A second uprising seems to be developing in Cairo. Protesters in Tahrir Square, angry with the military-led transitional government, increased in number recently as police clashes with them have become more violent. Weekends on All Things Considered guest host Laura Sullivan talks with reporter Merrit Kennedy about the situation in Egypt.
In Actors Theatre of Louisville’s new production of A Christmas Story, it’s striking how distinctly the emotions of the characters resonate, while at the same time, the world those characters inhabit feels fundamentally different from the world outside the theatre.
Fujio Cho, a respected former leader of Georgetown's Toyota plant, visited the Bluegrass this weekend to celebrate the automaker's 25 years here. Cho led the plant from December 1988, less than six months after it began regular automotive assembly, to October 1994. He is now chairman of all of Toyota's operations. In the past quarter century, Toyota has opened 14 assembly plants in North America.
Two acquisitions since last year by Lexmark International have continued to move the Lexington company further from its roots in printers only and more into computer software and services. Foreshadowing much change in the printer industry, behemoths including Hewlett-Packard have followed suit and snapped up competitors in the realm of what's called enterprise content management. The name is complicated, but the idea is simple. Printer companies are working to make themselves invaluable to businesses by getting more involved in the flow of information, regardless of whether it ever shows up on a printed page.
“From historic Danville, Kentucky, good evening and welcome to this year's only vice presidential debate…” That simple introduction from CNN’s Bernard Shaw signaled the beginning of the 2000 vice presidential debate between Dick Cheney and Joe Lieberman for the viewing public, but for the people who worked to make the event happen it signified the culmination of a whirlwind year. An idea few thought possible had become a reality. Both those at Centre and with the Commission on Presidential Debates will tell you the fact the school has many of the same people in place was big reason why the debate is coming back to Danville in 2012.
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Bowling Green, is calling for a formal end to U.S. involvement in the war in Iraq. Last week, Paul introduced an amendment to the Department of Defense authorization bill to formally end the war in Iraq. At an appearance in Bowling Green on Friday, Paul said he hopes the Senate votes on the amendment shortly after Thanksgiving. He said he’s already received some bipartisan support on the amendment.
Gov. Steve Beshear has made the following appointment to Kentucky boards and commissions: Beshear has appointed Josh Hopkins to the Kentucky Film Commission to serve for a term expiring Sept. 30, 2015. Josh Hopkins, of Sherman Oaks, Calif., is an actor. The appointment replaces Carol K. Butler, whose term has expired.
Comedian Bill Maher wraps up every installment of his TV show, Real Time, with a segment called "New Rules." That's where he takes potshots at whatever's bothering him — from wrappers on ice cream cones, to red light cameras, to more serious subjects like war and economic ruin.
His new book, The New New Rules: A Funny Look at How Everybody But Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass, sports a title we can't say on the radio and a mix of rules both lighthearted and serious, some of which never appeared on television.