Archive for September, 2012

Call The Midwife

New Call The Midwife really delivers

Friday, Sept. 28, 2012

Find a new favorite British series this weekend when KET premieres Call the Midwife.

This moving, intimate, funny and true-to-life series is based on the best-selling memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth and tells colorful stories of midwifery and families in London’s East End in the 1950s.

The series follows Jenny Lee, a young woman raised in the wealthy English countryside who become a nurse. As a newly qualified midwife, she goes to work in the poorest area of the city. Jenny becomes part of a team of women who minister to expectant mothers, many of whom give birth at home in appalling conditions. She meets her patients and learns to love the people who live in the East End.

The six-part series premieres Sunday, Sept. 30 at 8/7 pm CT on KET2 and at 10/9 pm CT on KET.

NoteCall the Midwife contains mature content that may not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised, and the program is rated TV-14.

Call the Midwife first premiered earlier this year in the U.K. Attracting 11.4 million viewers for its peak episode, Call the Midwife was the highest-rated BBC new drama debut on record.

Jubilee: Dread Clampitt

Next on Jubilee from the International Newgrass Festival: Dread Clampitt

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012

Dread Clampitt, a “funky bluegrass fusion” of rock, jazz, bluegrass and Louisiana bayou funk, performs on the next edition of Jubilee, recorded live at the third-annual International Newgrass Festival in Bowling Green, KY. The program premieres Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 8/7 pm CT on KET and Saturday, Sept. 29 at 11/10 pm CT on KET2.

[Watch previous episodes of this season of Jubilee online: Sam Bush Band, The Greencards, Curtis Burch BandThe Farewell Drifters, The Vespers.]

Dread Clampitt is from the beach hamlet of Grayton Beach, Fla., near the city of Destin. The Red Bar is where the band plays, except when it’s on tour, which is not that often. Tourists to the area flock to pack the dance floor and see the band play.

“I didn’t grow up on bluegrass music,” says band member Kyle Ogle in a Jubilee interview. Ogle listened to a diverse mix of music: Jimmy Buffett, The Rolling Stones, Bob Marley and others, gravitating more to the “island-style, feel good music.”

Kenny Oliverio plays bass, electric guitar and saxophone, and John Reinlie grew up playing rock. Balder Saunders is the one who grew up playing bluegrass and brought it to the group to add to the fusion of sounds.

Sam Bush joins Dread Clampitt on stage for several performances, including a rendition of Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young.” Dread Clampitt also performs, among other songs: “Bayou Country,” “With the Help of Your Love,” and “Sisters and Brothers.”

Education Matters

State’s top education officials discuss core standards and statewide assessments

Monday, Sept. 24, 2012

In the season premiere of Education Matters, “Taking the Pulse of Kentucky Education,” top officials and Kentucky’s educators of the year discuss the state’s progress in implementing the new Kentucky Core Academic Standards and examine the spring 2012 statewide assessments. The program airs Monday, Sept. 24 at 9/8 pm CT on KET.

Host Bill Goodman and guests will explore how teacher-preparation programs are evolving to reflect current standards and expectations; what strategies are being used to help teachers improve classroom performance; and how Kentucky is addressing the need for effective instructional leadership in schools and districts. Additional panel topics include teacher accountability and evaluation and closing the achievement gap for low-income and minority students.

The episode also features a video visit to Washington County to showcase the district’s systemic approach to successful implementation of the new standards in support of career and college readiness.

Scheduled panelists for the program include:

–Dr. Terry Holliday, Kentucky Commissioner of Education
–Robert King, president of the Council on Postsecondary Education
–Dr. Lu Young of Jessamine County Schools, the 2012 Kentucky Superintendent of the Year
–Kimberly Shearer of Boone County High School, the 2012 Kentucky Teacher of the Year

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