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State of the News 9/23/11

Today on our news discussion round-table we got running with an update on the Sherman-Minton Bridge and related transportation stories.  Phillip Bailey and Devin Katayama had the latest on the inspection, and the recent statements from President Obama and Senator Mitch McConnell. Erica Peterson had news on LG&E and KU switching some of their energy plants from coal to gas-fired.  Phillip Bailey summarized the week's events with respect to now-former Councilwoman Judy Green, and Devin Katayama brought us up to date on the redistricting plans and maps.In the second segment we were joined by the Courier-Journal’s Laura Ungar, who wrote a recent article on drug shortages in Louisville.  Our tech news correspondent Neal Ungerleider of FastCompany got us caught up on some recent changes with Netflix and Facebook that have not been warmly received by users.Finally, we chatted with comedian Marc Maron who is performing in Louisville this weekend, and is the host of the popular podcast WTF, heard on WBEZ and downloadable on the web.


Brad Yost is a senior producer for LPM. Email Brad at byost@lpm.org.