Studio 619 for March 4, 2007

by scrosby on March 4, 2007

“Faces and Voices of Recovery”

An HBO documentary, set to air March 15th, will focus on medical, legal and social aspects of addiction. In response to this, the Louisville-based ” Healing Place” is teaming up with the national organization, “Faces and Voices of Recovery” to talk about ways to improve recovery efforts locally. The Field Director for “Faces and Voices,” Tom Coderre was in Louisville recently to help generate grassroots activities leading up to the HBO special. WFPL’s Julie Goodwin’s spoke with Tom Coderra about the program.

Maned Wolves

The endangered species of maned wolves added another trio last month, as a litter was born at the Louisville Zoo. The pups are not available for viewing yet, in part because of the cold weather, but General Animal Curator Steven Wing also says they are pretty helpless their first few months. There are only one hundred maned wolves in this country – now five of them live at the Louisville Zoo. Tune in to Studio 619 as Steven Wing talks about the pups with WFPL’s Heidi Caravan.

Grawemeyer Awards

The Grawemeyer Award in Music Composition is among the most highly sought and revered prizes in music. It’s awarded annually, through an anonymous process, to a composer and their composition that has been premiered in the previous four years.

Karolyn Smardz Frost

In 1985 Karolyn Smardz Frost began a journey she calls her passion. As the director of an archaeological dig in Toronto, she oversaw the excavation Thornton and Lucie Blackburn’s house. In 1831 the Blackburns were Kentucky slaves who escaped via the Underground Railroad. For two people who simply wanted to be free and together, they changed history from Michigan to Toronto. Listen in as WFPL’s Robin Fisher talks with Smardz Frost about her new book “I’ve Got a Home in Glory Land: A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad”.

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