Kids & The Court System

Children can find themselves involved in the court system for many reasons – from witnessing or being the victim of a crime, to custody disputes in divorces. Because testifying in court and being involved in legal conflict can be traumatic, safeguards are in place to make sure there’s a neutral adult who is watching out for the child’s interests during the proceedings. Listen to the Show

Kids Count in Kentucky & Indiana

If you need anymore evidence of our nation’s troubled economy, you need not look any further than the kids of Kentucky and Southern Indiana. The most recent Kids Count report shows an increase in the number of children living in poverty in our region, as well as an increase in children who qualify for free or reduced lunches. It’s not all bad news though, as the same report shows a reduction in teen births and high school dropouts. Listen to the Show

Visual Art Association Celebrates Centennial

One hundred years ago, a group of Louisvillians launched what has become the city’s oldest arts organization. Now, it’s celebrating its founding. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. The Louisville Visual Art Association started out with an exhibition in 1909. On Tuesday it kicks off a year-long celebration. It includes an exhibit from the association’s Children’s Free… Continue reading Visual Art Association Celebrates Centennial

Art Projects at Local Jail Reach Beyond the Bars

Jails aren’t pretty, and their not supposed to be. But now jails have programs to help inmates turn their lives around, and in Louisville art is part of the mix. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Jails across the country are overcrowded, and more than half of the 13 million people who are released from local jails… Continue reading Art Projects at Local Jail Reach Beyond the Bars

Louisville Library Celebrates Centennial

Louisville’s Free Public Library opened its doors 100 years ago today.  WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports on how our expectations of the library have changed. “Where are baby’s eyes? Look, they’re open wide. Can you see those peepers peek, peering side to side,” says librarian Catherine Braganza reading to a group of toddlers during “story time’… Continue reading Louisville Library Celebrates Centennial