Posts Tagged ‘Renee Shaw’

Frank X Walker

Renee Shaw welcomes Kentucky’s Poet Laureate on Connections

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Renee sits down with Kentucky writer Frank X Walker on Connections on Friday, April 4 at 5/4 pm on KET2 and Sunday, April 6 at 1:30 pm/12:30 pm on KET. You can also watch the entire program online!

Walker’s new collection, Turn Me Loose, tells the story of Medgar Evers, the prominent Mississippi civil rights leader who was murdered in 1963. His killer, Byron De La Beckwith, was tried twice but freed after juries failed to reach a verdict. He remained free for 30 years until new evidence prompted a new trial. De La Beckwith was convicted in 1994 and died in prison in 2001. The poems in Turn Me Loose take on the voices of Evers’s widow, Myrlie; his brother, Charles; his assassin, Byron De La Beckwith; and each of De La Beckwith’s two wives.

Walker was recently awarded the NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Literary Work in Poetry, and he is also poet laureate of Kentucky. An associate professor in the department of English at the University of Kentucky, he is also the director of the African American and Africana studies program. He is the author of five previous collections of poems and co-founder of the Affrilachian Poets.

Election Day

Your Election Day headquarters

Monday, Nov. 5, 2012

KET has all the resources for you to make the most informed decisions on Election Day and to help you analyze the results.

On Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, starting at 7/6 pm on KET, Bill Goodman and Renee Shaw host Election 2012, an hour of Kentucky returns and analysis with political observers Al Cross, John David Dyche, and Jennifer Moore. Do you have a question for the panelists? Tweet it to @BillKET or @ReneeKET.

Then, on PBS NewsHour Election Night 2012: A Special Report, Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff co-anchor live coverage of election results beginning at 8/7 pm on KET.

You can watch both of these programs live online and on your mobile device or tablet at

Need more information before you cast your vote for Kentucky officials and for president? Re-watch our public affairs programs for all the information you need:

Kentucky Tonight
Congressional district candidate discussions: 2nd and 5th, 1st, 3rd, 4th and 6th.

Three panelists discuss the presidential race from three different perspectives: a Democrat, a Republican, and one independent who feels jilted by both choices. Renee’s guests are: Brian Clardy, Murray State University history professor; Stephen McFayden, Lexington attorney; and Osi Onyekwuluje, a Bowling Green attorney. | Watch now

One to One
Bill Goodman and Al Cross preview the 2012 election. Cross is the director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues at the University of Kentucky, Louisville Courier-Journal columnist, and KET election night analyst. | Watch now

KET political analyst, Louisville lawyer, and author John David Dyche discusses the 2012 election. | Watch now

David Brooks, a political and cultural commentator who writes for the New York Times as well as a commentator on PBS NewsHour, discusses his career and the 2012 presidential election. | Watch now

Comment on Kentucky
Journalists across the state discuss Kentucky elections with Ferrell Wellman. | Watch now

Health Three60

Topic focuses on connection between mental and physical health

Monday, Oct. 8, 2012

On the next Health Three60, host Renee Shaw and guests will explore the impact of depression, stress and anxiety on physical health and look at health care solutions that connect a person’s mind and body. The program premieres Monday, Oct. 8 at 9/8 pm CT on KET.

Stress, anxiety and depression are facts of modern life, and nearly everyone experiences these conditions in one form or another from time to time. This Health Three60 explores how much stress, anxiety and mild depression impacts physical health and how much poor physical health contributes to heightened mental conditions. The program also explores how the current health care system assumes there is no connection between mental and physical health and how that concept is about to change.

In the program’s first segment, “It’s All Connected,” experts lay out the case both empirically and anecdotally for the mind-body connection and explore the evolutionary role of stress. Statistics will be discussed, including the fact that 70 percent of visits to a primary care doctor are psychosocial in nature rather than biological. Panelists will help viewers understand the implications of that surprising statistic.

The next segment, “Finding Balance,” features two women, one who has rheumatoid arthritis and struggles with depression and another who has bi-polar disorder and Hashimoto’s syndrome, a thyroid disorder. Both discuss how they have had to bridge the gap themselves when it came to determining the connection between mental and physical health. Using these stories, panelists discuss treatments and avenues for preserving optimal health and mental health.

The third segment, “Breaking Down the Walls,” looks at the heath care gap for people on the far end of the spectrum: those who suffer with either severe mental illness or severe physical problems. The program visits Pennyroyal Mental Health Center in Hopkinsville to talk about the problems of care integration for the most vulnerable and to look at strategies and visionary plans that are making a difference.

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