Children's Health
6:02 am
Sat May 4, 2013

Bulletproof Whiteboards And The Marketing Of School Safety

This type of bulletproof whiteboard, produced by the Maryland company Hardwire, has been purchased by a Minnesota school district.
Hardwire, LLC

Originally published on Sat May 4, 2013 8:58 pm

A recent news item out of Minnesota caught our eye: "Bulletproof Whiteboards Unveiled at Rocori Schools."

Bulletproof what? Where?

That would be whiteboards, at the small central Minnesota Rocori School District, which will spend upward of $25,000 for the protective devices produced by a company better known for its military armor products.

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Joseph Lord is a Louisville native who was raised in Jeffersontown. He attended Western Kentucky University before covering public safety and later city government for The Anniston (Ala.) Star. He's also covered education for The Tribune and Evening News in southern Indiana and music and pop culture for Velocity, The Courier-Journal's weekly entertainment magazine. 

 
Most recently, Joseph has been a digital news reporter for The Courier-Journal.
 
Joseph, 32, and his wife, Brandy Warren, have two daughters and live in the St. Joseph neighborhood.

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All Tech Considered
5:51 am
Sat May 4, 2013

Please Don't Delete This Interview About Spam

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Originally published on Sat May 4, 2013 11:53 am

Open up your email on any given morning and you might get two or three notes from friends — and twice as many from people trying to sell you energy pills, offshore real estate or virility enhancers.

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Sports
5:51 am
Sat May 4, 2013

Confessions Of A Kentucky Derby Gate-Crasher

Stephen Johnstone and his niece, Sarah, crashed the Kentucky Derby celebration together in 2008.
Courtesy of Stephen Johnstone

Originally published on Sat May 4, 2013 1:21 pm

On Saturday night, 150,000 people will pack Louisville's Churchill Downs to watch the Kentucky Derby. But only a few will celebrate the victory from the winner's circle.

Stephen Johnstone has experienced that celebration many times. He's been in the winner's circle with the winning families, jockeys and governors — but not once was he invited.

Johnstone is a retired gate-crasher. The first time he crashed the Kentucky Derby was in 1963. Johnstone and several college friends slipped underneath a fence at Churchill Downs.

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U.S.
5:51 am
Sat May 4, 2013

At NRA Convention, Dueling Narratives Displayed With Guns

An ammunition display at the NRA's annual convention in Houston on Friday.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Originally published on Sat May 4, 2013 12:50 pm

The National Rifle Association is holding its annual convention in Houston this weekend. More than 70,000 people are expected to attend for speeches and demos and acres of guns, ammo and camo.

The NRA is coming off of a major victory: the defeat of gun control legislation in the Senate. While the talk in the convention hall is about keeping up the fight and staying true to the Constitution, a small protest against gun violence is being held outside.

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The Two-Way
2:43 am
Sat May 4, 2013

Israel Reportedly Attacked Syrian Target In Airstrike

Originally published on Wed May 8, 2013 9:19 am

Israel has conducted an airstrike against a target in Syria, in an apparent attempt to keep a shipment of missiles from reaching Hezbollah, according to multiple news agencies citing Israeli and U.S. officials.

Israel has not officially confirmed reports that it carried out the attack on a target in Syria, as The Associated Press reports. But the news agency says anonymous Israeli officials have said the attack took place in the early hours of Friday.

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Programming
10:24 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Old Crow Medicine Show Giveaway This Week

Tune in this week for your opportunity to win tickets to see Old Crow Medicine Show at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on Wednesday, May 15.

Studio B
10:11 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Live this Thursday the 9th at 11am: THE HOWLIN' BROTHERS

The Howlin' Brothers come to us from Ithaca, NY by way of Nashville, TN (on their way to shows in Charlotte, Greenville, and Asheville this weekend.)  The trio plays a mashup of bluegrass, blues, a touch of jazz, and old-time vaudeville on a variety of stringband instruments plus harmonica.  Warren Haynes takes part in their new release Howl, which was produced by Brendan Benson of the Raconteurs. 

New Tunes at Two
10:10 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

New Releases Featured This Week, May 6-9, 2-3pm

Monday the 6th: JAMES COTTON - Cotton Mouth Man...

Tuesday the 7th: BOBBY MCFERRIN - SpiritYouAll...

Wednesday the 8th: WARREN HOOD BAND - (self-titled)...

Thursday the 9th: AOIFE O'DONOVAN - Fossils

Spindale Cycle
10:06 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Monday Night May 6th at 8pm: ART BLAKEY QUINTET - A Night at Birdland (Vol. 1)

We take you back to this legendary NYC venue on Feb. 21st, 1954, between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m.

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