The Kennedy Assassination, 50 Years Later
7:16 am
Sun November 17, 2013

Listening In: Cronkite, Lady Bird On The Death Of A President

CBS newscaster Walter Cronkite announces the death of President John F. Kennedy.
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Originally published on Sun November 17, 2013 5:34 am

The image of Walter Cronkite taking off his glasses as he announced President John F. Kennedy's death on Nov. 22, 1963, is one that seems seared into our collective memory — even for those of us who weren't around to see it live.

Nearly 40 years later, Cronkite revisited that moment and the rest of that unsettling day in a piece that aired on All Things Considered on Nov. 22, 2002.

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Education
7:10 am
Sun November 17, 2013

Which JCPS Elementary Cluster Schools Were Parents' No. 1 Choice Last Year?

Jackson Winburn arranges puzzle pieces on his first day back.
Credit Amber Sigman for WFPL News

Last week, we looked at Jefferson County Public Schools' process for assigning kindergartners to elementary schools. 

Elementary school assignments are guided by several factors, including the district's diversity standards and the will of each set of parents. Parents can begin expressing their will on Monday, when the application process for the kindergartners of the 2014-15 school year begins.

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Local News
10:44 pm
Sat November 16, 2013

Cardinals Football Defeats Houston, Brown Runs For Career High

The Louisville Cardinals beat Houston Saturday night 20-13 after Dominique Brown ran for a career-high 137 yards and two touchdowns.

The Cards trailed 13-10 at halftime, before turning to Brown, who carried 11 times in the third quarter for 50 yards and a touchdown run. Brown finished with 27 carries.

In the second half, the Card’s defense awakened to hold the Cougars to just 41 yards. It’s U of L’s third straight victory and it helps them stay within reach of first-place Central Florida.

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Local News
4:49 pm
Sat November 16, 2013

College Football: Kentucky Falls to Vandy, 22-6

Vanderbilt beat Kentucky 22-6 Saturday and became bowl-eligible for a third straight season — the first time that’s happened in Commodores' history.

Vanderbilt had been to only four bowls before current coach James Franklin took over.

Bowl eligibility means the Commodores will have a chance to match last year's 9-4 record that was their best since 1915.

Kentucky, now 2-8 on the season, lost its 14th straight SEC game. The Wildcats never scored after Jojo Kemp's 2-yard touchdown run on the opening drive.

Strange Fruit
1:35 pm
Sat November 16, 2013

Strange Fruit: 'Eenie Meanie' Examines Baby Boomer Racism & Louisville Busing Riots

"These buses came back from the West End with these little kids on them, and they were crying, there were windows knocked out. They had been beaten with baseball bats, they had been called every horrible racial name you can expect, right here in this town."
 

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Politics
7:55 am
Sat November 16, 2013

Matt Bevin Officially Files to Run in 2014 Republican Senate Primary

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It’s not often you hear a chorus of bells ringing throughout the state Capitol. But then, Matt Bevin, a bell manufacturer looking to unseat Kentucky’s most powerful politician, doesn’t often show up with dozens of supporters to soapbox months in advance of a Republican primary.

Republican senate candidate Matt Bevin filed paperwork Friday with the Kentucky Secretary of State’s office to officially run in the Republican primary against Sen. Mitch McConnell. Bevin’s press conference in the Capitol rotunda was meant to draw attention to a race that won’t happen for months.

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The Two-Way
7:47 am
Sat November 16, 2013

Study: Odds Of Being Murdered Closely Tied To Social Networks

Chicago police investigate a shooting in front of the Uptown Baptist Church in August. Five people were shot, one fatally, during the drive-by, in which gunmen fired more than 20 rounds.
Scott Olson Getty Images

Originally published on Fri November 15, 2013 5:06 pm

A team of scientists has confirmed something your parents probably warned you about as a teenager — that hanging out with the wrong crowd can be dangerous.

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The Two-Way
7:46 am
Sat November 16, 2013

Holy Empathy! Batkid Lives Superhero Dream In San Francisco

Miles Scott, dressed as Batkid, talks strategy with Batman before saving a woman from peril in San Francisco on Friday. The Make-A-Wish Foundation turned San Francisco into Gotham City for Miles, creating a daylong event to grant the leukemia survivor's wish to be a superhero.
Jeff Chiu AP

Originally published on Fri November 15, 2013 6:50 pm

Friday was a busy day in the crime-fighting world. As a superhero might say, you never know when a dastardly plot will emerge. And sometimes you're outnumbered. But not in Gotham, and not today — because an entire city seemed to stand with Batkid, aka a 5-year-old boy named Miles, whose wish to be a superhero has been granted.

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Local News
4:39 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Byline | Archbishop Kurtz's High-Profile Post; LG&E Fine; Indiana Board of Ed Dust-Up

Here's what we covered on Byline today (full audio available below):

At the top - This week, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops elected Louisville Archbishop Joseph Kurtz to be its next president. What’s on the agenda for Kurtz’s three year term, as Pope Francis calls on bishops to refocus their priorities?We discuss the Archbishop’s new job with journalist Rocco Palmo, who covers the church and Catholicsm on his blog, Whispers in the Loggia.

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Local News
4:15 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

College Football: U of L Faces Houston; UK at Vandy; IU Visits Wisconsin

U of L Football Coach Charlie Strong
WFPL file photo/Rick Howlett

The Louisville Cardinals are back in action tomorrow against visiting Houston.

This is U of L’s first Saturday night game in several years.     Coach Charlie Strong has mixed opinions about the 7:00pm kickoff.

"I like those 3:30 (Saturday) games because you’re sitting there all day and you’re so anxious and you want to go play.   But I think just for the crowd it’s better (on) a Saturday night because they have all day to tailgate and get around their friends and have a good time, then they’ll come into the stadium and cheer us on," he said. 

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