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This week, Louisville Metro Council decided that the city and its vendors shouldn’t ask about criminal histories on job applications. Meanwhile, Jefferson County Public Schools announced the finalists in a community competition to design a new school. And where was Sherman’s March to the Sea planned, anyway?

We’ll talk about these stories and more today on Byline.

Ban the Box, School of Innovation Finalists, Nightvale, and Jim Lehrer: Byline 3/14/14 by Byline on WFPL

Kentucky Public Radio’s Jonathan Meador checks in from Frankfort, where the General Assembly is in the budget process.

WFPL’s Phillip Bailey was at Thursday night’s council meeting. Council members went back and forth late into the evening on the “ban the box” issue—and ended up OKing a plan unanimously. He’ll recap.

This week, I talked to school officials and community members about the JCPS School of Innovation competition. We’ll hear more about that, too.

And WFPL’s Gabe Bullard talks to Louisville’s Steve Wiser, who’s looked into a downtown Louisville plaque that proclaims the spot where Gens. Sherman and Grant (of Civil War fame) planned the March to the Sea. Turns out it’s not the only such plaque in the U.S.

We’ll also hear about a visit by the team behind the Welcome to Night Vale podcast, the history of the shot clock (March Madness time!), a chat with Jim Lehrer and our regular arts chat with WFPL’s Erin Keane.

Join us for these stories and more at 1 p.m. Friday on Byline. Tune in at 89.3 or stream at WFPL.org.