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Studio 619 for July 22, 2007

Ms. Wheelchair KentuckyBeing a paraplegic in a wheelchair hasn’t stopped Sherry Hixenbaugh from getting an education and working as a tutor for Jefferson Community College. Now the Louisville resident has won the Ms. Wheelchair Kentucky title and is heading to the Ms. Wheelchair America Pageant in Maryland. Tune in to Studio 619 to hear Hixenbaugh talk about her life experiences with WFPL’s Heidi Caravan.The World GuyWhen Erik Bendl was given a sixty-pound inflatable globe eight years ago, he didn’t anticipate its potential use for charity. On his walks around Louisville with the giant sphere, he gained the moniker "World Guy".Now, "World Guy" is on the way to Pittsburgh with his giant globe. Inspired by his mother, the late Kentucky Representative Gerta Bendl, Erik decided to raise money and awareness for the American Diabetes Association.He spoke from the road with WFPL’s David Tao.Flame Run Gallery and HotshopFlame Run Gallery and Hotshop is the headquarters for many of Louisville’s glass artists. Each morning this summer, around a dozen or so artists can be found in 100-plus degree heat, crafting a variety of colorful glass pieces.WFPL’s Stephanie Sanders went to Flame Run – which is located on East Market Street – to learn more about glass art and the Gallery’s latest exhibit, "Women in Glass".Match Dot BombA widow describes a journey through a series of Mr. Wrongs as a 50-something single woman in the book "Match Dot Bomb: A Midlife Journey through Internet Dating".WFPL’s Julie Goodwin spoke with author Francine Pappadis Friedman about her experiences.Listen to the show.

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