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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: This is Not Going Well

As President-Elect, Donald Trump is today taking credit for something that was never going to happen — he tweeted that he was responsible for Ford not moving a plant from Kentucky to Mexico. He’s picked a known bigot as one of his top advisors. People around the country continue to hold protests. This isn’t going well, and it’s just getting started. So we must look outside politics for good news — I played golf at Seneca in 70 degree weather on Nov. 17. It’s almost Thanksgiving. Maybe a move to Thailand is in order. According to this video from my…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Let’s Talk about Getting Past the Election, and Whiskey

In attempting to come to grips with the outcome of the election and the idea of a President Trump, I invited a local Republican woman to be my guest on the Rusty Satellite Show. I think you’ll enjoy my conversation with Metro Councilwoman Angela Leet, who has plenty of positives to speak about concerning LOCAL politics. I also talk with social media manager Katie Delaune, a recovering TV news reporter, about the election and an important event coming up this weekend — the Candle Glow Gala benefitting Hosparus. Of course, I can’t say the election results aren’t disappointing to me, and…


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UberGreen Spaces’ Green Home Tour offers Sneak Peak of its Newest Home in LouisvilleKY

Prospect, Kentucky – UberGreen Spaces & Homes will reveal its newest green home development, titled simply Su Verde (or About Green in Italian) The Proud Green Home of Louisville, in Norton Commons. The Louisville-based green designer and builder has created what is likely to be hailed as Kentucky’s greenest home developed to date. “This home isn’t just about energy efficiency, but Su Verde actually has a positive effect on the environment by putting energy back into the grid and repurposing rainwater” says Sy Safi, founder, UberGreen Spaces & Homes. “Almost 90% of our lives are spent indoors which puts great emphasis on the importance of proper…


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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…