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Here's the rundown for Byline today:

0:00 – We consider the Kentucky impacts of the major Supreme Court decisions this week, beginning with the Affordable Care Act.  Joining us are Terry Brooks from Kentucky Youth Advocates, Ann Hadreas from Kentucky Equal Justice Center, and Jodi Mitchell, Kentucky Voices for Health.

13:30 – The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that mandatory life sentences for juveniles convicted of murder are unconstitutional, violating the Eighth Amendment prohibition against “cruel and unusual punishments.”  We discuss the ruling with Terry Brooks from Kentucky Youth Advocates and Kate Miller from ACLU Kentucky.

21:40 – Check in with Washington, D.C. columnist for the Courier-Journal, James Carroll, about reactions there since the Supreme Court rulings, as well as other topics from the nation's capitol.

29:30 – Mary-Beth Schneider of the Indianapolis Star joins us to discuss the recent appointment of Mitch Daniels to the top position at Purdue University.

36:30 – WFPL's Arts & Humanities reporter Erin Keane speaks with Lindsey Alexander, poetry editor for Louisville's Typecast Publishing, and we also hear a poetry reading from Maurice Manning.

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