WFPL is proud to sponsor the University of Louisville’s Kentucky Author Forum presentation of Erik Larson and Robert Siegel on April 16th at the Kentucky Center. Larson is an historical non-fiction author whose new book, In the Garden of Beasts is due out in May. He will be interviewed by senior host of NPR’s All… Continue reading Win tickets to see Erik Larson and Robert Siegel at Kentucky Author Forum
As always, we’re celebrating the holidays with a handful of specials on WFPL News! Saturday 12/24 1pm All Songs Considered for the Holidays Third time’s a charm, or maybe not. It’s the third edition of the not so new, wonky holiday tradition from NPR Music. Host Bob Boilen and friends trade holiday cheer and snarky… Continue reading Holiday Specials on WFPL News
Here’s a blast from the past: the Morning Edition “Fantasy Thanksgiving Feast.” It’s been forgotten by many, loved by a few, but we’re here to rescue this episode from public radio’s archives. The feature began on Morning Edition in 1993. The concept was simple: create a fantasy dinner, where celebrity chefs bring a dish to… Continue reading From the Archives: The Morning Edition Thanksgiving Fantasy Feast
view full searchable map » Across America, more than 17,000 industrial facilities emit hazardous chemicals into the air, and a new series of reports reveals a number of shortcomings in the federal regulation of air pollution.
view full searchable map » Federal and state air pollution regulations are lacking when it comes to toxic air emissions, according to the new NPR series Poisoned Places: Toxic Air, Neglected Communities.
The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration is about to brief reporters in West Virginia on its investigation into the Upper Big Branch explosion. But last night they met with the families of the 29 men who died in the mine in April, 2010, and reports of their findings are already leaking out. NPR’s Howard… Continue reading Officials Say Massey Kept Two Sets of Safety Record for Upper Big Branch
NPR’s Howard Berkes is reporting that the Labor Department is asking a federal judge to issue an injunction against a Kentucky coal mine for warning its miners of an inspection. The mine in question is CAM Mining’s #28 Mine in Pike County and the injunction would prohibit anyone at the mine from issuing advance warnings.… Continue reading Federal Government Seeks Injunction Against Pike County Mine
Former NPR CEO Vivian Schiller has taken a new job at another news outlet. Schiller will “lead the digital strategy for NBC News and MSNBC,” according to a statement from NBC Universal. Schiller resigned from NPR earlier this year following the firing of news analyst Juan Williams for remarks he made on Fox News and… Continue reading Former NPR CEO Headed to NBC
Here’s a delicious, bite-size Derby tradition: bourbon balls. The confection (in case you just arrived from another planet) consists of a butter cream center enveloped in chocolate. Oh, and there’s a soupçon (or more) of bourbon. Today on Morning Edition, NPR turned to one of Louisville’s well-known chocolatiers, Erika Chavez-Graziano of Cellar Door Chocolates for… Continue reading Morning Edition: A Bourbon Ball Tutorial From a Louisville Chocolatier
The negotiated budget agreement brokered by congressional leaders to avoid a government shutdown includes money for National Public Radio despite efforts to cut funding of public broadcasting. In March, the Republican-controlled House easily passed a bill that stripped tax dollars from NPR, citing the $14 trillion debt and controversy surrounding the news outlet. The measure… Continue reading Budget Deal Funds NPR