My Old Kentucky Podcast

A podcast about policy and politics in Kentucky

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Interview with Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman

Wednesday Jun 30, 2021

This week, Jazmin is solo as she talks about two important announcements from Governor Beshear. She discusses the name, image, and likeness executive order and the $1,500 work incentive, as well as a few COVID statistics and quick hits. Then Robert joins Jazmin from the beach to interview Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman. We talked about her dual role as Lieutenant Governor and Education Secretary, education policy, and more. 

Lawsuit Roundup & Louisville Budget

Wednesday Jun 23, 2021

This week, Jazmin brought a lawsuit roundup -- catching us up on lawsuits we've talked about on the show before and introducing a few news ones.  Robert talked about Metro Council passing their budget amendment, and how their budget differs from Mayor Fischer's, which he announced in April.

Checking In with Josh Mers, Fayette County Democratic Party Chair, plus Louisville Mayor Talk

Wednesday Jun 16, 2021

This week MOKP welcomed our friend Josh Mers, the new chair of the Fayette County Democratic Party. He talked about his current role and the future of the Democratic Party in Lexington. He's got some great plans! Jazmin and Robert also discussed the current state of the contract between the state and Sunrise Family Services (a foster care provider who objects to LGBTQ parents), as well a talk about the changes to the race for Louisville Mayor, among other updates.

Checking In With Kentucky Fairness, Plus Critical Race Theory in Kentucky

Wednesday Jun 09, 2021

This week, Robert and Jazmin interviewed Chris Hartman, the Director of Kentucky Fairness. It's been two years since we last checked in with him, and a lot has changed in the fight for LGBTQ equality and liberation in Kentucky over that time! He talked to us about what Fairness is doing now, and talked a little about how things have changed over the past 12 years. In the earlier part of the show, Robert analyzes BR 60 and 69, bill requests that seek to eliminate the teaching of Critical Race Theory in Kentucky and how that national movement has made it's way to Kentucky. Jazmin tells us about two lawsuits Daniel Cameron is involved in, including suing the EPA and trying to mandate fees for people who want their felonies expunged. Finally, we have a COVID update and some quick hits.

The Future of John Yarmuth

Wednesday Jun 02, 2021

This week, Robert and Jazmin talked about John Yarmuth's future -- Attica Scott talked to the newspaper about potentially starting a primary challenge against him, and the Cook Political Report have published maps showing a way for Republicans to redistrict him out of a job. In addition, Robert talked about the $300 boost to unemployment that the federal government allowed for workers.  Republicans and right-wing groups are pushing the Governor to eliminate the extra benefits, but so far the Governor has refused to remove the benefits. Finally, as usual, Jazmin updates us about police and protests, and Robert talks about COVID.

Guest Host Emilie McKiernan

Wednesday May 26, 2021

Emilie McKiernan joins Robert this week to talk about the growing importance of the Israel-Palestine issue to local politics, Mitch McConnell's opposition to the January 6 commission, the first meeting of Daniel Cameron's search warrant task force, JCPS's Justice Fest, and COVID.

Guest Host Lamar Allen, Policing, and COVID

Wednesday May 19, 2021

Lamar Allen fills in while Robert is away and talks about his 2020 House race, racial justice, his new role, and more. Jazmin and Lamar also catch up on protest and policing news and the latest changes in COVID restrictions. 

An Interview with Former North Fork Residents

Wednesday May 12, 2021

In this episode, Robert and Jazmin speak with Sue Hamilton and Shayna Plank, two former residents of the North Fork trailer park in Morehead. They share their story of being displaced by a government supported development project and their resilience in the face of being forced to leave their home.  We are so honored they shared their story, and think you will really enjoy it. Robert and Jazmin also discussed policing and judicial updates from across the state, a COVID update, and several other stories.

Rep. Pamela Stevenson, North Fork Evictions, and Derby Day Protests

Wednesday May 05, 2021

Our guest this week is Pamela Stevenson, the State Representative for the 43rd in Louisville.  She talked to us about serving in her first legislative session, getting a bill passed, and how she's working to build relationships with all her colleagues. Jazmin and Robert spoke about a movement related to a development which would result from the eviction of a trailer park in Rowan County, the protests on Derby Day, and a COVID update.

Derby Week, Louisville Focus

Wednesday Apr 28, 2021

This week Robert and Jazmin take a look at a few issues in Louisville, including an update on police and protesting, a potential strike by valets at Churchill Downs, and a discussion about the role of LMPD within Mayor Fischer's 2021 budget.  Plus, as always, a COVID update.

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