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.


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Burning coal creates coal ash. Sometimes the ash is recycled, but more commonly it's stored in a pond or landfill. In Louisville, Kentucky, residents say that ash is escaping that landfill and contaminating their homes.

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7 Pieces

The series looks at people in their professions and how jobs have helped mold traditions and the culture of Kentucky.

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9 Pieces

Nine features about the health effects of living near the industrial Rubbertown neighborhood in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Every week on The Guestlist, you'll hear casual, in-depth conversations and guest DJ sets with musicians, comedians, actors, authors, and other notable weirdos. It's like making a new friend at the end of the bar — and finding out they were in your favorite band.

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150 Pieces

Get a complete taste of legendary musicians and up-and-coming bands in these 7 minute interview pieces set to the artists own music. Hosted by Kyle Meredith.

Latest Pieces

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...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio

  • Added: Sep 07, 2011
  • Length: 06:23
  • Purchases: 1
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 Northeast Public Radio

  • Added: Aug 05, 2011
  • Length: 03:43
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The coal ash landfill at Louisville's Gas & Electric Cane Run Power Station, Credit: Erica Peterson
The full, 12-minute version of the story combines all three pieces into one seamless documentary.

Bought by KUOW

  • Added: Aug 04, 2011
  • Length: 12:04
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The coal ash landfill at Louisville Gas & Electric's Cane Run Power Station rises above a pauper's cemetery in southwest Louisville., Credit: Erica Peterson
Though people have serious concerns about the coal ash, the power company isn't breaking the law. The EPA has yet to weigh in on coal combustion pr...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2011
  • Length: 03:32
Caption: The ash landfill, partially covered with grass, at Louisville Gas & Electric's Cane Run Power Station in Louisville., Credit: Erica Peterson
The power company tries to reassure residents that nothing is wrong. But despite problems with the current landfill, they're still planning a secon...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2011
  • Length: 03:30