STATE OF AFFAIRS 03/25/11: It’s been a busy news week & we’ll talk about it all on State of the News. An explosion in Rubbertown and a hazardous leak in Butchertown have many residents calling for improvements to the emergency response system. The interim director of Louisville Metro Animal Services has stepped down with no replacement yet selected. Also exiting is Allan Cowen, who announced his retirement as CEO of the Fund for the Arts, effective at the end of April. Join us for these metro stories, plus a check-in on the Kentucky & Indiana General Assemblies. Listen to the Show
The embattled President and CEO became the center of protests several weeks ago, when an angry voicemail he left Louisville Visual Art Association director Shannon Westerman was made public.
The President of the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts spoke to the Louisville Downtown Rotary Club today about the center’s role in the community. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. (To listen to the entire presentation, click on Listen to the story.) Stephen Klein talked about how the Kentucky Center provides performance space to local… Continue reading Kentucky Center President Debunks Myths
A Mayoral Forum on the Arts and Culture takes place tomorrow night. The event will include all 13 candidates running for Louisville mayor. It’s being presented by the Kentucky School of Art along with several other local arts and cultural organizations. School administrative director Kasey Maier says the event was organized to help emphasize the… Continue reading Mayoral Forum on Arts, Culture Takes Place Monday
With the local economy still in a precarious situation as the year ends, the Louisville Fund for the Arts annual fundraising campaign is making some strides and working with arts groups to make many adjustments. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Fund for the Arts president and CEO Allan Cowen says the annual campaign — which is… Continue reading Fund for the Arts Campaign at Midway Point