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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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Food and Dining
4:04 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

WFPL's Food & Drink Week Starts Wednesday


This week, WFPL is turning your radio into a cornucopia.

Beginning Wednesday, it's our inaugural Food & Drink Week. In Morning Edition, Here &  Now and All Things Considered, you'll hear stories about Louisville food, drink, farming and eating from the WFPL Newsroom. Highlights include an oral history of bourbon, a profile of Old Forrester, a look at how urban chicken keeping has become a bit mundane and holiday memories and recipes from Edward Lee, Mayor Greg Fischer and others.

And we'll have your favorite holiday specials on Thanksgiving:

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7:00 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Lifelong Listening to Louisville Public Media

Keith Runyon
Credit Submitted photo

For most of my life, I’ve been at the other end of the radio experience—tuning in wherever I go and keeping abreast with news, features, sports and music through broadcasting. But for most of my professional life, I was a print guy, a writer and editor for newspapers since I was 16, and at The Courier-Journal since I was 18. Until early this year, I never regularly sat at behind the microphone. Now, thanks to the folks at Louisville Public Media, I am enjoying the power of the airwaves, and it is gratifying indeed.

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Local News
4:53 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

WFPL's Phillip Bailey and Laura Ellis Get National Recognition


Monday night in New York City, WFPL—specifically, reporter Phillip Bailey and producer Laura Ellis—will be nationally recognized with the  Radio Television Digital News Association's Unity Award. 

The award will be handed out during the 2013 Edward R. Murrow Awards, presented to the best in broadcasting. This specific recognition is for coverage of diversity issues—other Unity Award winners this year include ESPN and The Boston Globe.

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