Jazmin Smith

Jazmin holds a J.D. from the UK College of Law and is now a public defender in Louisville. She is also a member of the Louisville Bar Association. (Read the rest on the Contributors page.)

Pam Dossett interview; Trump endorses Daniel Cameron Subscribers Public

Robert and Jazmin welcome Pam Dossett, candidate for KY House, to the show. And, they discuss Trump’s endorsement of Daniel Cameron, incl who is the most upset about it, and whether it’s going to matter.

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The Union Show Subscribers Public

An interview w/ TWO guests from KY’s labor movement. Plus, a report that Rocky Adkins may be running for Ag Secretary, and some policing stories.

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Lindsey Burke interview and large JCPS update Subscribers Public

An interview w/ Lindsey Burke, Dem candidate in the 75th District (Lexington). And, a big JCPS update, incl info about the new student assignment plan, the new contract with teachers, and a lawsuit in Jefferson Circuit Court.

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Chad Aull interview + Savannah Maddox and Friends Subscribers Public

This week, Chad Aull visited Robert and Jazmin to talk about his run for Kentucky House in the 79th District in Lexington. Also, Robert talked about Savannah Maddox, who will begin a gubernatorial campaign any day now.

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2022 primary result reactions Subscribers Public

Jazmin and Robert react to primary elections across the state including several incumbent legislators losing their seats on both sides of the aisle, major victories for candidates favored in races for mayor in Kentucky's largest cities, and a few other important races.

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Interview with Emily Bingham, a primary preview, and Louisville’s budget Subscribers Public

Author and historian Emily Bingham talks about her new book on the song “My Old Kentucky Home.” Plus, coverage of primary races, and a look at Louisville’s budget.

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This year’s KYGA justice bills Subscribers Public

Do you know about the justice bills passed this year in Frankfort? Jazmin Smith does, and we've got her on MKF to tell us all about them. Join us!

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Rep. Pamela Stevenson interview, checking in w/ Bruce Maples, KREF update, and more Subscribers Public

An interview w/ Col. Pam Stevenson, the state rep for H-43, about serving in the lege. Also, Bruce Maples on new stuff at ForwardKY, the recent KREF report, and more.

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Robert LeVertis Bell interview + legislature Sine Die Subscribers Public

An interview with Bell, a Democratic Socialist running in House 43. And, with the lege finally done, Robert and Jazmin spoke about the inevitable barrage of lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the new laws.

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Sarah Stalker interview, vetoes, public defenders win at SCOKY, and a session wrap-up Subscribers Public

This week, Sarah Stalker joined us to talk about her run for the Democratic nomination in the 34th House District in East Central Louisville. She told us why she was running, about her experience with the foster care system, and how she hopes to advocate for her priorities in Frankfort.

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Rep. Tina Bojanowski on HB9 & more Subscribers Public

This week, Rep. Tina Bojanowski joined us to talk about HB 9, the bill which would fund charter schools. It's a bill with *a lot* of problems, and she laid them bare in this extensive conversation.

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A new tax structure, charter school funding, and is sports betting coming to Kentucky? Subscribers Public

This show is all about bills: a bill which would make significant changes to Kentucky's tax system, a bill to fund charter schools, several sports betting bills, bills about bail, and lots more.

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Rep. Buddy Wheatley; Craig Greenberg survives a shooting; and a legislative update Subscribers Public

Rep. Buddy Wheatley joins us to talk about his Northern Kentucky district, the bills he’s sponsoring, and his campaign. Also – the Greenberg shooting, various KYGA bills, and Beshear’s tax plan.

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Interview with Cherlynn Stevenson, CRT bill, and Louisville’s jail crisis Subscribers Public

Rep. Cherlynn Stevenson on running in a new district; the new CRT bill and the “parent’s rights” bill; the jail crisis in Louisville; and Election 2022.

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Keturah Herron interview, ”Porch Pirate” bill, & the future of special sessions Subscribers Public

An interview with Keturah Herron, who is running for two offices at the same time. (!) Also, the “porch pirate” bill, and the lege calling itself into special session.

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Derek Penwell, the Lexington mayor’s race, and KYGA22 Subscribers Public

This week, Jazmin and Robert interviewed Derek Penwell, who announced a run for KY House last year. Also, they discuss the candidacy of Adrian Wallace, who is running for Lexington Mayor, and updated the news about the session so far. And, a COVID update.

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