Global eyes are on renewed racial justice protests in the US, with demonstrations again erupting in several cities around the country in response to Wednesday’s announced decision not to charge Kentucky police officers for the shooting death of Breonna Taylor. And, Hong Kong police arrested Joshua Wong and a second pro-democracy activist on Thursday for having joined a rally last October. Also, North Korean troops shot and killed a South Korean official allegedly trying to defect to Pyongyang.
For decades, Jack Fox and Carolyn Hopkins worked in the voiceover industry and have left their audio mark around the country. Their names may be unknown, but their gentle reminders and warnings may sound familiar to those who frequent airports or the New York Subway system.
Sue Grafton grew up pulling noir crime fiction off her father's shelves in their Louisville home. But it wasn't until she was in her 40s, already a published novelist and Hollywood screenwriter, that she tried her hand at the genre.
The audience for horse racing in the United States is declining. According to insiders, even the sport's strongest supporters are loathe to recommend racing to their friends as something worth spending time on. But there are ideas for embracing technology that some hope will turn the sport's fortunes.
Teams, not solo stars, from the United States and Europe go head to head in Louisville, Kentucky, to play for golf's Ryder Cup. The United States has lost five out of the last six Ryder Cups, and the pressure is on their young team.
Almost one year ago, The Takeaway began calling donors hoping to find the difference between giving a candidate money and giving them your vote. We found Pat Gallagher, a former Republican who donated $500 to Obama.
President Obama hit his half-year mark, and The Takeaway is asking the public how they think he is measuring up. Joining our roundtable of voters are Tracey Rousey, Alice Craft-Kerney, Brian Hinkle, and Pat Gallagher.
They voted for Obama in 2008. Pat Gallagher from Louisville, Alice Craft-Kerney from New Orleans, and Illya Davis from Atlanta join us to talk about their feelings about President Obama at the halfway mark of his first term.
The search is on for the best way to remove oil from the Gulf of Mexico. Bacteria that live in the ocean are effective at clean-up, but some companies are developing "super bacteria" to try to speed up the process.
Louisville, Kentucky's library director, Craig Buthod, has reinvented the libraries into community education centers and developed a program that combines student IDs, bus tickets and library cards. He is the 2010 Librarian of the Year.