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Senator Julie Raque Adams, Majority Caucus Chair

Terry Brooks sits down with Senator Julie Raque Adams, the Majority Caucus Chair for the Kentucky Senate, for a conversation about her visit to the White House to discuss the teen vaping epidemic, 2020 state budget and revenue discussions, and other legislative priorities. Stay up-to-date on state policies that are good for kids on our bill tracker.

By |2020-02-14T10:06:27-05:00February 13th, 2020|Podcast|

Senator Whitney Westerfield, Chairman of the KY Senate Judiciary Committee

Terry Brooks sits down with Senator Whitney Westerfield, who chairs the Judiciary Committee for the Kentucky Senate, in Frankfort to discuss ongoing reforms within Kentucky's criminal justice and youth justice systems as well as the intersection of those systems with the child welfare system. Since the taping of this episode, Senate Bill 87 has passed the Kentucky Senate. Stay up-to-date on state policies that are good for kids on our bill tracker. [...]

By |2020-02-07T16:15:44-05:00February 11th, 2020|Podcast|

Special Episode: KYA, KY Chamber, KCEP, and Prichard Committee Analyze the State Budget Proposal

Terry Brooks is joined by Ashli Watts, President and CEO for the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Jason Bailey, the Executive Director of the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy, and Brigitte Blom Ramsey, the Executive Director of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, for a conversation on Governor Andy Beshear's state budget proposal and key areas to focus on as budget and revenue discussions continue with the Kentucky legislature. Learn more about the Blueprint for [...]

By |2020-02-06T15:57:43-05:00February 6th, 2020|Podcast|

Dr. Leon Mooneyhan, Chief Executive Officer of the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative

Terry Brooks is joined by Dr. Leon Mooneyhan, Chief Executive Officer of the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative, to discuss the education components of the Governor's proposed budget and the past, present, and future reforms of Kentucky's education system. Stay up-to-date on state policies that are good for kids on our bill tracker.

By |2020-02-04T09:20:13-05:00February 4th, 2020|Podcast|

Special Episode: Diving Into the Governor’s State Budget Proposal

On this special episode, Terry Brooks reflects on Governor Andy Beshear's state budget proposal as it pertains to kids' issues, outlines what to expect in the budget process, and ways to stay informed as the budget advances through the Kentucky General Assembly. Learn more about the Blueprint for Kentucky's Children budget priorities.

By |2020-02-02T14:22:39-05:00January 31st, 2020|Podcast|

Ben Chandler, President & CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky

Terry Brooks is joined by Ben Chandler, president and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, to reflect on the 2020 Children's Advocacy Day at the Capitol and discuss health issues impacting Kentucky kids, including supporting tobacco-free policies, understanding trends around vaccinations, ensuring trauma-informed care to address adverse childhood experiences, and more. Stay up-to-date on state policies that are good for kids on our bill tracker. [...]

By |2020-01-27T16:18:14-05:00January 28th, 2020|Podcast|

Norma Hatfield, President of the Kinship Families Coalition of Kentucky

Terry Brooks sits down with Norma Hatfield, President of the Kinship Families Coalition of Kentucky, who shares her story of becoming a kinship caregiver and how that experience has shaped her advocacy efforts for kinship families across the Commonwealth. Norma encourages kinship caregivers and all of our listeners to urge elected leaders to prioritize investments for children who have experienced abuse and neglect by supporting kinship families, including financial and respite care supports. Learn more about kinship [...]

By |2020-01-20T14:44:10-05:00January 21st, 2020|Podcast|

KY House Minority Floor Leader Joni Jenkins

Terry Brooks sits down with Kentucky House Minority Floor Leader Joni Jenkins to discuss the upcoming 2020 legislative session, developing the biennial state budget, and prioritizing issues impacting kids, such as continuing momentum in child welfare, minimizing the impact of parental incarceration, and addressing the addiction crisis.

By |2020-02-07T15:02:03-05:00January 7th, 2020|Podcast|