11:31am

Wed October 12, 2011
Science

How Crossword Puzzles Unlocked An Artist's Memory

Language drives Johnson's art since her illness, as depicted in her piece called "Enthusiastic," created in 2009.

Courtesy of Walters Art Museum

It's not often you see an image of a brain scan on the wall of an art exhibit. But among works by Monet and Sisley at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore hangs just that — a cross-section of a human brain. It belongs to artist Lonni Sue Johnson.

The room is really two exhibits — the art Johnson created before she contracted viral encephalitis in 2007, which destroyed her hippocampus and parts of her left temporal lobe — and her work after.

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11:03am

Wed October 12, 2011
The Two-Way

Rep. Issa Sends 'Fast And Furious' Subpoenas To Holder, Other Officials

Originally published on Wed October 12, 2011 2:53 pm

Saying "it's time we know the whole truth" about the so-called Fast and Furious gun trafficking operation, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today followed through on his promise to issue subpoenas to Attorney General Eric Holder and other high-ranking Justice Department officials.

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10:42am

Wed October 12, 2011
The Commonwealth

State Warns Motorists of Deer Collisions

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Kentucky State Police are teaming up to remind motorists that vehicle-deer collisions take a quick upturn as the fall crop harvest and mating season combine to put deer on the move.

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10:34am

Wed October 12, 2011
The Impact of War

Rebuilding Wounded Soldiers When They Return

David Wood is the senior military correspondent for The Huffington Post. He was previously a staff correspondent for Time Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, and The Baltimore Sun.

courtesy of David Wood

Better medical care and equipment means fewer troops are dying on the battlefield. But more troops are coming home severely wounded, with injuries that require lifelong care and cost millions of dollars in medical costs.

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10:29am

Wed October 12, 2011
The Salt

Supply, Labor, Money Gets More Local Food Into Schools

Originally published on Wed October 12, 2011 10:48 am

The money is only part of the challenge facing school lunch programs who want to expand contracts with local farms.

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When it comes to meeting the goal of getting more local food into school lunch, a major challenge has always been finding the money. Thanks to the new school lunch law, more federal grants than ever are available.

But the problem is bigger than money. It takes a serious supply chain and dedicated labor to make it work, too.

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10:27am

Wed October 12, 2011
All Politics are Local

P’Pool Accuses Conway of Conflict of Interest

During an appearance with Kentucky Public Radio Tuesday, Republican attorney general candidate Todd P’Pool said he believes Democratic incumbent Jack Conway has a conflict of interest regarding the pending hospital merger.  Conway has asked for more information about the proposed merger of University of Louisville Hospital, Jewish Hospital and Catholic Health Initiatives.

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10:26am

Wed October 12, 2011
It's All Politics

Fact-Checking The GOP Debate: What Candidates Said About The Economy

PolitiFact

In an interview for Wednesday's Morning Edition, Bill Adair, editor of PolitiFact.com and Washington bureau chief for the St. Petersburg Times, talked with NPR's Steve Inskeep about how candidates at Tuesday night's GOP debate rated on PolitiFact's Truth-O-Meter.

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10:23am

Wed October 12, 2011
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Part Horror, Part Fantasy, All A Good Read for Breathitt Native

Author Selina Fugate is setting the regional literary world on fire, thanks to her first novel, The Veil. A Breathitt County native, Selina will be signing copies of her book next Wednesday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Jackson Hall on the Lees-HCTC campus.

Much like her first novel, The Veil, Selina Fugate's life has been a roller coaster since she recently began touring across the region to promote the book.  She says it's been interesting and fun to visit bookstores filled with her fans who enjoy The Veil's combination of part horror and part fantasy. The book, aimed at young adults and ages 12 and up, has also placed high in honor by this year's Kentucky Book Fair in Frankfort – being chosen as one of about 150 books that were selected for this year's bookfest in Frankfort, coming up in November.

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10:23am

Wed October 12, 2011
The Two-Way

'Underwear Bomber' Pleads Guilty

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is this hour pleading guilty to attempting to blow up a Detroit-bound passenger jet on Christmas Day 2009.

The Detroit Free Press, which is live-blogging the court action, reports that attorney Anthony Chambers surprised the courtroom earlier by announcing that "his client plans to plead guilty." And it adds that:

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10:20am

Wed October 12, 2011
All Politics are Local

Ethics Panel Hammers State Rep. Keith Hall

State Rep. W. Keith Hall was fined and reprimanded by a legislative ethics panel Tuesday after he admitted the panel had evidence sufficient to convict him of violating state ethics laws. The ethics probe centered around work a company owned by Hall did on a sewer line extension project in 2005. Hall voted to approve the state budget which contained coal severance tax funding earmarked for water and sewer projects. A portion of that money found its way to Hall’s company via its work installing electrical boxes as part of the sewer extension.

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