State of the News 2/10/12

We began the program today with updates on the Kentucky Opera and the Louisville Orchestra.  Gabe Bullard explained how and why the Kentucky Opera is hiring community musicians for their production next weekend, and the Orchestra’s offer of binding arbitration to their musicians in the midst of their protracted dispute. In education news, Devin Katayama […]

Today on State of the News

Segment A: We’ll hear this week’s metro news, including No Child Left Behind waivers for Kentucky and Indiana, and Chief Administrative Officer William Summers’ retirement from city government. Segment B: Kenny Colston joins us from Frankfort with a conversation about what’s happened this week in the legislature. We’ll also listen to Phillip M. Bailey‘s interview […]

NPR Health Blogger Scott Hensley on Birth Control Recall, $10 Million in Fines to Red Cross, NCAA’s Sickle Cell Testing: State of the News

This week, patients taking certain kinds of birth control pill found out they may be at risk for unplanned pregnancy. Drug company Pfizer said a mislabeling problem lead to inactive, placeholder pills to be put out of order within the packaging, so women could be taking the non-functioning medicine at the wrong time of the […]

Are Louisville’s Shelters Unsafe? LEO’s Anne Marshall on Options for Homeless Population: State of the News

In early January, when Mayor Fischer joined us for a news special, we received calls from homeless Louisville residents who were staying at the Occupy Louisville encampment because they said they felt unsafe in the city’s traditional homeless shelters. In the current issue of LEO Weekly, Anne Marshall takes a look at shelter options and […]

State of the News 2/3/12

We started the weekly news round up and discussion with the fresh story about Mayor Fischer announcing the final candidates for the Police Chief position; Gabe Bullard ran it down.  Erica Peterson explained how Kentucky air regulators are asking the federal government to declare the Louisville in compliance with air quality standards; the Division of […]

Today on State of the News

1:06:30: This week’s Metro news. 1:26: A conversation with Capital Bureau Chief Kenny Colston about what’s happened this week in Frankfort. 1:37 Scott Hensley from NPR’s health blog, Shots, joins us to talk health news—including the Pfizer’s recall of mislabeled birth control pills that could put users at risk for unplanned pregnancy. 1:50 LEO Weekly’s […]

Ideas to Address Louisville Budget Shortfall: State of the News

Louisville, like many U.S. cities, is facing challenges with a serious budget shortfall.  Metro Government faces a potential $42 million deficit over the next two years, with $12 million that must be cut over the next six months and a projected $30 million deficit next fiscal year. On State of the News Friday, WFPL’s political […]