Local News

Here’s what we covered today on Byline:

At the top – WFPL’s education reporter Devin Katayama recaps the school board debate we hosted earlier this week with candidates running in District 7.  The five candidates competing for retiring board member Larry Hujo’s seat include Chris Brady, Christopher Fell, Marty Bell, James Sexton and Jonathan Robertson.

7:30 – State news with Kentucky Public Radio’s Kenny Colston.  The main topic is the growing field of Medicaid operators expected to offer plans in the Louisville market.  Colston also touches on the latest news and speculation involving David Williams and Steve Beshear.

13:30 – WFPL’s Gabe Bullard has a live in-studio chat with Stephen Tobolowsky, author, actor, and host of “The Tobolowsky Files.”  Tobolowsky appears tonight at the Kentucky Center for the Arts.

23:45 – NPR’s Andrea Seabrook has a new blog and podcast series, DecodeDC.  Today we hear episode #1, House of (mis)Representatives.

37:00 – WFPL’s Erin Keane gives a rundown of current arts events of note in Louisville, and then speaks with Lynnelle Edwards, President of Louisville Literary Arts, which hosts the Writer’s Block Festival next Saturday on E. Market Street.

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