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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: A Tragedy, a Plea, a Pizza, 2 Great Podcasts and the Game

A lot of you knew James Bickers better than I did. We did some work together years ago, and I occasionally saw him at events like the Waterfront Wednesday shows, but I really felt like I knew him because of the great stories he told on WFPK during his years as a morning host. His death, at age 45, registered as a shock for his colleagues at Louisville Public Media and his listeners, which number into the thousands. Reading tributes online, it’s obvious that we’ve all lost a man with a great mind and a great voice, and he will be missed….


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New president named as LouisvilleKY’s radio stations’ president

(Louisville, KY—September 28, 2016) Louisville Public Media, the parent company of Louisville’s NPR news station 89.3 WFPL News, Classical 90.5 WUOL, 91.9 WFPK Radio Louisville and the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, announced today that its board of trustees has chosen Michael Skoler as the organization’s next President and General Manager. Skoler, who currently serves as Vice President of Interactive Media for Public Radio International, will succeed Donovan Reynolds, who retires Sept. 30. “I’ve spent the last dozen years working at the cutting edge of a changing media world,” Skoler said. “I’m joining Louisville Public Media because I believe it…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK — New Ranking, New Restaurant and Plenty to Do

Most of us really enjoyed the city’s first week in the Top 5 of college football, cranking up the volume on activities as the calendar signaled that autumn is here. I saw the Showtime series, “A Season With Florida State Football” and loved seeing how Jimbo Fisher and his bunch reacted to losing. It was interesting to see the Seminoles go through a practice at Waterfront Park in the pre game and enter into Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, where they were as surprise as fans were that the Cards put a 63-20 pounding on them. I don’t see these guys…


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LouisvilleKY’s Butterfly Garden Helps to Heal our Pain of Loss

by John “Hans” Gilderbloom Every year, Compassionate Friends puts down bricks to remember friends and family members who have had their lives tragically shortened.  It is a very powerful approach to healing the heart but the scars on the heart are forever.  The theme of the garden is:  ‘you do not walk alone’. Many others in our community have experienced the same loss and fate with losing a loved one too soon.  This year about 150 people helped placed 42 bricks to remember a son or daughter, friend or worker. The Butterfly Garden will not bring back our children, but it might…


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UofL and WBNA launch second season of LouisvilleKY’s Dream Funders

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville College of Business is teaming up with WBNA’s “Dream Funders,” Louisville’s local “Shark Tank” style television series, for the show’s second season. The relationship will enhance the business coaching aspect of the show. The program will now include a UofL review panel that will provide “post-pitch” analysis of what the Dreamers did right and what they did wrong. The advice provided by UofL’s panel of experts will give Dreamers, as well as viewers, insights into what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. “We are proud to partner with WBNA and Dream Funders…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK – And Where to Go After the Game

For most locals, THE GAME is finally here. For the first time, the ESPN GameDay broadcast originates from Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, the lights at the Churchill Downs twin spires are glowing red; a sports talk station is doing a 24-hour pre game show, and John Drees is mixing up a batch of the “Seminole” a combination of Grenadine and Goldschlager, for our tailgating party that starts too early. Let’s hope Bobby Petrino has the guys ready, and that Lamar Jackson continues to dazzle. It says here the Cards win in a battle to the wire, 44-37. Meanwhile, here are a…


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ESPN College GameDay Making a First-Time Stop at LouisvilleKY

ESPN College GameDay will broadcast on the lawn in front of the Schnellenberger Football Complex this weekend LOUISVILLE, Ky. – ESPN College GameDay Built by The Home Depot – college football’s longest-running and most-celebrated pregame show – is making its first stop in The Derby City on Saturday in advance of a top-10 showdown between ACC powerhouses Louisville and Florida State. The first two hours of the six-time Emmy Award-winning show will broadcast on the lawn in front of the Howard Schnellenberger Football Complex, just outside the northeast corner of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, and the final hour will be…


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Take The 39 Steps to Actors

Four zany characters offer a high-energy madcap experience in Actors Theatre’s season-opening production of The 39 Steps. It’s amazing the play uses just four actors, because there are dozens of characters in a play whose pace alone is sometimes frantic. It opens with a short black-and-white film featuring the character Richard Hannay, played brilliantly by David Ryan Smith, who appeared in the 2014 and 2015 Humana Festival. A pair of clowns, played by Jesse Perez and Carter Gill, keep the comedy level high as they frequently change into different characters. Zuzanna Szadkowski is the woman at the center of the…


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LouisvilleKY’s The WEEK: A Blowout, Bourbon Days, and Bluegrass Lead Into Labor Day Weekend

After a 56-point first half at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, the biggest talking point for the football-crazed fans in the upper deck was whether the Cards could actually score 100 points. “Bobby, Don’t Let Up!” we yelled at Petrino. Of course, no one expects any football team to score 4 TDs per quarter, but it sure was fun while it lasted.  Watching phenom QB Lamar Jackson carve up a Charlotte secondary that seemed to be leaving at least one Card received wide open on pass plays left us marveling at Jackson’s talents. Petrino chose to, well, let up, at the start of…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Swan’s Song and Seven Sense, Flugtag, and Birthdays

Ready for your final free weekend before football season? There’s plenty to do, starting with the Flugtag experience down at the Waterfront, where 40 groups will push their crafts off the edge of a 22-foot high platform. If history is any indication, most will promptly dive into the Ohio River, like those paper airplanes you used to try to fly across the room during Algebra class. For details, check out last week’s Rusty Satellite Show podcast here with Bill DeReamer. Which is also a place to hear about Saturday’s big party on Preston, the Seven Sense Festival, featuring 40 bands,…