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6:17 am
Mon June 3, 2013

One-Woman Show at The Bard's Town Embraces Bad Role Models

Writer and performer Polly Frost revels in the life lessons she learned at the hands of nontraditional mentors in her new one-woman show, "Bad Role Models and What I Learned From Them." The show runs Saturday at The Bard's Town. New York-based Frost last performed in Louisville in 2011, with her show “How to Survive Your Adult Relationship With Your Family.” 

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Environment
6:16 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Survey Work Begins This Week on Proposed Natural Gas Pipeline Across Kentucky

The proposed route of the Bluegrass Pipeline.
Courtesy Williams

A proposed natural gas liquids pipeline could cross through up to 18 Kentucky counties.

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Local News
8:00 am
Sun June 2, 2013

What We're Reading | 6.2.13

Ben Gibbard
Credit Wikipedia Commons

Each week, members of the WFPL News team spotlight interesting stories we've read and enjoyed, for your weekend reading pleasure:

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Education
7:01 am
Sun June 2, 2013

Negotiations Begin: Can JCPS Find Common Ground With The Teachers Union?

Jefferson County Public Schools officials enter negotiations with the teachers union Monday to reconsider contract language that hasn’t been changed since 2005. With the backdrop being  criticism from state education officials and school reform advocates, many eyes will be watching closely.

Here's a primer on what issues will be negotiated and how the process works.

The Situation

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Politics
10:25 pm
Sat June 1, 2013

Noise and Notes: John-Mark Hack's Fight Against Frankfort's Party System

Independent John-Mark Hack

Independent John-Mark Hack is running for the state House in an uphill battle against two well-funded opponents.

The special election for the 56th District seat in central Kentucky is a contest that could be a sign if Republicans overtake the Democratic majority in next years elections.

But for Hack, this race is about constituents rejecting the special interests of both political parties.

A former Democrat, Hack worked as an aide in former Gov. Paul Patton's administration and has passion for food issues. He's also a well-known anti-gaming activist, which is one of the reasons he left the party.

Hack says he isn't a spoiler for the Democrats as GOP candidate Lyen Crews has suggested, and is honestly seeking to change Frankfort's culture.

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Strange Fruit
11:30 am
Sat June 1, 2013

Strange Fruit: Urmi Basu of New Light India; Kaitlyn Hunt, Statutory Rape & Queer Relationships

Credit New Light India

  

Activism runs in Urmi Basu's family; her grandfather was a doctor who set up a school for dalit  children (India's untouchable caste) in his own home. Urmi says her family "always challenged everything that's traditional in India."

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Local News
4:15 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Byline | Bardstown Officer Fatally Shot; Bridge Progress; JCPS Teacher Contracts

Here are the topics covered in this edition of Byline (full audio available below):

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Environment
3:20 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Tomorrow: Help Clean Up Floyds Fork

Volunteers will be gathering at Floyds Fork Creek tomorrow to clean up the waterway. This is the 22nd annual Floyds Fork Creek Sweep.

Over the past 22 years, volunteers have removed 120 tons of garbage from Floyds Fork during the annual Creek Sweep. This year, they’ll canvas the waterway in canoes and on foot, working to clean up debris.

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Education
1:45 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

As U of L Buyout Deadline Looms, More than 365 Employees Expressed Interest

Credit File photo

The University of Louisville will close its window Friday for eligible staff and faculty to accept a buyout offer that’s expected to save more  than$2.75 million dollars next year.

The final number that will accept what’s being called the Voluntary Separation Incentive Program will not be known until late next week at the earliest, said Sam Connally, U of L’s vice president of human resources.

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Local News
1:40 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Curtis Morrison Admits He Recorded McConnell, Provides Details

Curtis Morrison in May.
Credit Rae Hodge / WFPL News

I suppose we can stop using "allegedly" when we write about this story. Or we would if we wrote about it anymore.

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