October 16, 2019
This week, Rep. Patti Minter of Bowling Green joined us to talk about her service in the legislature. She told us about how she won while running a progressive campaign outside of the two large urban centers in Kentucky, what she did upon arriving in Frankfort, and how she plans to continue serving into the future. We also asked her about her favorite sets at Bonnaroo, which she has attended for several years in a row.
Jazmin and Robert talked about fundraising on the state level (where 30 day prior reports were due last week) and federal level (where 3rd quarter reports were due), two different election lawsuits -- one involving Daniel Cameron and the other involving the "inactive voters" list, and oral arguments in the Trump administration's appeal of the case overturning Kentucky's Medicaid waiver. Plus more!
October 8, 2019
This week, Rev. L. Clark Williams, the chair of The People's Campaign, joined Jazmin and Robert. He talked about the group's unique people-powered SuperPAC model, and why The People's Campaign was founded. He also spoke about the connection between religion and politics as well as his thoughts on the lack of African American candidates in statewide races across the state.
Robert and Jazmin spoke about two topics this week -- a recap of the debate in Paducah as well as a discussion about the K-PREP scores, which were made public last week. Plus, as always, QUICK HITS.
October 2, 2019
This week's show features an interview with Kentucky Representative Maria Sorolis, who was first elected in 2018 to serve the 48th District. She talked to us about the increasingly Democratic Louisville suburbs and her passion for voting rights.
Jazmin and Robert discussed several Kentucky politicians takes on the impeachment inquiry and tried to clarify the "inactive voter list" issue. And, as always, QUICK HITS.
September 25, 2019
This week Robert interviews Shay McAlister, the host of the podcast Bardstown, which centers around the string of murders and disappearances in Nelson county which have been occurring since 2013. She’s also a reporter for WHAS TV. Robert and Shay talked about the content of the show as well as the process of making it with Vault Studios, a group which makes True Crime podcasts across the country.
Before that, we have four big stories to talk about: Jazmin will walks us through the Supreme Court’s oral arguments about the death penalty for people between 18-20, Robert refreshes the Real ID story which we’ve been talking about since 2016, Jazmin updates us about Gov. Bevin’s use of the state plane, and Robet goes over a big shakeup in the Bevin campaign.
September 18, 2019
This week we spoke with Kentucky Sports Radio founder and potential U.S. Senate candidate Matt Jones! Mr. Jones is a well known Kentuckian who both Robert and Jazmin have been reading and listening to for years. He spoke about what he is currently thinking regarding his candidacy, what it would be like to serve in D.C., and what he thinks about Democrats in Kentucky, among much more.
Jazmin also explained the situation regarding Matt Bevin and his use of the state airplane, which the Courier-Journal has reported about extensively this past week. Sixty Day Prior fundraising reports were due this week, and Robert broke down who raised what and how much money was spent. Jazmin also talked through a ballot challenge to Daniel Cameron's Attorney General candidacy, and Robert went over the Kentucky Democratic Party's suit against the Kentucky board of election, which has moved more than 160,000 voters to "inactive" status.
(We apologize about the audio quality this week. We fixed our mics around the 17:20 mark, but had recorded the interview and the first few sections of the show with a bad setting.)
September 12, 2019
This week, Jazmin and Robert talked about four major stories and several quick hits. Jazmin explains Andy Beshear's plan to raise teacher pay by at least $2000, and Amy McGrath's new problem with coal miners in her ads. Robert describes the several different ads that have either appeared on our televisions, or which have been bought and will appear soon and Sen. Morgan McGarvey's concerns about UofL hospital's acquisition of Jewish Hospital. And of course, Quick Hits!
September 4, 2019
This week, Mike Broihier, candidate for U.S. Senate in 2020, joined Robert and Jazmin. Lt. Col. Broihier spoke openly about why he was running, how he is operating his campaign, and where he sees a path to victory. Lt. Col. Broihier also talked about issues, including his thoughts on the use of military power. The group also talked about the importance of removing Mitch McConnell from the Senate.
There were plenty of news stories to cover as well! Robert talked through another potential U.S. Senate candidate (Matt Jones)'s decision to form an exploratory committee, Jazmin worked through two different criminal justice stories: the CAGED series in the Herald-Leader about jails in Kentucky and the Jefferson County Attorney's decision to stop prosecuting some marijuana cases, Robert went through news that broke during the trial of Jerry Lundergan and Dale Emmons, and Jazmin explained SCOKY's ruling which stopped Andy Beshear's office from hiring outside council.
August 28, 2019
This week Robert spoke to Penelope Peavler and Carly Muetterties about a project sponsored by Frazier History Museum, JCPS, Louisville Metro, and other partners called "What is a vote worth", celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment (women's suffrage) and calling Kentuckians to action. It was a great conversation!
This week, Morgan Eaves joined Robert to talk about the news, including stories about the Fairness Campaign at the State Fair, President Trump and Bernie Sanders visiting Kentucky, Gov. Bevin getting it wrong about teacher protests, and the improving situation of the state's pension systems.
August 21, 2019
This week we welcomed Democratic Leader Rocky Adkins to the show! He's been a mainstay of Kentucky politics dating back to the late 1980s. We talked to him about leading the Democratic caucus in the House, his recent run for Governor, and what Democratic message can unite urban and rural Kentuckians. He spoke openly and honestly and we were thrilled to welcome him to MOKP.
We also covered plenty of news items! Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton is suing former ticket-mate Governor Matt Bevin, Matt Jones has been ousted from Hey Kentucky (and some media outlets are reporting Amy McGrath's campaign might have something to do with that), and Jewish Hospital is being acquired by the University of Louisville. We talked through these major stories and more.
August 13, 2019
We were thrilled to welcome a legend of Kentucky politics, Greg Stumbo, to our show this week. Mr. Stumbo is the Democratic candidate for Attorney General and has been Speaker of the House, Majority Leader of the House, and also served a previous term as Attorney General. We talked about his current race, his history in Kentucky politics, and his priorities if he is elected to another term as AG.
This week we covered the Attorney General's opinion regarding Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton's staff, which came down in her favor. We talked about the implications of the opinion, and what happens next. We also talked through several quick hits, including proposals about gun reform on the state and federal level, and news about the President paying a visit to our state soon.