Rusty Satellite 85 – Will Russell and Sean Vandevander

RS85WillRussellrs85SeanVandevenderTired of snow and cold and cancellations? Well, neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night would keep the Rusty Satellite Show from arriving safely online on Thursday mornings.
Our most interesting person of the week is Will Russell, he of Lebowski Fest and Why Louisville fame, who invited me over to his basement/playroom to talk about his really cool project, Funtown Mountain. Hear about how Will is giving Cave City’s famed roadside attraction new life.
I braved frigid temps to go to the Garage Bar for a talk with Sean Vandevender, who is doing important work on sustainability with his entrepreneurial venture, EcoBridge Industries. He’s also a former political lobbyist, so you’ll get to hear his answer to my question — what do lobbyists do? And there’s an update on the legality of hemp in Kentucky.
in media news, we’re sorry to hear about the latest physical setback for beloved WAVE-TV anchor Dawne Gee. And down at Sixth and Broadway, it’s another step toward irrelevance as the paper closes its Washington bureau and asks all its reporters to reapply for their jobs. No one likes bad weather during Sweeps Month more than TV station GMs. And I look ahead to the Healing Place’s Celebrate Freedom Dinner and the city’s best Oscar party. All on a great episode of the Rusty Satellite Show.

Rusty Satellite 80 – Emily McCay and Stephen George










We’re talking with and about people, interesting people, on this week’s Rusty Satellite Show.

My first guest is Emily McCay, who operates a thriving business in the Highlands on Bardstown Road. This business just reached a major milestone, having delivered one million diapers to growing families in the area. Emily’s business has a green message about natural parenting as well.

I’ve know Stephen George since he was the editor at LEO Weekly. Since then, he’s worked in media in Nashville and for Rep. John Yarmuth in our nation’s capital. Now he’s returned home as News Editor at Insider Louisville, a really good move for the online media outlet. We talk about local media and his plans for reporting on business at IL.

I made note of some other newsworthy folks this week — Metro Councilman Dan Johnson has more money woes and ex-Male principal David Mike won’t go away. The new Miss Kentucky is a U of L volleyball player who won the pageant in her first attempt. And I got to hear from one of our city’s business kingpins, Signature Healthcare’s Joe Steier, at the Breakfast of Champions. And Wild and Woolly, one of the city’s last video stores, is closing down. Thanks for downloading another great episode of the Rusty Satellite Show.

Louisville Family Fun 71 – The 5th Anniversary Party

YOU want to come to our partyLouisville Family Fun just turned 5!  And what do all five-year-olds do best?  Birthday Parties!  We are throwing a party that’s a fun variety show for the entire family and it ALL benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana.  Tune in and hear all about it!  Tickets and event information available online:







Louisville Family Fun 70 – Shopping Locally In Louisville

localshoppingAre you still shopping for that perfect gift?  How about finding a new-to-you locally owned shop to browse and find something extra special? Tune in and hear about LouFamFun’s 2014 Top 10 list for locally owned stores.  Read more about it at:








Louisville Family Fun 67 – Simpsonville Parks and Rec

christruelocksimpsonvilleJourney east to Simpsonville. This small Kentucky town has big time parks and recreation programming.  We’re impressed and bet you will be too.  Tune in as Maggie interviews Chris Truelock from Simpsonville Parks and Recreation.







Louisville Family Fun 66 – Yew Dell Gardens

jackiegulbeyewdellKentucky is just beautiful and we could probably make an entire podcast series about the natural beauty in many parks and areas around the state.  On this episode, we focus in on Yew Dell Gardens in Crestwood in Oldham County.  It’s a gem – listen in and see why!







Louisville Family Fun 64 – Halloween In Louisville


BOO! It’s almost Halloween time and parents are gearing up to steal candy from their kids. Oh, I mean take their kids trick or treating.  Listen in as Stephanie and Maggie tell you all of the spooky sweet things that are happening around Kentuckiana for families looking for a haunt or Hershey bar!

Louisville Family Fun 63- The Jugband Jubilee

jugbandpicWhat rhymes with free? Jugband Jubilee!  A throwback music event that is celebrating it’s 10th year will take place this September and you need to know about it.  We all know that Louisville is the place to be in the fall and on September 20th, we know you’ll want to be at the Jugband Jubilee after you tune in and hear all about it. You can get more info here:









Louisville Family Fun 62 – Fall Festivals In Louisville

loufallfestsIt’s post Labor Day in Louisville so that means the slew of fall festivals begins. Each year, publishes a long list of all of the awesome fall festivals for families so you can take your pick.  Tune in as Stephanie and Maggie discuss their favorites and give some tips.  See the list here:



Louisville Family Fun 61 – Louisville Science Center

HannahScienceCenterWe know that the Kentucky Science Center is a go-to for field trips and rainy day fun, but they really do have something going on everyday that’s different and exciting. We are chatting on this podcast with the Kentucky Science Center about what they have going on so that you can show your kids that science and family fun go hand in hand!