FUNDED: Can Local Food Fight the Obesity Epidemic?

UPDATE: Listeners have provided the extra funding necessary for us to produce this story. Thanks for your support! The locavore movement is alive and well in Louisville. Local growers produce and sell beautiful food at farmer’s markets all over the city, and that beautiful food ends up on our tables. But obesity is a growth… Continue reading FUNDED: Can Local Food Fight the Obesity Epidemic?

Louisville Public Schools: At the Crossroads

The Jefferson County Public Schools is at a crossroads. The board has fired the current superintendent, test scores remain low, and the state has intervened at four low-performing schools. Many parents are exasperated by these problems, and frustrated with the new student assignment plan and the long bus rides their children must endure. What will… Continue reading Louisville Public Schools: At the Crossroads

Are Urban Industries Endangering Neighborhoods?

Louisville’s Rubbertown neighborhood is home to the largest carbide (a chemical compound) furnace in the world. Several miles east, the Butchertown neighborhood hosts one of the nation’s largest urban slaughterhouses. There were accidents at both of these facilities in the same week in late March, and the city is developing a new notification system for… Continue reading Are Urban Industries Endangering Neighborhoods?

FUNDED: The Bridges and the Environment

UPDATE: WFPL listeners have funded this story – THANKS! And watch for news of when it will air. After years of wrangling, the Ohio River Bridges Project is finally moving forward. Supporters tout the benefits, including more economic growth, fewer traffic tie-ups, modernized infrastructure. But what’s the environmental impact of these new bridges? Will the… Continue reading FUNDED: The Bridges and the Environment

FUNDED: Is It Time To Get Serious About Coal Ash?

UPDATE: WFPL listeners have funded this story – THANKS! Read and listen to the three part series. Coal-burning power plants produce coal ash. Environmental groups say toxins in the coal ash are seeping into ground water at some dump sites, including three in Kentucky. Power companies say they can safely store it, and LG&E wants… Continue reading FUNDED: Is It Time To Get Serious About Coal Ash?

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