In Depth: Tea Party And Outside Forces Will Likely Have Little Effect On Mayor’s Race

For months, pundits and political observers have offered various insights into the 2010 elections. This could be a big year for the Tea Party, for mainstream Republicans, for moderates or for challengers to incumbents. But those are national predictions.

State of the News: Mayoral Debate

As the countdown to Election Day continues, we’ll hear what the candidates for Louisville mayor have to say about issues related to downtown, in a debate sponsored by the Louisville Downtown Management District and Downtown Development Corp. Join us on Friday for live coverage of the debate beginning at noon, followed by analysis with our political experts.   Listen to the Show

Mayoral Candidate Jackie Green

Jackie Green, independent candidate for Louisville Metro Mayor hasn’t been invited to as many debates his major-party competitors have. But while his platform might not have had as much exposure, but he has a lot to say about education, health, the local economy and especially transportation. And while his poll numbers are small, his campaign isn’t frivolous; his website frankly says, “our objective is to occupy the office.” This Thursday, in the first of our candidate shows leading up to Election Day, Jackie Green joins us for an hour to talk about his vision for Louisville and to take your calls and emails.  Listen to the Show

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State of the News

Whew – it’s hot! And for some Kentucky politicians, it’s likely to get hotter this weekend as the annual Fancy Farm picnic gets underway. We’ll talk with Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh on his way to Fancy Farm about what is expected this year. Next we’ll switch to the Louisville mayor’s race and talk about the latest poll results and debate. We’ll finish up the hour with news from around the region. Join us Friday for this week’s edition of State of the News.

Mayoral Forum Offers Ideas for City's Arts Future

Eleven candidates for Louisville mayor spoke at a forum on the arts and culture last night. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. (To listen to the entire forum, click on Listen to the story.) Local businessman Chuck Maisch opened the event recounting how a few business leaders started the Louisville Orchestra in the aftermath of the 1937 […]