News http://wfpl.org en Instead of Emailing, Some Kentuckians Choose Traveling 400+ Miles For EPA Public Hearing http://wfpl.org/post/instead-emailing-some-kentuckians-choose-traveling-400-miles-epa-public-hearing <p>The Environmental Protection Agency <a href="http://www2.epa.gov/carbon-pollution-standards/forms/public-hearings-clean-power-plan-proposed-rule" target="_blank">will hold hearings this week</a> on proposed regulations to limit the carbon dioxide coal-fired power plants can emit. And environmental activists and coal industry supporters are both traveling from Kentucky to Atlanta this week for the federal hearing.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:45:55 +0000 Erica Peterson 9851 at http://wfpl.org Instead of Emailing, Some Kentuckians Choose Traveling 400+ Miles For EPA Public Hearing Why Do 27 Percent of Kentucky's Kids Live in Poverty? http://wfpl.org/post/why-do-27-percent-kentuckys-kids-live-poverty <p>On Tuesday, we examined a report that said <a href="/post/27-percent-kentucky-children-live-poverty-report-says">27 percent of Kentucky children in 2012 lived in poverty.&nbsp;</a></p><p>The issue of poverty raises plenty of question. One of them is simply: What factors contribute to the financial struggles of Kentucky's families and children? And what can be changed?</p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:31:16 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9825 at http://wfpl.org Why Do 27 Percent of Kentucky's Kids Live in Poverty? Sound on Film Podcast: UofL Film Studies Professor Andrew Cooper Joins In http://wfpl.org/post/sound-film-podcast-uofl-film-studies-professor-andrew-cooper-joins <p>Hello Brave Listener and welcome to Sound on Film.</p><p>This week, Steven Carr and I discuss the Earth’s destruction twice—by snow in the film "Snowpiercer" and by primates in "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes." Before that, I interview University of Louisville professor Andrew Cooper about the school's film minor, and we finish up by talking about some television news.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:29:00 +0000 Robert Kahne 9855 at http://wfpl.org Sound on Film Podcast: UofL Film Studies Professor Andrew Cooper Joins In Louisville Red Cross Chapter Hosting Blood Drives to Help With National Shortage http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-red-cross-chapter-hosting-blood-drives-help-national-shortage <p>It's often said that donating blood just one time can save three lives.&nbsp; What is rarely heard is how one blood drive can be just enough to save a single life.</p><p>But it’s true, said Lindsay English, spokeswoman for the American Red Cross in Louisville.</p><p>“In a serious car accident, you can use 30 or more units,” English said. &nbsp;“If you think about it, that is a successful blood drive right there—just one.”</p><p>And right now, blood donations from across the U.S. are dwindling.</p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:37:46 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9853 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Red Cross Chapter Hosting Blood Drives to Help With National Shortage Kentucky Rep. Ed Whitfield Under House Ethics Investigation http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-rep-ed-whitfield-under-house-ethics-investigation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A House committee on Friday announced an inquiry into a possible ethics violation by U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield of Kentucky.</span></p><div><div>The statement followed an investigation by the Office of Congressional Ethics, which concluded there was “substantial reason to believe” that Whitfield had committed one or more ethics violations.<p></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:43:02 +0000 R.G. Dunlop 9854 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Rep. Ed Whitfield Under House Ethics Investigation General Burnside Island State Park to Lead Way For Park Privatization in Kentucky http://wfpl.org/post/general-burnside-island-state-park-lead-way-park-privatization-kentucky <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Kentucky Department of Parks is poised to allow private corporations to develop at, or even operate aspects of, state parks, and expansion of previous efforts permitting </span>commercial<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> activity.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">suggested to a state legislative committee Thursday that General Burnside State Park, a 400-acre park 10 miles south of Somerset, could serve "as a potential pilot" for the effort.</span></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:01:41 +0000 Jonathan Meador 9850 at http://wfpl.org General Burnside Island State Park to Lead Way For Park Privatization in Kentucky Byline | Kentucky Retirement's Risky Investments, a Talk With Rand Paul, and More http://wfpl.org/post/byline-kentucky-retirements-risky-investments-talk-rand-paul-and-more <p>Here are the topics covered in this edition of <em>Byline</em> (full audio link below):</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:47:04 +0000 Brad Yost 9852 at http://wfpl.org Byline | Kentucky Retirement's Risky Investments, a Talk With Rand Paul, and More What's Going on With Muhammad Ali's Boyhood Home in Louisville? http://wfpl.org/post/whats-going-muhammad-alis-boyhood-home-louisville <p>Two years ago, Las Vegas real estate investor Jared Weiss purchased the boyhood home of Louisville boxing legend Muhammad Ali for $70,000. Weiss, an avid fan of Ali, bought the home with plans to transform it into a museum.</p><p>But in the years since, the Parkland house has been beaten and battered. Today, the paint continues to chip away and the roof looks to be caving in. Neighbors are hoping some change will come soon.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:30:00 +0000 Gail Faustyn 9845 at http://wfpl.org What's Going on With Muhammad Ali's Boyhood Home in Louisville? Here's The JCPS List of School Supplies. (But Families Should Hold Off Buying For a Bit.) http://wfpl.org/post/heres-jcps-list-school-supplies-families-should-hold-buying-bit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisville families now have an idea of what supplies kids need for public school.</span></p><p>Jefferson County Public School on Friday released a much-anticipated list of fundamental school supplies for the 2014-15 academic year.</p><p>Most students go back to school on Aug. 13.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:25:19 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9847 at http://wfpl.org Here's The JCPS List of School Supplies. (But Families Should Hold Off Buying For a Bit.) Radiolab and Studio 360 Return to WFPL and Other August Changes http://wfpl.org/post/radiolab-and-studio-360-return-wfpl-and-other-august-changes <div>Starting next week, we will be making some changes to the <a href="http://wfpl.org/schedule/week">WFPL News radio schedule</a>.&nbsp;<ppfirst a="" href="http://www.studio360.org" of="">Studio 360 is coming back. Thursday nights at 9, Kurt Andersen brings you insightful takes on arts and culture. Here's <a href="http://www.studio360.org/story/american-icons-mad-magazine/">a look back at Mad Magazine from the American Icons series</a>.<p>Second, Fridays are changing. We’ll now bring you local, national and international news from 1-3 p.m. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:01:25 +0000 Gabe Bullard 9844 at http://wfpl.org Radiolab and Studio 360 Return to WFPL and Other August Changes