In the Studio: Shovels and Rope

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Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst, collectively known as Shovels and Rope, dropped by the studio before their Waterfront Wednesday set to reveal a very direct musical connection their last album O’ Be Joyful has to Louisville.

In the Studio: Tim Easton

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Singer-songwriter Tim Easton came by the WFPK studio before his Waterfront Wednesday set for a couple of songs and a little chat.

WFPK Reggae Block Party

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Bring the entire family to the WFPK Reggae Block Party Sunday, September 7th!  World Force Reggae hosts, Benny and Ibuka, will be broadcasting live from  Headliners beginning at 2pm!

Tickets are ONLY $3 in advance and $5 day of show. Click here to order, pick them up at Headliners box office or here, at the WFPK reception desk, 619 S. 4th Street (8:30-5:30 M-F…cash only at the front desk).

We’ll be collecting new gender-neutral backpacks at the door for Blessings in a Backpack!

Here’s how the day will unfold:
1:00pm – Doors open
2-4 – Music on the lot provided by Matt Anthony and DJ Fyah P with jerk chicken on the grill prepared by our very on Ibuka!
2:30 – Kids activities inside
3:30 – Kids activities inside
4-4:45 – Live set by PMA (Positive Mental Attitude)
5:00 – Broadcast ends…stay and party with DJ Benny!

More info on PMA: Official Site | Facebook | Twitter

Thanks to our sponsors!

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Photos: Rock ‘n’ Stroll With Rodrigo y Gabriela

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Photos courtesy of Alix Mattingly and C. Michael Stewart

In the Studio: Ben Sollee

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I had the chance to interview cellist and singer/songwriter Ben Sollee before his performance at WFPK Waterfront Wednesday. He played a brand new song for us called Steeples and reflected on how he came to be a cellist.

Moose: The Paws Report, August 20

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Today at 3:30pm on The Paws Report:

Moose is a gorgeous two-year-old solid gray cat who came to the Kentucky Humane Society with his “girlfriend” and their four kittens; they were surrendered by their owner, who had too many animals to care for. Now all are spayed and neutered (thank goodness!), and all are ready for adoption. Moose is a gregarious, social kitty who is often the first cat to greet a new visitor at the Cat Colony Room. He will confidently jump up into the newcomer’s lap and give a “head butt” to show his appreciation for the visit. Although his name makes him sound like a large kitty, he’s really a medium-sized cat at nine pounds. Got cats at home? No problem! Moose gets along with other felines. If you are looking for a cool cat, meet Moose. He is neutered, micro-chipped and up-to-date on vaccinations. Visit him at the Kentucky Humane Society’s Main Campus, 241 Steedly Drive, Louisville. View all adoptable pets at www.kyhumane.org or call 502-366-3355 for more information.

Also, KHS and LMAS are offering a joint adoption special Thursday-Sunday, Aug 21-24. Learn more at http://www.kyhumane.org/aug-2014-special.