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
12:02 am
Fri December 28, 2012

With Tax Reform on the Table, Youth Advocates Push for Anti-Poverty Measures

Credit Kentucky Youth Advocates

It's hard to find a lawmaker, pundit or political prognosticator who believes the recommendations from the governor's Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform will pass in the upcoming legislative session (even Gov. Steve Beshear has said 2014 may be the year). But the head of Kentucky Youth Advocates says this could be the time for one particular tax reform.

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Local News
11:51 am
Tue December 18, 2012

In His Final Broadcast, BBC's Robin Lustig Shouts Out Louisville

After decades on air (he joined the BBC in 1989), legendary broadcaster Robin Lustig has signed off.

Local News
7:00 am
Tue December 18, 2012

Hang on to Your Holly: WFPL's Holiday Lineup is Here

We know you're restless this week, dreaming of all the owl-themed gifts that are sure to fill your stocking. So here's a little something from us at WFPL. It's our holiday schedule. Think of it as an early holiday present.

Saturday, 12/22 12 p.m. | Tinsel Tales II

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Politics
7:34 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

Rep. John Yarmuth's Gun Control Statements Draw Media Attention, Diane Rehm Show Invitation

Rep Yarmuth and Diane Rehm

You may have heard Third District Congressman John Yarmuth on WFPL Monday discussing gun control in the wake of the Newtown shooting. He'll be discussing the issue again on public radio Tuesday with an appearance on the nationally-syndicated Diane Rehm Show.

Yarmuth's office says he'll likely be on for about ten minutes around 10:15 am. 

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Local News
7:00 am
Sun December 16, 2012

Interstates in Louisville: An Oral History

As the Ohio River Bridges Project moves slowly forward, and as the opposition shows no signs of weakening, WFPL takes a look back at the first time highways were built in Louisville.

In this oral history, our experts recount a story of urban destruction, power plays, citizen activism and the pursuit of progress. The guests are:

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Local News
1:51 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Uspiritus, Newly Create Youth Services Agency, Won't Close Facilities

No facilities are expected to close now that Kentucky youth services agencies Bellewood and Brooklawn have merged, but some staff members may lose jobs.

The new entity, called Uspiritus, will provide  foster care, counseling and psychiatric treatment. The agencies are also partnered with Jefferson County Public Schools and offer alternative education programs.

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Local News
2:26 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Alec Baldwin's "Here's the Thing" Is Coming to WFPL: Celebrate With Five Baldwin Gems

Alec Baldwin
Credit Creative Commons

Since last fall, actor Alec Baldwin has been producing an interview podcast for WNYC in New York called Here's the Thing.

It's great. And if you haven't been listening to it, here's your chance. WFPL is airing five radio specials of Here's the Thing all next week at 7 p.m. (relax, Q fans, Jian will be back the following week). 

Guests for the week include:

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Local News
2:28 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

Improv Comedy Club in Fourth Street Live Closes, Cordish Promises "Brand Experience"

In a message posted online Monday afternoon, the Improv Comedy Club in Fourth Street Live downtown announced its permanent closure.

The club has been in the venue for about three years. Baltimore-based Cordish operates Fourth Street Live and owns the lease on the space. Online, the Improv gives no reason for the closure.

"They didn't say and we didn't ask," says Mayor's spokesman Chris Poynter. "Cordish called us last week to let us know [the closure] was coming down the pike."

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Local News
11:48 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Regulators Concerned Racing Drugs Will Render Horses Unsafe to Eat

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It's the most unsettling sentence in print this week, on the front page of Sunday's New York Times. "The meat of American racehorses may be too toxic to eat safely because the horses have been injected repeatedly with drugs."

That's the warning European food safety officials have sent to slaughterhouses in Canada and Mexico (there aren't any in the U.S.) that specialize in processing horses for consumption abroad.  

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Environment
11:11 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Mayor Greg Fischer Gives Wife Recycling Bin

Calling it "the gift that keeps on giving," Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has given his wife Alexandra Gerassimides a new municipal wheeled recycling bin for Christmas.

In a video released by the Mayor's office, Fischer presents the gift to his wife an unorthodox three weeks before the Christmas holiday. The video shows the gift was a surprise, though Fischer dropped hints in the hours leading up to the gift's presentation.

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