My Old Kentucky Podcast

A podcast about policy and politics in Kentucky

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This week, Jazmin and Robert interviewed Derek Penwell, who announced a run for Kentucky House in District 36 last year. Now, it looks like he will run in District 31. They talked about his race so far, and his role as a pastor running for office. Jazmin and Robert talked about the candidacy of Adrian Wallace, who is running for Lexington Mayor, and updated the news about the session so far. And, a COVID update.

Wednesday Jan 12, 2022

This week Robert and Jazmin talk about the dueling proposals for the state budget. Typically, the Governor gives a budget address and lays out their budget priorities and then the legislature amends them. That's not what's happening this year. In addition to the budget, in this episode we discuss the tornado relief bills, the passage of the redistricting bills, and a few other items making their way through the pipeline.

Wednesday Jan 05, 2022

A big show this week, with Robert discussing the redistricting maps released by the GOP majority for the KY House, KY Senate, and US Congress. Jazmin talks about the rest of the business the session has taken up during the first day, and Robert discusses the omicron wave of COVID that is hitting Kentucky hard.

Thursday Dec 30, 2021

Happy holidays everyone! This week, Robert and Jazmin talked about a special election which will be taking place in Louisville after Reginald Meeks resigned from his seat. The general assembly will start next week, and MOKP previewed that as well. And, as always, a COVID update.

Wednesday Dec 15, 2021

This week, Robert and Jazmin interviewed Craig Greenberg, Democratic candidate for Louisville mayor. He invited us to his headquarters and spoke to us about why he is running, the major issues facing the campaign, and how he will apply his private sector experience to a major public service job. In addition, Robert and Jazmin talked about the horrific tornadoes in Western Kentucky, updated a few stories about policing in Louisville, and did a COVID update.

Wednesday Dec 08, 2021

This week, Jazmin discusses the crisis at Louisville's jail, which saw three deaths in the span of a week. She discusses their issues with staffing, record keeping, and lots else. She also suggests ways the jail could improve operations and reduce its population responsibly. Robert talked about four smaller stories that didn't quite rise to full segment length, but together made for some interesting discussion. And, also a COVID update.

Wednesday Dec 01, 2021

Jazmin and Robert join forces again this week to talk about several topics in Kentucky state government. Jazmin talks about a preliminary injunction Daniel Cameron's office won in federal court, blocking vaccine mandates in three states. Robert updates the redistricting saga, which we learned a bit more about this week. Also addressed are Louisville's west end TIF, an expansion to Louisville's Waterfront Park, and a COVID update.

Wednesday Nov 24, 2021

This week Robert interview Tim Findley, a Democratic candidate for mayor of Louisville. They talked about Pastor Findley's experience as a pastor and how it relates to being a mayor, his stance on several major issues, and how he would approach the job. Jazmin is out this week, so McKenzie Cantrell joined as co-host! She is the vice chair of the Kentucky Democratic Party and a State Representative from Louisville. Robert and she talked about a couple of different state government stories: the potential merger of the Labor and Education/Workforce cabinets and the rollout of Everybody Counts, an educational initiative in Louisville. Plus, a COVID update.

Wednesday Nov 17, 2021

This week, Democratic Louisville Mayoral candidate Carla Dearing joined Robert and Jazmin to talk about her vision for Louisville and what she would do as mayor. She spoke about her leadership style, how her experiences prepare her for this job, and her stances on several important political issues. She gave very in depth answers to every question, and this interview is worth your time! During the news segments, Robert talked about the emerging race for Lexington mayor, which gained a candidate about a week ago. Jazmin talked about several policing updates in Louisville, and Robert did a COVID update.

Wednesday Nov 10, 2021

Shameka Parrish-Wright joins Robert and Jazmin this week to talk about her run for mayor of Louisville. She's the first candidate for this office we've spoken to this cycle, and she talked about her experience, public safety, development, and much more! Also this week, Robert looked into the impact of the infrastructure bill's passage on Kentucky's roads, bridges, internet, and more. Jazmin brings news about Charles Booker's "Kentucky New Deal" and about the future of the juvenile jail in Louisville, plus a COVID update and Quick Hits.

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