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. 


Local News
9:00 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Mayor Greg Fischer 'Leaning Toward' Running for Second Term

Mayor Greg Fischer

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says he's leaning toward running for a second term — and he will not run for the U.S. Senate again.

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Local News
1:01 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Longtime Family-Run Burger's Market Closing

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Decades of Burger family tradition ends in a few months.

“For 40 years, one of us has opened the store, one of us has closed it,” Tony Burger says. 

He's talking about Burger's Market,the small, family-run grocery that stands across from the Louisville Collegiate School. It's something of a landmark for commuters on Grinstead Drive.

Burger's Market closes in March.

The Burger family has run the store since 1958, when the father of the current owners Tony and Jeff Burger  purchased it. Tony is now 65 and Jeff is 64, and Tony says it's time to retire.

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Local News
2:25 pm
Sat December 29, 2012

It Snowed, It May Snow More, Heavy Accumulation Unlikely

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This morning, as Louisvillians pulled up their Facebook feeds, they found, mixed among the expected taunts about the upcoming UK/U of L basketball game, photos of local snow accumulation.

The National Weather Service says more snow may fall throughout Saturday, tapering off after sundown. There is a slight chance of snow on Monday and Tuesday, but the heaviest is likely passed, says the NWS.

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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

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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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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
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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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