Fri October 12, 2012
VPs in Danville; Yarmuth/Wicker Debate; African-American Heritage Center; Pensions: Today on Byline
Here is the rundown for today's edition of Byline:
At the top - The world is talking about the vice presidential debate last evening in Danville, and WFPL was represented by Phillip Bailey and Kenny Colston, who discuss the media circus, the atmosphere in Danville, and of course the debate itself.
13:30 - Earlier this week, WFPL hosted a public debate between third congressional candidates Brooks Wicker and incumbent John Yarmuth. Phillip Bailey and Kenny Colston review and contrast some of the more interesting points of disagreement between the two.
19:30 - The Courier-Journal recently brought attention to the struggling financial picture at the Kentucky Center for African-American Heritage. WFPL's Rick Howlett sat down with Board Chairman Raymond Burse, and Board member Sue McNally, to discuss the history of the organization, how things are going, and future plans to address the finances there.
27:40 - Matthew Sleeth is a medical doctor and Christian thinker who has written extensively about the Bible's connection to protecting the environment. He argues that Christian morals are deeply aligned with conservation and environmentalism. Sleeth speaks Saturday at the “Healthy Foods, Local Farms” Conference in Louisville. He discusses his work with WFPL's Jonathan Bastian.
32:00 - Kentucky Public Radio's Kenny Colston discusses Kentucky's underfunded pension system. Various proposals to address the problem are on the table, but lawmakers may not have much time to come to a compromise.
36:30 - Arts segment with WFPL's arts and humanities reporter, Erin Keane. A few local arts events are highlighted for this weekend, then Erin speaks with Sarah Ioannides, guest conductor for the Louisville Orchestra concert this evening.