From the Archives: The Morning Edition Thanksgiving Fantasy Feast

Here’s a blast from the past: the Morning Edition “Fantasy Thanksgiving Feast.” It’s been forgotten by many, loved by a few, but we’re here to rescue this episode from public radio’s archives. The feature began on Morning Edition in 1993. The concept was simple: create a fantasy dinner, where celebrity chefs bring a dish to… Continue reading From the Archives: The Morning Edition Thanksgiving Fantasy Feast

89.3 WFPL News Transmitter Maintenance Tonight 10pm-12am

A few weeks ago, we suffered the failure of a key component of our transmitter, which took WFPL News off the air for several hours while our engineer worked to fix the problem. (The online stream was not affected.) The equipment is back from the manufacturer, and we’ll need to go off the air for… Continue reading 89.3 WFPL News Transmitter Maintenance Tonight 10pm-12am

Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Kadiatu Jalloh

After two years of civil war in her birthplace, Sierra Leone, Kadiatu Jalloh emigrated with her family to Gambia. She worked there as a maid for a few years, saving enough money to move to New York City; it would be over 18 years before her children could join her. On the advice of a… Continue reading Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Kadiatu Jalloh

This is a Test… WFPL News Adds Newsmagazine Day 6 to the Saturday Lineup

We’re launching a six week test of the newsmagazine program Day 6 on Saturday, November 19, at 4pm. UPDATE: Beginning January 7, hear Day 6 on Saturdays at 3pm, it’s new, permanent home. Thanks for your input! Day 6 is designed to consider the events of the past week in a new light, and often… Continue reading This is a Test… WFPL News Adds Newsmagazine Day 6 to the Saturday Lineup

Remembering Steve Jobs, Conversation with David Williams: Specials Tonight on WFPL

Here’s our plan for this evening: At 7pm, we’ll air a NPR News Special about the life and career of Steve Jobs. NPR’s David Greene will host the look back at the life and legacy of the industry titan. Here’s the official NPR obit, which aired during Morning Edition. Tonight at 8pm, We’ll repeat our… Continue reading Remembering Steve Jobs, Conversation with David Williams: Specials Tonight on WFPL

Former Brown-Forman Chairman Owsley Brown II Passes Away

Louisville philanthropist Owsley Brown II has died at the age of 69. Family members say Brown passed away last night. Brown worked in the family’s Brown-Forman liquor business for about 40 years, was CEO from 1993-2005, and most recently, served as Chairman until his retirement in 2007. After retiring, Brown focused on philanthropy, supporting Actors… Continue reading Former Brown-Forman Chairman Owsley Brown II Passes Away

The Friday Morning Commute: 6am Update

There are no changes to the traffic plan in Louisville and Southern Indiana this morning. Officials say the traffic plan is working well. Our traffic notes: Clark Memorial Bridge: • Three lanes south, one lane north in the morning. • Two lanes south, two north in the evening I-64 to Third Street is open. There’s… Continue reading The Friday Morning Commute: 6am Update

The Thursday Morning Commute: 6:45am Update

Here’s where we stand as Thursday dawns in Louisville and Southern Indiana. Officials say the traffic plan is working well and they don’t plan significant changes. Our traffic notes: Clark Memorial Bridge: • Three lanes south, one lane north in the morning. • Two lanes south, two north in the evening I-64 to Third Street… Continue reading The Thursday Morning Commute: 6:45am Update