State of the News 8/12/11 [Audio Highlights]

by Brad Yost on August 12, 2011

Our roundtable discussion of the week’s big events was hosted by News Director Gabe Bullard.  Political Editor Phillip M. Bailey discussed the recent controversy over state Senator Perry Clark’s letter comparing President Barack Obama to Adolph Hitler.

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Later, WFPL’s Devin Katayama broke down the results of a survey that asked how Louisvillians feel about various aspects of merged government.

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And WFPL’s Erica Peterson summarized the week’s environment news, including the potential for LG&E rate increases, Metro Government’s fine for LG&E’s recent pollution law violations, and some forthcoming changes at a Rubbertown plant.

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In the next segment, Gabe Bullard talked with The Courier-Journal’s Jim Carroll about the congressional super committee that will tackle federal spending. They also talked about Kentucky junior Senator Rand Paul’s reputation and power on the hill.

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And what does it take to be a world champion auctioneer? In a livestock arena, it helps to be knowledgeable, fast and friendly. At least that’s what Harvest Public Media’s Eric Durban found out as he caught up with the newest champ. We listened to Eric’s report and asked him how exactly someone gets into cattle auctioneering.

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