The Two-Way
6:49 am
Mon June 10, 2013

Newspaper Reveals Source For NSA Surveillance Stories

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In a 12-minute video on The Guardian's website, Edward Snowden, a former technical assistant for the CIA talks about how American surveillance systems work and why he decided to reveal that information to the public.
The Guardian

Originally published on Mon June 10, 2013 6:32 am

  • "Guardian" reporter Glenn Greenwald on weekends on "All Things Considered"

The Guardian newspaper has identified the source for a series of reports it's published in recent days on secret U.S. surveillance activity as a former technical assistant for the CIA who now works for a private-sector defense and technology consulting firm.

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Education
6:28 am
Mon June 10, 2013

JCPS Recruiting 4-Year-Olds For Early Childhood Programming, Funding Still Uncertain

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Jefferson County Public Schools is actively recruiting young children to enroll in the district’s Early Childhood Programs sooner, but many families have historically put off applying until late summer.

This year, the number of students the district can serve could also be affected by funding cuts at the federal level.

“Some of the cuts that have occurred, it will impact what we’re having and we’re still working through what that’s going to be,” says JCPS' Kathy Stovall.

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Local News
10:06 pm
Sun June 9, 2013

Louisville Cardinals, Indiana Hoosiers Make College World Series. And Will Play Each Other.

For just the second time in school history, the University of Louisville baseball team is going to the College World Series.

Jeff Thompson pitched seven strong innings in U of L’s 2-1 victory over No. 2 overall seed Vanderbilt in a NCAA super regional today in Nashville.

The Cards have won a school-record 51 games this season. They swept their best-of-three series with the Commodores, who defeated U of L 10-2 back in April.

Environment
7:43 pm
Sun June 9, 2013

'Shelter-in-Place' Lifted Near Rubbertown After Chemical Leak

UPDATE, 10:52 pm: Officials say the Shelter-in-Place has been lifted for residents living within one mile of the DuPont Louisville plant in Rubbertown. 

A tank filled with 400,000 gallons of hydrochloric acid is still leaking, but officials have determined there is no risk to the public or plant workers.

The Environmental Protection Agency, Metropolitan Sewer District, the health and fire departments are on sight working with DuPont to help contain the chemical.

Officials say the situation is stable.

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Arts and Humanities
12:00 pm
Sun June 9, 2013

Review | 'Motherhood' Gets the Last Word

The Eve Theatre company continues its inaugural season this week with the anthology play “Motherhood Out Loud,” a follow-up to November’s “Love, Loss, and What I Wore.” Directed by Nancy Hoover, “Motherhood Out Loud” boasts a writing team of 13 playwrights, including Pulitzer Prize finalist Theresa Rebeck and Pulitzer winner Beth Henley, with the mission of challenging traditional ideas of what it means to be a mother and a family.

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Local News
7:16 am
Sun June 9, 2013

What We're Reading | 6.9.13

Gregg Popovich
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Each week, members of the WFPL News team spotlight interesting stories we've read and enjoyed, for your weekend reading pleasure:

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Education
7:11 am
Sun June 9, 2013

The Last Days of School, From a Louisville Teacher's Perspective

The final week of school brings scenes of relief—a culmination of hard work—for Jefferson County Public Schools students and teachers. 

To learn more about what those last days of a school year are like, WFPL gave a recorder to a teacher who describes the relationships that are harvested and earned.

Meet Cherie Edwards, who has taught at Johnson Traditional Middle School for 14 years.

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Local News
7:00 am
Sun June 9, 2013

TARC Route Changes Go Into Effect

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Six TARC routes changed Sunday as the public transit agency attempts to improve service and  save an estimated $1.8 million.

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Local News
6:59 pm
Sat June 8, 2013

Palace Malice Wins Belmont Stakes

Palace Malice took charge on the turn for home and won the Belmont Stakes today, holding off Preakness winner Oxbow and Kentucky Derby winner Orb.

The win gave Todd Pletcher his second Belmont winner in six years, and vindicated the trainer's support of a 3-year-old who came into the final leg of the Triple Crown with only one win.

Palace Malice, who finished 12th in the Derby and skipped the Preakness, covered the 1½ miles in a slow 2:30.70 on a fast track following a 24-hour downpour.

Local News
6:54 pm
Sat June 8, 2013

College Baseball: Louisville Cardinals Play Sunday for World Series Spot

Matt Helms delivered a two-out, two-run pinch-hit single to lead the University of Louisville baseball team to a 5-3 victory over No. 2 overall seed Vanderbilt in a NCAA super regional opener Saturday.

The Cards need one more victory to advance to the College World Series.

Helms had driven in only three runs all season. But with the bases loaded in the seventh, the senior stepped in and hit a 1-2 pitch from Vanderbilt closer Brian Miller down the third-base line.

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