My Old Kentucky Podcast
Grand Jury Returns Only One Indictment + Interview With Author Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons

Grand Jury Returns Only One Indictment + Interview With Author Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons

September 23, 2020

This week, Robert and Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons cover the grand jury in the Breonna Taylor case only returning a single indictment -- for three shots which entered other apartments.  In addition, the pair discuss a vote of no confidence into Mayor Greg Fischer, COVID-19, and the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Robert also interviewed Guthrie, whose book Just Faith: Reclaiming Progressive Christianity was just released.  Guthrie talked about the book's insights into the power and size of the progressive Christian movement and his dreams of how progressive people of faith can have a bigger impact on our world.

Courtney Preston Kellner and Carmen Jones on Protesting and the Legal System

Courtney Preston Kellner and Carmen Jones on Protesting and the Legal System

September 16, 2020

This week, Courtney Preston Kellner, a lawyer who has represented several protestors, and Carmen Jones, a protestor and founder of Black Women's Collective, talked about her experience getting arrested during a protest and about founding the BWC.  It's a great conversation!

 

During the first part of the show, Robert and Courtney spoke about the Governor's plan for school districts as they start to open, and about the settlement reached between Breonna Taylor's family and the city of Louisville, as well as several other topics.

 

** Our apologies for the quality of the audio while Robert is speaking during the interview.

LMPD Leadership Change, Derby Protests, and interview with Daren Neel

LMPD Leadership Change, Derby Protests, and interview with Daren Neel

September 9, 2020

This week, Jazmin welcomed attorneys E.A. Duncan and Daren Neel on the podcast to talk about family courts and Daren’s run for Family Court Judge in Jefferson County. E.A. stuck around to discuss this week’s COVID-19 related news, Derby protests, a change in LMPD leadership, and a possible update in the Breonna Taylor investigation.

Bankruptcy Law with Ally Holt, COVID-19, and Lots of New Info in the Breonna Taylor Case

Bankruptcy Law with Ally Holt, COVID-19, and Lots of New Info in the Breonna Taylor Case

September 2, 2020

This week, local attorney Ally Holt joins Jazmin to talk bankruptcy law and courts. Jazmin also gives the weekly COVID-19 update, including some new childcare regulations. Finally, this week's episode deals with new information in the Breonna Taylor case, including information about an internal LMPD report, plea negotiations for Jemarcus Glover, and a new lawsuit filed by Kenneth Walker.

Sports And COVID, How to Vote in 2020, Daniel Cameron v. Amy McGrath, BreonnaCon and Interview with Yvette DeLaGuardia

Sports And COVID, How to Vote in 2020, Daniel Cameron v. Amy McGrath, BreonnaCon and Interview with Yvette DeLaGuardia

August 26, 2020

This week, attorney Yvette DeLaGuardia joins Jazmin as Robert is away on paternity leave!  Jazmin spoke with Ms. DeLaGuardia about Kentucky appellate courts, jury trials in pandemic times, and police brutality. 

The episode also touches on COVID-19's impact on the fall sports season (including this year's Kentucky Derby), the Governor's plan for rental assistance, and how to vote in 2020.  In addition, we talk about the protest movement and a disagreement between Daniel Cameron and Amy McGrath as well as this week's "BreonnaCon"

Louisville’s Murder Rate, An Election Deal, and Interview with Maria Sorolis

Louisville’s Murder Rate, An Election Deal, and Interview with Maria Sorolis

August 20, 2020

This week, Jazmin talked about Rep. Attica Scott's efforts to pass Breonna's Law in the state legislature, a major challenge to Mayor Greg Fischer's continued service in Louisville, and Louisville's potentially record setting murders.  Robert talked about COVID-19 impact on the opening of both secondary and higher education, several Republican led legislative committee's attacking Gov. Beshear's COVID response, and the deal struck by Secretary of State Michael Adams and Governor Beshear on the general election.

Maria Sorolis joined us for an interview where she talked about running for reelection in her northeast Louisville district and her efforts to pass transparency and voting rights bills through the legislature.

Emilie Blanton Talks Back To School

Emilie Blanton Talks Back To School

August 12, 2020

Jazmin is out this week so Robert invited back Emilie Blanton, a high school teacher and member of the Jefferson County Teachers Association Board of Directors, to talk about starting school in JCPS remotely.  Robert and Emilie talked about how the union decided to push for an all-NTI opening and some of her concerns about equity in the current situation.  They touched on how NTI looks this year compared to next year, the role of the union in policy-making in Louisville, and lots of other subjects.

Emilie stuck around and talked to Robert about this weeks news. Within the COVID-19 story, the pair explained recommendations the Governor made about the start of school, the Secretary of State's plan for the election, and plenty of other subjects.  Also discussed were a crackdown by LMPD on protestors blocking intersections.

Cuban Community Protest, Robert E. Lee Statue in Murray, plus Bill Redwine Interview

Cuban Community Protest, Robert E. Lee Statue in Murray, plus Bill Redwine Interview

August 5, 2020

This week Robert and Jazmin again tackle the two major stories from this year: the protest movement and COVID-19.  During the protest segment, Robert digs into two stories: one about the reaction of the Cuban community to the Occupy NuLu protests, and another about the efforts to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee from the Calloway County courthouse.  Jazmin does the COVID-19 update, and Robert also talks about the state of the U.S. Senate race.

For the interview, Bill Redwine joined us this week.  Mr. Redwine is the Democratic candidate in the 99th District -- Rocky Adkins old seat which the GOP won in a special election earlier this year.  Mr. Redwine talked about what will be different this fall, and about his passion for both secondary and higher education.

Protests in NuLu, COVID’s impact on everything, and Josh Hicks

Protests in NuLu, COVID’s impact on everything, and Josh Hicks

July 29, 2020

This week Josh Hicks, candidate for U.S. House from the 6th District (Lexington and surrounding area) visited us.  He talked to us about what he learned from his race for Kentucky House in 2018, what the protests in Lexington mean to him (especially as a former police officer) and about his passion for broadband access for all Kentuckians.

 

Jazmin and Robert also talked about the two major stories of the summer: COVID and the protest movement.  Each of those topics had several subjects, and the two talked about the history of NuLu, COVID's impact on restaurants, and lots more.

The Worst COVID Week Yet, Plus Pam Dossett Interview

The Worst COVID Week Yet, Plus Pam Dossett Interview

July 22, 2020

This week Jazmin and Robert dig into the two big stories of the summer, COVID-19 and the ongoing protest movement.  It was the worst week yet for COVID-19 cases, and it only looks to get worse.  We detail exactly what Andy Beshear's administration is doing about it.  We also cover the ongoing protest movement and some details of a police union event last weekend.

 

Pam Dossett joined us for an interview.  She's the Democrat running in the 8th District in Hopkinsville.  We discussed the unique demographics of Hopkinsville, including how she would work to ensure the significant Black population in her district would be served. Ms. Dossett is also a teachers, so we discussed what education issues she would like to impact if she's elected to serve in Frankfort.

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