Friday on State of the News, we spent some time with Kentucky Public Radio’s new Capitol Bureau Chief, Kenny Colston, reviewing events in Frankfort this first week of 2012, including Gov. Beshear’s State of the Commonwealth address, the budget, and a look ahead at some of the larger issues yet to play out this session […]
The Courier-Journal’s James Carroll is on the campaign trail in New Hampshire with Ron Paul. On Friday’s State of the News, he took a few minutes to catch us up on the GOP primary so far.
Our first State of the News in the new year began with the breaking news of the revised hospital merger with CHI and now just Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s, no longer involving University of Louisville Hospital; Devin Katayama had the details. Devin and Phillip Bailey had the latest on the status of the Occupy […]
Segment A: We’ll check in with WFPL staff on the news of the week, including the death of Gatewood Galbraith, and today’s breaking news on the merger of Jewish Hospital with Catholic Health Initiatives. Segment B: The Courier-Journal’s James Carroll is in New Hampshire with the Ron Paul campaign. We’ll check in with him. Then […]
Friday on State of the News, we spent some time with Courier-Journal writer Deborah Yetter, who authored or co-authored a series of recent reports on youth incarceration in Kentucky. Kentucky has one of the highest rates of youth incarceration in the country for status offenses (truancy and other noncriminal charges). It’s an expensive practice that […]
Friday morning a highly critical state audit of the Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) was released, and within hours Mayor Greg Fischer held a conference announcing that director Bud Schardein would be leaving, along with three members of the board of directors. This breaking story was the first item discussed on State of the News, […]
We started our weekly news round up today with a just-unfolding story about the MSD audit and Mayor Greg Fischer’s announcement regarding changes to MSD leadership and board of directors. Erica Peterson had just returned from the press conference and had details, and Phillip Bailey had additional observations. Rick Howlett and Devin Katayama reviewed the […]
Gabe Bullard hosts our weekly news round up today, and here’s a quick look at some of the topics. 1:06pm: Metro news stories including the MSD shake up, hospital merger documents, the release of child welfare documents, Archbishop Kelly’s passing, and questions about one of Mayor Fischer’s advisors, among others. 1:30pm: Kentucky has one of […]
Laura Ungar at the Courier-Journal wrote extensively this week about the FDA’s ban on blood donations from men who have had sexual contact with other men. She joined us Friday on State of the News to talk about the reasoning behind the rule, and why it seems to be continuously under fire.
Earlier this week it was revealed that Joe Reagan, president and CEO of Greater Louisville Inc., is a finalist for the top job at the St. Louis Regional Chamberand Growth Association. Reagan makes approximately $370,000 annually here, and some of the operating budget of GLI comes from the City of Louisville. In recent years, a […]