The long tenure of U.S. Senator Richard Lugar is coming to an end, following his defeat by tea party candidate and State Treasurer Richard Mourdoch. NPR’s Liz Halloran and WFPL’s Phillip M. Bailey joined us Friday on Byline to analyze the change and whether it reflects a shift in ideology & an increasing unwillingness to… Continue reading Does Richard Lugar’s Defeat by Richard Mourdock Reflect Increasing Partisanship?
Friday afternoon on Byline, Kentucky Public Radio’s Kenny Colston spent some time explaining the dispute with CoventryCares, one of three new private Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) that began business in the commonwealth last year. Kentucky Senator Julie Denton says the state’s largest private Medicaid company is underpaying and threatening healthcare providers, and she says… Continue reading Medicaid Troubles with CoventryCares: Summarized on Byline
Friday afternoon on Byline, we wrapped up the hour with WFPL’s Arts & Humanities reporter Erin Keane talking about arts in the news and some highlights of local arts events to consider this weekend, including the giant golden statue you may have noticed at the corner of Main and 7th Streets; a new rock opera—“Bare”—from… Continue reading Arts Overview for This Weekend
Here’s a rundown of what was discussed today on Byline, our weekly roundtable news discussion. 1:06pm: The homicide of a Churchill Downs worker on Derby Day has raised questions about the culture of backside work at racetracks. Frank Agrinsoni is the backstretch activities coordinator for Churchill Downs, where he works with the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association… Continue reading Byline for 5/11/12