Human Rights Videos

The Paducah Human Rights Commission (PHRC) works to safeguard individuals from discrimination in housing, employment, and public services.  In February 2013, the PHRC launched a program called Paducah Human Rights Commission, Raising the Standard.  Visit the Paducah Human Rights Commission webpage for more information.Raising the Standard Logo

 

Episodes

Videos are either on Youtube or in WMV format for Windows Media Player. 

October 2017  PHRC: Raising the Standard (episode 34, Students Interns) In this episode, meet the interns helping the Commission with its mission. The following Paducah Tilghman High School students are featured in this program: Lance Butler, Hanna Fisher, and Addie Rogers.  27 minutes

September 2017  PHRC: Raising the Standard (episode 33, Fair Housing)  In this episode, Mary Ann Taylor, who works as the Education & Outreach Supervisor for the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, discusses fair housing.  27 minutes

September 2017  PHRC: Raising the Standard (episode 32, Age Discrimination)  In this episode, Mary Ann Taylor, who works as the Education & Outreach Supervisor for the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, discusses age discrimination.  27 minutes

September 2017  PHRC: Raising the Standard (episode 31, ADA)  In this episode, Mary Ann Taylor, who works as the Education & Outreach Supervisor for the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, discusses the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  27 minutes

August 2017:  PHRC: Raising the Standard (episode 30, U.S. Constitution)  In this episode, Attorney Wes Sullenger with the Sullenger Law Office talks about the history of the U.S. Constitution and Constitutional law.  57 minutes

May 2017:  PHRC: Raising the Standard (episode 27, Senior Medicare Patrol)  In this episode, Project Director Kathie Hunt with Senior Medicare Patrol discusses protecting personal identity, consumer scams, and healthcare fraud.  Hunt also outlines the programs at the Paducah-McCracken County Senior Center.  28 minutes   

February 2017:  PHRC: Raising the Standard (episode 26, Community Options, Inc.)  In this episode, Rick Nolan, executive director for Community Options, Inc. in Paducah, outlines the the services provided by the organization for folks with disabilities.  28 minutes

October 2016:  PHRC: Raising the Standard (episode 25, Voting)  In this episode learn about voter eligibility, absentee voting, voter registration, voter turnout, voter fraud, and the McCracken County Election Commission. Guests are Democratic Party Chairman Michael Murphy and Republican Representative Ulla Schierhorn who also serves on the McCracken County Election Commission. 28 minutes

May 2016:  PHRC: 2016 Evening of Discussion-Justice for All  The Paducah Human Rights Commission held the second annual Evening of Discussion on May 19, 2016 at the Robert Cherry Civic Center with a dinner, entertainment, and guest panelists with the theme of "Justice for All."  2 hours 33 minutes

May 2016:  PHRC: Raising the Standard (episode 24, Community Coming Together)  In this episode, learn about the organization called Community Coming Together. 27 minutes

May 2016:  PHRC: Raising the Standard (episode 23, new Commissioners) This episode introduces the community to four of the board members: Gwen Taylor, Rev. Shirley Thompson, Brittany Beck, and Minister Philip Johnson.  27 minutes

March 2016:  PHRC: Raising the Standard (episode 22, PASAC) This episode features Lori Wells Brown, executive director of the Purchase Area Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy Center, and Clinical Coordinator Kelli Morrow.  They discuss the four types of maltreatment, the prevalence in the United States and this region, and the psychological effects and manifestations from abuse.  28 minutes

February 2016:  PHRC: Raising the Standard (episode 21, Paducah Cooperative Ministry)  This episode features Heidi Suhrheinrich, executive director of Paducah Cooperative Ministry (PCM).  Suhrheinrich discusses the mission and structure of PCM, homelessness, PCM services, and the new Fresh Start Village.  28 minutes

September 2015:  PHRC: Raising the Standard (episode 20, Child Watch)    This episode features Lee Emmons, executive director of Child Watch Counseling & Advocacy Center.  Emmons discusses the mission of Child Watch, the types of child abuse, and what someone should do if child abuse or neglect is suspected.  28 minutes

June 2015:  PHRC: Raising the Standard (episode 19, Race Story Rewrite Project)   This episode features Phyllis and Gene Unterschuetz and Tod Ewing discussing the Race Story Rewrite Project.  The project's mission is to create sustainable social change by elevating the discourse on race and empowering individuals to access their authentic capacities to transform cross-racial relationships.  31 minutes

May 2015:  PHRC: Evening of Discussion - Justice for All  The Paducah Human Rights Commission organized an Evening of Discussion on May 21, 2015 at the Robert Cherry Civic Center with a buffet dinner, entertainment, and guest panelists with the theme of "Justice for All."   88 minutes 

May 2015:  PHRC: Raising the Standard (episode 18, McCracken County Attorney Sam Clymer)  This episode features McCracken County Attorney Sam Clymer.  Clymer discusses his responsibilities and goals as county attorney.  He also discusses the types of cases addressed by his office.  28 minutes

April 2015:  PHRC: Raising the Standard (episode 17,Voting)   The theme of this episode is the privilege and processes involved in voting.  The episode features Chair Bernice Belt and Commissioner Leslie Page talking with Democratic Representative Matthew Schultz and Republican Representative Ulla Scheirhorn about the McCracken County Board of Elections.  Topics of discussion include the importance of voting, demographics of areas with low voter turnout, voter registration, and upcoming races.  27 minutes

March 2015:  PHRC: Raising the Standard (episode 16, Justice for All)  In this episode Paducah Police Chief Brandon Barnhill and McCracken County Sheriff Jon Hayden talk about the state criteria for the hiring of officers and about the Police Officer’s Code of Ethics.  They also discuss topics including racism, profiling, history of law enforcement, and interactions between the public and officers.  This episode also features Rev. Alfred Anderson, president of the Community Clergy Fellowship,  and J.W. Cleary, president of the Paducah-McCracken County NAACP, and their messages for youth.  In the third segment, Licensed Professional Counselor Dr. Jody Giles provides information about post-traumatic stress disorder and about cognitive development and how it relates to racism.  The episode ends with information about the Paducah Human Rights Commission’s event scheduled for May 21, 2015, 6-8 p.m., at the Robert Cherry Civic Center called Justice for All.  The free event for the community involves a catered dinner, entertainment, and a panel discussion with 13 panelists.  (58 minutes)

March 2015:  PHRC: Raising the Standard (episode 15, Paducah Housing Authority)  In this episode Housing Authority of Paducah Executive Director Cal Ross and Director of Property Management Jackie Floyd talk about the history of the Authority and how it has changed especially over the past decade.  They also explain the application criteria for residents and about the changes in federal funding.  28 minutes

March 2015:  PHRC: Raising the Standard (episode 14, Victory Through Grace Ministries)  Hear an update on the progress of Victory Through Grace Ministries.  28 minutes

January 2015:  PHRC: Raising the Standard (episode 13, Paducah Police Department)  In this episode, members of the Paducah Police Department talk about minority recruiting, use of force, and community relations. 

December 2014:  PHRC: Raising the Standard (episode 12, Introducing Student Interns)   In this episode meet new student intern members of the Commission.  28 minutes

October 2014:  PHRC: Raising the Standard (episode 11, Disability Awareness)  In this episode the focus is creating awareness about disabilities.  60 minutes

May 2014:  PHRC: Raising the Standard (episode 10, Commissioners)  In this episode, meet several of the Paducah Human Rights Commissioners.  18 minutes 

April 2014:  PHRC: Raising the Standard (episode 9, Victory Through Grace Ministries)  This episode features Chair Bernice Belt and Commissioner Shulorn Jeter discussing human and sex trafficking with Carol Smith and Kellie Russell of Victory Through Grace Ministries.  26 minutes    News Release (Victory Through Grace Ministries) >>

April 2014:  PHRC: Raising the Standard (episode 8, 50th Anniversary)  This episode features Chair Bernice Belt and Commissioner Shulorn Jeter discussing the Paducah Human Rights Commission's 50th Anniversary.  29 minutes     News Release (50th Anniversary) >>

January 2014:  PHRC, Raising the Standard (episode 7-Civil Rights Enforcement/Human Trafficking)  This episode features Assistant United States Attorney Amanda Gregory and Federal Bureau of Investigation Agent Mike Brown.  The first halfof the program focuses on civil rights enforcement by the United States Attorney's office. Segment two features a discussion on human trafficking.  59 minutes   News Release (Civil Rights Enforcement/Human Trafficking) >>

November 2013:  PHRC, Raising the Standard (episode 6-Juvenile Bullying)  In this episode, McCracken County Family Court Judge Cynthia Sanderson talks about juvenile bullying.  29 minutes     News Release (Juvenile Bullying) >>

November 2013:  PHRC, Raising the Standard (episode 5-Adult Bullying)  In this episode, Assistant McCracken County Attorney Sam Clymer talks about the prevalence of adult bullying. 28 minutes     News Release (Adult Bullying) >>

June 2013:  PHRC, Raising the Standard (episode 4)  In this episode meet three interns working with the Paducah Human Rights Commission.  27 minutes

May 2013:  PHRC, Raising the Standard (episode 3)  In this episode meet Mary Ann Taylor who works as the supervisor for education and outreach for the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights.  27 minutes     News Release (episode 3) >>

March 2013:   PHRC, Raising the Standard (episode 2)  In this episode learn about the educational initiatives launched by PRHC, the addition of student interns to the board, and two upcoming events.  28 minutes     News Release >>

February 2013:   PHRC, Raising the Standard (episode 1)  On this first episode hosted by PHRC Commissioners David White and Shulorn Jeter, the viewers learn about the board's mission and goals and meet several of the members of the board.  27 minutes     News Release >>

February 2011:  City Profile:  Human Rights Commission 2011 Events  WKCTC Television Production Coordinator Tom Butler interviews three members of the Paducah Human Rights Commission about the mission of the Commission and about two upcoming events:  14th Annual Fair Housing Luncheon and the 5th Annual Evening of Performance.  28 minutes; posted 2-21-11     News Release >>    

April 2010:   City Profile: Human Rights Commission   WKCTC Television Production Coordinator Tom Butler interviews three members of the Paducah Human Rights Commission.  Learn about the volunteer board and its role in the community in addition to details about the upcoming An Evening of Performance scheduled for May 21, 2010.  29 minutes; posted 4-7-10.    --News Release--

May 2009:   City Profile: An Evening of Performance   Tom Butler interviews Human Rights Commissioners Bernice Belt and Lanny King about the 3rd annual An Evening of Performance set for May 29, 2009 at the Carson Center.  29 minutes; posted 5-18-09