State of the News

The primary is behind us and the general election isn’t until November, so it’s time for candidates and voters alike to take a breath and look around. We’ll be doing just that on State of the News this week as we catch up on what’s been happening in the Metro and Washington.  Listen to the Show

Kentucky Primary Analysis

On Wednesday we’ll be looking back at the campaigns and the primary to talk about who won, who lost and what’s next. For Louisville Metro Mayor in the fall it will be a race between Greg Fischer, Hal Heiner and who knows how many independents. We know incumbent John Yarmuth will face Todd Lally for 3rd District US Congressman. It’s Rand Paul on the Republican side of the US Senate race, and Jack Conway for the Democrats. Join us with your election stories.You can also track the statewide results at this cool site from the Kentucky State Board of Elections.  Listen to the Show

Music Makes a City

That arts organizations struggle to stay afloat is not news. So how does an organization like the Louisville Orchestra stand above the crowd? Well, by doing something extraordinary of course! In 1948 the orchestra began commissioning new works from contemporary composers – and voila – the Louisville Orchestra became a star. “Music Makes the City” is a new documentary that chronicles the experiences of the Louisville Orchestra and allows us to explore its rich history. Join us this Tuesday as we learn more about the history of the Louisville Orchestra.  Listen to the Show

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Next Louisville: South/Southwest Louisville

Over the years South/Southwest Louisville has had farms, a mall (Westland anyone?), major department stores, and even a zoo! Nowadays the neighborhoods keep growing, but new retail development is hard to find. Residents are proud of their area and many who move away return, so why is it so hard to attract businesses? How can South/Southwest Louisville become a bigger player in the Metro?

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Rural Access to Health Care

f you get sick, you go to the doctor, right? If you can’t afford it or don’t have insurance, you might go to a low-income clinic or a doctor who accepts your Medicaid. But what if you live in a rural area and the nearest doctor who specializes in your problem is a hundred miles or more away? What if you can afford to make the trip for your surgery, but not the follow-up care you’ll subsequently need? This Wednesday we’ll be talking about access to health care in rural areas, and learn how some professionals are trying to increase the availability of care for people living outside of urban centers.

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