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More than a dozen Internal Affairs complaints against the Minneapolis Police officer involved in the death of George Floyd; we report on what's behind the current tensions.

2020Talks - May 29, 2020 


Republican Voters Against Trump just launched and plans to spend $10 million on the 2020 campaign. And President Trump signed an executive order making social media companies liable for content their users post.

Public News Service - KY: Civic Engagement

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Advocates for children in Kentucky and across the country say the youngest Americans are being ignored so far in the presidential campaigns, and they're hoping that changes before November. The group Every Child Matters says big business is steering the campaigns with multimillion

FRANKFORT, Ky. - There's a waiting game being played in Kentucky, and AARP says it involves seniors who don't have access to the meals and other services they need to live independently. AARP Kentucky president James Kimbrough says his group is asking state lawmakers to help end that wait. "The e

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Voting rights advocates say it's time to turn the tide for most of the 186,000 Kentuckians who are being denied a voice at the ballot box because they're former felons who were convicted of nonviolent offenses. The social justice group Kentuckians for the Commonwealth is one

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A statewide smoke-free law is more than a breath of fresh air, according to a majority of Kentuckians in a new poll. They support legislation to ban smoking in indoor public places. The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky commissioned the random survey of more than 1600 Kentuckians.

SOMERSET, Ky. - It wasn't as big or as loud as the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York, but an equally-determined group rallied on Friday at the Somerset office of U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers. Nearly 50 members of the grassroots social justice group Kentuckians for the Commonwealth (KFTC) took t

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Recent data from the U.S. Census track an historic shift in the nation's diversity, revealing that most of the country's babies are now members of minorities. And that, says a Kentucky trend tracker and long-time demographer, points to the need for policy and attitude changes. Ron

FRANKFORT, Ky. - With time winding down in this year's 30-day session of the Kentucky General Assembly, efforts to address illegal immigration appear dead. That pleases those who feel the issue is best handled by the federal government. A state Senate measure, SB 6, would make it a state crime to

FRANKFORT, Ky. - With the nation engaged in a dialogue about civility in political discourse, a Republican officeholder and a Louisville civil rights activist say it's time the country turns the page on venomous political rhetoric and people work to find common ground on the issues of the day. Rep

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