In the Studio: The Secret Sisters

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Laura and Lydia Rogers are The Secret Sisters with a new album produced by T-Bone Burnett called Put Your Needle Down. Their harmonies are reminiscent of early Everly Brothers who happen to be an influence of theirs. In this interview and performance, they talk about how they went from being casual singers and music lovers in their hometown of Florence, Alabama to touring with Paul Simon and being given a song to finish by Bob Dylan. Their trajectory has been remarkable in a very short amount of time!

In the Studio: Nicole Atkins

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Now on her own label, Nicole Atkins continues to reinvent herself with her new album Slow Phaser. The New Jersey native stopped by our studio with her band and talked about the group of songs for the new record and performed some of them as well.

The Whigs on WFPK!

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From Athens, GA., now living in Nashville, we had The Whigs in the studio before their excellent performance at our June Waterfront Wednesday show. We talked about the new album, Modern Creation, and they did some acoustic versions of new songs. Pictured above is a scene from their latest video produced by Wax Fang’s Scott Carney for the song “Hit Me”.

Yakey: The Paws Report, July 16

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Today at 3:30pm for The Paws Report:

Meet Yakey, a handsome, silly six-year-old Labrador Retriever mix. He came to the shelter because his owner could no longer take care of him. Being in the shelter is hard on Yakey, as he really misses being in a home. He adores everyone he meets and loves getting attention. Yakey knows how to sit and is good on a leash. He plays well with children of all ages. If you are looking for an older, good-natured dog, be sure to meet Yakey. Although he’s a little older, he still loves to run and play, but his favorite thing to do is hang out with his person. Yakey is neutered, micro-chipped and up-to-date on all his shots. Meet him at the Kentucky Humane Society’s Main Campus, 241 Steedly Drive. Visit www.kyhumane.org or call 502-366-3355 for more information.

We will also discuss the Working Cats program. Lieh with Apocalypse Brew Works just adopted two Working Cats to keep mice away from the grains at the brewery. The Working Cats program finds homes for cats who don’t qualify for home adoption b/c of behavior issues. We find them suitable indoor/outdoor homes like horse barns, warehouses, and now breweries!

Photos: Sleigh Bells at the Mercury Ballroom

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Photos courtesy of C. Michael Stewart

Biscuit: The Paws Report, July 9

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Our little star on The Paws Report today at 3:30pm:

Biscuit is a handsome Jack Russell Terrier mix with adorable brown spots and sparkling brown eyes. Although he is eight years old, he still has a lot of puppy energy. Biscuit loves to play, especially with balls and rope toys. He is an active dog who would love to be a member of a family who will play with him and take him for walks. In his previous home, Biscuit loved playing with and entertaining older children. If you are looking for a companion with a zest for life who will keep you laughing and entertained, come meet Biscuit. Biscuit is neutered, micro-chipped and up-to-date on vaccinations. Meet Biscuit at the Kentucky Humane Society’s Main Campus, 241 Steedly Drive in Louisville. View all adoptable pets online at www.kyhumane.org or call 502-366-3355 for more information.

In addition, we’ll talk about KHS’s free Pet Help Line. They receive more than 200 calls a month from pet parents wanting help with behavior issues, alternatives to turning pets into shelters, info on low-cost veterinary services, pet food banks and more. The # is 502-509-4PET.