The Most Overrated Bands

Radiohead, Green Day, the Beach Boys, Nirvana, the Grateful Dead, U2… what do these highly-popular bands have in common? They’re all – according to some people – overrated. Do you agree? Or are those fighting words? Llet us know which musical acts leave you scratching your head because they don’t live up to the hype. Join us this Wednesday when we talk about music’s most overrated bands.  Listen to the Show

Ask the Mayor

The last time Mayor Abramson joined us in studio, the state didn’t have a budget and neither did the city. Well, the money’s been allocated for both, so what stayed and what got cut? Join us on Tuesday when we talk to Mayor Abramson about how Louisville is faring in the down economy and we’ll find out what’s going on around the Metro. Join us with your questions for Mayor Abramson.  Listen to the Show

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Is Group Therapy Effective?

For those of us of a certain age, the phrase “group therapy” may conjure up images of the old Bob Newhart show. In the real world group therapy is a well-respected technique used in treating everything from couples issues to post-traumatic stress in veterans. But how does it actually work? And who does and doesn’t do best in a group setting? Join us on Monday when we learn more about group therapy.  Listen to the Show

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State of the News

It’s time again for State of the News. This week we’ll start with a little Metro new and hear about the JCPS lawsuit dismissal, the latest on the mayoral race among other news. Next we’ll move on to some education news and we’ll wrap up the hour with a recap of last week’s Fancy Farm political picnic. Join us this week on State of the News.  Listen to the Show

Kentucky Students as Entrepreneurs

Business is big in the United States. We love to hear about entrepreneurs who started with nothing then through hard work and perseverance become successful. So, logic would tell you, the earlier you start, the better off you are – right? Well that’s the thinking of the Kentucky Student Ventures Corporation. Using business leaders as mentor, KSVC was created to encourage students to start their own businesses, and has a specific program for green entrepreneurs. Join us on Wednesday when we learn more about student entrepreneurs.  Listen to the Show

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How Do Our Kids Count in Kentucky and Indiana?

Given the state of the economy, it should come as no surprise that the number of U.S. families in poverty is on the rise. As the latest Anne E. Casey Kids Count report bears out, poverty is having a devastating effect on the kids of Kentucky and Indiana. Join us on Tuesday as we discuss the latest Kids Count report.

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Surviving the Loss of a Spouse

Research in the late 1960s about the correlation between stress and illness showed the loss of a spouse to be the most stressful life event one can experience. Yet the realities of life mean it’s something many of us will experience. What is the difference between those who experience a decline in their own health and happiness following the loss of a spouse, and those who are able to mourn, remember, and continue on? On Monday we’ll speak to counselors and surviving spouses about coping with the loss of a life partner.  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.

Innovative Teaching Methods

His fifth graders consistently score in the top 5-10 percent, nationwide, on standardized tests. They come to school early, stay late, and show up on weekends and holidays, and they’ve performed Shakespeare at the Globe Theater in London. But Rafe Esquith doesn’t teach at an exclusive private school; 90% of his pupils are below the poverty line, and almost all are from immigrant families, not speaking English as their first language. Wednesday Esquith joins us to talk about his teaching methods and why they’re so successful.  Listen to the Show

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Business on Our Waterways: A Look at River Commerce

The Mighty Ohio River. We use it for sport, we cross it to get to the other side, those of us in Louisville actually use it as drinking water. But did you know the Ohio (and other rivers in the US) is a superhighway? Tons of cargo move up and down the rivers every year, making the rivers a major source of commerce. Join us on Tuesday when we talk about river commerce, learn a little history, and find out what the future holds for business on water.  Listen to the Show

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