Brain Drain Series http://wfpl.org en Brain Drain Series: 'While I Had Been Away, Louisville Had Grown Up' http://wfpl.org/post/brain-drain-series-while-i-had-been-away-louisville-had-grown <p></p><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 10.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Arial; color: #272727"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">Patty Payette graduated from the University of Louisville with a master's in English, but left the city in 1995 to earn her Ph.D in East Lansing, Mich.</span></p><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Arial; color: #232323">Over the years, she would visit Louisville and was able to watch its slow but progressive growth. She returned permanently several years later with her husband and children.</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 09:13:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 6464 at http://wfpl.org Brain Drain Series: 'While I Had Been Away, Louisville Had Grown Up' Brain Drain: Forecastle Founder J.K. McKnight on the Power of Culture for Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/brain-drain-forecastle-founder-jk-mcknight-power-culture-louisville <p>This month, WFPL is exploring Brain Drain in Louisville: What does it take for this city to attract and retain talented young professionals?</p><p>We continue our series this week with J.K. McKnight, founder of the Forecastle Festival. What began as a small event in the Highlands in 2002 now attracts upwards of 60,000 people to Waterfront Park. This year's acts included the Black Keys, the Flaming Lips, Jim James and many others.</p><p>The role festivals and cultural institutions play in attracting new workers and businesses to a city is something that McKnight has seen firsthand.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 14:47:09 +0000 Jonathan Bastian 6391 at http://wfpl.org Brain Drain: Forecastle Founder J.K. McKnight on the Power of Culture for Louisville Brain Drain Series: 'You’re Still Somewhat Limited' http://wfpl.org/post/brain-drain-series-you-re-still-somewhat-limited <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">WFPL has been exploring the idea of "Brain Drain" and Louisville's ability to keep talented young professionals in the city. What challenges does the city face? What do young workers think about staying in the River City?</span></p><p>In this fourth installment, we meet Evan Shepherd, a University of Louisville McConnell Scholar from Madisonville, Ky. who says he’s decided to leave Louisville after graduating next May.</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 10:31:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 6311 at http://wfpl.org Brain Drain Series: 'You’re Still Somewhat Limited' Brain Drain Series: 'I Don’t Want To Move Back Without Something Lined Up' http://wfpl.org/post/brain-drain-series-i-don-t-want-move-back-without-something-lined <p>WFPL has been exploring the idea of "Brain Drain" and Louisville's ability to keep talented young professionals in the city. What challenges does the city face? What do young workers think about staying in the River City?</p><p>In this third installment, we meet Deborah Gray, a Louisville native who has since moved to Houston.</p><p>Gray went to Sacred Heart Academy in Louisville and then attended Tulane University. She graduated at the top of her economics class and returned to Louisville for two years to work.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 10:50:05 +0000 Devin Katayama 6228 at http://wfpl.org Brain Drain Series: 'I Don’t Want To Move Back Without Something Lined Up' Brain Drain Series: 'There's This Hospitality' in Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/brain-drain-series-theres-hospitality-louisville <p>This month and next, WFPL is exploring the idea of "Brain Drain" and Louisville's ability to keep talented young professionals in the city. What challenges does the city face? What do young workers think about staying in the River City?</p><p>In this second installment, we meet Brett Jeffreys, digital program&nbsp;manager of North American Whiskies at Brown-Forman.</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 16:41:55 +0000 Jonathan Bastian 6159 at http://wfpl.org Brain Drain Series: 'There's This Hospitality' in Louisville WFPL's Brain Drain Series: 'There Are a Lot of Great Minds Here' http://wfpl.org/post/wfpls-brain-drain-series-there-are-lot-great-minds-here <p>Last year, the city announced Louisville had lost thousands of bachelor’s degree holders, reversing nearly a decade of steady gains that help prevent the phenomenon known as “brain drain.”</p><p>The largest declines came from young adults between 25 to 34 years old, according to 2011 data. As cities across the country continue competing for brilliant minds and to grow the number of young professionals, WFPL is asking the question: <em>What does Louisville have to offer?</em></p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 13:28:16 +0000 Devin Katayama 6079 at http://wfpl.org WFPL's Brain Drain Series: 'There Are a Lot of Great Minds Here'