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Matt Jones - Kentucky Sports Radio

For Big Blue Nation fans, the Kentucky Sports Radio franchise delivers a high-octane blend of sports, political commentary and comedy. Founder Matt Jones talks about his expansive brand and spills some tea on BBN rumors and news.
Season 18 Episode 31 Length 26:32 Premiere: 05/21/23

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KET’s Connections features in-depth interviews with the influential, innovative and inspirational individuals who are shaping the path for Kentucky’s future.

From business leaders to entertainers to authors to celebrities, each week features an interesting and engaging guest covering a broad array of topics. Host Renee Shaw uses her extensive reporting experience to naturally blend casual conversation and hard-hitting questions to generate rich and full conversations about the issues impacting Kentucky and the world.


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Renee Shaw is the Moderator and Director of Public Affairs for Kentucky Educational Television, currently serving as host of KET’s Kentucky Tonight, Connections, election coverage, Legislative Update and KET Forums.

Since joining KET in 1997, Shaw has produced numerous KET public affairs series and specials, including KET’s nationally recognized legislative coverage. Under her leadership, KET has expanded its portfolio of public affairs content to include Kentucky Supreme Court coverage, town hall-style forums, and multi-platform program initiatives around issues such as opioid addiction and youth mental health.  

As an award-winning journalist, Shaw has earned top awards from the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, earning two regional Emmy awards, and an award from the Kentucky Associated Press for political coverage of the state legislature. She was inducted into the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame in 2017. She has been honored by the AKA Beta Gamma Omega Chapter with a Coretta Scott King Spirit of Ivy Award; earned the state media award from the Kentucky Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution in 2019; named a Charles W. Anderson Laureate by the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet in 2019 honoring her significant contributions in addressing socio-economic issues; earned the Anthony Lewis Media Award from the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy for her work on criminal justice reform in 2014; and, in 2015, received the Green Dot Award for her coverage of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking.  

In 2018, KET earned a national media award from Mental Health America for its multi-dimensional content on the opioid epidemic shepherded by Shaw. That same year, she co-produced and moderated a six-part series on youth mental health that was awarded first place in educational content by NETA, the National Educational Telecommunications Association. In 2019, Shaw was recognized by The Kentucky Gazette as one of the 50 most notable women in Kentucky politics and government. In addition, Renee was awarded the Charles W. Anderson Laureate Award by the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet which recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions in addressing socio-economic issues.

Host Renee Shaw smiling in a green dress with a KET set behind her.

Popular Radio Host Chats College Athletics, Politics, and His Career Change into Broadcasting

Without the influence of a Democratic presidential candidate and an MTV host, Matt Jones might still be practicing law and University of Kentucky basketball and football fans would be getting their daily sports fix from someone else.

But thanks to serendipity and an entrepreneurial drive, a young law clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit found his way into blogging and then podcasting about his favorite home-state team.

“I didn’t think anybody would ever listen to it,” says Jones. “The first time I did a podcast it was just me and two of my friends. We looked after two days and 14 people had downloaded it.”

From those humble beginnings in 2005, Kentucky Sports Radio has grown into the largest daily show of its kind in the United States, even beating out jock-talk programs in New York and Los Angeles, according to Jones. For two hours each weekday, he and his KSR cohosts range over the latest news from Big Blue Nation as well as current events, pop culture, and even politics.

“We talk less sports now than we’ve ever talked and our audience is greater now than it’s ever been,” says Jones. “What I’ve tried to show is if you treat people with respect, you can talk about things that are controversial, but here’s what you can’t do... You cannot talk down to people. You have to treat them with respect.”

The Long Road from Bell County to Radio Stardom

Growing up in Middlesboro, Jones was devoted to UK sports, WWF championship wrestling on TV, and his mother, a local attorney who became one of the first women ever elected prosecutor in Kentucky. Jones says he loved watching her argue in the courtroom, which inspired him to study law at Duke University. But once he started practicing, he discovered there wasn’t much call for exercising his love of making logical arguments in the course of routine legal work.

“I realized unless you’re a prosecutor, you don’t really do much of that,” says Jones.

In 2004, while a law clerk in Washington, Jones attended an event sponsored by the Howard Dean presidential campaign about how to use a new format called a blog to communicate with young people. So the next year, Jones started his own blog about Kentucky basketball and football. Shortly thereafter, he heard MTV VJ Adam Curry talk about another new trend in online communications: podcasting. Jones decided to jump into that, too.

By 2009, Jones quit his legal practice to focus on Kentucky Sports Radio, evolving the podcast into a radio show, which is now on more than 40 stations across the commonwealth. In addition to KSR, Jones also cohosts an NFL pregame show on ESPN Radio, and co-owns a Lexington restaurant as well as Ohio Valley Wrestling, a developmental league for wrestlers hoping to make it to national fame on the WWE and WWF circuits. Jones says OVW will be featured in a forthcoming Netflix documentary created by Greg Whiteley, the director of the acclaimed “Cheer” and “Last Chance U” series on that streaming platform.

Dabbling in National Politics

Another moment of serendipity came along in 2015 when Jones was invited to introduce the political speeches at that year’s Fancy Farm picnic in Graves County. Organizers wanted to broaden the appeal of the annual event and asked the statewide radio host to be their first celebrity emcee. He says he took the job with the idea of making Fancy Farm interesting for people who weren’t political junkies.

“I’m a big believer that you have to make things entertaining for people,” says Jones. “If you try to be staid and boring, people are just not going to follow it.”

In his 10-minute monologue, Jones cracked jokes on the officeholders and candidates attending the event that year, including Sen. Mitch McConnell, then-Gov. Steve Beshear, and Republican nominee for governor Matt Bevin. While the ribbing helped rile up the crowd, not everyone was pleased with Jones’ sense of humor.

“They haven’t invited me back,” he says. “I think Mitch McConnell did not like some of the jokes I made about him.”

Political operatives within the national Democratic Party noticed Jones’ performance and recruited him to run against 6th district Congressman Andy Barr. But Jones wasn’t interested.

“I just knew that wasn’t for me,” he says. “I think people in the House of Representatives, most of them are insane – not all of them but most of them.”

What did intrigue Jones was a potential campaign against McConnell in 2020. Jones says he thought the senior senator needed to be replaced, and that he had the right mix of attributes to challenge the then-Senate Majority Leader: Jones was young and energetic, had a statewide following, and loved to talk about what he saw as McConnell’s shortcomings. He even took time off from KSR to write a book about why he thought the Republican’s tenure should end. “Mitch, Please” became a New York Times bestseller.

In the end though, Jones decided against the Senate bid. He says he didn’t want to risk giving up the audience he had built over a decade – an audience that got to know and like Jones as a sport radio host, not a liberal politician. Those listeners, he contends, would never look at him the same way if he had run for office.

“So I had to say, do I want to give up the platform I have – this ability to talk to people that are different than me -- for a race that I’m probably going to lose,” says Jones. “I just decided it wasn’t worth it.”

Jones, who describes himself as an “old-school union Democrat,” doubts he would consider another candidacy down the road, especially a run for statewide office. He says KSR gives him the opportunity to impact people’s lives in ways that only a governor or senator can.

But his potential candidacy did give Jones the leeway to discuss more political topics with a KSR audience that he says is 75 percent conservative. He says he’s not out to change people’s views on issues, but he does hope he can temper how they think about their fellow Kentuckians.

“All across the state there are people in every town who are different than the majority of people in their town, and a lot of times that’s a very difficult spot to be in – maybe it’s that they’re gay, maybe they’re a minority, maybe they just think differently,” says Jones. “Maybe you should give those people a chance. Maybe you shouldn’t just assume all these stereotypes about them.”

The Transfer Portal, NIL Deals, and John Calipari’s Future

So for now, the mix of jock talk with a little pollical discourse will continue for Jones. He says he hopes Gov. Andy Beshear and Attorney General Daniel Cameron will agree to debate each other on KSR this fall. Jones drew praise for his questioning of gubernatorial contenders in 2019, and in this year’s Republican primary. He says he strives to get candidates to move beyond their scripted talking points to show that they’ve really thought about issues impacting the commonwealth.

Jones says he also hopes Kentucky will continue to hold its gubernatorial elections in off years, rather than moving them to presidential election years as some politicians have proposed.

“If you move it to a presidential year, what happens is whoever people vote for for president, they’ll vote that party for governor,” says Jones. “I think our governor’s races will not be competitive here ever again.”

UK sports as well as collegiate and professional athletics in general will continue to be a mainstay for Jones. He says the transfer portal and name, image, and likeness (NIL) contracts are good for student athletes who should be allowed to play where they want and make money doing it.

“It’s more fair,” he says. “I think it’s the way the world should be, but it has completely and totally changed what college athletics are.”

Given the potential abuses that could arise, Jones says NIL and the transfer portal need regulatory oversight to help ensure that players get their educations, and that they’re not simply going to the schools that guarantee the best NIL deals.

And as for UK basketball, Jones says fans have had enough of lackluster seasons that end with early departures from the NCAA tournament. He says next season will be critical for coach John Calipari.

“We’ve got great players coming in,” Jones says. “We’ve got to win.”

Season 18 Episodes

Matt Jones - Kentucky Sports Radio

S18 E31 Length 26:32 Premiere Date 05/21/23

KSU Interim President Dr. Ronald Johnson

S18 E30 Length 26:56 Premiere Date 05/14/23

Treating Depression and Anxiety

S18 E29 Length 26:31 Premiere Date 05/07/23

Kentucky Center for Grieving Children and Families

S18 E28 Length 26:32 Premiere Date 04/30/23

Louisville Orchestra: Playing with Yo-Yo Ma at Mammoth Cave

S18 E27 Length 26:51 Premiere Date 04/23/23

Jim Embry - Sustainable Communities Network

S18 E26 Length 26:32 Premiere Date 04/16/23

Helping to End Child Abuse and Neglect in Kentucky

S18 E25 Length 26:32 Premiere Date 04/09/23

Preventing and Treating Kidney Disease

S18 E24 Length 26:38 Premiere Date 04/01/23

Scholar and Author Anastasia Curwood

S18 E23 Length 26:34 Premiere Date 03/26/23

Jayne Moore Waldrop; Toa Green

S18 E22 Length 26:32 Premiere Date 03/19/23

Central Kentucky Chefs - Samantha Fore and Isaiah Screetch

S18 E21 Length 26:31 Premiere Date 02/26/23

Affrilachian Poet Frank X Walker

S18 E20 Length 27:30 Premiere Date 02/19/23

Aaron Thompson - Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

S18 E19 Length 26:40 Premiere Date 02/12/23

Dr. Monalisa Tailor - Kentucky Medical Association

S18 E18 Length 26:36 Premiere Date 02/05/23

Devine Carama - ONE Lexington

S18 E17 Length 26:31 Premiere Date 01/29/23

Congressman John Yarmuth

S18 E16 Length 26:31 Premiere Date 01/22/23

Former State Rep. Joni Jenkins

S18 E15 Length 26:31 Premiere Date 01/15/23

Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton

S18 E14 Length 27:31 Premiere Date 01/08/23

James Comer and Morgan McGarvey

S18 E13 Length 26:31 Premiere Date 12/18/22

Poet and Playwright Constance Alexander

S18 E12 Length 28:03 Premiere Date 12/11/22

Author Emily Bingham

S18 E11 Length 27:15 Premiere Date 11/20/22

Bill Goodman - Kentucky Humanities

S18 E10 Length 26:33 Premiere Date 11/13/22

Restoring American Democracy

S18 E9 Length 26:33 Premiere Date 11/06/22

Breast Cancer

S18 E8 Length 26:45 Premiere Date 10/30/22

Secretary of State Michael Adams on Election Issues

S18 E7 Length 26:32 Premiere Date 10/23/22

University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto

S18 E6 Length 27:08 Premiere Date 10/16/22

Darlene Thomas - GreenHouse17

S18 E5 Length 26:57 Premiere Date 10/09/22

Bob Jackson - Murray State University

S18 E4 Length 26:31 Premiere Date 10/02/22

David Adkins - The Council of State Governments

S18 E3 Length 27:41 Premiere Date 09/25/22

Melynda Jamison - CASA of Lexington

S18 E2 Length 26:32 Premiere Date 09/18/22

State Treasurer Allison Ball

S18 E1 Length 26:32 Premiere Date 09/11/22

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Renee Shaw talks with Anastasia Curwood, the director of the Commonwealth Institute for Black Studies at the University of Kentucky, about her latest book, "Shirley Chisholm: Champion of Black Feminist Power Politics," a biography about the former Congresswoman and Democratic candidate for United States president.

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Colton Ryan and Willie Carver - S18 E32

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Premiered On: 08/01/2014

Renee's guest is Judi Jennings, former executive director of the Kentucky Foundation for Women, feminist art advocate, and writer.

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Renee speaks with Marta Miranda, chief empowerment officer of the Center for Women and Families in Louisville.

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SWAG - Sisters and Supporters Working Against Gun Violence - S9 E44

Premiered On: 08/15/2014

Lexington moms LaTosha Reynolds and Tonya Lindsey talk about losing their sons to gun violence and how the group they founded, SWAG - Sisters and Supporters Working Against Gun Violence, is working to keep youth safe.

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Frontier Nursing University - S9 E45

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Drs. Susan Stone and Julie Marfell of Frontier Nursing University discuss the institution's 75-year legacy as the longest continually-operating and largest midwifery program in the nation.

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Tanya Torp and Holly Houston - S9 E46

Premiered On: 08/29/2014

Community Activist Tanya Torp, program director for Step by Step, a mentoring ministry for at risk single mothers, and Holly Houston, a family court lawyer and co-founder of GLOW - Greater Louisville Outstanding Women, discuss social justice, youth empowerment, leadership development, and girl power.

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Chris Rabb - S10 E1

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Chris Rabb, author of "Invisible Capital: How Unseen Forces Shape Entrepreneurial Opportunity", explores how behind-the-scenes factors - human, cultural, and social capital - affect whether a business will be successful.

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Bloggers on Personal Development - S10 E2

Premiered On: 09/12/2014

Meet two women who share their personal journeys through life's challenges by writing blogs. Writer Emmie Sandford is a corporate marketer who owns a social media consulting company. She has been chronicling her journey to a healthier weight on her blog, authenticallyemmie.com. Sheryl Withers Woolverton, a Lexington clinical social worker and therapist, is a former grief counselor with Hospice of the Bluegrass who has shared her journey of grief over a miscarriage and the death of her mother and grandmother. Her blog is called How to Make a Life.

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Jayne Moore Waldrop; Toa Green - S18 E22

Renee Shaw talks with author Jayne Moore Waldrop about her new book "A Journey in Color: The Art of Ellis Wilson." Next, Toa Green, owner of Crank & Boom Craft Ice Cream, talks about her new podcast (Crank and Boom Podcast with Toa Green) for entrepreneurs.

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Soreyda Benedit Begley and Chris Begley - S10 E3

Premiered On: 09/19/2014

Honduras native Soreyda Benedit Begley is dressing up Lexington's fashion scene by showcasing the blossoming talents of designers, like herself, right here in the Bluegrass. Her one-of-a-kind originals have graced runways in New York, Chicago, and Atlanta.

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Kevin Chapman - S10 E5

Premiered On: 10/03/2014

Renee speaks with Kevin Chapman, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist who provides evidence-based treatment for anxiety and related disorders to clients in his private practice in Louisville. Dr. Chapman also specializes in Exposure and Response (Ritual) Prevention for OCD and Prolonged Exposure for PTSD.

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Diane Follingstad - UK Women's Circle Endowment Chair - S10 E6

Premiered On: 10/10/2014

Renee speaks with Diane Follingstad, Ph.D., who became the inaugural Women's Circle Endowment Chair at the University of Kentucky Center for Research on Violence Against Women in 2008. Dr. Follingstad discusses her research in the area of intimate partner violence.

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Connections - S18 E33

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Bill Farmer - S10 E8

Premiered On: 10/24/2014

Bill Farmer, president and CEO of the United Way of the Bluegrass, talks about the agency's BIG BOLD GOAL for Central Kentucky: 10,000 more Bluegrass families will be self-sufficient by 2020.

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Jefferson County Veterans Treatment Court - S10 E11

Premiered On: 11/14/2014

Jefferson County's Veterans Treatment Court, which began operating in the fall of 2012, helps military veterans seeking treatment for substance abuse and mental health issues. Jefferson County District Court Judge David Holton talks with Renee about the court, the first of its kind in Kentucky.

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Sister Helen Prejean - S10 E12

Premiered On: 11/21/2014

Sister Helen Prejean, author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Dead Man Walking" which became an Academy Award-winning film, discusses her awakening to justice and quest to abolish the death penalty.

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15K Degrees Initiative - S10 E13

Premiered On: 12/12/2014

The 15K degrees initiative in the Greater Louisville area seeks to increase the number of college diplomas of African-Americans. Some of the partners in this effort join Renee to discuss it. Guests include: Benjamin Richmond, President and CEO of the Louisville Urban League; Reverend Vincent James Sr., Senior Pastor of Elim Baptist Church in Louisville; and Dr. Rita Greer, a veteran P-12 educator and administrator, who served for over 38 years in Jefferson County Public Schools.

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Mary Gwen Wheeler, 55,000 Degrees - S10 E16

Premiered On: 01/09/2015

Renee's guest is Mary Gwen Wheeler, executive director of 55,000 Degrees, a public-private partnership in Louisville whose mission is to add 40,000 bachelor's degrees and 15,000 associate degrees by 2020.

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Connections - S18 E34

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Diabetes Epidemic - S10 E20

Premiered On: 03/27/2015

Gilbert Friedell, MD, and J. Isaac Joyner, MPH, discuss their book, "The Great Diabetes Epidemic: A Manifesto for Control and Prevention". The book advocates taking a public health approach to addressing diabetes, emphasizes prevention of diabetes-related complications, and encourages more community responsiveness.

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Elaine Chao - S10 E23

Premiered On: 03/20/2015

Renee sits down with Elaine Chao, former U.S. Labor Secretary and wife of Sen. Mitch McConnell, in an interview filmed in Washington, D.C.

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Dorothy Edwards and Diane Fleet - S10 E26

Premiered On: 04/10/2015

Renee's guests are Dorothy Edwards, executive director of Green Dot etc., a violence prevention training program for individuals, schools, and other organizations, and Diane Fleet, assistant director of GreenHouse17. They discuss the training Green Dot is providing to GreenHouse17 and the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center on domestic violence prevention and intervention techniques.

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Kendell Nash - ECHO - S10 E27

Premiered On: 04/17/2015

Kendell Nash, executive director of ECHO (Exploited Children's Help Organization), joins Renee to discuss issues of child exploitation, neglect, and abuse. ECHO provides education, advocacy, and support services to the children and families of Metro Louisville and surrounding areas.

  • Thursday June 29, 2023 5:30 am ET on KETKY
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Kevin Chapman - S10 E28

Premiered On: 04/24/2015

Clinical psychologist Kevin Chapman of Louisville discusses anxiety disorders and an innovative approach called virtual reality exposure therapy to help ease those conditions.

  • Friday June 30, 2023 5:30 am ET on KETKY
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Connections - S16 E30

Premiered On: 08/08/2021

  • Sunday July 2, 2023 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday July 2, 2023 11:00 am CT on KET
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Connections - S18 E35

  • Sunday July 2, 2023 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Kiley Lane Parker - S10 E29

Premiered On: 05/01/2015

Filmmaker Kiley Lane Parker discusses her film, "Raising Ms. President", about raising the next generation of female political leaders.

  • Monday July 3, 2023 5:30 am ET on KETKY
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Pellom McDaniels - S10 E30

Premiered On: 05/08/2015

Pellom McDaniels, faculty curator of African-American collections and assistant professor of African-American studies at Emory University in Atlanta, talks about his book, "The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy".

  • Tuesday July 4, 2023 5:30 am ET on KETKY
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Jay Williams - S10 E33

Premiered On: 05/29/2015

U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Jay Williams is a former mayor of Youngstown, Ohio. From the recent SOAR summit in Pikeville, he talks about how Youngstown recovered from the decline of the steel industry and how those lessons can apply to Eastern Kentucky areas distressed by the sharp downturn in coal jobs.

  • Wednesday July 5, 2023 5:30 am ET on KETKY
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Wil James - S9 E40

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African Americans and Mental Health - S9 E39

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Charisse Gillett - Lexington Theological Seminary - S9 E38

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Dr. Timothy M. Houchin - S9 E37

  • Monday May 29, 2023 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday May 29, 2023 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Scholar and Author Anastasia Curwood - S18 E23

  • Saturday June 3, 2023 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday June 3, 2023 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Mental Health Courts - S9 E36

  • Friday May 26, 2023 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday May 26, 2023 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Rape Culture - S9 E35

  • Thursday May 25, 2023 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday May 25, 2023 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Colene Elridge - S9 E34

  • Wednesday May 24, 2023 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Ted Strader - COPES - S9 E33

  • Tuesday May 23, 2023 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Prison Reform In Kentucky - S9 E32

  • Monday May 22, 2023 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday May 22, 2023 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Matt Jones - Kentucky Sports Radio - S18 E31

  • Sunday May 28, 2023 8:00 am ET on KETKY
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Hasan Davis - S9 E31

  • Friday May 19, 2023 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Djuan Trent - S9 E30

  • Thursday May 18, 2023 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Dr. Janet Taylor - S9 E29

  • Wednesday May 17, 2023 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 17, 2023 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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MaryLee Underwoood and Chastity Ross - CCDD - S9 E27

  • Tuesday May 16, 2023 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 16, 2023 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Aaron Thompson - S9 E26

  • Monday May 15, 2023 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday May 15, 2023 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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KSU Interim President Ronald Johnson - S18 E30

  • Sunday May 21, 2023 8:00 am ET on KETKY
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50th Anniversary of the March on Frankfort - S9 E22

  • Friday May 12, 2023 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday May 12, 2023 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X Walker - S9 E21

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  • Thursday May 11, 2023 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Vershawn A. Young - S9 E20

  • Wednesday May 10, 2023 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 10, 2023 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Sabrina Butler and Kate Miller - S9 E19

  • Tuesday May 9, 2023 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 9, 2023 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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  • Tuesday May 9, 2023 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
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History Maker; Tuskegee Airmen History - S9 E14

  • Monday May 8, 2023 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday May 8, 2023 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Marcie Timmerman - Mental Health America of Kentucky - S18 E29

  • Sunday May 14, 2023 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday May 14, 2023 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday May 13, 2023 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Leila Salisbury - The Kentucky Center for Grieving Children and Families - S18 E28

  • Sunday May 7, 2023 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday May 7, 2023 7:00 am CT on KETKY
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Middle Class Struggles and Poverty - S9 E13

  • Friday May 5, 2023 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday May 5, 2023 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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The Forgotten Minority - S9 E12

  • Thursday May 4, 2023 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday May 4, 2023 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Human Trafficking - S9 E11

  • Wednesday May 3, 2023 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 3, 2023 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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