Archive for January, 2014

Sunday Spectacular!

Football isn’t the only exciting program on this weekend

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014

SundaySpectacular | KET image

Is football not your cup of tea? Then turn to KET this Sunday, Feb. 2, for a day of alternative programming just for you!

Sunday Spectacular offers all of your favorites, from Celtic Woman and The Tenors to Oscar Hammerstein and 3 Steps to Incredible Health.

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. And after that, at 10/9 pm on KET, airs the season-three finale of Sherlock.

College Financial Aid

Education Matters live call-in answers questions about college financial aid

Monday, Jan. 27, 2014

Education Matters | KET imageCollege should be a time of excitement, growth and discovery, but for many it can also be a source of great stress as students and parents try to find a way to pay for it. Fortunately, there is help available in the form of financial aid options.
To provide students and parents with answers to pressing questions about financial aid, KET presents College Financial Aid Call-In 2014, a one-hour, live special edition of Education Matters, airing Monday, Jan. 27 at 9/8 pm on KET.

The program features a panel of financial aid representatives from public and private Kentucky colleges and universities who provide information on the availability of scholarships, grants and other financial aid and offer tips on applying for student loans. Panelists include:

-Victoria Owens, Director of Financial Aid, Kentucky State University
-Sandy Neel, Senior Associate Director of Financial Aid, Bellarmine University
-Summer Gortney, Outreach Counselor, Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority
-Derek Ball, Financial Aid Program Coordinator, Kentucky Community & Technical College System

Experts in the financial aid field will also take calls from viewers. Issues discussed by the panel include common application mistakes, documents necessary to apply for financial aid, types of aid, deadlines, and financial aid packages.

Viewers can also submit questions to @EducationKET on Twitter and on KET’s Facebook page at prior to the program for possible inclusion on the program.

Music Makes a City

Film chronicles the dramatic and surprising story of the Louisville Orchestra

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014

The documentary film Music Makes a City chronicles the Louisville Orchestra, one of the most ambitious artistic projects ever mounted in the United States, demonstrating the transformative power the arts can have on a community.

Narrated by Kentucky native Will Oldham, a.k.a. “Bonnie Prince Billy,” Music Makes a City is a wonderful weave of archival footage and anecdotes from veteran Louisville musicians and civic figures.

Music Makes a City premieres Friday, Jan. 24 at 10/9 pm on KET as part of the weekly PBS Arts Festival.

Bonus footage: Louisville Life sat down with filmmaker and native Louisvillian Owsley Brown III to talk about his documentary:


The film chronicles the dramatic and surprising story of the Louisville Orchestra, which earned international prominence by becoming the capital of new music in the 1950s. It’s also the story of two men, conductor Robert Whitney and Mayor Charles Farnsley, who helped revitalize and transform a city that had been hard hit by a devastating flood in 1937.

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