Week Two Without Sherman-Minton Bridge: State of the News

Yesterday on State of the News WFPL’s Phillip Bailey recapped all the recent events regarding the Sherman-Minton bridge closure, including excerpts and analysis of President Barack Obama‘s visit to the Brent Spence bridge, and Friday’s announcement from inspectors that the Sherman-Minton Bridge will not need to be completely replaced.  WFPL’s Devin Katayama filled us in […]

Sherman-Minton Repair; Drug Shortages in Louisville; Unrest Among Facebook & Netflix Users; “WTF” Host Marc Maron: Today on State of the News

Segment A: WFPL’s news staff discusses this week’s news, including excerpts and analysis of President Barack Obama‘s visit to the Brent Spence bridge, and this morning’s announcement that the Sherman-Minton Bridge will not need to be completely replaced. Segment B: Growing numbers of patients being treated for cancer aren’t able to get the medicines they […]

Looking Back at Week One of the Sherman Minton Bridge Closure

Most of us have, in some way or another, been affected by the closure last week of the Sherman Minton Bridge. Commuters are spending extra hours on the road every day, lawmakers are trying to reassure their constituents, and businesses are sweating about lost customers and productivity that could last for half a year or […]

NPR’s Tom Bowman on Medal of Honor Recipient Dakota Meyer

Former Marine Corporal Dakota Meyer was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor last week, becoming the third living recipient of the nation’s highest combat honor and first living Marine recipient of the award since the Vietnam War. Tom Bowman covered the story for NPR, and he joined us Friday on State of the News to […]

Councilwoman Judy Green’s Removal from Office

Allegations that Metro Councilwoman Judy Green misspent taxpayer money and unethically employed members of her family, among other things, were found to be true last week by a bipartisan charging committee. It’s the first time an elected official has been removed in Metro Government history. Phillip M. Bailey has been with the story since the […]

Eric Crawford on UK-UofL Football

This evening at 7pm, the commonwealth’s two biggest schools meet on the gridiron. While this year’s game has made headlines for its controversial sponsor, we took some time on Friday’s State of the News to preview the game solely from a sports perspective, with the Courier-Journal’s Eric Crawford, and ask him if the game will […]

State of the News 9/16/11 [Audio]

Segment A: We looked back at the week’s metro news, including the removal of Councilwoman Judy Green and the planned changes at some LG&E plants. Segment B: Shea Van Hoy and Daniel Suddeath from News and Tribune joined our own Gabe Bullard & Phillip M. Bailey to talk about week one without the Sherman-Minton Bridge. […]

Local Reaction to Obama Jobs Plan: State of the News

President Barack Obama announced his job creation plan Thursday night. The Courier-Journal’s Chris Otts visited us Friday on State of the News to discuss the local employment climate, and reactions from local companies and local workers. He also discussed a new student housing venture at the University of Louisville, Cardinal Towne, an “affiliated housing” complex […]