Vote Worthy - radio shows on civic engagement and electoral politics

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This just in from Kentucky Humanities Council:

Kentucky Humanities recently produced two hour-long radio shows. "Vote Worthy" is an informative public radio program discussing the presidential inauguration, the electoral process, voting rights and the future of our democracy. "Vote Worthy" is produced by Kentucky Humanities in partnership with WEKU and distributed to Kentucky's major public radio stations. This program is funded by the “Why it Matters: Civic and Electoral Participation” initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils and funded by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

Distinguished Election and Voting Scholar and Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky, Joshua A. Douglas and Public Affairs Managing Producer and Host at KET, Renee Shaw will discuss numerous election-related topics with guests from across the state. Tom Martin, producer and host of Eastern Standard on WEKU will produce this show as well. 

Part 1 (Originally aired in October, 2020): Guests joining Josh on Vote Worthy included Margie Charasika, President of the Louisville League of Women Voters; Brian Clardy, Associate Professor of History at Murray State University; and Scott Lasley, Professor and Head of the Political Science Department at Western Kentucky University.

Part 2 (Originally aired in January 2021): Josh and Renee will answer questions from distinguished guests around the Commonwealth. These guests include Constance Alexander, Karen Armstrong-Cummins, Soreyda Benedit-Begley, Charles Booker, Charles Boteler, Mac Brown, Aris Cedeno, Marylynn Collins, Clarence Glover, Silas House, Selena Sandefer Doss, Mark Neikirk, Pantsuit Politics' Sarah Stewart Holland, Lyndon Pryor, Frank X Walker, Crystal Wilkinson, and Richard Young.

You and your students can listen to these two informative specials on our democracy at 

Vote Worthy (kyhumanities.org)