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4:57 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Park(ing) Day; Lost Muhammad Ali Interview; Idea Festival; Education News: Today on Byline

Here's what is covered in this edition of Byline:

At the top - No one's favorite part of living in an urban area is finding a place to park your car.  On Park(ing) Day, we look at a re-designed parking system in San Francisco that may take the city one step towards a smarter, well-parked city.

5:20 - It was the summer of 1966 when a persistent 17-year-old with a high school radio show near Chicago got the interview of lifetime: Muhammad Ali. But only a handful of people ever got to hear this time capsule. Until now.

10:40 - The Idea Festival is underway here in Louisville.   Organizers describe it as a celebration for the intellectually curious.   And, again this year, there’s no shortage of topics of discussion.  Melissa Chipman, creator and publisher of Loueyville.com, joins us to talk about some 2012 Idea Festival highlights.

17:25 - With universities under siege financially and conceptually, what will the future of higher education look like? Richard Demillo is a professor at Georgia Tech and has written a new book exploring this topic, called,  “Abelard to Apple: The Fate of American Colleges and Universities.” He speaks with WFPL's Morning Edition host, Jonathan Bastian.

25:20 - WFPL hosted a JCPS board candidate debate earlier this week for District 2.  Our reporter Devin Katayama recaps the highlights and shares some audio clips illustrating the difference views and approaches of the candidates.

35:30 - WFPL's Gabe Bullard and Devin Katayama reveal the largely forgotten story of an 1840s invention from Louisville, the panoramic moving picture.

44:45 - We created a mini-park at the curb in front of our studios today for Park(ing) Day, complete with a simple recording set-up.  We asked pedestrians to stop for a moment and challenged them to answer a random, probing question in under 15 seconds.  We stitched several of the responses together in this audio montage.

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