Dr. J. Blaine Hudson http://wfpl.org en Celebration Honors Hackett, Hudson as Black Leaders http://wfpl.org/post/celebration-honors-hackett-hudson-black-leaders <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">FRANKFORT— &nbsp;Kentucky legislators and community leaders on Wednesday honored an&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">athlete and an academic during the&nbsp;</span>10th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;annual Black History Month Celebration at the&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Capitol.</span></p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 21:56:45 +0000 Rae Hodge 3850 at http://wfpl.org Celebration Honors Hackett, Hudson as Black Leaders Noise and Notes: The Teachings and Legacy of Dr. J. Blaine Hudson http://wfpl.org/post/noise-and-notes-teachings-and-legacy-dr-j-blaine-hudson <p><iframe src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F74557672" frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>The <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/j-blaine-hudson-longtime-u-l-educator-dies">late Dr. J. Blaine Hudson</a> spent his life dedicated to scholarship and community, and in the process became one of Louisville's most beloved natives.</p><p>Whether as a <a href="http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20130108/OPINION01/301080003/Editorial-J-Blaine-Hudson-s-legacy-learning">student activist</a>, <a href="http://www.ket.org/cgi-local/fw_comment.exe/db/ket/dmps/Programs?do=topic&amp;topicid=LOUL010122&amp;id=LOUL">historian</a> or University of Louisville dean, Hudson left a mark on everyone he encountered. The <a href="http://blainehudson.wordpress.com/">outpouring of grief and fond memories</a> has been immense since his death last week at age 63.</p><p>Over the years Hudson stopped by WFPL on numerous occasions to show how the city's past informed its present and could potentially solve problems in the future.</p><p>He had a wealth of knowledge about theories on race, African-American history and Louisville's role in the Civil Rights Movement, and we have collected some of the best excerpts for one final class.</p><p> Sun, 13 Jan 2013 03:32:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 3394 at http://wfpl.org Noise and Notes: The Teachings and Legacy of Dr. J. Blaine Hudson Mayor’s Violence Task Force Holds First Meeting http://wfpl.org/post/mayor-s-violence-task-force-holds-first-meeting-0 <p>Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer&rsquo;s Violence Prevention Workgroup is having its first meeting Monday.</p><p>The 37-member task force includes business, civic and religious leaders and was formed in response to a brazen shooting in the Parkland neighborhood last month. Among the group&rsquo;s first goals will be to develop an inventory of youth services and long-term strategies to address escalating crime.</p><p>But the group has been criticized for being too large and its lack of women and young adults appointed by the mayor. Others have said the task force isn&#39;t moving quickly enough as more heinous shootings have occurred since the initial violence spurred its creation.</p><p>University of Louisville Arts &amp; Sciences Dean J. Blaine Hudson is chairing the task force. He says concerns about the group are valid, but those criticisms should not distract from efforts to deter systemic violence.</p><p>&ldquo;You&rsquo;ll have people who legitimately feel the need to speak out. What they might be able to contribute to the larger process is a whole other question. Some people have a lot to say about immediate issues, less to say about long-term issues,&rdquo; he says.</p><p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 12:45:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 680 at http://wfpl.org