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9:00 am
Sun April 20, 2014

Louis Brandeis' Boyhood Home Up For Auction

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The Louisville boyhood home of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis  will be put up for auction this week.

The historic home at 310 East Broadway, was built in 1864 and the property has been expanded over the years.

It currently houses  doctors’ offices and labs.       

Bill Menish with SVN Auction Services says the sale will be held Thursday at the site.

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Politics
7:00 am
Sun April 20, 2014

Losers, Winners and Lost Causes of the Kentucky General Assembly's 2014 Session

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By law, the only piece of legislation that the 2014  Kentucky General Assembly had to pass was a two-year state budget.

All else, as Will Rogers put it, is applesauce.

And with a session that began with a bang and ended with a whimper, it's what happened in between that House Speaker Greg Stumbo says lawmakers should be "proud" of.

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Education
7:32 am
Sat April 19, 2014

Changes May Be Coming To JCPS Student Code of Conduct

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After a series of meetings spanning nearly three months, a Jefferson County Public Schools committee tasked with reworking the district's code of student conduct is ready to present its revisions to the Board of Education for approval.

Composed of school administrators, teachers, parents and a student, the committee was assembled to refine the code of conduct in a way that would decrease suspension rates—keeping students in class while maintaining a safe school environment.

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Local News
4:39 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Byline | Kentucky Legislative Wrap-Up; Hammond Murder Trial; Matt Taibbi on Justice

Here are the stories we discussed today on Byline (full audio below):

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Arts and Humanities
2:51 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Free Books and Free Will: Shakespeare and World Book Night Celebrated at Carmichael's

Maria Semple's comedy "Where'd You Go, Bernadette" skewers the Seattle tech industry, contemporary architecture, West Coast boho affluence and the peculiar burdens of being a genius. It's a World Book Night pick for 2014.

William Shakespeare turns 450 years old on Wednesday, April 23. That's also World Book Night, a national program that sends volunteer book evangelists out into their communities with copies of bestsellers and classics to give away for free.  

In Louisville, Carmichael's Bookstore on Frankfort Avenue is a designated spot for local volunteers to pick up the books they will give away (more than 100 volunteers have signed up in Jefferson County).

“The purpose of World Book Night is to recruit reluctant readers, people who don’t traditionally read, and give them a free book and encourage them to do so," says Carmichael's bookseller John Beechem. "Hopefully, we’ll get some of them into our store someday.”

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Local News
10:46 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Byline Today: Louisville Settles Whistleblower Suit

This week, a whistleblower lawsuit against Louisville Metro Police was settled, the Kentucky General Assembly session closed and a renown education expert visited Louisville. We'll talk about these stories and more this afternoon on Byline.

First up, Kentucky Public Radio's Jonathan Meador will discuss what did (and didn't) pass in the Kentucky General Assembly's just-closed 2014 legislative session.

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Education
7:00 am
Fri April 18, 2014

The University of Louisville and GE Team Up For 'Cutting Edge' Micro-Factory

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A collaboration between the University of Louisville and General Electric announced this week will create a new paradigm of manufacturing, said the dean of UofL's Speed School of Engineering.

The FirstBuild program is being called “cutting edge” by its collaborators and will give UofL engineering students  the opportunity to gain practical training as they refine existing GE products, such as kitchen ranges and other appliances, university officials said.

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Politics
10:44 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Ethics Case Against Former Kentucky Lawmaker John Arnold May Not Be Over Just Yet

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The ethics trial against former Kentucky lawmaker John Arnold may continue.

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Local News
7:02 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Richard Hooten, the Indiana Man With Many Chances, Accepts Life Sentence in Plea

Richard Hooten in 1985
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This story was written by R.G. Dunlop of the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting.

An Indiana man who has spent nearly half of his adult life behind bars pleaded guilty Thursday to the high-profile killing of a Clarksville teenager last year.

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Local News
4:55 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Film Features Mine That Bird's Unlikely Kentucky Derby Victory

Chip Woolley and Mine That Bird at Churchill Downs
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When the thoroughbred Mine That Bird entered the starting gate at the 2009 Kentucky Derby, the odds certainly were not in his favor.

Being ridden by renowned jockey Calvin Borel, the horse was nearly eight lengths behind the field at one point of the race.  But, just as trainer Chip Woolley began losing hope, Mine That Bird made a move.

Here is the memorable race:

“It got better as it went along,” Wooley said.

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