11:29pm

Thu January 17, 2013
The Commonwealth

Ky Tonight special to focus on The Price of Poverty

A special edition of Kentucky Tonight features Bill Goodman and Renee Shaw examining the causes and possible solutions of poverty in Kentucky.   The program which airs Monday night on Kentucky Educational Television, will be re-broadcast Tuesday morning at 11:00 on the WEKU Stations.

On the national day of remembrance for slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King who spent the last months of his life fighting poverty, KET presents a special edition of Kentucky Tonight: The Price of Poverty, hosted by Bill Goodman and Renee Shaw.

The Price of Poverty will address only a few of the many questions and challenges regarding poverty in Kentucky-


Questions about the obstacles and barriers for  many who live in substandard conditions in the state's urban areas; challenges facing thousands struggling in our Appalachian counties of Eastern Kentucky.   our panel of experts and advocates will discuss the root causes of poverty and why do they continue? What public, government, and private programs have been successful? And what kind of progress has and can continue to be made in terms of earnings income, education, and better health outcomes for those who live with and pay the price of poverty every day?

The program features: Terry Brooks, PhD, executive director of the Kentucky Youth Advocates; Attica Scott, Louisville Metro Councilwoman; Eric Schansberg, an economics professor at Indiana University-Southeast and member of the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Board of Scholars; Reid Livingston, KY State Director, Save the Children USA; Courtney Trent, Save the Children's Early Steps to School Success Coordinator; and Gerry Roll, executive director of the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky; James P. Ziliak, Ph.D., founding director of University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research and a UK Gatton

Endowed Chair of Economics; and Michelle Tooley, Ph.D., a Berea College Religion, Social Ethics & Public Policy Professor.