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24Mar 2020

Special Episode: Diving Into the KY Senate Budget Proposal

By |March 24th, 2020|

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 [...]

17Mar 2020

Senator Reginald Thomas

By |March 17th, 2020|

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 [...]

12Mar 2020

Representative Angie Hatton, Minority Whip of the KY House

By |March 12th, 2020|

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 [...]

03Mar 2020

Senator Max Wise, Chairman of the Senate Education Committee

By |March 3rd, 2020|

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 [...]

27Feb 2020

Trauma-Informed Care, Resilience, & the Bounce Coalition

By |February 27th, 2020|

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. [...]

13Feb 2020

Senator Julie Raque Adams, Majority Caucus Chair

By |February 13th, 2020|

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 [...]