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The Price of Poverty in KY

Second program looks at Kentucky’s working poor

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Price of Poverty | KET imageOn the second installment of The Price of Poverty in Kentucky, Bill Goodman and Renee Shaw examine Kentucky’s “working poor” and middle-class income earners who are struggling to make ends meet. The program premieres Monday, June 17 at 8/7 pm on KET.

Watch the first edition of The Price of Poverty in Kentucky online.

The program features Jere Downs, a journalist with the Louisville Courier-Journal who focuses her writing on life after the economic meltdown and the changing financial realities for many households in Jefferson and surrounding counties.

The program also travels to Owingsville to explore the work of the Christian Social Services Center and NewHope Clinic.

In addition, Dave Adkisson, president of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, discusses the business community’s response to poverty in Kentucky and why higher wages for workers oversimplify the complexity of poverty’s possible solutions.

The Price of Poverty in Kentucky also will feature a panel of experts. Scheduled panelists include:

- Jason Bailey, director, Kentucky Center for Economic Policy
- Richard Nelson, executive director, Commonwealth Policy Center and a Trigg County magistrate
- Adrienne Gilbert, moderator, Take Back Kentucky
- Bonifacio Aleman, executive director, Kentucky Jobs with Justice
- John Garen, professor of economics, University of Kentucky

Student-Directed Learning

Next Education Matters features innovative classroom technology strategies

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013

Education Matters | KET imageThe next Education Matters, “Innovations In Student-Directed Learning,” explores how Kentucky schools are using innovative strategies to put technology into the hands of students, give students more control over their education, and encourage teachers to become learners themselves.

The program, hosted by Bill Goodman, airs Monday, Feb. 25 at 9/8 pm on KET.

The program visits Eminence Independent Schools in Henry County, where an ambitious district-wide program is underway to “reinvent” education and empower students to take charge. Also featured are Danville High School and Bate Middle School in Boyle County, where students are engaged in project-based learning with real-world applications and choices.

Scheduled panelists for the program include:

–David Cook, director, Innovation and Partner Engagement, Kentucky Department of Education
–Buddy Berry, superintendent, Eminence Independent Schools
–Thom Coffee, instructional supervisor, Eminence Independent Schools
–Carmen Coleman, superintendent, Danville Independent Schools
–Amy Galloway, principal, Bate Middle School, Danville Independent Schools
–Danny Goodwin, science teacher, Danville High School
–John Nash, associate professor, College of Education, University of Kentucky


Connections meets Kentucky’s new football coaches

Thursday, May 13, 2010

It’s already football season on Connections with Renee Shaw. Throughout the month, Renee welcomes the state’s three new African-American head football coaches. The programs air Fridays, beginning May 14 at 5/4 p.m. CT on KET2 and Sundays, beginning May 16 at 1:30/12:30 p.m. CT on KET.

First, University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong discusses his 27 years of collegiate coaching experience, including two national championships. Strong spent seven seasons as the defensive coordinator at the University of Florida before taking the head coaching job at U of L.

Next, Western Kentucky University coach Willie Taggart talks about his new job and his time as a quarterback for the Hilltoppers. Taggart is one of only four players in Western’s 91-year football history to have his jersey retired. The program airs May 21 and 23.

Finally, on May 28 and 30, University of Kentucky coach Joker Phillips (pictured) discusses his Kentucky roots and his goals for UK, on and off the field. Phillips explains his disciplinary coaching style and lays out his “Operation Win” strategy.

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