Studio 619 for December 23, 2007

by scrosby on December 23, 2007

Bali Conference

United Nations climate change talks wrapped up in Bali, Indonesia last week. Louisville’s Metro Air Pollution Control District head Art Williams recently returned from that conference. He says he attended the proceedings to learn more about what cities and states might need to do to implement future climate change agreements. He spoke with WFPL’s Kristin Espeland about some of the major outcomes of Bali as well as what comes next.

Top Award for Arboretum

Bullitt County’s Bernheim Arboretum has just won the top award for green building from the U.S. Green Building Council. It’s the first project not only in Kentucky but surrounding states to achieve the council’s LEED platinum certification. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland takes us inside.

Corrections System

The Metro Corrections Vision 20/20 Commission is studying the crowding problem at Louisville’s eight-year-old jail. Heidi Caravan visits the jail and explains the panel’s role in helping to solve a complex problem.

Sojourn Community Church

The Sojourn Community Church finally found a permanent home in Louisville’s Germantown neighborhood. The new space and the church’s approach to worshipping have propelled its growth. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer found that Sojourn’s take on faith is part of a national phenomenon.

MetroCall

MetroCall has answered over three million calls on everything from jury duty information to local trivia. Louisville was one of the first cities in the U.S. to start such a service. MetroCall workers answer questions and put callers in touch with other agencies they need – it also is a clearinghouse in time of crisis, like during Hurricane Katrina when it took requests for housing and donations. Tune in to hear a bit about MetroCall’s history and how the service continues to grow.

Thirty Second Wine Advisor

Maybe you’re a wine lover, or you are just starting to learn about wine but don’t really know where to turn. Got thirty seconds? Local food critic and wine connoisseur Robin Garr has just the book for you.

The 30 Second Wine Advisor is Garr’s first published collection of his e-mail newsletter of the same name. WFPL’s Robin Fisher as she talks with Garr about the book, how to pick a great wine and what wine goes best with Spam.

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