Today at 2:00, the Emergency Alert System’s First Test

At 2:00 this afternoon, all radio and television stations in the United States will air the first ever test of the Emergency Alert System. The test will last about a minute. The new EAS replaces antiquated systems and allows the president to address the nation in case of an emergency. The president decides when to… Continue reading Today at 2:00, the Emergency Alert System’s First Test

Updates and Live Coverage From Libya

The situation in Libya remains fluid with rebels holding strong in Tripoli. Moammar Gadhafi‘s regime appears to be on the brink of collapse. WFPL will broadcast the BBC’s coverage of events all night until Morning Edition Monday. For more coverage, you can watch live video online from Al Jazeera. As he has since the Arab Spring began, NPR’s… Continue reading Updates and Live Coverage From Libya

Special Coverage: London Riots at 1:00

BBC World Have Your Say will broadcast live from Waterloo at 1:00 today and WFPL News will carry the coverage. BBC reporters will speak with Londoners about the riots, which have now spread outside the city. Prime Minister David Cameron is putting thousands more police officers on the streets to quell the disruptions, which erupted… Continue reading Special Coverage: London Riots at 1:00

My Morning Jacket to Visit On Point

Three members of Louisville’s My Morning Jacket (Jim James, Tom Blankenship and Patrick Hallahan) will talk with Tom Ashbrook today on On Point. WFPL will air the interview at 3:00 pm and it looks like it will be a Kentucky-centric show. They’re a fixture on the indie rock circuit. Hippie shamans, more Radiohead than Doors, says Rolling… Continue reading My Morning Jacket to Visit On Point

Special Edition of On Point Live at 10 AM

At 10:00 am this morning, WFPL News will broadcast On Point live. The topic of the hour is prescription drug abuse, which is a major problem in Kentucky. The White House drug czar has called Kentucky “ground zero” for the problem. The Courier-Journal‘s Laura Ungar–who wrote the Prescription for Tragedy series–will appear on the show,… Continue reading Special Edition of On Point Live at 10 AM

Programming Note: On Point to Discuss Prescription Drug Abuse Thursday at 10

At 10:00 am Thursday, WFPL will broadcast On Point live. The topic of the hour is prescription drug abuse, which is a major problem in Kentucky. The early broadcast will give Louisville-area listeners a chance to discuss the topic on air. The Courier-Journal‘s Laura Ungar–who wrote the Prescription for Tragedy series–will appear on the show,… Continue reading Programming Note: On Point to Discuss Prescription Drug Abuse Thursday at 10