This week’s Most Interesting People in the ‘Ville are Steve Coomes and John Nation. Steve is an acclaimed food writer who knows everyone in the local restaurant industry, and they certainly know him. I ask Steve about the best restaurants in town, how much fun it is eating and drinking free stuff all the time and about the book he’s working on. You may not know John Nation, but you’ve seen his photographs. John’s latest project is a book, “One Hundred Fascinating Louisville Women” that includes John’s portraits. They’re great. John was the staff photographer at Louisville magazine for 35 years. In addition, I give my two cents on a local journalism panel and talk about Rand Paul’s problems with plagiarism.
Rusty spent some time in Old Louisville this week. First up, it’s Mike Berry, the longtime chief of the award-winning festival, who talks about being in a Flash Mob and how it’s only 25 weeks until Thunder #25. Larry Muhammad has made the transition from Courier-Journal reporter to playwright, and has a show about legendary Henry Bain opening Nov. 15 in New Albany. Listen up to learn about the man behind the famous sauce. Also, I talk about the importance of Klout scores, how good the U of L basketball team is going to be, and wonder why so many Hollywood heavyweights are investing in the Kentucky U.S. Senate Race. All this on the show featuring “the most interesting people in the ‘Ville.”
Rick goes to the best place in town to buy worm poop, Fresh Start Growers Supply, and talks with Steve Paradis about local farming and the healthy food movement. Later, he goes to a bar, of course, to talk with the Bar Belle, Sara Havens, about the LEO Readers Choice awards. In the news, Rick connects two sports stories — criticism of U of L women’s lacrosse coach and the KHSAA’s unfortunate statement on shaking hands after games — to point out that tough coaches and sportsmanship should be a part of the sports landscape. Plus, Rick just finished reading “David and Goliath” by one of his favorite writers, Malcolm Gladwell, and about how Rick Pitino first learned to overcome a talent deficit on the court.
Rick talks with St. James Art show director Margue Esrock about what to expect this weekend. He also visits with hemp proponent Mose Putney about that controversial crop and it’s place in Kentucky agriculture. Those interviews plus Rick’s take on the news of the week.
This week Rick talks with WHAS-TV news anchor Claudia Coffey, a Louisville native who has done a story on human trafficking that points out a problem you might not think really exists here. Plus, there’s a conversation with Idea Festival founder Kris Kimel about the phenomenal growth of that annual event. Rick went to a few sessions before recording the podcast. Rick has a take on a scandal in Frankfort and some local media news.
Rick takes the time to sit down with Metro Councilman Jerry Miller to talk about his political future. At the outset of the Jeffersontown Gaslight Festival, he also sits with John Cosby to talk about what’s going on during the event.
Fresh off of the Champions Breakfast, U of L Baseball coach Dan McDonnell sits with rick to talk about leadership and how to get to where you want to be and John Y. Brown III visits the studio to talk about his book “Musings From The Middle”. Plus, Rick shares his thoughts on the UofL/UK football game.
Rick talks with the “Mayor of NULU” and proponent of the Portland neighborhood, Gill Holland and also welcomes in Kirsty Gaukel from Actors Theatre to talk about what’s going on with that venerable organization.