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Mayor Fischer launches Lean Into Louisville to confront and examine history of discrimination in LouisvilleKY

Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer has launched Lean Into Louisville, an unprecedented series of presentations, conversations, activities and art exhibits that will explore and confront the history and legacy of all forms of discrimination and inequality in the city and the country. “Lean Into Louisville aligns with the work we’ve been doing from day one to create a city of equity and opportunity for everyone in Louisville,” said the Mayor. “It’s an important step forward for our city and it send a great message to the rest of the country and the world that Louisville is a city that understands…


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LouisvilleKY-based Yum! Brands Named to Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for Second Consecutive Year

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) today was named to the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) for the second consecutive year for the Company’s focused commitment to transparency in gender reporting and advancing women’s equality. The 2019 Bloomberg GEI includes 230 companies from 10 sectors across 36 countries and regions. “I’m incredibly proud that we’ve once again been named to the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index. It’s a recognition of our ongoing commitment to ensure diversity and inclusion, including gender equity, are integrated into all aspects of our business,” said Tracy Skeans, Yum! Chief Transformation and People Officer. “Our focus on advancing women…


Actors Theatre of Louisville performs PIPELINE by Dominique Morisseau and directed by Steve H. Broadnax III.

Pipeline Hits Home at Actors Theatre

It was fortunate that the debut of “Pipeline” at Actors Theatre coincided with my son Nick’s visit here. Nick is studying theatre in Italy, and is currently working on a presentation of Hamlet there. He was impressed, of course, with the staging and technical aspects of “Pipeline.” But the play’s subject matter, as written by acclaimed playwright Dominique Morisseau, is what stimulated a lengthy conversation. We both were affected by the play’s story, which chronicles many issues of race in America, primarily the school-to-prison pipeline that exists for many African-American males. Actors’ press materials describe it as a production that…


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LouisvilleKY sets goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050

Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer says Louisville is joining cities across the globe by setting a goal of an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. In May 2016, Mayor Fischer signed the Global Covenant of Mayors, an agreement signed by leaders of more than 9,000 cities across the world committing to inventory and develop a strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Globally, cities play a major role in these efforts, as 70 percent of greenhouse gas emissions come from cities. Greenhouse gases get trapped in the atmosphere, which causes warming and leads to climate change. These gases…


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LouisvilleKY racked up accolades in 2018

  LOUISVILLE, Ky. – National media, including a multitude of prominent travel and tourism authorities, singled out Louisville in 2018 affirming the city as one of the “U.S. Cities on the Rise” as well as one of “The 10 Coolest U.S. Cities to Visit in 2018.”  A major highlight was Lonely Planet designating Bourbon Country one of the “10 Top U.S. Destinations for 2018.” Louisville’s culinary scene continues to be an attraction, bolstered by Top Chef Kentucky’s filming of the show’s 16th season and accolades including Fodor’s Travel nod to the city on their list of “Cities with an Unexpectedly International…


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LouisvilleKY-based Humana to Provide Free Packets for Safe Disposal of Medications

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Leading health and well-being company Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) is now providing DisposeRx™ packets to Humana Medicare Advantage, Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) and commercial members with opioid prescriptions, that meet established criteria, through Humana Pharmacy’s mail delivery and retail pharmacy locations. Humana Pharmacy is Humana’s wholly-owned mail-delivery pharmacy service and retail pharmacy. DisposeRx is the industry leader meeting the complex needs of convenient drug disposal, and their packets contain a safe solution for the disposal of unused or expired medications. “We want to do everything we can to help protect our members and their families from the dangers of…


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LouisvilleKY’s zoo offering unique gift opportunities

The Zoo Gift That Keeps On Giving – Zoo Memberships and other Gifts For Animals & People   Louisville, KY., – The Zoo has a number of great gift-giving ideas that are popular with families and nature lovers that make a world of difference to the Louisville Zoo and to endangered wildlife. Gift Memberships The gift that keeps on giving memorable experiences throughout the entire year is a Louisville Zoo membership. Right now guests who gift a Louisville Zoo membership by Dec. 31 can save $5 on a full year of excitement and adventure that includes unlimited free admission to the…


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LouisvilleKY’s Grawemeyer Award winners in Music and World Order recently announced

Stories and photos from grawemeyer.org… In Music: Louisville, KY., – Dutch composer Joel Bons has won the 2019 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition for “Nomaden,” a one-hour work for cello solo and an ensemble of instruments from diverse cultures. Bons, 65, wrote the piece for French cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras and the Atlas Ensemble, a group of 18 eminent musicians from China, Japan, Central Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Cello Biennale Amsterdam commissioned the work, which premiered in Amsterdam in October 2016 with Ed Spanjaard conducting. Besides cello, the work incorporates a wide array of Asian instruments – Chinese erhu…


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Theory explaining addiction wins LouisvilleKY’s Grawemeyer psychology award

Story and photo from grawemeyer.org Louisville, KY., – University of Michigan researchers Kent Berridge and Terry Robinson have won the 2019 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology for explaining how our brains process “liking” versus “wanting” and how neural sensitization of the “wanting” system plays a key role in drug addiction. “Liking” and “wanting” may sound like similar processes, but Berridge and Robinson found they are produced by different brain systems. “Wanting” is driven by large pathways in the brain that use the neurotransmitter dopamine, while “liking” is controlled in smaller, pleasure-generating hotspots that do not use dopamine. The…


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Author of book predicting end to ‘White Christian America’ wins LouisvilleKY’s Grawemeyer Award

Story and photo from grawemeyer.org… Louisville, KY., – White Protestantism has dominated U.S. politics and culture for much of the nation’s history, but demographic change and an exodus from churches by the young are bringing the era to a close. That prediction comes from Robert P. Jones, founder and chief executive officer of Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), who has won the 2019 Grawemeyer Award in Religion for his book, “The End of White Christian America.” Simon & Schuster published the work in 2016. University of Louisville and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary jointly give the religion prize. America is no longer mostly…