Rusty Satellite 237 – Laura Wallace and Julie Roberts, with co-host Carolyn McLean

Rusty welcomes Carolyn McLean into the studio as guest co-host, and she brought a bottle of wine. So she’s definitely going to be invited back. We teased a potential new project and blasted local school officials for calling off classes for the third day in a row.
My first guest, Laura Wallace, was once referred to as the “Oh Shit” girl. That means that, as the city’s only independent concierge, she can save you if you forget an anniversary or need to impress a client at the last minute. She’s also one of the city’s biggest boosters, and comes armed with some interesting stories from her eight years as an entrepreneur.
Julie Roberts was named Director of Development for the Kentucky Center for the Arts last summer, and dived right in to expanding the organization’s footprint, including the upcoming Paristown Pointe project off East Broadway. We talk about the potential effect of Gov. Bevin’s announcement that he’s planning to cut the state’s contribution to the non-profit, along with dozens of other organizations.
I have an update on my ongoing feud over short-term rentals in Jeffersontown, and Carolyn and I have the lowdown on some local media developments, as well as our experiences at a few additions to the local dining scene.
It’s all here in the 237th consecutive weekly episode of the Rusty Satellite Show, brought to you by Passport Health Plan and Platinum Panel.

TheCrunchZone Podcast: Basketball Is Fun Again, And the Football Schedule is OUT!

ThatBoysGood, Biggest Biscuit, LJ & Mark are back and they are happy about basketball in the Ville.  The Men’s team has had an incredible week with two road wins and the women’s team is 19-0.  Also Football has its schedule and LJ breaks down the recent football events.  Dudes Talking was dream college road games/match-ups.

Rusty Satellite 236 – Matthew Gilles and Mo McKnight Howe

Join me in Portland as I sit down with Matthew Gilles, known for the Foam Gnomes that adorn his building and trucks that promote Louisville Spray Foam Insulation. But the Central City native has a colorful history that includes a stint as a scuba instructor. In addition to his history as a local contractor, Gilles has become an investor in Portland properties, and is optimistic about the area’s future.

You remember Mo McKnight Howe from her appearance here as the owner of Revelry Gallery in NuLu. I checked in with her to talk about the successful Airbnb enterprise she and her husband operate down the street from Revelry. We talk about NuLu’s growth and the effect of all those new hotel rooms opening in 2018.

In the last week, two former Rusty Satellite guests made big career moves. Chris Poynter left the Mayor’s Office for a big new job at Brown-Forman, while Stephen Reily accepted the permanent spot as the director of the Speed Museum. There’s a threat of snow for the weekend, so you can find out here where it’s approved to take your sled. And I talk about some potential changes at my media operation.

It’s all in another interesting episode, brought to you by Passport Health Plan and


Fortyish 74 – Goals? What Are Goals?

Stephanie totally shot down the opportunity to talk about goals and/or resolutions because…well….that’s how she lives every day. Dan, on the other hand, needs to at least write a few things down and (briefly) revisits what he did or didn’t do in 2017. Plus…it’s super cold in the studio and there are a few lamentations.

Rusty Satellite 235 – Theresa Reno-Weber and Carolyn McLean

The first Rusty Satellite Show of 2018 features a couple of wonderful women. Long-time listeners remember Theresa Reno-Weber from her 2016 appearance in which she talked of her fascinating job making Metro Government more efficient. A year ago, she took on a new challenge — as president and CEO of the Metro United Way.

Please listen to the podcast, and come meet Theresa at Tuesday’s Breakfast of Champions, where she’ll give additional insight into her work and the mission of the United Way.

I was thrilled when Carolyn McLean called me a few weeks ago to tell me a cool story about how her June 2014 appearance on the Rusty Satellite Show impacted her life recently. Listen in to hear that one, plus details of how she’s left corporate America to bravely make it on her own.

In addition, we’re talking about what’s head in what promises to be an exciting 2018 for Louisville, and I touch on some stores in the news. Join me, and tell your friends, about the Rusty Satellite Show, home of the most interesting people in the ‘Ville.

Fortyish 73 – What A Year for THIS guy!

It’s the end of the year and Stephanie had some obligations, so Dan brought in a ringer. His friend Eric has had a year so he sat down to tell his story and shed some light on how he’s dealt with the death of his mother, a separation from his wife, his only child leaving the nest, and professional challenges. It’s an encouraging way to end 2017 on a surprising upbeat note. If you’re going through some stuff – give this a listen and hopefully find some inspiration.

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Rusty Satellite 234 – Gabe Duverge and Caroline Knop

We’re putting a bow on another 52 episodes of the Rusty Satellite Show with a look back, and a peak ahead. Before we let 2017 go for good, Caroline Knop and I talk about some of the memorable guests we’ve had on the show, from Mayor Greg Fischer to Santa Pat Meehan, from extraordinary entrepreneurs to folks with really important jobs, from actors and musicians to record-setters in athletics.

But first, there are a couple of pretty big ballgames coming up this weekend, so I invited U of L superfan Gabe Duverge into the studio to get the lowdown. Friday at 1, it’s the Battle of the Bluegrass in Lexington, as the Cards and Cats renew their heated rivalry. And on Saturday, we’ll be glued to the TV broadcast of the Cards’ TaxSlayer Bowl contest against Mississippi State in Jacksonville. Listen in for Gabe’s take on both games.

For those who don’t know Caroline, she’s a PR maven who is the Rusty Satellite Show’s chief guest finder. She is on the front line of the many of the city’s biggest events, always finding ways to get her clients mentioned in local media. And she’s a lot of fun, too.

Caroline takes us into 2018, previewing a few events including the Fifth Annual Tailspin Festival coming in February.

It was a great 2017 here at the Rusty Satellite Show, and I’m looking forward to meeting some of the city’s most interesting people again in 2018. Happy New Year!