Census 2020 (Still) Time To Be Counted

Despite roadblocks presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Census count is continuing and getting counted is more important than ever. Although most households have been contacted, eastern Kentucky response rates are low.  Michelle Elison, Portfolio Manager at the National Partnership Program of the US Census Bureau, provides an update on response rates in Kentucky […]

Federal Aid Urgently Needed For Kentucky

Anna Baumann, Deputy Director of the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy, talks about the impact federal stimulus funding has had to date and the urgent need for more. According to census data, half of Kentucky adults say they or someone in their household have lost employment income since the COVID-19 crisis began. The sources they’re […]

Census: Not Too Late To Be Counted

Money and power, that’s what the 2020 Census count will determine for each of our communities. The Census count is currently underway, yet eastern Kentuckians have been slow to respond. Rachelle Seger from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, KY State Rep. Angie Hatton, and the US Census Bureau’s Michelle Elison talk about why it […]

What Does Kentucky Value?

Most folks working to revive our region’s economy agree that it is increasingly difficult to do if the state of Kentucky is not providing the basic investments we need in education, health, human services and infrastructure. So in this episode we are doing a deep dive into Kentucky’s budget and revenue options as the governor […]