Brad Yost

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Brad Yost has worked in radio/broadcasting for over 15 years with varied experience in production, editing, mixing, guest booking, and engineering.  He has a bachelor's degree from the University of California, San Diego, and has called Louisville home since 1991.

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Local News
3:11 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Reviving Kentucky Kingdom; JCPS Board Elections; State Government News: Today on Byline

Here's what we tackled today on Byline:

At the top - Kentucky Kingdom has now been closed for three consecutive seasons, shut down since its previous operator, Six Flags, declared bankruptcy.  There have been two attempts to re-open the property:  developer Ed Hart, who had previously operated the park, negotiated for more than a year with the Kentucky State Fair board to get the facility up and running, but those talks fell through. 

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Arts and Humanities
4:25 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

Moderately Successful Poet, Jeffrey Skinner

Erin Keane

Jeffrey Skinner, formerly a private investigator, is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Salt Water Amnesia (2005), and two anthologies of poems, Last Call: Poems on Alcoholism, Addiction, and Deliverance; and Passing the Word: Poets and Their Mentors.

He recently penned The 6.5 Practices of Moderately Successful Poets: A Self-Help Memoir for Sarabande Books.

Politics
7:00 am
Sat August 4, 2012

Fancy Farm Preview From Kenny Colston

The annual Fancy Farm Picnic in western Kentucky threatens to be a tad dull this year for regular attendees accustomed to fiery political rhetoric and mud-slinging.  The reason:  a curious absence of many prominent politicians.  Most of Kentucky's elected Democrats announced plans to skip this year's picnic, and there will be few prominent Republicans present.

Local News
3:04 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

Local Sales Tax Option; Ark Park Funding Problems; Fancy Farm: Today on Byline

Here is the rundown for this edition of Byline, hosted by WFPL News Director Gabe Bullard.

0:00 - We talk about the possibility of a local sales tax option for Louisville, championed recently by Mayor Greg Fischer, with WFPL's Phillip M. Bailey, GLI's Carmen Hickerson, and State Representative Steve Riggs.

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Local News
5:16 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Possible Service Disruptions Tonight for WFPL

WFPL has scheduled maintenance work being performed Wednesday evening (tonight) after 6:00 PM.

All three LPM stations will operate on low power while the work is being done. A brief shutdown might be necessary. We expect to be back to full power no later than 2:00 AM.

If you have trouble receiving our broadcast signal, please listen online. Thank you for your patience.

Education
8:44 am
Sun July 22, 2012

Getting Acquainted With JCPS Board Candidates

David Jones, Jr.

Three of seven JCPS School Board positions are open this fall, and more candidates are filing to run for the spots.

WFPL's Devin Katayama spent some time talking recently with David Jones, Jr. and David Kaplan, who both are running in District 2, which covers the Highlands and Crescent Hill; as well as with Chris Fell who is running in District 7.  Fell is one of several parents involved in the pending suit before the Kentucky Supreme Court challenging the JCPS student assignment plan.

Local News
3:22 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Drought; JCPS School Board Election; Filmmaker Archie Borders: Today on Byline

Here's the rundown for Byline today:

0:00 - Our top story this week is the blistering drought this summer and how it's affecting Kentucky and Indiana crops, livestock operations, and the ripple effect on the food economy.  Our guests are Gregory Hall from the Courier-Journal, along with University of Kentucky agricultural meteorologist Tom Priddy.

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Local News
2:24 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Defining 'Middle Aged' With Patricia Cohen

For the first time, the middle-aged make up the biggest, richest and most influential segment of the United States population.

New York Times reporter Patricia Cohen explores the concept of middle age, and our perceptions of it, in her book called In Our Prime: The Invention of Middle Age.

Environment
8:01 am
Sun July 15, 2012

Discussing the Black Lung Resurgence in Appalachia

A black lung victim nears his last breath. His sons, also coal miners keep a vigil.
Earl Dotter for NPR

Friday on WFPL's Byline, our environment reporter Erica Peterson spent some time with NPR reporter Howard Berkes and Chris Hamby with the Center for Public Integrity. They’ve been investigating a serious resurgence in black lung disease in Appalachia in a series of reports and features made public last week.

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