Chris McDaniel, Kentucky Public Radio http://weku.fm en Fairness Ordinance Back in Berea http://weku.fm/post/fairness-ordinance-back-berea <p>Despite months of meetings on a proposed fairness ordinance and human rights commission, members of the Berea city council still say they&rsquo;re taking the &ldquo;first step&rdquo; on the issue.&nbsp;In May, the council first considered passing an ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and creating a commission to educate the public. A subcommittee was formed to research and inform the rest of the council on the two ideas.</p><p> Mon, 18 Jul 2011 21:44:07 +0000 Chris McDaniel, Kentucky Public Radio 8829 at http://weku.fm Latest NBA Attempt Could Lawyer's Last http://weku.fm/post/latest-nba-attempt-could-lawyers-last <p>As the NBA lockout nears the two week mark, players, managers and owners are no longer in talks about their franchises.&nbsp;For over thirty years, Louisville attorney J. Bruce Miller has been in talks to bring an NBA franchise to the city. But his latest attempt will most likely be his last.&nbsp;Bruce Miller&rsquo;s law office is a hybrid of two of his fascinations: Greek culture and professional basketball.&nbsp; Behind his desk sits a model of the Parthenon. Strewn around his office he has basketball jerseys and other basketball paraphernalia.&nbsp; Miller has white hair and speaks with a slight southern twang. When I spoke to him, he was wearing an NBA lapel pin on his suit.</p><p> Wed, 13 Jul 2011 12:35:36 +0000 Chris McDaniel, Kentucky Public Radio 8445 at http://weku.fm Stolen Altarpiece Given to US Government http://weku.fm/post/stolen-altarpiece-given-us-government <p>After spending 40 years at Louisville&rsquo;s Speed Art Museum, a stolen 14<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;century work is going home.&nbsp;The Speed Art Museum bought the piece from a New York Gallery in 1973 for 38 thousand dollars, not realizing the Italian art was stolen from a home in Italy two years earlier.</p><p> Wed, 06 Jul 2011 20:12:08 +0000 Chris McDaniel, Kentucky Public Radio 8002 at http://weku.fm Berea Delays Fairness Ordinance Decision http://weku.fm/post/berea-delays-fairness-ordinance-decision <p>On Tuesday night, the Berea City Council announced it will take longer than expected to come to a decision about the possibility of a city fairness ordinance.&nbsp; The council has held public forums on the ordinance, which would prohibit discrimination in the workplace and housing market due to sexual orientation and gender identity. Wed, 22 Jun 2011 19:08:40 +0000 Chris McDaniel, Kentucky Public Radio 7190 at http://weku.fm Council Considers Berea Fairness Ordinance http://weku.fm/post/council-considers-berea-fairness-ordinance <p>Tuesday night, the Berea City Council held the second and final public hearing on an ordinance that would protect gay and transgender individuals from discrimination.&nbsp; After hearing public opinion, the council will decide on Monday whether or not it will take a vote on the ordinance. The Louisville-based Fairness Campaign has been working for months to see the measure passed. Chris Hartman is the group&rsquo;s director. Wed, 15 Jun 2011 19:58:01 +0000 Chris McDaniel, Kentucky Public Radio 6548 at http://weku.fm Berea may be 4th KY City with Fairness Law http://weku.fm/post/berea-may-be-4th-ky-city-fairness-law <p>On Tuesday night, the Berea City Council will hold the second and final public hearing on an ordinance that would protect gay and transgender individuals from discrimination.&nbsp; After the forum, the council will decide whether or not they will take a vote on the ordinance. The Fairness Campaign has been working for months to see the measure passed. Chris Hartman is the group&rsquo;s president. Mon, 13 Jun 2011 20:25:40 +0000 Chris McDaniel, Kentucky Public Radio 6331 at http://weku.fm Heat Wave Contributes to Poor Air Quality http://weku.fm/post/heat-wave-contributes-poor-air-quality <p>Despite predictions that this summer would be milder than usual, Louisville has been experiencing temperatures reaching the mid 90s.&nbsp; The Climate Prediction Center made the original forecast, and the center still holds that the heat will plateau as the summer goes on.&nbsp; Ryan Sharp from the National Weather Service says Louisville residents should be thankful for this year&rsquo;s wet spring.</p><p> Wed, 08 Jun 2011 19:27:39 +0000 Chris McDaniel, Kentucky Public Radio 5899 at http://weku.fm