Norris Shelton and American Slaves, Inc.

In 2001, Norris Shelton incorporated American Slaves, Inc., a non-profit organization that examines the continuing legacy of slavery in the United States. Michael L. Jones‘ profile piece about the group and its leader (whom he calls “the most laid-back prophet you’ll ever meet”) appeared on the cover of this week’s LEO, and he joined us […]

Kentucky Opera’s Marriage of Figaro Opens With No Orchestra

The Kentucky Opera opened its production of Mozart‘s opera, The Marriage of Figaro Friday night—without the musical accompaniment of an orchestra. Due to the Louisville Orchestra’s ongoing impasse between musicians and management, Figaro will run with just two pianos and a harpsichord. Courier-Journal arts reporter Elizabeth Kramer joined us on Friday’s State of the News […]

Today on State of the News

Segment A: We’ll check in on the week’s metro news with WFPL’s news staff. Segment B: We’ll speak with reporters from the Courier-Journal. Peter Smith has written about Dallas Pastor Robert Jeffress calling Mormonism a cult, Amish men in Mayfield being ordered to jail following their refusal to display orange reflective triangles on their buggies, […]

Today on State of the News

With a government shut-down looming and questions about how such a step would affect the average citizen, Phillip M. Bailey joins us to talk about what lawmakers from Kentucky and Indiana have been saying about the budget impasse and what next week could bring. Rick Howlett reports on a snag in plans to re-open Kentucky Kingdom, and Indiana’s defeated smoking bill.

They’ll also fill us in on a controversial proposal that would allow food stamps to be used to purchase fast food from Yum! Brands restaurants. Then we’ll join our colleagues at The Easter Standard, live from Keeneland with a conversation about the future of Kentucky’s racing industry, with the presidents of Keeneland, Turfway, and Churchill Downs.

State of the News

STATE OF AFFAIRS 03/04/11: The Louisville Metro Ethics Commission will hold a hearing this month on a complaint filed against Councilwoman Judy Green; Phillip Bailey joins us with the details. A skirmish between some Louisville arts leaders and Fund for the Arts chief Allen Cowan made the news this week, and we’ll also check in with the C-J’s Jim Carroll to find out what’s new in Washington. Tune in to State of the News for analysis of these and other stories.  Listen to the Show

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