Studio 619 for October 12, 2008

by scrosby on October 17, 2008

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National Children’s Health Study

This complex and labor-intensive study aims to draw conclusions about the links between genetics and environmental factors on a child’s health and development. Eventually, 100,000 kids will be enrolled at 105 sites around the country, and followed by researchers from before birth until the age of 21. 1000 of those kids will come from Jefferson County. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland has the story.

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Louisville’s Center for Women and Families is participating in numerous events in the region as part of the observance. Rick Howlett spoke with the center’s Corissa Phillips about her facility and domestic violence, which she says is still a pervasive problem across America.

Energy: The Nation and Kentucky

A major topic during the Presidential campaign process has been energy. Meanwhile, state lawmakers are trying to find a way to make the energy goals of Kentucky line up with the energy goals of the country. Kentucky Public Radio’s Lisa Autry has more.

Art and Jails

Jails aren’t pretty, and their not supposed to be. But now jails have programs to help inmates turn their lives around, and in Louisville art is part of the mix.

World Hunger Relief Program

Louisville-based Yum! Brands has announced a renewal of its effort to fight hunger in Louisville and around the world. The company, which owns KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and other restaurant chains, recently unveiled a five-year commitment to the United Nations World Food Programme, as well as continued financial support of Louisville’s Dare To Care Food Bank.

Rick Howlett spoke with Yum! Brands Vice-President of Communications Laura Mellilo Barnum about the battle against hunger.

Third District Congressional Debate

Congressman John Yarmuth faces an election challenge this year from the woman he unseated two years ago, Republican Anne Northup. The two candidates debated last week at Louisville Forum. Here’s a portion of their discussion, which was moderated by WHAS-TV’s Mark Hebert.

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