News Special: Congressman John Yarmuth

Congressman John Yarmuth has proposed amending the Constitution to overturn the Citizens United ruling. But he also supports the President’s decision to endorse a SuperPAC in this year’s election. We’ll talk to Congressman Yarmuth about these and other issues, and give you a chance to share your questions and thoughts at 502-814-8255. Join us Wednesday… Continue reading News Special: Congressman John Yarmuth

Fischer Addresses Budget, Occupy and Criticisms Over Campaign Contributions

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer discussed the upcoming city budget, Occupy Louisville demonstrators and the controversy over accepting contributions to pay off his campaign debt during a WFPL News special on Wednesday. Last year, the administration cobbled together savings from a number of one-time stopgaps to close a $22.5 million shortfall in drafting Fischer’s first budget.… Continue reading Fischer Addresses Budget, Occupy and Criticisms Over Campaign Contributions

News Special: Mayor Greg Fischer Today at 1pm

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is starting his second year in office with a number of issues to address. The search for a new police chief is on, Occupy Louisville is facing eviction and yet another budget deficit looms. It’s your chance to share your questions and thoughts with the Mayor on a WFPL News special… Continue reading News Special: Mayor Greg Fischer Today at 1pm

Hospital Merger Partners Discuss Transparency, Employee Benefits, Care Changes and Religious Doctrine

The principal players in a pending hospital merger say they’ve been as open as they can be with the public about the potentially multi-billion dollar deal. The consolidation of University of Louisville Hospital, Jewish/St. Mary’s Healthcare and Catholic Health Initiatives will result in a statewide care network and a $320 million cash infusion to the… Continue reading Hospital Merger Partners Discuss Transparency, Employee Benefits, Care Changes and Religious Doctrine

Kentucky Attorney General Candidate Todd P’Pool

WFPL News continued its candidate interviews today, spending 30 minutes with Todd P’pool, Republican candidate for Attorney General.  P’pool is a native of Madisonville, Kentucky, who was elected to the office of Hopkins County Attorney in 2006 and again in 2010. He has been appointed numerous times as a special prosecutor for cases across the… Continue reading Kentucky Attorney General Candidate Todd P’Pool

Alison Lundergan Grimes, Democratic Candidate for Secretary of State (Kentucky)

On October 10th we spent 30 minutes with Democratic candidate for Secretary of State, Alison Lundergan Grimes for a WFPL News Special.  She was interviewed by Political Editor Phillip M. Bailey, and answered questions from listeners. Grimes is a Kentucky native who currently resides in Lexington, working in the business litigation group of Stoll Keenon… Continue reading Alison Lundergan Grimes, Democratic Candidate for Secretary of State (Kentucky)

Bill Johnson, Republican Candidate for Secretary of State (Kentucky)

Bill Johnson is the Republican candidate for Kentucky Secretary of State. Today WFPL’s political editor Phillip Bailey and moderator Rick Howlett spent 30 minutes interviewing him on air and taking listener calls. Johnson lives with his wife and two children in Todd County, Kentucky. He is an airframe and power plant aircraft mechanic with over… Continue reading Bill Johnson, Republican Candidate for Secretary of State (Kentucky)

Congressman Yarmuth on WFPL News Special

Congressman John Yarmuth dropped in today for an hour-long WFPL News Special.  Gabe Bullard hosted, and Congressman Yarmuth addressed listener comments and questions on a variety of topics including the debt ceiling negotiations, unemployment, the recent report from the Congressional Budget Office, President Obama’s performance, the JCPS student assignment plan, and more. The program will… Continue reading Congressman Yarmuth on WFPL News Special

News Special: Summer Jobs for Youth [Audio]

WFPL held an hour-long news special today about the tight employment market and tough prospects for young job-seekers, both locally and nationally.  In the post-recession economy, more older workers are taking the low-wage jobs that used to be the staples of teen employment. People are also retiring later, which may mean a decrease in open… Continue reading News Special: Summer Jobs for Youth [Audio]