Here is our Byline rundown for 5/10/13 (full audio link below):
At the top – Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear announced yesterday that the state will expand its Medicaid program under the federal Affordable Care Act, a move that will bring more than 300,000 Kentuckians into the health care program. We talk about the governor’s long-awaited announcement and reaction to it with Kentucky Public Radio’s Kenny Colston.
4:40 – The Courier-Journal’s Jere Downs tells us about new data from the federal government revealing the costs of various medical procedures and what hospitals in the Louisville area are charging. She also has an update on a program under which more than a thousand Kentuckians had their medical bills paid off, but there are ongoing irregularities with the accounting.
10:40 – This week, Greater Louisville Inc. released the executive summary of its feasibility study of having a National Basketball Association team in Louisville. We discuss the report and the status of the effort to lure a team to Louisville with WFPL’s Political Editor Phillip M. Bailey.
15:40 – The new film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” opens today in theaters. Daisy Buchanan, the It Girl at the heart of “The Great Gatsby,” was debutante Daisy Fay when poor soldier Jay Gatsby courted her during a brief stint at Louisville’s Camp Taylor, where Gatsby – like Fitzgerald– trained during the first World War. Local lore says Fitzgerald modeled Daisy’s girlhood home on a Louisville house, but which one? WFPL’s Erin Keane went house hunting in the Cherokee Triangle.
20:30 – Think about living in a 1,200 square foot home. Then imagine yourself living there with 9 other people. Then imagine that your building is only one unit of a twelve-story building, and every other unit is as full as yours. Then imagine hundreds those buildings crammed together in a space the size of four football fields. We look at the Kowloon Walled City, 20 years after its demolition, with the 99% Invisible producers.
36:00 – WFPL’s arts and humanities reporter Erin Keane gives us a look at what’s coming up around town this weekend, then chats with Wax Fang frontman Scott Carney about an upcoming episode of the Fox cartoon American Dad, which was inspired by a Wax Fang song, and which Carney scored.