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On Byline we re-examine the top stories around Louisville and look at what's coming next. With regular segments on everything from arts to politics, it's an essential conversation about what's happening in Louisville. 

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Local News
3:22 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Drought; JCPS School Board Election; Filmmaker Archie Borders: Today on Byline

Here's the rundown for Byline today:

0:00 - Our top story this week is the blistering drought this summer and how it's affecting Kentucky and Indiana crops, livestock operations, and the ripple effect on the food economy.  Our guests are Gregory Hall from the Courier-Journal, along with University of Kentucky agricultural meteorologist Tom Priddy.

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8:01 am
Sun July 15, 2012

Discussing the Black Lung Resurgence in Appalachia

A black lung victim nears his last breath. His sons, also coal miners keep a vigil.
Earl Dotter for NPR

Friday on WFPL's Byline, our environment reporter Erica Peterson spent some time with NPR reporter Howard Berkes and Chris Hamby with the Center for Public Integrity. They’ve been investigating a serious resurgence in black lung disease in Appalachia in a series of reports and features made public last week.

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Local News
3:24 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Black Lung Returns; Landmarks Ordinance; Kentucky Shakespeare: Today on Byline

Here is the rundown for Byline for this Friday the 13th of July.

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Local News
9:00 am
Sat June 30, 2012

Health Care Overhaul: What it Means for Kentuckians

Now that the Supreme Court has upheld the health care overhaul, governments, businesses, providers and taxpayers are preparing for the law’s implementation, much of it in 2014.

Friday on Byline, we took a close look at the local impacts of the Affordable Care Act with  Jodi Mitchell of Kentucky Voices for Health; Anne Hadreas with the  Kentucky Equal Justice Center and Terry Brooks of Kentucky Youth Advocates.

Local News
3:24 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

Kentucky Impact of Court Decisions; Daniels and Purdue; Typecast Publishing: Today on Byline

Here's the rundown for Byline today:

0:00 - We consider the Kentucky impacts of the major Supreme Court decisions this week, beginning with the Affordable Care Act.  Joining us are Terry Brooks from Kentucky Youth Advocates, Ann Hadreas from Kentucky Equal Justice Center, and Jodi Mitchell, Kentucky Voices for Health.

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3:57 pm
Sat June 23, 2012

Mixed Results for Medicaid Operators in Kentucky

Reporter Kenny Colston

Last year, Kentucky state officials approved plans to bring on more regional Managed Care Operators, MCOs, to administer the state’s Medicaid program, which has been facing significant budget shortfalls.

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Local News
3:05 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

What's Next for Kentucky Kingdom?; Medicaid Operator Difficulties; City Budget: Today on Byline

Here's the rundown of today's installment of Byline:

0:00 - Devin Katayama & Ed Hart on the future of Kentucky Kingdom now that the Koch family has backed out from developing the site.

13:00 - Kentucky Public Radio's Kenny Colston weighs in on the ongoing problems with Medicaid Operator Coventry in Kentucky.

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Arts and Humanities
9:12 am
Sun June 17, 2012

Looking Back at Watergate With Thomas Mallon

Author and former GQ editor Thomas Mallon brings the Watergate-era Washington back to life in his latest historical novel.   Watergate-- a Novel, takes the reader though the scandal from the perspectives of seven lesser-known players.

 Thomas Mallon will discuss his book at the Louisville Free Public Library Monday, June 18, at 7pm.   He speaks here with WFPL’s Rick Howlett from his office in the nation’s capital.

Local News
3:44 pm
Sat June 16, 2012

Myriad Challenges for Yum! Center, Fair Board, and East End Tunnel Financing

Friday on Byline we took a broad look at a number of stories pertaining to the KFC Yum!

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10:27 am
Sat June 9, 2012

EPA Objections to 36 Kentucky Surface Mining Permits Being Reviewed and Reconsidered

Erica Peterson

Over the past two years, the EPA has filed specific objections to 36 surface mining permits previously approved by the state of Kentucky to mining companies that wanted to dump waste into streams in Eastern Kentucky. This week, there were public hearings on the EPA's objection to the permits in both Frankfort and Pikeville, and the EPA is accepting written comments until June 21.

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