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Schuchter and Biggers on One to One

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Greetings once again!

Let me tell you about a couple of interesting One to One programs coming up in the next two weeks.

Joe Schuchter is a Kentuckian working at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. A few years ago, Joe was trained for work with the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders. As an epidemiologist, Joe was assigned to do public health work in Ethiopia and Malawi. Doctors Without Borders does extraordinary work all over the world. We talk about that work and a new documentary recently shown in Louisville that features doctors, nurses, and volunteers doing this work in some of the most remote locations in the world.

The always controversial issue of extracting coal using mountaintop removal is the subject of a new book written by Jeff Biggers.  Biggers’ Reckoning at Eagle Creek: The Secret Legacy of Coal in the Heartland is a journey into the history of coal mining and is set in his family’s strip-mined homestead near the Shawnee National Forest in Illinois. One reviewer said, “Jeff Biggers opens a new window on the complex history of the region called Appalachia.”

Both guys are interesting and I’m sure you’ll enjoy watching the conversations.

Monday night, June 14th on Kentucky Tonight, we’ll discuss state taxes, tax reform, and attempts by some legislators to get a conversation started about revising and changing the Kentucky tax code.

Remember, you can join in on the conversation with phone, email, or web-form messages.

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