State of the News 1/27/12

As usual, we covered the major metro news stories of the week in the first segment of State of the News, getting started with the city budget deficit and some ideas to address it; Phillip Bailey provided an overview of the story.  Devin Katayama explained the findings of the JCPS curriculum audit, and the subsequent […]

Redistricting, Right to Work, Debate Audiences, Google’s Privacy Policy: Today on State of the News

Segment A: Metro news with the WFPL news staff. Segment B: KPR Capital Bureau Chief Kenny Colston with statehouse news, IPBS statehouse reporter Brandon Smith on Indiana’s right to work legislation, and Shelly Baskin from WKMS in Murray, on the murder of Hickman, KY Mayor Charles Murphy. Segment C: Rick Edmonds from the Poynter Institute […]

This Week in Frankfort: State of the News

Friday on State of the News, Kentucky Public Radio’s Capitol Bureau Chief, Kenny Colston, joined us to discuss the latest from Frankfort and elsewhere around the Commonwealth, including state budget and redistricting news. We also explored the gambling amendment, tax reform, industrial hemp, and the possibility of the private University of Pikeville becoming a state-supported […]

State of the News 1/20/12

State of the News got off to a start today with a discussion of Governor Beshear’s recent signing of the controversial redistricting bill; Phillip Bailey had the details.  The lean state budget will impact many, and Devin Katayama reported on what it means for the University of Louisville.  Erica Peterson described the recent firing of […]

Local and State News Recap; McConnell in Myanmar; Falls City Beer Reborn: Today on State of the News

A quick preview of the show today at 1pm: Segment A: We’ll check in with WFPL news staff on the major metro-area stories of the week. Segment B: Kentucky Public Radio’s Capitol Bureau Chief, Kenny Colston, joins us to discuss the latest from Frankfort and around the Commonwealth, including state budget and redistricting news. Then […]

State of the News 1/13/12

The news team assembled at 1pm for the weekly news round up, despite the 1/32nd inch dusting of snow threatening to paralyze the city today.  We looked at the major metro news stories in segment one, including Gabe Bullard’s review of Mayor Fischer’s annual state of the city address, and another year of budget shortfalls.  […]

City Budget and State of the City; Frankfort and Indianapolis Round Up; Space Simulation at Shawnee: State of the News

A quick look at today’s State of the News: Segment A: We’ll check in with WFPL staff on the news of the week, including Mayor Fischer’s State of the City Address, the student assignment plan at JCPS, hiring freeze at the University of Louisville, and Governor Beshear’s rejection of the revised hospital merger plans. Segment […]