Education
2:05 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Group Raising Money To 'Prove' Kentucky's Education System Needs More Money

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The Council for Better Education is asking its members to help fund another study to demonstrate how Kentucky’s education system is being underfunded.

This time, the study would show the cost of fully implementing the state’s 2009 education reforms that have been in place for two years, says council president and Fayette County Public Schools superintendent Tom Shelton.

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It's All Politics
2:04 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Presidential Apologies: Regrets, They Have A Few

President Obama walks from the White House to Marine One on Friday. In an interview Thursday with NBC News, he apologized for breaking a promise regarding the Affordable Care Act.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

Originally published on Fri November 8, 2013 2:31 pm

Now that President Obama has apologized to those who've seen their health care plans canceled due to the Affordable Care Act, losses he pledged beforehand wouldn't happen, he joins the line of modern presidents who have had to look the American people in the eye and give their regrets.

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Local News
1:46 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

What's With All the Hookah Lounges in Louisville?

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It’s Friday night on Bardstown Road and Friend's Hookah Café is, quite literally, smoking.

A hookah bubbles, drawn by Dair Sharipov, a 22-year-old regular at Friends. He comes here because it’s a laid-back alternative to going out drinking.

“I don’t see anything new in bars," he says. "People getting into fights. It’s the same thing over and over.”

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Education
12:46 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Student 'Growth' Measurement Concerns Some Kentucky Superintendents

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Some Kentucky superintendents have expressed concern with at least one indicator educators use to measure accountability, and education officials say tweaks to state’s new Unbridled Learning system could be forthcoming.

In the Kentucky Department of Education’s monthly webinar, Commissioner Terry Holliday said superintendents’ No. 1 concern is measuring student growth.

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The Two-Way
11:03 am
Fri November 8, 2013

More Jobs Than Expected Added, But Jobless Rate Rose In Oct.

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Originally published on Fri November 8, 2013 10:12 am

  • On 'Morning Edition': NPR's John Ydstie previews the October jobs report

There were 204,000 jobs added to payrolls in October, about 80,000 more than economists expected. But the jobless rate edged up to 7.3 percent from 7.2 percent the month before, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.

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Local News
11:00 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Byline Today: Rand Paul's Plagiarism Troubles, Hugh Haynie Exhibition and College Hoops

This week, Rand Paul addressed the plagiarism found in his speeches and writing, the Frazier History Museum prepared an exhibition showcasing the work of the late editorial cartoonist Hugh Haynie and the sports world's eyes turned toward the new college basketball season.

We'll talk about these stories and more this afternoon on Byline.

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Local News
9:04 am
Fri November 8, 2013

5 Years of Louisville Cardinals and Kentucky Wildcats AP Poll Rankings, in 1 Chart

Louisville Cardinals fans celebrating the 2013 men's college basketball national championship.
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College basketball in Kentucky has been anything but boring the past five seasons. The Louisville Cardinals men's team won the national championship in April; the Kentucky Wildcats won it the season before.  Each has spent time ranked No. 1; each has at times left fans disappointed.

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It's All Politics
6:23 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Why Chris Christie's Popularity May Tear His Party Apart

Gov. Chris Christie visits with students at Jose Marti Freshman Academy in Union City, N.J., on Wednesday.
Rich Schultz AP

Originally published on Thu November 7, 2013 5:11 pm

Chris Christie has become a national phenomenon.

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Politics
6:21 am
Fri November 8, 2013

How Kennedy's Assassination Changed The Secret Service

The limousine carrying President John F. Kennedy races toward the hospital after he was shot in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, with Secret Service agent Clint Hill riding on the back.
Justin Newman AP

Originally published on Fri November 8, 2013 10:45 am

Nov. 22 will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, a moment that left an indelible mark on those who remember it.

It also permanently changed the agency charged with protecting the president — the U.S. Secret Service.

Looking back at the images of Kennedy, first lady Jackie Kennedy, Texas Gov. John Connally and his wife waving as they rode through the streets of Dallas in an open Lincoln, it all looks terribly innocent and naive.

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Local News
6:13 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Legendary Louisville Cartoonist Hugh Haynie, Through His Son's Eyes

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Judge Smith Haynie has had a long day. He's tired from his work in the courtroom. But when he leaves the bench and heads to a museum showcase of his late father Hugh Haynie's editorial cartoons, he can't keep still.

"You want two famous cartoons?" he asks me as he bounds across a room in the Frazier History Museum. He's pointing at a pair of framed cartoons that comment on the U.S. space program of the late 1960s and early 1970s. He singles out one, which he calls "Moon Rocks."

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