Kentucky Focus

Kentucky Focus

Host Will Clark explores issues facing Kentuckians in this weekly radio program from the Kentucky News Network.

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November 23, 2022 95 min
Scott Davenport and the Bellarmine Knights make a stop in Durham, North Carolina and face off against the Duke Blue Devils as they run Gauntlet 2.0, a non-conference slate that started with a win over Louisville and includes games at Clemson, Duke, UCLA and UK. We go inside the meeting room, practices and locker room as the Knights meet the #7 team in the nation at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
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Dr. Anthony Fauci is wrapping up a lengthy career in government health service and is visiting Louisville to pickup a Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award and discusses his career, the award, Muhamad Ali and COVID.
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November 2, 2022 18 min
We sit down with Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear and discuss the upcoming legislative session, medical marijuana, sports gaming and the disaster recovery efforts in Eastern and Western Kentucky.
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Actor Andrew Shue is part of Meeting Of America, a project to promote civil, bi-partisan conversations and its starting in Lexington.
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Mary Quinn Ramer with VisitLex previews the two day Breeders' Cup Championships at Keeneland set for early November.
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We sit down with Bellarmine men's basketball coach Scott Davenport to preview the 2022-23 season and discuss off-season happenings. Davenport also takes on the NCAA and SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey for blocking the passage of what has become known as "the Bellarmine Rule".
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Larry Hall is the Chairman of The Jim Irsay Collection, a gathering of some of the rarest and most unique items on the planet in the areas of music, pop culture and history. The collection, assembled by Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, has recently acquired some significant items from the career of Muhammad Ali. Hall tells us about where you can see them and more (for FREE) in this edition of Kentucky Focus.
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Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles joins us to discuss a huge racing weekend July 30-31 when the NTT IndyCar Series, NASCAR Cup Series and the NASCAR Xfinity Series all take to the IMS Road Course plus Boles previews the BC39 dirt track race in August.
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There have been lots of new developments with COVID and who can get vaccines so we decided to catch up with Norton Children's Hospital Dr. Kristina Bryant and get the latest.
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Bellarmine men's basketball graduate senior Juston Betz has become the leader of the push to get the NCAA to change the transition rule for schools going from D-2 to D-1 from 4 years to 2. The NCAA recently declined to grant them a wavier to make that happen. Betz describes his efforts to persuade the NCAA to change "the Bellarmine rule" and #LetBellarminePlay
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The PGA Tour Barbasol Championship is coming to Nicholasville next month. Hear how you can be a part of the week-long event.
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May 29 is 529 day (5-29....get it) and a perfect chance to learn about the Kentucky Saves 529 plan and how you can get ahead of the game when it comes to paying for college (and more) for your children. Joseph Wilcox is the KY Saves 529 statewide representative and gets us up to speed on what we should know about 529 plans. Visit Joseph and his team at ky529.com for more info.
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Eric Reed, trainer of Kentucky Derby 148 winner Rich Strike talks to us about the horse, the win and what's next.
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May 13, 2022 12 min
Tim Loughman tells us the story of the USS Macaw, a submarine rescue vessel which found itself in a battle against the sea.
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May 13, 2022 15 min
Retired defense attorney Robert Lawson takes a look back at the 1961 murder of Transylvania University student Betty Gail Brown near the center of the Lexington campus.
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Four-Star Air Force General David Allvin, USAF Vice Chief Of Staff, talked with us during the Thunder Over Louisville air show, which was honoring the 75th anniversary of the Air Force.
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April 27, 2022 7 min
Kentucky Derby Museum President and CEO Patrick Armstrong previews the museum's new "This Is The Kentucky Derby!" exhibit and discusses what you can see and do at the museum Derby Week.
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Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles visited Louisville to talk about the preparations for next month's Indianapolis 500.
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Meet the Air Bosses for Thunder Over Louisville and hear how they keep the show safe and on schedule.
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Wayne Hettinger, the producer and "father" of Thunder Over Louisville discusses the 2022 show featuring the 75th Anniversary of the U.S. Air Force.
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