Fri November 30, 2012
Big Sports Week; Political Turkeys & State News; Heaven Real?; Homophobic No More: Today on Byline
Here is the rundown for today's edition of Byline:
At the top - It was a big week for local sports fans. WFPL's Joseph Lord and KPR's Kenny Colston talk about the acceptance of U of L’s athletic programs into the Atlantic Coast Conference, the college football coaching carousel, BCS bowls, and more.
9:10 - This week the superintendent of Indiana State Police said he would legalize and tax marijuana in his state, but how likely are state lawmakers to make any changes? We speak with Ed Feigenbaum, longtime statehouse political analyst and publisher of Indiana Legislative Insight.
13:30 - Joseph Gerth of the Courier-Journal pays a visit to discuss the long list of "political turkeys of 2012."
21:00 - Joseph Gerth and KPR's Kenny Colston discuss state news, including Kentucky Senate Republican Leadership elections, and special taxing districts.
25:50 - Is heaven real, a state of mind, or something else entirely? Dr. Eben Alexander spent some time in a meningitis-induced coma, and believes he has some answers. WFPL's Gabe Bullard speaks with Dr. Alexander.
30:35 - The Associated Press Stylebook is the go-to reference on word usage for most U.S. newsrooms. This week, the AP announced the next edition of its stylebook would recommend against the word 'homophobia' in political and social contexts. Jaison Gardner and Kaila Story, hosts of WFPL's Strange Fruit podcast, speak with UofL psychology professor Dr. Kevin Chapman, who specializes in anxiety disorders, about the change.
36:30 - Harvard University divinity professor and feminist scholar Dr. Leila Ahmed is the winner of the 2013 Grawemeyer Award in Religion. Her 2011 book, "A Quiet Revolution: The Veil's Resurgence from the Middle East to America" explains why a growing number of Muslim women in the United States are wearing traditional veils and head coverings. WFPL's Erin Keane speaks with Dr. Ahmed.
41:00 - Erin Keane speaks with master craftsman and sculptor Wendell Castle. A new exhibit opens tonight at Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft: “Wendell Castle: Form Within Forms — The 21st Century.” Also present is Joey Yates, who curated the exhibit for KMAC.