Articles by RickRedding


Rusty Gets Athletic with Ben Rhodes and John Boel

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE. In my world, the big news this week wasn’t local. One of my favorite writers of all time, Elmore Leonard, passed away this week.  And on Wednesday, it seems like every other post on my Facebook page was another tribute to Leonard, who was 87. My tribute in the podcast was to talk about Leonard’s famous 10 Tips for writing. The best-known is the advice to leave out the parts people usually skip. But the most useful may have been Leonard’s opinion on writing dialogue — never use anything other than the word “said” in…


Rusty Rambles On: with David James and Terry Boyd

First, I wanted to see why David James voted not to remove ethically-challenged Barbara Shanklin from the Metro Council. He claims it’s because she wasn’t proven to have stolen any money. But I still wonder, given she did break ethics rules, what she would have to do get the boot. And apparently doing stupid stuff with good intentions is not one of them.


It’s Angie Fenton and Diane Williamson on the Rusty Satellite

This week’s podcast on the Rusty Satellite Show features Angie Fenton, who describes her media career and recent exit from the Voice-Tribune, as well as some antics she’s been able to be a part of as the go-to reporter on WHAS-TV’s Great Day Live. Angie also helps me make sense of news items about Jerry Abramson and U of L football. I would describe Diane Williamson as smart, bubbly and gifted with a golden voice. Listen to the podcast to find out how she knows so much about cranes and jibs, and her dream job of helping single males with…


Rusty #6 with Brendan McCarthy and Marianne Zickuhr

Starting off, here’s a big thank you — to Diane Williamson, the area’s phenomenal voice talent, for giving the Rusty Satellite Show some free voice promos. That’s her doing the intros on today’s show.She’s gotten some pretty cool clients, not the least impressive of which is being the voice of OnStar — “Your vehicle is disabled. Don’t Panic. Help is on the way.” My interview with Brendan McCarthy started another week full of media news. This piece in Insider Louisville got a lot of attention for its chronicling the outflow of warm bodies at Sixth and Broadway, while LPM is…


Rusty #5: Nick Weis and Perry Clark on MovieMaking and Marijuana

Again, an action-packed week of stuff going on. I convinced Nick Weis to come by the Louisville.am studios in the Highlands to talk about his documentary called “World’s Greatest Extra”. Nick, at 27, has figured out a way to make a living as a freelance film editor while spending the rest of his time working on this pet project. It’s worth contributing, quickly, to his Kickstarter fund-raising effort. To get my interview with Perry Clark, I went out to his New Cut Road home, where the day before he’d hosted a rally of sorts to promote the passage of a…