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Welcome to the Making KIDS COUNT podcast brought to you by Kentucky Youth Advocates, where we sit down with policymakers, community leaders, and youth and discuss ideas to make Kentucky the best place to be young.

Welcome to the Making KIDS COUNT podcast brought to you by Kentucky Youth Advocates, where we sit down with policymakers, community leaders, and youth and discuss ideas to make Kentucky the best place to be young.

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United States

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Podcasts

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Welcome to the Making KIDS COUNT podcast brought to you by Kentucky Youth Advocates, where we sit down with policymakers, community leaders, and youth and discuss ideas to make Kentucky the best place to be young.

Twitter:

@kyyouth

Language:

English

Contact:

5028958167


Episodes

Special Episode: Diving Into the KY Senate Budget Proposal

3/24/2020
On this special episode, Terry Brooks reflects on the Kentucky Senate state budget proposal as it pertains to children’s issues, discusses priorities we hope to see as the legislature enters conference committee, and outlines what to expect in the budget process in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about the Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children budget priorities.

Duration:00:11:59

Senator Reginald Thomas

3/17/2020
Terry Brooks sits down with Senator Reginald Thomas, who is a member of the Senate Education Committee and the Child Welfare Oversight and Advisory Committee, in Frankfort to discuss state budget decisions, criminal justice reforms, improvements within the child welfare system, and more. NOTE: This podcast was taped prior to the increased severity of the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay up-to-date on state policies that are good for kids on our bill tracker at kyyouth.org

Duration:00:27:13

Representative Angie Hatton, Minority Whip of the KY House

3/12/2020
Terry Brooks sits down with Representative Angie Hatton, who is the Minority Whip of the Kentucky House, in Frankfort to discuss the parallel needs of urban and rural Kentuckians, ongoing budget decisions, criminal justice reform efforts, and more. Stay up-to-date on state policies that are good for kids on our bill tracker at kyyouth.org. Note: This episode was taped prior to Kentucky House passage of their budget proposal.

Duration:00:26:44

Special Episode: Diving Into the KY House Budget Proposal

3/11/2020
On this special episode, Terry Brooks reflects on the Kentucky House state budget proposal as it pertains to children’s issues, discusses elements in which we hope to see further investment in kids as it moves to the Senate, and outlines what to expect in the budget process in the final weeks of the Kentucky General Assembly. Learn more about the Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children budget priorities at kyyouth.org.

Duration:00:16:21

Senator David Givens, President Pro Tempore

3/10/2020
Terry Brooks sits down with Senator David Givens, who is President Pro Tempore of the Kentucky Senate, in Frankfort to discuss ongoing efforts to improve school accountability and assessment measures, state budget decisions, and more. Stay up-to-date on state policies that are good for kids on our bill tracker at kyyouth.org.

Duration:00:27:05

Senator Max Wise, Chairman of the Senate Education Committee

3/3/2020
Terry Brooks sits down with Senator Max Wise, who chairs the Education Committee for the Kentucky Senate, in Frankfort to discuss ongoing efforts to improve school safety, changes in school accountability and assessment measures, state budget decisions, and more. Stay up-to-date on state policies that are good for kids on our bill tracker at kyyouth.org.

Duration:00:29:53

Trauma-Informed Care, Resilience, & the Bounce Coalition

2/27/2020
Terry Brooks is joined by Betty (BJ) Adkins and Dr. David Finke -- both members of the Bounce Coalition leadership team -- to discuss the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Kentucky kids, the role of trauma-informed care practices in building stronger communities, and the important work of the Bounce Coalition.

Duration:00:32:36

Brent McKim, President of the Jefferson County Teachers Association

2/18/2020
Terry Brooks sits down with Brent McKim, President of the Jefferson County Teachers Association, to discuss JCTA efforts to support educators and improve student outcomes, investments in education and school safety within the 2020 state budget, and more.

Duration:00:28:12

Senator Julie Raque Adams, Majority Caucus Chair

2/13/2020
Terry Brooks sits down with Senator Julie Raque Adams, the Majority Caucus Chair for the Kentucky Senate, to discuss her visit to the Whitehouse to discuss the teen vaping epidemic, 2020 state budget and revenue discussions, and other legislative priorities. Stay up-to-date on state policies that are good for kids on our bill tracker at kyyouth.org.

Duration:00:25:56

Senator Whitney Westerfield, Chairman of the KY Senate Judiciary Committee

2/11/2020
Terry Brooks sits down with Senator Whitney Westerfield, who chairs the Judiciary Committee for the Kentucky Senate, in Frankfort to discuss ongoing reforms within Kentucky's criminal justice and youth justice systems as well as the intersection of those systems with the child welfare system. Since the taping of this episode, Senate Bill 87 has passed the Kentucky Senate. Stay up-to-date on state policies that are good for kids on our bill tracker at kyyouth.org.

Duration:00:29:05

Special Episode: KYA, KY Chamber, KCEP, and Prichard Committee Analyze the State Budget Proposal

2/6/2020
Terry Brooks is joined by Ashli Watts, President and CEO for the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Jason Bailey, the Executive Director of the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy, and Brigitte Blom Ramsey, the Executive Director of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, for a conversation on Governor Andy Beshear's state budget proposal and key areas to focus on as budget and revenue discussions continue with the Kentucky legislature. Learn more about the Blueprint for Kentucky’s...

Duration:00:45:15

Dr. Leon Mooneyhan, Chief Executive Officer of the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperativ

2/4/2020
Terry Brooks is joined by Dr. Leon Mooneyhan, Chief Executive Officer of the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative, to discuss the education components of the Governor's proposed budget and the past, present, and future reforms of Kentucky's education system. Stay up-to-date on state policies that are good for kids on our bill tracker at kyyouth.org

Duration:00:28:57

Special Episode: Diving Into the Governor's State Budget Proposal

1/31/2020
On this special episode, Terry Brooks reflects on Governor Andy Beshear's state budget proposal as it pertains to kids' issues, outlines what to expect in the budget process, and ways to stay informed as the budget advances through the Kentucky General Assembly.

Duration:00:20:20

Ben Chandler, President & CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky

1/28/2020
Terry Brooks is joined by Ben Chandler, president and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, to reflect on the 2020 Children's Advocacy Day at the Capitol and discuss health issues impacting Kentucky kids, including supporting tobacco-free policies, understanding trends around vaccinations, ensuring trauma-informed care to address adverse childhood experiences, and more. Stay up-to-date on state policies that are good for kids on our bill tracker.

Duration:00:28:07

Norma Hatfield, President of the Kinship Families Coalition of Kentucky

1/21/2020
Terry Brooks sits down with Norma Hatfield, President of the Kinship Families Coalition of Kentucky, who shares her story of becoming a kinship caregiver and how that experience has shaped her advocacy efforts for kinship families across the Commonwealth. Norma encourages kinship caregivers and all of our listeners to urge elected leaders to prioritize investments for children who have experienced abuse and neglect by supporting kinship families, including financial and respite care...

Duration:00:25:22

Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman

1/14/2020
Terry Brooks sits down with Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman to discuss her new roles as Kentucky's Lieutenant Governor and the Secretary of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet and her priorities to improve outcomes for all kids and families.

Duration:00:24:28

KY House Minority Floor Leader Joni Jenkins

1/7/2020
Terry Brooks sits down with Kentucky House Minority Floor Leader Joni Jenkins to discuss the upcoming 2020 legislative session, developing the biennial state budget, and prioritizing issues impacting kids, such as continuing momentum in child welfare, minimizing the impact of parental incarceration, and addressing the addiction crisis.

Duration:00:25:55

Eric Friedlander, Acting Secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services

12/24/2019
Terry Brooks is joined by Eric Friedlander, Acting Secretary of Kentucky's Cabinet for Health and Family Services, to discuss priorities of Governor Beshear's Administration in health and child welfare.

Duration:00:26:48

The Philanthropic Landscape & Impact on Nonprofits

12/17/2019
Terry Brooks is joined by two philanthropic leaders in Kentucky: Barry Allen, President and Treasurer of the Gheens Foundation, and Keith Inman, President of Kosair Charities. They discuss the philanthropic landscape locally and nationally, the impact of philanthropy on nonprofits and the kids and families they serve, and the ways in which philanthropic entities and nonprofits can evolve to create the greatest impact for communities.

Duration:00:31:44

KY Senate Minority Floor Leader Morgan McGarvey

12/10/2019
Terry Brooks sits down with Kentucky Senate Minority Floor Leader Morgan McGarvey to discuss the upcoming 2020 legislative session, developing the biennial state budget, and prioritizing issues impacting kids.

Duration:00:30:31