Posts Tagged ‘Bill Londrigan’

KET and WEKU Present Legislative Session Wrap-up Program

Monday, March 11th, 2013

(Editor’s note, March 13: The broadcast described by Bill was filmed by KET. You can watch it below.)

The Eastern Kentucky University FM radio stations (WEKU) and KET combined forces to present a special interactive program discussing the issues and accomplishments of the 2013 Kentucky legislative session. I’ll be on the radio with WEKU’s Program Director John Hingsbergen for the hour-long program Tuesday morning, March 12 from 11 am ET until noon on WEKU FM stations. The 2013 Legislative Wrap program may include a number of guests depending their availability on the last day of the session.
If you missed the radio program, we filmed it. You can see it here:

Invitations have been sent to Agriculture Commissioner James Comer and Kentucky Youth Advocates Executive Director Terry Brooks. Legislative leaders have also been invited to participate.

KET’s Renee Shaw and Kentucky Public Radio’s Kenny Colston will also take part in the program, adding their assessments and analyses of the 30-day “short session” of the General Assembly.

Listeners are invited to participate in the program by sending questions or comments in advance or during the show by e-mail to WEKU (at) or by direct message on Twitter to: @889weku

Health Care, Koppel, and the Chamber

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Earlier this week, I attended the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting and Economic Summit at the Marriott Hotel in Louisville. Officials of the Chamber of Commerce are very conscientious about their lineup of speakers and topics. This year was no different. Let me mention just a few of the highlights:

Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday presented some interesting new facts during his talk on what the department is doing to transform education in the state.

James Rogers, CEO of Duke Energy, addressed the audience on the nation’s growing need for alternative sources of energy. Rogers, a Danville, Ky. native, says coal will play a vital role in the state and nation’s energy needs for decades to come, but wind, solar, and other sources of energy must be looked at now.

John Allison, the former head of BB&T Bank and a professor at Wake Forest University, blames Congress and the government for much of the economic woes the country has been through, including the housing crisis and the bank bailout program. Allison will be guest on One to One in August.

Former Nightline anchor Ted Koppel sat down with me for a conversation about his stellar career with ABC and the work he’s done since with the Discovery Channel, the New York Times, and NPR. Koppel’s observations on the media and his comments on some of today’s political figures were insightful. My One to One interview with him will be on this coming Sunday!

Finally, Monday on Kentucky Tonight, we’re going to discuss the new health-care law. Our scheduled guests include:

- Dr. Douglas Scutchfield, a professor of health services research and policy at the University of Kentucky

- Dr. Michael Macfarlane, a Louisville urologist, and member of the Republican Party of Kentucky executive committee
- Bill Londrigan, president of the Kentucky State AFL-CIO
- Andy Hightower, executive director of the Kentucky Club for Growth

Join us on the phone or email your questions to the panelists during the show.

Talk to you then!

Health care on Kentucky Tonight

Monday, October 26th, 2009

On Kentucky Tonight this evening, we’re going to wade once again into the deep and turbulent waters of health care reform. That may be a tad dramatic, but to the millions of people who are uninsured in America, or work for an insurance company, or might be employed by a county hospital in Kentucky…the outcome of the debate in Washington over what type of health care reform emerges from the debate is very important.

Scheduled guests are:
- Dr. Susan Bornstein, a Louisville gynecologist
- Dr. Michael Macfarlane, a Louisville urologist
- Bill Londrigan, president of the Kentucky State AFL-CIO
- Bradford Blain, a member of the Independent Insurance Agents of Kentucky and state legislative chair for the Kentucky Association of Health Underwriters

I would imagine our guests will want to talk about the so-called public option. After being left out of the Senate bill which came out of committee for consideration and after many pundits and politicians had given up on a public option, the concept is gaining some strength in both the U.S. House and Senate.

One of the areas we will explore regarding the public option is which type of public option–there are three types being discussed.

Join us tonight on Kentucky Tonight at 8/7 CT for the program and send me an email question or comment. I sure would appreciate it!

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