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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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Environment
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

Local News
11:04 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Listen to the VP Debate on WFPL

WFPL will broadcast Thursday's Vice Presidential Debate live at 9 pm, followed by analysis from NPR. We'll also broadcast the remaining two Presidential Debates on Tuesday, October 16 and Monday, October 22. 

To listen to the debates, you can tune in to 89.3 FM or you can click here to open a streaming window. (You can also click "Listen Live" in the top left of this window. 

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

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

Environment
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.

Responsibilities:

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