December 4, 2019
This week, Jazmin and Robert spoke with J-town and Hikes Point Representative Josie Raymond specifically about her efforts around early childhood education in the legislature. She told us about her partnership with Bowling Green Republican Steve Sheldon, and how they were approaching making big changes to the way that Kentucky handles pre-K education, and what she envisions as the future of how we handle this important topic in our state.
In this episode, Jazmin and Robert also discussed the potential priorities of Attorney General-elect Daniel Cameron and several high profile appointments in Governor-elect Andy Beshear's cabinet.
November 27, 2019
This week, we welcomed Rep. Charles Booker back to the show for the third time. He spoke to us about his exploratory committee looking at running for the U.S. Senate -- why he's thinking about running, what he believes to be a path to victory, and what issues he is hearing are the most important to Kentuckians.
Jazmin and Robert also discussed Andy Beshear's promise to appoint an all-new board of education -- what is legal and not, and what might happen if he tries to completely replace the state's board of education. In addition, Jazmin details Secretary of State-elect Michael Adams' priorities, and how they are quite different from how the Secretary of State's office is run now. Lastly, Robert explained a Republican plan to change the Governor's relationship to the Transportation Cabinet, and how this move is similar and different from attempts to change Gubernatorial powers in other states.
November 20, 2019
We welcomed Sam Newton to the show this week! Sam was the communications director for the Beshear/Coleman campaign, and he talked to us about his year on the campaign trail including how Andy Beshear led the team, how the campaign focused on their message, and even some stories about the bus tour with all 7 Democratic candidates plus some guests!
This week, Meredith Scalos sat in for Jazmin, who was away. Robert and Meredith spoke about Matt Jones opting out of a run for U.S. Senate as well as the Beshear administration's transition team. Also discussed include Louisville Metro's surplus and a report from a committee looking at public assistance in Louisville.
November 13, 2019
This week, Robert and Jazmin explain all the fallout from the 2019 election -- specifically how Republican legislators are reacting to the prospect of an election challenge and a press conference from Bevin supporters about unsubstantiated rumors of election fraud.
Robert and Jazmin also talked about two potential Democratic candidates for the U.S. Senate seat up for election in 2020. First, Matt Jones, who was removed from his radio show after a FEC complaint from the Republican Party of Kentucky, and Charles Booker, who formed an exploratory committee.
The show wrapped with a discussion of Kentucky's first charter school application.
November 6, 2019
Jazmin and Robert explain everything that happened on Election Day 2019. Andy Beshear eked out a small victory -- but Matt Bevin hasn't conceded yet. Jazmin tells us all about Bevin's options, and what might happen in the coming weeks. Also discussed include how Beshear is building his administration, and discussion about downballot races.
October 29, 2019
This week we visited with Robert Haley Conway, the Democratic nominee for Commissioner of Agriculture. He's an 8th generation farmer who talked to us about the past, present, and his vision of the future for agriculture policy in Kentucky. Mr. Conway shared with us his plan, and why he is running for office. He's a great candidate, definitely check out what he has to say!
Jazmin and Robert recapped two of the recent debates and Matt Bevin getting caught denying forcefully something which he in fact said, as well as the confirmation of Justin Walker, a conservative confirmed as a federal judge who received a "Not Qualified" rating from the American Bar Association. Most of the time, though, Robert and Jazmin previewed the election, which is happening on Tuesday. Go Vote!
October 23, 2019
This week, we spoke to Lexington Councilwoman Angela Evans. She told us about her reasons for running for office, serving as one of two African Americans on the LFUCG council, her future, and several other topics. We were excited to speak to her, and we are excited to bring this interview to you!
Jazmin and Robert talked about two stories involving Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, the insertion of the Marshall County shooting into the Governor's race, and a few other smaller stories.
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.