Politics
6:44 pm
Sat November 2, 2013

Reproductive Rights Rally Takes Aim at Upcoming Kentucky General Assembly Session

Activist Fausta Luchini address the crowd.
Credit Jonathan Meador/Kentucky Public Radio

FRANKFORT—Arguing that some Kentucky legislators routinely file bills that would be, if enacted, harmful to women, activists rallied Saturday outside the state Capitol to support what they called "reproductive justice" in advance of the 2014 General Assembly session.

Roughly 75 activists caravanned from Louisville to Frankfort to advocate for legislation that would expand access to abortion and contraceptives, family support programs and comprehensive, science-based sex education.

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It's All Politics
8:10 am
Sat November 2, 2013

Obama Ratings Sink As Trustworthiness Comes Into Question

President Obama walks off stage after speaking at the "SelectUSA Investment Summit" on Thursday. A poll released the same day found that the president's job approval rating had reached an all time low.
Evan Vucci AP

Originally published on Sat November 2, 2013 3:15 pm

Barack Obama has been subjected to as many personal attacks as any modern president.

Terrorist. Traitor. Hater of America. Secret Muslim.

Unusually for a politician, however, the one thing he hasn't been called much is a liar, except by his most adamant critics.

That's all changed now. Obama is being widely called out for having claimed, repeatedly, that under the Affordable Care Act, people who liked their health insurance plans could keep them.

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All Tech Considered
8:09 am
Sat November 2, 2013

HealthCare.gov's Rocky First Month Leaves Plenty Of Questions

Suzanne Cloud on the first day the health exchange marketplace opened, Oct 1. Because of problems with the HealthCare.gov website, she's now planning to use a paper application.
Elana Gordon WHYY

Originally published on Fri November 1, 2013 6:49 pm

When the federal health exchange marketplace opened Oct. 1, we visited jazz musician Suzanne Cloud in Philadelphia. She tried to start an account early in the morning, but technology thwarted her plans.

She wasn't alone, as it became clear quickly that the unprecedented system for Americans in 36 states to shop and enroll for health insurance was broken in several places. A week into her failed attempts, Cloud stayed positive.

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Local News
8:07 am
Sat November 2, 2013

About 40 Percent of Kentucky's Healthcare Exchange Enrollees are Younger Than 35

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FRANKFORT — Gov. Steve Beshear's office says Kentucky's new online health exchange enrolled about 1,000 people each day for health coverage during its first month.

The governor's office said 32,485 Kentuckians had signed up for coverage as of Friday morning. About 40 percent of enrollees are under age 35.

Beshear says people are still flocking to the state exchange for coverage that will begin Jan. 1.

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Politics
6:49 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Federal Court Sides With Plaintiffs in Kentucky Redistricting Case

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The three-judge federal panel tasked with determining the constitutionality of outdated Kentucky voting districts has granted the plaintiffs attorneys' fees, possibly paving the way to an official end to the state's two-year redistricting nightmare.

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Local News
4:51 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

U of L Fifth in AP Preseason Women's Basketball Poll

The Louisville Cardinals are ranked fifth in the Associated Press’ preseason women’s college basketball poll.

U of L made it to the NCAA title game last season, losing in the final to Connecticut.

The Huskies, who won their eighth national championship, are the unanimous top choice in the AP poll.  UConn is followed by Duke, Stanford, Tennessee and Louisville.

The Kentucky Wildcats are ranked seventh in the preseason poll.

Local News
4:33 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Byline | Black Carbon Pollution; Major Drug Sweep; Saint Louis Arch; Indie Record Stores

Here are the topics covered in this edition of Byline (full audio link below):

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Local News
2:17 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

College Football: UK Will Try to End Five-Game Losing Streak, Faces Alabama State

The University of Louisville football team has the weekend off.    The 7-1 Cardinals resume play next Saturday at Connecticut.

The Kentucky Wildcats are back in action Saturday night, taking on non-conference opponent Alabama State in a homecoming game.

Coach Mark Stoops’ UK team has dropped five straight games, including an especially frustrating 28-22 loss at Mississippi State last week on national television.

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Local News
1:55 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Kentucky ACLU Criticizes Large-Scale Police Targeting of 'Low Level' Drug Suspects

Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer
Credit Kentucky State Police

The Kentucky State Police embarked Friday on what officials are calling “the largest one-day drug round-up in agency history"—but the state ACLU suggests that the busts are misguided.

Dubbed “Operation Black Friday,” state police were targeting nearly 500 people were being  targeted for arrest across the state on charges mostly related to drug trafficking, KSP spokesman Sgt. Richard Saint-Blancard said.

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It's All Politics
12:25 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Senate Judicial Fights Become As Much About Obama As His Picks

On June 4, President Obama introduces his nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit: from right, Patricia Ann Millett, Cornelia T. L. Pillard and Robert L. Wilkins.
Mark Wilson Getty Images

Originally published on Fri November 1, 2013 9:01 am

Senate judicial confirmation fights sure have changed over the past decade.

The battles of 2005, particularly the fights over three judges President George W. Bush nominated to federal appeals court positions, were very much about the ideology of the nominees.

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