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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 [...]

11Feb 2020

Senator Whitney Westerfield, Chairman of the KY Senate Judiciary Committee

By |February 11th, 2020|

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 [...]

06Feb 2020

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

By |February 6th, 2020|

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 [...]

04Feb 2020

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

By |February 4th, 2020|

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. [...]

31Jan 2020

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

By |January 31st, 2020|

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 [...]

28Jan 2020

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

By |January 28th, 2020|

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 [...]

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 [...]