Curious Louisville
Laura Ellis |

Nadeem Siddiqui and his family recently moved to Valley Station, in the southeastern part of Louisville. “It’s stereotypically not the most multicultural area of Louisville,” he said. So it surprised him to see a street named Omar Khayyam Blvd. “[He] was a medieval Persian poet,” he said. “Growing up my parents had a lot of books of his poetry.”

Nadeem wanted to know how this street came to be, in this neighborhood. So we went looking for the answer.

Listen to the answer here:

(Can’t hear the audio? Here’s a transcript)

Laura oversees WFPL's podcast strategy and produces Curious Louisville, where listeners submit questions and our reporters find out the answers.