Religious News with Peter Smith: State of the News

Do voters like their candidates talking religion on the campaign trail? The Courier-Journal’s Peter Smith brought us up to date on religious news—including research that seeks to answer that question—on Friday’s State of the News. We also talked about the latest on whether Amish buggies will be allowed to display reflective tape rather than orange […]

Starlings Flock to Oldham County, C-J’s Emily Hagedorn Explains: State of the News

On Friday’s State of the News, we heard about the tens of thousands of birds circling over Oldham County. It’s called a murmuration—when flocks of starlings come together and fly in dense formations—and it’s been happening nightly in LaGrange since late fall. Emily Hagedorn covered the story for the Courier-Journal, and she joined us to […]

Filmmaker John Paul Rice: State of the News

Filmmakers from all over the U.S. and abroad are gathering at Louisville’s Clifton Center this weekend for the 4th annual Derby City Film Festival. Mother’s Red Dress, It’s a story about a young man who leaves home after seeing his mother kill her abusive boyfriend, is one of the 56 films selected for screening. Filmmaker […]

State of the News 2/17/12

We started the show with metro news, including U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta‘s upcoming visit to Louisville, and the end of Kentucky’s Virtual High School program. In our second segment, Kenny Colston joined us to talk about managed care companies’ claim that they’ve fixed problems with Medicaid payments, where the dropout bill and pseudoephedrine bill […]

Today on State of the News

Segment A: We’ll talk about this week’s metro news, including U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta‘s upcoming visit to Louisville, and the end of Kentucky’s Virtual High School program. Segment B: Kenny Colston joins us to talk about managed care companies’ claim that they’ve fixed problems with Medicaid payments, where the dropout bill and pseudoephedrine bill […]

Kenny Colston on Redistricting, Tax Reform Commission & More News from Kentucky Lawmakers: State of the News [Audio]

The State Senate had just passed Kentucky’s congressional redistricting plan when Capital Bureau Chief Kenny Colston joined us Friday on State of the News. He talked about the plan, new members named to the tax reform commission, Medicaid mismanagement and more in his review of the week in Frankfort.

The View From Washington With James R. Carroll: State of the News

James Carroll from the Courier-Journal’s Washington Bureau joined us Friday on State of the News to discuss politics from the nation’s capitol.  He weighed in on the GOP primaries, Mitch McConnell’s reelection fundraising for 2014, funds from Kentucky and Indiana flowing into GOP candidate coffers and President Obama’s reelection campaigns, the Conservative Political Action Conference, […]

Louisville Orchestra and Kentucky Opera Updates: State of the News

It was an eventful news week for both the Louisville Orchestra and the Kentucky Opera.  Friday on State of the News, WFPL’s Gabe Bullard explained how and why the Kentucky Opera is hiring non-union community musicians for their production of The Merry Widow next weekend.  He also reviewed the Louisville Orchestra’s offer of binding arbitration […]