Devin Katayama

Devin Katayama is an award-winning journalist who seeks sounds that tell the story of Louisville and its people. Devin was a Follet Fellow at Columbia College Chicago where he earned his master's of arts in journalism. He won the Studs Terkel Community Media Workshop Scholarship award for his story on Chicago's homeless and street youth. Devin has worked with WBEZ Chicago Public Media’s Worldview program and with Northern California KQED’s The California Report.He earned his B.A. in English creative writing at CUNY Hunter College in New York City, where he also performed stand-up comedy. Later, he moved to the California Bay Area, where he was an EMT in Oakland. He plays the guitar and ukulele. You can find his radio work at


Fewer Louisville Parents Are Joining the PTA

January 4, 2015

The number of Jefferson County Public Schools parents and guardians joining Parent Teacher Associations is at its lowest in more than a decade, according to JCPS data. But JCPS officials say they’re not terribly concerned, because schools are working to engage … Read Story


Southern Indiana Lawmaker Introduces Aggressive Anti-Smoking Legislation

January 2, 2015

A southern Indiana lawmaker and state’s attorney general on Friday introduced aggressive anti-smoking and e-cigarette legislation. State Rep. Ed Clere, R-New Albany, said the legislation would expand Indiana’s existing state-wide smoking ban, adding e-cigarettes while improving their regulations. “Essentially, we’re … Read Story


Need Financial Aid? Kentucky Students Should Apply Soon.

December 28, 2014

Kentucky’s higher education officials are urging students preparing to enter college this fall—or who are already enrolled—to turn in financial aid documents soon after the opening period begins Jan. 1. “If someone is on the fence a little bit about … Read Story