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11:19 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Byline Today | 'Southern Avenger' Controversy, Kentucky's Dropout Age Increases and More

Topics up for discussion on Byline today: A Louisvillian is nominated to be the U.S. ambassador to Great Britain, a Rand Paul adviser's past as a neo-Confederate advocate comes to light and a controversy at the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival.

Jack Hunter, a staffer for U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, is under scrutiny for having once belonged to a group that wanted Southern secession and worked as a radio shock jock known as the "Southern Avenger." WFPL's Phillip Bailey will discuss the situation.

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10:44 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Byline Today: The Same-Sex Marriage Rulings, Kentucky Kingdom and Hoops

The deal to reopen Kentucky Kingdom is finalized, the Supreme Court rules on same-sex marriage and—a day after the NBA draft—a look at how two tweaks to the game revolutionized sports. Those stories and more will be discussed today on Byline.

First up, we'll look at the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8 and how it will affect Kentucky. 

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11:35 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Byline Today: JCPS Teacher Contract Negotiations, Immigration and More

A group of African American ministers this week called on Jefferson County Public Schools to open up its labor negotiations with teachers, the U.S. secretary of education was in town and putting focus on immigrants while the reform debate rages on in Congress. These topics and more will be discussed today on Byline.

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11:59 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Byline Today: Non-Profits Upset About the Mayor's Budget Proposal, WHAS-11's New Owner and More

The Louisville Metro Council is discussing Mayor Greg Fischer's budget proposal, WHAS-11's parent company is bought by The Courier-Journal's and a preview of a new WFPL show. Those topics and more will be discussed todayo n Byline.

Metro Council members heard this week from non-profits groups upset that their funding was reduced in the mayor's budget proposal. WFPL's Phillip Bailey will discuss the situation with Gabe Bullard, who is sitting in for host Rick Howlett.

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11:13 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Byline Today: Racial Disparity in Marijuana Arrests, Curtis Morrison Speaks and Emerald Ash Borers

The ACLU says that African-Americans are significantly more likely to face marijuana charges, the Louisville Metro budget process is well underway (and already has critics) and the man behind the recording of a Mitch McConnell strategy session speaks—these stories and more today on Byline.

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10:48 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Byline Today | Ohio River Bridges, JCPS Contracts and Old-Fashioned Cocktails

The Ohio River Bridges Project ramps up, the Old-Fashioned cocktail rises in popularity and a new group is putting focus on the Jefferson County Teachers Association. These stories and more will be discussed today on Byline.

WFPL's Devin Katayama will discuss the new group Kids First, which has launched an advertising campaign against the JCTA as contract negotiations are about to begin.

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11:39 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Byline Today: Mayor Greg Fischer's Budget Proposal, a New Possibility for Senate '16 and More

Mayor Greg Fischer releases his budget proposal for the next fiscal year, new developments in the Barbara Shanklin removal trial and a senate run for former Miss America Heather French Henry becomes a possibility—these topics and more will be covered today on Byline.

Metro Louisville's budget process has begun. WFPL's Phillip M. Bailey will discuss what changes Fischer is proposing as the Metro Council begins taking a look.

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12:01 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Byline Today: The Latest on the IRS-Tea Party Affair, the Preakness and More

The latest on the IRS'  targeting of Tea Party groups for extra reviews, the Louisville Metro Animal Services director leaves after less than two years on the job, Kentucky Derby winner Orb vies for a Preakness Stakes win and much, much more—today on Byline.

WFPL's Phillip M. Bailey and Kentucky Public Radio's Kenny Colston will give the IRS/Tea Party situation.

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11:01 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Today: A Very Derby Byline

Credit Rick Howlett/WFPL

The Kentucky Oaks runs today and the Kentucky Derby runs tomorrow (obviously), and WFPL is taking Byline to Churchill Downs to talk horses.

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11:57 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Byline Today: Security for Derby Events, Progress Kentucky and More

Security changes for Thunder Over Louisville and the Kentucky Derby, the latest on the recording of a Sen. Mitch McConnell strategy meeting and controversy at Murray State University. These topics and more will be discussed this afternoon on Byline.

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