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9:30 am
Sun November 11, 2012

TV Report Furthers Argument Between Preservation and "Progress"

Public Transit Suggestion
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From the headline ("Progress vs. preservation turns into an ugly ordeal") down, the WAVE3 piece pit preservationists against the advancement of the city.

The story, by WAVE3 reporter John Boel, was enough to spur the head of the Neighborhood Planning and Preservation Inc. to send an e-mail on Friday urging recipients to share their concerns with Boel.

Ultimately, the WAVE3 piece sums up three popular arguments against preservation:

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Local News
9:00 am
Sun November 11, 2012

Train Derailment: No Answers Yet to Why Train Wreck Happened

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The clean-up from the Oct. 29 train derailment continues. Since then, residents near the site in southwestern Jefferson County have endured evacuations, road closures. There have been shelter-in-place orders as authorities dealt with dangerous chemicals, some spilled after the wreckage. And then there was the fire that injured workers.

But, as the dangers and disruptions recede, the question of how the Paducah & Louisville Railway train derailed endures. 

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Local News
7:30 am
Sun November 11, 2012

What We're Reading | 11.11.12

Maurice Sendak
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Each week, members of the WFPL news team will spotlight interesting stories we've read over the past week for your weekend reading pleasure:

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Politics
10:30 pm
Sat November 10, 2012

Noise and Notes: Robin D. G. Kelley on the 'War on Youth' & Art of Thelonious Monk

Professor Robin D.G. Kelley
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Noise and Notes

UCLA Professor Robin D. G. Kelley is a historian and social justice advocate, and a bit of a jazz scholar.

The award-winning author was in Louisville this week for the annual Anne Braden Memorial Lecture Series to discuss what he believes is a war on youth through punitive economic and education policies.

Kelley is also an outspoken critic of those who worship the free-market in American politics, and he says neo-liberal ideology—which rose to prominence in the 1990s—poses a threat to all progressive movements.

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Local News
3:49 pm
Sat November 10, 2012

College Football: Cards Lose at Syracuse; IU Falls 62-14

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The Louisville Cards were dealt their first loss of the college football season, falling 45-26 Saturday at Syrcause.

The Orange led 31-13 at halftime, and the Cards were unable to mount an effective rally in the second half. U of L is now 9-1 on the season and 4-1 in Big East Conference play with games remaining against Connecticut and Rutgers. The Cards have next Saturday off.

In Bloomington, Wisconsin routed Indiana 62-14, snapping the Hoosiers’ two-game winning streak. IU falls to 4-6 overall and 2-4 in the Big Ten Conference.

Politics
3:00 pm
Sat November 10, 2012

Two Days of Walkouts in Shanklin Ethics Hearing

The ethics hearing of Louisville Metro Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin lasted two days — both days featuring dramatic exits by Shanklin. On the first day, Shanklin invoke her Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination, then depart at her attorney's request.

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Local News
2:39 pm
Sat November 10, 2012

Two Dead After Shooting in Walmart Parking Lot

A man and a woman are dead after what appear to be related shootings that began at the Walmart located at 11901 Standiford Plaza Drive.

Louisville Metro Police responded to a call at 12:17 in the Walmart parking lot where a female victim was found unresponsive from an apparent gunshot wound and pronounced dead at the scene, according to police spokeswoman Carey Klain.

Witnesses provided a description of a male suspect and said he fled in the scene in a gray Nissan.

Local News
1:08 pm
Sat November 10, 2012

4.3-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Eastern Kentucky

WHITESBURG, Ky. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting an earthquake has occurred in eastern Kentucky, but it rattled at least three other states.

The USGS website said the epicenter of the 4.3 magnitude earthquake on Saturday afternoon was about 10 miles west of Whitesburg. Residents in eastern Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee reported feeling the temblor.

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Strange Fruit
10:00 am
Sat November 10, 2012

Strange Fruit: LGBTQ Election Victories; Big Brother's Wil Heuser

Doc and Jai pose with Wil Heuser in the WFPL studio

This week's election has been widely regarded as a victory for LGBTQ rights. Wisconsin Democrat Tammy Baldwin will become the first openly-gay U.S. Senator, and several state passed ballot initiatives legalizing same-sex marriage. This week, we spoke with Constitutional Law Professor Sam Marcosson from UofL's Brandeis School of Law, to find out what the implications of the results could be, and whether we will ever see marriage equality in the Commonwealth.

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Politics
8:43 am
Sat November 10, 2012

KY General Assembly Post-Williams, and Judd for U.S. Senate?

Could Ashley Judd take on U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell is 2014?
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The 2012 general election is history, and it will soon be time to gavel the Kentucky General Assembly to order.  Kentucky Public Radio Frankfort Bureau Chief Kenny Colston appeared on Byline Friday to talk about the new legislature, including a Kentucky Senate with no David Williams.      

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