After 30 Years, Miller’s Latest NBA Attempt Could Be His Last

As the NBA lockout nears the two week mark, players, managers and owners are no longer in talks about their franchises. For over thirty years, Louisville attorney J. Bruce Miller has been in talks to bring an NBA franchise to the city. But his latest attempt will most likely be his last. Bruce Miller’s law office… Continue reading After 30 Years, Miller’s Latest NBA Attempt Could Be His Last

State of the News 7/8/11 [Audio]

Today on our weekly news round up, we discussed the latest with the Ohio River Bridges Project, the enigmatic Benny Breeze, LMAS, Judy Green, the Louisville Clock, the new deck on the Big Four bridge, and new EPA regulations, among other local stories.  Jon Murray from the Indianapolis Star joined us to discuss the strange… Continue reading State of the News 7/8/11 [Audio]

Judy Green’s Second Ethics Case Preview [Audio]

Today at 2pm, the Louisville Metro Ethics Commission will deliberate the second complaint against Councilwoman Judy Green, with the embattled lawmaker facing potential removal from the council in the coming weeks. The charges in this second case were filed earlier this year by community activist Ed Springston.  He claims Green broke council rules by instructing… Continue reading Judy Green’s Second Ethics Case Preview [Audio]

State of the News 7/1/11 [Audio]

Our first July edition of State of the News includes segments on the court battle between Planned Parenthood and the State of Indiana, the search for a new Metro Animal Services director, new fireworks ordinances, the latest in the Judy Green saga, what’s next at the Fund for the Arts, some Lexington news, recent environmental… Continue reading State of the News 7/1/11 [Audio]

Janny Scott, Biographer of Obama’s Mother [Audio]

Today on Here and Now, Todd Mundt spoke with Janny Scott, author of A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mother.  Scott is speaking tonight at 7pm at the Louisville Free Public Library (admission is free; a limited number of standby seats may be available at the start of the program). Until recently,… Continue reading Janny Scott, Biographer of Obama’s Mother [Audio]

News Special: Summer Jobs for Youth [Audio]

WFPL held an hour-long news special today about the tight employment market and tough prospects for young job-seekers, both locally and nationally.  In the post-recession economy, more older workers are taking the low-wage jobs that used to be the staples of teen employment. People are also retiring later, which may mean a decrease in open… Continue reading News Special: Summer Jobs for Youth [Audio]

Recognizing World Blood Donor Day [Audio]

Today is World Blood Donor Day, and Graham Shelby spoke with Katie Mulloy of the Red Cross on Here and Now.  They discuss the logistics of the blood supply and utilization chains, and the need for – and importance of – regular donations.  Consider making an appointment to give blood tomorrow, 6/15, at Louisville Public… Continue reading Recognizing World Blood Donor Day [Audio]

Shakespeare Behind Bars [Feature]

Shakespeare Behind Bars is opening its 16th season today at the Luther Luckett Correctional Complex in Lagrange with a production of The Merchant of Venice. The non-profit theatre company uses the works of Shakespeare as a way to teach life skills to prison inmates to help them with the eventual transition back to society. The… Continue reading Shakespeare Behind Bars [Feature]

State of the News 6/10/11 [Audio]

Today on State of the News, we heard about the major metro news stories, including last night’s Rubbertown meeting, the mayor’s budget, and the search for a JCPS superintendent. Then we crossed the river to get the story on the battle over Planned Parenthood funding in Indiana. Rounding out the hour we checked in with… Continue reading State of the News 6/10/11 [Audio]