News About WFPL http://wfpl.org en KyCIR, WFPL Win National Murrow Award in Investigative Reporting http://wfpl.org/post/kycir-wfpl-win-national-murrow-award-investigative-reporting <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting and </span>WFPL<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on Tuesday won a national </span>Murrow<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Award for a 2013 story about a serial criminal who murdered a 17-year-old Clarksville girl.</span></p><p>The radio story was reported by the KyCIR's R.G. Dunlop, with production assistance from WFPL's Laura Ellis.</p><p>Listen here:</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Staff 9554 at http://wfpl.org KyCIR, WFPL Win National Murrow Award in Investigative Reporting Brendan McCarthy is WFPL's New Interim News Director http://wfpl.org/post/brendan-mccarthy-wfpls-new-interim-news-director <p>Starting today, Brendan McCarthy leads the newsrooms for both&nbsp;WFPL and the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 21:35:14 +0000 Staff 9429 at http://wfpl.org Brendan McCarthy is WFPL's New Interim News Director WFPL's Gabe Bullard is Going to Harvard to be a Nieman Fellow http://wfpl.org/post/wfpls-gabe-bullard-going-harvard-be-nieman-fellow <p>Bad news first. Gabe Bullard, WFPL's director of news and editorial strategy, is leaving.</p><p>The good news. It's only for 10 months, and he'll spend that time as a Nieman&nbsp;Fellow—a prestigious fellowship awarded to a select few journalists who get to study their field at Harvard University.</p><p>The Nieman Fellow's 2014-15 class was announced Wednesday. It includes 24 journalists representing The Wall Street Journal, NPR's Morning Edition, The Washington Post and more. &nbsp;(Here's a full <a href="http://nieman.harvard.edu/newsitem.aspx?id=100261">list.)</a></p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 21:24:29 +0000 Joseph Lord 9250 at http://wfpl.org WFPL's Gabe Bullard is Going to Harvard to be a Nieman Fellow WFPL Wins National, Regional, State Awards http://wfpl.org/post/wfpl-wins-national-regional-state-awards <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>WFPL<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> News team and the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting have received several awards in the last week, earning honors on the national, regional and local stages. &nbsp;</span></p><p>Nationally, Erica Peterson's <a href="http://wfpl.org/term/black-carbon">series&nbsp;on black carbon, </a>which utilized original air monitoring data, won the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi award for Public Service in Radio Journalism.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:11:06 +0000 Staff 9196 at http://wfpl.org WFPL Wins National, Regional, State Awards Listen: In Louisville, Education Instigator Diane Ravitch Shares Concerns About School Reforms http://wfpl.org/post/listen-louisville-education-instigator-diane-ravitch-shares-concerns-about-school-reforms <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">She's against high-stakes testing, big business in schools, and doubts charters are the answer to improving public education. But Diane Ravitch, a New York University research professor who has become an influence voice in U.S. education,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">didn't always feel this way.</span></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:52:07 +0000 Devin Katayama 9149 at http://wfpl.org Listen: In Louisville, Education Instigator Diane Ravitch Shares Concerns About School Reforms WFPL News Wins Many Awards From the Kentucky AP http://wfpl.org/post/wfpl-news-wins-many-awards-kentucky-ap <p>WFPL News won a total of 25 awards at the Kentucky AP Broadcasters contest this weekend.</p><p>The newsroom took home nine first place trophies, ten for second place and six honorable mentions. WFPL's first place wins came in the categories of:</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:59:41 +0000 Gabe Bullard 9018 at http://wfpl.org WFPL News Wins Many Awards From the Kentucky AP Spring Membership Drive - 2889 Members raised $407,000! Thank you! http://wfpl.org/post/spring-membership-drive-2889-members-raised-407000-thank-you <p>The Spring Membership Drive ended Saturday at 7 pm. Thanks to Member support, Louisville Public Media raised over $407,000. Thank you to the 2889 Members who took us over our original goal!</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 20:14:41 +0000 Staff 2033 at http://wfpl.org Spring Membership Drive - 2889 Members raised $407,000! Thank you! Special Programs for February http://wfpl.org/post/special-programs-february <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">February is the shortest month, but it's the most full of special public radio programming (at least so far for 2014).</span></p><p>To mark Black History Month, <a href="http://stateofthereunion.com/">State of the Re:Union has a new season on redefining black history.&nbsp;</a>We'll bring you a new episode every Thursday night at 9.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 17:17:36 +0000 Gabe Bullard 8455 at http://wfpl.org Special Programs for February Monday Schedule Changes at WFPL http://wfpl.org/post/monday-schedule-changes-wfpl <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The sound of Monday nights on WFPL is about to change.</p><p>The producers of Moyers and Company have decided <a href="http://www.current.org/2013/11/moyers-reverses-decision-to-end-show-which-goes-to-30-minutes-in-january/">to make the show 30 minutes long</a>. So you'll still hear all the Bill Moyers we can bring you every Monday night at 9. But now, at 9:30 p.m., you'll hear <a href="http://backstoryradio.org/">Backstory with the American History Guys</a>.</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 15:35:37 +0000 Gabe Bullard 8069 at http://wfpl.org Monday Schedule Changes at WFPL Listen: WFPL News Team's Favorite Features of 2013 http://wfpl.org/post/listen-wfpl-news-teams-favorite-features-2013 <p>This week, WFPL&nbsp;News staff members selected some of their favorite stories of 2013 for a special Byline.</p><p>We heard about carp fishing, record stores, a Kentucky Derby gate-crasher, an innovative play and much more. Listen below:</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/126759090&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Here are links to some of the stories:</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 22:45:46 +0000 Joseph Lord 8055 at http://wfpl.org Listen: WFPL News Team's Favorite Features of 2013