Local News
3:38 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

College Football: U of L Preps for UConn; UK's Montgomery Suffers Season-Ending Injury

The University of Louisville football team returns to action Friday after a week off.

The Cards (7-1), ranked 16th in the latest coaches’ poll, travel to Connecticut to take on the 0-7 Huskies.

U of L coach Charlie Strong says he likes the way his players have bounced back from their only loss of the season, a 38-35 upset last month at the hands of Central Florida.

The defeat ended any possibility of U of L vying for a national championship, but Strong says the Cards can still position themselves for a top-tier bowl bid.

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Environment
3:00 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

What's Next for Energy in Kentucky and Beyond? A Conversation with Consultant James Clad.

James Clad

James Clad has a lot of opinions on the global energy industry. These days, he’s an international political risk consultant for the energy industry. He’s also a senior advisor for the Center for Naval Analyses and at Jane’s Defence and Cambridge Energy Research Associates. From 2002-2010, he was the U.S. deputy assistant secretary of defense for Asia.

Clad was in Louisville last month to address the Louisville Committee on Foreign Relations.

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Education
2:57 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

U of L Picks 'Strothman and Company' To Lead Financial Mangement Audit

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The University of Louisville Board of Trustee's audit committee has unanimously approved the firm that will review the school’s financial management.

U of L requested the external audit (not to be confused with its annual audit) following allegations that an employee wrote himself checks in access of $2 million. 

Louisville’s Strothman and Company was chosen among five candidates who presented to the audit committee Monday.

“They have just answered all of the things that we asked them to do in our request for proposals," says committee chair Brucie Moore.

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Strange Fruit
2:19 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Strange Fruit: 'Tracking Fire' Documentary Tells Story of Deadly Anti-LGBTQ Attack in 1973

It's one of the deadliest attacks on LGBTQ people in U.S. history - and even if you're an activist or scholar, there's a good chance you've never heard of it.
 

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Education
1:17 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Adding Up The Cost Of Low Literacy Among Adults

Matthew Burke graduated from high school even though he was reading at about the third-grade level. He got a job as a welder but found his lack of reading skills held him back.
Kavitha Cardoza WAMU

Originally published on Wed November 6, 2013 3:34 pm

This is the final report in a four-part series on adult education.

Low literacy rates for adults can have wide-ranging effects on those around them. They may rely more heavily on government services; their children may not get that extra hand with schoolwork; their families may not get sufficient financial support.

But for the millions of adults with low literacy, the ability to read, write and speak English might offer them the most important opportunity of all: a chance to emerge from the shadows and participate as equals in society.

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Education
9:56 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Kentucky Schools' Arts, Humanities Programs Get Mixed Reviews in State Testing

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The standing of Kentucky students in subjects such as math and reading has been a major topic of discussion.

Now it's time to consider writing and arts programs.

The Kentucky Department of Education has released new data on how well schools supported their writing and arts programs. These "program reviews" were conducted in arts and humanities, practical living and writing programs this year, and they'll assess the strength and support of instruction and will not consider test scores.

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Author Interviews
6:50 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Teddy Roosevelt's 'Bully Pulpit' Isn't The Platform It Once Was

Originally published on Mon November 4, 2013 5:28 pm

When Teddy Roosevelt was president, reporter Lincoln Steffens came to him with a request: "Mr. President," he said, "I want to investigate corruption in the federal government." And Roosevelt responded in a rather astonishing way, as presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin tells NPR's Steve Inskeep.

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Space
6:48 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Space Agencies Of The World, Unite: The U.N.'s Asteroid Defense Plan

This mosaic image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, captured between 2011 to 2012, shows the giant asteroid Vesta. The mountain at the south pole, seen at the bottom of the image, is more than twice the height of Mount Everest.
NASA

Originally published on Sun November 3, 2013 3:09 pm

The United Nations General Assembly may approve a plan soon for the world's space agencies to defend the Earth against asteroids.

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Arts and Humanities
6:45 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Sculptor Ed Hamilton Among Local Artists to Host Studio Tours

Louisville sculptor Ed Hamilton’s finished works are mostly larger-than-life monuments installed at grand public spaces – the 12-foot-tall sculpture of boxing legend Joe Lewis in Detroit’s Cobo Center, Louisville's Waterfront Park's Abraham Lincoln memorial and the statue of York, a slave who played an integral role in the Lewis and Clark Expedition, overlooking the Ohio River on the Belvedere. 

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Local News
12:01 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Bad Experiences Hurt Kids' Lives for Years. Kentucky Leads the U.S. in Them, Report Says

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A child's future can be thwarted for years afte enduring several negative family events—a divorce, substance abuse in the home, an incarcerated parent, said Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates, citing research.

And Kentucky has among the highest percentages of children who have had three or more of those adverse experiences in their homes, Brooks said.

He's speaking to data released this morning in the report Kids Count: The First Eight Years, from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Kentucky Youth Advocates.

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