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Studio 619 for June 29, 2008

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Leadership Races in the Kentucky Legislature

Leadership races in the Kentucky General Assembly won’t be decided until January, but the campaigning is already underway. Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh says that’s particularly the case among House Democrats.

Kentucky Honeybees

As in other states, Kentucky's honeybee population has been decimated by parasites. An ambitious project in eastern Kentucky aims to bring honeybees back to the area while boosting the local economy. But it is not without its skeptics. Ron Smith has the story.

Gas and Touring BandsMusicians who are already having a hard time with falling CD sales, now have to contend with the high gas costs and the value of touring.

Julie Andrews

Julie Andrews has become a household name through film roles such as Mary Poppins and Maria in the Sound of Music. Although she's lost her singing voice due to an error during vocal chord surgery, she still acts and now writes children's literature. She'll be in Louisville for a performance with the Louisville Orchestra next month. She spoke with Stephanie Sanders.

Albert MohlerThe president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville has written a new book in response to what he calls a surge in the growth of atheism in the United States. Dr. Albert Mohler's book is called ism: Atheism Remix, A Christian Confronts the New Athiests. He spoke with WFPL's Rick Howlett about the publication.

Life as an Astronaut

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be an astronaut? Do you picture it as all space walks, big white suits and floating weightlessly in a space capsule? Well, there is some of that, but there’s a whole bunch of science that goes into being an astronaut. Join WFPL’s Robin Fisher as she talks with astronaut Janice Voss about her job, new projects coming up as NASA and what it’s like to be involved with the international space station.