Rusty Satellite 51 – Wayne Estopinal and Craig Buthod

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For our 51st show, featuring guests number 98 and 99, I ventured over to Indiana to talk with Wayne Estopinal about how he engineered moving a professional soccer team to Louisville. The team’s first home game will be sometime in March at Slugger Field, and thousands of local soccer enthusiasts will be there. At least that’s what Wayne says. There’s plenty of construction going on outside the Louisville Free Public Library downtown, so it was odd that we had a hard time finding a quiet place to talk with Library Director Craig Buthod. You’ll learn some interesting facts about how the library works and who is using it. I ask about the progress of construction on the new Southwest branch, and learn how Buthod has adjusted to the city since moving here from Seattle in 1998.

I’m thrilled to be buying a house in Jeffersontown, and you’ll hear a little bit about how ex-Rusty guest Bob Sokoler of Re/Max Properties East is helping me through the process. There’s news at the Courier-Journal, which is once again laying off staffers, among them some long-time veterans of operation at Sixth and Broadway. I can’t figure out why someone like James Quick, a rising sophomore on the U of L football team, would be smoking weed in his on-campus apartment. Nor can I figure out why noted bad kid Joshua Young would call his girlfriend from jail 184 times after a Judge ordered him not to. And why would a guy who owns a horse who won the first two legs of the Triple Crown make such a spectacle of himself after his horse lost the Belmont?

Louisville Family Fun 51 – Summer Reading

summerreadingMost of the area schools have wrapped up for the year or are finishing up today!  Schools out for summer, no need to do anything to get ready for the next school year, right?  WRONG!  Summer can be about learning and fun if you participate with your children in summer reading programs.  Tune in as Maggie chats with LouFamFun literacy guru, Erin Nevitt about reading your way through the summer with your family.

 

Louisville Family Fun 34 – 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

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Do you think that reading 1,000 books before kindergarten sounds daunting?  Let Maggie’s discussion with folks from the Louisville Free Public Library tell you how it’s done and why it matters.  And, Stephanie shares her thoughts on the wonderful services offered by our libraries.

Episode 75 – Startup LIVE! with Todd Earwood, Emily Gimmel, Zack Pennington

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The Louisville Free Public Library is now offering the Treehouse online learning tools to anybody with a library card, and to kick off that service Dan recorded a live panel discussion with TryItLocal.com’s Todd Earwood, The Graceship’s Emily Gimmel, and U.S. Chia’s Zack Pennington. It’s a hour-long discussion with three seasoned entrepreneurs about where they got their interest in entrepreneurship, their biggest challenge they’ve faced, and plenty of great advice on getting something started.