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Dig

Dig

A woman told Louisville police she was raped in January 2018. She expected them to quickly try to arrest the suspect. But an officer on the scene that night didn’t seem to believe her. The detectives weren’t convinced that a crime occurred. And a prosecutor rejected the case well before an arrest was even under consideration.

In the first season of Dig, a new podcast from the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, we bring you the results of a yearlong look at how rape cases are investigated in Louisville. What we’ve learned: here, the police defer to prosecutors on rape cases -- and prosecutors reject the vast majority of cases presented to them. Due to this unusual relationship, most people accused of rape here will never face consequences. Most won’t be arrested or convicted. And the case will be closed anyway.
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Great Podversations, from the Kentucky Author Forum

Great Podversations, from the Kentucky Author Forum

Great Podversations features nationally-recognized writers in conversation. These candid discussions invite the listener to learn about literature, politics, history, economics, science, and culture through the voices of compelling authors and experts. Robert Siegel introduces each pair of fascinating guests. Great Podversations is produced by the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum, and distributed by Louisville Public Media. For more information and podcast show notes, please visit www.kentuckyauthorforum.com Listen: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | NPR | Spotify | Stitcher | RadioPublic


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Here Today

Here Today

Here Today looks at the changes in Louisville's West End, and how they affect the people who call it home.
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In Conversation

In Conversation

There’s a lot going on in Louisville, and WFPL's In Conversation with Rick Howlett gives people a platform to talk — both to each other, and with the larger community — about the biggest issues facing our city, state and region. Live at 11 a.m. every Friday on 89.3 WFPL and call 502-814-TALK to join the conversation. Miss the show? Listen here as a weekly podcast. Listen: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | NPR | Spotify | Stitcher | RadioPublic | RSS


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Kentucky Politics Distilled

Kentucky Politics Distilled

Kentucky Politics Distilled is our weekly rundown of the big news — and sometimes the odd news — happening in the state Capitol. With Kentucky’s elected leaders all in one place for a limited time, the developments can break in a rapid-fire fashion. Kentucky Politics Distilled helps ensure you don’t miss all the highs and lows coming out of Frankfort. We’ll discuss the important issues facing Kentucky and add context to the headlines that flew by over the week. New episodes post on Fridays.
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Say Yes: An Elliot Smith Podcast

Say Yes: An Elliot Smith Podcast

Elliott Smith released his landmark album Either/Or 20 years ago. To celebrate, The Guestlist, Louisville Public Media, and Kill Rock Stars have created Say Yes: An Elliott Smith Podcast. The miniseries will feature stories from folks who knew Elliott, memories from artists he influenced, and conversations about Either/Or — which might just be his most important release.
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Strange Fruit

Strange Fruit

Dr. Kaila Story and Jaison Gardner host this weekly podcast of musings on politics, pop culture and black gay life. Contact #TeamStrangeFruit at lellis@wfpl.org.

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The Music Box

The Music Box

The Music Box is an interactive music education podcast for kids, exploring fundamental music concepts through performing, responding and connecting. Hosted by musician and educator Jecorey Arthur, each episode gets listeners involved in making music! Short episodes are perfect for a car ride or just hanging out at home. Get printable lesson plans and ideas for extending the learning at musicboxpod.org. From Louisville Public Media and PRX, with support from PNC.
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The Next Louisville

The Next Louisville

The Next Louisville project is a collaboration between WFPL News and the Community Foundation of Louisville, exploring issues of consequence to our city and its future. In 2019, we are focusing on the city's youth, and will be working with many young people to tell their stories and highlight issues that matter to them.
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The Pope's Long Con

The Pope's Long Con

In 2016, Danny Ray Johnson was elected to state office. The fast talking biker-preacher known as "The Pope" paints himself as a 9/11 hero. He says he raised the dead! But our seven month investigation uncovered a much different picture: Attempted arson. Another mysterious fire. Alleged bootlegging and molestation in the church. For years, Johnson broke laws. Now he helps make them. What happens when the institutions we rely on look the other way? How does a liar slip through the cracks into a position of power? This six-part series attempts to find out.
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WFPK Music News

WFPK Music News

Your daily dose of music news from WFPK and Louisville Public Media. You love music, but it’s hard to keep up with your favorite artists, let alone ones you’ve yet to discover. This is WFPK Music News, a daily update focused on rock, alternative, R&B and underserved genres. Hosts Mel Fisher and Otis Junior track down the most interesting music news. All you have to do is spend a minute with us each weekday to stay informed!

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WFPL Daily News Briefing

WFPL Daily News Briefing

The news you need to start your day, from WFPL in Louisville.

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