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Ever had a question about the Derby City that you just can't answer? That's where Curious Louisville comes in. Listeners submit their questions, the public votes on which questions to investigate, and 89.3 WFPL finds the answers.

Ever had a question about the Derby City that you just can't answer? That's where Curious Louisville comes in. Listeners submit their questions, the public votes on which questions to investigate, and 89.3 WFPL finds the answers.
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Ever had a question about the Derby City that you just can't answer? That's where Curious Louisville comes in. Listeners submit their questions, the public votes on which questions to investigate, and 89.3 WFPL finds the answers.

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Episodes

Curious Louisville: What Is On Shippingport Island?

11/9/2018
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Shippingport Island -- in the middle of the Ohio River -- is gated off and a little mysterious. What's on it?

Duration:00:04:02

Curious Louisville: What Is In The Tiny House On The 14th Street Bridge?

10/3/2018
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“A lot of people wonder if there’s someone in the house that actually operates the bridge."

Duration:00:02:52

What Happens To Your Recycling?

10/3/2018
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What happens to Louisville’s recycling? In this installment of Curious Louisville, WFPL’s Energy & Environment Reporter Ryan Van Velzer visits the largest recycling center in Louisville to answer one of our most commonly asked questions.

Duration:00:05:49

Curious Louisville: What Causes Traffic Signals To Go Out?

10/2/2018
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When traffic signals go out, it can affect the entire city -- but what causes them to malfunction? Curious Louisville shed some light on the answer.

Duration:00:07:29

Curious Louisville: How Do You Become A Kentucky Colonel?

10/2/2018
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How do you earn the title of Kentucky Colonel? WFPL's Curious Louisville has the answer.

Duration:00:06:27

Curious Louisville: Where Is Pokey LaFarge's 'Carpet Alley?'

10/2/2018
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Where is Pokey LaFarge's "Carpet Alley," which is referenced in his song about Louisville? WFPL investigates.

Duration:00:05:45

A Curious Louisville News Special: Your Questions About The JCPS Audit

5/25/2018
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Earlier this month, Curious Louisville asked what questions you have about the JCPS audit and possible state takeover. You sent us more than 50 in the first 24 hours, and we realized we’d need to dedicate some extra time to answer them all. Here's our hour-long news special, hosted by Kentucky Public Radio’s Ryland Barton and WFPL education reporter Roxanne Scott.

Duration:00:49:40

Curious Louisville: Could A State Takeover Of JCPS Affect Teacher Contracts?

5/15/2018
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Curious Louisville asked for your questions about the JCPS audit -- and you had lots of questions! In today’s edition, we take a look at the Jefferson County Teachers Association--also known as JCTA or the teachers union--to answer this question from former teacher, Paul Downs: "With JCTA and JCPS set to renegotiate a new contract for teachers this summer, what happens if the state takes over and the contract has not yet been negotiated?" WFPL's Laura Ellis and Roxanne Scott have the...

Duration:00:04:20

Curious Louisville: Have There Been Other State Takeovers in Kentucky?

5/14/2018
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Two of our listeners asked Curious Louisville whether the state has taken over other districts? And if so, what were the reasons and how do those situations compare with the current one?

Duration:00:05:59

Curious Derby: What Happens to Retired Horses?

5/4/2018
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As part of Curious Derby, we’ve reported on horse safety, injuries and even deaths while racing. But this caused Rob Harris from Louisville to wonder: "What happens to race horses once they retire, winners or not?" WFPL’s Ashlie Stevens went to a farm that specifically houses older thoroughbreds to find out the answer:

Duration:00:04:02

Curious Derby: What's The Cheapest Horse Ever To Win The Derby?

5/4/2018
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When you watch the Kentucky Oaks tonight, look for a solid brown filly whose jockey is in orange and brown checkered silks. Her name is Chocolate Martini, and trainer Tom Amoss bought her at a claiming race. That got listener Elizabeth Jesse thinking. "So my best friend, her name is Hayley Amoss, and her dad is a trainer, Tom Amoss," Elizabeth said. "And he claimed a horse that’s actually running in the Oaks. Her name is Chocolate Martini and they only paid 25,000 for her. So that kind of...

Duration:00:03:13

Curious Derby: What's The Origin Of The Call To The Post?

5/3/2018
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It’s 34 notes in the key of C -- no sharps, no flats. And it means the next race is about 10 minutes away. You know it as the Call to the Post. Listener Hannah Zimmerman wanted to know where it came from, so WFPL's Laura Ellis went looking for the answer.

Duration:00:02:14

Curious Derby: How Do Jockeys Stay In Racing Shape?

5/2/2018
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During the most exciting two minutes in sports, a lot of people pay attention to the athleticism of the horses -- and with good reason. But have you ever wondered what type of physical conditioning it requires to guide and stay balanced on top of a 1000-pound racehorse? As part of our Curious Derby series, WFPL health reporter Lisa Gillespie looked into how jockeys stay in shape for races, and how they heal after injuries.

Duration:00:05:21

Curious Derby: Can Animal Lovers Make Peace With Horse Racing?

5/1/2018
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It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of Derby Week in Louisville. It’s like the whole city’s been polished to it’s very best, everyone’s dressed up for company, and dozens of events are happening every day between Thunder and the race. But two listeners were thinking this year about a more serious side of the Derby: horse safety, injuries, and even deaths. It's the subject of today's edition of Curious Derby.

Duration:00:07:42

Curious Derby: What's Up With Men's Derby Fashion

4/25/2018
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Why do men dress the way they do for Derby? How did the fashion trends evolve?

Duration:00:06:51

Curious Derby: How Many Planes Fly In During Derby Weekend?

4/24/2018
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How many planes fly into Louisville over Derby weekend? WFPL reporter Kyeland Jackson has the answer.

Duration:00:03:54

Curious Louisville: What Happened To The Belvedere’s ‘Pan’ Statue?

2/13/2018
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Listener Donna Finnell wanted to know what happened to the whimsical bronze figure she used to see on her lunch break. The answer got pretty complicated.

Duration:00:05:10

Curious Louisville: What Happens To Zoo Animals When They Die?

1/4/2018
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We know that all dogs go to heaven, but what happens to the Louisville Zoo animals when they die?

Duration:00:06:20

Curious Louisville: How Did We End Up Here?

11/22/2017
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Why is the city of Louisville located where it is? The answer lies mostly in the river -- and the Falls of the Ohio.

Duration:00:03:00

Curious Louisville: How Do You Pronounce ‘Nachand’?

11/17/2017
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The name is found on streets and buildings in both Louisville and Southern Indiana, and the origin differs based on what side of the river you are on.

Duration:00:04:32