Studio 619 for June 17, 2007

Metro Council interviews

In this week’s show, Studio 619 brings you the latest three interviews in our series of conversations with Louisville’s Metro Council members. This week, we talked with District Twenty-five Councilman Doug Hawkins and District Twenty-Six Councilwoman Ellen Call.

2010 World Equestrian Games

In three years, Kentucky will be the center of the equine universe, when the state hosts the 2010 World Equestrian Games.

Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh has an update on preparations for the games.

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz

The Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville has a new leader.  The Vatican announced last Tuesday morning that Joseph Kurtz, the Bishop of the Diocese of Knoxville, Tennessee, has been appointed to the post by Pope Benedict.

Later that day, Kurtz was formally introduced in Louisville as the new leader of the local archdiocese.

Carol Channing

The non-profit Music Theatre Louisville kicks off their 2007 season with a bang – The cast will perform Hello, Dolly! at the Iroquois Amphitheatre until June 24th. On June 20th, legendary Hello, Dolly! performer Carol Channing will be MTL’s guest of honor before the show. Channing is excited to return to Louisville, because she says the residents here really love the arts. Channing talked with WFPL’s Heidi Caravan before making the trip to Derby city.

Governor’s School for the Arts

In 1987, then-Governor Martha Layne Collins established the Governor’s School for the Arts. Over the past 20 years the program has become an unprecedented success with over 3,300 graduates from all across the state. Every year GSA students come together to study everything from architecture to musical theatre.

Join WFPL’s Robin Fisher as she talks with Executive Director Heather Weston Bell about how the program started and how it has changed over the years.

Listen to the show.