State of the News

It’s Friday again, and that means time for another edition of State of the News. This week we’ll, of course, talk politics. How will recently-released polls affect campaign strategy in the Senate and mayoral races? Then we’ll check in on metro going-on, including the impending departure of Health Department Director Dr. Adewale Troutman. Finally we’ll take a look back at what Congress did before their latest recess and what is expected from next session. Join us to catch up on the latest stories with the folks who covered them.   Listen to the Show

The Female Vision at Work

Men and Women – the argument has raged for eons over whether or not men and women think alike. The latest consensus seems to be “no”. So, if we go with that premise, what does that mean for the workplace where women are now omnipresent in most business and all the way up the corporate ladder? Join us on Thursday when we hear more about the female vision in the workplace.  Listen to the Show

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I Didn't Know That! Science Stories

So you get up in the morning, you put on your comfy house shoes – you know, the ones with the Velcro. You pad on out to the kitchen and make yourself an egg in the non-stick skillet – wait, where was I going with this? It’s leading right to science. Velcro on the shoes, Teflon on the skillet, the push button phone your mom still has in her kitchen, they are all science, and they all have a story. Join us on Tuesday when we talk to author Rick Beyer about these and other untold science tales.  Listen to the Show

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State of the News

There’s a new duo in the race for Kentucky Governor/Lt. Governor as of this week. Furloughs are happening even as state workers file challenges in court. There was another meeting of the bridges coalition this week and the economy still seems to be stalled. It’s a big news week so join us on Friday for State of News to catch-up.  Listen to the Show

Exploring the Origins of American Political Thought

Inalienable rights, equality for all, the role of government – all American political ideals – right? Wrong. Many of the ideals we hold as being distinctly American actually have their origins in philosophers such as Thomas Hobbes, John Locke and Jean Jacques Rousseau. With the election coming fast on our heels, we thought we take a moment and explore the origins of our American political ideals. Join us with your thoughts and questions.  Listen to the Show

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Youth Sports Safety

They teach teamwork, discipline, and coordination, and sports provide great exercise in a time when our kids are getting less and less of it. But sports can also lead to injuries – whether from incorrect form, lack of protective equipment, or just plain accidents. This Wednesday we’ll talk about youth sports safety and how parents and coaches can keep the pastimes their kids love as safe as possible.  Listen to the Show

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Why Is It So Hot?

Everyone complains about it and no one does anything about it… but this summer we’re complaining even more than usual. The weather’s been so hot this year that many of us consider it a relief when the high temperature of the day is “only ninety degrees.” Is this global warming? Natural weather cycles? Bad luck? Impending apocalypse? We’ll find out when local meteorologists join us to explain why it’s so darn hot.  Listen to the Show

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Populism in Kentucky

Some say the Tea Party movement is akin to a populist uprising; others say it’s anything but. It wouldn’t be the first time Kentucky’s been home to schools of political thought that pit “the people” against “the elite.” On Monday we’ll take a look at the history of populism in Kentucky, and how it’s lead us to the political climate we see today.  Listen to the Show

State of the News

This week on State of the News, we’ll check in with Stephanie Steitzer from the C-J’s Frankfort Bureau about state furloughs, prison overpopulation, and more. Then we’ll turn to metro news and hear from WFPL reporters about what’s new in the metro. Finally we’ll see what’s news in the business world with journalists from Business First. Join us to hear about headlines you may have missed and the details behind the stories.  Listen to the Show

Kentucky's New Agenda

Kentucky is making progress in education and other areas, but according to the chamber of commerce, the gains are slow. A New Agenda Initiative measures progress in the commonwealth in things like education, energy, health & wellness, competing in the global marketplace, and more. We’ll find out what the report says, what we’re doing right, and where there’s room for improvement, this Thursday on State of Affairs.  Listen to the Show

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