Studio 619 for May 11, 2008
Studio 619 airs Sunday mornings at ten on WFPL.
Bobby, Martin & John
Bobby Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., John Kennedy – all names evocative of the 1960’s in America. From the politics to the music, it all seemed new and exciting. A special exhibit at the Frazier International History Museum hopes to capture the heady, trippy, turbulent times in our modern history. Join WFPL’s Robin Fisher as she talks with Frazier Executive Director Dr. Madeline Burnside about Bobby, Martin & John: Once Upon an American Dream.
- Frazier International History Museum
- The History Channel: 1968
- Wikipedia: Robert F. Kennedy Assassination
Louisville's Downtown Development
Since the 1990s, Louisville Metro Government has worked to revitalize the city’s downtown. WFPL’s Gabe Bullard takes a look at the progress of that effort and what comes next.
Tony Horwitz's Long and Strange Voyage
A visit to Plymouth Rock a few years ago led author Tony Horwitz to wonder about the country's 'forgotten' early explorers, those who came America in the century between Christopher Columbus and the Pilgrims. Horwitz embarked on an exploration of his own, recounted in his new book, A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World. Horwitz, who will speak to the Filson Historical Society of Louisville on May 15, spoke with WFPL's Rick Howlett.
Aging and Climate Change
A warming climate will cause trouble for countless creatures and plants. But mounting evidence shows that a warming climate will also cause health problems for humans — especially the elderly. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland reports.
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Aging Initiative
- Kentucky Department for Aging and Independent Living
- Environmental Defense Fund
For more than three decades, Elvis Costello has been making music his way. The London, England native burst onto the punk/New Wave scene in the 1970s, releasing his first album, "My Aim Is True," in 1977. In addition to a string of records with his bands The Attractions and The Imposters, Costello has collaborated with a diverse list of artists including George Jones, Burt Bacharach, Bob Dylan, the Brodsky Quartet, and his wife, Diana Krall. Elvis Costello was in Louisville last week to peform at the Louisville Palace in support of his latest release with the Imposters, "Momofuku." He stopped by our sister station, WFPK, for a chat with Laura Shine.
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