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COVID-19 and Kentucky Kids: Building Resilient Families

Terry Brooks is joined via phone by Dr. Joe Bargione. Dr. Bargione is a licensed psychologist and a member of the Bounce Coalition's leadership team. During this podcast, both will discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on kids and families, as well as tips and resources to cope with and overcome trauma related to a public health crisis. This is the first episode of a series of conversations where we examine the immediate [...]

By |2020-03-30T22:12:02-04:00March 31st, 2020|Podcast|

Special Episode: Diving Into the KY Senate Budget Proposal

On this special episode, Terry Brooks reflects on the Kentucky Senate state budget proposal as it pertains to children’s issues, discusses priorities we hope to see as the legislature enters conference committee, and outlines what to expect in the budget process in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about the Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children budget priorities.

By |2020-03-24T14:54:20-04:00March 24th, 2020|Podcast|

Senator Reginald Thomas

Terry Brooks sits down with Senator Reginald Thomas, who is a member of the Senate Education Committee and the Child Welfare Oversight and Advisory Committee, in Frankfort to discuss state budget decisions, criminal justice reforms, improvements within the child welfare system, and more. NOTE: This podcast was taped prior to the increased severity of the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay up-to-date on state policies that are good for kids on our bill tracker. [...]

By |2020-03-17T08:40:56-04:00March 17th, 2020|Podcast|

Representative Angie Hatton, Minority Whip of the KY House

Terry Brooks sits down with Representative Angie Hatton, who is the Minority Whip of the Kentucky House, in Frankfort to discuss the parallel needs of urban and rural Kentuckians, ongoing budget decisions, criminal justice reform efforts, and more. Stay up-to-date on state policies that are good for kids on our bill tracker. Note: This episode was taped prior to Kentucky House passage of their budget proposal. [...]

By |2020-03-12T10:28:10-04:00March 12th, 2020|Podcast|

Special Episode: Diving Into the KY House Budget Proposal

On this special episode, Terry Brooks reflects on the Kentucky House state budget proposal as it pertains to children’s issues, discusses elements in which we hope to see further investment in kids as it moves to the Senate, and outlines what to expect in the budget process in the final weeks of the Kentucky General Assembly. Learn more about the Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children budget priorities. [...]

By |2020-03-10T18:52:10-04:00March 11th, 2020|Podcast|

Senator Max Wise, Chairman of the Senate Education Committee

Terry Brooks sits down with Senator Max Wise, who chairs the Education Committee for the Kentucky Senate, in Frankfort to discuss ongoing efforts to improve school safety, changes in school accountability and assessment measures, state budget decisions, and more. Stay up-to-date on state policies that are good for kids on our bill tracker.

By |2020-02-27T13:49:11-05:00March 3rd, 2020|Podcast|

Trauma-Informed Care, Resilience, & the Bounce Coalition

Terry Brooks is joined by Betty (BJ) Adkins and Dr. David Finke -- both members of the Bounce Coalition leadership team -- to discuss the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Kentucky kids, the role of trauma-informed care practices in building stronger communities, and the important work of the Bounce Coalition.

By |2020-02-26T13:05:41-05:00February 27th, 2020|Podcast|

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|