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Robert Kahne and Jazmin Smith began hosting My Old Kentucky Podcast in the fall of 2016, and have since released over 100 episodes. The show details politics and government in the commonwealth of Kentucky. In summer of 2017, MOKP grew to include a weekly newsletter. Robert and Jazmin are both progressive people, but they strives to give an even handed treatment to all issues. MOKP typically includes a guest appearance, and several of the most important figures in Kentucky have appeared on the show or written for the newsletter.
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Chuck Corra and Big John Isner of Appodlachia, plus Andy Beshear’s...

This week – the hosts of Appodlachia on the role of Kentucky in the wider Appalachian context. And, Robert and Jazmin on Beshear's vetoes, as well as the bills left unpassed by the legislature currently.
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Jameson Cable of the Kentucky History podcast, & the deluge of...

Jameson Cable of the KY History Podcast joined Robert this week to talk about his show and the importance of history education. And, LuTisha Buckner and Robert went through more than a dozen bad KYGA21 bills (as well as a few good ones).
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Quick legislative update from MOKP

Robert Kahne and Jazmin Smith, hosts of My Old Kentucky Podcast, do a quick run-down of important bills in #KYGA21 and what is in them. Worth a read!
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Open records shenanigans, abortion amendments, and JCPS reopens

Jazmin and Robert discuss several of the bills making their way through KYGA21, including a bill allowing the AG to prosecute protestors, major changes to the open records law, changes to voting rights, and a constitutional amendment to end abortion in Kentucky.
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Rep. McKenzie Cantrell on unemployment; Robert Stivers and West Louisville; and...

This week on the show, McKenzie Cantrell talks about her work to reform the UI system, incl her attempts to get the Repub majority to take up the issue. Also, two bills from Robert Stivers which specifically impact Black people in Louisville.
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Overridden vetoes, impeachment hearings, and more

Jazmin and Robert discussed the legislature coming back into session and immediately overriding Andy Beshear's vetoes, the impeachment committee's meetings, a huge report on the Louisville Metro Police Department commissioned by Metro Louisville, and a COVID-19 update.
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Jim Higdon on marijuana legalization, plus Cameron’s task force and Kentucky’s...

An interview with Jim Higdon to talk about marijuana legalization in Kentucky, and all the different branching paths it might take. Also, Daniel Cameron's search warrant task force, censuring McConnell, and an update on KY's UI system.
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Reproductive freedom with the ACLU, Kentuckians face federal changes, and the...

On this week's podcast, we interview Mashayla Hays and Jackie McGranahan of the ACLU about abortion rights in Kentucky. Robert and Jazmin talk about the Kentuckians who vace charges for their participation in the insurrection at the Capitol. And, Robert looks at the bills with the highest level of Democratic sponsorship and what the legislative session would look like if Democrats were in charge.
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Gov. Andy Beshear interview, and discussion with Bruce Maples on the...

This week – Governor Beshear! Topics: his first year; deciding to run for office; his approach to COVID-19; the investigation into Breonna Taylor's killing; and his relationship to the legislature. We also discussed KYGA21 with Bruce Maples, including the bills that have already passed, the budget, and the GOP's impeachment committee.
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MOKP – The 2021 session has begun and Louisville has a...

This week Jazmin and Robert talk about the first two days of the shorter 2021 legislative session, the firing of two officers involved in the Breonna Taylor killing, and the new LMPD chief.
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Vaccines arrive, the KY budget, and Angie Hatton interview

This week, Jazmin and Robert talk about the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic. Robert also went through a report by KY Policy about the one-year budget the legislature must pass, and Jazmin updated the policing and protests situation in Louisville. Then, they interview Democratic House Whip Angie Hatton, who talked about Democrats in Appalachia and the difficulties faced by Democrats running outside of urban areas.
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KDP chair Colmon Elridge interview, and the messed-up bar exam

This week Jazmin and Robert interviewed Colmon Elridge, the new chair of the Kentucky Democratic Party. Before the interview, they discussed issues around the Breonna Taylor case and COVID-19, as well as the very messed-up error in the Bar Exam scoring this year.