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12:52 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Listen: In Louisville, Education Instigator Diane Ravitch Shares Concerns About School Reforms

Education historian Diane Ravitch is the recipient of the 2014 Grawemeyer Award for Education.

She's against high-stakes testing, big business in schools, and doubts charters are the answer to improving public education. But Diane Ravitch, a New York University research professor who has become an influence voice in U.S. education, didn't always feel this way.

“It’s very difficult once you become embedded in a point of view to step back from it," Ravitch said Wednesday. "And I found that to be true because all your social networks tend to agree with you."

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Local News
10:59 am
Mon March 31, 2014

WFPL News Wins Many Awards From the Kentucky AP

WFPL News won a total of 25 awards at the Kentucky AP Broadcasters contest this weekend.

The newsroom took home nine first place trophies, ten for second place and six honorable mentions. WFPL's first place wins came in the categories of:

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Local News
4:14 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Spring Membership Drive - 2889 Members raised $407,000! Thank you!

The Spring Membership Drive ended Saturday at 7 pm. Thanks to Member support, Louisville Public Media raised over $407,000. Thank you to the 2889 Members who took us over our original goal!

Local News
12:17 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Special Programs for February

February is the shortest month, but it's the most full of special public radio programming (at least so far for 2014).

To mark Black History Month, State of the Re:Union has a new season on redefining black history. We'll bring you a new episode every Thursday night at 9. 

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Local News
10:35 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Monday Schedule Changes at WFPL

  The sound of Monday nights on WFPL is about to change.

The producers of Moyers and Company have decided to make the show 30 minutes long. So you'll still hear all the Bill Moyers we can bring you every Monday night at 9. But now, at 9:30 p.m., you'll hear Backstory with the American History Guys.

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5:45 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Listen: WFPL News Team's Favorite Features of 2013

This week, WFPL News staff members selected some of their favorite stories of 2013 for a special Byline.

We heard about carp fishing, record stores, a Kentucky Derby gate-crasher, an innovative play and much more. Listen below:

Here are links to some of the stories:

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Local News
3:00 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

Photos: WFPL's Year in Review

WFPL's Erica Peterson on assignment.
Credit Louisville Public Media

A lot has happened in 2013. We've posted a selection of photo highlights from the past year of interviews, stories and events. Enjoy, and thanks for listening.

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Local News
7:00 am
Sat December 21, 2013

WFPL's Holiday Program Schedule

Ralphie likes the radio.
Credit Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

With the holidays comes holiday specials. Here's what we have planned for the next week:

Ask Me Another Holiday Spectacular

Saturday, noon

Christmas isn't until Wednesday, but you can open this present early. It's a holiday-themed hour of puzzles and quizzes featuring host Ophira Eisenberg and comedian John Hodgman, "Daily Show" co-creator Lizz Winstead, and writer A.J. Jacobs.

America's Test Kitchen Holiday Special

Sunday, noon

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Local News
5:12 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

WFPL Launching Film Podcast: Sound on Film

Starting this week, WFPL will bring you a new program: Sound on Film.

It's a weekly podcast hosted by Chris Ritter and Robert Kahne. It's news and reviews, with the occasional special guest from the local or national film scene. Chris and Robert have been hosting the show in some form since they were in college, and we're excited to have their expertise and energy on display for WFPL.

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Local News
12:00 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Special Programming to Remember John F. Kennedy

President John F. Kennedy
Credit National Parks Service

Friday is the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination. In remembrance, WFPL will air two specials, one marking the assassination, the other remembering the funeral three days later.

Friday 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.: We Knew JFK: Unheard Stories from the Kennedy Archive

This new documentary contains never-before-broadcast interviews with people close to JFK, recorded after the assassination. Journalist Robert MacNeil hosts. 

Monday, Nov. 25 8 p.m. - 9 p.m.: Jean Shepherd Eulogizes JFK

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