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3:27 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Hargens on JCPS Scores; 4th Street Live Finances; Election Preview; Slant Festival: Today on Byline

Here is what was covered today on Byline:

At the top - Jefferson County Public Schools are performing worse than nearly 75 percent of Kentucky public school students outside the district, according to new state accountability measures -- including tests, graduation rates and other indicators.  WFPL's Devin Katayama goes over the recent study results with Superintendent Donna Hargens.

10:05 - Perhaps the biggest local news event this week was the derailment of the train carrying a number of toxic chemicals in southwestern Jefferson County.  WFPL's Erica Peterson and Joseph Lord recap and go over the latest details of this unfolding major story.

13:30 - A recent report in the Courier-Journal says 4th Street Live, the downtown entertainment district, is not profitable - at least not to the city per se. After nearly eight years in operation, Fourth Street Live hasn't made enough money to pay the city any dividends. The CJ's Chris Otts joins us to explain the accounting practices of developer Cordish, and other aspects of the story.

18:45 - Election preview with WFPL's political editor Phillip Bailey, and Kentucky Public Radio's Kenny Colston.  They discuss an amendment protecting hunting, state congressional races, Louisville Metro Council races, and some highly-contested Indiana races as well.

31:35 - Tarzan, the hero created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, turns 100 this year, and the University of Louisville has a prominent role in the centennial celebration and preserving the Tarzan legacy.  WFPL's Rick Howlett reports.

36:30 - WFPL's arts and humanities reporter Erin Keane goes over some events to take advantage of this weekend, then speaks with a couple of the organizers of the upcoming Slant Culture Theatre Festival.

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