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Louisville Life features Kentucky Science Center, Louisville Free Public Library, Mayor Greg Fischer


Louisville Life features Kentucky Science Center, Louisville Free Public Library, Mayor Greg Fischer

For Release: 03/09/15 2:42 PM

Louisville Life sits down for an in-studio interview with Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, takes in the sights and sounds of the Kentucky Science Center and pays a visit to the newest branch of the Louisville Free Public Library in a new episode premiering Saturday, April 11 at 5:30/4:30 pm on KET2 and Sunday, April 12 at 10/9 am on KET.

First, the program tours the Kentucky Science Center, situated in downtown Louisville, to view the Center’s new, updated exhibits. The program also talks with KSC executive director Joanna Haas, who discusses the Center’s plans for the near future and its on-going mission to encourage children of all ages to “Do Science!”

Then, Louisville Life stops in at the Southwest Regional Library at 9725 Dixie Highway, the newest branch of the Louisville Free Public Library. With roughly 40,000 square feet, the new library houses 100 computers and boasts the largest children’s library in the LFPL system.

The “Throwback Louisville” segment features a look back at former Louisville mayor Charles Farnsley, who was instrumental in helping promote the Louisville Orchestra to a worldwide audience.

Then, current Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer stops by the studio for an interview with host Candyce Clifft. Fischer discusses current initiatives underway at the mayor’s office, and offers his perspective on his own, unique “Louisville life.”

Finally, the program spotlights the work of Operation Parent in Oldham County, which offers education and support to parents of teenagers. Founded by Jean Schumm, a parent of five, Operation Parent offers classes on challenging parenting issues including social media safety, dating, substance use and more. The group will also be highlighted in an upcoming KET special, What Does Every Teen Need?, airing Monday, April 20 at 9/8 pm on KET.

Louisville Life is a KET production, produced and directed by Gary Pahler. Jayne McClew is co-producer, and Angelic Phelps is associate producer.

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Todd Piccirilli
Senior Director, Marketing and Communications