Studio 619 for July 20, 2008

by scrosby on July 25, 2008

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Museum Plaza

After being delayed in January, construction on Museum Plaza still hasn’t resumed. WFPL’s Gabe Bullard has more on why the project may end up taking longer, and costing more than planned.

Construction Costs

AGC of America’s chief economist Ken Simonson has more to say on the rising price of construction. Hear his full conversation with WFPL’s Gabe Bullard.

Drug Court

Last July, Jefferson County’s Drug Court was removed from the umbrella of the County Attorney’s Office and placed under a statewide funding program. WFPL’s Stephanie Sanders checked in with the program.

Kentucky Space Project

On Monday, July 14th, the Kentucky Space program launched a low-orbit balloon to gather data for future launches. Program advisor and Morehead State University professor Dr. Ben Malphrus talked to WFPL’s Gabe Bullard about the mission and the future of Kentucky’s unique space program.

Sidney D. Crosier

For all of the unsung artists in the world there must be a common dream; at some point during their life or later, someone in the world will come to recognize and appreciate their talent. Well that is happening now to Sidney D. Crosier of Corydon, Indiana.

Crosier was a promising artist, as a student he exhibited with the Art Academy of Cincinnati and the prominent art critic C.J. Bulliet was a fan. But unless you are a Corydon native, you’ve probably never heard of him. And even if you are from Corydon, what you’ve heard most likely has nothing to do with his art.

Larry Ordner and The Carnegie Center for Art and History in New Albany is out to change that. Join WFPL’s Robin Fisher as she talks with Ordner, co-curator of the exhibit Sidney D. Crosier; Hoosier Art Pioneer; A Sesquicentennial Reflection, 1858-1930.  

Hunter S. Thompson

Susan Sweeney Crum interviews Hunter S. Thompson biographer William McKeen about his new book, Outlaw Journalist.

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