persistent Felony Offender (PFO) law.
28 minutes | Feb 14, 2022
How race is covered in Kentucky classrooms
Renee Shaw talks with journalists who produced "A Critical Moment," a radio documentary about teaching race in America from WFPL News in Louisville. WFPL's Arts & Culture Reporter Stephanie Wolf investigated how the Holocaust is covered in German classrooms. And, WFPL's Education and Learning Reporter Jess Clark examined how race is covered in Kentucky classrooms.
28 minutes | Feb 8, 2022
Dr. Felicia C. Smith - National Center for Families Learning
Renee Shaw talks with educator Dr. Felicia C. Smith, president of the National Center for Families Learning, about getting government, families and organizations mobilized in delivering a high-quality education to kids.
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