Local News
11:50 am
Fri February 1, 2013

On Byline Today: General Assembly Coming Back to Work, Cyclo-Cross and More

Kentucky legislators prepare to return to Frankfort, a greener Louisville and a big dirty cycle race are among the topics WFPL will explore at 1 p.m. today on Byline.

Kentucky Public Radio's Kenny Colston will join Byline host Rick Howlett to talk about pension reform and other issues with next week's resumption of the Kentucky General Assembly's 2013 session.

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9:46 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Ed Hart to Discuss Kentucky Kingdom Plans Today on Byline

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Ed Hart is back in the game.

Kentucky Kingdom moved closer to opening for the first time since 2009 on Thursday when the Kentucky State Fair Board approved a lease agreement a development group Hart leads. Hart's group now has 90 days from the signing of the lease to get financing in order.

If all goes well, officials are targeting 2014 for Kentucky Kingdom to re-open.

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Local News
11:29 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Today on Byline: Vicco Passes a Fairness Ordinance, a Look at Lynn's Paradise Cafe and More

The sudden closure of a famed Louisville restaurant, a small-town enacts a Fairness Ordinance and the legacy of a controversial Metro Council member who died this week — those will be some of the topics on WFPL's Byline at 1 p.m. Friday.

WFPL's Rick Howlett will talk to Louisville Magazine's Josh Moss about his November profile of the owner of Lynn's Paradise Cafe, the restaurant which abruptly closed last week.

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Arts and Humanities
2:49 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Byline: Music City Hit-Makers with the Louisville Orchestra

Songwriters Brett James, Hillary Lindsey and Gordie Sampson with their Grammy Award for "Jesus, Take the Wheel," recorded by Carrie Underwood.

On today's Byline, I welcomed Grammy Award-winning songwriter Brett James and composer Charlie Judge, two of the members of the Music City Hit-Makers team. James has written songs for Kenny Chesney ("Out Last Night," "When the Sun Goes Down") and Carrie Underwood (including the Grammy Award-winner "Jesus, Take the Wheel"), as well as Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Tim McGraw and dozens of other chart-topping artists.

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Local News
9:58 am
Sun October 7, 2012

Actor Stephen Tobolowsky on Playing Small Parts and Gathering Stories

Before a public reading from his book, Tobolowsky stopped by WFPL News to talk about his career, storytelling and the little-known plumber role in Much Ado about Nothing.

Stephen Tobolowsky has a long career in film, television and stage acting. You may know him from his role as Ned Ryerson on Groundhog Day...or as Sandy Ryerson on Glee...or as Hugo Jarry on Deadwood...or as the plumber in You May Not Kiss the Bride.

He's played so many roles, he doesn't remember all of them.

"I think I counted and it's been over 120 movies and 200 some-odd television shows," he said on WFPL's Byline.

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Local News
4:57 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Park(ing) Day; Lost Muhammad Ali Interview; Idea Festival; Education News: Today on Byline

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

At the top - No one's favorite part of living in an urban area is finding a place to park your car.  On Park(ing) Day, we look at a re-designed parking system in San Francisco that may take the city one step towards a smarter, well-parked city.

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9:00 am
Sun July 1, 2012

Indiana's Political Landscape Without Mitch Daniels "Hard to Get Used To"

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has accepted the presidency of Purdue University, starting when his term is over in January. The Indianapolis Star's Mary Beth Schneider said the move had been rumored for a while, but the  idea of Mitch Daniels not being involved in partisan politics is hard for many to imagine. "The thought of the Indiana Republican landscape without Mitch Daniels as an active player is hard to get used to," she says, "and I think it's hard for him to get used to too." Schneider joined us on Friday's Byline to talk about the move's possible impact on Indiana politics. 

5:30 pm
Sat June 30, 2012

C-J's James Carroll Says Health Care Will Be Big Campaign Issue; Economy Bigger

Thursday's Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act came as a shock to many, who expected the High Court to declare it unconstitutional. James Carroll covers the Capitol for the Courier-Journal, and he joined us Friday on Byline to talk about reactions to the decision. 


10:00 am
Sat June 9, 2012

$500,000 for Whiskey Row Draws Criticism for Metro Budget

Metro Mayor Greg Fischer presented his proposed city budget to the metro council last week. WFPL's Phillip M. Bailey covered the budget announcement and has been following reactions from council members, external agencies, and private citizens. He joined us Friday on Byline to talk about how the budget proposal has been received—including the controversial $500,000 for Whiskey Row renovations.



Arts and Humanities
5:36 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

"Pilgrim Song" Screens This Weekend in Louisville

The annual Flyover Film Festival is this weekend in Louisville. One of the films on the roster is Pilgrim Song, a film shot in Louisville, which tells the story of an out-of-work musician who decides to walk the entire length of the Sheltowee Trace.

Pilgrim's Song co-writer and director, Martha Stevens, and the film's star, Timothy Morton, spoke with WFPL's Erin Kean on Friday's Byline.