Fridays at 1pm

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
4:15 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Byline | NPR's Mike Pesca on March Madness; 'Religious Freedom' Bill; Bourbon and More

Here are the topics covered this hour on Byline (full audio available below):

At the top - The games have begun and March Madness is here. NPR’s Mike Pesca joins us with his analysis of the men’s NCAA basketball tournament.

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Local News
3:04 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Industrial Hemp; Dropping Out of School; Religious Exemptions; Hoops News: Today on Byline

Here is our Byline rundown for 3/8/13 (full audio link below)

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Local News
4:24 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Byline: Prison Jobs in Appalachia; Charter Schools; Progress Kentucky; Humana Festival

Here's what we cover in this edition of Byline (audio playback below):

At the top - Officials in some eastern Kentucky counties have eagerly recruited prisons to their communities, with the hope of jobs and economic development, but have they delivered?  Sylvia Ryerson, who reports on Appalachian issues for Mountain Community Radio, joins us to discuss.

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Local News
4:18 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Safe Neighborhoods; State Legislative Action; Academy Awards Preview: Today on Byline

Here's what you'll hear on this edition of Byline ('play' button below):

At the top - This week, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced the appointment of Anthony Smith as the city’s first Director of Safe Neighborhoods. It was a position recommended by a task force that’s been studying ways to reduce violence in the city.  WFPL's Devin Katayama discusses Smith’s appointment and his initial plans for the job.

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Local News
5:27 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Failing Schools; State News; Pondering Taxes; Downtown Vacancies: Today on Byline

Here's the rundown for Byline today:

At the top - Kentucky’s education commissioner says some low-performing Jefferson County public schools face a state takeover if they don’t show progress soon.  We discuss the status of the schools, his remarks, and the JCPS response with education reporter Devin Katayama.

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Local News
3:13 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Beshear; Anti-Judd Ad; Shanklin; Big Four Bridge; Jennifer Lawrence: On Byline

Here's the rundown for this edition of Byline:

At the top - Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear told lawmakers in his state of the commonwealth address that it’s time to find consensus on ways to overhaul the state’s tax and pension systems. We discuss that and  the rest of the governor’s legislative agenda and the 2013 general assembly with Kentucky Public Radio’s Kenny Colston.

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Local News
3:19 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Byline | Local Take on Immigration Reform; Frankfort News; Gay Marriages in Indiana

Here is the audio and rundown on today's edition of Byline:

At the top - Immigration reform is back in the headlines, with President Obama stating a deal with Congress that includes a path to citizenship should be attainable this year.  We discuss the potential local impact with Edgardo Mansilla, executive director of the Americana Community Center, and Kate Miller, program associate for the ACLU of Kentucky.

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Local News
3:37 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Ed Hart on Kentucky Kingdom Lease; Inauguration 2013; McConnell; Food Stamp Challenge

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

At the top - The Kentucky State Fair Board took a major step toward reopening Kentucky Kingdom with approval of a 50-year lease this week.  Developer Ed Hart and his team of investors say they are confident the park that’s been closed since 2009 will reopen next year.  Ed Hart speaks with WFPL’s Devin Katayama.

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Local News
11:00 am
Sun January 20, 2013

Inside Lynn's Paradise Cafe

Credit Gabe Bullard / WFPL News

One of Louisville’s most popular restaurants closed abruptly last weekend after 22 years in business.

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9:03 am
Sat January 19, 2013

High School Basketball Hopes and Dreams: Outside Shot

In 2009, writer Keith O’Brien set out to tell the story of a Kentucky high school boys basketball team’s quest to win a state championship.   He spent the basketball season in Scott County, where there were high hopes the Cardinals would capture the school's third Sweet Sixteen title just down the road in Lexington’s Rupp Arena.

The team’s ups and downs are chronicled in O'Brien’s just-published book, Outside Shot:  Big Dreams, Hard Times and One County’s Quest for Basketball Greatness

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