Best wfpl podcasts we could find (Updated December 2017)
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Curious Louisville – 89.3 WFPL News Louisville
 
Ever had a question about the Derby City that you just can't answer? That's where Curious Louisville comes in. Listeners submit their questions, the public votes on which questions to investigate, and 89.3 WFPL finds the answers.
 
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Byline on WFPL
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Byline is your weekly dose of news and analysis. Host Rick Howlett talks to reporters, editors and anyone else making news in Louisville.
 
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Nothing But Net basketball podcast
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The week in college basketball, hosted by WFPK's Matt Anthony and Mark Bacon.
 
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Five Things
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How do the objects we love define us? What can we learn from the things we treasure? And how can we discover a life story through those objects? Five Things, from 89.3 WFPL and Louisville Public Media, explores those questions and more.
 
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Kentucky Author Forum
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This account will host the audio recordings of University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum programs, maintained by WFPL-FM in Louisville, Kentucky.
 
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Sound on Film
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Chris Ritter and Robert Kahne take a razor to film, offering movie news, reviews, interviews and things that don't rhyme as well. A product of WFPL News.
 
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Sound on Film
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Chris Ritter and Robert Kahne take a razor to film, offering movie news, reviews, interviews and things that don't rhyme as well. A product of WFPL News.
 
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NoiseandNotes
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Noise & Notes is a weekly half hour of politics and news hosted by WFPL's Phillip M. Bailey. But the free-ranging conversations go beyond politics and into culture, history and anything else that crosses Phillip's mind.
 
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Ask anyone in Louisville the best place to see Halloween decorations, and you’ll likely be sent to Hillcrest Avenue in Crescent Hill. It’s just one of those things everyone seems to know. But how did it get started? And what’s it like being a homeowner there? That’s what Curious Louisville listener Katharine Crawford wanted to know. Some source ...…
 
Last week we talked about a new song and video by New Orleans-based rapper Fly Young Red. "Lorraine" deals with the challenges faced by trans women of color, from violence to poverty.On this week's show, Fly Young Red joins us and reveals the song's very personal, real-life inspiration. Fly's gay sister, a trans woman named Chyna Gibson, was sh ...…
 
Journalists from around the state discuss news of the week with host Bill Bryant. Scheduled guests: Lisa Gillespie from WFPL in Louisville; Tom Loftus from the Louisville Courier-Journal; and Kevin Wheatley from Spectrum News.
 
Bill Bryant and a panel of journalists discuss the week's news from the commonwealth. Scheduled guests: Adam Beam from the Associated Press; Bill Estep from the Lexington Herald-Leader; and Erica Peterson from WFPL Radio in Louisville.
 
Once the largest coal producing county in the nation, Pike County in far eastern Kentucky may be embracing a whole new kind of energy. Erica Peterson from WFPL in Louisville reports on a proposal to build a massive solar farm on a former strip mine.
 
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Voices In My Head (The Official Podcast of Rick Lee James)
 
My guest on this episode of Voices In My Head is Stephen Tobolowsky. Stephen is one of the leading character actors in film today. USA Today listed Stephen as the 9th most frequently seen actor in movies; he has appeared over 200 movies and television shows. See here for credits. He is best known for playing Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day, Sammy ...…
 
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Mountain News & World Report
 
-Ohio Valley ReSource's Glynis Board, reports on new companies in the region that are creating jobs by restoring properties disturbed by mining and other large scale development activities.-OVR's Mary Meehan brings us a picture of what President Trump's 21% proposed cut to agriculture funding would mean to those who need nutritious food, and th ...…
 
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Mountain News & World Report
 
This is an episode dedicated to the Ohio Valley ReSource, a regional news collaborative of seven radio stations across three states. WMMT is one of those stations, and our reporter Benny Becker represents eastern Kentucky in the OVR.- Benny Becker has the story of the troubled past of water quality in Martin County, Kentucky and how many have l ...…
 
Journalists from around the state discuss news of the day with host Bill Bryant. Scheduled guests: Joseph Gerth, political writer, Louisville Courier-Journal; Lisa Gillespie, health and innovation reporter, WFPL in Louisville; and Nick Storm, anchor and managing editor, Pure Politics on cn|2.
 
Stress from Election 2016 got you down? Or rather, has all of 2016 gotten you down? We don't have all the answers to ease your mind, but what we do have are tons of (healthy!) (fun!) ways to distract yourself in the midst of these tension-filled days. Today, Megan and Kelly fill you in on everything you need to distract yourself in the coming d ...…
 
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The Guestlist With Sean Cannon
 
Longtime Louisville Public Media host James Bickers passed away last week at 45, and it hit us all hard. If you didn't live in Louisville or listen to WFPK and WFPL, you might not understand exactly how large an impact he had on the organization and the community. Since James was a consummate conversationalist, I thought the best way for me per ...…
 
How do the objects we love define us? What can we learn from the things we treasure? And how can we discover a life story through those objects?These are some of the questions Tara Anderson will explore on Five Things, a new podcast from 89.3 WFPL and Louisville Public Media. Each week, a different guest will select five things — physical objec ...…
 
This week marked what would have been the 92nd birthday of Louisville civil rights legend Anne Braden. She began as a labor activist, but soon turned her attention to housing equality - or the lack thereof - in Louisville. In 1954, Anne and her husband Carl bought a house in an all-white neighborhood, on behalf of a black couple. That couple, A ...…
 
Hours before we went into the studio this week, rumors started swirling on the internet: Harriet Tubman would be on the twenty dollar bill.It's something we'd heard before, as part of a wider effort to get a woman on U.S. paper currency. But when it looked like it would be Tubman specifically, we had mixed emotions. Tubman fought against enslav ...…
 
It's music festival season in Louisville, and this year, there's a new event on the calendar. This week we talk with Tay G, one of the organizers of Louievolve, a two-day festival celebrating Louisville hip-hop scene and culture. Tay G says the festival will be more than just music—much like hip-hop itself. "The music is just one part of it," h ...…
 
In lieu of our regular show this week, here's a special project #TeamStrangeFruit did with our station, WFPL. This special is part of WFPL's year-long project, The Next Louisville: Race, Ethnicity and Culture. In the United States, we like to think that our success is determined only by how hard we work. But in reality, some of it’s just luck. ...…
 
The day after Christmas is always busy at shopping malls. The holiday blockbusters are in the movie theaters, and gift cards are burning holes in pockets.But this year on Dec. 26, security at the Mall St. Matthews was apparently overwhelmed by the number of teenagers in the mall.What exactly happened and how many young shoppers were there remai ...…
 
She was the first openly-gay comic ever to appear on American television, and now she plays Big Boo on the Netflix hit, Orange Is the New Black. Triple threat Lea DeLaria joins us this week to talk about her multi-faceted career (did you know she's released six jazz albums?), how OITNB proved that viewers were hungry for diverse and complex fem ...…
 
Since we spoke last week about University of Louisville President James Ramsey's poor treatment of Latino students on campus, racial tension has come to a head on other campuses across the country - most notably at the University of Missouri.And while we'd all like to think of college campuses as free from harassment and racism, banning certain ...…
 
Coming up on this week's episode of Strange Fruit:More disrespect from UofL President James Ramsey, who agreed to meet with students of color but didn't let them speak, then accused them of being poorly-educated by the school, and badly-raised by their mothers.WFPL Capitol Bureau Chief Ryland Barton helps us digest the results of this week's el ...…
 
Poet and activist Lance Newman joins us for Juicy Fruit this week, where some stories from this week lead to a broader discussion of violence against black Americans. We talk about the through line of retribution against African-Americans who are perceived as not knowing their place. Emmett Till, Malcolm X's father Earl Little, lynchings, the m ...…
 
It's back to school time in our part of the country, and this week we're full of nostalgia about our favorite parts of going back to school (cute Trapper Keepers and lunchboxes, of course!). We also bring you the story of Courtney Holmes, a barber in Dubuque, Iowa who's making back to school a little easier for low-income families. He's offerin ...…
 
Once nearly eradicated in the United States, syphilis is back on the rise - mostly among gay and bisexual men. Rates reached an all-time low in 2000, and of the roughly 6,000 cases, only around 7% were among gay men; it was a concern almost exclusively for straight people. But better treatments for HIV lead to complacency about safe sex, perhap ...…
 
This week we introduce you to a new member of the WFPL newsroom, political reporter Ashley Lopez. Ashley joins us to talk about Indiana's controversial "religious freedom" act, Louisville's attempt to appeal to LGBT tourists, and a recent poll showing Kentucky's opposition to marriage equality. We also hear Ashley's recent report on the Kentuck ...…
 
This week we meet Haydee Canovas, the director of a Spanish-language play called "Emigrados," running March 12-21 in Louisville. Part of the theater of the absurd tradition, the play observes two immigrant men, in a basement, on New Year's eve, and explores their relationship. While the actors in this production are both Mexican, the script its ...…
 
After spending January looking back at some of our favorite conversations, we're back this week with a brand new episode — and we have a lot of hot topics to catch up on!So this week, we're doing an all-Juicy-Fruit episode, and we're joined by PR guru and friend-to-the-show, Walter Walker (you might remember him from WFPL's 2013 Defining Fairne ...…
 
It's our 100th episode! We're celebrating this week by looking back at our humble beginnings, and ahead to the future.This week you'll learn about some of the show titles we considered instead of Strange Fruit, take listener questions, and hear some behind-the-scenes conversations and some things that never made it on the air.You sent us lots o ...…
 
Louisville is looking pretty good this week! We recently got a 66% on the Human Rights Campaign's Municipal Equality Index—higher than the national average of 59%, and the highest rating of any city in Kentucky. The index looks at factors like non-discrimination laws, domestic partner benefits, openly gay elected officials, and more, and largel ...…
 
The Wall Street Journal's arts & entertainment blog, The Speakeasy, released its list of The 15 Best Pop Culture Moments of 2014. Some we totally got (the Oscar selfie, "Adele Dazeem," Pharrell's hat), and others we barely even registered this year (President Obama on Between Two Ferns, Katy Perry dressing as a Cheeto, something about Sharknado ...…
 
You know you've skirted a line when the White House officially distances itself from a joke you made at the Correspondents' Dinner. Wanda Sykes had that experience after suggesting that Rush Limbaugh was the the 20th hijacker on 9/11 but was too high on Oxycontin to make his flight. She followed it up by saying she hoped his kidneys fail—a play ...…
 
Civil Rights educator john a. powell will be in Louisville on November 11th to deliver the 8th annual Anne Braden Memorial Lecture, and he joins us this week to talk about his concept of a "culture of belonging," and the problems with a so-called colorblind approach to policy and interpersonal relationships. "Most Americans, including most whit ...…
 
Labor historian Toni Gilpin will make two appearances in Louisville tomorrow to tell the little-known story of a local labor union that was ahead of its time. A local chapter of the United Farm Machinery workers organized at Louisville's International Harvester plant in the late 1940s, and began anti-racism activism both inside out outside of t ...…
 
Nick Bowser and his wife Bianca are both transgender, and have made national headlines for following their own unique path to parenthood. This week, we'll talk to Nick about what it means to be a family, and his hopes for the future of the trans movement. In Juicy Fruit we focus on the anti-date-rape nail polish that's been in the news this wee ...…
 
This week on Strange Fruit, UofL student Brina Joiner traveled to Ferguson, and stops by our studio to tell us what she saw there that we aren't seeing on the news. We also speak with Patrisse Cullors, of Dignity and Power Now, about the Freedom Ride to Ferguson she's co-organizing with our friend Darnell Moore. They're traveling as part of the ...…
 
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