Studio 619 for October 14, 2007

by scrosby on October 14, 2007

Kentucky Youth Advocates

With the stroke of a pen thousands of children are in danger of losing healthcare coverage, according to Kentucky Youth Advocates Executive Director Terry Brooks. President George Bush vetoed a bill last week to fund SCHIP – the State Children’s Health Insurance. Tune in to hear Brooks explain what the measure means to Kentucky and why the Commonwealth’s delegation in Washington, D.C. is being asked to help.

Emily Goldstein

Louisville teenager Emily Goldstein recently returned from a ten-day trip to Manitoba, Canada for a youth leadership conference to study polar bears and climate change. A few weeks ago, Emily was featured in Studio 619 to talk about her expectations and goals for the trip.

This week, WFPL’s Susan Sweeney Crum catches up with Emily for a debrief.

KentuckyShow!

Do you remember KentuckyShow? Chances are, you do if you lived in this region a couple of decades ago. For those who didn’t, KentuckyShow! was a huge slide and audio presentation highlighting the Bluegrass State and its people.

It was shut down about seven years ago, but is now making a comeback. A new, high-tech version of the presentation will premiere in September 2008 at its new permanent home in the Kentucky Center.

Its new marketing director is Tim King – he spoke with WFPL’s Rick Howlett.

Farai Chideya

Is there a new civil rights movement on the horizon for the United States? Some people who have been closely following the fallout from the Jena 6 case in Louisiana say yes. WFPL’s Stephanie Sanders speaks with Farai Chideya, host of NPR’s News and Notes, about a series airing this month on the show about civil rights in the U.S., and what a civil rights movement would look like in the 21st century.

Listen to the show.

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