News About WFPL http://wfpl.org en 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 Photos: WFPL's Year in Review http://wfpl.org/post/photos-wfpls-year-review <p>A lot has happened in 2013. We've posted a selection of photo highlights from the past year of interviews, stories and events. Enjoy, and thanks for listening.</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Staff 8001 at http://wfpl.org Photos: WFPL's Year in Review WFPL's Holiday Program Schedule http://wfpl.org/post/wfpls-holiday-program-schedule <p>With the holidays comes holiday specials. Here's what we have planned for the next week:</p><p><strong>Ask Me Another Holiday Spectacular</strong></p><p>Saturday, noon</p><p>Christmas isn't until Wednesday, but you can open this present early. It's a holiday-themed hour of puzzles and quizzes featuring host Ophira Eisenberg and comedian John Hodgman, "Daily Show" co-creator Lizz Winstead, and writer A.J. Jacobs.</p><p><strong>America's Test Kitchen Holiday Special</strong></p><p>Sunday, noon</p> Sat, 21 Dec 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Gabe Bullard 7975 at http://wfpl.org WFPL's Holiday Program Schedule WFPL Launching Film Podcast: Sound on Film http://wfpl.org/post/wfpl-launching-film-podcast-sound-film <p>Starting this week, WFPL will bring you a new program: Sound on Film.</p><p>It's a weekly podcast hosted by Chris Ritter and Robert Kahne. It's news and reviews, with the occasional special guest from the local or national film scene. Chris and Robert have been hosting the show in some form since they were in college, and we're excited to have their expertise and energy on display for WFPL.</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 22:12:29 +0000 Gabe Bullard 7963 at http://wfpl.org WFPL Launching Film Podcast: Sound on Film Special Programming to Remember John F. Kennedy http://wfpl.org/post/special-programming-remember-john-f-kennedy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Friday is the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination. In remembrance, WFPL&nbsp;will air two specials, one marking the assassination, the other remembering the funeral three days later.</span></p><p><strong>Friday 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.: <a href="http://weknewjfk.org/">We Knew JFK: Unheard Stories from the Kennedy Archive</a></strong></p><p>This new documentary contains never-before-broadcast interviews with people close to JFK, recorded after the assassination. Journalist Robert MacNeil&nbsp;hosts.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Gabe Bullard 7594 at http://wfpl.org Special Programming to Remember John F. Kennedy