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Local News
4:51 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Stream the Third District Debate

WFPL is hosting a debate tonight between Third District Congressman John Yarmuth and his challenger in the November election, Louisville accountant Brooks Wicker.

To listen to the debate, you can tune in to 89.3 FM or you can click here to open a streaming window.

For more listening options and direct links to our streams, visit our listening page

12:12 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Introducing Smokestack: WFPL's Environment Blog

WFPL's Erica Peterson has something to say. From coal ash to endangered mussels,  Erica has brought in-depth reporting on the environment to WFPL's airwaves and website for the last year. Now there's more. Her new blog Smokestack will collect her reporting as well as analysis on the most interesting environmental news items from around the world. 

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Local News
10:42 am
Fri September 21, 2012

WFPL's Park(ing) Day Park is Now Open

WFPL is participating in this year's Park(ing) Day. We've claimed a spot in front of our building on the 600 block of S. 4th Street. We're recording 15-second interviews with anyone who wants to sit down and we'll broadcast Byline live from the space at 1:00 today. Stop by to talk, eat lunch or see the show. 

Local News
12:35 am
Tue September 18, 2012

LPM is looking for a Marketing and Engagement Manager

This position reports to the Vice President for Development and Marketing, and coordinates with the management team to plan, implement and report on a variety of marketing functions, programs, events and strategies to grow audience and increase loyalty to our organization and programming streams. The ideal candidate will know how to build a brand, possess excellent communication skills, love contact with the public and be comfortable working towards specific goals.


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Local News
4:21 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

WFPL News to Participate in Park(ing) Day

Erica Peterson WFPL News

The WFPL News staff is going outside. This Friday is Park(ing) Day, when city dwellers across the country put parking spaces to new use.

Park(ing) Day re-imagines metered parking spots as public spaces. So what could be more public than public radio? WFPL will set up a streetside studio outside of our headquarters at 619 S. 4th Street.

In our space, we'll present the radio equivalent of a photo booth. Here's how it'll work:

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Local News
11:29 am
Wed August 29, 2012

LPM seeks Major Gifts Officer

Louisville Public Media (LPM) is searching for a Major Gifts Officer to identify, qualify, cultivate and solicit major donor prospects for LPM, alone, and in consultation with the President, Development and Marketing Director, and members of the LPM Board of Directors. This position must be able to prioritize prospects, research their interests and capacities, and identify individualized strategy for solicitations and follow-up. The successful candidate will develop written strategies in consultation with the Development and Marketing Director; coordinate nature of contacts that prospects receive; facilitate relationships between potential and current donors and LPM’s staff and board; review prospect strategies regularly for LPM capital and annual campaigns; work with LPM management to create and supervise implementation of small targeted events for assigned prospects and donors.

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Local News
12:12 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

New Shows Coming to WFPL

We're changing our weekday and weekend schedule on WFPL to bring you new and exciting shows and to highlight some of our long-time favorites.

Starting next week, we'll broadcast two hours of Talk of the Nation on weekdays. This is a busy election season, and with Talk of the Nation from 2-4, you can stay informed and participate in the conversation more than ever before.

But that doesn't mean Q is out of the picture. Every day, Jian Ghomeshi gives us the latest in arts and culture, and we'll bring you Q at 7:00 pm on weekdays.

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Local News
11:27 am
Tue August 21, 2012

WFPL Seeks Online Managing Editor

WFPL is seeking an Online Managing Editor to ensure the accuracy, timeliness and creativity of our digital content. The position is the bridge between the on-air news operation and the online news operation and will work with the News Director to create, curate and edit digital content and expand distribution. The position will also work with the newsroom to develop daily and long-term coverage plans.

Essential duties:

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11:04 am
Wed July 4, 2012

Gas Planet: A Documentary About Natural Gas and Climate Change

Coming up at 1:00 this afternoon, WFPL will air "Gas Planet: The Impact of the Natural Gas Boom on Climate Change." This hour-long documentary produced by The Allegheny Front examines the rise of natural gas, fueled by low prices, abundant resources and a lower carbon footprint than coal.