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A new face for Louisville violence prevention efforts, an interview with new Kentucky poet laureate Frank X. Walker and the happenings in the General Assembly are coming up on Byline.

Mayor Greg Fischer recently announced that Anthony Smith will be the city’s new safe neighborhoods director. WFPL’s Devin Katayama will discuss what this means.

Kentucky Public Radio’s Kenny Colston checks in from Frankfort after an active week in the General Assembly.

WFPL’s Erin Keane talks with Frank X. Walker, who was recently appointed as Kentucky’s poet laureate, making him the youngest person and first African-American to fill the post.

WFPL’s Erica Peterson talks with Robert Kingsolver, the new dean of the school of environmental studies at Bellarmine University.

Also, Chris Ritter of Crescent Hill Radio’s Surreel Film discusses the upcoming Academy Awards, where Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence is a nominee for best actress.

Join in for these stories and more at 1 p.m. Friday at 89.3 or stream at WFPL.org.