Local News

Here's a rundown of topics and stories covered today on our journalist roundtable show, Byline.

00:00:  WFPL environment reporter Erica Peterson and Lexington Herald-Leader writer Bill Estep discuss the ongoing struggles over mountaintop mining in Kentucky.  Pro-coal and anti-coal forces gathered in Frankfort this week prior to EPA hearings on 36 surface mining permits.  We also heard clips of many of the demonstrators and speakers.

16:02:  WFPL political editor Phillip Bailey spent some time going over and explaining the latest with the Louisville city budget which went into public comment phase this week.

20:45:  Other metro news from Gabe Bullard and Devin Katayama, including changes at WDRB and the recruitment of a new Greater Clark County Schools superintendent.

28:54:  Devin Katayama interview with writer Matthew Tully of the Indianapolis Star, about his new book Searching for Hope: Life at a Failing School in the Heart of America.

34:03:  Conversation with horse racing writer and handicapper Ed deRosa about the scratch of I'll Have Another from the Belmont Stakes.

38:05:  Arts news with WFPL's Erin Keane.  Today Erin is joined by filmmaker/writer Martha Stephens and actor Timothy Morton.  The film Pilgrim Song will be screened this weekend at the Speed Museum as part of the Flyover Film Festival.

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