State of the News 10/07/11
The WFPL news team settled in at 1pm to discuss the top metro stories of the week. Gabe Bullard brought us up to date on what has been a busy week for Louisville Orchestra management, musicians, and mediators - but a week without any breakthrough. Devin Katayama explained the Metro Council getting involved in an effort to persuade River Fields to drop the suit against the Ohio River Bridges Project. A federal judge has ruled in favor of the coal industry in a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency, and reporter Erica Peterson provided details. Political reporter Phillip Bailey brought us up to date with the latest in the Kentucky gubanatorial race, discussing latest poll numbers and behind-the-scenes maneuvering. Devin Katayama explained the nascent Occupy Louisville movement, modeled after the Occupy Wall Street protests.LEO Weekly writer Joe Sonka joined us in the second segment to talk about the local folks he met while writing about the DREAM Act — children of undocumented immigrants who face deportation when enrolling in college.In the third segment we checked in with Sean Cannon, editor at Buzzgrinder.com and host of Afterdark on our sister station, WFPK. He talked about newsmakers of the week from the music world, including Hank Williams, Jr. who will no longer be heard on Monday Night Football due to recent comments.Finally, our Wall Street correspondent, David Weidner of MarketWatch, checked in to discuss his take on the background, motivations, and future of the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York.