Environment
6:14 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Louisville's New Roots is Finalist for TEDx Manhattan

Volunteers at New Roots' Shawnee Fresh Stop this summer.
Erica Peterson WFPL News

A Louisville non-profit is competing with four others from around the nation to give a public TED-style talk in Manhattan next year.

There are five finalists in the TEDx Manhattan challenge. All are non-profits, and all deal with issues of food inequality and access to healthy foods. And whichever group wins the popular vote will deliver a talk in New York City next March.

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Local News
9:54 am
Sun November 10, 2013

What We're Reading | 11.10.13

Credit Joseph Lord/WFPL News

Each week, members of the WFPL News team spotlight interesting stories we've read and enjoyed, for your weekend reading pleasure:

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Arts and Humanities
8:15 am
Sun November 10, 2013

Humana Festival Lineup: Anne Bogart and SITI Company, Jordan Harrison, Kimber Lee and More

Anne Bogart will direct "Steel Hammer," a play about John Henry created by SITI Company and based on texts by playwrights Kia Corthron, Will Power, Carl Hancock Rux and Regina Taylor in the 38th Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville.

Actors Theatre of Louisville has announced the lineup for the 38th annual Humana Festival of New American Plays.

The festival, which coincides with the company’s 50th anniversary, features six world premieres from playwrights and ensembles both new and returning to Actors Theatre.

The Humana Festival opens Feb. 26 and runs through April 6.

Notable veterans presenting new work in the festival include long-standing Actors Theatre collaborators Anne Bogart and the SITI Company, who have partnered with four playwrights (Kia Corthron, Will Power, Carl Hancock Rux and Regina Taylor) on “Steel Hammer,” a play with music by Julia Wolfe about American folklore legend John Henry.

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The Two-Way
6:52 am
Sun November 10, 2013

Judge OKs Lawsuit That Could Change NCAA Amateurism Concept

Originally published on Sun November 10, 2013 3:51 pm

A federal judge on Friday issued a ruling that may cause a "fundamental change in scholarship rules and the concept of amateurism" in NCAA basketball and football, USA Today reports.

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The Kennedy Assassination, 50 Years Later
6:52 am
Sun November 10, 2013

Inconsistencies Haunt Official Record Of Kennedy's Death

Jacqueline Kennedy (center), with Edward and Robert Kennedy on either side, watches the coffin of President John F. Kennedy pass on Nov. 25, 1963.
Keystone/Getty Images

Originally published on Sun November 10, 2013 1:03 pm

The first thing T. Jeremy Gunn says when you ask him about President John F. Kennedy's assassination is, "I'm not a conspiracy theorist. I don't have a theory about what happened."

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The Two-Way
6:51 am
Sun November 10, 2013

Thousands Feared Dead After Typhoon Haiyan

Residents rest outside a stadium used as an evacuation center in Tacloban, Leyte province, central Philippines on Sunday after devastating Typhoon Haiyan hit the city on Friday.
Ted Aljibe AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sun November 10, 2013 12:16 pm

The vicious typhoon that raged through the center of the Philippines appears to have killed hundreds, if not thousands of people, and officials were reportedly struggling Sunday to distribute aid to survivors left homeless and destitute.

Deaths in the province of Leyte — mainly from drowning and collapsed buildings — could escalate to 10,000, the regional police chief told the AP. The administrator of the province capital, Tacloban, said the toll could climb that high in the city alone.

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Commentary
6:48 am
Sun November 10, 2013

Hugh Haynie Gave Louisville Great Editorial Cartooning, Contributed to Public Debate

Credit Provided by the Frazier History Museum

Editorial cartooning may be one of American journalism’s best contributions not only to public debate, but also to graphic arts. From the time of Benjamin Franklin, the pen has often been mightier than the sword. Thomas Nast carried on the tradition in the 19th Century, but the art came into its full flower in the 20th Century, with such famous cartoonists as Herblock, Bill Mauldin, Jeff MacNelly and Pat Oliphant.

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Local News
6:15 pm
Sat November 9, 2013

University of Kentucky Falls to No. 9 Missouri

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Maty Mauk threw five touchdown passes, four to Dorial Green-Beckham, and No. 9 Missouri cruised past Kentucky 48-17 on Saturday.

Making his fourth consecutive start in place of the injured James Franklin, the Tigers' redshirt freshman completed 17 of 28 attempts for 203 yards and took full advantage of 6-foot-6 sophomore Green-Beckham, whose TD receptions set a school record.

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Local News
12:10 pm
Sat November 9, 2013

Nothing But Net: WFPL's College Basketball Podcast Returns

Credit Illustration by Mark Bacon

WFPL's college basketball podcast Nothing But Net returns this week for the 2013-2014 college basketball seasons. I'm Mark Bacon and I'll be joined by Matt Anthony. We'll provide weekly analysis of NCAA basketball action—with a groove. 

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