In Focus: Kentucky

Mario Anderson
In Focus with Mario Anderson

"In Focus" is a 30-minute public affairs program hosted by Mario Anderson, exclusively on Spectrum News 1. Each week, Mario invites experts from around the Commonwealth to discuss a wide range of issues impacting Kentuckians. 

In Focus Kentucky airs on channel 1 every Sunday at 10 a.m., and re-airs Sundays at 3 p.m. and Wednesdays at 8 p.m.​

A graduate of Eastern Kentucky, Mario Anderson an experienced reporter, with previous stops at both the CBS and ABC affiliates in Lexington.

REOPENING OF KENTUCKY'S SCHOOLS AND THE LATEST ON MASK MANDATES

RECAPPING FANCY FARM 2021

SUMMER TOURISM OPPORTUNITIES IN THE COMMONWEALTH

ADDRESSING CRITICAL RACE THEORY IN THE COMMONWEALTH

AN UPDATE ON KENTUCKY'S NEW "SCHOOL CHOICE" LAW

EXPLAINING WHAT NAME, IMAGE, LIKENESS OPPORTUNITIES MEAN FOR STUDENT-ATHLETES IN KENTUCKY

CONVERSATION WITH A CONGRESSMAN SERIES - U.S. REPRESENTATIVE JAMES COMER

INAGURAL WOMEN'S SUMMIT

SUPPORTING EQUAL RIGHTS IN KENTUCKY (LGBTQ+/PRIDE MONTH 2021)

RECAPPING NATIONAL BOURBON DAY IN THE COMMONWEALTH

CELEBRATING JUNETEENTH IN THE COMMONWEALTH

CONVERSATION WITH KENTUCKY'S GOVERNOR OF THE COMMONWEALTH, ANDY BESHEAR

CONVERSATION WITH KENTUCKY'S AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER, DR. RYAN QUARLES

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

CELEBRATING MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH

CONVERSATION WITH KENTUCKY'S AUDITOR OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS - MIKE HARMON

CELEBRATING ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH

PREVIEW OF KENTUCKY OAKS AND DERBY 147

CONVERSATION WITH A CONGRESSMAN - U.S. REPRESENTATIVE ANDY BARR

CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH 2021

ALCOHOL AWARENESS MONTH 2021

AN UPDATE ON EDUCATION IN THE COMMONWEALTH

CELEBRATING WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH IN THE COMMONWEALTH - PART 2

CELEBRATING WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH IN THE COMMONWEALTH - PART 1

ONE YEAR LATER, COVID-19'S IMPACT ON THE COMMONWEALTH

CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH IN THE COMMONWEALTH - PART 2

CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH IN THE COMMONWEALTH - PART 1

Addressing Kentucky's Addiction Crisis

COVID-19 Vaccination Education Week

2021 KENTUCKY GENERAL ASSEMBLY SESSION LEGISLATIVE UPDATE - PART 2

2021 Kentucky General Assembly Session Legislative Update - Part 1

REMEMBERING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR

A CONVERSATION WITH KENTUCKY'S LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR JACQUELINE COLEMAN

IN FOCUS KENTUCKY - 2020 YEAR IN REVIEW

A CONVERSATION WITH KENTUCKY ATTORNEY GENERAL DANIEL CAMERON

TRACKING COVID-19's IMPACT ON KENTUCKY'S ECONOMY

30th Anniversary of the American with Diabilities Act

LATEST ON REPAIRS TO BRENT SPENCE BRIDGE IN NORTHERN KENTUCKY

COVID-19'S IMPACT ON RURAL KENTUCKY HOSPITALS

COVID-19 Update - City of Lexington

COVID-19'S IMPACT ON SMALL KENTUCKY TOWNS

RECAPPING KENTUCKY'S 2020 GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS

CONVERSATION WITH KENTUCKY STATE TREASURER, ALLISON BALL

STATE OF RACE RELATIONS IN THE COMMONWEALTH

COVID-19'S IMPACT ON KENTUCKY'S AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY

PREVIEWING KENTUCKY'S UPCOMING 2020 GENERAL ELECTION PLANS

ADDRESSING HOUSING EVICTION CONCERNS IN THE COMMONWEALTH

COVID-19'S IMPACT ON THE HORSE RACING INDUSTRY IN THE COMMONWEALTH

FUTURE OF IN-PERSON LEARNING: KENTUCKY SCHOOLS WORK TO SAFELY REOPEN

SIX MONTHS LATER, COVID-19's IMPACT ON THE COMMONWEALTH

THE CORONAVIRUS IN KENTUCKY & THE FEDERAL RESPONSE

THE CASE FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM IN KENTUCKY

ADDRESSING CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS IN THE COMMONWEALTH

BREAKING DOWN HOUSE BILL 137 - KENTUCKY'S PROPOSED SPORTS BETTING LAW

CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH IN THE COMMONWEALTH

BREAKING DOWN SENATE BILL 2 - KENTUCKY'S PROPOSED VOTER ID LAW

A CONVERSATION WITH KENTUCKY LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR JACQUELINE COLEMAN

PREVIEW OF THE 2020-2022 BUDGET OF THE COMMONWEALTH ADDRESS

IN FOCUS: 2020 KENTUCKY GENERAL ASSEMBLY LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES - HOUSE PERSPECTIVE

In Focus: 2020 KENTUCKY GENERAL ASSEMBLY LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES - SENATE PERSPECTIVE

A CONVERSATION WITH KENTUCKY GOVERNOR ANDY BESHEAR

RECAPPING THE BIGGEST STORIES AND TOP ISSUES OF 2019

HISTORIC PRESERVATION EFFORTS IN KENTUCKY COMMUNITIES

THE NEW DATA ON THE WELL-BEING OF KENTUCKY KIDS

DAY IN THE LIFE - KENTUCKY'S MAJORITY FLOOR LEADER - SENATOR DAMON THAYER

INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH IN KENTUCKY

NORTHERN KENTUCKY RIVERFRONT COMMONS PROJECT

VAPING IN THE BLUEGRASS & THE GROWING HEALTH CRISIS

RECAPPING THE 2019 KENTUCKY LEAGUE OF CITIES CONFERENCE AND EXPO

CONVERSATIONS WITH THE CANDIDATES 2019 SERIES - ATTORNEY GENERAL'S RACE

CONVERSATIONS WITH THE CANDIDATES 2019 SERIES - STATE TREASURER RACE

CONVERSATIONS WITH THE CANDIDATES 2019 SERIES - SECRETARY OF STATE RACE

CONVERSATIONS WITH THE CANDIDATES 2019 SERIES - COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE RACE

CONVERSATIONS WITH THE CANDIDATES 2019 SERIES - AUDITOR OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS RACE

CONVERSATIONS WITH THE CANDIDATES 2019 SERIES - GOVERNOR'S RACE - DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE, ANDY BESHEAR

CONVERSATIONS WITH THE CANDIDATES 2019 SERIES - GOVERNOR'S RACE - REPUBLICAN NOMINEE, MATT BEVIN

FALL TOURISM OPPORTUNITIES IN KENTUCKY

ADVOCATING FOR WORKERS' RIGHTS IN KENTUCKY

HIGHER EDUCATION IN KENTUCKY SERIES, PART 4 - UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY

SCOOTER LAWS IN KENTUCKY

RECAPPING FANCY FARM 2019

THE FIGHT AGAINST CALLER I.D. SPOOFING IN KENTUCKY

DAY IN THE LIFE - KENTUCKY SPECIAL SESSION 2019 - SENATOR CHRIS MCDANIEL

HIGHER EDUCATION IN KENTUCKY SERIES, PART 3 - UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE

THE 2019 KIDS COUNT DATA BOOK & THE WELL-BEING OF KENTUCKY'S KIDS

Partnering in the Effort to End Child Abuse in Kentucky

HIGHER EDUCATION IN KENTUCKY SERIES, PART 2 - EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY

CONVERSATION WITH A CONGRESSMAN - REP. BRETT GUTHRIE (KY'S 2ND DISTRICT)

Supporting Equal Rights in Kentucky (LGBTQ)

STATUS OF HEALTHCARE IN KENTUCKY

Day in the Life - Louisville Metro Council President David James

MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH

RECAPPING KENTUCKY'S 2019 MAY PRIMARY RESULTS

CONVERSATION WITH A CONGRESSMAN - Rep. Andy Barr (KY's 6th District)

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

PREVIEWING THE KENTUCKY OAKS AND KENTUCKY DERBY 145

NATIONAL CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH

NATIONAL ALCOHOL AWARENESS MONTH

HIGHER EDUCATION IN KENTUCKY SERIES, PART 1 - Kentucky Community and Technical College System

CELEBRATING WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH & KY GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2019 WRAP-UP

TACKLING HOMELESSNESS IN KENTUCKY

Solving Louisville's $65 Million Dollar Shortfall

Agriculture Industry's Impact on Kentucky

CELEBRATING WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH - ALLISON BALL KENTUCKY STATE TREASURER

GRADING KENTUCKY'S INFRASTRUCTURE

A CONVERSATION WITH THE MAYOR OF RICHMOND

CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH IN KENTUCKY

A CONVERSATION WITH THE MAYOR OF LEXINGTON

2019 KENTUCKY GENERAL ASSEMBLY LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES - DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP PERSPECTIVE

2019 KENTUCKY GENERAL ASSEMBLY LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES - REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP PERSPECTIVE

Tackling Non-Emergency 911 Calls in KY

A CONVERSATION WITH THE MAYOR OF LOUISVILLE

RECAPPING ONE YEAR OF IN FOCUS KENTUCKY

JUVENILE JUSTICE FORM LEGISLATION & 2019 PRIORITIES

IMPROVING THE WELL-BEING OF KENTUCKY'S KIDS

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF KENTUCKY'S GOVERNOR