Metro Council interviews

In this week’s show, Studio 619 brings you the latest three interviews in our series of conversations with Louisville’s Metro Council members. This week, we talked with District Four Councilman David Tandy, District Five Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton and District Six Councilman George Unseld.

Larry Kane

June will mark the 40-year anniversary of the release of the Beatles’ landmark album, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”. When the Fab Four came to the U.S. in 1964, they met a young reporter named Larry Kane. Kane befriended John Lennon and sustained that friendship over decades, until Lennon’s death in 1980.

That friendship is detailed in Kane’s book, “Lennon Revealed”, which is now available in paperback. Kane spoke with WFPL’s Rick Howlett.

Steve Davidowitz

As we grow ever closer to the Run for the Roses, some of our thoughts turn to that lingering hope for the next great racing champion to emerge on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs. The Kentucky Derby is certainly an outlet where thoroughbred racing enthusiasts and casual observers alike came come together to share an appreciation for the sport.

WFPL’s Stephanie Sanders spoke with author Steve Davidowitz about the Kentucky Derby, its contribution to horse racing and that special connection between America and horses like Barbaro and Smarty Jones.

Listen to the show.