State of the News

There’s a possible resolution to the long lingering dispute between Louisville Firefighters and Metro government. H1N1 news is everywhere from the first death in Louisville to availability of the vaccine. Flood assistance is coming to an end. And what does a recent report show about who is raising the most money in the upcoming US Senate race?

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Tecumseh, Native America and the other American Dream

Tecumseh, for many of us it’s a name that conjures up images of wide prairies, long headdress, old Westerns on a Saturday afternoon. But Tecumseh was a man with a vision, and his vision was a united Native American nation. Along with his brother, Tenskwatawa “the Prophet”, Tecumseh managed to form a confederacy of several tribes and fought passionately for their beliefs.

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Social Entrepreneurs & Innovators

Many of us say to ourselves (or others) “I’d like to do more, give back, volunteer, but I don’t have the time”. If a busy career keeps you too occupied to fulfill your altruistic side, maybe you should combine the two and become a social entrepreneur. Or, maybe you were one of the many who applied for the Social Innovation prize offered by the Metro United Way.

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Civil Rights & Persons Diagnosed with a Mental Illness

When you think about accessibility for people with disabilities, you might think about wheelchair ramps or parking accommodations. But people diagnosed with mental illness are also covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act. So why are they often left out of the conversation, even though they often experience discrimination in employment, housing, and many other areas?

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Guys & Divas: High School Musicals in Southern Indiana

The outsider. The popular girl. The new kid. The former gang member. They sound like characters in a stereotypical coming-of age movie, but they’re real teenagers featured in a recent documentary on Showtime, and they’re from our own back yard. Guys ‘n’ Divas: Battle of the High School Musicals, puts a spotlight on high school musical theatre programs in Southern Indiana.

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Founders: The People Who Brought You a Nation

You can’t spend a dollar without seeing his portrait or wave a flag without knowing what they stood for. George Washington and the Founding Fathers are the most famous men of American history, but what about the unsung heroes of the American Revolution? In his new book “Founders: The People Who Brought You a Nation,” Ray Raphael addresses the roles lesser known figures played in the development of our country.

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What Does It Take to Run a Family Farm?

This week, WFPL’s Summer Docs Series will begin airing Five Farms, a five part documentary depicting the varied lives of America’s Family Farmers. Monday, we will speak with Executive Producer Wesley Horner about the documentary. Some of our local family farmers will also join the conversation to talk about their own trials and triumphs on the farm.

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The Truth about Chemo

What crosses your mind when you hear the word chemotherapy? In the movies and on TV, chemo patients are usually portrayed as gaunt, bald, unable to keep food down, and very sick. Great strides have been made in treating and preventing the side effects that can make the chemo experience so miserable. Even so, studies have shown that some cancer patients fear chemo and its side effects more than they fear their possible mortality from cancer.

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