Studio 619 for March 11, 2007

Registered Nurses Response Network

More than 100 Kentucky nurses have joined a new organization called the Registered Nurses Response Network, or RNRN. It was formed in response to the problems many nurses say they faced in attempts to volunteer during hurricane relief in the aftermath of Katrina. WFPL’s Julie Goodwin talks with RNRN members about how the organization hopes to provide support and coordination for volunteer nurses when the next disaster hits.

Summer Food Program

The Kentucky Department of Education is arranging a summer food program again this year. Sponsors provide meals and snacks for children from May until September when schools are taking the summer break. WFPL’s Heidi Caravan spoke with Kentucky Education Department’s Lisa Gross about the summer food program.

David Macauley

Have you ever wondered how what happens underneath a city, or how a thermometer works? Or how about the way in which a cathedral is built, or a shipwreck is recovered? Author and illustrator David Macaulay not only wondered; he set out to find out the answers to these questions and more. Join WFPL’s Robin Fisher as she talks with David Macaulay about his books and the current Speed Art Museum exhibit, Building Books: The Art of David Macaulay.

Bruce Adolphe

Composer Bruce Adolphe is one of the featured composers this weekend at a Louisville Orchestra concert titled “Animals: Real and Imagined.” It’s part of the LO’s OrKIDStra! series and features music from “The Chronicles of Narnia” and Adolphe’s “Oceanophony” and “Tyrannosaurus Sue”.

Adolphe is the co-founder of a company called PollyRhythm Productions, which focuses on combining education with classical music for children. He spoke with WFPL’s Stephanie Sanders.

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