Andy Beshear is sworn in as Kentucky's 63rd governor on December 10, 2019. Watch the private swearing-in ceremony, the inaugural parade and public swearing-in, the grand march, and highlights from the day.
By 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans. PBS NewsHour takes a closer look at this now ubiquitous material, how it’s impacting the world and ways we can break our plastic addiction.
Host Bill Bryant and jounalists discuss the week's news and forecast the political activity heading into the 2020 General Assembly in Frankfort (program taped on 11/22/19). Guests: John Cheves, Lexington Herald-Leader; Deborah Yetter, Louisville Courier-Journal; and Lawrence Smith, WDRB-TV in Louisville.
The Wednesday hearing will examine the premise of “high crimes and misdemeanors” by hearing from scholars and experts. The hearing by the Judiciary comes after the House Intelligence Committee held 5 days of hearings late last month.
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The debate union faces Harvard. While Rodney and Sebastian complete their 100-page senior projects and present them to faculty, Giovannie gets into trouble and is sent to SHU, not able to complete his project before being released. At graduation at Taconic, Tamara, Tamika and Shawnta receive associate degrees, while at Eastern, Rodney and Sebastian receive bachelor’s degrees.
The debate union faces their rival across the river, West Point. Rodney, Sebastian and Giovannie embark on yearlong senior projects. Newly released from federal prison, Dyjuan’s younger brother, Kanan, comes for a visit, as does Rodney’s sister, Elitha. Tamara receives devastating news from home, and Shawnta reckons with her own path to prison. In New York City, Jule struggles to find work.
Sebastian, Dyjuan and Tamara reflect on the difficult circumstances of their childhood, while the debate team prepares to face the University of Vermont. Shawnta, Tamika and Tamara make great strides academically, only to discover that BPI keeps raising the bar. Brian and Rodney are accused of breaking prison rules and sent to the solitary housing unit, SHU, their education in serious jeopardy. Watch now.
Incarcerated men and women in New York State are admitted to the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI), one of the most rigorous college programs in America. As they begin their studies at Eastern and Taconic Correctional facilities, they discover that they will be held to the same high standards as Bard College students on the main campus in Annandale-on-Hudson. Watch now.
Journalists from around the state discuss the news of the week with host Bill Bryant, including political doings in Frankfort as a new General Assembly looms in early 2020 with a new governor. Scheduled guests: John Cheves, Lexington Herald-Leader; Lawrence Smith, WDRB in Louisville; and Deborah Yetter, Louisville Courier Journal.