February 19, 2020
Robert and Jazmin talked about several bills this week, including legislation regarding Kentucky Wired, creating a taxing and regulation scheme around vaping, school performance metrics, and a game of "big deal/small deal."
The interview this week is with Suzanne Kugler, a Democrat running for Kentucky House in southeast Louisville. She talked about running for office in the Louisville suburbs, her support for a minimum wage increase, and why she decided to run for office.
February 12, 2020
This week, Robert and Jazmin talked about several bills, including addressing the automatic transfer of juveniles to circuit court, banning corporal punishment, and significant changes to SBDM councils. Robert also talked about the use of fund transfers to balance the budget, and Andy Beshear taking a stand against Jonathan Hurst.
Also in this episode is an interview of Mike Eaves, candidate for Kentucky House in the 81st District in Richmond. He talked about why he's running, what he hopes to accomplish in Frankfort, and which legislators he thinks are doing a good job.
February 5, 2020
Robert was joined by Elizabeth Ann Duncan this week to talk about House Bill 1, which has been revealed. It's about public assistance, and it's very complicated! The pair also discussed Craig Bouchard's ouster at Braidy Industries and a Herald-Leader article about pension relief for quasi-governmental agencies.
Margaret Plattner joined Robert for the interview portion. She is running in House District 33 in northeastern Louisville and Oldham County. She talked to us about why she's running, how she's running, and what she hopes to do if she's elected to serve in Frankfort.
January 30, 2020
Robert is gone this week, so Cassie Chambers Armstrong, author of the new book Hill Women and candidate for Metro Council in Louisville, joins Jazmin as the pair discuss Governor Beshear's budget address and an update to the legislative session.
January 22, 2020
Linda Story Edwards, a Democratic Candidate in House District 6, joined Robert and Jazmin this week. She talked about running as a Democrat in Western Kentucky and what she learned from running in this race in 2018. She also touched on the tragic school shooting in Marshall County in 2018 and her reaction to the legislature's actions since then.
Jazmin and Robert analyzed two bills: the Sports Betting bill, which has passed out of a House Committee, and the School Safety bill, which would require SROs to carry firearms. Also discussed was SB 3, a constitutional amendment which would move the election of constitutional officers to Presidential years.
January 15, 2020
This week we interview one of the Democratic candidates for House District 81 -- Martina Jackson. She talked to us about her reasons for filing for office, what kind of campaign she is running, and her thoughts on some of the bigger issues in Kentucky politics.
During the first portion of the show, Jazmin analyzed Senate Bill 2, Robert talked about all the candidates who have filed to run for office, and the show brought back "Good Bill/Bad Bill". Robert also talked about the State of the Commonwealth address.
January 8, 2020
This week, we welcomed Chris Glasser to MOKP to talk about transportation. Specifically, we talked about the state's SHIFT plan and how it interacts with Metro Louisville's "Move Louisville" plan. The conversation evolved into a discussion about how state and local governments interact with respect to transportation issues, and how to develop a good transportation culture.
Jazmin and Robert talked about Charles Booker's decision to run for US Senate and talked about what the other Democratic candidates for US Senate have been up to recently. The General Assembly started on Tuesdsay, and Robert talked about the Senate's priority bills.
January 2, 2020
Ahead of the session starting on Tuesday, Robert and Jazmin did a show of Quick Hits and a short session preview before presenting their "Top Three" decade pics for best Kentucky Album, best Kentucky Actor, best Kentucky Sports Moment, and best Kentucky election.
December 18, 2019
This week we interviewed two JCPS teachers -- Emilie Blanton and Don Bacon. They talked to us about why teachers stayed so engaged in this year's election, what they expect in the next session, and what JCPS teachers need from their leaders. It's a revealing conversation that touches on many important topics.
Jazmin and Robert talked about Gov. Bevin's pardons, which have consumed the news media this week. Jazmin explained how and why the pardon power is important, and what Governor Bevin's final pardons mean. Also discussed are Wayne Lewis leaving Kentucky, Governor Beshear rescinding the Medicaid work requirement, and school systems suits against JUUL.
December 12, 2019
This week we interviewed Rep. Derrick Graham, the House Democratic Caucus Chair. He represents Frankfort in the House. We talked about why he got into politics originally, what it's like serving in leadership, his bill to change the income tax in Kentucky, and what it's like serving as the only current African American in leadership.
During the first half of the show, Jazmin and Robert talked through the very busy first week of the Andy Beshear administration. In addition to naming plenty of new folks as part of the cabinet, Andy Beshear removed the entire Board of Education and replaced them with a new board who summarily saw the resignation of education commissioner Wayne Lewis. Also discussed in this episode are the situation with Passport and the Medicaid system, and SNAP cuts and their impact on Kentuckians.