Fri November 9, 2012
Shanklin Trial; 2013 Kentucky Politics; LGBTQ Election Results; Vision Louisville: Today on Byline
Here is the rundown for today's edition of Byline:
At the top - Now that the election is on the books, we look at the House and Senate make-up for the 2013 Kentucky General Assembly. And is Ashley Judd serious about making a run for Sen. Mitch McConnell’s seat in 2014? Kentucky Public Radio’s Kenny Colston has been looking into it and he tells us what he’s learned.
8:00 - Both sides have rested in the Barbara Shanklin ethics hearing, but a decision is likely weeks away. WFPL’s Devin Katayama discusses the case against the Metro Councilwoman and her defense against allegations that some of the taxpayer-funded programs she created benefited her relatives.
13:30 - This week's election has been widely hailed as a victory for LGBTQ rights. Wisconsin Democrat Tammy Baldwin will become the first openly gay U.S. Senator, and several states passed ballot initiatives legalizing same-sex marriage. Jaison Gardner and Kaila Story, hosts of WFPL's Strange Fruit podcast, speak with U of L law professor Sam Marcosson about the results.
23:30 - Back in August, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced a plan to create a 25 year vision for the city. Vision Louisville will be year-long project that seeks to define that future for the city. The project will include the Space Group, an internationally renowned architectural and planning firm based in Norway. WFPL’s Gabe Bullard and Erica Peterson reveal the latest.
29:00 - David Jones Jr. won the JCPS District 2 Board seat this week to represent the Highlands and Crescent Hill regions. During the campaign, opponent Phil Haming questioned whether Jones’ prior business experience excludes him from serving the school board. That complaint has since been picked up by a District 2 resident represented by attorney Teddy Gordon, who says he plans more litigation against what he calls a failing school system. WFPL’s Devin Katayama speaks with Gordon about the issues.
33:00 - WFPL's Joseph Lord details the latest on the train derailment in southwest Jefferson County, and discusses a recent report which concludes that the Constable program in Kentucky is irrelevant and should be discontinued.
36:30 - Arts segment with WFPL's Erin Keane. Erin speaks with Amy Attaway, associate artistic director of the Actors Theatre apprentice/intern company, and intern Noelia Antweiler. They discuss Voices Inside: A Prison Play Series, a monthly event in which new ten-minute plays from the Voices Inside program are read by members of the Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Apprentice/Intern Company.