Here and Now Today: More on bin Laden, Gas Prices, and Kentucky Derby Lore

The number of questions around what happened during the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound is growing. New details have emerged, and the Obama administration had to backtrack yesterday, saying, among other things, that Bin Laden did not have a gun, and his wife was not used as a human shield by him. We’ll get… Continue reading Here and Now Today: More on bin Laden, Gas Prices, and Kentucky Derby Lore

Louisville Metro Animal Services Review

The past few years have been turbulent at Louisville Metro Animal Services, marked by reports of inhumane treatment of animals, mistreatment of employees and poor management.  A review of the agency will be released soon. Tuesday on Here and Now, the WFPL News Department took a closer look the search for a new, permanent LMAS… Continue reading Louisville Metro Animal Services Review

Judy Green Ethics Hearing, Midday Update

A hearing on the ethics charges against Louisville Metro Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, began this morning at 9:30.  She has been charged with wrongdoing, unethical behavior and financial mismanagement in two separate complaints that stem from an audit and a separate police investigation.  WFPL’s Phillip M. Bailey has been at the hearing all day, and… Continue reading Judy Green Ethics Hearing, Midday Update

Here and Now Thursday: Judy Green’s Ethics Hearing, Southern Storms, Veracity in Creative Nonfiction

Here’s what we have planned for today at 1pm: A hearing into allegations surrounding Metro Councilwoman Judy Green is underway at this hour at Metro Hall. WFPL’s Political Editor Phillip M. Bailey is there covering the hearing live on our Twitter feed @wfplnews and he’ll speak with us live to bring us up to speed. The… Continue reading Here and Now Thursday: Judy Green’s Ethics Hearing, Southern Storms, Veracity in Creative Nonfiction

Vacant Property Crisis in Louisville’s West End

Recent census data show that parts of the Shawnee and Portland neighborhoods in west Louisville are 27% vacant. That’s a problem for everyone in the neighborhood and for all of us in the city.  To examine the issues, two guests joined Todd Mundt today on Here and Now:  Monica Brown, who has years of experience… Continue reading Vacant Property Crisis in Louisville’s West End

Louisville Flooding Update From Bud Schardein

April 2011 has set a record for rainfall at 13.6 inches so far – which translates to roughly 91 billion gallons of water dropped on the area.  More rain is expected tonight, and it appears the Ohio River will crest near the 33 foot mark.  Today the executive director of MSD, Bud Schardein, visited with… Continue reading Louisville Flooding Update From Bud Schardein

Here and Now Wednesday: Rain and Floods, the Obama Birth Certificate, West Louisville Neighborhoods

Here’s what we have planned for today at 1pm: The White House has released the long form version of President Obama’s birth certificate, showing that Barack Hussein Obama II was born at 7:24 pm on Aug. 4, 1961, at Kapiolani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital, within the city limits of Honolulu. Speaking today, the President said… Continue reading Here and Now Wednesday: Rain and Floods, the Obama Birth Certificate, West Louisville Neighborhoods

Tech Writer Steven Levy Discusses Google

Steven Levy chronicles the past and future of Google in his book, In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives.  While in Louisville for an evening talk at the library, he dropped by the WFPL studios to speak with Todd Mundt today during Here and Now. The two discussed Larry Page, who… Continue reading Tech Writer Steven Levy Discusses Google

Today on Here and Now: Floods, Google… No Connection Implied

Coming up at 1pm: The Midwest is bracing for several more days of torrential rain after powerful storms hammered Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, Tennessee and of course Kentucky yesterday. The Ohio River crest in Louisville is expected sometime tomorrow, and more heavy rain is on the way tonight and tomorrow. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers… Continue reading Today on Here and Now: Floods, Google… No Connection Implied

WFPL News: Today on Here and Now

Here’s what we have planned for Here and Now at 1pm: it’s turned out to be a pretty nice day, but there’s more rain on the way and the water is rising, flooding the riverfront and jeopardizing Waterfront Wednesday and some Derby events. MSD held a news conference a couple hours ago. We’ll get an… Continue reading WFPL News: Today on Here and Now