Bullitt County’s Bernheim Arboretum has just won the top award for green building from the U.S. Green Building Council. It’s the first project not only in Kentucky but surrounding states to achieve the council’s LEED platinum certification. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland takes us inside the innovative new visitor center.
Last weekend, Louisville audiences got to see a new documentary about the Iraq war that takes a controversial approach: It interviews Iraqis who are fighting American soldiers. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer went to see the film and the reactions. Ticket sales were brisk as audiences packed Baxter Avenue Theatres for the new documentary “Meeting Resistance.” Some… Continue reading Documentary tries to see the war from Iraqis' point of view
Jefferson County’s Metropolitan Sewer District is entering the next phase of a major project to upgrade its sewer system. The goal is to curb the millions of gallons of untreated sewage that spill every year into local waterways. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland reports.
The Louisville Orchestra began 2006 on the brink of bankruptcy and finished the year having brought back music director Jorge Mester and overhauled its administrative staff. This year, it has worked to reach new audiences with untraditional programming, like this weekend’s performance of “Wizard of Oz.” WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer dropped in on some its rehearsals… Continue reading "Wizard of Oz" is orchestra's lastest programming venture
The nation’s top regulatory office for surface mining wants to change a rule that protects streams and creeks. The OSM says it’s clarifying the 25 year old rule. Critics say they’re gutting it, and risking the future of Appalachia’s water supply and quality. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland has our story.
The federal government has cited Louisville for violating a key air quality standard. And that’s the EPA standard for fine particulates. As WFPL’s Kristin Espeland reports, the city is on track to get back into compliance, and there’s a chance it can do even better.
Louisville residents have been breathing polluted air for years. Now, there’s hope of improving air quality as several city programs take shape. One targets the tiny particles that come from burning fossil fuels. Another tackles toxic chemicals. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland has the first of two reports on their progress.