October 19, 2017
This week, Jazmin and Robert had a conversation over Skype with Rep. Kelly Flood, who represents the 75th district, which is in Lexington. We talked about why she decided to run for office, and what she's done while she's been in the legislature. Our conversation was very enlightening and revealing! Rep. Flood is a wonderful woman and we loved hearing her perspective.
Please note, this conversation occurred on Oct 17, which was before the pension plan was released.
October 11, 2017
Jazmin is back this week! She talks to us about an Attorney General's decision regarding the investors at Braidy Industries, plus some controversial statements by the company's CEO. Then, Robert tells us about new developments in the Louisville Mayoral race. Plus, QUICK HITS!
October 5, 2017
We try to avoid a filter bubble at My Old Kentucky Podcast. In this episode, we brought together two people with very different perspectives. Jordan Harris is the founder of Pegasus Institute, a "millenial-led, state-based think-tank" based in Kentucky. Pat Smith is a community researcher who has been one of the most outspoken critics of the legitimacy of Pegasus Institute. We brought them together for a conversation.
We won't lie, this episode gets pretty dicey! We hope that this discussion brought forth more "light" than "heat", and that people come away from this episode with more information about what Pegasus Institute is, and how they conceptualize what they do.
September 28, 2017
This week, Ben Carter (the landlord!) joins Robert to talk about Reggie Thomas' new campaign video, Andy Beshears' refusal to go along with revenue cuts, the newest scandal at UofL, and then a nice long segment about Kentucky cities' policies around tax leins.
September 22, 2017
In this episode, Jazmin brings a court case to our attention in which several counties are suing opioid distributors, and Robert resets the pension issue: he talks through the recent history of the pension problem and what has happened in the past year around the issue.
September 14, 2017
This week, Jazmin explains the lawsuit facing EMW Women's Center, the only abortion provider left in Kentucky, and Robert discusses the very large cuts being requested by the Bevin administration. Plus, as always, QUICK HITS.
September 3, 2017
This week, Robert interviews Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. They discussed his background and why he became involved in electoral politics, the interplay between city and state governments (including a discussion of the War on Louisville bills), the city's commitment to Open Data, the impacts of the events on Charlottesville, VA on Louisville (we talked for a while about the Castleman statue), and a short discussion about the mayor's relationship with the Metro Council.
We stick to state politics mostly on this show, but we couldn't pass up the opportunity to ask the Mayor about some city-level stuff. Thanks to our listeners in other parts of the state for hanging with us! Many thank-yous to the mayor for coming onto our show, we hope that you guys enjoy the episode!
August 31, 2017
This week on the show, Jazmin and Robert speak with Rev. Chris Hughes about Dr. William Barber's trip to Louisville to launch the "Poor People's Campaign". Jazmin then brings the knowledge about two major topics: the next chapter in the ongoing saga of Gov. Bevin and Attorney General Beshear in the courts, plus a new report from the government's advisors about what pension reform will require. Finally, Robert catches us up on several stories that we've been tracking.
August 24, 2017
This week, Robert sat down with Erik Jarboe of the New Kentucky Project, the group led by Matt Jones and Adam Edelen. They talked about the first year of the organization and it's plans for the future.
August 17, 2017
On this episode, Jazmin discusses Kentucky's connection to the violence and unrest due to white nationalist protests in Charlottesville, VA and the impacts on policy in Kentucky. Then, Robert and Jazmin discuss the state's refusal to give UofL more money to pay outside law firms, and the end of the saga of Gov. Matt Bevin's house