Studio 619 for January 14, 2007

Successful Weight Loss

Losing weight and getting fit can sometime seem like an overwhelming task. The Louisville Metro Health Department is offering a series of workshops to help the public take on the challenge more effectively.

WFPL’s Julie Goodwin talks with Registered Dietician Margaret Heyn about the various seminars, and tips for a successful weight-loss strategy.

Roland Paris

Last week’s Presidential address has many Americans thinking about the war in Iraq. But American troops were involved in missions in Afghanistan well before the Iraq invasion, and US troops remain in dangerous firefights daily with Taliban insurgents.

WFPL’s Stephanie Sanders spoke with Roland Paris, the 2007 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award winner for Ideas Improving World Order, about his thoughts on the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan. His book is called At War’s End: Building Peace After Civil Conflict.

Greater Louisville Project

Moving Louisville forward through education was the topic of this week’s Louisville Forum luncheon. One of the speakers was Carolyn Gatz, director of the Greater Louisville Project. She says the project, aimed at making Louisville more competitive with other cities, has set some challenging goals.

Speed Art Museum

The Speed Art Museum isn’t just a place to view paintings. Over the next few weeks, the museum will offer everything from lectures to a film screening. Members of the Louisville Ballet will use the facility for a performance. WFPL’s Julie Goodwin talks with Lonna Versluys of the Speed Art Museum about museum activities going on this winter.

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