In Conversation

11 EpisodesProduced by Louisville Public Media

There’s a lot going on in Louisville, and WFPL's In Conversation with Rick Howlett gives people a platform to talk -- both to each other, and with the larger community -- about the biggest issues facing our city, state and region. Live at 11 a.m. every Friday on 89.3 WFPL. Miss the show? Listen here… read more

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Derby Festival President Recounts Decades of Service, Talks Future of The Festival

March 22nd, 2019

53:53

The 2019 Kentucky Derby Festival expects to attract hundreds of thousands of people to the Louisville area for events like the Thunder Over Louisville fireworks display and the Pegasus Parade. This year's festival will …

Congressman John Yarmuth Talks Politics, Green New Deal

March 15th, 2019

53:26

Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth is in a powerful position in his new role as chair of the House Budget Committee where he's now instrumental in …

How Will Changes In West Louisville Affect Residents?

March 8th, 2019

53:29

The neighborhoods of Louisville's west end are undergoing a flurry of investment and development, and it could mean big changes for the area's …

Is Mayor Fischer's Proposed Tax Increase The Answer To Louisville's Budget Woes?

March 1st, 2019

53:26

Citing soaring state pension obligations over the next four years, budget restrictions and few choices, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says Metro government faces a serious fiscal shortfall and services and city …

Is This The Year Kentucky Will Legalize Medical Marijuana?

February 22nd, 2019

52:35

Kentucky lawmakers have discussed medical marijuana bills in recent years, but measures have never gained enough momentum to pass the early stages of the state legislature. But two bills introduced this session, Senate …

Transportation Has Changed; Louisville Plans to Change With It

February 15th, 2019

52:52

Whether it’s the new toll bridges, potholes and construction along Dixie Highway or new electronic fare cards at TARC, transportation — or the lack …

Twenty Years After Fairness Ordinance, LGBTQ Leaders Say There's Still Work To Do

February 8th, 2019

53:25

It’s been 20 years since Louisville became the first Kentucky city to pass an ordinance making it illegal to discriminate in housing, employment and public accommodations based on sexual orientation and gender identity. …

Will Louisville Get An NBA Team? Should We Want One?

February 1st, 2019

52:36

Wayne Lewis Charts JCPS Plan, Defends Charter Schools on 'In Conversation'

January 25th, 2019

52:44

A state corrective action plan with Jefferson County Public Schools has gone into effect. The plan follows a scathing audit of JCPS — including …

What’s Ahead For Kentucky Bourbon?

January 18th, 2019

52:20

Kentucky’s bourbon boom is showing no sign of fading, with both new and longtime distillers investing hundreds of millions of dollars in expansions …

Announcing WFPL’s New Weekly Talk Show: In Conversation

January 8th, 2019

0:30

We’ll take calls from listeners and comments from social media, giving the community a platform to have their questions answered and hold elected …

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