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‘Comment’ will discuss legislative session; ‘KY Tonight’ will feature U.S. Senate GOP candidates

Kentucky’s 2014 General Assembly will be discussed on this weekend’s “Comment on Kentucky,” while “Kentucky Tonight” will feature seveal candidates in this spring’s U.S. Senate Republican primary election. Both are public affairs shows of the Kentucky Educational Television network.

Joining host Bill Bryant of Lexington’s WKYT-TV on “Comment” will be three journalists — Laura Ungar of The Courier-Journal, Ryan Alessi of CN2′s “Pure Politics,” and Jack Brammer of the Lexington Herald-Leader.

The show will air live at 8 p.m. Friday on KET.

On the Monday, April 21 edition of “Kentucky Tonight” at 8 p.m. on KET and at KET.org/live, host Bill Goodman will discuss issues in Kentucky”s U.S. Senate Republican primary with candidates in the race.

Scheduled candidates are Matt Bevin, Brad Copas and Shawna Sterling

Viewers with questions may send e-mail to kytonight@ket.org or use the message form at KET.org/kytonight. Viewers may also submit questions on Twitter @BillKET or on KET’s Facebook page, facebook.com/KET. All messages should include first and last name and town or county. The phone number for viewer calls during the program is 1-800-494-7605.

“Kentucky Tonight” programs are archived online, made available via podcast, and rebroadcast on KET and KET KY. Archived programs, information about podcasts, and broadcast schedules are available at KET.org/kytonight. “Kentucky Tonight” is a weekly KET production, produced by Deidre Clark. Goodman is host and managing editor.

–Jack Brammer

Guests for this weekend’s ‘Comment on Kentucky’ announced

Three journalists will host Bill Bryant on this weekend’s edition of “Comment on Kentucky,” a public affairs show of the Kentucky Educational Television network.

They are Miranda Combs of Lexington’s WKYT-TV, Jack Brammer of the Lexington Herald-Leader and Ronnie Ellis of CNHI News Service Inc.

The show will air live at 8 p.m. Friday on KET.

‘Comment’ will discuss Beshear’s tax plan; ‘KY Tonight’ to focus on minimum wage

Gov. Steve Beshear’s proposed tax plan will be one of the topics discussed on this weekend’s “Comment on Kentucky,” a public affairs show of the Kentucky Educational Television network.

Joining host Bill Bryant of Lexington’s WKYT-TV, who will be substituting for regular host Ferrell Wellman, will be three veteran journalists — Al Cross, with the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues; Tom Loftus of The Courier-Journal; and Jack Brammer of the Lexington Herald-Leader.

The show will air live at 8 p.m. Friday on KET.

On the Monday, Feb. 10, edition of “Kentucky Tonight” at 8 p.m. on KET and at KET.org/live, host Bill Goodman and guests will discuss the minimum wage.

Scheduled guests are Anna Baumann, research and policy associate with the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy; Todd Griffin, president of the Kentucky Retail Federation; Bonifacio Aleman, executive director of Kentucky Jobs with Justice; and Stacy Roof, president and CEO of the Kentucky Restaurant Association.

–Jack Brammer

‘Comment’ and ‘KY Tonight’ will focus on Beshear’s budget plan

Gov. Steve Beshear’s two-year state budget proposal will be one of the topics discussed on this weekend’s “Comment on Kentucky,” a public affairs show of the Kentucky Educational Television network.

Joining host Ferrell Wellman will be three journalists: Ryan Alessi, managing editor and host of “Pure Politics” on CN|2; Ronnie Ellis, Frankfort reporter for CNHI, Inc.; and Chad Lampe, news director of WKMS Radio in Murray.

The show will air live at 8 p.m. Friday on KET.

On the Monday, Jan. 27, edition of “Kentucky Tonight” at 8 p.m. on KET and at KET.org/live, host Bill Goodman and guests will discuss the state budget.

Scheduled guests are state Sen. Bob Leeper, I-Paducah, chair of the Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee; state Rep. Rick Rand, D-Bedford, chair of the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee; Kentucky House Minority Whip John Carney, R-Campbellsville; and state Sen. Ray Jones, D-Pikeville.

Viewers with questions and comments may send e-mail to kytonight@ket.org or use the message form at KET.org/kytonight. Viewers may also submit questions and comments on Twitter to @BillKET or on KET’s Facebook page. All messages should include first and last name and town or county. The phone number for viewer calls during the program is 1-800-494-7605.

“Kentucky Tonight” programs are archived online, made available via podcast, and rebroadcast on KET and KET KY. Archived programs, information about podcasts, and broadcast schedules are available at KET.org/kytonight.

“Kentucky Tonight” is a weekly KET production, produced by Deidre Clark. Goodman is host and managing editor.

–Jack Brammer

‘Comment’ will discuss latest government news; ‘KY Tonight’ to focus on state smoking ban

Three journalists will join host Ferrell Wellman on this weekend’s “Comment on Kentucky,” a public affairs show of the Kentucky Educational Television network, to discuss this week’s news in Kentucky.

They are Bill Estep, reporter for the Lexington Herald-Leader; Laura Cullen Glasscock, editor and publisher of the Kentucky Gazette; and
Nick Storm, reporter for “Pure Politics” on CN|2.

The show will air live at 8 p.m. on KET.

On the Monday, Jan. 20, edition of “Kentucky Tonight” at 8 p.m. on KET and at KET.org/live, host Bill Goodman and guests will discuss the proposed statewide smoking ban.

Scheduled guests are Dr. Shawn Jones, past president of the Kentucky Medical Association and a member of the Smoke-Free Kentucky coalition; Jim Waters, president of the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutiom; Ashli Watts, manager of public affairs for the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Smoke-Free Kentucky coalition; and Ken Moellman, spokesman for Northern Kentucky Choice.

Viewers with questions and comments may send email to kytonight@ket.org or use the message form at KET.org/kytonight.

Viewers may also submit questions and comments on Twitter to @BillKET or on KET’s Facebook page. All messages should include first and last name and town or county. The phone number for viewer calls during the program is 1-800-494-7605.

“Kentucky Tonight” programs are archived online, made available via podcast, and rebroadcast on KET and KET KY. Archived programs, information about podcasts, and broadcast schedules are available at KET.org/kytonight.

“Kentucky Tonight” is a weekly KET production, produced by Deidre Clark. Goodman is host and managing editor.

–Jack Brammer

‘Comment’ will focus on 2013 this weekend, 2014 next weekend

“Comment on Kentucky,” a public-affairs show of the Kentucky Educational Television network, will discuss major news stories of 2013 on this weekend’s show and look ahead to 2014 on next weekend’s show.

Joining host Ferrell Wellman for both shows will be Joe Arnold, political reporter for WHAS-TV in Louisville; Ronnie Ellis, Frankfort reporter for CNHI, Inc.; and Jack Brammer, Frankfort bureau chief for the Lexington Herald-Leader.

This weekend’s show will air live at 8 p.m. Friday on KET. Next weekend’s show will be taped.

‘Comment’ will feature editorial writers; ‘KY Tonight’ will discuss work legislation

Editorial writers will join host Ferrell Wellman on this weekend’s “Comment on Kentucky,” a public affairs show of the Kentucky Educational Television network.

They are Jamie Lucke, editorial page writer for the Lexington Herald-Leader; Mark Maynard, editor of The Independent in Ashland; and Don Wilkins, opinion page editor for the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer

The show will air live at 8 p.m. Friday on KET 1.

On the Monday, Nov. 25 edition of “Kentucky Tonight” at 8 p.m. on KET and at KET.org/live, host Bill Goodman and guests will discuss the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

Scheduled guests are:
- Enid Trucios-Haynes, president of the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky
- Martin Cothran, senior policy analyst for The Family Foundation of Kentucky
- Chris Hartman, director of the Fairness Campaign
- Richard Nelson, executive director of the Commonwealth Policy Center

Viewers with questions and comments may send e-mail to kytonight@ket.org or use the message form at KET.org/kytonight. Viewers may also submit questions and comments on Twitter to @BillKET or on KET’s Facebook page. All messages should include first and last name and town or county. The phone number for viewer calls during the program is 1-800-494-7605.

“Kentucky Tonight” programs are archived online, made available via podcast, and rebroadcast on KET and KET KY. Archived programs, information about podcasts, and broadcast schedules are available at KET.org/kytonight.

“Kentucky Tonight” is a weekly KET production, produced by Deidre Clark. Goodman is host and managing editor.

–Jack Brammer

‘Comment’ will discuss drugs, politics; ‘KY Tonight’ will focus on immigration

Prescription drug abuse and politics in Kentucky will be among the topics discussed on this weekend’s “Comment on Kentucky,” a public affairs show of the Kentucky Educational Television network.

Joining host Ferrell Wellman will be Laura Ungar, medical writer for The Courier-Journal; Joe Arnold, political reporter for WHAS-TV in Louisville; and Jack Brammer, Frankfort bureau chief for the Lexington Herald-Leader.

The show will air live at 8 p.m. Friday on KET.

On the Monday, Nov. 11 edition of Kentucky Tonight at 8 p.m. on KET and at KET.org/live, host Bill Goodman and guests will discuss immigration.

Scheduled guests are Nima Kulkarni, an international business and immigration lawyer in Louisville; Jessamine County Attorney Brian Goettl; Kate Miller, program director with the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky; and Luis Pozzolo, director of ALIST, America for Lawful Immigration Solutions Today.

Viewers with questions and comments may send e-mail to kytonight@ket.org or use the message form at KET.org/kytonight.

Viewers may also submit questions and comments on Twitter to @BillKET or on KET’s Facebook page. All messages should include first and last name and town or county. The phone number for viewer calls during the program is 1-800-494-7605.

“Kentucky Tonight” programs are archived online, made available via podcast, and rebroadcast on KET and KET KY. Archived programs, information about podcasts, and broadcast schedules are available at KET.org/kytonight.

“Kentucky Tonight” is a weekly KET production, produced by Deidre Clark. Goodman is host and managing editor.

–Jack Brammer

Herald-Leader political reporter makes debut on ‘Comment’; ‘KY Tonight’ will discuss gambling

Sam Youngman, the new political reporter for the Lexington Herald-Leader, will make his debut this weekend on “Comment on Kentucky,” a public affairs show of the Kentucky Educational Television network.

Other guests joining host Ferrell Wellman will be reporters Mike Wynn of The Courier-Journal, and Ronnie Ellis, with CNHI News Service.

The show will air live at 8 p.m. Friday.

On the Monday, Oct.28 edition of “Kentucky Tonight” at 8 p.m. on KET and at KET.org/live, host Bill Goodman and guests will discuss expanded gambling.

Scheduled guests are Kentucky Senate Majority Caucus Chair Dan Seum, R-Fairdale; state Rep. Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown; Ed Glasscock, co-chair of Kentucky Wins; and Kent Ostrander, executive director of The Family Foundation of Kentucky

Viewers with questions and comments may send e-mail to kytonight@ket.org or use the message form at KET.org/kytonight. Viewers may also submit questions and comments on Twitter to @BillKET or on KET’s Facebook page.

All messages should include first and last name and town or county. The phone number for viewer calls during the program is 1-800-494-7605.

“Kentucky Tonight” programs are archived online, made available via podcast, and rebroadcast on KET and KET KY. Archived programs, information about podcasts, and broadcast schedules are available at KET.org/kytonight.

“Kentucky Tonight” is a weekly KET production, produced by Deidre Clark. Goodman is host and managing editor.

–Jack Brammer

‘Comment’ will discuss federal shutdown; ‘KY Tonight’ will look at federal health care law

The federal government shutdown and the sexual harassment scandal in the state legislature will be among the topics discussed on this weekend’s “Comment on Kentucky,” a public affairs show of the Kentucky Educational Television network.

Joining host Ferrell Wellman will be Nick Storm, reporter for CN|2′s Pure Politics; Tom Loftus, Frankfort bureau chief for The Courier-Journal; and Ronnie Ellis, Frankfort reporter for CNHI, Inc.

The show will air live at 8 p.m. Friday.

On the Monday, Oct. 7 edition of “Kentucky Tonight” at 8 p.m. on KET and at KET.org/live, host Bill Goodman and guests will discuss the Affordable Care Act.

Scheduled guests are:
- State Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, D-Louisville, vice chair of the House Budget Review Subcommittee on Human Resources.
- State Rep. Robert Benvenuti, R-Lexington, vice chair of the House Health and Welfare Committee.
- Dr. Peter Thurman, medical director at Family Health Centers in Louisville.
- Dr. Ralph Alvarado, an internist and pediatrician in Winchester

Viewers with questions and comments may send e-mail to kytonight@ket.org or use the message form at KET.org/kytonight. Viewers may also submit questions and comments on Twitter @BillKET, #kytonight, or on KET’s Facebook page. All messages should include first and last name and town or county. The phone number for viewer calls during the program is 1-800-494-7605.

“Kentucky Tonight” programs are archived online, made available via podcast, and rebroadcast on KET and KET KY. Archived programs, information about podcasts, and broadcast schedules are available at KET.org/kytonight.

–Jack Brammer