February 23, 2023 - Eastern Standard 

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School superintendents call for respect and support of teachers. A plan to have the backs of parents with kids in school. A new book about Shirley Chisholm, first Black woman in Congress. How Mt. Sterling is upping its arts game.


Livingston County Schools Superintendent David Meinshein and Hardin County Schools Superintendent Terrie Morgan represent the "Coalition to Sustain the Education Profession,"  created by the Kentucky Association of School Administrators in 2022 to convene a group of experts and thought leaders to study the educator workforce crisis and provide data-driven recommendations for public, private, and government entities to implement. LISTEN

Researcher, writer and dad Nate Hilger brings his bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford University and PhD in economics from Harvard to "The Parent Trap," an analysis of the problem of parenting in America that argues for policy changes to support parents and children in new ways. Dr. Hilger is guest of Brigitte Blom, co-host of our series on education in Kentucky. LISTEN

UK history professor Anastasia Curwood leads the Commonwealth Institute for Black Studies and is author of a new book about groundbreaking Shirley Chisholm, first Black woman elected to Congress whose campaign slogan was "unbought and unbossed." Dr. Curwood is guest of historian Gerald Smith, host of our series on racial justice and equality. LISTEN

For our series on theatre production in Kentucky, host Bill McCann sits down with Jordan Campbell, the Harvard educated executive director of the Gateway Regional Arts Center in Mt. Sterling who returned to his home state after experiences from Broadway to the White House. LISTEN