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
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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Local News
9:00 am
Sun December 2, 2012

Is 'Heaven is Real' Writer Dr. Eben Alexander Practicing Science?

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Dr. Eben Alexander says there is a heaven. Dr. Eben Alexander says he's been there. Dr. Eben Alexander says he has scientific proof of both of those things. And Dr. Eben Alexander says he is that proof.

Alexander, his epiphany and his crusade aren't as well known as his original thesis, which was proclaimed on the cover of Newsweek in October

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Local News
12:29 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Get Reading: Library Offers Free E-Magazines

Looking for the latest edition of ESPN Magazine, Esquire or Elle? How about Knit Magazine or Bloomberg Business Week? Well, if you're a Louisville Free Public Library member, look no further.

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Local News
2:58 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

City Reporter Dan Klepal Leaving Courier-Journal for Atlanta Newspaper

After five years in Louisville, city government reporter Dan Klepal is leaving the Courier-Journal.

Klepal has accepted a job with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"I'll be covering Gwinnett County government," he says. "It's a suburban county just north of Atlanta that has upwards of 800,000 residents, provides city-like services and has close to a $1 billion budget."

Klepal is the paper's main city government reporter, and was most notable for his recent coverage of Metro Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin's alleged misuse of city discretionary funds. It was Klepa's work that was cited in an ethics complaint against Shanklin. 

The subsequent trial before the city Ethics Commission was earlier this month, and a verdict is expected in March, though Klepal will be three months into his new job at that time.

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Local News
9:39 am
Thu November 22, 2012

Feast on Great Radio With These Special Programs

WFPL has a bounty of great radio for you this Thanksgiving weekend.

 Thursday

11am - 1pm Turkey Confidential

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Local News
9:00 am
Tue November 20, 2012

How to Get Over the River and Through the Woods: A Public Media Playlist

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This time of year, many of us must deal with the fact that not all of our friends and relatives live in the WFPL listening area. That means that many of us will be traveling away from the comfort of 89.3 FM. And whether you're in a plane or a car, you'll need something to listen to for your trip, and for any time you may spend hiding from in-laws.

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Politics
12:57 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

McConnell Remains Minority Leader

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U.S. Senate Republicans have unanimously voted to give Mitch McConnell of Kentucky a fourth term as leader.

McConnell's last term was marked by staunch opposition to President Barack Obama and efforts to give the GOP a majority in the chamber. The latter didn't happen, but all signs indicate McConnell will continue the former. He recently stated that any of the president's plans to increase government revenue by raising taxes on the wealthy will be “non-starters” in the chamber.

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Local News
9:30 am
Sun November 11, 2012

TV Report Furthers Argument Between Preservation and "Progress"

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From the headline ("Progress vs. preservation turns into an ugly ordeal") down, the WAVE3 piece pit preservationists against the advancement of the city.

The story, by WAVE3 reporter John Boel, was enough to spur the head of the Neighborhood Planning and Preservation Inc. to send an e-mail on Friday urging recipients to share their concerns with Boel.

Ultimately, the WAVE3 piece sums up three popular arguments against preservation:

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Local News
5:30 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Stephen Tobolowsky's New Series Is on WFPL

Actor, storyteller and friend of Byline Stephen Tobolowsky is on the air this month with four all-new, hour-long storytelling radio specials modeled around his new book, The Dangerous Animals Club. 

WFPL was one of the first stations in the country to broadcast The Tobolowsky Files, and we'll bring this new four-part series every Thursday at nine pm, beginning November 8th.

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