Obama Changes Refinance Eligibility, Louisville Teacher to Participate in Tolerance Program, Louisville Orchestra Deal Rescinded?: Today on Here and Now

by Laura Ellis on October 24, 2011

1:06pm: President Obama will issue the first of a series of executive orders today. It will change the eligibility standards for a mortgage refinance program to help more underwater homeowners stay in their homes. We’ll learn how it will work.

1:34pm: WFPL’s Devin Katayama speaks with Kathleen Crawford. Crawford is a Louisville teacher who was recently selected to be an advisor to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance project.

1:40pm: We heard late last week that a deal had been reached between Louisville Orchestra musicians and management. Now it appears the offer the musicians accepted has been rescinded. WFPL’s Gabe Bullard is following the story, and he’ll join us to explain what’s going on.

1:43pm: Julia Butterfly Hill will speak in Louisville tonight. In the late 1990s, she spent two years living in Luna, an ancient California redwood tree to prevent loggers from cutting it down. Since then, Hill has continued efforts of civil disobedience, protesting oil pipelines, development and redirecting her taxes to Native American community programs. Hill speaks with WFPL’s Erica Peterson about the continued relevance of her tree-sit.

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