Gingrich Leads Poll, Tea Party on Romney, Ear X-Tacy Closure on NPR, Future Classics: Today on Here and Now

Some highlights from today’s show. 1:06pm Because of his long career in politics, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he’s ready for the scrutiny that comes with being at the top in the polls.  The GOP candidates head into another debate tonight where Gingrich is expected to come under attack because of his newfound frontrunner […]

Ear X-Tacy, Whiskey Row, Chief White’s Departure, Saturn Exploration, College Sports Realignment: Today on State of the News

Segment A: We’ll catch up on metro news with WFPL staff, including the latest on the Louisville Orchestra and Whiskey Row, as well as the departure of Police Chief Robert White. Join us at 502-814-8255 with your thoughts on the week’s news. Segment B: We’ll listen to Phillip M. Bailey‘s conversation with Better Days owner […]

Ear X-Tacy Leaves Void in Music Promotions and Bookings

The closure of the Ear X-Tacy record store has surprised much of Louisville’s music community, but the effect could be even more widespread. Ear X-Tacy has frequently been a key player in the SoundScan system that tracks album sales. Sales at the store were often weighted. Depending on the year, one album sold at Ear […]

Ear X-Tacy Closing

Louisville music store Ear X-Tacy is closing. Founder and owner John Timmons posted the news to the store’s Facebook page Monday evening. The announcement comes after the store was closed without explanation for three days. The store was founded in 1985 and came close to shutting down twice recently. Last year, Timmons said his business model was not […]

Republicans Disagree on Economy, Obama on Libya, Ear X-Tacy’s Unexplained Closure, Food Truck Rules Explained: Today on Here and Now

Some leading Republicans are indicating they might be open to tax increases as part of a larger deal as Congress faces a deadline to cut the federal deficit by at least $1.2 trillion. But debate is widening within the Republican party over taxes, deficits, and economic growth. We’ll talk about it.

A new article in Rolling Stone says President Obama led America into a new kind of war in Libya — with the full support and participation of the international community. As NATO pulls the curtain down on the Libyan mission officially today, we look at President Obama’s decision-making process on Libya and what it says about his leadership.

Today is the deadline for Louisville Orchestra musicians to return to work. The orchestra board says it will begin replacing the players if they do not sign on by the end of the day. WFPL’s Gabe Bullard has the latest.

The unexplained closure of Louisville landmark Ear X-Tacy this weekend has many concerned this may be bad news for the struggling music store. WFPK’s Sean Cannon has been following the story and he’ll fill us in on what’s happened and what explanations, if any, have been offered.

And we’ll listen to a conversation between WFPL’s Phillip M. Bailey and Louisville Metro Policy Advisor Brandon Coan about the new food truck regulations.

My Morning Jacket Announces It Will Play with Louisville Youth Orchestra

The Louisville-based band My Morning Jacket announced today it will perform at the new KFC Yum! Center this fall. My Morning Jacket will perform at the new arena Oct. 29 with the Louisville Youth Orchestra, with some of the proceeds going to the organization.