Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I Love My Job (Hooray Journalism!)

Not every job lets you ask direct questions to the powers that be. However, despite 16 hours a week at federal minimum wage and a net worth of $17, I have access to a monthly interview with the Governor of my state where I get to ask him about anything newsworthy.

What I've started doing is taking your questions, as in you, the voters, combining the most relevant ones with questions of my own for various stories I'm working on, and asking them directly to Gov. Beshear. Then, I'll post each interview for all of you to hear what he had to say about the issues that affect you the most. Speaking of which...


That's from just today. This is usually a teleconference with multiple reporters. However, I was the only one who called in, so I ended up getting an exclusive 15 minute interview with the Governor. We talked about Sec. Napolitano's visit/Ice storm recovery efforts, jobs, education, the new teacher student loan re-payment plan, the stimulus package, tax reform legislation, restoration of voting rights for former felons, a bill regarding the possible restriction of adoption for unmarried couples, and Dan Mongiardo's candidacy. You should be able to hear the interview in its(almost) entirety via the link above.

I'll let you know when the next conference is, and I'll be sure to keep asking him about the issues that affect you voters the most. Hooray journalism!

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