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State of the News 11/4/11

We started out the discussion today by delving into the most recent events with the Louisville Orchestra, a week of largely bad news, but with some glimmers of hope; Gabe Bullard brought us up to date on the latest in this tricky situation.
Phillip Bailey dissected the flap over David Williams' comments about Gov. Steve Beshear participating in a Hindu ceremony at a groundbreaking for a new Kentucky business promising 350 jobs.  Bailey also discussed the race for attorney general, specifically Todd P'pool's allegations regarding Jack Conway's brother.  Devin Katayama described his tour of the Whiskey Row buildings in downtown Louisville, as owners prepare for the first phase of development there. Metro Police Chief Robert White has announced his impending departure to take the reins in Denver, Colorado, and Phillip Bailey discussed his accomplishments and legacy after eight years in Louisville. Devin Katayama detailed the recommendation by an outside auditing firm that JCPS consolidate its central management to be more efficient.In the second segment, we looked back at the sad news that Ear X-Tacy Records closed its doors this week, and Phillip Bailey spoke with Ben Jones of Better Days Records about some of the reasons one store can fail while another can survive.  We also heard features about power rates in Kentucky, and a visiting space scientist at the University of Louisville.Finally, in segment three sports columnist Eric Crawford of the Courier-Journal dropped in to discuss NCAA conference realignment, and the Breeder's Cup taking place this weekend at Churchill Downs.


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