State of the News 9/2/11 [Full Audio]
The WFPL News Team settled in today to dissect the top stories of the week, including Gabe Bullard with the latest on the proposed University of Louisville/CHI hospital merger, which would have certain procedures taking place out at Baptist Hospital East. Phillip Bailey brought us up to date on Councilwoman Judy Green, who is being asked to produce requested documents by Sept. 6 or face possible expulsion. Devin Katayama explained the redistricting process and why some are concerned about the drafts of maps. August was a bad month for air quality in Louisville, as Erica Peterson explained. We also heard about the Kentucky Opera's efforts to hire musicians for its September performances, and plans to improve the retail district on south Fourth Street in downtown Louisville.In the second segment, we took a look at some of the elections looming in November, including the races for governor and attorney general. Joseph Gerth of the Courier-Journal and WFPL's Phillip Bailey sorted things out.Instant gaming began this week at Kentucky Downs in Simpson County, and reporter Gregory Hall of the Courier-Journal explained how it looks and works, and why some anti-gambling activists are upset. Finally, Cary Stemle stopped by to discuss an intriguing case of possible fraud in the local visual arts community.