Local News

Here's the rundown for Byline today:

0:00 – Our top story this week is the blistering drought this summer and how it's affecting Kentucky and Indiana crops, livestock operations, and the ripple effect on the food economy.  Our guests are Gregory Hall from the Courier-Journal, along with University of Kentucky agricultural meteorologist Tom Priddy.

13:30Three of seven JCPS school board seats are up for grabs this fall including Joe Hardesty's District 4, Steve Imhoff's District 2 and Larry Hujo's District 7. Several candidates have applied for the fall election, and WFPL's Devin Katayama gives an overview of the candidates and their motivations.

21:20 – Online retailer Amazon.com long held a competitive advantage over bricks and mortar retailers:  lax or no requirements on collecting state sales taxes.  Recently the company has transitioned to a new competitive strategy involving more distribution centers.  WFPL's Devin Katayama gets details from Farhad Manjoo, who wrote a recent article on the subject at Slate.com.

28:00 – Barry Bernson, longtime morning anchor at WDRB and a feature reporter for WAVE and WHAS, retired last year, and he has a new book out about his life and career called Bernson's Corner.  WFPL's Gabe Bullard chats with him about the book, the changing business of TV feature reporting and where he sees TV news heading.

36:30 – Arts and Humanities reporter Erin Keane speaks with Louisville filmmaker Archie Borders about his latest project, based on a recent segment on This American Life.

Brad Yost is a producer for WFPL News and Louisville Public Media.