Rusty Satellite 326: Kasey Maier at the Waterfront Botanical Gardens, and Joe Pusateri

Louisville is getting something special this week – the grand opening of the Waterfront Botanical Gardens. Its sits above street-level on ground that once was a junkyard, but has been transformed into something the city can be proud of. And Kasey Maier is the dynamic leader who raised the $16 million (thus far) to make it happen. We talk about what’s happened in the three years since she was last on the show, and what visitors can look forward to. Speaking of reunions, the last real conversation I had with Joe Pusateri was probably in 1992, when he was the…

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On the Rusty Satellite: Celebrating the 4th at the Waterfront with Deborah Bilitski; The Next Tee with Lenny Mello

If you work at the Waterfront Development Corp.,, in that oddly-shaped building next to Joe’s Crab Shack, you get to bring your dog to work with you. That’s how I met Deborah Bilitski’s puppy, while stepping over gates to get around the place. Deborah, who takes offer the reins there next month, is ready for the new challenge, which includes executing the plan to extend Waterfront Park westward. For now, though, we’re celebrating the Fourth of July with a big event there. Those of us who are into golf are teeing it up this weekend, and I got a chance…