Local News
7:21 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Father of Girls Lost in Tragic Christmas Fire Encourages Arts in Schools

The father of three girls killed last Christmas Eve in a Connecticut house fire is encouraging local schools to apply for grants though his new fund.

After last year’s accident Matthew Badger founded the Lily-Sarah-Grace Fund to support low-income schools with arts grant funding.

Badger is on a national road tour, driving a Winnebago, and speaking at schools that lack funding and could benefit from grants ranging from $100 to $5,000.

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Arts and Humanities
7:00 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Speed Museum Programs Go Beyond the Building

The Speed Art Museum has closed its doors for a$50 million renovation and expansion project, but that doesn’t mean the institution will go to sleep for the next three years. One community outreach initiative launches this month. The "Art & Dialogues" series will bring influential curators, collectors and critics from the modern and contemporary art world to Louisville for public lectures and university visits.

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Local News
6:33 pm
Sun November 11, 2012

Cards Win Season Opener Over Manhattan, 79-51

Russ Smith scored 23 points and Peyton Siva added ten as the second-ranked Louisville Cardinals defeated visiting Manhattan 79-51 today in their regular-season college basketball opener.

The Cards jumped out to an early 12-3 lead en route to victory over the Jaspers, coached by former U of L assistant and Rick Pitino protege Steve Masiello.

U of L takes on Samford Wednesday in early round play of the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament.

Local News
3:00 pm
Sun November 11, 2012

Looking Ahead 25 Years: Vision Louisville

Cities that are great places to live, work, and play don't usually happen by accident. To help ensure the best future for Louisville, back in August Mayor Greg Fischer announced a new program, Vision Louisville, a year-long project that seeks to define the future of the city.

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Arts and Humanities
9:42 am
Sun November 11, 2012

Humana Festival Lineup Announced

Actors Theatre of Louisville has announced the lineup for the 37th annual Humana Festival of New American Plays. The festival opens February 27 and runs through April 7. With the exception of the commissioned apprentice anthology, the full-length world premieres are all written by playwrights making their Humana Festival debuts. 

For a live interview with Actors Theatre literary manager Sarah Lunnie on this year's Humana Festival selections, tune in to 89.3 FM Monday at 1:30 p.m.

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Local News
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.

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