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 hope you do too.
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, the artistic director at Actors’ Theatre and my guest on the Rusty Satellite Show this week.
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 focused on “heads and beds.” LISTEN HERE TO RUSTY SATELLITE And you’ll hear what’s in the news that I think is worth talking about. Here’s a summary of those Top Five stories. 1. OUTREACH TO REDNECKS: Not that I worry a lot about what people think,…
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.
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
Valentine’s Day was a big success around here, despite those end-of-world predictions by weather-foolers and the panic of school officials across the region, who either cancelled or dismissed classes early for yet another “storm that wasn’t”.
In addition to the Rusty Satellite Show, I’m hoping to have the discipline to be a weekend blogger, sort of the like the old Fred Wiche Weekend Gardener, with my weekly Top Five stories.
I tackle my Top Five news stories — the battle over gaming in Kentucky that illustrates why we can’t have nice things; a quick take on the Metro Council elections now that the candidate deadline has passed; Governor Beshear’s “mind-boggling” trip to see the President’s State of the Union address; the death of a local newspaper and my Super Bowl prediction.
While we’re waiting for Charlie Strong to make up his mind, the city braces for a weather event and I found out what’s on the Mayor’s mind. Plus Bill Nye in Kentucky, a win for the little guy and smokers get a little more negative news.
The University of Louisville basketball team were outplayed by Kentucky yesterday – particularly up front, and U of L power forward Montrezl Harrell didn’t have his A-game. “They just outworked us, they outhustled us to every loose ball and they played like they wanted to win the game and we didn’t,” the sophomore Motrezl said in a somber locker room after the No. 6 Cardinals fell to the No. 18 Wildcats 73-66 on Saturday in Rupp Arena. The Cards (11-2) got good offensive production from their guards in hanging close to UK (10-3), but a lack of production from the…