Studio 619 for November 4, 2007

by scrosby on November 4, 2007

Election Coverage

Louisvillians will vote Tuesday on a ballot measure that would increase the city’s occupational tax and remove the Louisville Free Public Library from the umbrella of Metro Government. WFPL’s Stephanie Sanders brings us the details of the referendum and consequences that come with voting for it – and against it.

Plus, a look at Kentucky’s gubernatorial candidates from an environmental perspective, profiles of the candidates for lieutenant governor and a round-up of other statewide races.

Festival of Faiths

Now in its 12th year, Louisville’s annual Festival of Faiths take place this week. The theme is “Birth and Creation,” it’s part of a four-year series on different life cycles through the lens of various faith traditions.

WFPL’s Stephanie Sanders spoke with Mark Steiner of the Center for Interfaith Relations about this year’s event and the history of the Festival in Louisville.

Con Lehane

The hard-boiled detective novel has a rich history. From Dashiell Hammett to Ross MacDonald, the detectives have been hot on the trail of the criminals while watching out for the dames.

Writer Con Lehane carries on this tradition with his reluctant detective – bartender Brian McNulty. Join WFPL’s Robin Fisher as she talks with Lehane about his new book “Death at the Old Hotel: A Bartender Brian McNulty Mystery”.

Lehane will be in Louisville Thursday evening at 7:00 for a book signing at Carmichael’s Bookstore on Frankfort Avenue. Mr. Lehane will also be part of the 2007 Kentucky Book Fair in Frankfort, KY on Saturday, November 10th.

Listen to the show.

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