Studio 619 for May 25, 2008
Candidates on Coal Both democratic presidential candidates have offered their opinions on one of Kentucky’s abundant resources: coal. Both champion clean coal. But, as WFPL’s Kristin Espeland reports, there may not be much to champion, yet.
Candidates on Arts PolicySince the mid-1990s' culture wars, the government arts funding has decreased. This year, presidential candidates have specific proposals about supporting the arts.
- Americans for the Arts
- Arts Kentucky
- New Hampshire Citizens for the Arts
- National Endowment for the Arts
- NBC’s "Meet the Press," with Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee on the arts
- Senator Hilary Clinton
- Senator Barack Obama
- January 2006 study on the economic impact of the arts in Kentucky
- Study on the economic impact of the arts on Louisville
- Sculptor Brad White
The Middle East
- Sullivan article in National Interest
- Louisville Committee on Foreign Relations
- Sullivan article at the Middle East Policy Council
Equity in Social ServicesLast year the Indiana General Assembly voted to create the Commission on Disproportionality in Youth Services. On June 11th, they will hold a public forum in New Albany to address inequalities in services such as adoption, welfare and education. Gabe Bullard talked with commission co-chairs Angela Green and Michael Patchner about the new group.
Elizabeth GeorgeAnother episode in the life of Inspector Lynley is on the bookshelves. The fictional Scotland Yard Detective Superintendent Thomas Lynley is working another case in new novel, Careless in Red. Lynley's creator is bestselling mystery writer Elizabeth George, who spoke with Rick Howlett about the new work, including a shocking turn of events in Lynley's personal life.