Laura Ellis

Laura is the producer of Strange Fruit, a weekly talk show focusing on race, gender and LGBTQ issues and pop culture (Saturday nights at 10). She also co-produced WFPL's award-winning Defining Fairness series, in 2012, and produces other news and features. Laura was born and raised in Louisville and has been with WFPL since 2004. When she's not making radio, she's on stage making theater, or singing old-fashioned bourbon jazz with Billy Goat Strut Revue.

100th Episode!

Happy 100th Episode to Strange Fruit!

January 3, 2015

It’s our 100th episode! We’re celebrating this week by looking back at our humble beginnings, and ahead to the future. This week you’ll learn about some of the show titles we considered instead of Strange Fruit, take listener questions, and … Read Story

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Strange Fruit: How Cabbage Patch Settlement House Helps Louisville’s At-Risk Kids

December 29, 2014

Strange Fruit learns about Louisville's Cabbage Patch Settlement House and their work with at-risk kids. In Juicy Fruit, we discuss the backlash against reality show Sorority Sisters, and a spoof song about the death of Michael Brown. Read Story

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Strange Fruit: Going Home Gay for the Holidays

December 20, 2014

Advice for LGBTQ folks on coping with the holidays with families who aren't supportive. Read Story

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Strange Fruit: Yasssss! 2014 Words of the Year on Fleek

December 14, 2014

The end of 2014 is upon us, and that means every outlet is publishing best-of lists. We weren’t too impressed with the Wall Street Journal’s Best Pop Culture Moments last week, but one list we can get behind is the American Dialect … Read Story