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3:47 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Listen | Panel in Louisville to Explore Status of U.S.-Korean Relations

Troy Stangarone
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With enduring tensions between North and South Korea, the World Affairs Councils of America and the Korea Economic Institute will host a panel discussion Wednesday in Louisville on U.S.-Korea relations.

The panelists will be:

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Politics
2:57 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

As IRS Scandal Endures, Kentucky Tea Party Activist Split on Mitch McConnell

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As the scandal surrounding the targeting of tea party groups by the IRS continues, some Kentucky tea party activists are upset with Senator Mitch McConnell's role in the process—even as the state party is asking them to support him.

In Kentucky, only the statewide 9/12 project has come forward to acknowledge that they were targeted and that they were rejecting the IRS' apology on the matter.

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Local News
2:20 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

NTSB to States: Drop Drunk Driving Threshold to .05 Blood Alcohol Content

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WASHINGTON — Federal accident investigators recommended Tuesday that states cut their threshold for drunken driving by nearly half, matching a standard that has substantially reduced highway deaths in other countries.

The National Transportation Safety Board said states should shrink the standard from the current .08 blood alcohol content to .05 as part of a series of recommendations aimed at reducing alcohol-related highway deaths.

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Arts and Humanities
1:59 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Frazier Museum Exhibit Explores Natural History, Science, Folklore Behind Mythic Creatures

There's more to the unicorn exhibit than this dramatic sculpture.
Erin Keane WFPL News

There’s no scientific proof that the elusive Bigfoot exists. The fearsome Chupacabra (a cryptid known in Puerto Rico and Mexico as a small livestock vampire of sorts) doesn't belong to an identifiable genus or species. And yet, tales of unclassified creatures have endured across cultures and throughout history. 

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Environment
9:41 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Report: Declines in Central Appalachian Coal Production, Demand Will Continue

Harry Schaefer U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

A new report takes a comprehensive look at the numerous factors behind the decline in Central Appalachian coal production, and predicts that more production declines are in the future.

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Arts and Humanities
7:00 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Watch | 'Friend Factory' Streaming Through HowlRound TV

Louisville playwright Brian Walker is having a busy week. The revival of his 2006 comedy "Great American Sex Play" opens Thursday at the Kentucky Center's MeX Theatre, and tonight, his new play "The Friend Factory" will receive a staged reading at Tennessee Repertory Theatre in Nashville. 

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Education
11:34 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

CLOUT Group Pushes JCPS to Change Disciplinary Policy for Students

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Several members of the Louisville faith-based group Citizens of Louisville Organized and United Together, or CLOUT, are continuing their push for changes to Jefferson County Public Schools' discipline policy.  

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Environment
5:56 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Federal Data Shows Kentucky's Carbon Dioxide Emissions Increased from 2000-2010

Erica Peterson WFPL

New state-level data from the Energy Information Administration shows that carbon dioxide emissions fell in most states in the last decade. But Kentucky saw a slight increase in emissions.

Thirteen years ago, Kentucky was emitting 144.7 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, generated during electricity generation. Ten years later, that number was up to about 150 million metric tons. That’s more than a four percent increase.

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Local News
4:50 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Memorial Service, Documentary Screening to Mark Carroll County Bus Crash Anniversary

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Tuesday, May 14 marks the 25th anniversary of the deadliest drunk-driving crash in U.S. history.  

Twenty-seven members of a Radcliff church group, most of them children, were killed when their bus was struck by a pickup traveling in the wrong direction on Interstate 71 in Carroll County, Kentucky.

The group was returning home from an amusement park outing.

The anniversary will be marked with a memorial service, and the screening of a new documentary about the tragedy.

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Arts and Humanities
3:29 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

'Great American Sex Play' Explores Sexuality, Common Ground

Louisville Repertory Company closes its 20th season this week with a titillating revival. Louisville playwright Brian Walker’s “Great American Sex Play,” which premiered in 2006 with Walker’s own Finnigan Productions, opens in the Kentucky Center’s MeX Theatre Thursday. The new production features a refreshed, streamlined script and an all-new cast.

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