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Highlighting a Pre-Pre Derby Week at Churchill, Library, Freedom Hall and a Racquetball Lesson

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April 20, 2014
Journalist Matt Taibbi spoke at the downtown Library

With a couple of days left still until the frenzy of Derby Week, I warmed up with an active schedule of interesting activities available only in Louisville, Kentucky. First, you can listen to my conversation with Darren Rogers, the big man on campus (at least as far as 2,000 media members are concerned) at...
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No Fear, Fire Up The Thunder

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April 10, 2014
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OK. I’m a little bit worried. I keep running into people, coming across social media posts, that indicates to me a lot of people are staying home for Thunder Saturday.  The message I’d like the community to send is that we’re not giving up our riverfront, Waterfront Park or downtown to criminals. In the...
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Walking and Talking the Big Four and Media

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April 6, 2014
rs41JohnGilderbloom

The city’s collective news media, now fully distracted by basketball, seems content to look away from the violence brought by a mob of 200 that started at Waterfront Park March 22. No one, with the possible exception of WHAS Radio’s Terry Meiners, is asking the right people the difficult questions about unruly 11-year-olds roaming...
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Cultural Differences, and Plentiful Options, in the ‘Ville

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March 24, 2014
Dave Barry at the Library

Among the reasons I really enjoy doing the Rusty Satellite Show is the opportunity to learn a little about a lot of things from the rich roster of guests I have been able to convince to spend 15 minutes talking about themselves. In every case, I learn something form the conversation, and I...
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Bracket Distractions — Arts and Business and Politics

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March 16, 2014
El Toro's Stacy Griggs

It's always good to have some friends who don't pay attention to the same things you do -- it offers perspective. What's important to you (whether U of will be a #2 seed or #3 seed in the NCAA bracket) is like speaking a foreign language, I'm guessing, to someone like Les Waters,...
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At Actors, “Christians” Questions Churches’ Use of Fear

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March 9, 2014
Larry Powell and Andrew Garman in The Christians
Humana Festival of New American Plays 2014
Photo by Michael Brosilow

The only way to make the atmosphere more church-like at Actors Theatre's "The Christians" would have been to replace the plush seats with pews.
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Rusty’s Top Five on Rednecks, Gays, Governors, Plays and Big Blue

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March 9, 2014
Karl Schmitt of the Louisville Sports Commission

  I hope you get a chance to listen to this week’s Rusty Satellite podcast featuring JCPS board member Debbie Wesslund and Louisville Sports Commission chief Karl Schmitt. You’ll find out why we had so many snow days, among other topics, and learn a little about how the city’s top sports attraction arm is...
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Bowling is Fun. . . For Kids’ Parties

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March 9, 2014
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Here’s a post submitted to LouisvilleKY.com from our friends at BowlingShoes.com. Remember, Fun is Bowling! Great Kids Party ideas for Kids of All Ages Kids’ parties are supposed to be fun but unfortunately what’s fun for the children can turn into a nightmare for the parents. Summer birthday parties in the back yard are...
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It’s the Money that Separates “Partners” in Humana Festival Play

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March 1, 2014
Annie Purcell, David Ross, Kasey Mahaffy and LeRoy McClain
Partners by Dorothy Fortenberry
Part of Humana Festival of New American Plays, 2014
Photo by Bill Brymer

Never before in America, or Kentucky, has there been more talk about acceptance of and prohibitions against all things gay. And when I read the previews for "Partners", a new Humana Festival play, I figured it might be all about that topic.
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Raving on Rusty #36: Shoni Schimmel, Dawn Yankeelov and an Update on Karen Faulkner

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March 1, 2014
Shoni Schimmel

The Rusty Satellite Show is mostly a labor of love for me. I am grateful that Passport Health Plan sponsors the show, but my motivation is really tied to the fact that the show gives me an opportunity to meet and talk with some really cool local people
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