Louisville Public Media

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Louisville Public Media (LPM) is an independent, community supported not-for-profit corporation serving our Louisville metropolitan area with three distinct public radio stations and a newly established investigative unit: 89.3 WFPL News provides local, national and international news, public affairs and cultural programming; Classical 90.5 WUOL is our city’s only classical music and fine arts radio station; 91.9 WFPK Radio Louisville showcases independent, alternative music and an array of musical genres; and the newly established Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting (KyCIR) shines the light of accountability on the people and institutions in power.


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4 Pieces

Burning coal creates coal ash. Sometimes the ash is recycled, but more commonly it's stored in a pond or landfill. In Louisville, Kentucky, residents say that ash is escaping that landfill and contaminating their homes.

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7 Pieces

The series looks at people in their professions and how jobs have helped mold traditions and the culture of Kentucky.

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9 Pieces

Nine features about the health effects of living near the industrial Rubbertown neighborhood in Louisville, Kentucky.

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75 Pieces

Every week on The Guestlist, you'll hear casual, in-depth conversations and guest DJ sets with musicians, comedians, actors, authors, and other notable weirdos. It's like making a new friend at the end of the bar — and finding out they were in your favorite band.

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150 Pieces

Get a complete taste of legendary musicians and up-and-coming bands in these 7 minute interview pieces set to the artists own music. Hosted by Kyle Meredith.

Latest Pieces

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Residents worry they're still being exposed to the toxic waste buried in the Lees Lane Landfill during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

  • Added: Jan 28, 2013
  • Length: 04:09
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The residents of Riverside Gardens, a place built for Louisville residents to escape urban pollution, now have to contend with chemical plants, a p...

  • Added: Jan 28, 2013
  • Length: 04:40
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Scientists know the chemical vinyl chloride causes liver cancer because 26 former Rubbertown workers have died from the disease.

  • Added: Jan 28, 2013
  • Length: 04:38
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Lung and colon cancer rates are higher near Rubbertown than in other comparable neighborhoods, but it's unknown what role the environment plays in ...

  • Added: Jan 28, 2013
  • Length: 04:05
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Determining where odors in Louisville are coming from--and whether they're dangerous--can be complicated.

  • Added: Jan 28, 2013
  • Length: 04:30
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A profile of a community in Louisville plagued by odors and health concerns.

  • Added: Jan 28, 2013
  • Length: 03:49
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A look at how Louisville reduced toxic air emissions with a revolutionary program.

  • Added: Jan 28, 2013
  • Length: 04:34
Caption: In the grain room at the Four Roses Distillery, corn kernels wait for evaluation., Credit: Erica Peterson/WFPL News.
Nearly 90 percent of the corn grown in America is now genetically-modified. That corn ends up in many foods...and increasingly in spirits, like bou...

Bought by NPR Illinois, New Hampshire Public Radio, and WAMC Northeast Public Radio

  • Added: Mar 22, 2012
  • Length: 03:44
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Monument at Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site
Two historical exhibits now open in Louisville, Kentucky explore the state's unique position as a Civil War border state.

Bought by Listenwise

  • Added: Dec 15, 2011
  • Length: 03:50
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Adult pink mucket shells., Credit: Erica Peterson
A look into scientists' efforts to reintroduce an endangered mussel into the Green River in Kentucky.

  • Added: Oct 27, 2011
  • Length: 03:30