Laura Ellis http://wfpl.org en Strange Fruit: Cirque du Soleil Brings Michael Jackson’s Work to Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/strange-fruit-cirque-du-soleil-brings-michael-jackson-s-work-louisville <p><object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0" height="81" width="100%"><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/144695150&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_playcount=true&amp;show_comments=true" /><embed allowscriptaccess="always" height="81" src="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/144695150&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_playcount=true&amp;show_comments=true" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="100%"></embed></object><br />&nbsp;</p><p>For most of us, Michael Jackson's death is one of those where-were-you moments.<br /><br />"When I found out MJ died, Jai was with me in the car, and I pulled the car over at a gas station and I started bawling, crying. And he thought my dad had died," Dr. Story says. "Michael Jackson was very symbolic to me of my childhood - listening to his music with my dad when I was a little girl, and I just didn't expect him to die like that."<br /><br />When we heard Cirque du Soleil had put together a stage production based on the King of Pop's music and dance, we wanted to find out more. So this week we spoke to Laura Silverman who does publicity for the group about how the show came together, and the challenges of bringing such a legendary life to the stage. The show will be <a href="http://www.kfcyumcenter.com/events/detail/michael-jackson-the-immortal-world-tour-by-cirque-du-soleil">at the KFC Yum Center</a> on April 25th and 26th.<br /> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:35:21 +0000 Laura Ellis 9142 at http://wfpl.org Strange Fruit: Cirque du Soleil Brings Michael Jackson’s Work to Louisville University of Kentucky Explains Purpose of Study Asking Whether Being Gay is a Mental Illness http://wfpl.org/post/university-kentucky-explains-purpose-study-asking-whether-being-gay-mental-illness <p>Yesterday we reported that the University of Kentucky <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/university-kentucky-asked-students-if-homosexuality-mental-illness">administered a survey</a> asking students whether they agree or disagree with statements about LGBTQ people—including whether being gay is a mental illness.</p><p>UK has issued a statement explaining the survey's purpose:</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:31:53 +0000 Laura Ellis 9108 at http://wfpl.org University of Kentucky Explains Purpose of Study Asking Whether Being Gay is a Mental Illness The University of Kentucky Asked Students If Homosexuality is a Mental Illness http://wfpl.org/post/university-kentucky-asked-students-if-homosexuality-mental-illness <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Conservative watchdog group Campus Reform is reporting that t</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">he University of Kentucky </span><a href="http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=5531" style="line-height: 1.5;">conducted a survey</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> focusing on attitudes about </span>LGBTQ<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> students.</span></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:48:55 +0000 Laura Ellis 9102 at http://wfpl.org The University of Kentucky Asked Students If Homosexuality is a Mental Illness Strange Fruit: Jalin Roze on Hip Hop & Social Change; Fly Young Red Brings Visibility to Queer Rap http://wfpl.org/post/strange-fruit-jalin-roze-hip-hop-social-change-fly-young-red-brings-visibility-queer-rap <p><object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0" height="81" width="100%"><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/143556643&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_playcount=true&amp;show_comments=true" /><embed allowscriptaccess="always" height="81" src="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/143556643 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:35:40 +0000 Laura Ellis 9084 at http://wfpl.org Strange Fruit: Jalin Roze on Hip Hop & Social Change; Fly Young Red Brings Visibility to Queer Rap Streaming Update http://wfpl.org/post/streaming-update-0 <p>We're working to restore our live streaming service after a malfunction, possibly related to the stormy weather. In the meantime, streaming may be spotty or unavailable. Thanks for your patience as we try to get things back online.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:50:06 +0000 Laura Ellis 9060 at http://wfpl.org Strange Fruit: Former Miss Kentucky Djuan Trent on Coming Out; Violence in Downtown Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/strange-fruit-former-miss-kentucky-djuan-trent-coming-out-violence-downtown-louisville <p><object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0" height="81" width="100%"><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/142361323&amp;color=6d0b68&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_playcount=true&amp;show_comments=true" /><embed allowscriptaccess="always" height="81" src="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/142361323 Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:22:37 +0000 Laura Ellis 9020 at http://wfpl.org Strange Fruit: Former Miss Kentucky Djuan Trent on Coming Out; Violence in Downtown Louisville Strange Fruit: “Politini on theGrio” Hosts Aisha & Danielle Moodie-Mills http://wfpl.org/post/strange-fruit-politini-thegrio-hosts-aisha-danielle-moodie-mills <p><object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0" height="81" width="100%"><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/138889645&amp;color=45084d&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_playcount=true&amp;show_comments=true" /><embed allowscriptaccess="always" height="81" src="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/138889645 Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:55:59 +0000 Laura Ellis 8826 at http://wfpl.org Strange Fruit: “Politini on theGrio” Hosts Aisha & Danielle Moodie-Mills Strange Fruit: Longtime LGBTQ and Feminist Activist Urvashi Vaid to Speak in Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/strange-fruit-longtime-lgbtq-and-feminist-activist-urvashi-vaid-speak-louisville <p><object height="81" width="100%"><param name="movie" value="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/137913491&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_playcount=true&amp;show_comments=true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed allowscriptaccess="always" height="81" src="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/137913491&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_playcount=true&amp;show_comments=true" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" Tue, 04 Mar 2014 19:32:20 +0000 Laura Ellis 8773 at http://wfpl.org Strange Fruit: Longtime LGBTQ and Feminist Activist Urvashi Vaid to Speak in Louisville Strange Fruit: A Chat with the Attorneys on Ky.'s Same-Sex Marriage Case; Jordan Davis Murder Trial http://wfpl.org/post/strange-fruit-chat-attorneys-kys-same-sex-marriage-case-jordan-davis-murder-trial <p><object height="81" width="100%"><param name="movie" value="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/136526592&amp;color=088a74&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_playcount=true&amp;show_comments=true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed allowscriptaccess="always" height="81" src="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/136526592&amp;color=088a74&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_playcount=true&amp;show_comments=true" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" Mon, 24 Feb 2014 18:53:52 +0000 Laura Ellis 8683 at http://wfpl.org Strange Fruit: A Chat with the Attorneys on Ky.'s Same-Sex Marriage Case; Jordan Davis Murder Trial Byline | FBI Looks at Metro Gov't; Legislature Mulls Felon Voting Rights; Corvette Museum Sinkhole http://wfpl.org/post/byline-fbi-looks-metro-govt-legislature-mulls-felon-voting-rights-corvette-museum-sinkhole <p><object height="81" width="100%"><param name="movie" value="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/136083688&amp;color=205075&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_playcount=true&amp;show_comments=true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed allowscriptaccess="always" height="81" src="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/136083688&amp;color=205075&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_playcount=true&amp;show_comments=true" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wi Sat, 22 Feb 2014 00:53:10 +0000 Laura Ellis 8670 at http://wfpl.org Byline | FBI Looks at Metro Gov't; Legislature Mulls Felon Voting Rights; Corvette Museum Sinkhole