My Old Kentucky Podcast

A podcast about policy and politics in Kentucky

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5 days ago

The primary election was Tuesday and Robert and Jazmin have all the takes you can handle. Plus, an interview with Democratic candidate for State House in Northern Kentucky, Matt Lehman.

Tuesday May 14, 2024

This week we welcomed back Attica Scott to the show. She's running for Kentucky Senate this year, and we talked to her about that as well as about her legacy and how she would serve if elected.
Before the interview, Robert gave an update about the bad vibes invading JCPS's leadership and Jazmin previewed the Congressional primaries across the state.

Tuesday May 07, 2024

This week we welcome Anne Gay Donworth to the show to talk about her run in the Democratic primary for District 76 in the Kentucky House. She spoke about how she decided to run, what issues animate her, and why she's qualified for the seat.
Also in this show, Jazmin does a preview of all the Democratic (and LFUCG council) races, and Robert joins in with some quick hits.

Tuesday Apr 30, 2024

This week Robert and Jazmin interviewed Rick Adams, a Democratic candidate for District 41 in the Highlands. He spoke about why he wants to serve in Frankfort, what he believes he can get done, and what it's been like campaigning this year.
Also discussed on this episode are interesting findings from this quarter's KREF report, a rundown of GOP primaries, and an overview of Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg's budget address.

Tuesday Apr 23, 2024

This week Jazmin explains several developments having to do with Louisville's policing, and Robert talks about changes to the medical cannabis system that passed during the legislative session.

Tuesday Apr 16, 2024

This week we kicked off our interviews with 2024 candidates by interviewing Molly Gene Crain, the candidate for Kentucky Senate in District 27. She spoke about her passion for public service, her reasons for running, and what she hopes to accomplish in Frankfort.
Robert and Jazmin also discussed the end of the legislative session and the JCPS School Board coming to a conclusion on the issue of busing to magnet schools.

The Vetoes So Far

Tuesday Apr 09, 2024

Tuesday Apr 09, 2024

This week, both Jazmin and Robert are sick, but still managed to do a show about Andy Beshear's vetoes this session so far.

The Session is Basically Over

Wednesday Apr 03, 2024

Wednesday Apr 03, 2024

The last legislative day before the veto period has happened, so Robert and Jazmin recapped everything that passed which can survive Andy Beshear's veto, and everything that didn't pass. Plus, a deep dive into this biennium's budget.

Tuesday Mar 26, 2024

Robert goes solo this week to discuss potential changes to the JCPS bussing scheme and gives a few legislative updates in the waning days before the veto period.

Three Big Bills

Tuesday Mar 19, 2024

Tuesday Mar 19, 2024

This week Robert talks through the progress HB 5 ("Safer Kentucky"), HB 2 (vouchers and charter schools), and SB 6 (anti-DEI) have made towards passage in the legislature, plus a few quick hits.

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