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Studio 619 for June 1, 2008

The Disappearance of Ann Gotlib: 25 Years Later

On June 1, 1983, 12 year old Ann Gotlib of Louisville vanished. She was last seen leaving the old Bashford Manor Mall on her bicycle. The bike was later found at the mall, but her disappearance remains unsolved and the case is still open.The Exploited Children's Help Organization (ECHO) will mark the anniversary with a service on June 1st. Stephanie Sanders spoke with ECHO Executive Director Lucy Lee about the Ann Gotlib case and the effort to locate all missing children.

City Cars

Video: Mayor Jerry Abramson Discusses Take-Home Vehicle Policy

In February, the city of Louisville cut its budget by more than 9 million dollars. Some cost-cutting measures included closing public pools and making changes to the city vehicle policy. As WFPL’s Gabe Bullard reports, next year’s budget will be tight, and some Louisvillians say Metro Government should reconsider its practice of allowing some workers to have take-home automobiles.Alison Weir and the Tudors

If you watch Showtime television, you know the 15th century British royals, the Tudors, are all the rage right now. But there’s been a long fascination with the much-married King Henry VIII and his Virgin Queen daughter Elizabeth I. For author and historian Alison Weir, the Tudors have held sway over her imagination and her work. Long a historical writer, Weir recently turned her attention to writing fiction about the Tudors. Join WFPL’s Robin Fisher as she talks with Weir about her latest novel The Lady Elizabeth, how writing novels differs from writing history books and how sometimes it’s fun to gossip about royals.

"This I Believe" at the RudA first-of-its-kind collaboration will take place June 4 in Louisville to raise funds for a local organization. The "This I Believe" concept will be utilized for an event to benefit Interfaith Paths To Peace. Rick Howlett spoke with IPP Executive Director Terry Taylor about the evening of essays, music and dance at the Rudyard Kipling.

Local Foods We know that within a few hours of Louisville, you can find farmers producing everything from goat cheese to maple syrup to squash. Karen Karp says it’s because urban centers have lost touch with their rural surroundings. In other words, our food system is broken. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland has more.

Last Call Film Festival

A film festival featuring uncommon documentaries, zombie movies, short films and work by local filmmakers opens kicks off Thursday in Louisville. Elizabeth Kramer reports.

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