Artists Suffer Under Recession; Researchers Look at Economic Impact

The recession has cost many Americans their job — including artists. Even those who are self-employed have taken a hit. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer talks to several Kentucky artists feeling the recession and looks at how researchers are trying to find new ways of gauging how their wellbeing impacts the overall economy. “There’s some stuff that’s […]

Science Center Launches Series with Health Care

This week, the Louisville Science Center is hosting a discussion about health care, and it’s just the beginning of what officials intend to become frequent conversations about science-related issues. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Thursday is the first event of the series the center is calling Scientific Proofs. The center has teamed up with the […]

Congressman Whitfield Reacts to Obama Speech

Republican Congressman Ed Whitfield says he’s hearing two different stories from democratic leaders on their intended health care overhaul. The western Kentucky representative says the President’s remarks to a joint session of Congress last night don’t line up with bills that have already been drawn up in various congressional committees. “So we have the President, […]

Hill Town Hall Meeting on Health Care Civil

Congressman Baron Hill of Indiana’s ninth district held his first town hall meeting on proposed health care overhaul legislation last night in New Albany. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Nearly 600 people came to the Indiana University Southeast campus to hear from and ask questions of Hill. The overflow crowd included 200 people in an […]

PHOTOS: Activist Randall Terry Brings Health Care Protest to Louisville

Political activist Randall Terry says Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky hasn’t shown enough leadership in opposing the president’s proposed health care overhaul. Terry was in Louisville this morning, acting out skits and protesting the proposed changes. He’s the founder of the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue. He contends that under some legislation, taxpayer money would be […]

Report: Lobbyists Spent Most On Health Care Issues

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Health care, not gambling issues, attracted the most lobbying dollars during the regular session of the 2009 Kentucky General Assembly. The Legislative Ethics Commission’s July report indicates health care interests spent $1.3 million lobbying lawmakers during the 2009 regular session. Energy and utility groups were second, spending $561,000. Racing […]

Health Department Director Says 'Public Option' Not Enough

The Director of Louisville’s Department of Public Health and Wellness says a so-called ‘public option’ for the nation’s health care system isn’t a wise choice. As Congress wrestles with the details of a proposed overhaul of the nation’s health care system, one option being tossed around is a so-called ‘public option’, which would keep most […]