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6:57 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Preschoolers Outsmart College Students In Figuring Out Gadgets

If you've noticed that kids seem to be better at figuring out these things, you're not alone.

Originally published on Mon June 30, 2014 1:32 pm

Ever wonder why children can so easily figure out how to work the TV remote? Or why they "totally get" apps on your smartphone faster than you? It turns out that young children may be more open-minded than adults when it comes to solving problems.

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Michelle Trudeau began her radio career in 1981, filing stories for NPR from Beijing and Shanghai, China, where she and her husband lived for two years. She began working as a science reporter and producer for NPR's Science Desk since 1982. Trudeau's news reports and feature stories, which cover the areas of human behavior, child development, the brain sciences, and mental health, air on NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

5:04 pm
Sun June 29, 2014

Elizabeth Warren: Alison Lundergan Grimes Will Be A 'Fighter' for Kentucky

Elizabeth Warren
Credit U.S. Senate

Kentucky U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes received a boost from a leading Democratic woman who is also taking on Republican Mitch McConnell across the country.

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts visited the University of Louisville on Sunday to stump for Grimes and reform efforts of the country's student loan system.

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Arts and Humanities
6:46 am
Sun June 29, 2014

Retiring Fund for the Arts CEO Barbara Sexton Smith Reflects on the Importance of Arts Education

Barbara Sexton Smith
Credit File photo

For years, Barbara Sexton Smith has been a prominent voice in Louisville's arts community—especially the last three as president and chief executive of the Fund for the Arts.

Sexton Smith took over the organization at a particularly tumultuous time. She retires in August, handing over the reigns of the Louisville arts fundraising organization to Christen Boone. 

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Arts and Humanities
4:26 pm
Sat June 28, 2014

Kentucky Shakespeare's Dynamic 'Henry V' Resonates

Matt Lytle as "Henry V."
Credit Holly Stone/Kentucky Shakespeare

Kentucky Shakespeare braved the rain last night to bring their second mainstage production to Central Park. Directed by Amy Attaway, the company’s strong, energetic “Henry V” is a dynamic, fast-paced study in leadership that resonates beyond its 15th-century setting.

“Henry V” runs through July 6 with performances Tuesday-Sunday at 8 p.m. at the C. Douglas Ramey Amphitheatre in Old Louisville’s Central Park. All performances are free and feature pre-show entertainment starting at 7:30 p.m.

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7:45 am
Sat June 28, 2014

Study Says Kentucky Arts Education Access 'Meets or Exceeds' Region, But The Sample Size Is Question

The Youth Performing Arts School in Louisville
Credit Jefferson County Public Schools

A regional study says Kentucky public school students have more access to arts education programs than students in nine other southeastern states, but Kentucky Arts Council officials question the data used in the report.

The report was released last month by South Arts, an organization that works to enhance the public value of arts in the South.

About 27 percent of Kentucky's K-12 public schools responded—near the average for other states involved in the study (29 percent). 

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Local News
7:46 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Federal Appeals Court Issues Stay on Same-Sex Marriage Order in Indiana

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INDIANAPOLIS — A federal appeals court has put on hold a judge's order striking down Indiana's same-sex marriage ban.

The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago issued the stay order on Friday. A judge struck down Indiana's prohibition on same-sex marriage Wednesday, saying it's unconstitutional.

Earlier: Same-Sex Couples Get Marriage Licenses in Jeffersonville

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5:10 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Listen: 'Misidentified 4' Say They Have Lost Faith in Louisville Metro Police

(From left to right) Shaquazz Allen, Jerron Bush, Tyrone Booker Jr., and Craig Dean
Credit Jacob Ryan/WFPL News

When a Jefferson County grand jury declined to indict 20-year-old Craig Dean and his cousins on felony robbery charges Tuesday, it was the end of a months-long  nightmare.

On March 22, Dean and his three cousins Shaquazz Allen, 18,  Jerron Bush, 21, and Tyrone Booker Jr., 19, were sitting on the front porch of a west Louisville house after deciding to play video games rather than drive around town.

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Local News
3:46 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

You'll Soon Have to Pay Louisville Parking Meters on Saturdays

A Louisville parking meter.
Credit Joseph Lord/WFPL News

Soon, you'll get a parking ticket for not paying Louisville meters on Saturdays.

The city has for years had laws requiring motorists to feed the meters on Saturdays, but the Parking Authority of River City rarely enforced the rules, PARC said in a news release Friday. 

PARC is changing that—and it's also increasing meter rates.

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Local News
3:21 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Byline | Same Sex Marriage Indiana; Beecher Terrace; Misidentified Four; Portland Plans

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

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