Kentucky Statehouse News Round Up: State of the News

We checked in this past Friday afternoon with Capital Bureau reporter Kenny Colston for a recap of the news this week from Frankfort.  He talked about the Kentucky Court of Appeals hearing about the legality of instant racing, AmeriGOP – a SuperPAC involved with Kentucky’s 4th Congressional District race, and the imminent release of the… Continue reading Kentucky Statehouse News Round Up: State of the News

State of the News 4/27/12

Our weekly news round up began today with Devin Katayama’s report on the latest on Bluegrass Boardwalk, which is one step closer to opening.  Phillip Bailey discussed the fundraising disparity between John Yarmuth and challenger Brooks Wicker.  Erica Peterson outlined the major honor bestowed on Kentuckian Wendell Berry this week.  Appalachian Regional Healthcare is suing… Continue reading State of the News 4/27/12

When General Grant Expelled the Jews

Three weeks before President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, Union General Ulysses S. Grant issued General Orders Number 11. The order expelled Jews as a Class from Grant’s war zone, which included parts of Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois and Mississippi. Grant believed Jewish residents were smuggling goods from the south. There was active smuggling in… Continue reading When General Grant Expelled the Jews

Erik Larson’s Exploration of Hitler’s Berlin

Award-winning writer Erik Larson was the featured guest at the Kentucky Author Forum on April 16, 2012.  He was interviewed by Robert Siegel, senior host of NPR’s newsmagazine, All Things Considered. Larson’s In the Garden of Beasts is the saga of an American father and daughter who in July 1933  found themselves, and the rest… Continue reading Erik Larson’s Exploration of Hitler’s Berlin

News from Frankfort with Kenny Colston: State of the News

We checked in this past Friday afternoon with Capital Bureau reporter Kenny Colston for a recap of the news this week from Frankfort. He talked about the special legislative session, friction between Governor Beshear and David Williams, the status of the pill mill bill, and the roads budget, among other topics.

State of the News 4/20/12

Beginning our weekly news round up today, Gabe Bullard, Phillip M. Bailey, and Devin Katayama joined us from the WFPL newsroom with a look at some of the week’s top metro stories.  Devin explained the current status of the JCPS student assignment plan as it is considered by the Kentucky Supreme Court.  Phillip Bailey had… Continue reading State of the News 4/20/12

State of the News 4/6/12

Today is the final day in the membership campaign at WFPL and Louisville Public Media, so State of the News is a bit shorter than usual this time around.  Gabe Bullard started the show with the latest on the Occupy Louisville movement, which is being ejected from its encampment downtown.  Phillip Bailey reviewed some pointed… Continue reading State of the News 4/6/12

Financial Woes for KFC Yum! Center and the Ohio River Bridges Plan: State of the News

Friday on State of the News we were joined by Courier-Journal writer Marcus Green, who dropped in to discuss two of his recent in-depth reports.  One article dealt with disappointing profits at the KFC Yum! Center, which has hosted numerous high-impact events, been praised by both patrons and entertainers or teams using it, but also… Continue reading Financial Woes for KFC Yum! Center and the Ohio River Bridges Plan: State of the News

State of the News 3/30/12

We began the weekly news recap show today with signs of life in the Louisville Orchestra impasse between musicians and management; Devin Katayama explained what the binding arbitration with conditions proposed by musicians might mean.  Phillip Bailey described local reaction to the Sanford, Florida shooting of Trayvon Martin. The federal government has unveiled air quality… Continue reading State of the News 3/30/12

Weekly Round Up From Frankfort: State of the News

Friday during State of the News we checked in with Kentucky Public Radio’s Capitol Bureau Chief Kenny Colston for his summary of the major news this week at the statehouse. Topics included pseudoephedrine (PSE) legislation and the prescription drug abuse bill, ongoing state budget negotiations, a ‘young mayors’ bill, and one that would end confederate… Continue reading Weekly Round Up From Frankfort: State of the News