State of the News 9/30/11
The WFPL News team and other journalist friends spent an hour on this final day of September discussing the major stories of the week. We got started with fresh news today on the Sherman Minton bridge, the just-announced specifics on cost and time-frame. Devin Katayama also explained the ruling today from the Kentucky Court of Appeals which states that students have the right to enroll and attend the school nearest their home. Gabe Bullard discussed a proposal from Steve Wiser that calls for additional local-access bridges across the Ohio River, as well as the WFPL in-depth interview with gubanatorial candidate Gatewood Galbraith. Phillip Bailey brought us up to date on applicants for the Metro Council seat for District 1 in the wake of Judy Green's ouster. Erica Peterson had details on Governor Beshear's letter to President Obama regarding coal policy, and Devin Katayama discussed Timothy Geithner's visit to UPS to promote Obama's jobs bill.Two Courier-Journal reporters joined us in segment two of the show. James Bruggers gave an overview of the ethics inquiries and audits of the Metropolitan Sewer District, while Deborah Yetter filled us in on allegations that Medicaid funds were misused by University of Louisville physicians.We took a look at sports news in the third segment. The college football conferences are changing, and we checked in with Holly Anderson from Sports Illustrated and the C-J’s Eric Crawford to see why the realignment happened and what the long-term implications may be. We also looked ahead to some of this weekend’s games.