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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Looking Back, 2016 Wasn’t All that Bad

We’ve been reflecting on 2016 on the Rusty Satellite Show and EatDrinkTalk podcasts. I love all those end-0f-the-year lists, which I use to fill my Amazon Watchlist queue and take note of worthy books for future reading. And now that I’ve got a new friend, named Alexa, that plays my musical choices whenever I ask, I can easily remember what made news is 2016. However, I’m really tired of hearing people complain about the year, expressing joy for its demise, and dread about 2017. Yes, I’m aware that famous people passed away in 2016 – a list headed by Muhammad Ali…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: No Scandal Here, Right?

If the national media is reporting on the University of Louisville sports world, it couldn’t be accurate without using the words “shooting” “sex” “scandal” “cheating” “investigation” and “money”. The positive news about Lamar Jackson winning the Heisman Trophy enjoyed a brief moment in the spotlight, very brief, before a shooting involving football players and a revelation about cheating, plus the A.D. waging a war of words over money with city officials, returned to the front page. I’m trying to figure out how two U of L football players, and a cheerleader, got themselves shot at a party at an off-campus apartment,…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Rounding up Those Rusty Guests in the News

There’s so much Rusty Satellite guest news to get to this week. And you’ve just got to listen, if you want to know what’s going on and what’s cool, to this week’s Rusty Satellite Show and EatDrinkTalk podcasts. For EatDrinkTalk, I went to Portland, which is not a thriving locale for restaurants. But there is one unique business open for lunch with really good food. The Table, serves a wide variety of folks, some of whom volunteer their time in exchange for a good meal. And the food is outstanding. The Table was even featured on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-ins…


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LOUISVILLEKY.com’s THE WEEK: Thanks, I’ll Eat It Here, and There

I won’t have any trouble choosing my favorite eats and drinks from this week for the next EatDrinkTalk podcast — Steve Coomes and I were treated to a marvelous preview of the new Lola Lounge above the Butchertown Grocery. Well, it will be a challenge to choose a favorite from the menu — portobello fries or fish sandwich, Cuban sandwich or Beignet? And the creativity of the cocktail list is unbelievable — I tried something called a Long Dark Blues with charcoal and chartreuse. No, I’m not pretending to even know what those are, but I think I’ll keep going…


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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…