Brad Yost


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.


Arts and Humanities
11:38 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Camille Paglia on Reclaiming The Arts

Camille Paglia is an intellectual firestarter. Her writing about art, sexuality and literature is sure to inspire eyebrow lifting and some highfalutin debate. 

Her most recent book's message, however, is pretty simple: we need to reeducate ourselves in the visual arts, and this is how. "Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars," does exactly what the title suggests. Although perhaps the most entertaining part of the book is her rollicking introduction, dicing up the state of contemporary art.

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Local News
4:01 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

The Election is Long Gone, but What Do the Result Mean Going Forward?

Jasmine Farrier
Credit University of Louisville

Jasmine Farrier, a political science professor for the University of Louisville, will speak about the "enduring impact of a presidential election" at noon Tuesday at the Filson Historical Society. Farrier talked recently to WFPL's Jonathan Bastian.

"Every single person in the House won their election they do not necessarily see the need for political compromise that the rest of us see," Farrier said.

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Local News
3:20 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Big Sports Week; Political Turkeys & State News; Heaven Real?; Homophobic No More: Today on Byline

Here is the rundown for today's edition of Byline:

At the top - It was a big week for local sports fans.  WFPL's Joseph Lord and KPR's Kenny Colston talk about the acceptance of U of L’s athletic programs into the Atlantic Coast Conference, the college football coaching carousel, BCS bowls, and more.

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7:48 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Predicting the Future of Artificial Intelligence: Ray Kurzweil

Hear Ray Kurzweil at the Kentucky Author Forum on 11/26/12.

Ray Kurzweil, arguably today’s most influential—and often controversial—futurist, is one of the leading inventors of our time and a pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence. Among his inventions, Kurzweil was the principal developer of the first CCD flat-bed scanner, the first omni-font optical character recognition device, the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, the first text-to-speech synthesizer, the first music synthesizer capable of recreating the grand piano and other orchestral instruments, and the first commercially marketed large-vocabulary speech recognition.

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9:00 am
Sat November 17, 2012

Football Coach Search at UK; Cards & Cats Basketball News

Friday on Byline, we spoke with WDRB's Eric Crawford and Lexington Herald-Leader sports reporter Mark Story about the search for a replacement for coach Joker Phillips at University of Kentucky's football program.  They also discuss early season impressions of men's basketball teams from UK and UofL.

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Local News
2:59 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Hospital Partnership; Claiming Lincoln; Springsteen Bio; Sports Talk: Today on Byline

Here is the rundown for today's edition of Byline:

At the top - Analysis of the new health care partnership announced this week between the University of Louisville and Kentucky One Health. WFPL's Devin Katayama speaks with Dr. David Dunn, U of L vice president for health affairs.

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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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8:43 am
Sat November 10, 2012

KY General Assembly Post-Williams, and Judd for U.S. Senate?

Could Ashley Judd take on U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell is 2014?
Credit Creative Commons

The 2012 general election is history, and it will soon be time to gavel the Kentucky General Assembly to order.  Kentucky Public Radio Frankfort Bureau Chief Kenny Colston appeared on Byline Friday to talk about the new legislature, including a Kentucky Senate with no David Williams.      

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Local News
4:06 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Shanklin Trial; 2013 Kentucky Politics; LGBTQ Election Results; Vision Louisville: Today on Byline

Here is the rundown for today's edition of Byline:

At the top - Now that the election is on the books, we look at the House and Senate make-up for the 2013 Kentucky General Assembly. And is Ashley Judd serious about making a run for Sen. Mitch McConnell’s seat  in 2014? Kentucky Public Radio’s Kenny Colston has been looking into it and he tells us what he’s learned.

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3:51 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Calculating Profit and Loss at Fourth Street Live

After receiving roughly $30 million in public subsidies, and after nearly a decade in business, Fourth Street Live hasn't turned enough of a profit to pay Metro Government any dividends.  The entertainment district is run by The Cordish Companies, a Baltimore-based developer. But by their calculations and accounting practices, Fourth Street Live isn't profitable -- at least not to the city per se.

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