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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Local News
8:59 am
Sun September 2, 2012

LMPD to Target Violent Crime With New VIPER Unit

File photo

Violent crime statistics are on an uptick in Louisville in 2012, and Police Chief Steve Conrad recently announced the formation of a new unit to specifically tackle this growing problem.  The VIPER unit will go after the worst offenders in the city and focus resources on known hot spots.

Politics
3:28 pm
Sat September 1, 2012

RNC Commentary and Analysis on WFPL's Byline

The Republican National Convention is over, with Mitt Romney formally accepting the GOP presidential nomination.  Friday on Byline, we talked about the RNC with the Courier-Journal’s James Carroll, who covered the convention in Tampa, WFPL's Phillip Bailey, and Kentucky Public Radio’s Kenny Colston. 

Sports
8:46 am
Sat September 1, 2012

Showdown at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium: Governor's Cup, Pride on the Line

WDRB sports reporter Eric Crawford checked in with WFPL's Rick Howlett on Byline yesterday to dissect the big UofL/UK football game this weekend.  It’s the highly-anticipated season opener for two teams facing very different challenges. Crawford and Howlett discuss the coaches, key players, the potentially iffy weather forecast, and other factors making this game a fan favorite in the Bluegrass state.

Arts
3:42 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Taking the Helm at Actors Theatre: Artistic Director Les Waters

Today on Byline, WFPL's arts and humanities reporter Erin Keane spent some time with new artistic director of Actors Theatre of Louisville, Les Waters.

Keane talks with Waters about his background and experience, what he hopes to achieve in Louisville, the first production of the new season, and his curatorial decisions behind the productions for the 2012-13 season.

Local News
3:30 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

RNC in Review; LMPD VIPER Unit; UofL/UK Football: Today on Byline

Here's what we covered in this edition of Byline:

At the top - Review and recap of the Republican National Convention with WFPL's Phillip Bailey, Kentucky Public Radio's Kenny Colston, and the Courier-Journal's Jim Carroll, who was present in Tampa this week.  They discuss the speeches, including Kentuckians Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell, the Clint Eastwood appearance, and of course Mitt Romney's address.

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Local News
3:02 pm
Sat August 25, 2012

Bridge Groundbreaking: Who Sets the Tolls?

Ohio River Bridges Project

Next week, a ceremonial groundbreaking will be held for a road extension in Clark County, Indiana.  The three million dollar contract is among the first for the Ohio River Bridges Project, which after more than 40 years of study, debate, and untold public hearings is moving forward.  The project of course includes a new East End bridge, with construction overseen by Indiana.   The Kentucky-managed part of the project includes a new downtown bridge and the reworking of Spaghetti Junction.

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Local News
2:59 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Tea Party Rally; Bridge Tolls; Immigrants to Louisville; Back to School: Today on Byline

Here's the rundown of this edition of Byline:

At the top - A Tea Party rally featuring Kentucky Senators Mitch McConnell and Senator Rand Paul was held earlier this week in Frankfort to protest President Obama’s health care law.  WFPL's Phillip Bailey and Kentucky Public Radio's Kenny Colston review the rally, discuss the Kentucky tea party, and the GOP’s hopes of reclaiming the presidency and a Senate majority.  

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Education
4:21 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

JCPS Superintendent Donna Hargens on WFPL News Special

Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Donna Hargens appeared live in our studios for a WFPL News Special today.

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Arts
4:33 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Governor’s School for the Arts: 25 Years and Going Strong

Two-hundred twenty-five students from 43 counties across Kentucky make up the Governor’s School for the Arts class of 2012. Students spend three weeks on Transylvania University's campus immersed in the study of one of nine disciplines, from architecture to musical theater. They start with performances at morning assembly and go until curfew, creating ensemble pieces, solo work and interdisciplinary projects. 

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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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