Journalist and author James Fallows is coming to Louisville this week to discuss his new book, China Airborne. In the book, Fallows explores the growth of the Chinese aerospace industry, and its role in helping the country develop and modernize other areas of its economy. He says in many ways the growth is comparable to […]
1:06: We preview Tuesday’s primary election in Kentucky, with WFPL’s Phillip M. Bailey, KPR’s Kenny Colston, and Joe Sonka from LEO Weekly. 1:20: WFPL’s Devin Katayama and Phillip M. Bailey covered yesterday’s shootings in West Louisville. They join us to talk about what is known and what remains unknown about the incidents, and what’s been […]
1:06pm: Should the morning-after pill be available on drug store shelves, next to condoms and other over the counter birth control? Right now “Plan B” emergency contraception is not. To get it, women have to prove they’re at least 17 years old or have a doctor’s prescription. But today the Food and Drug Administration is […]
In recent years, China has surpassed the United States in how much coal it burns for electricity. But China is also investing a lot of money in technology to burn the coal more cleanly. That’s the conclusions from a Kentucky trade delegation that just returned from a 10-day trip to Shanghai, Beijing and Inner Mongolia. […]
Journalist James Fallows is in Louisville today to speak at the Kentucky Chamber’s annual meeting. Fallows is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and a former editor of U.S. News and World Report, and delivered a speech based on a recent article on the future of coal. Last December, The Atlantic ran Fallow’s piece “Dirty […]
The Fortune 500 company purchased the two chains in 2002, and is now looking for buyers. Yum officials say the sale is necessary as Yum focuses on expanding its KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell chains domestically and internationally, specifically in China.
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels’s office has released his travel plans for an upcoming trip to China and Japan. Daniels and his companions will spend much of their time focusing on economic development.
For the first time, a sitting Kentucky governor will visit India. Governor Steve Beshear departs for Mumbai and New Delhi Friday.
A New York Times economic writer spoke in Louisville today about the codependent relationship between this country and China. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has details. (To listen to Peter Goodman’s entire talk, click on Listen to the Story.) Peter Goodman came to speak to the Louisville Committee on Foreign Relations. Goodman was previously The Washington Post’s […]
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels is back from his trade mission to Japan and China, but says it’s too soon to tell if the trip will result in more jobs coming to the Hoosier State. Daniels led a delegation of about 50 government and business leaders to the Far East. The group returned yesterday. The governor […]