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Strange Fruit
1:09 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

'Book of Matt' Author Stephen Jimenez Speaks Tonight at Carmichael's

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Author Stephen Jimenez will speak with Jaison Gardner, co-host of WFPL's Strange Fruit, tonight at Carmichael's bookstore. 

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Local News
12:35 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

College Football: U of L Hosts Rutgers in Rivalry Finale

The 8th-ranked Louisville Cardinals take on Rutgers tonight at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.  

Both programs will move to separate conferences next season, but before their rivalry comes to an end, the schools will square off in their lone meeting as American Athletic Conference members.

Coach Charlie Strong’s Cardinals are undefeated in five games heading into the contest, which will be televised nationally by ESPN.  

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Arts and Humanities
10:57 am
Thu October 10, 2013

Actors Theatre Commissions Lucas Hnath Play for Humana Festival

Lucas Hnath

Actors Theatre of Louisville announced today that Lucas Hnath will premiere his new play "The Christians" in the 2014 Humana Festival of New American Plays. The play was commissioned by Actors Theatre and will be directed by artistic director Les Waters. 

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Local News
10:00 am
Thu October 10, 2013

Breakdown of How Louisville Fairness Cases Fare Once Filed

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Yesterday, a former Audubon Park Police sergeant discussed a Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission finding that the suburban city department had improperly fired him because he'd complained about harassment stemming from the fact that he's gay.

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Commentary
6:51 am
Thu October 10, 2013

Louisville's Suzy Post: At the Gates of Freedom

Suzy Post
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Not long ago, we marked the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, that seminal moment when the eyes of the nation focused on 250,000 demonstrators in Washington, D.C., and where Martin Luther King Jr., delivered his immortal “I Have a Dream” speech. It was the moment when civil rights in America moved to center stage, not to budge again until major changes occurred in the law, and in time, in the way we live in America.

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Politics
5:25 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Kentucky Lawmaker Suggests Seeking LRC Staff Testimony in Sexual Harassment Inquiry

State Capitol
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FRANKFORT — Members of the state House select committee investigating sexual harassment claims against a former lawmaker disagree about the methods and scope of the investigation.

Rep. Robert Benvenuti, a Lexington Republican and former inspector general for the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, suggested that the committee “should issue a letter of invitation to be sent to all members of the LRC informing them of the committee’s purpose and function, inviting them to provide testimony to the committee” either publicly or in private.

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Local News
4:25 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Kentucky's Health Exchange is a 'National Model,' Gov. Steve Beshear Says

Steve Beshear
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Kentucky's health exchange—part of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare—has become a "national model," Gov. Steve Beshear said on Wednesday in Louisville.

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Arts and Humanities
3:33 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

'The Mountaintop' Portrays the Man Behind the Civil Rights Legend

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It's Memphis, 1968. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has just delivered his now-famous “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech in support of the city's Black sanitation workers, who are striking for higher pay and workplace treatment equal to their white counterparts. The civil rights leader would be shot on the balcony outside his room at the Lorraine Motel by James Earl Ray the next day.

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Local News
3:14 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Audubon Park Improperly Fired a Police Sergeant Who Complained About Gay Slurs, Commission Says

Kile Nave (foreground) with Chris Hartman, director of the Fairness Campaign.
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A suburban Louisville police department  improperly fired a police sergeant after he complained about derogatory statements made by his supervisor about his being gay, the Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission said in finding presented to attorneys.

Former Audubon Park Police Sgt. Kile Nave claims that his supervisor, Ronald W. Jones, repeatedly made disparaging remarks about  Nave's sexual orientation from the time he joined Audubon Park Police in 2009 to his firing in August 2012. 

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Local News
2:28 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Aubrey Williams, David Tachau Talk Future of Metro Government Ethics at Louisville Forum

Attorney Aubrey Williams addresses Louisville's Ethics Commission.

Today, WFPL's Phillip Bailey moderated a discussion hosted by the Louisville Forum on "What is Next For Metro Ethics and Neighborhood Funds."

The discussion follows allegations over the past two years that two council members misused taxpayer money and violated the cities ethics code.

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