Archive for January, 2013

Sunday Spectacular!

Turn to KET this Sunday for a day of spectacular programming

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013

Is football not your cup of tea? Then turn to KET this Sunday, Feb. 3, for a day of alternative programming just for you!

Sunday Spectacular offers all of your favorites, from Celtic Woman and Oscar Hammerstein II-Out of My Dreams to Suze Orman’s Money Class and Easy Yoga.

Click here for the complete Sunday Spectacular schedule.

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And speaking of Sunday, don’t forget: there is a new episode of Downton Abbey premiering Sunday at its regular time, 9/8 pm on KET. Only three more left in the season!]

Price of Poverty

A discussion about poverty in Kentucky

Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013

Experts and advocates from across the state gathered on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day for KET’s special “The Price of Poverty in Kentucky” to address a few of the many questions and challenges regarding poverty in the Commonwealth.

The program is available online to watch right now. In addition, co-hosts Bill Goodman and Renee Shaw each share thoughts on the program and provide highlights of what the panelists said. Click here for Renee’s post “The Poor Among Us” on Prompter, and click here for “Talking About Poverty in Kentucky” on Bill’s Eye.

Participants on the program included:

  • Terry Brooks, executive director, Kentucky Youth Advocates 
  • Councilwoman Attica Scott, Louisville Metro Government 
  • Eric Schansberg, an economics professor at Indiana University-Southeast and member of the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Board of Scholars
  • Reid Livingston, Kentucky director, Save the Children USA
  • Courtney Trent, Early Steps to School Success coordinator, Save the Children
  • Gerry Roll, executive director, Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky
  • James P. Ziliak, founding director, University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research and a UK Gatton Endowed Chair of Economics
  • Michelle Tooley, the Eli Lilly Professor of Religion, Berea College

Astronaut talk

Area middle schoolers will talk to NASA space station astronaut at Jan. 11 EKU/KET partnership event

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013

Update 1/14: Watch the entire NASA conversation online right now!

Eastern Kentucky University, KET and NASA are helping to make a dream come true for 23 area students who will talk with Tom Marshburn, an astronaut aboard the International Space Station. KET will air the Jan. 11 conversation live on air and online beginning at 9:40/8:40 a.m. on KET and at

One hundred and sixty middle-school students from EKU’s service area were chosen from 46 schools to participate in the NASA downlink event.

KET is significantly extending the reach and excitement of this event by bringing it into classrooms throughout Kentucky. KET will also make the downlink session available for viewing anytime through its online resources for teachers and students and will produce digital learning resources.

“We look forward to partnering with EKU and NASA to bring this exciting event to students across the state,” said Shae Hopkins, executive director and CEO of KET. “Space exploration continues to inspire young minds and kindle an interest in science and technology. This will be an incredible opportunity for Kentucky students to learn directly from those astronauts conducting the latest pioneering studies.”

For more information on this partnership, click here.

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