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Prisons in Appalachia, developments in the efforts to bring industrial hemp and charter schools to Kentucky and the Humana Festival gets going—these topics and more will be discussed this afternoon on Byline.

Sylvia Ryerson of WMMT radio in Whitesburg, Ky., discusses her story on how some Appalachian communities are second-guessing their decisions to recruit prisons into their areas, because the promised jobs and benefits haven’t materialized.

Kentucky Public Radio’s Kenny Colston discusses recent developments in the General Assembly session, including the hemp and charter schools issues. 

Also, Kentucky Public Radio intern Rae Hodge discusses her story about Democratic state senators’ views on actress Ashley Judd’s possible U.S. Senate candidacy.

And Meredith McDonough from Actors Theater of Louisville discusses the Humana Festival of New American Plays, which begins today.

Join us at 89.3 or streaming at WFPL.org at 1 p.m. for these stories and more.