Studio 619 for February 4, 2007

by scrosby on February 4, 2007

Denny Crum Court

The basketball court at Louisville’s Freedom Hall is being named Denny Crum Court in honor of the former U of L coach who led the Cards to 675 victories and two national championships. WFPL’s Rick Howlett reports.

Critical Thinking

Kentucky Public Radio continues its series this week on critical and creative thinking in Kentucky’s colleges and Universities. This week, Kentucky Public Radio’s Charles Compton explores the hurdles such organizations have the make to put such training on its list of priorities.

James Ramsey

With an Orange Bowl victory among the school’s recent accomplishments, University of Louisville President James Ramsey focused his attention on the university’s athletic program during his recent State of the University address. Ramsey says the successes in the sports department allow the rest of the university to shine on a bigger stage.

American Bloomsbury

Known as the Transcendentalists, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, Louisa May Alcott and Margaret Fuller are all icons of early American literature. Susan Cheever, in her new book “American Bloomsbury”, brings them and others to life in Concord, Massachusetts in the late 1800’s. Listen in as WFPL’s Robin Fisher as she talks with Cheever about this extraordinary group of people. What Cheever terms, a “genius cluster.”

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