Brad Yost

Producer

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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Arts
3:37 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

Arts Overview for Weekend of 5/18/12

Friday afternoon on Byline, we wrapped up the hour as usual with WFPL’s Arts & Humanities reporter Erin Keane talking about arts in the news and some local arts events to consider this weekend.

Literature fans will enjoy the Festival of Writing from Spalding University, as well as a writing collaboration between Silas House and Nela Vaswani.

Local News
3:08 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

Assessing the Shootings in West Louisville: Today on Byline

A series of brazen shootings in the streets of West Louisville left three dead and three injured yesterday.  Today, additional shots have been fired roughly 24 hours after the first of the shootings yesterday.

On WFPL's Friday news round up, Byline, our reporters Phillip M. Bailey and Devin Katayama reviewed  the events, taking stock of what is known and what remains unknown, discussing the danger of making assumptions before the facts are all in, and recapping what's been said in the flurry of press conferences since the shootings began.

Local News
2:52 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

Byline for 5/18/12

1:06: We preview Tuesday’s primary election in Kentucky, with WFPL's Phillip M. Bailey, KPR's Kenny Colston, and Joe Sonka from LEO Weekly.

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Politics
4:40 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

Pakistan, Afghanistan, Taliban: Weighing the Options With Ahmed Rashid

The final Kentucky Author Forum of the 2011-12 season took place on May 15, 2012 and featured journalist Ahmed Rashid, an authority on the Taliban, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. Rashid is author of Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan and Afghanistan. A leading journalist in Pakistan, Rashid draws on his keen knowledge of the region to explain what the future there may hold.

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Local News
8:15 am
Sun May 13, 2012

Homicide at Churchill Downs Casts Spotlight on Backside of Track

The homicide of a Churchill Downs worker, 48 year old Adan Fabian Perez of Guatemala, the day after Derby has raised questions about the culture of backside work at racetracks.

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Politics
8:15 am
Sat May 12, 2012

Medicaid Troubles with CoventryCares: Summarized on Byline

Friday afternoon on Byline, Kentucky Public Radio's Kenny Colston spent some time explaining the dispute with CoventryCares, one of three new private Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) that began business in the commonwealth last year.

Sports
3:18 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Derby & Oaks Race Handicapping With the Pros

On Oaks Friday, WFPL's State of the News headed to Churchill Downs to spend an hour talking about the big races ahead this weekend, and handicapping the races with professional insights from Mike Watchmaker from the Daily Racing Form and Ed DeRosa of brisnet.com.

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Local News
11:54 am
Wed April 25, 2012

When General Grant Expelled the Jews

Three weeks before President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, Union General Ulysses S. Grant issued General Orders Number 11. The order expelled Jews as a Class from General Ulysses S. Grant's war zone, which included parts of Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois and Mississippi.

Grant believed Jewish residents were smuggling goods from the south. There was active smuggling in the war zone at the time, but it was not limited to Jewish residents. Grant's own father, in fact, was involved in a cotton smuggling scheme.

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Kentucky Author Forum
2:32 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Erik Larson's Exploration of Hitler's Berlin

Award-winning writer Erik Larson was the featured guest at the Kentucky Author Forum on April 16, 2012. He was interviewed by Robert Siegel, senior host of NPR’s newsmagazine, All Things Considered. Larson's In the Garden of Beasts is the saga of an American father and daughter who in July 1933 found themselves, and the rest of their family, transported to the heart of Hitler's Berlin.

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