The Bail Project – plus McConnell, Bevin, and Medicaid


We were elated this week to speak with Shameka Parrish-Wright of The Bail Project. The Bail Project uses a revolving fund to bail people out of jail. She spoke with us about what her work entails, why she does it, and some powerful stories of lives that have been changed by the group. It’s a very powerful interview, and we are glad to share it.

Before that, Jazmin brings us stories about Sen. McConnell holding up a vote on a criminal justice reform bill and about a win Governor Bevin had in court in his attempt to investigate the Beshear administration. Robert talks about the Trump administration’s reapproval of Kentucky’s Medicaid waiver. Plus this week sees the return of QUICK HITS.


My Old Kentucky Podcast
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.