My Old Kentucky Podcast
New COVID-19 Restrictions and SCOKY Case, new KDP Chair, and Rep. Buddy Wheatley Interview

New COVID-19 Restrictions and SCOKY Case, new KDP Chair, and Rep. Buddy Wheatley Interview

November 18, 2020

This week Jazmin and Robert discuss new COVID-19 restrictions put in place by Governor Beshear, and the Supreme Court of Kentucky case that ensured he would be able to put those restrictions in place.  In addition, they discussed the ascension of Colmon Elridge to chair of the Kentucky Democratic Party -- the first Black person to hold that title.

After that, the pair interviewed Rep. Buddy Wheatley from the 65th District -- the area that includes Covington.  He talked about the political future of Northern Kentucky, his role in leading the area, and what he thinks Democrats will be able to do this year in the legislative session.

What Daniel Cameron has been up to, plus Rep. Nima Kulkarni interview

What Daniel Cameron has been up to, plus Rep. Nima Kulkarni interview

November 11, 2020

This week Jazmin takes a look at the actions taken by Kentucky's attorney general over the past few weeks that don't have to do with Breonna Taylor, and Robert does a COVID-19 update.

The interview is with Nima Kulkarni, Kentucky State Representative from Louisville.  She talked about making progress on bills in 2021, the future of the Democratic Party in Kentucky, and what it means to her to have a Vice President whose mother was from India.

Election Day 2020: A Rough One For Democrats

Election Day 2020: A Rough One For Democrats

November 4, 2020

This week Robert and Jazmin talk through the collapse of legislative Democrats outside of Louisville, Lexington, Northern Kentucky, Bowling Green, and Southeast Kentucky.  We discussed what happened, who is to blame, and what to do next.

We also have updates on criminal justice issues in Louisville and Frankfort, and a COVID-19 update

Grand Jurors Speak, COVID Keeps Getting Worse, and Rep. Rob Wiederstein Interview

Grand Jurors Speak, COVID Keeps Getting Worse, and Rep. Rob Wiederstein Interview

October 28, 2020

This week Jazmin and Robert speak about several topics touching the Breonna Taylor case, including two grand jurors and Kenneth Walker speaking on national television, protests at Daniel Cameron's house, and much more.  Robert explained how much worse COVID-19 is getting across the state, and Robert eulogized his grandfather by remembering his time spent in Ashland with his grandparents when he was young.

Rob Wiederstein, the state Representative in Henderson and parts of Daviess County, was our guest this week.  He talked about how running in 2020 is different from 2018, the impact of COVID-19 and the racial reckoning on the campaign of a Democrat outside a big city, and his thoughts on the likelihood of a bill to ban no-knock warrants in the 2021 session.  He also spoke about some of the bill he's carried in the previous session and hopes to in future session which deal with important but neglected healthcare issues.

COVID-19 Gets Worse, Sgt. Mattingly Speaks, and Jason Stroude Interview

COVID-19 Gets Worse, Sgt. Mattingly Speaks, and Jason Stroude Interview

October 21, 2020

This week Jazmin updated several parts of the Breonna Taylor story, including a resolution in the attempts to allow Grand Jurors to speak, the status of protestors' legal situation, and a media interview with Sgt. Mattingly, one of the police officers involved in Breonna Taylor's killing.  Robert gave an update about COVID-19, which is worse now than it's ever been, and it looks like it's getting even worse.

Our interview this week was with Jason Stroude, the Democrat in Senate District 17, who is taking on Damon Thayer.  He's a union member and a butcher, and hopes to bring a fresh perspective to Frankfort.  He's one of a set of new Democrats running in districts that include parts of Northern Kentucky, and talked to us about what he will do in Frankfort and how it differs from Damon Thayer's agenda.

Attica and Ashanti Scott and KY Legislative Election Preview

Attica and Ashanti Scott and KY Legislative Election Preview

October 14, 2020

This week we welcomed Rep. Attica Scott and her daughter Ashanti to speak about their arrest as well as their efforts in the fight for justice for Breonna Taylor.  Rep. Scott talked to us about "Breonna's Law", which she filed for the 2021 session, and Ashanti Scott talked to us about juggling her classes at UofL during the COVID-19 pandemic with participating in demonstrations and protests.

During the show, Robert previewed the 2020 Kentucky legislative elections, including seats where Democrats might pick up seats and places where Republicans are favored to pick up seats in both the House and Senate, throughout the state.  Jazmin talked through the developments in the Breonna Taylor grand jury, new evidence we've learned about in the case, and the ongoing protest movement, as well as a COVID update.  Jazmin also gave her take on the second constitutional amendment on the ballot this year.

Keturah Herron and Kevin Glogower

Keturah Herron and Kevin Glogower

October 7, 2020

This week Jazmin and Robert speak with two really great guests: Keturah Herron of the ACLU, and Attorney Kevin Glogower (who is representing a member of the Breonna Taylor grand jury in a lawsuit).  Ms. Herron spoke about the effort to pass Breonna's Law in Frankfort and the other priorities of the ACLU going into the 2021 session, and Mr. Glogower talked about the lawsuit he filed and what he hopes comes from the suit.

In addition, Jazmin talked about what we learned about the Breonna Taylor grand jury this week, and Robert did a COVID-19 update.

Grand Jury Updates and Fallout + Interview with Alexandra Owensby

Grand Jury Updates and Fallout + Interview with Alexandra Owensby

September 30, 2020

Jazmin and Robert reunite for their first show in 5 weeks and discuss everything that's happened in the Breonna Taylor case since last week: what happened during the protests over the weekend, updates on the grand jury process, and what is coming next.  Robert also talked about Interim Police Chief Robert Schroeder's testimony before Metro Council, plus a COVID update and Quick Hits!

Alexandra Owensby, the Democrat running in Kentucky's 4th U.S. Congressional District, joined us for an interview.  She told us why she thinks she can win a Solid Republican district and how she has campaigned in a district stretching from Louisville to Ashland.

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.

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