Gabe Bullard

Director of News and Editorial Strategy

Gabe Bullard joined WFPL in 2008 as a reporter on the city politics beat. Since then, he's reported, blogged, hosted and edited during elections, severe weather and the Fairdale Sasquatch scare of 2009. Before coming to Louisville, Gabe lived in St. Louis, which was his home base for years of growing up, studying and interning at various media outlets around the country. 

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Local News
12:17 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Special Programs for February

February is the shortest month, but it's the most full of special public radio programming (at least so far for 2014).

To mark Black History Month, State of the Re:Union has a new season on redefining black history. We'll bring you a new episode every Thursday night at 9. 

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Local News
3:02 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

The Highlander Newspaper Is Closing

Another Louisville print publication is closing.

The Highlander, a free monthly paper available in neighborhoods in and around its namesake, will cease publication this week.

In a letter, editor and publisher Mary Jean Kirtley writes "we can no longer continue due to a lack of ad revenue and other resources. The January issue (now out) is our last."

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Local News
9:48 am
Wed January 22, 2014

WFPK's Sean Cannon Remakes 'Super Bowl Shuffle' With Jim James, Lil Bub and More

Credit Sean Cannon

With the big game in sight, there's a star-studded remake of the "Super Bowl Shuffle" making the Internet rounds. It features Jim James, David Wain, Lil Bub (the cat), John Roderick, Tom Scharpling and a host of other notables from comedy and music.

This track was masterminded and produced by WFPK's own Sean Cannon, host of After Dark. He's selling the song to raise money for charity, too.

Here's the track and Sean's words on how it all came together. 

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Local News
6:29 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Louisville Panel on Institutional Racism Will Meet Saturday

The Louisville Department of Health and Wellness is beginning a long-term project to address institutional racism.

The department's Center for Health Equity has gathered 100 people from across the city to study past and present incidents of racism and how they affect residents.

"In any area of transportation, or education, or housing, there's an opportunity for us to address structural and institutional racism," says Community Health Specialist T. Gonzales.

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Local News
10:35 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Monday Schedule Changes at WFPL

  The sound of Monday nights on WFPL is about to change.

The producers of Moyers and Company have decided to make the show 30 minutes long. So you'll still hear all the Bill Moyers we can bring you every Monday night at 9. But now, at 9:30 p.m., you'll hear Backstory with the American History Guys.

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Local News
2:30 pm
Sat December 21, 2013

Ramp From I-65 N to I-64 W to Remain Closed for Repairs

The column being repaired.
Credit Ohio River Bridges Project

  The ramp from northbound Interstate 65 to westbound Interstate 64 in downtown Louisville will remain closed for repairs.

The ramp was closed suddenly Friday out of concern for what appeared to be deterioration in a support column. An inspection Saturday confirmed the deterioration, and repairs are expected to begin Sunday.

The company that's building a new bridge downtown, Walsh Construction, will do the repairs, according to officials with the Ohio River Bridges project. There is no timeline on the repairs. 

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Local News
7:00 am
Sat December 21, 2013

WFPL's Holiday Program Schedule

Ralphie likes the radio.
Credit Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

With the holidays comes holiday specials. Here's what we have planned for the next week:

Ask Me Another Holiday Spectacular

Saturday, noon

Christmas isn't until Wednesday, but you can open this present early. It's a holiday-themed hour of puzzles and quizzes featuring host Ophira Eisenberg and comedian John Hodgman, "Daily Show" co-creator Lizz Winstead, and writer A.J. Jacobs.

America's Test Kitchen Holiday Special

Sunday, noon

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Local News
5:12 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

WFPL Launching Film Podcast: Sound on Film

Starting this week, WFPL will bring you a new program: Sound on Film.

It's a weekly podcast hosted by Chris Ritter and Robert Kahne. It's news and reviews, with the occasional special guest from the local or national film scene. Chris and Robert have been hosting the show in some form since they were in college, and we're excited to have their expertise and energy on display for WFPL.

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Local News
7:29 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Morehead, Kentucky, Adopts Fairness Ordinance

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Morehead has become the sixth Kentucky city to adopt a fairness ordinance.

The Morehead City Council has approved legislation that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Similar ordinances have been passed in Covington, Frankfort, Lexington, Louisville and the small eastern Kentucky town of Vicco.

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Business
4:23 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Want an Amazon Prime Air Package in Kentucky? It'll Take A While.

Credit Amazon.com

If the Monday morning reactions are right, Louisville and the surrounding area might be a good testing ground for Amazon Prime Air, the same-day delivery service the online retailer previewed Sunday.

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