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Strange Fruit
10:00 am
Sat November 3, 2012

Strange Fruit: Dr. Yaba Blay's (1)ne Drop Project; Director Kenny Leon

Images from the (1)ne Drop Project


Who is black? That's the question the (1)ne Drop Project seeks to answer. The project, created by Dr. Yaba Blay, features photographs of people who identify as black, African-American, biracial, and other identities—but whose physical appearances may provoke curiosity, or even disbelief, in strangers. Dr. Blay will appear on CNN's Black in America 5 to talk about what it means to be black. But this week she made some time to talk to us about her work.

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Politics
8:00 am
Sat November 3, 2012

What to Expect in Louisville Metro Council Races

The even-numbered districts in the Louisville Metro Council are up for election this year with only a half of them contested races.

Since 2010, Democrats have held a commanding 17-to-9 majority and they are expected to keep their majority even if they lose a seat or two.

District 8

Republican Kirt Jacobs is challenging Democratic incumbent Tom Owen, who is seeking his third term in office.

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Arts and Humanities
8:12 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Byline Arts Segment: Eve Theatre Company, 44 Plays for 44 Presidents, Slant Culture Theatre Festival

An evening with Edgar Allan Poe, a new women's theater company in town, and 44 Plays for 44 Presidents: WFPL's Erin Keane catches us up on what's new in Louisville's arts scene. Plus, a conversation with Teresa Willis and Alison Huff, the director and producer (respectively) of the Slant Culture Theatre Festival

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Politics
5:49 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Read Judge's Opinion and Order in Thieneman Case

Read Jefferson Circuit Judge Charles Cunningham's opinion and order in a lawsuit seeking claiming that 37th district Kentucky State Senate candidate Chris Thieneman does not live in the district.

Politics
5:49 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Judge Won't Rule on Thieneman Eligibility Until After Election

A Jefferson Circuit Court Judge will wait until after Election Day to decide whether Republican state Senate candidate Chris Thieneman is an eligible candidate.

Judge Charles Cunningham Jr. issued an opinion Friday that asked for more evidence from both parties in a lawsuit alleging Thieneman is not a legal resident in the 37th Senate District, which covers part of southwest Louisville.

(Read the order here.)

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Local News
3:27 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Hargens on JCPS Scores; 4th Street Live Finances; Election Preview; Slant Festival: Today on Byline

Here is what was covered today on Byline:

At the top - Jefferson County Public Schools are performing worse than nearly 75 percent of Kentucky public school students outside the district, according to new state accountability measures -- including tests, graduation rates and other indicators.  WFPL's Devin Katayama goes over the recent study results with Superintendent Donna Hargens.

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Education
3:06 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Donna Hargens: Data In Hand, JCPS Schools Have 'Results to Work With'

Superintendent Donna Hargens explains the results of the new accountability system.

Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Donna Hargens says she’s not satisfied with new accountability results ranking the district in the lower quarter of Kentucky school districts.

“This is an important day because our schools have the results to work with,” Hargens said Friday morning.

That the work to act on those results, she said, is already underway.

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Local News
2:58 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Read Passport's Complaint on Medicaid Contracts

Arts and Humanities
2:34 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Louisville Novelist's "Ghosting" Makes Year's Best-of List

Louisville author Kirby Gann's third novel "Ghosting" was named to Publisher's Weekly's 2012 top fiction book list

Gann is managing editor at Louisville's Sarabande Books and teaches fiction writing in the Spalding University Master of Fine Arts in Writing program. He is the author of "The Barbarian Parade" and "Our Napoleon in Rags," also set in Kentucky. 

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Politics
2:00 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Looking at the State Legislative Contests: GOP Hopes to Gain 10 Seats and Majority

  There are no statewide races on the ballot in Kentucky this year: no Senate contests, no constitutional offices. But there are tight contests peppered throughout the commonwealth. Republicans are trying to take control of the state House this year. They need 10 seats to do so.

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