Discretionary Spending on the Metro Council, Opera With No Orchestra, the Ford Focus and More: Today on State of the News

1:06pm: We’ll check in with WFPL news staff about the stories they’ve covered this week.

1:26pm: The Courier-Journal’s Jere Downs joins us from the L.A. Auto Show to talk about the new Ford Focus that will be manufactured in Louisville. Then we’ll check in with C-J’s Elizabeth Kramer about how the opera will proceed with no orchestra.

1:40pm: We’ll talk with author Michael L. Jones about his American Slaves Inc. story on the cover of this week’s LEO.

1:48pm: We’ll listen to, and speak with the producer of, Michigan Radio’s environmental series, Living Next to Heavy Industry.