Studio 619 for July 1, 2007

by scrosby on July 1, 2007

Louisville’s Smoking Ban

Louisville is under a new smoking ban this week. The ban applied to all Louisville businesses, except Churchill Downs. The enforcement comes despite attempts from bar and restaurant owners to block the ban.

The Louisville Metropolitan Hospitality Coalition has fought the ban with a lawsuit and then asked for an injunction to delay enforcement. A judge ruled last week the ban would go on as scheduled.

WFPL’s Heidi Caravan brings us details on the ban.

Supreme Court Case

Louisville was thrust into the national spotlight last week when the Supreme Court issued a ruling on a case dealing with Jefferson County Public School’s school assignment plan.

The high court determined the school system was acting unconstitutionally when it used race as the sole factor in assigning students to schools.

For more on the history of the case, and reaction to last week’s ruling, we turn to WFPL’s Heidi Caravan.

Robert Nixon

The University of Louisville is trying to make a Masters of Business Administration degree more obtainable for the full-time worker.

WFPL’s Julie Goodwin talks with the Associate Dean for the Masters Program, Robert Nixon, about a new MBA program developed for those interested in attending school part-time and working full-time.

David Eisenbach

Prior to the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City, gays in the media were portrayed as weak-willed and effete. The riots kicked off the Gay Power movement and changed the way media viewed homosexuals.

Join WFPL’s Robin Fisher as she talks with author David Eisenbach about his book “Gay Power: An American Revolution” and the gay power movement through the 1960’s to the end of the 20th Century.

A Day in the Life

A number of traffic violators choose to attend traffic school rather than pay a ticket. Kentucky State Traffic School Instructor Sandy Samuels talks with students about how to become better drivers. WFPL’s Julie Goodwin spent the day with Samuels and found out how she’s trying to make a difference.

Listen to the show.

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