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Election 2020 was not a good cycle for Kentucky Democrats, to say the least. On this week's The State of Kentucky, we talk with Robert Kahne, Representative Joni Jenkins, and Senator Morgan McGarvey about WHY this happened, and what Dems in Kentucky need to do going forward, both for elections and for the General Assembly. (Note: Senator McGarvey h…
 
Here we are, less than two weeks till Election Day, and in Louisville there is a ballot initiative to stop a school tax increase. Or is there? And how does the KY Republican Party tie into the story? Join us for a discussion with Gay Adelmann and Denita Wright about all things JCPS Tax Increase.By Forward Kentucky
 
There's a new online comedy show, with Mitch McConnell as the host! It's "The Mitch Show," and it's written and produced right here in Kentucky. Join us as we talk with Mandee McKelvey, an acress on the show who plays both Kayleigh McEnany and Amy McGrath on the show. McKelvey is not only an actress; she also does stand-up comedy, so this TSOK shou…
 
State Rep. Charles Booker ran a strong campaign against Amy McGrath for the Democratic Senate nomination, and almost won, closing strong in the final weeks. Now that the campaign is over, what's next for this rising star? We talk with Rep. Booker about the campaign, about "From the Hood to the Holler," the organization he has formed, and if he's go…
 
One of the keys to winning an election is to get trained on how to do it. Running for office is overwhelming even if you know what you are doing, and impossible if you don't. This week we talk with Anthony Robinson, political director the National Democratic Training Committee, about their work. Then we're joined by two candidate who worked with ND…
 
Many young people, from high school to young adults, are increasingly active in both politics and protests. On this week's The State of Kentucky, we interview some high school students and their teacher about their involvement, including making a documentary about their activism. Then, we talk with two citizen journalists who are doing live-streami…
 
Join us as we talk with Dr. Erik Prentice, who formerly served in the office of the Director of National Intelligence, and is now a private citizen in the corporate world, living in Louisville. Recently he became a founding member of a group called "The Steady State," made up of National Security and Homeland Security veterans who have endorsed Joe…
 
It’s The State of Kentucky for Friday, April 3! A good show, with some super guests: Rep. Joni Jenkins to talk about the budget and about voting from cars Amy McGrath, talking about her campaign and what she would say to progressives and others about why they should vote for her Dr. Becky Dutch of UK College of Medicine, explaining why it is so har…
 
On this week’s “State of Kentucky” show, we are joined by Secretary of State Michael Adams to discuss his ideas and plans around vote by mail, and by Rep. Charles Booker, candidate for U.S. Senate, talking about his campaign and how they’re working given the coronavirus crisis. We are honored to have both of them with us, and hope you’ll listen!…
 
We welcome Mike Broihier, candidate for U.S. Senate. He talked with us about virtual campaigning, the Yang Gang staffers that have joined his campaign, and his recent hard-hitting ads. Then we talked with Dustin Pugel of the KY Center for Economic Policy, about the state budgets, ways to get more revenue, and what the General Assembly should be doi…
 
This is an early and shortened MKF episode, as we were able to line up an interview with Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-03) on the same day that hearings began on the whistleblower complaint. We ask Cong. Yarmuth he was hearing from both Democrats and Republicans, and where he thought this was headed. We also asked him about warning signs, and he gav…
 
This week we talk with Krystal Ball, who’s well-known to folks across Kentucky, and is now co-hosting a new show called Rising. We talk with her about her new show, the Democratic race for president and what’s going to happen there, about what the Democratic party should be doing to get back to its roots, and about a little thing called UBI. If you…
 
Every election season, Kentucky Democrats put together a "coordinated campaign." People are saying that this year's CC is really doing well. We talk with Michael Bowman, candidate for state treasurer, and Lisa Tanner Norkus, long-time political consultant, to see how well things are REALLY going.By Forward Kentucky
 
This week we're joined by Chuck Eddy, founder of the group "Republicans for Andy Beshear and Jacqueline Coleman." Mr. Eddy is a lifelong Republican who nevertheless is fed up with Matt Bevin, and is working to get the Beshear/Coleman ticket elected. Listen to our interview to learn more about the issues that drive his passion to get Beshear elected…
 
As part of our Fancy Farm coverage, we got a five-minute stand-up interview with AG Andy Beshear, just outside the Marshall County Bean Dinner on Friday, August 2, 2019. We asked Beshear, who is running for governor, about how the campaign is going, what he thinks of Matt Bevin's strategies in the race, and how he would answer the question "Why sho…
 
Rep. Cherlynn Stevenson joins us this week to talk about the new Commonwealth Caucus, a group formed to find "commonsense solutions for the common good." We ask her why she helped form the group, what they hope to accomplish, and what her Republican colleagues think of the whole thing. And, at the end, we've got an announcement about a new event co…
 
In this week's Moving Kentucky Forward podcast, we're joined by Matt Morrison, executive director of Working America. We'll bet that most of you have never heard of this group, but if you listen to this episode, you'll learn about their work, and how they may make a significant impact on this year's gubernatorial race and on Kentucky politics.…
 
This week we're doing a group interview with five women running on the Democratic ticket in Bullitt County. We learn how that local party found enough candidates to fill up their slate, including a number of women, and what sort of experiences these women candidates are having as they campaign. And, we ask if there are lessons from what's happening…
 
Our guest is Sam Quinones, reporter, and author of "Dreamland," the best-seller about the opioid crisis. Sam talks about the causes of the crisis, including the drug companies and the doctors, and shares the solutions people are finding across the country. And, he gives a surprising answer to our closing "magic wand" question.…
 
Sometimes, in order to get where you want to go, you have to look back at where you've been and learn from it. This week, former Attorney General and Speaker of the House Greg Stumbo helps us do just that, with advice on how to take back the state, as well as advice for those persons thinking of running for governor. And that list might include Stu…
 
This week we’re joined by Kentucky’s attorney general, Andy Beshear. We discuss the judge’s decision in the pension case and where the Attorney General thinks the case will wind up. We look at the work of his office, including how the AG’s office works with the rest of state government. And, we get his thoughts on his relationship with Governor Bev…
 
This week we talk with Blair Haydon, executive director of Emerge Kentucky, the organization devoted to getting more Democratic women elected to office. We talk about all the women that are running, the training they go through and what it costs, and what Blair is seeing as she travels the state. It’s Sunday, June 10th, and time to move Kentucky fo…
 
This week's guest is Tom Fitzgerald, the director of the KY Resources Council (KYRC.org). He talks about the good and the bad of this year's legislative session, including the difference between the fight with the electrical utilities versus the collaboration with the oil and gas companies. We talk about whether the environment matters in our elect…
 
The primaries are over, and there is much excitement among Dem voters across the state. We talk with Mary Nishimuta and Ben Self of the KDP about the primaries and what they mean, as well as what KDP is doing to get ready for the fall elections. We also explore running as a progressive in Kentucky, and how KDP works with other groups to move the st…
 
We're joined this week by Rep. Rocky Adkins, the Democratic leader of the Kentucky House of Representatives. We’re going to see what he thinks of the legislative session that just finished, including the way the Republicans ran it. We’re going to find out about Democrats across the state, and what he thinks is going to happen this fall. And, we’re …
 
This week we talk with Linda Belcher, fresh off her landslide win for state House in the Bullitt County special election, and Rebekah Witherington, the chair of the Bullitt County Democratic Party. We talk about how they won so convincingly, about the future of the Dems in Bullitt and across the state, and about the issues that resonate with the pe…
 
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