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Studio 619 for October 7, 2007

The Old Farmer's AlmanacIt’s that time of year again – the Old Farmer’s Almanac has hit newsstands and WFPL’s Rick Howlett speaks with Senior Editor Mare-anne Jarvela this week in Studio 619.As usual, the periodical contains astronomical charts, weather forecasts, folk remedies and offbeat articles.Rick finds out what’s in store for the Ohio River Valley area.Louisville KingsSo maybe you’ve played soccer, or rugby, or maybe even football. But have you ever played or even watched Australian Rules football? It’s a faced paced game with a devoted following and the U.S. Nationals are being held in Louisville this year.Join WFPL’s Robin Fisher as she talks with members of the Louisville Kings Australian Rules Football Club about the game, how it’s played and what’s it doing in Louisville. The United States Australian Football League National Championships will be held in Louisville on October 13th and 14th.Jug Band JubileeLouisville is the site of the historic Kentucky Derby, is the home of legend Muhammad Ali and makes those famous Sluggers… but it also was an integral part in the birth of jug band music. The genre is still alive and well today and is celebrated next weekend at the third annual Jug Band Jubilee.WFPL’s Stephanie Sanders learns more about jug bands, the history of jug band music and the Jug Band Jubilee from a member of one of the pre-eminent jug bands in the country: Mr. Fish of the Juggernaut Jug Band.Nickole BrownWith work that has been called "dangerous," "grim and vivid," as well as "unflinching and deeply intelligent," Louisville native Nickole Brown is releasing her first collection of poems entitled Sister. Special to this collection, Sister is a series of individual poems connected through a novel’s arc. Here, we are presented with a story that is told both lyrically as well as in the vernacular tongue of Kentucky.Join in with WFPL’s Deb Celizic as we listen to Brown read from and discuss this powerful new book.Listen to the show.

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