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This is the fifth of several youth talk shows WFPL has planned as part of The Next Louisville, supported by the Community Foundation of Louisville and WE Day Kentucky. In it, students Fernanda Scharfenberger, Bayley Amburgey, Scotty Monteith an
This is the fourth of several youth talk shows WFPL has planned as part of The Next Louisville, supported by the Community Foundation of Louisville and WE Day Kentucky. In it, students Zina Alyasseri, Zainab Alyasseri, Sean Waddell and Tyce Hal
This is the third of several youth talk shows WFPL has planned as part of The Next Louisville, supported by the Community Foundation of Louisville and WE Day Kentucky. In it, students Emily Slaven and Ariana Tulay have a frank conversation abou
On May 23, we held an hour-long discussion in our performance studio on young adult homelessness. Joining us were Natalie Harris of the Coalition for the Homeless, Joe Hamilton of the Home of the Innocents and Metro Chief Resilience Officer Eri
Young adulthood is a formative phase of life, but for those experiencing homelessness, it can be especially challenging. The number of young adults without housing in Louisville is lower than it was, but local organizations are working to push
In this installment of the Next Louisville, just in time for Derby week, we meet a young Guatemalan immigrant to Louisville who found her first job tending horses on the backside of Churchill Downs. This student is part of a local Latino tradit
This is the second of several youth talk shows WFPL has planned as part of The Next Louisville, supported by the Community Foundation of Louisville and WE Day Kentucky. It features four youth from our community talking about volunteerism.
Kentucky youth are mobilizing to take action on climate change. In this installment of the Next Louisville--a partnership between 89.3 WFPL and the Community Foundation of Louisville--we follow a 17-year-old high school student and a 24-year-ol
This is the first of several youth talk shows WFPL has planned as part of The Next Louisville, supported by the Community Foundation of Louisville and WE Day Kentucky; it features four youth from our community talking about race and identity.
Traumatic experiences - like what the Tyus family in Louisville has been through - are associated with long-term consequences, including health problems and behavioral outbursts in school. And trauma can affect YOUNG people more severely than a
The term “contact sport” probably conjures images of traditionally masculine activities like football or men’s hockey. But in Louisville, there's another option: the River City Junior Roller Derby team. As WFPL’s Ashlie Stevens reports as part
The play "Pipeline" tells the story of Omari, a young black teenager, and the fallout after he shoves a teacher at his elite private school. This hour-long conversation unpacks the larger issues that inform the play, like the so-called "school-
For the latest installment of The Next Louisville — a partnership with the Community Foundation of Louisville — Louisville Public Media Interim President Stephen George interviewed Louisville Urban League CEO Sadiqa Reynolds. The event was held
Several of Louisville’s poorest neighborhoods are marked by concentrated poverty, created by factors like low income, few jobs, poor education and bad health. This means many residents are stuck in places like Russell and Portland. But others c
Public transit can be a desirable, and affordable, commute option for city dwellers without cars. But in Louisville, taking a bus often means making a significant time investment. And experts and observers say a lack of extensive transit option
For generations, houses of worship across all denominations have played a prominent role in helping those in need in struggling neighborhoods and beyond. Sean Cannon | wfpl.org The Next Louisville: Poverty & Progress That not only includes prov
Like most American cities, Louisville’s neighborhoods have been shaped by the past century of housing policies. And those policies have helped accentuate economic divides, creating today’s map of economic inequality. That’s examined nationally
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said Wednesday that he will unveil a new city-wide cleanliness initiative this spring that he hopes will address disparities in litter problems. In an interview Wednesday, Fischer said an assessment is already unde
Sharon Cissell squints her eyes and points out to the street. From her porch, she can see just beyond the curb, where a needle lies next to a discarded paper cup. The needle’s bright orange cap is an unmistakable, yet unremarkable, sight in the
Phyllis Atiba Brown is in the kitchen of the Spradling Urban Development Center in Smoketown; a small, concrete daycare facility decorated with wooden cut-outs of “Rugrats” characters and animal posters. She’s making trays of macaroni and chees
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