Beshear Announces 785 New Coronavirus Cases, 6 Deaths Thursday, Aug 13 2020 

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Gov. Andy Beshear said masks and social distancing efforts have prevented an exponential increase in coronavirus cases, but that the rate of positive cases is still too high for schools to reopen.

Earlier this week, Beshear recommended that schools delay in-person instruction until at least Sept. 28.

During a news briefing Thursday, Beshear said that based on the current level of the virus in the state, “just about any school district” would have a challenge reopening right now.


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This Week In Conversation: Looking Ahead To Kentucky’s General Election Tuesday, Jun 30 2020 

The stage is set for the November General Election in Kentucky.  The state’s primary was delayed until June 23 because of the coronavirus, and it took a week for all the votes to be tabulated because most of them were absentee mail-in ballots.

In Kentucky’s closely watched Democratic primary for U.S. Senate, retired Marine pilot Amy McGrath held off a late charge by state Rep. Charles Booker to win the nomination.  She’ll try to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell this fall.

Coming up this week on In Conversation, we’ll analyze Kentucky’s primary election results and look ahead to the November General Election with Capitol Reporter Ryland Barton.

Plus, Education Reporter Jess Clark joins us to talk about Kentucky’s plan to reopen public schools following the coronavirus shutdown.

We’ll also replay our conversation with former Camden, New Jersey Mayor Dana Redd and Rutgers University professor and Camden resident Nyema Watson.    The city overhauled its police department during Redd’s administration.

Listen to In Conversation on 89.3 WFPL Friday at 11 a.m. Because this week’s program is pre-recorded, we won’t be taking any listener calls.  We’ll be back with a live program on July 10.