Veterans and PTSD

Most of us can’t imagine what it is like to serve in Iraq or Afghanistan. Or really, which it’s like to serve in any type of combat situation. It’s easy to think our veterans will be just fine once they get home. But for many, combat can’t simply be checked on the tarmac. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder affects both those who’ve served and their families. Join us on Thursday when we’ll hear personal stories and professional opinions for veterans and their families. You are invited to join the conversation.  Listen to the Show

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Exploring the Origins of American Political Thought

Inalienable rights, equality for all, the role of government – all American political ideals – right? Wrong. Many of the ideals we hold as being distinctly American actually have their origins in philosophers such as Thomas Hobbes, John Locke and Jean Jacques Rousseau. With the election coming fast on our heels, we thought we take a moment and explore the origins of our American political ideals. Join us with your thoughts and questions.  Listen to the Show

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Kentucky’s Drinking Water

Clean drinking water – fortunately most of us take it for granted. Sure, if you’re getting your water from the Ohio, right now there’s a funky taste, but those of us here in Louisville know we usually have really good tap water. For those of us out in the state, it varies by community. So, where does Kentucky get its drinking water, how do we know it is safe and what about the future? Join us on Tuesday when we talk with representatives from Kentucky’s two largest water providers, Louisville Water Company and Kentucky American Water. We welcome your questions and comments.   Listen to the Show

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Childhood Cancers

Cancer – it’s a word that can scare even the most stout of heart. But when you hear the diagnosis in connection with your child, your reaction can be paralyzing. We often think of cancer as an adult disease, but there are many common, and not so common, cancers that can affect children of any age. Join us on Monday when we learn more about childhood cancers, and call us with your questions.   Listen to the Show

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State of the News

It seems Kentucky has a problem with its nursing homes. On this week’s State of the News we’ll start the show by talking with Valarie Honeycutt Spears of the Lexington Herald Leader about her ongoing reporting on this topic. Next it’s on to the western part of the state for a report on the Olmsted Locks project. We’ll finish up the hour with a look at what’s going on in the Metro. Join us tomorrow for this week’s State of the News.  Listen to the Show

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Songs of Summer

The same types of music seem to appear and re-appear summer after summer, but no one seems to mind. In fact, that is what makes summer time so relaxing and enjoyable. These familiar songs bring back memories of the beach, fun in the sun, summer romances, and adventures with family and friends. Tune in on Monday as we talk about what makes a summer song, and how these hot jams make our summers all the more memorable. You just might find yourself singing along!  Listen to the Show

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What if I have Prostate Cancer?

We hear a lot about breast cancer, and some of the KFC branches are even pink. That’s a good thing. But did you know men are 35% more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than women are to be diagnosed with breast cancer? Add to that men’s reluctance to go to the doctor anyway, and you have a serious medical problem that no one wants to talk about. Join us on Wednesday when we will talk about prostate cancer, what it’s like to be diagnosed and the experience of treatment and recovery. Join us with your questions.   Listen to the Show

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State of the News

Well Kentucky finally has a budget, and Metro Council is working on the one for Louisville. There a plan in the works for Rubbertown and a new initiative to bring healthy food to our citizens. And then there’s that nasty pyramid scheme in Lexington . . . Join us on Friday for a round up of the recent news on this week’s State of the News.

State of the News

It’s been a mixed bag of news this week. We’re still waiting to hear about a new state budget, but Mayor Abramson’s last budget as mayor has been released. There’s going to be a new library in Fairdale and a bigger one in the Shawnee neighborhood. Our Business First colleagues are hot on the case of business news and LEO turns 20. Join us on Friday for our weekly State of the News.  Listen to the Show