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 last few days, it’s become known that youth gangs were responsible for the March 22 violence, and that the culture that exists within that culture isn’t extinguished by putting more cops on the street or having meetings in the West End. This memo, written by an…
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 the streets and scaring regular folks from even coming downtown. I wrote about this for Insider Louisville, which added a poll that says its readers, (at least 77% of them), don’t think local media has done a good job of covering the issue. I also talked…
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.