Kentucky-In; Indiana-Out for Race to the Top Funds

Kentucky was on the list of 16 finalists the U.S. Department of Education announced today in the running for more than $4 billion in Race to the Top funds. But Indiana is out. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan made the announcement Thursday and said the department would interview representatives from […]

Library Getting Outpouring of Donations After Flood

Individual households and organizations as large as the University of Louisville are continuing the clean-up and reparations after this month’s flash flood. And the Louisville Free Public Library is working on overcoming nearly $5 million in damages to its main branch. Meanwhile, the response the library has received since August 4 has come from both […]

What's the Buzz?

Have you heard about that new restaurant down the street? No, but a friend just told me about this great new gadget she got at the grocery. Really, I just saw a tweet that said to stay away from that store on the corner. So, idle gossip, or buzz marketing? We’re constantly getting recommendations (or warnings) from friends about places to eat, things to buy, online sites to visit, etc. Well marketers are wise to the power of “word of mouth” as well and are tapping in to the power of the everyman (or woman as the case may be).

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Is technology at work passing you by?

When I set about booking the show today I started out thinking about the State of Affairs team.  We are all over the board with our knowledge of technology.  But it’s not so much the knowledge as it is being comfortable enough to use it.  Let’s take Twitter for example, the show now twitters (@soatalk), […]