10:30 pm
Sat September 29, 2012

Noise and Notes: Shelli Yoder Embraces Underdog Bid for Congress

Democrat Shelli Yoder is running a grassroots campaign for Indiana’s Ninth Congressional District seat against freshman Republican incumbent Todd Young.

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Local News
5:08 pm
Sat September 29, 2012

Strange Fruit: Does Your Mama Know?

This week we launch our newest podcast, Strange Fruit: Musings on Politics, Pop Culture, and Black Gay Life. 

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Author Interviews
3:38 pm
Sat September 29, 2012

'Listening In' To JFK's Secret White House Recordings

Listening In, a new book and CD set, includes more than 260 hours of transcribed conversations and 2.5 hours of audio from inside the Kennedy White House.
Evening Standard Getty Images

Originally published on Mon October 1, 2012 7:41 pm

In the spring of 1963, as the U.S. was mired in conflicts with Vietnam and Cuba and the Soviet Union, President John F. Kennedy called his old friend David Hackett to express his frustration at the U.S. men's ice hockey team — and their miserable record overseas.

JFK: Dave, I noticed that in the paper this morning that the Swedish team beat the American hockey team 17-2.
Hackett: Yeah, I saw that.
JFK: Christ! Who are we sending over there? Girls?

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The Two-Way
3:33 pm
Sat September 29, 2012

Former 'New York Times' Publisher Arthur O. Sulzberger Dies At 86

New York Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger in his office in 1973.
Anthony Camerano AP

Originally published on Sat September 29, 2012 5:06 pm

Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, the longtime former publisher of The New York Times, has died after a long illness, the paper reports:

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Local News
3:47 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

College Football: U of L at Southern Miss, Cats vs Gamecocks, IU at Northwestern

Photo from ihup.edu

The Louisville Cardinals take their 4-0 record to Southern Mississippi tomorrow.

The 17th ranked Cards are off to their best start since 2006, but are coming off narrow victories over North Carolina and Florida International.

Coach Charlie Strong says if his team wants to take the leap from good to great, they’ll have to learn how play with intensity for the whole game.

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Arts and Humanities
2:48 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Orchestra Documentary Wins Major Award

The Louisville Orchestra
Music Makes a City

Director Owsley Brown III will accept a Gramaphone Award for best classical music film for "Music Makes a City," a documentary about the Louisville Orchestra, at a ceremony in London today. Brown will accept the award on behalf of the Louisville-based production team, which includes co-director Jerome Hiler and producer Robin Burke. 

“Music Makes a City” documents the Louisville Orchestra’s rise in 1948 from a struggling semi-professional ensemble to a full professional orchestra with an internationally-renowned new work commissioning program.

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1:29 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

55,000 Degrees Seeks Help From Tech Innovation

Data from the 2011 report shows Louisville is slightly behind its goal for 2020.

Louisville’s 55,000 Degrees initiative is asking technology entrepreneurs to participate in a competition to increase the number of college degrees in the community.

The Gheens Foundation is putting up $20,000 for the best idea that will accelerate or motivate higher education attainment.

The city is not on track to meet its goal of 55,000 bachelors and associates degrees by 2020, but the city has increased its efforts and other programs to meet its 10 year goal.

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10:01 am
Fri September 28, 2012

JCPS Bus Accident Sends 51 to Area Hospitals

Updated at 12:20

Officials with JCPS now say 51 students have been taken to five area hospitals as precaution following an early morning accident where a car struck a school bus headed to Frost Middle School.

JCPS Chief Operation Officer Mike Raiser told WFPL once the district learned from EMS which hospitals the students were being brought to, a response team of five to ten staff members was sent to those locations.

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Local News
8:30 am
Fri September 28, 2012

B-17 "Flying Fortress" Tour Makes Local Stop

A piece of World War II history can be spotted in the skies over the Louisville area this weekend.

It's one of the stops on a national tour by a restored B-17 Bomber.

The Boeing B-17 is better known as the Flying Fortress. More than 12,000 were produced starting in 1935. Many of them took part in missions over Nazi-occupied Europe during World War Two. Only a dozen are still flying today.

This one, making a stop at the Clark County Airport in Sellersburg, Indiana, was built in 1945.

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The Two-Way
10:09 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Coal Mine Company Denies Responsibility Despite Disaster Settlement

Wreaths and flowers commemorating those killed in the Crandall Canyon Mine collapse are posted at the mine entrance on Dec. 10, 2007, outside Huntington, Utah. A settlement Thursday includes mine owner Murray Energy's acceptance of four violations considered "contributory" to two fatal August 2007 mine collapses at Crandall Canyon.
Douglas C. Pizac AP

Originally published on Thu September 27, 2012 11:55 pm

The Labor Department says a Thursday settlement in the 2007 Crandall Canyon mine disaster clearly leaves mine owner Murray Energy with "acknowledged responsibility for the failures that led to the tragedy."

"These failures resulted in the needless deaths of nine" miners and rescuers, Solicitor of Labor Patricia Smith says.

But despite company signatures on the settlement document, Murray Energy tells NPR "this settlement is not an admission of any contribution to the August 2007 accidents."

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