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Studio 619 for October 19, 2008

Listen to the showThe Bailout Bill and Renewable EnergyThe so-called "bail out" bill may not seem to be having major effects on the financial markets. But it is stirring excitement among renewable energy advocates. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland has the story.Dismissal Denied A Frankfort judge says the Commonwealth of Kentucky may continue to seek forfeiture of the domain names of 141 Internet gambling sites. Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh is tracking the lawsuit’s progress.Environmental EducationSchools that teach kids about the environment—especially through programs that take them out doors—see improved test scores and fewer disciplinary problems. But schools often lack not only the time to teach environmental topics…they lack the money. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland reports.

I Choose to be HappyDecember 1, 1997: Freshman Michael Carneal walked into the Heath High School lobby in West Paducah and started shooting. He killed three students and injured five. One of the injured students was 15-year-old Missy Jenkins, who was left paralyzed from the chest down. She’s the author of a new book I Choose to be Happy, A School Shooting Survivor’s Triumph Over Tragedy. Missy Jenkins Smith recently spoke with Kentucky Public Radio’s Mark Welch.

Giant Ham BiscuitFor one weekend in October, Cadiz Kentucky is ham central for the Trigg County Ham Festival. Officials block off the entire downtown for booths and up to sixty-thousand people pack the streets for the three day event. This year, after 32 festivals, Cadiz has trademarked themselves Hamtown, USA. Kentucky Public Radio's Angela Hatton has one story from this year’s fest.What Can I Bring? Cookbook Pot luck dinners come in all sizes, from the small group of friends to the large "church supper". But the one question everyone has is, "what should I bring?"   Cookbook author Anne Byrn wants to help us answer that question with her "What Can I Bring? Cookbook."  Robin Fisher talked with Byrn about pot lucks, cookbooks and where all those recipes come from.

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