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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
3:59 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Dueling Rallies over EPA in Frankfort; City Budget; WDRB in the News: Today on Byline

Here's a rundown of topics and stories covered today on our journalist roundtable show, Byline.

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2:55 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Horse Race Writer and Handicapper Discusses Scratch of I'll Have Another from Belmont

Today at 1pm there was a press conference at Belmont Park where the tendon injury of I'll Have Another was discussed, and the decision to remove him from the running in the Belmont Stakes was explained.

10:07 am
Sat June 2, 2012

School's Out: Donna Hargens and JCPS Year in Review on Byline

The 2011-12 school year at JCPS just concluded, and the Board is currently evaluating the performance of new superintendent Donna Hargens, in private. 

On Byline Friday afternoon, WFPL reporter Devin Katayama spent some time looking back at the past year, including ongoing controversies over the student assignment plan, possible changes to that plan, and changes to the JCPS administrative hierarchy. 

3:46 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

Theater Highlights for This Weekend: Erin Keane on Byline

Arts and Humanities reporter Erin Keane gave a quick rundown of some worthy local theater to check out this weekend on Byline Friday afternoon, including a dystopian play by Theatre [502], and a play about surrealist painter René Magritte for young audiences produced by the Alley Theater.  Of course, the galleries and restaurants of Market Street are alive tonight for the monthly Trolle

Local News
3:24 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

JCPS Year in Review; Violent Offenders at Zoo; Belmont Preview: Today on Byline

A rundown of what was discussed today on Byline, WFPL's weekly news roundtable.

1:06pm:  Education news and JCPS end-of-schoolyear review.  Superintendent Donna Hargens has been on the job for roughly a year now.  WFPL's Devin Katayama weighed in and also shared a produced feature with voices of some JCPS students.

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Local News
12:38 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

State of the News Is Now Byline


For three years, WFPL has brought you the reporter roundtable show State of the News every Friday. Now, we’ll bring you Byline. Byline will continue to feature analysis of the week’s top stories, but we’ll incorporate more voices, more field reports and (thankfully) new theme music.

Stay tuned.

11:08 am
Sun May 27, 2012

Private Homes Contaminated Near Black Leaf Site; What's Next?

Soil testing in the yards of fifty homes bordering the former Black Leaf Chemical site in Louisville’s Park Hill neighborhood recently revealed carcinogenic chemicals in all of them.

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Local News
3:19 pm
Sat May 26, 2012

Analyzing Mayor Fischer's City Budget for FY 2012-13

Friday on Byline WFPL's Political Editor Phillip Bailey provided review and analysis of Mayor Greg Fischer's austere budget plan for 2012-13. The spending plan does not raise taxes and balances the budget without Metro employee layoffs or furloughs, and gives non-union city workers a 2 percent raise. Metro Government had faced a $20 million shortfall in the coming fiscal year, but filled that hole with $13.5 million in projected revenue estimates and selling two downtown parking lots to the Parking Authority of River City for $10.7 million.

Local News
5:07 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

Black Leaf Contamination; City Budget; Elections Review: Today on Byline

We began Byline today with an in-depth discussion of soil test data from the neighborhood surrounding the Black Leaf Chemical site in the Park Hill area of West Louisville.  The tests were conducted by the EPA and revealed some carcinogenic and suspicious chemicals, but full results were not revealed to the public.  District 6 Councilman David James joined WFPL’s environment reporter Erica Peterson to review the what is known and what’s ahead.

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3:37 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

Arts Overview for Weekend of 5/18/12

Friday afternoon on Byline, we wrapped up the hour as usual with WFPL’s Arts & Humanities reporter Erin Keane talking about arts in the news and some local arts events to consider this weekend.

Literature fans will enjoy the Festival of Writing from Spalding University, as well as a writing collaboration between Silas House and Nela Vaswani.