My Old Kentucky Podcast

A podcast about policy and politics in Kentucky

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6 days ago

This week Robert and Jazmin interviewed Lisa Sobel, one of three Jewish women suing the state over abortion laws using a case based on Kentucky's Religious Freedom Restoration Act. We spoke to her about her experience, why she decided to become a plaintiff in this case, and much more. Aaron Kemper, one of the lawyers on the case, also joined us to talk about the legal ideas in the case. This was a very informative and very personal interview, we hope you listen. Two new candidates have entered the 2023 election recently: Pamela Stevenson on the Democratic side, who is running for Attorney General, and Alan Keck on the Republican side, who is running for Governor. Robert and Jazmin dug into their backgrounds and tell you what you need to know.

Tuesday Nov 22, 2022

This week, Tres Watson joined Robert and Jazmin to talk about the 2023 primary from a Republican perspective. Tres is a major player in Republican politics in Kentucky, and has been for a very long time. He talked to us about his thoughts about the current candidates for Governor. Afterwards, Robert and Jazmin joined his show to talk about downballot races for Democrats in 2023, so check out that episode as well. Before speaking with Tres, Robert talked about the oral arguments in the abortion case last week, and Jazmin talked about Judge Wingate rejecting the redistricting lawsuit.

Wednesday Nov 09, 2022

It was a mixed bag in 2022! Two (bad) constitutional amendments went down, several good judges won, and local elections in Louisville and Lexington went pretty well! But the State House is going to become even more Republican. We talked about it all!

Wednesday Nov 02, 2022

Lexington-Fayette County Mayor Linda Gorton joined us this week to talk about her run for re-election and the things she's most proud of during her previous term as mayor. Jazmin and Robert did a long election preview this week, covering significant races for the state legislature, Louisville and Lexington Mayor, and judicial races throughout the state.

Wednesday Oct 26, 2022

Two guests this week -- Maria Sorolis, who is the once and (hopefully!) future representative from House District 48 joined Robert and Jazmin to talk about her candidacy, plus Blair Haydon stopped by to talk about the Emerge Kentucky program. On the show, Jazmin talked about the increasing amount of partisanship in judicial races in Kentucky, and Robert discussed the role of standardized testing in Kentucky education policy.

Wednesday Oct 19, 2022

It's a sports-centric MOKP this week, as Jazmin talks about Louisville's professional women's soccer team, which finds itself mired in an awful scandal involving a former coach, and Robert talked about UK Football coaches having their communications with Kelly Craft ORRed. Our interview this week is Daniel Grossberg, who is set to be elected in the 30th House District in East Central Louisville. He talked about being the first Jewish person elected to the House in half a century, as well as his previous work with the Democratic party, and what he hopes to accomplish in Frankfort.

Wednesday Oct 12, 2022

David Kloiber, candidate for Mayor of Lexington, was our guest this week. He talked about how he decided to run for mayor this year, and how his approach to key issues would be different from the mayors of the past. Before that, Jazmin did a deep dive into Russell Coleman (GOP candidate for Attorney General) and Robert looked into Sen. Max Wise (Kelly Craft's pick to run for Lt. Governor).

Wednesday Oct 05, 2022

This week Robert interviewed two candidates for State House from Louisville: Kate Turner in East Louisville (as well as some of Shelby County and most of South Oldham County -- where she lives) and Rachel Roarx, from South Louisville. They talked about why they are running, the issues they are passionate about, and how they plan to advocate for their communities. Kate Turner also stayed on with Robert to talk about some news, including several stories about abortion and also about Rand Paul's newest campaign ads.

Wednesday Sep 28, 2022

This week Robert and Jazmin interviewed Tommy Adams, candidate for State House in District 73. Tommy is running in Winchester and southeast Lexington. He's an avid outdoorsman and educator. We were excited to bring him to our show! Due to unforeseen circumstances, we didn't record the rest of the show, but are looking forward to sharing our segments about two GOP candidates in 2023 soon!

Wednesday Sep 21, 2022

This week, we discussed the West End TIF with three women who are part of the West End Neighborhood Assembly. They have been organizing in opposition to the TIF, and we talked about why they are doing that, their experiencing living in West Louisville, and their dreams for Louisville's future. Before that, Robert looked into the most recent campaign finance updates, and Jazmin talked about a crisis going on in Kentucky's Department of Juvenile Justice.

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