Every Friday at 1:00pm we gather journalists together in a round-table to talk about the most interesting stories they covered. Today we examine the court battle between Planned Parenthood and the State of Indiana, the search for a new Metro Animal Services director, new fireworks ordinances in Louisville and Lexington, what’s next at the Fund for the Arts, recent environmental news, and much more.
The top stories of the week included wild weather, Judy Green facing her accusers in the Metro Council, devastating layoffs at Gannett and the Courier-Journal, several environmental stories, the Charlie White saga, and much more. Listen in below.
On the weekly news roundup today we discussed recent education news, starting with JCPS’ new superintendent. Later we covered some environmental stories, the latest in the Judy Green saga, and a statewide hospital partnership. In the final segment, we cover the Bowling Green terrorism arrests with Jim Carroll of the Courier-Journal and Dan Modlin of WEKU.
Today on State of the News, we heard about the major metro news stories, including last night’s Rubbertown meeting, the mayor’s budget, and the search for a JCPS superintendent. Then we crossed the river to get the story on the battle over Planned Parenthood funding in Indiana. Rounding out the hour we checked in with David Weidner of Marketwatch for the latest financial news, and with Brian X. Chen of Wired Magazine for some tech news.
Today on State of the News we talked to WFPL’s Phillip M. Bailey and Dalton Main about Whiskey Row, the Louisville Metro Animal Services audit, and other local and regional stories. Then we joined Here & Now for a look at Mississippi River flooding, and what life is like in Japan two months after the earthquake and tsunami.
Today on State of the News, we heard the latest on Louisville Metro Council member Judy Green’s ethics hearing, and the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education’s proposals to increase college tuition. We also assess the damage from this week’s stormy weather across the region and check in on the waning hours of the Indiana General Assembly session.