Studio 619 for November 18, 2007
Strip Mining and StreamsThe nation’s top regulatory office for surface mining wants to change a rule that protects streams and creeks. The OSM says it’s clarifying the 25 year old rule. Critics say it’s being gutted… and putting at risk the future of Appalachia’s water supply and quality. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland has our story.Homeless VeteransThey served their country and now they are out of the military – why are many veterans homeless and are the numbers shrinking in Louisville? Coalition for the Homeless spokesperson Marlene Gordon speaks with WFPL’s Heidi Caravan about a recent study of the homeless vet population and if the figures are accurate.Election DayOn Election Day, Kentuckians voted a Democrat into the Governor’s Mansion. Does that mean political power is shifting toward the democrats in the Commonwealth? Or was the result a reaction to the merit system hiring investigation?Panelists at last week’s Louisville Forum talked about Election Day and what the results mean for Kentucky government.David DomineBourbon, country ham, paw paws and more bourbon. What do these things have in common – why Kentucky of course! Louisville author David Domine uses these ingredients and more in his Kentucky inspired cookbook, "Adventures in New Kentucky Cooking with the Bluegrass Peasant".Join WFPL’s Robin Fisher as she talks with Domine about cooking, eating and all the yummy things that make up Kentucky cuisine. Domine’s book is available at area booksellers.Listen to the show.