The Louisville Metro Ethics Commission’s hearing on charges against Councilwoman Judy Green is today. WFPL’s Phillip M. Bailey will appear live from Metro Hall on Hear and Now today at 1:00. He’ll also give updates throughout the day on Twitter and in newscasts.
The Courier-Journal has a story this morning on Louisville Public Media. It covers the current pledge drive, the ongoing expansion of the newsroom and the effect of the current efforts by some elected officials to strip public broadcasting of federal funding. In response to Republican attacks on public broadcasting in Washington, Louisville Public Media’s spring… Continue reading The C-J on Public Broadcasting, Federal Funding and LPM
Aside from pointing out questionable edits in O’Keefe’s video, Inskeep cites the diversity of the public radio audience as proof that the low end of the dial isn’t a bastion of liberal propaganda.
NPR CEO Vivian Schiller has resigned. As NPR reports, Schiller stepped down after the “board of directors decided that she could no longer effectively lead the organization.”
Phillip M. Bailey is most recently a reporter for LEO Weekly, where he has established a reputation as an exceptional government, political and investigative journalist.
“We wanted someone with the tenacity to cover stories that often develop slowly, and the ability to interpret complicated and arcane issues in a way our audience can understand,” said Todd Mundt, Vice President and Chief Content Officer. “We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome Phillip to the team.”
Developer Todd Blue was granted permission to destroy the buildings by Metro Government through a settlement in federal court. The city has also agreed to try to allocate $450,000 from the next city budget to help Blue preserve or recreate the facades. The buildings have been declared local landmarks, but the settlement in court apparently trumps the Landmarks Commission.
The campaign is aimed at organizing listeners and viewers of public radio and television to urge their legislators to oppose any cuts. Several lawmakers are proposing cuts to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which helps fund public radio and television across the country, and provides 14% of KET’s $23 million budget.