Elections

Election 2008
4:44 am
Wed January 21, 2009

Watching Obama, Kentuckian remembers days of segregation

Bowling Green, KY – Barack Obama's inauguration as the nation's first African-American president is especially inspiring to those Americans who remember the days of segregation. Lisa Autry watched Obama's swearing-in with a Kentuckian who remembers what it was like to be treated as a second-class citizen.

Full story and audio at WKYU news

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Election 2008
8:44 am
Tue January 20, 2009

Commentator Kiley Lane On Racism

Lexington, KY – New WUKY Commentator Kiley Lane shares her thoughts on the historic events unfolding in America this week.

Election 2008
2:34 am
Tue January 20, 2009

Kentuckians Watch History Made in DC Today

Lexington, KY – About 600 people witnessed the historic event at the Kentucky Theatre. Another large gathering was held at the downtown branch of the Lexington Public Library. In the Derby City, about 75 people attended an inaugural party at the Louisville Urban League's headquarters. Other ceremonies took place across Kentucky.

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Election 2008
5:01 am
Fri January 16, 2009

KY Arts Leaders Contemplate Role in Obama Era

Louisville, KY – President elect Barack Obama's plan to aid the national economy includes $350 billion in spending on infrastructure, from water systems to broadband networks. Cultural institutions aren't part of the package, but arts leaders in Kentucky and beyond are thinking more seriously about their infrastructure needs and their role in the economy.

Full story at WFPL news

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Election 2008
10:04 am
Mon November 24, 2008

Kurtz: Lotsa Drama In Upcoming Legislative Session

Lexington, KY – Political Analyst / Commentator Ken Kurtz shares a few thoughts about January's Legislative Session and the challenges that'll go with it. Ken Kurtz is a former News Director of WLEX and WKYT TV, and a member of the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.

Election 2008
10:52 am
Tue November 18, 2008

Kurtz: Campaign Finance Reform Can't Wait

Lexington, KY – Hall of Fame Journalist Ken Kurtz says advocates of campaign finance reform need look no further to the Mitch McConnell, Bruce Lunsford race for evidence that the system needs changing...right now.

Election 2008
9:18 am
Fri November 14, 2008

Challenges Yield No New Results

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Election 2008
5:07 am
Wed November 12, 2008

Kentuckian Who Leads National Republicans Not Guaranteed the Job Again

Bowling Green, KY – Republican leaders in a number of states are hinting that Kentucky native Mike Duncan may get replaced as chair of the Republican National Committee. Lisa Autry has the story.

Full story and audio at WKYU news

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Election 2008
9:17 am
Tue November 11, 2008

Part 3 Of Post Election Analysis With Al Cross

Lexington, KY – A week ago today, Americans went to the polls and selected their Congressional leaders. In what can only be described as a good year to be a Democrat, that trend did not translate in the two biggest races in the state of Kentucky. We discuss the Mitch McConnell - Bruce Lunsford race today with Al Cross, the Director of UK's Center For Rural Journalism and Community Issues.

Election 2008
10:40 am
Mon November 10, 2008

Part Two of Post-Election Analysis From Al Cross

Lexington, KY – In this segment, Al Cross, Director of UK's Center For Rural Journalism and Community Issues analyzes some key exit polling data as it relates to the Presidential Race in KY.

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