The Next Louisville The Next Louisville project is a collaboration between WFPL News and the Community Foundation of Louisville, exploring issues of race, ethnicity, and culture in our city.
The Next Louisville

The Next Louisville

From 89.3 WFPL News Louisville

The Next Louisville project is a collaboration between WFPL News and the Community Foundation of Louisville, exploring issues of race, ethnicity, and culture in our city.

Most Recent Episodes

The Next Louisville: Youth Talk Environment

This is the fifth of several youth talk shows WFPL has planned as part of The Next Louisville, supported by the Community Foundation of Louisville and WE Day Kentucky. In it, students Fernanda Scharfenberger, Bayley Amburgey, Scotty Monteith and Nia Douglas talk about the environment, climate activism and what they'd like to see politicians do to address the climate crisis. This conversation was part of the Next Louisville, which is supported by the Community Foundation of Louisville and WE Day Kentucky...and by you! Click here to support our work.

The Next Louisville: Youth Talk Education

This is the fourth of several youth talk shows WFPL has planned as part of The Next Louisville, supported by the Community Foundation of Louisville and WE Day Kentucky. In it, students Zina Alyasseri, Zainab Alyasseri, Sean Waddell and Tyce Hall talk education: what they think about what they've learned in schools, which teachers have gone above and beyond and where they feel the local education system has room for improvement. This conversation was part of the Next Louisville, which is supported by the Community Foundation of Louisville and WE Day Kentucky...and by you! Click here to support our work. +

The Next Louisville: Youth Talk Mental Health

This is the third of several youth talk shows WFPL has planned as part of The Next Louisville; it features two youth from our community talking about mental health.

The Next Louisville: Diving Deeper Into Young Adult Homelessness

We wanted to talk more about some of the issues raised in our recent story about youth homelessness, so we convened a panel for a discussion in front of a studio audience.

The Next Louisville: For Vulnerable Young Adults, Ending Homelessness Requires Dedicated Effort

The complicated years between age 18 and 22 are a transformative time for many young adults. For those experiencing homelessness, it's especially challenging.

The Next Louisville: For Vulnerable Young Adults, Ending Homelessness Requires Dedicated Effort

The Next Louisville: Youth Talk Community Service And Volunteerism

This is the second of several youth talk shows WFPL has planned as part of The Next Louisville; it features four youth from our community talking about the role volunteerism plays in their lives.

The Next Louisville: Kentucky Kids And Climate Change

Kentucky youth are mobilizing to take action on climate change. Here's what they have to say.

The Next Louisville: Black Youth Talk Race And Identity

This is the first of several youth talk shows WFPL has planned as part of The Next Louisville; it features four youth from our community talking about race and identity.

The Next Louisville: The Effect Of Violence And Trauma On The City's Kids

Traumatic experiences - like what the Tyus family in Louisville has been through - are associated with long-term consequences, including health problems and behavioral outbursts in school. And trauma can affect YOUNG people more severely than adults.

The Next Louisville: The Effect Of Violence And Trauma On The City's Kids

The Next Louisville: Roller Derby Helps Local Youth Skate Towards Self-Esteem

The term "contact sport" probably conjures images of traditionally masculine activities like football or men's hockey. But in Louisville, there's another option: the River City Junior Roller Derby team.

The Next Louisville: Roller Derby Helps Local Youth Skate Towards Self-Esteem

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