This week on “In Conversation,” we’re highlighting some recent episodes that stuck with us:
- There were 921 more deaths from dementia than expected in Kentucky last year, and researchers think COVID-19 may trigger an increase in Alzheimer’s cases down the road. In October, we spent an hour learning about the latest advances in detection and treatment.
- When news spread across the city that 16-year-old Tyree Smith was shot and killed while waiting for his school bus, the reality of gun violence shook the city. We pulled together community leaders to explore what’s going wrong and how to fix it.
- In September, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the Ford Motor Company would spend $5.8 billion building two battery plants in Glendale, Kentucky—an investment expected to create 5,000 jobs. With more than 500 automotive-related companies in the commonwealth, it’s an important chunk of our economy, so we spent some time checking in on the health of the automotive industry in Kentucky.
We all get bombarded with attention-grabbing headlines when big news stories break. But on “In Conversation,” we take a full hour every week to really talk about something important, and to listen to each other. We open our phone lines so you can make your voice heard, and get answers you need about things that affect you.
Your support is what allows us to take this deeper look at issues that matter in our community. Join us Friday morning at 11 to revisit these highlights, and call 502-814-6565 or click here to invest in future conversations.