My Old Kentucky Podcast
By Jazmin Smith and Robert Kahne
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A podcast about politics and policy in the commonwealth of Kentucky
||CleanDavid Suetholz, Lexington City Hall, LFUCG Council Drama, and MEGA QUICK HITS||This week, Jazmin and Robert sit down with David Suetholz, Democratic candidate for th 20th Senate district. Mr. Suetholz is known for his strong support of the labor movement, and we spoke to him about that as well as agricultural issues in his distr||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: MOKP at New Kentucky Project Ideas Festival||Last weekend, Jazmin and Robert went to the New Kentucky Project Ideas Festival in Georgetown, and had the chance to do several short interviews with powerful voices from across the state, including: Russell Allen of Take Back Cheapside Lt. Col. (Ret.)||9/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSen. Morgan McGarvey & Rep. Jason Nemes on Sports Betting, Plus Jail Overcrowding, Bourbon Strikes, and Voter Registration||On this week's show, we welcomed Sen. Morgan McGarvey and Rep. Jason Nemes, both of Louisville, for a bi-partisan chat about sports betting. Both legislators are leading the charge attempting to legalize those kinds of wages in Kentucky. We talked t||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSarah Zeller of KCEP, Jerry Lundergan Indicted, & Kentucky's CIO's Raise||This week, Rae Hodge sits in for Jazmin and she and Robert speak with Sarah Zeller of the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy about their new economic agenda. They speak about it's purpose and contents, what KCEP hopes to accomplish with it, and how t||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDr. Karen Berg, JCPS Settlement, Alison Lundergan Grimes & Board of Elections, Legislator Travel, LRC Takeover & MORE!||What a jam packed show we have for you guys this week! Dr. Karen Berg, Democratic candidate for the 26th Senate district in Oldham and NE Jefferson Counties visits with us and talks strategy and why she's running. We've been watching this district p||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLaToya Drake, Rae Hodge on Journalism, Fundraising Update, Medicaid Update, & JCPS Takeover||This week we welcomed LaToya Drake, candidate in Kentucky's 23rd house district, to the show. She spoke about her reasons for running, her love for south central Kentucky, and what it's like on the ground in Glasgow. She's a welcome voice in Kentuck||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDustin Burley, JCPS & SROs, Real ID, Bevin's latest offensive statement, plus more!||This week, we were happy to welcome Dustin Burley, candidate for Kentucky's 53rd house district in Anderson, Spencer, and Bullitt Counties. He spoke about running for office in a rural area as a gay African American man. He had some great insights a||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSen. Reginald Thomas, Fancy Farm Recap, Adoption Advisors, & Kentucky Board of Education Chair||This week we were honored to welcome Senator Reginald Thomas of Lexington, who spoke to us about his service in Frankfort and about his run for the 6th US Congressional District. It was great to hear his perspective on running for higher office and wh||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNima Kulkarni, AOC Audit Update, Potential JCPS Settlement, & More||This week, Jazmin and Robert speak with Nima Kulkarni, the Democratic candidate for the 40th House district in Louisville. Ms. Kulkarni spoke about winning against an 11 term incumbent, her vision for immigration reform on the state level, and how she||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKelsey Hayes Coots on #OurJCPS, Gov. Bevin's House, Medicaid Update, & More||This week's show includes a conversation between Jazmin, Robert, and Kelsey Hayes Coots, a middle school teacher who also works with Kentucky 120 United and #OurJCPS, groups that oppose the state takeover of Jefferson County Public Schools. They talke||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAOC Audit, KY Electeds Respond to Trump/Putin, & Papa's Left The House||This week, Robert is on vacation, but criminal defense attorney Clay Kennedy fills in to discuss this week’s news with Jazmin. Jazmin talks about a rough AOC audit. Clay tells us about the Kentucky delegation’s responses to Trump’s meeting with Pu||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRachel Roberts, Occupy ICE, and Gubernatorial Race Kickoff||On this week's show, Jazmin and Robert speak with Rachel Roberts, the Democratic candidate for the 24th Senate district in Northern Kentucky (Campbell, Bracken, and Pendleton counties). She's a business owner whose won awards for entrepreneurship. W||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCongressman John Yarmuth, Medicaid Waiver Overturned, Confederate Statues Update, and Capitol Access Policy||This week on the show we were honored to welcome Congressman John Yarmuth! Congressman Yarmuth has represented the third district of Kentucky (most of Metro Louisville) for six terms. We spoke about the difference between serving now and when he was||7/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGubernatorial Draft featuring Rae Hodge and Josh Mers||This week on the show, Jazmin and Robert invited their friends Josh Mers (former candidate for the 88th House District and co-chair of Lexington Fairness) and Rae Hodge (a journalist most recently with The Daily Line in Springfield, IL, but back in Loui||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmily Ferguson, Pension Law Overturned, Marsy's Law lawsuit, Medicaid Hearing, & Sports Betting Committee||This week on the podcast we were excited to welcome on Emily Ferguson, Democratic candidate for the 72nd District, northeast of Lexington. We talked about her motivations for running, her mentors, and what it was like doing policy work during the late||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCharles Booker, Bevin "Judge Shoppipng", and Quick Hits||This week, Jazmin and Robert speak with Charles Booker, the Democratic nominee for the 43rd District in Louisville. They talked about his reasons for running, what it's like being a young African American running for the state legislature, and what hi||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRep. Jim Wayne & JCPS Head Start Problems||On this week's show, Jazmin returns! Robert and she talk about the bad news about JCPS giving up it's $15 million grant to operate Head Start because of abuse and neglect of children. They go through what is next for early childhood education for JC||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJCPS Responds to Takeover, Social Work Apprenticeship Program, & Poor People's Campaign||Jazmin is out of town this week, so filling in for her is Beth Bissmeyer! Beth is a former organizer and just finished social work school. Robert and Beth talked about the JCPS's decision to appeal the State Board of Education's decision to take ove||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRep. Joni Jenkins Returns, Plus Primary Results!||We were thrilled and honored this week to be joined by Rep. Joni Jenkins, who serves the good people of Shively in Metro Louisville in the state legislature. She talked to us about the most recent legislative session -- from the massive protests and d||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPharmacy Benefit Managers & Sports Betting in Kentucky||This week's episode features discussion on two policy issues we haven't discussed before. First, Robert talks about Pharmacy Benefit Managers, which will be newly regulated after the passage of Senate Bill 5 this year. It's a complicated issue, but||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Phenomenal podcast and provides great insight into some of the issues the average Kentuckian doesn't have time to research. It's clear, concise, and relevant content that every Kentuckian should be aware of. Keep up the excellent work!
Must listen for anyone who cares about politics
Informative podcast that focuses on the facts and positions rather than opinions. If you live in KY and want to understand more about political issues facing our state, it is a must listen. If you live anywhere else and want to understand a little bit more about key issues like charter schools, it is a must listen. Great podcast would recommend to anyone.
Informative and well executed
This podcast is informative and well produced. Anyone who cares about the issues facing the commonwealth should subscribe.