Archive for February, 2010

Healthy hearts

Connections guests discuss heart disease

Friday, Feb. 26, 2010

According to the American Heart Association, an estimated 81,100,000 Americans (more than one in three) have one or more types of cardiovascular disease, and nearly 2,300 die of cardiovascular disease each day, an average of one death every 38 seconds. Heart disease is also the number one killer of American women.

In recognition of American Heart Month, Connections with Renee Shaw dedicates a program to heart disease. Scheduled guests are Karen Bolin, system vice president of Women and Children’s Services with Norton Healthcare in Louisville; Mary Wilson, a heart attack survivor from Nicholasville; Dr. Anthony Morano, a cardiologist at Saint Joseph Hospital in Lexington; and Joey Maggard, executive director of the Central Kentucky American Heart Association.

The program airs this evening at 5/4 p.m. CT on KET2. and Sunday, Feb. 28 at 1:30/12:30 p.m. CT on KET.

Red-headed stranger

Willie Nelson performs on Soundstage

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010

Over the last 50 years, the legendary Willie Nelson has been an enduring and compelling presence in music. The troubadour mixes elements of folk, blues, classic country, western swing and a little gospel during his versatile Soundstage set, airing Thursday, Feb. 25 at 10/9 p.m. CT on KET.

Displaying a close connection with the audience, Nelson and his eight-piece band (featuring a banjo, mandolin, fiddle, steel guitar and more) gather round the stage to highlight songs from Nelson’s first-ever bluegrass album, produced in collaboration with T-Bone Burnett and scheduled to be released later this spring. Tipping his hat to the genre, Nelson puts his stamp on standards like Bob Wills’ “Trouble in Mind.” Other selections include “Whiskey River,” “Drinking Champagne” and “Dark as a Dungeon.”

The race is on

Catch a Thoroughbred preview event, new web features

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010

KET’s newest documentary, Thoroughbred, explores the fascinating world of these distinctive horses and the people who breed, sell, race, and love them. The Commonwealth Fund for KET Board is hosting an exclusive screening in Lexington on Friday, Feb. 26 at the Keeneland Sales Pavilion, and there is still time to get tickets. Call 800-866-0366 for information.

Also, watch an exciting new slide show and a trailer for Thoroughbred at

Thoroughbred premieres statewide Monday, March 8 at 8/7 pm CT on KET.

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