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.

Series

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4 Pieces

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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79 Pieces

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: 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
Caption: Smokestacks rise above Louisville Gas & Electric's Cane Run Power Station in southwest Louisville, Credit: Erica Peterson
Residents in Louisville say coal ash from a nearby landfill is contaminating their homes.

  • Added: Aug 04, 2011
  • Length: 03:34
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a day in the life of a Kentucky farmer

  • Added: Nov 08, 2004
  • Length: 09:30

  • Added: Aug 11, 2004
  • Length: 09:00
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A day in a bourbon barrel cooperage

  • Added: Jul 16, 2004
  • Length: 09:01
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A day in the life of one of Kentucky's few remaining dairy farmers and his cheese shop

Bought by KZSC


  • Added: Jun 10, 2004
  • Length: 09:00
  • Purchases: 1
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A day in the career of Brown-Forman Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson

  • Added: May 24, 2004
  • Length: 09:01
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The art of hand turning a Louisville Slugger baseball bat

Bought by West Virginia Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Apr 12, 2004
  • Length: 09:00
  • Purchases: 1
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the day in the life of a Kentucky blacksmith

  • Added: Mar 29, 2004
  • Length: 09:00