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Launch of the Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children 2020 Priorities

Terry Brooks sits down with partners in the Blueprint for Kentucky's Children, Natalie Harris of Coalition for the Homeless and Mike Hammons of Children, Inc., to discuss 2020 policy and budget priorities that are good for Kentucky kids and families. View the 2020 Blueprint agenda and supporting resources at www.kyyouth.org/blueprintky/.

By |2019-12-02T13:28:36-05:00December 3rd, 2019|Podcast|

KY Speaker of the House David Osborne

Terry Brooks sits down with Kentucky Speaker of the House David Osborne to discuss the upcoming 2020 legislative session and priorities impacting kids, including investing in keeping families together safely, addressing the addiction crisis, and more. NOTE: This episode was recorded prior to the final results of the 2019 Election Day.

By |2019-11-25T17:15:04-05:00November 26th, 2019|Podcast|

Release of 2019 Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book

Terry Brooks shares the latest trends in child well-being highlighted in the 2019 Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book and sits down with Beatrice Roussell, a high school senior and leader in StAMINA, and Michelle Elison, Kentucky's Partnership Coordinator with the U.S. Census Bureau, to discuss takeaways around youth mental health and the importance of a complete and accurate census count in 2020. Thank you to our KIDS COUNT sponsors, including signature sponsor Passport Health Plan and presenting sponsor [...]

By |2019-11-18T21:24:14-05:00November 19th, 2019|Podcast|

KY Senate President Robert Stivers

Terry Brooks sits down with Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers to discuss the upcoming 2020 legislative session and priorities impacting kids, including investing in measures to improve school safety, keeping families together safely, addressing the addiction crisis, and more. NOTE: This episode was recorded prior to the 2019 Election Day.

By |2019-11-19T09:08:31-05:00November 12th, 2019|Podcast|

Interview with KY Senate President Robert Stivers and Jennifer Hancock

Terry Brooks sits down with Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers and Jennifer Hancock, President and CEO of Volunteers of America Mid-States, to discuss efforts in Clay County to address the addiction epidemic and build a thriving community, and how it can be replicated in other communities across the Commonwealth.

By |2019-11-07T15:37:34-05:00November 5th, 2019|Podcast|

Interview with KY Attorney General Candidate Daniel Cameron

Terry Brooks sits down with Kentucky Attorney General Candidate Daniel Cameron to discuss issues impacting Kentucky kids, such as the impact of parental incarceration on kids, improvements to the youth justice system, and more. Tune in to hear the candidate’s ideas for making Kentucky the best place to young. Listen to our podcast episode featuring Kentucky Attorney General Candidate Greg Stumbo. [...]

By |2019-11-07T15:39:53-05:00October 22nd, 2019|Podcast|

Interview with Dr. Helen Deines, Larry Michalczyk, and Pam Darnall

Terry Brooks sits down with Dr. Helen Deines, Larry Michalczyk, and Pam Darnall, three experts with years of experience in the child welfare field, to discuss the Courier Journal’s recent series on Kentucky’s child welfare system and the need to address the Commonwealth’s high rate of child abuse. Tune in to hear their reflections and calls to action. This episode is a follow up to the Making Kids Count episode featuring Rick Green and [...]

By |2019-11-07T15:40:46-05:00October 15th, 2019|Podcast|

Interview with KY Attorney General Candidate Greg Stumbo

Terry Brooks sits down with Kentucky Attorney General Candidate Greg Stumbo to discuss issues impacting Kentucky kids, such as the impact of the opioid epidemic and parental incarceration on kids, improvements to the youth justice system, and more. Tune in to hear the candidate’s ideas for making Kentucky the best place to young. Listen to our podcast episode featuring Kentucky Attorney General Candidate Daniel Cameron. [...]

By |2019-11-07T15:42:59-05:00October 8th, 2019|Podcast|

Interview with Rick Green and Debby Yetter from the Courier Journal

Terry Brooks sits down with Rick Green, editor, and Debby Yetter, social services and child welfare reporter, to discuss the Courier Journal's recent series on Kentucky's child welfare system and the need to address the Commonwealth's high rate of child abuse. Tune in to hear their reflections and call to action.

By |2019-11-07T15:43:42-05:00October 1st, 2019|Podcast|