Kentucky Politics Distilled Kentucky Politics Distilled is our weekly rundown of the big news — and sometimes the odd news — happening in the state Capitol. With Kentucky's elected leaders all in one place for a limited time, the developments can break in a rapid-fire fashion. Kentucky Politics Distilled helps ensure you don't miss all the highs and lows coming out of Frankfort. We'll discuss the important issues facing Kentucky and add context to the headlines that flew by over the week. New episodes post on Fridays.
Kentucky Politics Distilled

Kentucky Politics Distilled

From 89.3 WFPL News Louisville

Kentucky Politics Distilled is our weekly rundown of the big news — and sometimes the odd news — happening in the state Capitol. With Kentucky's elected leaders all in one place for a limited time, the developments can break in a rapid-fire fashion. Kentucky Politics Distilled helps ensure you don't miss all the highs and lows coming out of Frankfort. We'll discuss the important issues facing Kentucky and add context to the headlines that flew by over the week. New episodes post on Fridays.

Most Recent Episodes

Trump backs Cameron in governor's race

This week in Kentucky politics...another twist in the Republican race for governor. And Governor Andy Beshear starts testing the waters on legalizing cannabis. Kentucky Public Radio's Divya Karthikeyan and Ryland Barton have this week's edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.

Kentucky Politics Distilled: GOP race for governor gets a little more crowded

LEDE: This week in Kentucky politics...another Republican has gotten into Kentucky's race for governor. And state officials are worried about high gas prices and a potential teacher shortage. Kentucky Public Radio's Divya Karthikeyan and Ryland Barton have this week's edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.

Kentucky Politics Distilled: GOP race for governor gets a little more crowded

Lawmakers still cold on gun safety

This week in Kentucky politics...lawmakers are still hesitant on weighing in on the gun debate after the school shooting in Texas. And campaign season is heating up as candidates look ahead to this year's midterm elections and the governor's race next year. Bec Feldhaus (FELD house) Adams joins Kentucky Public Radio's Ryland Barton for this week's edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.

Thoughts, prayers and few solutions after another school shooting

This week in Kentucky politics...political leaders provided condolences but few solutions after the tragic shooting in Texas. Kentucky Public Radio's Ryland Barton and Divya Karthikeyan (CAR-thih-CAY-un) have this week's edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.

Primaries bring "liberty" surprises

This week in Kentucky politics...the primary elections brought a few surprises and we now know who will be on the ballot in the fall. Kentucky Public Radio's Ryland Barton and Divya Karthikeyan join us for this week's edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.

Power company politics

This week in Kentucky politics...the sale of a big power company in Kentucky has gotten a little more complicated. A new poll tells us about Gov. Beshear's popularity two and a half years into the job. And primary season is here. Bec Feldhaus (FELD-house) Adams joins Kentucky Public Radio's Ryland Barton for this week's edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.

The end of a very busy legislative session

The General Assembly wrapped up this year's legislative session this week with a flurry of activity...overriding vetoes, passing last-minute bills and saying goodbye to retiring lawmakers. WFPL's Bec Feldhaus Adams joins Capitol reporter Ryland Barton for this week's edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.

Beshear vetoes charter schools, anti-trans bills

This week in Kentucky politics, Governor Andy Beshear vetoed more bills, but the legislature is poised to override him. There's only two more days left in this year's lawmaking session, and advocates are pushing for a variety of efforts ahead of the deadline. Jonese Franklin from member station WFPL joins Capitol reporter Ryland Barton for this week's edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.

Veto period begins

This week in Kentucky politics...lawmakers passed a flurry of conservative bills ahead of the veto deadline. Democratic Governor Andy Beshear now has the chance to sign or reject what's passed out of the legislature, but Republicans can easily override him. WFPL's Bec Feldhaus Adams joins Capitol reporter Ryland Barton for this week's edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.

The legislative session home stretch

With less than a week before a critical deadline during Kentucky's legislative session, lawmakers have been rushing bills through the process. And while Democratic Governor Andy Beshear can veto anything that passes, Republicans can easily override him. WFPL's Bec Feldhaus Adams joins Capitol reporter Ryland Barton for this week's edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.