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The Kentucky Gazette Podcast
7 minutes | Jan 9, 2019
The Kentucky Gazette Podcast
A preview of the 2019 Kentucky General Assembly Session.
23 minutes | Nov 5, 2018
The Kentucky Gazette Podcast
The Commonwealth's Podcast on State Government, Politics, and Public Affairs. This episode is a preview of the 2018 mid-term elections.
52 minutes | Oct 29, 2018
The Kentucky Gazette Podcast
Laura Cullen Glasscock talks with Tres Watson (RPK) & Marisa McNee (KDP) about 2018 mid-terms.
10 minutes | Oct 12, 2018
201 The Kentucky Gazette Podcast
6th Congressional District is a tossup… Major League Baseball, the NFL and NBA are coming to Kentucky… Time for term limits… Burgoo as far as the eye can see… And big time visitors to Kentucky…
22 minutes | Aug 27, 2018
200 Constitutional Convention, Sports-Betting in Kentucky, nonprofit tax, and more
The future of a constitutional convention and Kentucky’s role… Putting someone on the Supreme Court… How sports-betting ruling will affect Kentucky… The General Assembly looks at the nonprofit tax issue… 2019 gets started before 2018 is over…
58 minutes | May 15, 2017
The Kentucky Gazette Podcast Leo Haggerty interview Joe Gerth of the Courier-Journal
After almost 30 years as a reporter and part-time columnist, you have become the Courier-Journal’s first full-time, general columnist in almost decade. How has that changed how you work? We have a recurring feature on the podcast where we take listener’s questions. A few episodes ago someone asked about facts and opinion in newspapers which led Laura and me into a discussion of the differences between reporting, columns, editorials and op-ed… I’ve got to admit I got a little confused, because people, sometimes, even people in journalism, use some of the words interchangeably. As someone who has straddled some of these lines, do you want to take a crack at explaining the differences? Journalism and the newspaper industry, in particular, has changed a lot since you got started in 1988. What are some of biggest change as you see it? Social Media has become huge over the last few years. Do you think that’s a good thing or bad thing for journalism? Journalist… or at least good journalists adhere to a code of ethics. How has the internet and social media in particular affected those codes of ethics? Your work focuses more specifically on Louisville now… so let’s talk Louisville Mayor Greg Fisher has announced his re-election. Recently CJ columnist Bob Hellinger had a sort of call to arms for a Republican challenger to step forward and there’s been talk about a possible primary challenge. How do you think mayor’s race will shape up? Louisville Police have been in the news a lot lately… The surge in violent crimes, specifically murders has made headlines. What do you think is behind the increased violence and what if anything can be done? The university of Louisville has had problems… from the basketball program to former president Jim Ramsey and U of L Board of trustees. Do you think they have turned the corner there with recent changes or are there more problems that need to be addressed? What one recent Louisville story to you think is under-reported outside of Jefferson County or misunderstood in the rest of the state? I know you still follow state-wide issues… and you have a “special relationship” with the Bevin administration. So let’s look at a few state issues… There was talk in the recent session of “War on Louisville.” Is that real or just political hype? The Kentucky General Assembly this year was remarkable, to say the least… On top of swearing in the first Republican Speaker of the House in almost 100 years, the GOP-controlled General Assembly passed several major pieces of legislation in the first week. Have you ever seen anything like it? Governor Matt Bevin and GOP leaders have been talking up a Special Session to deal with pensions and, or tax reform. Do you think it will happen and what do you think it might look like? Given what the GOP has accomplished in the 2017 session. Everything from right to work to charter schools and possibly dealing pensions and, or tax reform.. what do you think the 2018 session might look like? In KY’s 3rd congressional district John Yarmuth has announced that he his seeking a 6th term in congress… In eastern Kentucky Congressman Hal Rogers hasn’t announced his intentions, but if he does run it would be for a 19th term. Congressman Rogers was elected in 1980… Do you think he’ll run again? If not what do you think the race to replace him will look like? I made a joke about your “special relationship” with the Bevin Administration. They haven’t had a positive relationship with anyone in the media that I can think of… Do you think that their lack of transparency with the media will harm their relationships with the citizens? Or do officials think with social media they can just ignore the mainstream media and go straight to the voters? Any thoughts on what Gov. Matt Bevin’s next move politically might be? On the Democratic side, who do you think the most likely Democratic candidates for Governor are? If 2016 and 2017 have been remarkable in Kentucky politics… nationally they have been extraordinary, boarding on the bizarre. Did you see the Trump wave coming? What has surprised you the most about what’s happening in Washington this year so far? 2020 brings re-election for Trump and Senator McConnell what to you expect those races to look like? Let’s finish up by going back to where we started and talking about journalism again. Since I have been asking you to put on your fortune teller hat a lot… What do you think the next 30 years will bring to journalism? Joe's Links Joe Gerth at Courier-Journal http://www.courier-journal.com/news/joseph-gerth/ Louisville Courier-Journal http://www.courier-journal.com/ Joe Gerth on Twitter https://twitter.com/Joe_Gerth Joe Gerth on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/joe.gerth GET YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERS: Leo@KentuckyGazette.com www.KentuckyGazette.com and use the Contact Us Form Call the LISTENER LINE: 502-783-6407 Follow the Kentucky Gazette and stay up to day on everything in Frankfort and Washington D.C. 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19 minutes | May 8, 2017
EP 111 Kentucky Lobbyists, Palace Intrigue, Gov Bevin buys a house and more!
KENTUCKY LOBBYISTS TAKE IN $5.6 MILLION… WHY TRUMP’S PALACE INTRIGUE MATTERS FOR POLICY CLIMATE CHANGE, AND COMMON-SENSE POLITICS AND… GOVERNOR MATT BEVIN BUYS A HOUSE… GET YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERS: Leo@KentuckyGazette.com www.KentuckyGazette.com and use the Contact Us Form Call the LISTENER LINE: 502-783-6407 Follow the Kentucky Gazette and stay up to day on everything in Frankfort and Washington D.C. Kentucky Gazette Web Site: https://kygazette.com/ Subscribe to the Kentucky Gazette: https://kygazette.com/subscribe/ Kentucky Gazette on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KentuckyGazette/ Kentucky Gazette on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KentuckyGazette Subscribe to the podcast for FREE on iTunes, Stitcher Radio and YouTube https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-kentucky-gazette/id1193314207 http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tchq-communications/the-kentucky-gazette https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu_QV0dSt2W6PSveAtYL4Ow
23 minutes | Apr 21, 2017
Ep 110 Governors taking credit, ‘Energy Independence,’ Harbin gets his headline and more
Episode 110 with Laura Cullen Glasscock & Leo Haggerty Economic growth: how many jobs can governors take credit for creating? The ‘Energy Independence’ Executive Order which among other things scraps the Obama era clean power plan, which calls on the states to reduce electric-utility emissions, will it put miners here in Kentucky and in other states back to work? The proposed Trump Administration budget for 2018 proposes cutting for funding for the arts. What could that budget could mean for the arts and humanities? A personal experience and made Laura a call on congress to do something about prescription drug prices… Anna Bauman from the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy with “Trump Budget Would Hurt KY.” Jim Waters president of the Bluegrass Institute on Public Policy Solutions with “A Shakespearean take on an Amish farmer’s salve.” Book Review: Richard Nixon The Life” by John A. Farrell. “Notes & Quotes” wife of Kentucky’s senior senator, Secretary Elaine Chao recently talked about being an “outsider.” Kentucky Teachers Retirement Executive Director Gary Harbin gets his headline Listener Question: What’s the difference between reporting, op-ed and columns? GET YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERS: Leo@KentuckyGazette.com www.KentuckyGazette.com and use the Contact Us Form Call the LISTENER LINE: 502-783-6407 Follow the Kentucky Gazette and stay up to day on everything in Frankfort and Washington D.C. Kentucky Gazette Web Site: https://kygazette.com/ Subscribe to the Kentucky Gazette: https://kygazette.com/subscribe/ Kentucky Gazette on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KentuckyGazette/ Kentucky Gazette on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KentuckyGazette Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and YouTube https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-kentucky-gazette/id1193314207 http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tchq-communications/the-kentucky-gazette https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu_QV0dSt2W6PSveAtYL4Ow
26 minutes | Apr 12, 2017
EP109 The Electoral College with Ron Bryant
After the election of Donald Trump as president, despite losing the popular vote to Hillary Clinton by more than 3 million votes, there was a lot of talk about getting rid of the Electoral College or changing the way the Electoral College works in the states. That inspired author, historian and gazette contributor Ron Bryant to write an article on the Electoral College and this week Leo Haggerty to sits down with Ron and discuss the Electoral College in more detail. Some of the Topics they cover: What is the Electoral College? Why the Electoral College? Why not direct election of our national leaders? What other options for selecting a president were considered? How close did we come to having a monarchy? How were electors chosen in Kentucky? How are electors chosen in other states? How is the number of electors each state gets determined? How many times has the winner of the popular vote been different than the winner in the Electoral College? What happens if there is a tie in the Electoral College? The 12th amendment altered the Electoral College what happened there? Have there been any other attempts to change to get rid of the Electoral College? What are “unfaithful or faithless electors?” After last year's presidential election saw the defeat of Hillary Clinton, despite winning the popular vote, at least three states – Connecticut, Virginia, and Minnesota – have considered changing their state constitutions to divvy up electors by congressional district. Maine already does that.
27 minutes | Apr 5, 2017
Ep108 Trump Budget, Henry Clay and more
Show Notes for Episode #108 Laura’s interview with Douglas George the Consul General of Canada in Detroit “Repealing Other Stuff” - PROPOSED FY 2018 BUDGET TITLED “America First: A Budget Blueprint To Make America Great Again.” President Trump is trying to repeal a lot of other things too using the budget. LINK to https://kygazette.com/2017/04/trumps-proposed-2018-federal-budget/ “To the Point” Ernst & Young is making an investment in Kentucky Kentucky OSHA Journal’s George Miller on the Labor Cabinet losing an appeal against UPS Ron Byrant’s Kentucky History Column “Fate was kind to the Great Compromiser… Henry Clay died before dissolution of nation, horrors of Civil War” NOTE: Ron Bryant is the special guest on next week’s show discussing the Electoral College “Under Trump, journalism becomes the news” from John Yemma of the Christian Science Monitor Dustin Pugel from the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy in Berea. “House GOP plan for ACA repeal is as radical as it is dangerous” and Jim Waters, president of the Bluegrass Institute on Public Policy Solutions “Bevin to Trump: Trade like ours should be replicated, not punished.” Surprises from the 2017 session of the Kentucky General Assembly. Listener Questions: “I think I understand the filibuster and how it works, but could you clarify “Nuclear Option” and why it’s such a big deal?” R from Frankfort GET YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERS: Leo@KentuckyGazette.com www.KentuckyGazette.com and use the Contact Us Form Call the LISTENER LINE: 502-783-6407 Follow the Kentucky Gazette and stay up to day on everything in Frankfort and Washington D.C. Kentucky Gazette Web Site: https://kygazette.com/ Subscribe to the Kentucky Gazette: https://kygazette.com/subscribe/ Kentucky Gazette on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KentuckyGazette/ Kentucky Gazette on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KentuckyGazette Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher Radio https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-kentucky-gazette/id1193314207 http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tchq-communications/the-kentucky-gazette
31 minutes | Mar 31, 2017
EP 107 Interview with Canadian Consul General Douglas George
During a recent visit to Kentucky Laura Cullen Glasscock interviewed Canadian Consul General Douglas George.
18 minutes | Mar 21, 2017
EP 106 The Kentucky Gazette Podcast
First show back after a short break. We have some new features coming your way and we are now a weekly podcast! Sneak peak of upcoming interview with Douglas George is the Consul General of Canada in Detroit The cover story from Mike Maharray is about early observations of the new president from the Kentucky delegation. Also on page one you have an analysis of voting patterns in Kentucky. Especially straight party voting Ron Bryant is back with a look at two former presidents that offer a beacon of hope in these divisive times. On page 5 an article and a little test. Can you pass? Op-ed on page 6 about a proposed constitutional convention. You can now submit question which we will try to answer. email@example.com Contact Us Call 502-783-6407 Next episode the full interview with Douglas George is the Consul General of Canada
33 minutes | Feb 16, 2017
EP105 John Schaaf Executive Director Kentucky Legislative Ethics
General Assembly reported the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission in this month’s edition of Ethics Reporter. Most of the lobbying spending – $18.7 million – was spent last year on lobbyists' compensation, a 10 percent increase over the $16.8 million in compensation paid in 2014, the previous year with a 60-day legislative session. Lobbying continues to be a growth industry, as overall spending is up 11 percent from 2014, and compensation has more than tripled over the past 20 years, up from $6 million in 1996. Meanwhile, the number of employers of lobbyists has increased by 35 percent – from 448 in 1996 to 694 businesses and organizations registered today. This report spurred Laura Cullen Glasscock, Editor and Publisher of The Kentucky Gazette, to sit down with John Schaaf, the Executive Director of the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission. John has a journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and a J.D. from the University of Louisville School of Law. Before joining the Legislative Ethics Commission John was the general counsel and staff attorney for the Legislative Research Commission.
11 minutes | Feb 13, 2017
EP104 Charter Schools, The Future of Political Parties and more..
The Commonwealth's Podcast on State Government, Politics, and Public Affairs.
7 minutes | Jan 25, 2017
EP103 Affordable Care Act, The Hoover Doctrine, and more
The Commonwealth's Podcast on State Government, Politics, and Public Affairs.
10 minutes | Jan 11, 2017
EP102 First week of KYGA17
This is a special edition of the podcast to cover the unprecedented action in the first week of the 2017 Kentucky General Assembly. We review each of the seven pieces of legislation passed in week one of the 2017 session.
7 minutes | Jan 11, 2017
EP101 Tax reform, Who's In and Who's Out, and more
This is the first full episode of The Kentucky Gazette Podcast. It looks into the issue hitting newsstands and mailboxes the week of January 9, 2017.
2 minutes | Jan 9, 2017
EP100 The Kentucky Gazette... The Podcast!
This is a preview of the upcoming podcast for the Kentucky Gazette. Since 1787, The Gazette has been a leading voice on Kentucky politics. With this podcast, we look to expand our audience and your understanding of what is going on in Frankfort.
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