Here's a rundown of topics and stories covered today on our journalist roundtable show, Byline.
00:00: WFPL environment reporter Erica Peterson and Lexington Herald-Leader writer Bill Estep discuss the ongoing struggles over mountaintop mining in Kentucky. Pro-coal and anti-coal forces gathered in Frankfort this week prior to EPA hearings on 36 surface mining permits. We also heard clips of many of the demonstrators and speakers.
16:02: WFPL political editor Phillip Bailey spent some time going over and explaining the latest with the Louisville city budget which went into public comment phase this week.
20:45: Other metro news from Gabe Bullard and Devin Katayama, including changes at WDRB and the recruitment of a new Greater Clark County Schools superintendent.
28:54: Devin Katayama interview with writer Matthew Tully of the Indianapolis Star, about his new book Searching for Hope: Life at a Failing School in the Heart of America.
34:03: Conversation with horse racing writer and handicapper Ed deRosa about the scratch of I'll Have Another from the Belmont Stakes.
38:05: Arts news with WFPL's Erin Keane. Today Erin is joined by filmmaker/writer Martha Stephens and actor Timothy Morton. The film Pilgrim Song will be screened this weekend at the Speed Museum as part of the Flyover Film Festival.