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Forward Radio is listener-sponsored, volunteer-powered, community radio WFMP-LP Louisville, Kentucky, broadcasting at 106.5fm and live-streaming at forwardradio.org. We launched in April 9, 2017 as a grassroots media project of the Louisville chapter of the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR). Enjoy this selection of our archived local programs, and if you like what you hear, please donate to keep us on-air at forwardradio.org. It costs $20/day to keep this programming coming your way.

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Forward Radio is listener-sponsored, volunteer-powered, community radio WFMP-LP Louisville, Kentucky, broadcasting at 106.5fm and live-streaming at forwardradio.org. We launched in April 9, 2017 as a grassroots media project of the Louisville chapter of the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR). Enjoy this selection of our archived local programs, and if you like what you hear, please donate to keep us on-air at forwardradio.org. It costs $20/day to keep this programming coming your way.

    Read&Succeed | Ep 4 Part 2 | Sena Jeter Naslund | Ahab's Wife: Or, The Star-Gazer (1999) | 6-3-20

    Read&Succeed | Ep 4 Part 2 | Sena Jeter Naslund | Ahab's Wife: Or, The Star-Gazer (1999) | 6-3-20

    Read&Succeed | Ep 4 Part 2 | Sena Jeter Naslund | Ahab's Wife: Or, The Star-Gazer (1999) | 6-3-20 by FORward Radio

    • 56 min
    Perks Ep. 48 | James Markert | The History Scene, Stephen King, and the Big Screen | 6-3-20

    Perks Ep. 48 | James Markert | The History Scene, Stephen King, and the Big Screen | 6-3-20

    Our guest this week, James Markert, is a Renaissance man. He was a tennis pro for over 20 years, a bookstore owner, a screenwriter, and the author of 5 historical fiction novels. His first novel, A White Wind Blew, focused on some local Louisville history with the story of the Waverly Hills Sanatorium, one of the largest facilities in the country for tuberculosis patients during the TB epidemic in the early 1900s. Now Waverly Hills is known internationally for being the home of the haunted but James’ imagines what life was like for doctors and patients inside its walls. With the success of that book, James went on to write novels about Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl, a chapel in the woods of South Carolina during World War 1, a bourbon distillery after the end of Prohibition, and a hotel for Alzheimer’s patients in California after World War 2. His books are known for combining history with magical realism.

    Markert has also written multiple screenplays with one being made into a movie and has recently given writing TV shows a try.

    James talks to us about the downfalls of doing too much research before writing historical fiction, strange things that happen on the movie set of indie films when you are the screenwriter, what books his high school English teacher introduced him to which turned him into a voracious reader, and what genre he originally wanted to write.

    Books Discussed In This Episode:

    Midnight at the Tuscany Hotel by James Markert
    What Blooms From Dust by James Markert
    All Things Bright and Strange by James Markert
    Angel's Share by James Markert
    A White Wind Blew by James Markert
    The Fireman by Joe Hill
    Strange Weather by Joe Hill
    Locke and Key by Joe Hill
    The Body by Stephen King
    Watership Down by Richard Adams
    The Power of the Dog by Don Winslow
    The Cartel by Don Winslow
    The Outsider by Stephen King
    Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
    If It Bleeds by Stephen King
    Fire in the Hole by Elmore Leonard (short story)

    TV Shows mentioned
    Justified (Hulu)
    Locke and Key (Netflix)

    • 58 min
    Sustainability Now! | Aletha Fields | Candidate For Metro Council District 4 | June 1, 2020

    Sustainability Now! | Aletha Fields | Candidate For Metro Council District 4 | June 1, 2020

    We continue to amp up your excitement for the June 23rd Primary Election as your host, Justin Mog, continues his conversations with Louisville Metro Council candidates who are running in seats that will be decided in the primary. This week we hear from Aletha Fields, a mother of two living children and a 22-year veteran teacher in JCPS, teaching at Iroquois High School. Aretha is endorsed by Kentuckians For The Commonwealth (KFTC) and her platform is based on a Living Wage and a pledge to work for more opportunities for marginalized people in District 4 to create and experience success — success that reflects the entire community, not just a privileged few. Learn more at http://alethafields.com

    District 4 stretches east from 24th Street north of Broadway, to Baxter Ave. and as far south as just south of Burnett Avenue. The District incorporates portions of many neighborhoods including Russell, Central Business District, Smoketown, Shelby Park, Meriwether, Phoenix Hill, Butchertown, Paristown Pointe, Irish Hill, Germantown and Schnitzelburg.

    Go to http://jeffersoncountyclerk.org for info on getting registered to vote (deadline: Tuesday, May 26th) and how to vote, including requesting a mail-in ballot to vote absentee (deadline to request: Tuesday, June 16th)

    Residents of the district will find 6 active candidates for this seat on their Democratic Primary ballots: Ron BOLTON, Aletha FIELDS, Adam CAPERTON, Darryl YOUNG JR., Robert LeVertis BELL, and Jecorey ARTHUR. Note that Dennisha RIVERS will appear on the ballot, but she has dropped out of the race. Note as well, that voters will also find TEN different candidates running against Mitch McConnel for U.S. Senator on the June 23rd ballot!

    As always, our feature is followed by your community action calendar for the week, so get your calendars out and get ready to take action for sustainability NOW!

    Sustainability Now! airs on FORward Radio, 106.5fm, WFMP-LP Louisville, every Monday at 6pm and repeats Tuesdays at 12am and 10am. Find us at http://forwardradio.org

    The music in this podcast is used by permission from the fantastic Louisville band, Appalatin. Explore their inspiring music at http://www.appalatin.com

    • 58 min
    Bench Talk: The Week in Science | SpaceX; The June Sky; Cancer in Appalachia | June 1 2020

    Bench Talk: The Week in Science | SpaceX; The June Sky; Cancer in Appalachia | June 1 2020

    Hear about SpaceX, the first commercial flight to carry astronauts into space. And then, what can we see in the night sky from our backyards this month? Finally, hear Carrigan Wasilchenko of the University of Kentucky's 'Appalachian Career Training in Oncology (ACTION) Program' talk about cancer-related professions.

    Our thanks to the ACTION program for giving us permission to broadcast this essay. You can learn more about ACTION at https://ukhealthcare.uky.edu/markey-cancer-center/research/action. Information about their book, 'The Cancer Crisis in Appalachia: Kentucky Students Take ACTION' is at https://ukhealthcare.uky.edu/markey-cancer-center/research/action/book.

    Thanks to NASA for the clip of the SpaceX launch. It is available at https://www.nasa.gov/feature/spacex-dragon-launches-arrivals-and-departures/.

    Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am.

    Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio/posts/?ref=page_internal

    • 29 min
    Let's Talk 003 How to Change the World 5-31-20 ~0

    Let's Talk 003 How to Change the World 5-31-20 ~0

    Let's look at how to change the world. How does an average guy from Louisville, Kentucky have the nerve to talk about how to change the world? Answer: We are supposed to have a government of the people, by the people and for the people. But yet we don't. We have a government of the powerful, by the powerful and for the powerful. And they (the powerful) are bringing us to the brink of annihilation due to 1) climate change 2) nuclear war and 3) mass extinction.

    So the powers that be are not doing a really good job. It's time for us to remove them from power. But first, we have to rethink everything. We have to look around us and notice how much of what we see is not of, by or for the people. It is of, by and for the powerful.

    So, let's rethink everything and then we can figure out how to change the world.

    • 58 min
    Truth To Power | LG&E's proposed pipeline in Bullitt County | May 31, 2020

    Truth To Power | LG&E's proposed pipeline in Bullitt County | May 31, 2020

    On this week’s Truth To Power, we gather folks into the virtual studio for a community conversation about LG&E's proposed pipeline in Bullitt County. You may be familiar with this issue through the “Save Bernheim” campaign, as the proposed pipeline would run through Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest. Forward Radio’s Justin Mog (Sustainability Now!) and Hart Hagan (The Climate Report / Let’s Talk) discuss the issue with one of the property owners, Christy Collins, as well as Elaine Tanner, Program Director for the Friends For Environmental Justice (http://friendsforenvironmentaljustice.org), and Nancy Tierney, coordinator of the Environmental Justice & Air Quality team of the Jefferson Co. chapter of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth (http://kftc.org).

    Learn more and take action at http://bernheim.org/forestunderthreat

    On Truth to Power each week, we gather Forward Radio programmers and friends to discuss the state of the world, the nation, the state, and the city! It's a community conversation like you won't hear anywhere else!

    Truth to Power airs every Sunday at 4pm, Monday at 2pm, and Tuesday at 9am on Louisville's grassroots, community radio station, Forward Radio 106.5fm WFMP and live streams at http://forwardradio.org

    • 57 min

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