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Kelly and Darryl explore the world of hot sauce by playing the party/card game, Hot Ones. Based on the popular show, the game takes you through truth or dare, trivia, and “roast” questions where the other people in the game roast you. We taste seven different sauces starting with Darryl’s homemade sauce and ending with The Last Dab (included with the game). We laugh, we cry, and we get reeeeeeal sweaty.
You may have seen it while driving down Lexington road, away from downtown, just before Headliners Music Hall. A retaining wall in the side of the hill… with a door in the middle. What’s behind it? It’s a question we get a lot at Curious Louisville. On this episode, Ashlie Stevens takes us behind the door.
Jen Sainato had been waiting for this day for a long time. She’d woken up early, put on her black striped suit, and drove five hours to attend the Louisville Metro Council’s public safety committee meeting. The council had called the police to answer questions about their handling of rape cases, in the wake of our story about Jen’s case.
When Jen walked into the council chamber, the police were already settled in at the front of the room: two press people, a few men in suits, and Lt. Shannon Lauder — the head of the special victims unit, who’d been called by the council to explain why her department clears so few rape cases by arrest, and so many “by exception.”
The eight metro council members in attendance were seated as well, looking out at the room from their elevated seats.
And in the audience sat the survivors — women who had reported a rape to the Louisville Metro Police Department. Women who were inspired by Jen’s story to come out and seek their own answers.
For most of them, this hearing was as close as they would get to their day in court.
Earth and Spirit
Dr. Andrew McCart is an assistant professor of health management and systems sciences in the department of public health at the University of Louisville. He has been a practicing Taoist for over two decades and is a certified senior instructor of the Healing Tao Association of the Americas, and he also holds black belts in three martial arts. In this conversation, Dr. McCart not only provides a primer on Taoism, but he also reflects on how Taoist practices and the Taoist worldview can be relevant for all of us, regardless of religious and spiritual creeds and commitments.
Dr. McCart’s four-week course on Taoism begins October 5, 2021: https://www.earthandspiritcenter.org/class/interfaith-spiritual-practice/
Dr. McCart’s blog: http://thetaoblog.com/
Dr. McCart’s book, The Alchemist’s Tao Te Ching: Transforming Your Lead Into Gold
Earth & Spirit Center homepage: https://www.earthandspiritcenter.org/
Clarence Bucaro is a singer-songwriter and a one-time stay-at-home dad. He’s been making albums since 2000, with some twists and turns along the way. He’s also in a two-person book club with his mom. #goals +
Writer Matthew Barzun speaks with Harvard Professor and author Amy Edmondson about Barzun’s book, “The Power of Giving Away Power: How the Best Leaders Learn to Let Go”. Matthew Barzun has served as U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom and Sweden. He served as National Finance Chair for former President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. He joined CNET Networks in 1993 as its fourth employee and held various management positions during his 11 years with the company, including Chief Strategy Officer.
Amy Edmondson is a Professor at the Harvard Business School. She has been recognized by the biannual Thinkers 50 global ranking of management thinkers since 2011, and most recently was ranked #3. Her most recent book, “The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation and Growth”, offers a practical guide for organizations serious about success in the modern economy and has been translated into 11 languages.
Earlier this year, we set out to take a deep look at why Louisville’s West End is changing — and how. In this last episode of Here Today, we address the uncertainty that lies ahead, and how that could affect the people who live west of Ninth Street.
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