Sneak Preview: Noise & Notes Podcast

For over a year, WFPL’s political editor Phillip M. Bailey has written the Noise & Notes political blog. Now he has something for your ears. Download. The Noise & Notes podcast is a weekly conversation between Phillip and another politically-minded person. They could be a reporter, an author or even a politician. For the pilot,… Continue reading Sneak Preview: Noise & Notes Podcast

Hospital Merger Partners Discuss Transparency, Employee Benefits, Care Changes and Religious Doctrine

The principal players in a pending hospital merger say they’ve been as open as they can be with the public about the potentially multi-billion dollar deal. The consolidation of University of Louisville Hospital, Jewish/St. Mary’s Healthcare and Catholic Health Initiatives will result in a statewide care network and a $320 million cash infusion to the… Continue reading Hospital Merger Partners Discuss Transparency, Employee Benefits, Care Changes and Religious Doctrine

State of the News 9/9/11 [Full Audio]

Today on our round-table news discussion show, the WFPL news team got started with an update that had just broken within the previous hour, Judy Green‘s decision to voluntarily resign from her Metro Council seat.  Political Editor Phillip M. Bailey and reporter Devin Katayama discussed the latest news and what it means.  Gabe Bullard discussed… Continue reading State of the News 9/9/11 [Full Audio]

EPA’s Gwen Keyes Fleming on Here and Now

Last week, EPA officials toured eastern Kentucky, and WFPL’s Erica Peterson tagged along to report on the visit. They stopped in four communities, and spoke with residents concerned about the environmental impacts of mining. On Here and Now today, we heard Erica’s interview with Gwen Keyes Fleming,  EPA Region 4 Administrator, as well as her… Continue reading EPA’s Gwen Keyes Fleming on Here and Now

State of the News 8/19/11 [Full Audio]

Rick Howlett hosted our weekly news round up today and we dug into the meaty stories of the week.  Devin Katayama discussed the start of class at JCPS and bus route performance.  Gabe Bullard explained the Insight Cable sale and the recent bankruptcy hearing with the Louisville Orchestra.  Phillip Bailey talked about the attempt to… Continue reading State of the News 8/19/11 [Full Audio]

State of the News 8/12/11 [Full Audio]

State of the News today covered a broad range of topics, including the latest on Kentucky state senator Perry Clark; a new life preserver ordinance for children proposed in Louisville; the latest local environmental news headlines; drug tests for Louisville EMS employees; and the results of the Merger 2.0 task force survey, among other stories. … Continue reading State of the News 8/12/11 [Full Audio]

Museum Plaza: Reactions to Aborted Project [Audio]

Today on Here and Now, we heard Gabe Bullard’s feature on the failure of the much-touted Museum Plaza project.  After airing the feature, Gabe spoke with Todd Mundt about local reaction to the cancellation, what the cancellation means to the MFA program at the University of Louisville, and how the failure reflects – or does… Continue reading Museum Plaza: Reactions to Aborted Project [Audio]

What is Story Exchange? John Barth of PRX [Audio]

A handful of WFPL listeners making small contributions was responsible for the funding of Erica Peterson’s recent three-part series on coal ash though an experimental funding mechanism called Story Exchange.  It’s a new model that asks the question, “What if local public radio stations with loyal news audiences were able to pitch ambitious story and… Continue reading What is Story Exchange? John Barth of PRX [Audio]

Looking Back and Forward to Forecastle [Audio]

The Halfway to Forecastle Festival took place a few weeks ago and by all reports was a success both artistically and commercially.  This was the first Halfway since founder JK McKnight partnered with AC Entertainment, and featured electronic/dance acts like Big Boi, RJD2, Twin Shadow, and Pretty Lights.  The next event will be the full-scale… Continue reading Looking Back and Forward to Forecastle [Audio]