Devin Katayama http://weku.fm en Kentucky's Child Abuse Panel Requesting $420,000 http://weku.fm/post/kentuckys-child-abuse-panel-requesting-420000 <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">An independent Kentucky panel in charge of reviewing child abuse cases is requesting $420,000 from the state’s budget to perform its duties. &nbsp;The Child Fatality and Near Fatality&nbsp;Review Panel was created following criticism of accountability and transparency in the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, which deals with child abuse cases. &nbsp;<a href="http://wfpl.org/post/kentuckys-child-abuse-panel-requesting-420000-meet-goals" target="_blank">Read more...</a></p><p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 18:44:11 +0000 Devin Katayama & Kentucky Public Radio 51530 at http://weku.fm UK-Kosair Pediatric Partnership Called "Absolute Nonsense" http://weku.fm/post/uk-kosair-pediatric-partnership-called-absolute-nonsense <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">The University of Louisville is giving Norton Healthcare 30 days to back out of an agreement with the University of Kentucky to jointly operate Kosair Children's Hospital.&nbsp;<a href="http://wfpl.org/post/university-louisville-blasts-planned-collaboration-between-childrens-hospitals" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Norton announced the partnership last week</a>, saying it wanted to strengthen pediatric care in the commonwealth. This surprised U of L officials, who have also been trying to negotiate a similar contract with Norton. “The very fact that Norton made that announcement absent any discussion with the U of L and has touted it as being, It’s all about better pediatric care, is absolutely nonsense," says&nbsp;David Dunn,&nbsp;UofL's executive vice president of health affairs. &nbsp;<a href="http://wfpl.org/post/u-l-says-norton-healthcare-must-end-agreement-kosair-childrens-hospital-uk" target="_blank">Read more...&nbsp;</a></p><p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 15:40:37 +0000 Devin Katayama & Kentucky Public Radio 49256 at http://weku.fm UK-Kosair Pediatric Partnership Called "Absolute Nonsense" Confessions Of A Kentucky Derby Gate-Crasher http://weku.fm/post/confessions-kentucky-derby-gate-crasher 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.<p>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.<p>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.<p>He celebrated throughout the day, made a few bets. Sat, 04 May 2013 09:51:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 43691 at http://weku.fm Confessions Of A Kentucky Derby Gate-Crasher Kentuckiana Works Hosts 8th Annual Youth Showcase Saturday http://weku.fm/post/kentuckiana-works-hosts-8th-annual-youth-showcase-saturday <p><a href="http://wfpl.org/post/kentuckiana-works-hosts-8th-annual-youth-showcase-saturday" target="_blank">Over 1,000 unemployed youths </a>are expected to attend KentuckianaWorks 8th annual Youth Opportunity Showcase Saturday to meet potential employers face to face. “If you get there before 10, you’ll see people lined up outside the door waiting to get in. It’s a little bit like the Macy’s wedding sale where you would see people rushing the door at ten o’clock," says Michael Gritton,&nbsp;​executive director of KentuckyianaWorks, the&nbsp;federally mandated body overseeing job training and placement in the region.</p><p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 18:26:53 +0000 Devin Katayama & Kentucky Public Radio & Devin K 39941 at http://weku.fm Kentuckiana Works Hosts 8th Annual Youth Showcase Saturday Child Abuse Review Panel Bill Passes House Committee http://weku.fm/post/child-abuse-review-panel-bill-passes-house-committee <p><a href="http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-child-abuse-review-panel-bill-passes-house-committee" target="_blank">A bill solidifying a panel</a> to review child death and near death cases passed Kentucky’s House Health and Welfare Committee Thursday. Gov. Steve Beshear created an external government panel by executive order last year to review certain child abuse cases. The order—<a href="http://wfpl.org/post/gov-beshear-establishes-child-fatality-review-panel">established in the summer of 2012</a>—followed a failed attempt by the General Assembly to pass a bill that would have established a similar panel. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 16:28:44 +0000 Devin Katayama & Kentucky Public Radio & Devin K 39934 at http://weku.fm Louisville's Cyclo-Cross Elite Championship Races Moved to Saturday http://weku.fm/post/louisvilles-cyclo-cross-elite-championship-races-moved-saturday <p><a href="http://wfpl.org/post/louisvilles-cyclo-cross-elite-championship-races-moved-saturday" target="_blank">The</a><a href="http://wfpl.org/post/cyclo-cross-championship-takes-us-storm-mud-and-sand"> best of the best </a><a href="http://wfpl.org/post/louisvilles-cyclo-cross-elite-championship-races-moved-saturday" target="_blank">cyclo-cross</a> racers will now race Saturday after it was determined that Louisville's Eva Bandman&nbsp;cyclo-cross&nbsp;course could potentially flood Sunday from water levels in the Ohio River. "The projections are by Sunday that Beargrass Creek will come over its banks and flood the lower part of the course," said Karl Schmidtt, executive director of Louisville Sports Commission. Fri, 01 Feb 2013 17:40:47 +0000 Devin Katayama & Kentucky Public Radio 39228 at http://weku.fm Louisville's Cyclo-Cross Elite Championship Races Moved to Saturday Louisville Hosts Cyclo-Cross World Championships this Weekend http://weku.fm/post/louisville-hosts-cyclo-cross-world-championships-weekend <p><a href="http://wfpl.org/post/cyclo-cross-championship-takes-us-storm-mud-and-sand" target="_blank">While many Americans will be tuning</a> into the Super Bowl on Sunday, there's another big sports competition this weekend: the Cyclo-Cross World Championships. This weekend's event, in Louisville, Ky., marks the first time in its 60-year history that the world championships will be held outside of Europe. Cyclo-cross, a grueling sport requiring riders to traverse mud, sand and other obstacles, is growing rapidly in the U.S. And the fans can be a bit crazy. At the 2012 Louisville Derby City Cup, hundreds of people — some in costumes — packed onto the course to cheer the riders on. Fri, 01 Feb 2013 15:36:38 +0000 Devin Katayama & Kentucky Public Radio & Devin 39214 at http://weku.fm Louisville Hosts Cyclo-Cross World Championships this Weekend Kentucky Students Improve Explore and Plan Test Scores http://weku.fm/post/kentucky-students-improve-explore-and-plan-test-scores <p><a href="http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-students-improve-explore-and-plan-test-scores" target="_blank">The Kentucky Department</a> of Education has released statewide data for two tests that show improvements over last year and&nbsp;state officials are pleased with the progress, but say there’s more work to be done. The EXPLORE and PLAN tests are taken in eighth and tenth grades respectively.&nbsp;The tests measure preparedness for high school and the ACT college entrance exam that all juniors take. Fri, 01 Feb 2013 15:32:15 +0000 Devin Katayama & Kentucky Public Radio & Devin 39213 at http://weku.fm Kentucky Students Improve Explore and Plan Test Scores Cyclo-Cross Championship Takes U.S. By Storm, Mud And Sand http://weku.fm/post/cyclo-cross-championship-takes-us-storm-mud-and-sand While many Americans will be tuning into the Super Bowl on Sunday, there's another big sports competition this weekend: the Cyclo-Cross World Championships. This weekend's event, in Louisville, Ky., marks the first time in its 60-year history that the world championships will be held outside of Europe.<p>Cyclo-cross, a grueling sport requiring riders to traverse mud, sand and other obstacles, is growing rapidly in the U.S. And the fans can be a bit crazy. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 22:36:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 39186 at http://weku.fm Cyclo-Cross Championship Takes U.S. By Storm, Mud And Sand