Bill Goodman, Kentucky Educational Television http://weku.fm en Bill's Eye: Cousin Julian http://weku.fm/post/bills-eye-cousin-julian <p><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 140%; font-family: Georgia, serif; ">One of the best pieces of career and life advice I ever received came from my cousin Julian Goodman, a journalist and former president of NBC, who died July 2 at his home in Florida.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 140%; ">He told me to go home.</span></p><p> Wed, 04 Jul 2012 10:37:34 +0000 Bill Goodman, Kentucky Educational Television 29084 at http://weku.fm Bill's Eye: Cousin Julian Election Coverage on Kentucky Tonight http://weku.fm/post/election-coverage-kentucky-tonight <p>After taping <strong>One to One</strong>, host Bill Goodman talked with Al Cross about several topics, including Al&#39;s post at the University of Kentucky&#39;s Institute of Rural Journalism, where he is an extension professor. In this position, Al helps journalists in rural communities define and address issues that are important to their communities. He also persuasively argues that small newspapers should cover the national election, because it is an issue that he says everyone will be talking about and focusing on. Sat, 19 May 2012 20:40:50 +0000 Bill Goodman, Kentucky Educational Television 26735 at http://weku.fm 4th District Primary Candidates on Kentucky Tonight http://weku.fm/post/4th-district-primary-candidates-kentucky-tonight <div style="margin: 14pt 0pt;"><span lang="en-US"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><font color="black" face="Georgia,serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Vigorous discussion of the issues filled studio A at KET Monday night when the &ldquo;Magnificent 7,&rdquo; the field of 4th District Republican Primary candidates, filled the </span></font><font color="black" face="Georgia,serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><b>Kentucky Tonight</b></span></font><font color="black" face="Georgia,serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"> table from one end to the other.&nbsp; </span></font></span></font></span><span lang="en-US"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><font color="black" face="Georgia,serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">It was the first time all seven candidates&mdash;Marc Carey, Thomas Massie, Gary Moore, Brian Oerther, Walter Schumm, Alecia Webb-Edgington, and Tom Wurtz&mdash;discussed the issues on state-wide television. From smaller and limited government to lower taxes and a jobs plan for the 4th district, all the candidates had an opportunity to persuade voters in the 4th why they should be the one to replace current Republican officeholder Congressman Geoff Davis. </span></font></span></font></span> Wed, 16 May 2012 01:08:16 +0000 Bill Goodman, Kentucky Educational Television 26517 at http://weku.fm Bill's Eye: Congratulations, Wesley Korir http://weku.fm/post/bills-eye-congratulations-wesley-korir <p><a href="http://blogs.ket.org/billseye/?p=3142&amp;utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+billseye+%28Bill%27s+Eye%29" style="font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 140%; ">Sometimes you have to look </a><span style="font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 140%; ">long and hard to find a positive story featuring a Kentuckian who does well on the national stage. We know there are heroes among us; however, the national media and entertainment industry seem to try hard to go out of their way to spotlight what&rsquo;s wrong with our state and its inhabitants. For example, Anderson Cooper of CNN fame featured Kentuckians who believe in aliens on a recent show.</span></p><p> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 13:24:00 +0000 Bill Goodman, Kentucky Educational Television 25515 at http://weku.fm Bill's Eye: Congratulations, Wesley Korir Bill's Eye: Good-Bye, Danny Ford http://weku.fm/post/bills-eye-good-bye-danny-ford <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Geneva, Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 14px; text-align: left; "><a href="http://blogs.ket.org/billseye/?p=3058">There are a number of long-serving</a> state senators and representatives retiring this year from the General Assembly. I wish we had time to interview or showcase all of the retiring legislators on </span>KET<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Geneva, Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 14px; text-align: left; ">. I&rsquo;ll bet it would be a rather entertaining program.</span></p><p> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 19:39:12 +0000 Bill Goodman, Kentucky Educational Television 23939 at http://weku.fm Bill's Eye: Good-Bye, Danny Ford Education Matters and High School Sports http://weku.fm/post/education-matters-and-high-school-sports <div class="entry"><p>On Bill&rsquo;s Eye, I haven&rsquo;t written about the KET program <strong>Education Matters</strong>. We&rsquo;ve been taping the monthly educational series since 2010, and it has covered a variety of subjects facing Kentucky schools, parents, educators, and children. Some of those subjects have been serving the state&rsquo;s adult learners, technology for next generation learning, and arts in Kentucky education. Thu, 22 Mar 2012 19:05:27 +0000 Bill Goodman, Kentucky Educational Television 23648 at http://weku.fm Education Matters and High School Sports Expanded Gambling: Still an Issue http://weku.fm/post/expanded-gambling-still-issue <p><a href="http://blogs.ket.org/billseye/?p=2970" style="font-family: Geneva, Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 14px; text-align: left; ">The second item on page 16</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Geneva, Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 14px; text-align: left; "> of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce&rsquo;s 2012 Legislative Agenda reads, &ldquo;Expand Gaming to Support Kentucky&rsquo;s Equine Industry.&rdquo; Chamber members can now take a red marking pencil and draw a line through that initiative for this session of the General Assembly.&nbsp;As we discussed Monday on&nbsp;</span><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Geneva, Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 14px; text-align: left; font-weight: bold; ">Kentucky Tonight</strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Geneva, Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 14px; text-align: left; ">, the effort to put a constitutional amendment on the November ballot to approve expanded gambling failed to pass the state Senate last week. But, according to Dave Adkisson, president of the Kentucky Chamber, there is still time left in the session to pass meaningful and important legislation his members are supporting.</span></p><p> Tue, 28 Feb 2012 19:07:24 +0000 Bill Goodman, Kentucky Educational Television 22249 at http://weku.fm Expanded Gambling: Still an Issue Bill's Eye: It’s Kentucky Kids Who Count http://weku.fm/post/bills-eye-it%E2%80%99s-kentucky-kids-who-count <p><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 140%; font-family: Georgia, serif; "><a href="http://blogs.ket.org/billseye/?p=2948&amp;utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+billseye+%28Bill%27s+Eye%29">For a few minutes today, </a>let&rsquo;s put aside expanded gambling, redistricting, Medicaid, and pill mills and talk about Kentucky kids.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 140%; ">In a Weekly Wrap-up, Kentucky Youth Advocates (</span><span style="line-height: 140%; ">KYA</span><span style="font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 140%; ">)&nbsp; is writing about the plight of the children in the Commonwealth.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 140%; ">It is not a pretty picture. One of Executive Director&rsquo;s Terry Brook&rsquo;s brightest policy analysts has taken a look at the latest annual national snapshot from the&nbsp; Annie E. Casey Foundation and found some disturbing news for kids in Kentucky.</span></p><p> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 22:09:51 +0000 Bill Goodman, Kentucky Educational Television 22004 at http://weku.fm Bill's Eye: It’s Kentucky Kids Who Count Pro and Con of UPike Joining State System http://weku.fm/post/pro-and-con-upike-joining-state-system <p><a href="http://blogs.ket.org/billseye/?p=2924">President Wayne Andrews of Morehead </a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Geneva, Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 14px; text-align: left; ">State University doesn&rsquo;t want to divide the pie and give a slice to the University of </span>Pikeville<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Geneva, Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 14px; text-align: left; ">.&nbsp;President Paul Patton of </span>Pikeville<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Geneva, Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 14px; text-align: left; "> says he wants to graduate more students from eastern Kentucky who will stay and work in eastern Kentucky.&nbsp;Monday night&rsquo;s Kentucky Tonight program heard these views as well as those from two other guests, Rep. Leslie Combs, who supports former Governor Patton, and Bell County Judge Executive </span>Alvey<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Geneva, Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 14px; text-align: left; "> Brock, who opposes a move to make the University of </span>Pikeville<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Geneva, Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 14px; text-align: left; "> a part of the state&rsquo;s system of higher education. Judge Brock opposes the move based on Patton&rsquo;s idea to use the twelve-county coal severance tax fund to aid the University of </span>Pikeville&rsquo;s<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Geneva, Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 14px; text-align: left; "> move into the higher education system.</span></p><p> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 20:21:50 +0000 Bill Goodman, Kentucky Educational Television 21843 at http://weku.fm Pro and Con of UPike Joining State System Bill's Eye: Gambling Amendment Introduced http://weku.fm/post/bills-eye-gambling-amendment-introduced <p><a href="http://blogs.ket.org/billseye/?p=2907&amp;utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+billseye+%28Bill%27s+Eye%29" style="font-family: Georgia, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">The wait is over! A 131-word</a><span style="font-family: Georgia, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; "> constitutional amendment to expand gambling in Kentucky was announced this morning by Republican Senator Damon Thayer and Democratic Governor Steve </span>Beshear<span style="font-family: Georgia, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">.&nbsp;Let the war of words on the expansion of casino-style gambling in the Commonwealth begin.&nbsp;Here is an excerpt released this morning from the governor&rsquo;s press office:&nbsp;</span><i style="font-family: Georgia, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">&ldquo;We&rsquo;ve been debating this issue in Frankfort for more than 15 years. The citizens of our state are clamoring to have their voices heard,&rdquo; Gov. Beshear said.&nbsp;&ldquo;Two recent polls show more than 80 percent of Kentuckians want to cast a ballot on gaming. Are we going to listen to them or not?&rdquo;</i></p><p> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 11:24:15 +0000 Bill Goodman, Kentucky Educational Television 21468 at http://weku.fm Bill's Eye: Gambling Amendment Introduced Bill's Eye: Listening to an Angel http://weku.fm/post/bills-eye-listening-angel <p><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 140%; font-family: Georgia, serif; "><a href="http://blogs.ket.org/billseye/">Most of the awards shows </a>that grab our attention involve big-name celebrities. On Oscar night, the focus is on the red carpet parade of stars&mdash;and their couture. But tune in for the Grammys, and you&rsquo;ll more likely find someone dressed &ldquo;down&rdquo; for the occasion. And then there&rsquo;s the Country Music Awards, which aren&rsquo;t usually held in Nashville, home of the Grand Ole Opry, but in Los Angeles, home of smog and traffic.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 140%; ">One awards show that remains distinctly under the radar is the National Book Awards.</span></p><p> Thu, 09 Feb 2012 22:16:16 +0000 Bill Goodman, Kentucky Educational Television 21175 at http://weku.fm Bill's Eye: Listening to an Angel Bill's Eye: Mayors on the BEAM http://weku.fm/post/bills-eye-mayors-beam <div style="margin-top:14pt;margin-bottom:14pt;"><span style="font-size:13px;"><font color="black" face="Georgia,Helvetica,Arial,Sans-Serif" size="1"><span style="font-size:13px;"><a href="http://blogs.ket.org/billseye/">A quiet revolution is taking </a>place along the I-64 corridor between Louisville and Lexington. Believe it or not, it doesn&rsquo;t have anything to do with either basketball or football. In fact, it doesn&rsquo;t have anything to do with any sort of in-state competition the two cities might have done battle over in the past. This is about the future. This is BEAM. In historic cooperation of the state&rsquo;s largest municipalities, the legislative bodies of Louisville Metro Government and Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government have come together in unified support of the Bluegrass Economic Advancement Movement, or BEAM. Mayor Greg Fischer of Louisville and Jim Gray of Lexington along with Chair Jim Host stand behind this innovative initiative to bring jobs to the region</span></font></span>. Sat, 04 Feb 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Bill Goodman, Kentucky Educational Television 20810 at http://weku.fm Bill's Eye: Mayors on the BEAM Charter Schools Raise Questions http://weku.fm/post/charter-schools-raise-questions <p><a href="http://blogs.ket.org/billseye/?p=2825&amp;utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+billseye+%28Bill%27s+Eye%29" style="font-family: Georgia, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">On&nbsp;<b>Kentucky Tonight</b>,</a><span style="font-family: Georgia, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; "> we sometimes address complicated subjects, raising questions rather than providing answers. On some Monday nights, I leave my desk wondering whether we have dealt with the issue well enough so that </span>Kentuckians<span style="font-family: Georgia, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; "> can make intelligent decisions.&nbsp;New education issues cropped up this year&mdash;whether or not the University of </span>Pikeville<span style="font-family: Georgia, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">, a private institution, should be supported by state higher education dollars, thus becoming a public university; and the controversial subject of charter schools.</span></p><p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 11:28:07 +0000 Bill Goodman, Kentucky Educational Television 20691 at http://weku.fm Charter Schools Raise Questions