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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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Today at 1
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.

Local News
9:24 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Special Coverage of SCOTUS Decision on Health Care

Starting at 10:00 this morning, WFPL will carry special coverage to bring you the latest news and analysis on the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act.

From 10:00 to noon, we'll broadcast On Point live. The show will have expert guests and listener calls. 

At 1:00 pm, Here and Now will bring you more coverage of the decision.

At 7:00 pm, NPR will have a wrap-up of the day's events.

Politics
2:00 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Noise & Notes to Make Radio Debut

For over a year, WFPL Political Editor Phillip M. Bailey has edited the Noise & Notes news blog on WFPL.org. Now he has something for your ears.

The Noise & Notes radio show is a relaxed conversation on issues of importance to Louisville, from the news of the day to broader discussions on policy, politics and politicians.

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Local News
11:06 am
Fri June 8, 2012

Click and Clack Retiring From Car Talk

The chatty mechanics on NPR's "Car Talk" are pulling in to the garage.

Tom and Ray Magliozzi said Friday they will stop making new episodes of their comic auto advice show at the end of September, 25 years after "Car Talk" began in Boston. The show airs every Saturday morning and is National Public Radio's most popular program.

Older brother Tom is 74 years old and the brothers say it's time to stop and smell the cappuccino.

Local News
12:38 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

State of the News Is Now Byline

 

For three years, WFPL has brought you the reporter roundtable show State of the News every Friday. Now, we’ll bring you Byline. Byline will continue to feature analysis of the week’s top stories, but we’ll incorporate more voices, more field reports and (thankfully) new theme music.

Stay tuned.

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