Modified Hospital Merger Announced, Ron Paul in New Hampshire, Kentucky General Assembly’s First Week, DC’s “Blelvis”: Today on State of the News

Segment A: We’ll check in with WFPL staff on the news of the week, including the death of Gatewood Galbraith, and today’s breaking news on the merger of Jewish Hospital with Catholic Health Initiatives.

Segment B: The Courier-Journal’s James Carroll is in New Hampshire with the Ron Paul campaign. We’ll check in with him. Then we’ll look at the Kentucky General Assembly’s first week in session with Kentucky Public Radio’s new Capitol Bureau Chief, Kenny Colston.

Segment C: This Sunday would have been Elvis Presley’s 77th birthday, and we’re going to listen to a piece about a citizen of Washington, DC who calls himself Blelvis, an “Elvisologist.” We’ll hear the story of how radio producer Sam Greenspan sought him out to find out more about his story.