2:41 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Expert to Discuss Links Between Coal Burning, Health Problems Tomorrow

Erica Peterson WFPL

Burning coal releases pollution into the air, though advanced controls have made the process cleaner. But for decades, studies show that pollution has taken a significant toll on human health.

Dr. Alan Lockwood is a professor of neurology at the University of Buffalo, and on the board for Physicians for Social Responsibility. He’s the author of a book on the effects of coal on health, and will be in Louisville tomorrow to lead a discussion on the subject. I spoke with him via phone from his home.

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Local News
2:27 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

U of L/UK Football Game Will Become Teams' Season Finale Starting in 2014


The University of Louisville's annual September football showdown with Kentucky will now be a regular season-ending rivalry game starting next year.

The schools on Wednesday announced an agreement that shifts the intrastate matchup to the regular season's final weekend. Louisville will host the 2014 game on Nov. 29.

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2:02 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Board Stands By Air Pollution Control District Staff After Critical Audit

Louisville Air Pollution Control District board members say they’re standing by the district’s staff in the wake of a state audit that found the city’s air monitoring program is seriously flawed. The board met for the first time today since the audit was released.

The audit by the Kentucky Division for Air Quality found issues with the way particulate monitoring data was collected and analyzed, and says several years of data could be thrown out.

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NPR Story
2:01 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Outgoing OU Museum Director Says Technology Will Define Art’s Next Generation

Originally published on Thu August 22, 2013 10:50 am

Listen to Suzette Grillot's conversation with Ghislain d’Humières.

The departing director of the University of Oklahoma’s Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art says 21st Century art will be shaped by music, video, and other mixed media to visually express ideas in new and exciting ways.

Ghislain d’Humières spoke with World Views host and OU College of International Studies Dean Suzette Grillot shortly before he takes over as the CEO of the Speed Art Museum in Louisville.

“It’s an exciting trend. There is absolutely no border on the canvas. Anything could be the canvas,” d’Humières says. “One could argue that every period had a very cutting-edge, contemporary time, but I think the period we’re living in right now has been seeing a huge amount of new technology and new ways to express art.”

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Hallie Arias is a senior at the University of Oklahoma. She is pursuing degrees in international relations, Spanish, photojournalism, and social justice. A life-long fan of NPR and public radio, Hallie is thrilled to be interning with KGOU this summer.

In her free time, Hallie enjoys traveling, watching British television, and ballroom dancing.

Dean of the College of International Studies at the University of Oklahoma,  Dr. Suzette Grillot hosts this locally-produced show on KGOU.  Dean Grillot previously served as the Collegeââââ

Local News
1:19 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Welcome to Up Front!

  Let me first say what a thrill it is to share this program with you.

I got into journalism because I believe in the raw power of interviews. I love nothing more than sitting face-to-face with a guest, and letting the conversation take flight. You never know what’ll be revealed. You know what you’ll learn.

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Up Front with Jonathan Bastian

Up Front with Jonathan Bastian, a production of WFPL News, is an invitation to explore stories that affect Kentucky and the world.

Our weekly programs feature an ambitious blend of topics. One week, you might hear an in-depth discussion with a local policy maker, followed by a conversation with a Pulitzer-winning poet. Another week you might hear an investigative report on education in Kentucky, coupled with a dialogue from the Aspen Ideas Festival about health.

Up Front broadcasts across seven states on KET, the PBS affiliate for Kentucky:

KET: Wednesdays, 11:30pm

KET2: Fridays, 7pm

KET KY: Mondays, 9:30am and 7pm; Thursdays, 2pm; Saturdays, 12:30am and 7:30am

1:02 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Kentucky House Passes Legislative Redistricting Plan 83-17

Speaker Greg Stumbo unveils Democratic redistricting plan earlier this month.
Credit Submitted photo

FRANKFORT — A legislative redistricting bill has breezed through the House and now heads to the Senate for consideration.

Legislative leaders removed many of the partisan overtones that had been in previous proposals, a move that led to broader support among rank-and-file lawmakers of both parties.

The House passed the bill 83-17 Wednesday morning. The Senate is expected to rush the measure to a vote on Friday.

(Related: WFPL's past coverage of the redistricting issue and the General Assembly's special session.)

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Arts and Humanities
12:17 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Hot Rods, Skate Decks, Tattoos: Green Building Hosts Panel on Lowbrow/High Culture Art

"Speedster 13" by Jeral Tidwell. 5-color hand-made screen print, 12x17 inches, signed and numbered limited edition
Credit Jeral Tidwell / http://humantree.com/

The Green Building Gallery's Focus series continues Monday with a panel discussion on the careers of Louisville artists who have one foot in the art gallery world and one in the so-called "lowbrow" design world of skateboards, motorcycles, tattoos and hot rods.

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