A Public Affairs Weblog Devoted to the Commonwealth, podcasting the Kentucky Focus Program

June 24, 2005

Kentucky Focus (MP3 LINK)

Tony King of the DEA joins the program to talk about the scourge of methamphetamine.

Education researcher Richard Innes talks about why Kentucky ACT scores are bucking a positive national trend.

June 17, 2005

Kentucky Focus (MP3 LINK)

Mark Nickolas of joins the program to talk about his new group, the Foundation for Kentucky's Future, an issue advocacy organization.

Jim Waters of the Bluegrass Institute joins the program to talk about why some students at public schools now have to pay tuition.

June 10, 2005

Kentucky Focus (MP3 LINK)

Ben Cowgill, an attorney and blogger in Lexington, joins the program. The Kentucky Bar Association is considering whether to charge Cowgill $50 per blog entry, treating each entry as a separate distinct advertisement for his law practice. Some legal blogs have leapt to Cowgill's defense.

Will Russell and Scott Shuffitt join the program to talk about the Fourth Annual Lebowskifest, a celebration of the Coen Brothers' film, which will feature a riverfront concert by They Might Be Giants and lots of bowling and white russians. They'll also talk about, a "fan club" for the river city.

June 03, 2005

Kentucky Focus (MP3 LINK)

President Bush visits Hopkinsville, Kentucky to pitch his plans for Social Security reform. We bring you a portion of his speech. Bruce Maples of the Center for Kentucky Progress will explain the merits of the state merit system and why Governor Fletcher's issues with the program are unique among governors.