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: Diving Deeper Into Young Adult Homelessness

On May 23, we held an hour-long discussion in our performance studio on young adult homelessness. Joining us were Natalie Harris of the Coalition for the Homeless, Joe Hamilton of the Home of the Innocents and Metro Chief Resilience Officer Eric Friedlander. Also joining us was Jasmine Ellington, who used to be homeless but now has found housing. This conversation was part of the Next Louisville, which is supported by the Community Foundation of Louisville...and by you! Click here to support our work.

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

Young adulthood is a formative phase of life, but for those experiencing homelessness, it can be especially challenging. The number of young adults without housing in Louisville is lower than it was, but local organizations are working to push the figure down even more. And upcoming federal funding is expected to help them do that. In this installment of The Next Louisville, WFPL's Amina Elahi explores why homeless young adults face different challenges than other age groups.

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

The Next Louisville: This Young Guatemalan Immigrant's Story Is Uniquely Louisville

In this installment of the Next Louisville, just in time for Derby week, we meet a young Guatemalan immigrant to Louisville who found her first job tending horses on the backside of Churchill Downs. This student is part of a local Latino tradition that is uniquely Louisville. The Next Louisville is a partnership between Louisville Public Media and the Community Foundation of Louisville.

The Next Louisville: This Young Guatemalan Immigrant's Story Is Uniquely Louisville

The Next Louisville: Youth Talk Community Service And Volunteerism

This is the first 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. It features four youth from our community talking about race and identity.

The Next Louisville: Kentucky Kids And Climate Change

Kentucky youth are mobilizing to take action on climate change. In this installment of the Next Louisville--a partnership between 89.3 WFPL and the Community Foundation of Louisville--we follow a 17-year-old high school student and a 24-year-old community organizer as they try to confront Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over his stance on the Green New Deal, a science-based proposal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to avoid the worst-impacts of climate change.

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, supported by the Community Foundation of Louisville and WE Day Kentucky; 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. In this edition of The Next Louisville, WFPL's Kyeland Jackson looks at the effects of trauma on young people in Louisville.

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. As WFPL's Ashlie Stevens reports as part of the Next Louisville, the members of this team are young, and predominantly female. And they're learning to embrace their own toughness — both on and off the rink.

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

The Next Louisville: Let's Talk About 'Pipeline'

The play "Pipeline" tells the story of Omari, a young black teenager, and the fallout after he shoves a teacher at his elite private school. This hour-long conversation unpacks the larger issues that inform the play, like the so-called "school-to-prison pipeline" for black youth. It includes a conversation with actors Cecil Blutcher, who plays Omari, and Patrese D. McClain, who plays his mother, Nya, as well as a community conversation taped live at Actors Theatre featuring: Darryl Young Jr. of the Muhammad Ali Center;Yvette Gentry — formerly with the Louisville Metro Police Department — who now works with Metro United Way's Black Male Achievement initiative;Sayheed Ashanti, a community activist and the father of four JCPS students;Jaleyah Morton, president of the Black Student Union at Male High School;Holly Houston, a family lawyer in Louisville.

The Next Louisville: A Conversation With Louisville Urban League CEO Sadiqa Reynolds

For the latest installment of The Next Louisville — a partnership with the Community Foundation of Louisville — Louisville Public Media Interim President Stephen George interviewed Louisville Urban League CEO Sadiqa Reynolds. The event was held in early May before a live audience in our studios. Reynolds spoke about a recent report released by the Urban League called "The State of Black Louisville."

The Next Louisville: A Conversation With Louisville Urban League CEO Sadiqa Reynolds

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