The former newspaper reporters of WDRB.com in Louisville, Ky. take listeners inside their stories about business, criminal justice, education, government, infrastructure and more. Episodes are released every Tuesday morning.
Lawrence Smith on McConnell vs. McGrath
Democrat Amy McGrath had a strong Oct. 12 debate performance against U.S. Sen. Maj. Leader Mitch McConnell, but she still faces long odds in her bid to unseat the six-term Kentucky Republican. WDRB political reporter Lawrence Smith breaks down the race, including key points in the debate and how the contest differs from the 2019 governor's race won by Democrat Andy Beshear and from the 2014 McConnell trouncing of Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes.
Why Louisville's business lobby supports the JCPS tax hike
Voters in Louisville aren't just a picking a president and U.S. senator. They're also being asked to weigh in on a 9.5% property tax increase for Jefferson County Public Schools. In the this episode, Iris Wilbur Glick of Greater Louisville Inc. explains why the city's main business group is pushing the tax hike. Chambers of commerce usually aren't enthused about local tax increases. Then, WDRB.com education reporter Kevin Wheatley explains the legal wrangling over the increase and why the results of the voter referendum might not matter.
The Breonna Taylor grand jury tapes
WDRB.com reporters Marcus Green and Chris Otts discuss what we learned -- and what we didn't -- from the release of 15 hours of audio from the Jefferson County grand jury that considered charges against police officers in the tragic shooting death Breonna Taylor.
Louisville's corporate jobs landscape after Papa John's exit
WDRB.com business reporter Chris Otts discusses Louisville-grown Papa John International's decision to decamp for Atlanta and how Louisville has been affected by other corporate moves, mergers and buyouts over the years. What are the lessons of these decisions? What can Louisville do in response?
News Analysis | After Papa John’s burn, Louisville has one way to combat corporate flight
Explaining the Breonna Taylor decision
WDRB.com criminal justice reporter Jason Riley analyzes the Louisville grand jury's decision to charge only one of the three police officers in the Breonna Taylor shooting with wanton endangerment, and the long anticipated investigation by Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron. Plus, Riley discusses what's still ahead in the Taylor case.
Which Louisville judge let police raid that house?
Louisville police could not have burst into Breonna Taylor's apartment, where they fatally shot her in the middle of the night, without a judge's approval. But in Louisville, it's often unclear which judge approved what search warrant. Jake Ryan of the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting and Travis Ragsdale of WDRB News join the show to discuss their special report, "Which Louisville judge let police raid your house? Most signatures are unreadable."
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