Byline

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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Politics
8:07 am
Sat September 8, 2012

Democratic National Convention in Review

Friday on Byline, we talked about the just-completed Democratic National Convention.  Our panelists were CN2’s Ryan Alessi, who joined us by phone from Charlotte, WFPL political editor Phillip M. Bailey, and Kentucky Public Radio’s Kenny Colston. 

Panelists discuss the reaction to the speeches, the different impressions of the TV audience versus the live audience, votes of Kentucky delegates, the limited participation of Kentucky politicians, the shifting electoral map, and speculation on voter turnout.

Local News
2:56 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

DNC Analysis; Health Exchanges Coming to Kentucky; Civil War Doc on PBS: Today on Byline

Here is the rundown for today's Byline:

At the top - A look back at this week’s Democratic national convention with  CN2’s Ryan Alessi, WFPL political editor Phillip M. Bailey and Kentucky Public Radio’s Kenny Colston.  Panelists reflect on the major speeches, and the lack of Kentucky participation compared to last week's Republican convention in Tampa.

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Sports
8:46 am
Sat September 1, 2012

Showdown at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium: Governor's Cup, Pride on the Line

WDRB sports reporter Eric Crawford checked in with WFPL's Rick Howlett on Byline yesterday to dissect the big UofL/UK football game this weekend.  It’s the highly-anticipated season opener for two teams facing very different challenges. Crawford and Howlett discuss the coaches, key players, the potentially iffy weather forecast, and other factors making this game a fan favorite in the Bluegrass state.

Arts
3:42 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Taking the Helm at Actors Theatre: Artistic Director Les Waters

Today on Byline, WFPL's arts and humanities reporter Erin Keane spent some time with new artistic director of Actors Theatre of Louisville, Les Waters.

Keane talks with Waters about his background and experience, what he hopes to achieve in Louisville, the first production of the new season, and his curatorial decisions behind the productions for the 2012-13 season.

Local News
3:30 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

RNC in Review; LMPD VIPER Unit; UofL/UK Football: Today on Byline

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

At the top - Review and recap of the Republican National Convention with WFPL's Phillip Bailey, Kentucky Public Radio's Kenny Colston, and the Courier-Journal's Jim Carroll, who was present in Tampa this week.  They discuss the speeches, including Kentuckians Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell, the Clint Eastwood appearance, and of course Mitt Romney's address.

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Local News
2:59 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Tea Party Rally; Bridge Tolls; Immigrants to Louisville; Back to School: Today on Byline

Here's the rundown of this edition of Byline:

At the top - A Tea Party rally featuring Kentucky Senators Mitch McConnell and Senator Rand Paul was held earlier this week in Frankfort to protest President Obama’s health care law.  WFPL's Phillip Bailey and Kentucky Public Radio's Kenny Colston review the rally, discuss the Kentucky tea party, and the GOP’s hopes of reclaiming the presidency and a Senate majority.  

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Politics
9:30 am
Sun August 19, 2012

Health Insurance Exchange Confounds Lawmakers

A health insurance exchange is required under the healthcare law, and will allow Kentuckians to compare and purchase insurance plans. But confusion about the exchange remains; lawmakers say information on the exchange is lacking, and want to know what the price tag will be. Kenny Colston has covered the story for WFPL and Kentucky Public Radio. He joined us on Friday's Byline to fill us in on just what we still don't know about how the exchange will work.

Local News
12:00 pm
Sat August 18, 2012

Board of Education Candidates Abound

A crowded field of candidates will be on the November ballot for the three open seats on the JCPS Board of Education. WFPL's Devin Katayama covers education news, and he joined us Friday on Byline to talk about the candidates and their chances of election.

Local News
9:00 am
Sat August 18, 2012

Ed Hart Shares New Proposal for Kentucky Kingdom

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If you're heading to the Kentucky State Fair this weekend, you'll notice the gates of Kentucky Kingdom remain closed. Developer Ed Hart joined us Friday on Byline to talk about his newest proposal to re-open Kentucky Kingdom; it's a $40 million proposal with a team of supporters that reads like a who's who of the Louisville business scene.

Hart says re-opening Kentucky Kingdom would add $3 billion to Kentucky's economy.

Arts
4:33 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Governor’s School for the Arts: 25 Years and Going Strong

Two-hundred twenty-five students from 43 counties across Kentucky make up the Governor’s School for the Arts class of 2012. Students spend three weeks on Transylvania University's campus immersed in the study of one of nine disciplines, from architecture to musical theater. They start with performances at morning assembly and go until curfew, creating ensemble pieces, solo work and interdisciplinary projects. 

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