Connections with Renee Shaw

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Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) get repeatedly asked, 'Where y'all really from?' Activists Charlene Buckles and Dan Wu talk about a new podcast that tackles the question, shares the experiences of AAPI community members and aims to brea
Renee Shaw speaks with U.S. Rep. James Comer (R), who serves Kentucky’s 1st Congressional District.
Renee Shaw speaks with Kevin Fields, president and CEO of the Louisville Central Community Centers, Inc., and pediatrician Dr. Beverly M. Gaines, president and CEO of Beverly M. Gaines M.D. and Associates, about a collaboration to enhance early
Renee Shaw talks with Kathy Werking, executive director of On the Move Art Studio that provides free art classes to kids in underserved Central Kentucky neighborhoods. Then, Renee talks with community activist Jim Embry, who, along with others,
Renee Shaw talks with Dr. Steven Stack, commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health, about the increase in COVID-19 cases, vaccines, variants and if a change in mitigation recommendations is on the horizon.
Boone County Judge Executive Gary Moore is only the second Kentuckian to be president of the National Association of Counties. Renee talks to Judge Moore about the economic growth in Boone County, how his recent position benefitted the Commonwe
Renee Shaw and psychologist Julie Cerel, Ph.D., a professor in the University of Kentucky College of Social Work, discuss grief and mental health challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Renee Shaw talks with early childhood education expert Sarah Taylor Vanover, Ed.D., about why America's childcare industry is on the verge of collapse and what can be done to save it. Vanover is the author of "America's Child-Care Crisis: Rethi
Renee Shaw talks with Sen. Mitch McConnell, Kentucky's Republican senior senator and minority leader in the U.S. Senate, about vaccine hesitancy, President Biden's proposed jobs and infrastructure plans, police reform, the teaching of systemic
Renee Shaw talks with Cynthia Knapek, president of the Leadership Louisville Center about leadership, diversity and inclusion and the future of work.
Host Renee Shaw talks to community leaders and health equity experts about vaccine equity and the root causes of hesitancy in communities of color.
Host Renee Shaw talks with Kentucky State Treasurer Allison Ball about her watchdog role and ways she's empowering women to take control of their financial futures. Also, Sharon Price of the Community Action Council discusses how the social ser
Host Renee Shaw continues her series of discussions about the increasing violence against Asian American and Pacific Islander communities with Lexington chef, restaurateur and community activist Dan Wu who frequently speaks and podcasts on soci
Renee Shaw talks with Pete Kraska, Ph.D., an Eastern Kentucky University criminology professor, author and leading scholar on police militarization. Kraska discusses a new Kentucky law that limits the use of no-knock warrants and its impact on
Renee Shaw talks with Representative Nima Kulkarni, Kentucky's only Asian-American legislator and writer, activist, and social entrepreneur Mae Suramek about the increase of harassment and violence against Asian American and Pacific Islander co
n honor of Women’s History Month, Renee Shaw talks to Kentucky student and author Prisha Hedau, who published her book PANDEMIC 2020 last fall, written when she was just 9 years old. Next, former social studies teachers Carly Muetterties and Ma
At the height of nationwide demonstrations for racial and social justice in 2020, Louisville native and former state representative Charles Booker emerged from an unsuccessful bid for the U.S. Senate as the creator of a grassroots movement cent
Ruchita Agrawal, M.D., associate chief medical officer for Seven Counties Services in Louisville, and Joseph Bargione, Ph.D., a former lead psychologist for 25 years with Jefferson County Public Schools and a leader with the Bounce Coalition, d
Louisville activist Christopher 2X talks about his journey as a former convicted drug dealer who received government pardons for his crimes, to his community work helping young people stay on a better path through early childhood education init
Renee speaks with retired Lt. Col. Keith Jackson, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs about how the impact of COVID-19 on VA facilities, the posthumous promotion of African American soldier Col. Charles Young to Brigadie
Renee Shaw speaks with University of Louisville alums OJ Oleka and Terrance Sullivan, co-founders of AntiRacism Kentucky, a coalition focused on eliminating institutional racism within state and local government policy.
Renee Shaw speaks with Urban League of Lexington-Fayette County president and CEO P.G. Peeples and former Lexington Herald-Leader columnist and journalist Jacalyn Carfagno who led the effort to document the organization’s success resulting in a
Renee Shaw talks with Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, who also serves as secretary of the state Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on students as well as priorities for the Beshear Admi
Host Renee Shaw talks with Nashville-based writer, educator, and activist Caroline Randall Williams about race, identity, Confederate monuments, soul food, and more. Southern Living magazine named Williams “One of the 50 People Changing the Sou
Renee Shaw speaks with Amy Luttrell, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Kentucky, and Adria Johnson, chief impact officer of Metro United Way, about the work of their organizations and how COVID-19 has impacted their operations.
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