Up Front with Jonathan Bastian

Weekly Online and on KET. See below for full TV schedule.

Up Front with Jonathan Bastian, a production of WFPL News, is an invitation to explore stories that affect Kentucky and the world.

Our weekly programs feature an ambitious blend of topics. One week, you might hear an in-depth discussion with a local policy maker, followed by a conversation with a Pulitzer-winning poet. Another week you might hear an investigative report on education in Kentucky, coupled with a dialogue from the Aspen Ideas Festival about health.

Up Front broadcasts across seven states on KET, the PBS affiliate for Kentucky:

KET: Wednesdays, 11:30pm

KET2: Fridays, 7pm

KET KY: Mondays, 9:30am and 7pm; Thursdays, 2pm; Saturdays, 12:30am and 7:30am

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Local News
11:54 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Up Front TV: Bluegrass Pipeline, NRDC President

It's Environment Week on Up Front. We discuss a potential natural gas liquids pipeline in KY with WFPL's Environment reporter Erica Peterson, followed by a chat with the President of the NRDC, Frances Beinecke

Up Front with Jonathan Bastian, Season 1, Episode 4 from WFPL News on Vimeo.

Local News
12:44 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Up Front TV: Affirmative Action with Randall Kennedy

Welcome to Week 3 of our video series, also airing on KET.

Affirmative Action remains one of the most divisive issues in American society. Jonathan discusses the issue with Randall Kennedy, law professor at Harvard University, who spoke recently at the Louisville Free Public Library.

Local News
12:39 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Up Front TV: E.J. Dionne and Phillip Bailey

Welcome to WFPL's TV show, week two, which airs every week on KET. 

This week: WFPL's Phillip Bailey discusses the 2014 Kentucky senate race, and journalist E.J. Dionne from The Washington Post discusses his new book, "Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent."

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Local News
1:53 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Up Front: The Millennial Generation

Welcome to Up Front with Jonathan Bastian 101. This is the first of 26 TV shows produced by WFPL and airing on KET (the PBS affiliate for Kentucky). In this episode I explore the Millennial Generation (born in the 1980s and 1990s) with Devin Katayama of WFPL, Sarah Heyward of HBO's "GIRLS," and Meg Jay of the University of Virginia. A production of WFPL News. Enjoy!

Local News
1:19 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Welcome to Up Front!

  Let me first say what a thrill it is to share this program with you.

I got into journalism because I believe in the raw power of interviews. I love nothing more than sitting face-to-face with a guest, and letting the conversation take flight. You never know what’ll be revealed. You know what you’ll learn.

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