Derby & Oaks Race Handicapping With the Pros

On Oaks Friday, WFPL’s State of the News headed to Churchill Downs to spend an hour talking about the big races ahead this weekend, and handicapping the races with professional insights from Mike Watchmaker from the Daily Racing Form and Ed DeRosa of brisnet.com. In the first segment Rick Howlett spoke our experts about the… Continue reading Derby & Oaks Race Handicapping With the Pros

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

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

Sports Writers Predict Outcome of Dream Game and Its Effect on City

Tonight, men’s basketball teams from the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky will meet in a Final Four game. On Friday’s State of the News, we were joined by sports journalists Bill Doolittle and Eric Crawford (the latter joining us from UofL’s warm-up session in New Orleans), who talked about how the rest… Continue reading Sports Writers Predict Outcome of Dream Game and Its Effect on City

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