The Rights of the Dead

We’ve all heard the phrase in movies or just general conversation, “he’s worth more dead than alive.” Well, for celebrities and the weathiest citizens, that might actually be true. From who gets the body to who gets the cash, a person’s rights and wishes don’t end when they die. In fact, sometimes the dead have more rights than the living. Join us on Monday when we talk about the rights of the dead.  Listen to the Show

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State of the News

For this week’s edition of State of the News we’re going to start with a look at our enivorment (chemicals in the water, anyone?). Next, with less than a month left until JCPS starts back to school, we’ll get an update on reivews, raises and lawsuits. Finally, it’s politicking time again and we’ll hear what happened at the debates this week for the Mayor and Senate races. Join us Friday for this week’s State of the News.

Type 1 Diabetes

We hear a lot about obesity and its link to diabetes – an inability of the pancreas to regulate glucose levels in the blood. But Type 1 Diabetes is actually a genetic disease that first shows up in childhood, unrelated to weight or fitness level. It’s often called juvenile diabetes, but its effect lasts a lifetime. Join the discussion on Thursday as we take a look at the causes and treatment of the disease and find out what it’s like to live with Type 1 Diabetes.  Listen to the Show

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Summer Gardening

In sweltering temperatures like we’ve had lately, working outside might be the furthest thing from your mind. But your garden needs you during the summer! HomeGrown cohosts Bob Hill and Jeneen Wiche join us to take your questions about what your garden needs now, and how to get it ready to stay in tip-top shape through the end of the hottest months of the year. So get out there and garden (okay, wait until evening, when it cools off).  Listen to the Show

Photo by SBellary

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Did You See That? Exploring Our Everyday Illusions

We’ve all been told at one point that the secret to success is listening to your intuition, following that gut instinct. But cognitive psychology is now showing us that a lot of our intuition is not only unreliable, but an illusion created by our minds. Join us Tuesday as we talk with the authors of the book, The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us, about how our minds may not be as reliable as we think they are.  Listen to the Show

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What's New at the Louisville Zoo?

It seems like there is always something happening at the Louisville Zoo; fun, new exhibits, birthday parties for animals, various contests, interactive 4-D films. But this past year has seen some difficult times as well, with the report on the train wreck released, the maiming of a baby gorilla and the death of Scotty the elephant. It’s time to catch up with them and see what else they’ve been up to. Join our conversation with Louisville Zoo director John Walczak on Monday, when we will also talk about the newest additions to the zoo and remember the ones who have left us.  Listen to the Show

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100 Years of Helping Kids: Louisville’s Cabbage Patch Settlement House

To many people, the image of a settlement house is a black and white photo of an imposing building, in a poor neighborhood, at sometime in the early 20th century. Well, you would be right and wrong. Settlement houses got their start in the late 19th century and some are still going strong. Louisville’s Cabbage Patch Settlement House is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and it’s anything but a dreary building in an old photo. The Patch, as it’s known, is still providing opportunity, stability, and fun to the children and families of Louisville. Join us on Thursday when we learn more about the Patch.   Listen to the Show

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Louisville's French History

The pronunciation of our city’s name is a sure-fire way to tell a native from a noob. But there’s a reason it isn’t Lewis-ville: because the S isn’t pronounced in King Louis XVI. The earliest Louisvillians came from everywhere, it seems – many of them from France. This Bastille Day we’ll tip our chapeaus and raise a glass of Bordeaux to Louisville’s French history.  Photo by rreihm  Listen to the Show

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Preservation Law

Who doesn’t love the look of historic areas like Cherokee Triangle and the Iron Quarter? They both bring out the personality of our city and bring in tourism. But how are these sites saved and preserved in the first place? In reality, it’s a continuing behind-the-scenes battleground between many differing stakeholders. Join us Tuesday as we discuss preservation law and what it means for Louisville.  Listen to the Show
  Photo by Joel Neild

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State of the News

It looks like the political season is getting into full swing again. This week we saw debates between the Louisville mayoral candidates on Wednesday and the US Senate candidates on Thursday. In between, we got some news about museum plaza, and unemployment benefits, to name a few things. After we talk about Metro news, we’ll move out into the state and hear about a fraud investigation in Lexington and that darn leaking mustard gas. Join us Friday for State of the News on State of Affairs.  Listen to the Show