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
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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Arts and Humanities
10:01 pm
Sun December 1, 2013

Serbian-Born Djuro Zivkovic Wins Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition

Djuro Zivkovic
Credit University of Louisville

 A Serbian-born composer has won the Grawemeyer Award for music composition from the University of Louisville.

The university says Djuro Zivkovic's chamber orchestra piece “On the Guarding of the Heart” “makes a huge emotional journey” through the course of its 20-minutes.

The piece was first performed in 2011, and it was written in the months prior in an 18th-Century house in Sweden.

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Food & Drink Week
10:00 am
Wed November 27, 2013

An Oral History of Bourbon in Louisville

Bourbon is America's native spirit. Federal law says so. But for people in Louisville, bourbon is even closer, sentimentally and literally. The city developed quickly through the growth of the bourbon industry, and the current downtown resurgence depends largely on spirit's continued popularity.

But it's been a twisted path from the first batch's debut and the latest distillery ribbon cutting. It's a story of taxes, Prohibitions, power and capitalism.

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