The Bachelor & Bourbon, Episode 2

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This episode started off with a rose ceremony and with lots of attention on Corrine. From whip cream to her sleeping through the ceremonly, all hot topics during the beginning of this episode. 

The first group date was a dance rehearsal with The Backstreet Boys to perform and win over best dancer for Nick. 

The one on one date this episode was with Vanessa. The date ended in a rose despite her getting sick during the zero gravity flight. 

The last group date consisted of three Olympians rallying the girls to do funny Olympian games to win over Nick. It ended with a pool party instead of a cocktail party where we were left with a cliffhanger once again to who was going to go home. 

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Sen. Wil Schroder Reviews The First Kentucky General Assembly Session

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Recorded on Jan. 11, 2017. 

Topics discussed:

· Senate Bill 3 will expand openness in government by making information about the retirement benefits state lawmakers open to viewing by the public.

· Senate Bill 5 will prohibit a woman from having an abortion if she is 20 weeks or more into a pregnancy.

· Senate Bill 6 will prevent employees from being enrolled in labor organizations or having money withheld from their earnings for union dues unless they give permission in writing.

· Senate Bill 12 will reorganize the University of Louisville board of trustees by establishing a new, 10-member board.

· House Bill 1 will make Kentucky a right-to-work state. Under this measure, membership in a labor union would optional instead of mandatory for workers at unionized workplaces.

· House Bill 2 will require a woman seeking an abortion to first undergo an obstetric ultrasound and receive a medical explanation of what that ultrasound shows. Women could decline to see the ultrasound images if they choose.

· House Bill 3 will repeal the state’s prevailing wage law. That action will remove a guaranteed base wage to construction workers on certain public works projects.

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Bachelor & Bourbon

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Fort Thomas Matters' Jessica Duke is joined by her husband, Kevin, to discuss their feelings about Nick, Corinne's villain status, Liz's epic departure, her TV wedding to Tanner and Danielle's tragic confession. 

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FTM 2016 Year in Review:

Our biggest stories (and untold stories) ranked. 




Follow Your Dream Job Until The Bitter End: A Success Story

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We check in with Will Chambers, who FTM has followed since the inception on the website. We follow him through a contest to put him in the Reds play by play booth, eating contests, breaks, falls and what led him to breaking down and crying in his car. 

"If I stayed in kentucky, my career was going to die."

RELATED: Will Chambers: The Decision (July 2010). 


Gov. Matt Bevin Joins Fort Thomas Matters

(21:39). Gov. Matt Bevin joins Mark Collier of Fort Thomas Matters to talk about his first year in office and what's next for Kentucky. 

(1) He underwent a transition last year. Has he talked to President-elect Trump about his transition?

(2) He talks about the final budget and any key pieces of legislation that came out of the first session as governor.

(3) He talks about the feedback in the business community on the Red Tape Reduction initiative.

(4) Healthcare:

(a) Why he decided to transition from Kynect to healthcare.gov

(b) He talks about Medicaid expansion.

(c) With the election of Donald Trump, he talks about what he thinks will happen with the Medicaid expansion waiver specifically and Obamacare nationally?

(5) Some have been critical of you on education for making Public Universities subject to similar budget cuts as your executive agencies to help shore up the pensions. He talks about how he responds to those criticisms.

(6) He discusses what northern Kentucky means to a Matt Bevin administration.




Budding Journalist - Nicholas Crawford interviews Carter New

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Nicholas Crawford, a fifth grader at Johnson Elementary, won the "reporter for a day" experience at Johnson Elementary's Hullabaloo. 

He got some FTM swag, breakfast, and learned from FTM's Mark Collier on how he interviews and publishes on Fort Thomas Matters and in the Fort Thomas Living Magazine. 

Recorded 11-20-16 at Top This Donut Bar.


The Shift In Culture & Effects On Election Coverage (National/Local)

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Mark Collier and Darrin Murriner discuss the 2016 Presidential election cycle and how things have shifted in terms of media coverage. 

They discuss how things have changed locally since Murriner ran for Fort Thomas City Council in 2008. 


The Slow Death of the Cincinnati Enquirer

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We talk with former Enquirer reporter, Ben Liebing, about his article published on Medium entitled, "The Slow Death of the Cincinnati Enquirer," which detailed his perceptions of what was wrong with Cincinnati's oldest media outlet. 
Ben had some "hot takes" about his time there and pulled back the curtain in meetings and the newsroom at the Enquirer during his time there. 
An excerpt:
The Cincinnati Enquirer may be on its last death kicks. Yesterday was a dark one for the paper, as Gannett, its parent company, announced wide layoffs. And while it saddens me that people should lose their jobs, or that a once great newspaper should ever be reduced to the likes of USA Today — perhaps it’s worth asking the question journalists are supposed to start with:


I have an answer. Some of you will like it. My former colleagues at The Enquirer will not.


2-Minute Drill: Fort Thomas City Council


We have been covering the upcoming November election on Fort Thomas Matters since January of this year. 

That's a long time, but it's an important election and an important job and as the media outlet that covers Fort Thomas the most, we take this responsibility very seriously. 
This podcast will take a break from the serious nature of debate. 
We went through all nine candidates and gave them two minutes to answer questions that weren't serious or political in nature because, hey, it was fun. 
Enjoy listening!

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