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Studio 619 for May 13, 2007

Ned BeattyOnce dubbed the "busiest actor in Hollywood," Ned Beatty continues to work in the film industry, even as he approaches the age of 70. The Louisville native has worked for more than 40 years in film, television and stage acting.Beatty’s work in Network earned him an Oscar nomination in the 1970’s, and his breakthrough role came in the 1972 film "Deliverance", in which he played Bobby Tripp.His latest work was released late last year and has only recently made its way to Louisville screens at Baxter Avenue Theatres. The independent film "Sweetland" stars John Heard and Alan Cumming and features Beatty in a supporting role. The film will be released on DVD in July.Beatty spoke with WFPL’s Rick Howlett from his Central California home.Metro Council interviewsIn this week’s show, Studio 619 brings you the latest three interviews in our series of conversations with Louisville’s Metro Council members. This week, we talked with District Ten Councilman Jim King, District Eleven Councilman Kevin Kramer, and District Twelve Councilman Rick Blackwell.Literary LouisvilleYou’ve probably heard about book signings around town, or read a review of a local author’s book, but did you ever stop to think about why there are so many book-related events in Louisville?Join WFPL’s Robin Fisher as she takes a look at Literary Louisville from three different perspectives with writer Diane Aprile, Sarabande Books’ Nickole Brown and Michael Boggs of Carmichael’s Bookstore.Listen to the show.