2007 put the environment in the spotlight all over Louisville and Kentucky. 2008 could deliver even more of a green focus. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland has this snapshot of what’s on the minds of environmental leaders as we enter 2008.
A bill that will go before the Kentucky General Assembly in 2009 would allow Independents a vote in the state’s primaries.
In this country, giving to nonprofits is practically a holiday tradition, prompted by the season’s suggestion to think of those in need. Louisville’s non-profit sector has not suffered from the mortgage crisis or the volatile stock market, but nonprofit organizations are keeping a wary eye on 2008. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer surveyed several Louisville nonprofits about… Continue reading Fundraising of 2007 not likely for a repeat in 2008
Renewable energy isn’t as affordable-yet- as fossil fuel energy. But the growing green power market could help offset the cost, and encourage new green power development. That’s what’s happening for a small hydroelectric plant on the Kentucky River. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland reports.
Last year, the Sojourn Community Church finally found a permanent home in Louisville’s Germantown neighborhood after renting spaces in the Highlands for seven years. The new space and the church’s approach to worshiping have propelled its growth from a congregation of a several hundred to about one thousand. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer spent some time at the church and found that Sojourn’s take on faith is part of a national phenomenon.
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 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.