“It’s the Environment, Stupid”

We all remember the Clintons and “It’s the Economy, Stupid”… and now many people have tuned in to understanding that everything, even the economy, is the environment. Let’s take this all a step sideways – because as you know I write about health and wellness – and understand how belief systems ARE the environment. Dr Bruce Lipton, biologist, quantum physicist and best selling author, explores the concept of beliefs factoring into biology in a way we pedestrians can understand in “The Biology of Belief”. He has since written the book “Spontaneous Evolution”. While I haven’t read it yet, the Q&A at…

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Bike Week Reminder: Bicycles Rule Worldwide! Two to One!

Damn, those Danes are stylin’! Just take a look at Cycle Chic, a Website with a bold tagline: “Hold my bicycle while I kiss your girlfriend … The Original. Bringing Sexy Back Since 2006.”

In Freiburg, Germany, 70 percent of local trips are made by bike or public transit or on foot thanks to regular, annual investments in bicycling infrastructure dating back to 1976.

In Australia, the state of Victoria, which is home to Melbourne, the country’s second largest city, amended planning laws to require all new large buildings to provide bike parking and other facilities such as lockers and showers.

New York City and Chicago have proved that even northern-tier American cities can become walkable and bike-friendly when they make the investment. In Washington, D.C. you can ride your bike straight down the middle of Pennsylvania Avenue on a bike boulevard!

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KIPDA Is Celebrating Older Americans Month by Honoring Centenarians

  KIPDA Will Host The Centenarian Celebration Day In Honor of Older Americans Month On May 20, 2011 From 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. At The Jewish Family And Career Services. The Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency (KIPDA), through its Social Services Division is hosting a celebration honoring centenarians who reside in the KIPDA region on May 20, 2011. Appreciating the many virtues that local centenarians have to offer, KIPDA will pay tribute to those in attendance as well as those in the community that cannot attend.  Over 50 individuals over the age of one hundred years young have…

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The argument over VA Hospital location: History repeating itself.

(Note: this post is adopted from previous posts on, WLKY ulocal, and my dissertation available digitally on the University of Louisville website at ) Veterans Affairs officials held public hearings today to get public feedback over where the new VA Hospital should go.   At least one veteran quoted supported the idea of the new hospital being built downtown in the Louisville Medical Center, but the majority of veterans quoted did not want it downtown. History appears to be repeating itself.  Since at least 1947, Louisville city leaders have wanted the V.A. Hospital downtown in the Louisville Medical Center….

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Louisville Bike to Work Profile: Meet one brave bicycling barista

The confident 25 year old observed that many Louisville motorists haven’t yet caught on to the emergence of more bikes on the roads. “At the same time,” she added, “bad bikers give us all a bad name” by doing things like riding on sidewalks into crosswalks and generally ignoring traffic laws.

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Coffey’s Personal Story May Push Legislation

It’s not often that a news anchor gets personally involved in a story or cause, especially when it involves exposing personal details. But once in a while the issues that occur in the personal lives of the people on TV are meaningful — and help bring about positive changes. That’s what WHAS-TV’s Claudia Coffey is hoping for in telling the story of her son Jack’s heart condition. He’s just 4, but because of a history of heart problems in her family, she had Jack genetically tested and learned he inherited a heart condition. So he won’t be playing competitive sports…

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Fancy Pants bike Ride

Dress up for Bike Ride to Dawn at the Downs – Thursday, May 5, 2011 If an early morning at the track and even earlier morning on your bike sounds like fun to you then Bike to Dawn at the Downs tomorrow morning, Thursday May 5, is just for you! Join the early-rising sprocket jockeys in their best Derby attire for a ride from Central Park in Old Louisville to Churchill Downs. We’re not talking about spandex here. And this is no race. It’s for the Derby dame or dandy who likes the idea of riding in high style. Meet…

Kirby and Rocky all week from the Backside

      So Tuesday morning we gutted out the rain, wind, and dropping temperatures.  Although we were soaked to the bone, it was a blast. Rocky Knight brought his velveteen “derby hat” as I talked with New York milliner Christine Moore.  It’s Kirby and Rocky from The Backside all week on Oldies 1570am.  Its great to be broadcasting with an old friend.  Not that Rocky Knight is an old guy, rather back in the days of WQMF Rocky and Troy Show I used to pop over to the early morning radio show often.   All week Rocky and I are live from the…