News http://wfpl.org en Flyover Film Festival Becomes IF Film, an IdeaFestival Affiliate http://wfpl.org/post/flyover-film-festival-becomes-if-film-ideafestival-affiliate <p>It’s been a year of big changes for the Louisville Film Society. The organization moved west to the Portland neighborhood’s warehouse district back in February, <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-film-society-moves-portland-neighborhood">where a boutique cinema is in the works</a>. And their signature event, the annual Flyover Film Festival, has partnered with <a href="http://www.ideafestival.com/">IdeaFestival </a>to become <a href="http://www.louisvillefilm.org/iffilm/">IF Film</a>, an affiliate event running concurrently with the main fest.</p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:08:18 +0000 Erin Keane 10096 at http://wfpl.org Flyover Film Festival Becomes IF Film, an IdeaFestival Affiliate New Program Prescribes Veggies Over Medicine to Combat Childhood Obesity in Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/new-program-prescribes-veggies-over-medicine-combat-childhood-obesity-louisville <p>A new program underway in Louisville is working to combat childhood obesity and related diseases by providing prescriptions for fresh produce, rather than medicine.</p><p>The first “Veggie Rx” class started last month, and nine families are taking part. The six-week program includes hands-on cooking classes, discussions on nutrition and food justice and physical fitness. And every participant gets six weeks of free produce.</p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:53:33 +0000 Erica Peterson 10097 at http://wfpl.org New Program Prescribes Veggies Over Medicine to Combat Childhood Obesity in Louisville Louisville Cards Win ACC Debut Over Miami, 31-13 http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-cards-win-acc-debut-over-miami-31-13 <p>In college football, Dominique Brown's 15-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and Gerald Christian's 10-yard touchdown catch late in the fourth followed a big defensive performance as the Louisville Cardinals beat visiting Miami 31-13 in their season opener Monday night. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 03:51:26 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 10112 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Cards Win ACC Debut Over Miami, 31-13 Jefferson County Teachers Union's PAC Supports District 6 Challenger http://wfpl.org/post/jefferson-county-teachers-unions-pac-supports-district-6-challenger <p>The Jefferson County Teachers Association's political action committee—Better Schools Kentucky— has endorsed school board candidate Lisa Willner's bid to unseat District 6 incumbent&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Carol&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Haddad, a</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ccording to a news release sent by&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Willner.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">District 6 covers central Jefferson County.</span></p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:44:29 +0000 Devin Katayama 10111 at http://wfpl.org Jefferson County Teachers Union's PAC Supports District 6 Challenger Hot Jobs Contrast With Cooler Summer In Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/hot-jobs-contrast-cooler-summer-louisville <p>As I sweated through this summer, the newsroom decided I should I set out to document how people in high-temperature jobs get through a sweltering Louisville summer.</p><p>What about the folks who pave roads? Or spend days on a hot roof, or sweat it out next to a huge oven? Perhaps they had some tips or tricks to get through the summer.</p><p>But as the summer went on, I began to suspect that 2014's might not have been the best for this investigation.</p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Eleanor Hasken 10110 at http://wfpl.org Hot Jobs Contrast With Cooler Summer In Louisville Fall Speaker Series At UofL Looks To Connect Public With Professors http://wfpl.org/post/fall-speaker-series-uofl-looks-connect-public-professors <p>Mayan ruins, the Pope’s impact on American politics and English gardens are some of the topics that will be discussed soon by University of Louisville professors during a fall luncheon series.</p><p>The Meet the Professor lecture series will begin on Sept. 4 and continue to be held on the first Thursday of each following month until December.&nbsp;</p><p>John Hale, the director of Liberal Studies at University of Louisville, said the series is a way to connect the public with what is going on at the university.</p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan 10100 at http://wfpl.org Fall Speaker Series At UofL Looks To Connect Public With Professors The Heart of Shakespeare Explored in Actors Theatre's New, Remixed 'Love's Labour's Lost' http://wfpl.org/post/heart-shakespeare-explored-actors-theatres-new-remixed-loves-labours-lost <p>Actors Theatre of Louisville opens its new season this week with Shakespeare’s oldest love story, but you’ve never seen “Love’s Labour's Lost” like this before. The comedy is adapted, altered and re-imagined by <a href="http://themovingco.org/">The Moving Company’s</a> Steve Epp, Nathan Keepers and Dominique Serrand, who remixed the original script to put the words of Shakespeare’s other lovers – from all 37 of his plays – into these characters’ mouths.</p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Erin Keane 10093 at http://wfpl.org The Heart of Shakespeare Explored in Actors Theatre's New, Remixed 'Love's Labour's Lost' 'Big Squeeze' Expected to Cause Long-Term Traffic Issues on I-65 http://wfpl.org/post/big-squeeze-expected-cause-long-term-traffic-issues-i-65 <p>A new stage of the downtown bridge project starting Tuesday will reduce Interstate 65 lanes and shift traffic in Southern Indiana, leading to traffic congestion into 2016.</p><p>The Downtown Crossing portion of the Ohio River Bridges Project faces traffic delays during this long-term portion of the construction. This construction phase focuses on I-65 between Brown's Station Way and the Kennedy Bridge.</p> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Staff 10109 at http://wfpl.org 'Big Squeeze' Expected to Cause Long-Term Traffic Issues on I-65 Hike, Bike or Paddle? Louisville's Bi-Annual Event Returns on Labor Day. http://wfpl.org/post/hike-bike-or-paddle-louisvilles-bi-annual-event-returns-labor-day <p>Thousands of Louisvillians are expected to head to Waterfront Park on Monday to participate in Mayor Greg Fischer’s Healthy Hometown Hike, Bike and Paddle event.</p><p>Louisville ranks 10th&nbsp;in general health out of 15 peer cities, <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/how-long-louisvillians-live-depends-their-neighborhood-education-study-says">according to one report</a> from the Greater Louisville Project.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;And Jefferson County is 30<sup>th</sup> in overall health among Kentucky’s 150 counties.</p> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 10092 at http://wfpl.org Hike, Bike or Paddle? Louisville's Bi-Annual Event Returns on Labor Day. Mitch McConnell Extends Lead Over Alison Lundergan Grimes in Latest Bluegrass Poll http://wfpl.org/post/mitch-mcconnell-extends-lead-over-alison-lundergan-grimes-latest-bluegrass-poll <p>Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell has added slightly to his lead over Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes, according to the latest Bluegrass Poll released Saturday evening.</p><p>The survey of 569 likely Kentucky voters puts <a href="http://www.whas11.com/community/blogs/political-blog/McConnell-leads-Grimes-46---42-in-WHAS11CJ-Bluegrass-Poll-273327321.html">McConnell ahead of Grimes by four points</a> in the tightly contested U.S. Senate race, a lead that is still within the margin of error with less than 10-weeks until Election Day.</p> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 10108 at http://wfpl.org Mitch McConnell Extends Lead Over Alison Lundergan Grimes in Latest Bluegrass Poll