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Local News
7:00 am
Tue December 18, 2012

Hang on to Your Holly: WFPL's Holiday Lineup is Here

We know you're restless this week, dreaming of all the owl-themed gifts that are sure to fill your stocking. So here's a little something from us at WFPL. It's our holiday schedule. Think of it as an early holiday present.

Saturday, 12/22 12 p.m. | Tinsel Tales II

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7:34 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

Rep. John Yarmuth's Gun Control Statements Draw Media Attention, Diane Rehm Show Invitation

Rep Yarmuth and Diane Rehm

You may have heard Third District Congressman John Yarmuth on WFPL Monday discussing gun control in the wake of the Newtown shooting. He'll be discussing the issue again on public radio Tuesday with an appearance on the nationally-syndicated Diane Rehm Show.

Yarmuth's office says he'll likely be on for about ten minutes around 10:15 am. 

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Local News
2:26 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Alec Baldwin's "Here's the Thing" Is Coming to WFPL: Celebrate With Five Baldwin Gems

Alec Baldwin
Credit Creative Commons

Since last fall, actor Alec Baldwin has been producing an interview podcast for WNYC in New York called Here's the Thing.

It's great. And if you haven't been listening to it, here's your chance. WFPL is airing five radio specials of Here's the Thing all next week at 7 p.m. (relax, Q fans, Jian will be back the following week). 

Guests for the week include:

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Local News
9:39 am
Thu November 22, 2012

Feast on Great Radio With These Special Programs

WFPL has a bounty of great radio for you this Thanksgiving weekend.


11am - 1pm Turkey Confidential

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Local News
5:30 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Stephen Tobolowsky's New Series Is on WFPL

Actor, storyteller and friend of Byline Stephen Tobolowsky is on the air this month with four all-new, hour-long storytelling radio specials modeled around his new book, The Dangerous Animals Club. 

WFPL was one of the first stations in the country to broadcast The Tobolowsky Files, and we'll bring this new four-part series every Thursday at nine pm, beginning November 8th.

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Local News
3:26 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

What to Listen to Before the Results Come In

If you need a break from the horse race today, here are some great pieces of audio to enjoy that keep with the electoral theme, but avoid punditry, polls and other things you may need a bit of a release from before tonight.

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Local News
2:24 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

LPM Receives Challenge Grant to Create Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting

Louisville Public Media, which operates the city’s three public radio stations (89.3 WFPL, 91.9 WFPK, 90.5 WUOL), has received a $250,000 challenge grant from Ed Hart and Gaylee Gillim to set up an investigative reporting center. The mission of the new unit will be to pursue non-partisan, high-quality investigative journalism whose sole mission is to serve the public interest.

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11:57 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Special Program: BURN: An Energy Journal

The radio documentary that BoingBoing called  a "must listen" is coming to WFPL.

BURN: An Energy Journal is a two-part special that explores "the Impact of Individuals, New Ideas and Revolutionary Technologies on National Energy Policy."

Tonight (Thursday, October 18), we'll broadcast part one: Voting on America's energy future—from hydraulic fracturing to the power of wind. 

Pledge Drive
9:48 am
Mon October 15, 2012

Monday's Daily Incentive: Brown-Forman Series Tickets

Support  WFPL News today (Monday, October 15) and you will automatically be entered into today’s Daily Incentive—a six play prize package including tickets to the 2012-2013 Brown-Forman series plus a pair seats at holiday favorite, A Christmas Story from Actors Theatre of Louisville.

Click here to make a pledge

Local News
1:49 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

Ira Glass Does an "Ask Me Anything" on Reddit