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12:40 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Byline Today: Kentucky Primary Elections, Preakness Stakes and Hemp

We're talking elections, hemp seeds and the Preakness Stakes today on Byline.

First off, WFPL's Phillip Bailey and Kentucky Public Radio's Jonathan Meador will discuss the primary election on Tuesday. They'll talk about the U.S. Senate race and local elections, too.

Jonathan will also stick around to chat about the recent developments in the state agriculture department's efforts to get federal authorities to release hemp seeds meant for research.

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12:09 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Byline Today: Cockfighting Questions, Louisville Metro Council Fundraising and More

This week, cockfighting again entered the political conversation. Plus, the state ethics commission reversed itself on the John Arnold sexual harassment case and questions were raised about the retirement package for the leader of Kentucky's community college system.

We'll talk about these stories and more today on Byline.

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10:00 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Byline Today: The Kentucky Oaks and Derby are Upon Us

It's all horseracing, all the time this week on Byline.

In our annual live broadcast from Churchill Downs, host Rick Howlett will be joined by the Daily Racing Form's Mike Watchmaker and Ed DeRosa from Brisnet for the full hour.  

They'll discuss issues in the horseracing industry and handicap today's Kentucky Oaks and Saturday's Kentucky Derby.

Tune in for a special Kentucky Oaks and Derby-filled Byline at 1 p.m. today. Listen at 89.3 or stream at

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10:46 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Byline Today: Louisville Settles Whistleblower Suit

This week, a whistleblower lawsuit against Louisville Metro Police was settled, the Kentucky General Assembly session closed and a renown education expert visited Louisville. We'll talk about these stories and more this afternoon on Byline.

First up, Kentucky Public Radio's Jonathan Meador will discuss what did (and didn't) pass in the Kentucky General Assembly's just-closed 2014 legislative session.

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11:50 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Byline Today: Kentucky's Senate Race, Investigating an Eastern Kentucky Power Plant Plan and More

On Byline today, we'll get an update on the U.S. Senate race, hear about how politics and misinformation pushed through a proposed biomass plant in Eastern Kentucky and much more.

Join us at 1 p.m. today.

First up, WFPL's Phillip M. Bailey will discuss this week's events in the U.S. Senate race, which included a Louisville reporter being barred from a press conference with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and a debate challenge from the senator's primary opponent.

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12:00 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Byline Today: 'Ban the Box,' School of Innovation Finalists and Jim Lehrer

This week, Louisville Metro Council decided that the city and its vendors shouldn't ask about criminal histories on job applications. Meanwhile, Jefferson County Public Schools announced the finalists in a community competition to design a new school. And where was Sherman's March to the Sea planned, anyway?

We'll talk about these stories and more today on Byline.

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11:41 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Byline Today: Same-Sex Marriage, Joan Rivers and March Madness

The latest on the same-sex marriage lawsuit in Kentucky, political happenings in Louisville and statewide, and March Madness approaches.

First up, Kentucky Public Radio's Jonathan Meador  will give an update on this week's news from the state Capitol. I'll join in to talk about Gov. Steve Beshear's decision to file an appeal in the on-going same-sex marriage lawsuit.

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11:00 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Byline Today: Louisville Metro Council Issues, Same-Sex Marriage Opinion and More

It's been a bigger than usual news week in the Louisville area. Among other news, out-of-state same-sex marriage couples are, at the moment, recognized in Kentucky, we've heard details on changes at the Louisville's Air Pollution Control District  and questions were raised when a former Louisville prosecutor was charged with criminal assault two months after the alleged incident.

We'll hear about these stories and more today on Byline.

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11:53 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Byline Today: Kentucky Felon Voting Rights, Louisville Health and More

An effort is underway to improve health in Louisville, the Kentucky General Assembly makes a move on restoring felon voting rights and the latest on the Corvette Museum sinkhole—we'll discuss these stories and more today on Byline.

First up, Kentucky Public Radio's Jonathan Meador checks in from Frankfort on the latest in the 2014 legislative session. We'll also hear a feature on the latest action in the push to restore voting rights to felons in Kentucky.

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