Posts Tagged ‘China’

There’s Another Lyons in Town

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Many people are familiar with Dr. Pearse Lyons, the founder and president of Alltech, and his wife Deirdre. They are well known for their company’s success, and their involvement in our community and the world. This weekend, I want you to meet another Lyons.

Their son, Mark, is Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Alltech in China. Mark lives in Beijing where he’s working to expand Alltech’s presence in that country’s rapidly growing agricultural and nutritional markets. He has undergraduate degrees in political science and environmental science from the University of Chicago, and a masters and doctorate from Heriot-Watt University in Scotland.

Mark is my guest this week on One to One. We talked at the Alltech Symposium last May. That’s an annual event where hundreds of international guests, scientists, and journalists descend on central Kentucky for several days to learn about Alltech’s global activities.

Before you watch our conversation on One to One this Sunday at 1 p.m. on KET, you can see a brief overview of Alltech’s China operation in this video produced by the company.

Journalists from Around the World in Danville

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

We’re just hours away from the vice presidential debate at Centre College in Danville.

A crisp, cool fall morning greeted debate watchers in Central Kentucky; students, politicians, network anchors and hundreds of volunteers are gathering for what most believe will be a real rockem’-sockem’, back-and-forth, free-for-all between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan.

It’s going to be fun to watch.
After an AARP event Wednesday at Centre, I talked with two of the estimated 600 journalists who have converged on Danville for the debate.

Frank van Vliet is the chief USA correspondent for the largest Dutch newspaper, “De Telegraaf,”  which is based in Amsterdam. Here are his thoughts about being in Kentucky.

I also spent a few minutes with a correspondent for the “People’s Daily” in China. Wen Xian is based in Washington and has traveled to Kentucky for the second time, though this is his first visit to Central Kentucky. He talked about his impressions of the people he’s met at the college.

PBS will have full coverage of the debate tonight at 9/8 central on KET.

Join us one hour before that for a special Education Matters program featuring Kentucky students discussing issues pertaining to young people in this year’s presidential election.

You’ll also get a behind the scenes look at preparation for tonight’s debate at Centre College.

China on One to One

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

You might remember some of my blog posts and pictures from China that I sent back in October. I traveled with a delegation of Kentuckians from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce who were interested in the possibility of doing business in China.

That special edition of One to One will be on KET this Sunday at 1/noon CT.

One of the more interesting aspects of the trip was learning how to navigate through the Chinese systems: traffic, language, food—some of it was a mystery to many of us traveling to China for the first time.

I tried to put together a travel guide with a few suggestions for anyone considering a vacation or business trip to the East. Here’s a look at that and a preview of what you’ll see this Sunday on this special edition of One to One from China.


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