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Paradis on Worm Poop; Bar Belle Drinks it up on Rusty 16

This week Rusty ventured into NuLu to talk local foods and farms with Steve Paradis, and had a cold one with LEO Weekly’s Sara Havens, who brought good news about the LEO Reader’s Choice Awards.  And I have things to say about the U of L Lacrosse coach, the state’s handshake rules for high schoolers, and Malcolm Gladwell’s new book. Read more at the Rusty Satellite Show  



Hear All About It From Jerry Miller and John Cosby

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE I’m a little late posting this, but then again, you were probably too busy with a great Louisville weekend to listen to the Rusty Satellite Show. You can check out the show, and have it delivered every week, for free with iTunes. I do know the show’s audience is growing, and I appreciate all of you who have given me feedback on my little audio experiment. This week’s talk with Metro Councilman Jerry Miller is worth hearing, as he clears things up a little bit on the misguided attempt by West End Council members to…


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Rusty Fires it Up for UK, with Coach Mac and JYBIII

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO RUSTY SATELLITE SHOW #12 HERE Every week, the first idea I get for this post is. . . What a week! But that would be bad writing, and give you no idea what I would really be writing about. Still, it was quite a week. I admit to getting pretty fired up when I have Rusty Satellite guests with something to say, and you’d have be an avowed pessimist to spend time with Cardinals baseball coach Dan McDonnell and not feel a little better about the world. McDonnell is a true motivator who uses tools,…




Rusty Gets Athletic with Ben Rhodes and John Boel

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE. In my world, the big news this week wasn’t local. One of my favorite writers of all time, Elmore Leonard, passed away this week.  And on Wednesday, it seems like every other post on my Facebook page was another tribute to Leonard, who was 87. My tribute in the podcast was to talk about Leonard’s famous 10 Tips for writing. The best-known is the advice to leave out the parts people usually skip. But the most useful may have been Leonard’s opinion on writing dialogue — never use anything other than the word “said” in…


Rusty Rambles On: with David James and Terry Boyd

First, I wanted to see why David James voted not to remove ethically-challenged Barbara Shanklin from the Metro Council. He claims it’s because she wasn’t proven to have stolen any money. But I still wonder, given she did break ethics rules, what she would have to do get the boot. And apparently doing stupid stuff with good intentions is not one of them.


It’s Angie Fenton and Diane Williamson on the Rusty Satellite

This week’s podcast on the Rusty Satellite Show features Angie Fenton, who describes her media career and recent exit from the Voice-Tribune, as well as some antics she’s been able to be a part of as the go-to reporter on WHAS-TV’s Great Day Live. Angie also helps me make sense of news items about Jerry Abramson and U of L football. I would describe Diane Williamson as smart, bubbly and gifted with a golden voice. Listen to the podcast to find out how she knows so much about cranes and jibs, and her dream job of helping single males with…


Rusty #6 with Brendan McCarthy and Marianne Zickuhr

Starting off, here’s a big thank you — to Diane Williamson, the area’s phenomenal voice talent, for giving the Rusty Satellite Show some free voice promos. That’s her doing the intros on today’s show.She’s gotten some pretty cool clients, not the least impressive of which is being the voice of OnStar — “Your vehicle is disabled. Don’t Panic. Help is on the way.” My interview with Brendan McCarthy started another week full of media news. This piece in Insider Louisville got a lot of attention for its chronicling the outflow of warm bodies at Sixth and Broadway, while LPM is…