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Louisville Public Media

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Louisville Public Media (LPM) is an independent, community supported not-for-profit corporation serving our Louisville metropolitan area with three distinct public radio stations and a newly established investigative unit: 89.3 WFPL News provides local, national and international news, public affairs and cultural programming; Classical 90.5 WUOL is our city’s only classical music and fine arts radio station; 91.9 WFPK Radio Louisville showcases independent, alternative music and an array of musical genres; and the newly established Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting (KyCIR) shines the light of accountability on the people and institutions in power.


Caption: A truck in Harlan, Ky., proclaims its support for coal and coal miners., Credit: Erica Peterson/WFPL
Coal is embedded into the culture and image of Eastern Kentucky, but the industry is declining in the region. And it's declining permanently. The c...

  • Added: Dec 12, 2013
  • Length: 18:17
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There aren't any perfect solutions for resolving concerns about the effects on industry on nearby residents' health.

  • Added: Jan 28, 2013
  • Length: 04:22
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Vehicle pollution adds to the air and health concerns experienced by residents near Louisville's Rubbertown.

  • Added: Jan 28, 2013
  • Length: 04:19
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Residents worry they're still being exposed to the toxic waste buried in the Lees Lane Landfill during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

  • Added: Jan 28, 2013
  • Length: 04:09
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The residents of Riverside Gardens, a place built for Louisville residents to escape urban pollution, now have to contend with chemical plants, a p...

  • Added: Jan 28, 2013
  • Length: 04:40
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Scientists know the chemical vinyl chloride causes liver cancer because 26 former Rubbertown workers have died from the disease.

  • Added: Jan 28, 2013
  • Length: 04:38
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Lung and colon cancer rates are higher near Rubbertown than in other comparable neighborhoods, but it's unknown what role the environment plays in ...

  • Added: Jan 28, 2013
  • Length: 04:05
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Determining where odors in Louisville are coming from--and whether they're dangerous--can be complicated.

  • Added: Jan 28, 2013
  • Length: 04:30
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A profile of a community in Louisville plagued by odors and health concerns.

  • Added: Jan 28, 2013
  • Length: 03:49
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A look at how Louisville reduced toxic air emissions with a revolutionary program.

  • Added: Jan 28, 2013
  • Length: 04:34
Caption: In the grain room at the Four Roses Distillery, corn kernels wait for evaluation., Credit: Erica Peterson/WFPL News.
Nearly 90 percent of the corn grown in America is now genetically-modified. That corn ends up in many foods...and increasingly in spirits, like bou...

Bought by WUIS, New Hampshire Public Radio, and WAMC

  • Added: Mar 22, 2012
  • Length: 03:44
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Monument at Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site
Two historical exhibits now open in Louisville, Kentucky explore the state's unique position as a Civil War border state.

Bought by Listen Current

  • Added: Dec 15, 2011
  • Length: 03:50
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Adult pink mucket shells., Credit: Erica Peterson
A look into scientists' efforts to reintroduce an endangered mussel into the Green River in Kentucky.

  • Added: Oct 27, 2011
  • Length: 03:30
Caption: Mary Todd Lincoln , Credit: www.mrlincolnswhitehouse.org
A new exhibit at the Frazier History Museum in Louisville, Kentucky includes the first-ever public display of documents it purchased regarding the ...

  • Added: Oct 26, 2011
  • Length: 03:42
Caption: Wild Turkey's Jimmy Russell, Credit: Rick Howlett
Kentucky's signature distilled spirit--bourbon--is surging in popularity in the U.S. and abroad.

  • Added: Sep 20, 2011
  • Length: 03:21
Caption: A locally-grown tomato, Credit: Kyle Durbin
An feature-length interview with Slow Food International Secretary General Paolo di Croce about how his organization plans to feed the growing worl...

  • Added: Sep 07, 2011
  • Length: 03:24
Caption: A dish made with food grown near Louisville, Kentucky, Credit: Dalton Main
An extended interview with Slow Food International Secretary General Paolo di Croce about how his organization plans to feed the growing world popu...

  • Added: Sep 07, 2011
  • Length: 06:23
Caption: A Beer Tent in Louisville, Kentucky, Credit: Gabe Bullard
A vox pop of people hanging out in a state fair beer tent. They share their dating tips, advice for people watching and explain what they'd be doin...

  • Added: Aug 23, 2011
  • Length: 04:14
Caption: Souvenirs from the fair.
State fairs are an opportunity to eat fried foods, play games and discover parts of your state you might not know exist. Many of the fair's booths ...

  • Added: Aug 23, 2011
  • Length: 07:36
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An effort is underway in Louisville, Kentucky to preserve the city's iconic shotgun houses. Rick Howlett reports.

Bought by WAMC

  • Added: Aug 05, 2011
  • Length: 03:43
  • Purchases: 1