Arts and Humanities
4:44 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Sarah Ioannides Conducts Louisville Orchestra Tonight

Australian conductor Sarah Ioannides will conduct Schwantner From Afar: Fantasy for Guitar and Orchestra for the Louisville Orchestra concert this evening. This afternoon on Byline she spoke with WFPL's Erin Keane about her career in music. 

Environment
4:35 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Environmental Attorney, State Spar Over Secretary's Comments on Clean Air Act

A local environmental attorney is challenging the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet over statements officials made earlier this week at a conference.

The contentious point revolves around a comment Energy and Environment Secretary Len Peters made during a session at the cabinet’s annual conference earlier this week. Here’s how his comments were summarized in a story by Jim Bruggers of the Courier-Journal.

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Politics
4:14 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Green Party VP Candidate Visits Kentucky to Address Poverty, VP Debate

Cheri Honkala

Green Party vice presidential candidate Cheri Honkala has been touring Kentucky this week to draw attention to issues that are not being discussed in the campaign as well as speak out against the debate at Centre College.

Several demonstrations were held before the debate in Danville, Ky. on Thursday, including rallies to draw attention to access while others addressed issues of poverty and austerity measures. The Presidential Debate Commission barred Honkala and other third party candidates from participating alongside Vice President Joe Biden and Republican Congressman Paul Ryan.

The commissions rules dictate that in order for third party candidates to be included they must poll at least 15 percent among registered voters.

Honkala says the commission is the problem and should include more perspectives so that all Americans can have their views represented.

"I was outraged when I found out that myself and (running mate) Dr. Jill Stein have not been allowed into the debates, especially because we worked really hard to get on the ballot in about 38 states and 85 percent is eligible to vote for us," she says.

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Politics
3:15 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Second Successful VP Debate Has State Officials Hoping for Presidential Debate Next Time

As the dust settles on this year’s vice presidential debate at Centre College, local officials are saying the school is ready for the next step. 

Centre College has now held two vice presidential debates: this year’s and 2000's.

Those debates will be historically known for two different styles between candidates—Vice President Dick Cheney and Senator Joe Lieberman were cordial in 2000, while Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan were much feistier this year. But behind the scenes, both debates are known for how smoothly everything ran.

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Local News
3:01 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

VPs in Danville; Yarmuth/Wicker Debate; African-American Heritage Center; Pensions: Today on Byline

Here is the rundown for today's edition of Byline:

At the top - The world is talking about the vice presidential debate last evening in Danville, and WFPL was represented by Phillip Bailey and Kenny Colston, who discuss the media circus, the atmosphere in Danville, and of course the debate itself.

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Local News
2:48 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

College Football: U of L at Pitt, Wildcats vs Razorbacks, IU-OSU

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After a week off, the University of Louisville Cardinals return to the football field Saturday.

U of L plays its third straight road game with a visit to Pittsburgh.

To accommodate television coverage, the game will have an unusual kickoff time of 11:00am, which doesn’t bother Cards’ coach Charlie Strong.

"It’s going to be an early rise. So we get up early. When you get up you don’t have much time at all, it’s time to go play the football game. Which is good, I like that, I like getting up," Strong said.

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Local News
2:01 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Pensioners Concerned With Retirement System's Woes

Richard and Denise Woods want to travel.

The Woods are retirees with Kentucky state employee pensions, and they planned to fill their retirement with trips to Europe and visits to grandchildren in Georgia. But prices for gas and plane tickets are going up. And the pension system is struggling. The Woods worry that the checks they use to finance travels will stop coming.

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Environment
1:00 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Washington Post Editorial Urges Politicians to Stop Telling Coalfields 'Fairy Tales'

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Earlier this week, the Washington Post published an editorial for residents of coal country.

The newspaper’s editorial board is left-leaning, and begins the piece by criticizing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for “pandering” to coalfields residents, promising them a resurgence of the industry if he’s elected.

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Local News
12:59 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

U of L Trustees Board Approves Process to Complete Merger Talks

The University of Louisville Medical Center is inching closer to securing a merging partner, which officials say could come in the next several weeks.

U of L’s Board of Trustees authorized the school’s vice president of health affairs, Dr. David Dunn, to complete negotiations with finalists, whose names are being kept quiet during the negotiating process.

After a potential merger with Catholic Health Initiatives and Jewish Hospital fell through, UMC opened the merger to a bidding process.

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Arts and Humanities
12:27 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

REVIEW: Actors Theatre's Long 'Journey' Offers Great Rewards

John Brummer as Edmund and Michael Bakkensen as Jamie in "Long Day's Journey into Night."
Alan Simons Actors Theatre of Louisville

Actors Theatre of Louisville's new artistic director Les Waters put his acclaimed directorial chops on full display in last night's opening of Eugene O'Neill's semi-autobiographical dysfunctional family and addiction drama “Long Day's Journey Into Night.” Powerhouse acting and economical staging allow the family Tyrone to reveal themselves wholly and sympathetically over the course of the long but rewarding production. 

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