Rusty Satellite 223 – Mike Rutherford and Norm Stamper

Rusty welcomes the authors of two fascinating books into the Louisville.am studios this week. First up is Mike Rutherford, creator of the Card Chronicle, half of the Ramsey and Rutherford sports talk show, and the author of 100 Things Louisville Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die. The timing of the book’s release is odd, given it has a foreword from Rick Pitino. But there’s also a chapter entitled “What Did Freedom Hall Smell Like” and other gems that make it a must-read for Card fans.
Norm Stamper visited the city this week to talk about his ideas for fixing America’s police, a concept that hasn’t been universally accepted by local police forces. He did a media tour here and a town hall in the West End, My friend Chris Thieneman brought him here because he was inspired by Stamper’s ideas
In the news, I was sad to see the announcement that there’s an end in sight for the popular Hometown Heroes banner series. And while I was shocked, and pleased, to see Republican Sen. Dan Seum get behind a plan to legalize marijuana to help solve the state’s pension crisis, it was no surprise to hear mini-Trump Gov. Matt Bevin proclaim that two things aren’t going to happen during his term — the legalization of marijuana or the advent of casino gambling.
The big events I’m up for this week are the Garvin Gate Blues Festival and the U of L football game at Noon Saturday. And don’t forget the Aviation Heritage Festival at Bowman Field. Thanks for downloading the show, and please tell your friends to give it a listen. .

Rusty Satellite 222 – Alex Reymundo and Campbell Boyer

The most interesting podcast in the ‘Ville is back for a 222nd week — with a couple of special guests. Alex Reymundo’s life is fascinating if only for the fact that he has two incredible, and successful, careers. As one of the Latin Kings of Comedy, he’s been featured on cable TV specials and has traveled the world as a performer. But he’s also a co-owner of Number Juan tequila. That’s a story you have to hear right here.

You can join me and Alex at the Number Juan Comedy Show Friday at Mango’s on Dutchmans Parkway.

Campbell Boyer is a big kid who likes to play with things — so five years ago he organized the Louisville Mini Maker Faire to give locals a chance to join him to create cool stuff — using Virtual Reality, Drones and other tech tools. This year the Faire moves to Fourth Street Live! for the first time, and includes Big Kid hours with music and brews.

I’ve dore more than 400 interviews as part of this podcast, and you can listen to all of them in our archive. This week, it might be interesting to go back to some special guests — like Angela Leet, the Metro Council member who announced this week she’s running for Mayor on a “We don’t need more bike lanes” campaign. With all that’s going on at U of L, it would be a good time to search the Rusty archives to hear interviews with Tom Jurich and Kenny Klein. Also, changes in local sports talk radio involve John Ramsey, and Matt Jones is the subject of a lawsuit brought by a referee.

The Metro Council voted this week to get behind the proposed soccer stadium on 40 acres in Butchertown, with a big boost of support from Greater Louisville Inc. chief Kent Oyler.

The weekend starts early with a U of L football game at NC State, and continues with the ever-popular St. James Court Art Show. Thanks for tuning in to the Rusty Satellite, the most interesting podcast in the ‘Ville, and please recommend it to your friends.

Fortyish 64 – A Few Things To Make Life Better

Let’s face it, at our age, we’ve learned a few things in life but still have more we could take away from the day-to-day to make things just a little…smoother. As an entrepreneur, Stephanie found a great blog post on things to cut out in order to improve life and business so she and Dan go through it to weigh in on where they are with that stuff.

Rusty Satellite 221 – Gill Holland and Pat MacDonald

I know, I know.  That whole University of Louisville shake-up has you all shook up. But let Rusty distract you with two of the most interesting people in the ‘Ville. Regular Rusty listeners know Gill Holland from his appearance in Show #11, and then again last year when he was running for Metro Council. Nowadays Gill is doing important work in Portland while celebrating the 15th anniversary of SonaBlast Records at the 9th annual NuLu Festival this weekend.

In a few weeks, you’ll want to check out the Aviation Heritage Festival at Bowman Field, an event whose creation and organization wouldn’t have happened without veteran pilot Pat MacDonald, whose story of growing up and living in the shadow of the airport is an interesting tale.

Yes, I do address the bubbling controversy at U of L, including the departure of Tom Jurich and Rick Pitino, and feel some sympathy for those of you taking the news hard. Things will get better, I promise.

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The Crunch Zone 97 – Post-Clemson, Pre-Kent

TCZ was without Mark Blakenbaker  so Joe Kelly attempted to man the wheel with Dave Scull, LJ, & introducing TCZ’s little brother Matt McGavic. The guys talked Clemson, went off the rails, regathered and talked Kent State, finishing with Dr. Colby from AcuBalance in Middletown for Dudes Talking. Dr. Colby walks us through how he fixed TBG’s back and why TBG’s left hand no longer shakes simply using needles, & Fire Cupping

Rusty Satellite 220 – Shadwick Wilde and Peggy Noe Stevens

‘Tis the season for football and festivals around here, and we’re fired up for a big one — the long-awaited Bourbon and Beyond down at Champions Park. There are talented chefs, experts in bourbon and of course a musical lineup of acts not seen around here since Forecastle.

Rusty is all in for seeing Jonny Lang and Trombone Shorty, but is fortunate enough to have persuaded Peggy Noe Stevens to come by the Louisville.am studios for a lesson in mixing bourbon and women. Stevens spent many years in high-profile corporate hospitality positions at Brown-Forman before going out on her own a decade ago. That decision was a rousing success, as today she counts distilleries as clients and operates the Bourbon Women Association.

Shadwick Wilde spends much of his time on the road, touring with his band Quiet Hollers, but is playing a rare local show in Old Louisville on Saturday. I talk with Shadwick after band practice about music, life and surviving. Quiet Hollers just released its third album, thanks to some support from SonaBlast Records.

I found some similarities in Wilde’s life to another fiercely independent and driven musician – Bruce Springsteen, whose biography I’m currently enthusiastically reading.

In the news, a planned athletic facility in West Louisville adds to the momentum already underway in the Russell neighborhood. And while the Louisville Cardinals failed in their big test against Clemson last week, they’ll be back at it at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on Saturday, while UK takes on Florida in Lexington.

Fortyish 62 – Supporting Your Spouse In the Busy Season

If you listen to the show, you know that life has been a little….nuts for Dan. Stephanie agreed to bring in Megan Bayles Bartley, licensed family therapist, to talk about how to stay connected with your spouse when it seems like there’s 10 pounds of sugar and a 5 pound bag. This is a must listen if you feel like you’re living with a roommate, not a husband or wife.