Tough and Universal: Stories of Grit

7 EpisodesProduced by Louisville Public Media

This limited-run podcast from WFPL — produced in partnership with IDEAS xLab — brings you first-person accounts from people in your community who’ve overcome some significant challenge and thrived despite the odds. They’re hopeful stories, in a world that’s often full of the opposite.

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Tough and Universal - A New Podcast from WFPL and IDEAS xLab

September 26th, 2018

1:14

Beginning later this week, WFPL will air the first story in a new series: “Tough and Universal: Stories of Grit.”

These stories — produced in partnership with IDEAS xLab — are first-person accounts from people in your …

Tough And Universal: Cooking Instructor Nikkia Rhodes Remembers Smoketown Childhood

September 28th, 2018

13:05

“Tough and Universal: Stories of Grit” is a new series from WFPL produced in partnership with IDEAS xLab. In this episode, cooking instructor Nikkia Rhodes talks about her struggles growing up in Louisville’s Smoketown …

Tough And Universal: Law School Graduate Carlos Hernandez Remembers Journey From Cuba To Louisville

October 4th, 2018

18:48

“Tough and Universal: Stories of Grit” is a new series from WFPL produced in partnership with IDEAS xLab. In this episode, recent law school graduate …

Tough And Universal: Longtime Educator Catherine Talbott Is Still Passionate About Teaching

October 11th, 2018

13:06

“Tough and Universal: Stories of Grit” is a new series from WFPL produced in partnership with IDEAS xLab. In this episode, longtime educator Catherine Talbott remembers being among the first students to integrate …

Tough And Universal: For Sally Evans And Paige Harlow, Reconciling Faith And Identity Was A Long Journey

October 19th, 2018

16:25

“Tough and Universal: Stories of Grit” is a new series from WFPL produced in partnership with IDEAS xLab. In this episode, married couple Sally Evans and Paige Harlow talk about how they reconciled their conservative …

Tough And Universal: After Being Shot, Former Football Star Herb Henry Takes Up Wheelchair Basketball

October 26th, 2018

9:14

“Tough and Universal: Stories of Grit” is a new series from WFPL produced in partnership with IDEAS xLab. In this episode, former U of L football star Herb Henry talks about his life after being shot during his freshman …

Tough And Universal: After Health Scare, Asia Ford Lost Nearly Half Her Body Weight

November 2nd, 2018

11:48

“Tough and Universal: Stories of Grit” is a new series from WFPL produced in partnership with IDEAS xLab. In this episode, Louisville mother Asia Ford talks about the moment that made her realize she'd have to …

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