Studio 619 for July 29, 2007

by scrosby on July 29, 2007

Americans with Disabilities

In 1990 the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed to assure equal access to services, buildings and transportation to the nation’s disabled. It’s been seventeen years and the act is still in the implementation stages, with transportation being one of the main issues. Join WFPL’s Robin Fisher as she talks with Marilyn Golden, Policy Analyst for the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund about para transit issues for our community and the nation.

Eugene Drucker

A violinist turned novelist explores the transformative power of music in his new book The Savior. Eugene Drucker is a member of the Emerson String Quartet and an eight-time Grammy Award winner. His first attempt at fiction writing is the story of Gottfried Keller, a German violinist during World War II. He spoke with WFPL’s Stephanie Sanders.

Presidential Primaries

Is America’s current presidential primary system broken? Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson believes it is.

And as Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh reports, Grayson is backing a plan to fix it.

Olmstead Parks Path Project

Louisville Metro Parks is asking for public opinion on the Olmstead Parkways Multi-Use Path Project. The long-term plan is to create a system along the four Olmsted Parkways. The effort will use the original design intended by Frederick Law Olmsted and it will also fit into the “City of Parks” initiative. In this interview with Metro Parks Public information Officer Jason Cissell, WFPL’s Heidi Caravan gets an update on the project.

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