State of the News 3/9/12

The weekly news round up began today with education news from reporter Devin Katayama discussing the two new temporary locations for over 1,000 Henryville, Indiana students who lost their classrooms in Friday’s tornado storms, along with some logistics regarding transportation and use of facilities.  Kentucky state Rep. Reginald Meeks, D-Louisville, is calling on Jefferson County […]

Today on State of the News

Segment A: We’ll start out with Metro news, including the latest on the Ohio River Bridges Project. Segment B: KPR’s Kenny Colston joins us with the week’s goings-on in Frankfort, then we turn to Joe Sonka from LEO, who reported on questions raised by Fair Board records, and the attempted ouster of Fair Board CEO […]

State of the News 3/2/12

Our weekly news round up got underway today with WFPL’s Devin Katayama describing the talk last evening by U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta at the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville.  Environmental reporter Erica Peterson described LG&E’s plans to establish a coal ash landfill in Trimble County, along with reactions of local residents.  Devin […]

Today on State of the News

Segment A: In our metro news segment, we’ll speak with WFPL’s Erica Peterson about a proposed ash landfill in Trimble County. Devin Katayama will report on Defense Secretary Leon Panetta‘s visit to Louisville this week, and Erin Keane shares her review of the Veri**on Play. Segment B: Kenny Colston joins us with the latest from […]

Anne Marhsall on Race & Discipline in JCPS: State of the News

Social justice groups call it the school-to-prison pipeline. It’s a system by which children—disproportionately poor kids, black kids, victims of abuse or neglect, or those living with learning disabilities—are funneled out of public schools and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems. Once a student has been labeled by teachers as a discipline problem, that […]

State of the News 2/24/12

We started with Devin Katayama this week, who told us about the news this week that the Koch family owners of Indiana’s Holiday World, are planning to re-open Kentucky Kingdom under a new name: Bluegrass Boardwalk. Devin also caught us up on the almost-ouster-but-eventual-retention of Fair Board president Harold Workman. Gabe Bullard talked about the […]