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21Jan 2020

Norma Hatfield, President of the Kinship Families Coalition of Kentucky

By |January 21st, 2020|

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 [...]

07Jan 2020

KY House Minority Floor Leader Joni Jenkins

By |January 7th, 2020|

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. [...]

17Dec 2019

The Philanthropic Landscape & Impact on Nonprofits

By |December 17th, 2019|

Terry Brooks is joined by two philanthropic leaders in Kentucky: Barry Allen, President and Treasurer of the Gheens Foundation, and Keith Inman, President of Kosair Charities. They discuss the philanthropic landscape locally and nationally, the impact of philanthropy on nonprofits and the kids and families they serve, and the ways in which philanthropic entities [...]

03Dec 2019

Launch of the Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children 2020 Priorities

By |December 3rd, 2019|

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/. [...]

26Nov 2019

KY Speaker of the House David Osborne

By |November 26th, 2019|

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. [...]

19Nov 2019

Release of 2019 Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book

By |November 19th, 2019|

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 [...]

12Nov 2019

KY Senate President Robert Stivers

By |November 12th, 2019|

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 [...]