Gabe Bullard joined WFPL in 2008 as a reporter on the city politics beat. Since then, he's reported, blogged, hosted and edited during elections, severe weather and the Fairdale Sasquatch scare of 2009. Before coming to Louisville, Gabe lived in St. Louis, which was his home base for years of growing up, studying and interning at various media outlets around the country. 

David Brancaccio is a familiar voice for Marketplace listeners. He has been a special correspondent for Marketplace's Economy 4.0 series and will now host the Marketplace Morning Report.  

Law & Crime
11:09 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Former Chef Fights Back

Norfolk Commonwealth's Attorney Gregory Underwood will now handle the state embezzlement case of a former Executive Mansion chef. 

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Health & Medicine
10:43 am
Fri May 3, 2013

UVA Salt Study

Doctors have long advised people with high blood pressure to cut back on salt consumption, but a new study from the University of Virginia says that may not be necessary. 

Dr. Robin Felder put 183 people on a salt-free diet and monitored their blood pressure for seven days.  He then gave the same people a week of meals high in salt, and was surprised to find that only one in four responded with an increase in blood pressure.

“Twenty-five percent of individuals are salt sensitive, and about 11% are inverse salt-sensitive, and everybody else sits in the middle," he said.

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Education
3:47 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Red-shirting in Kindergarten

Credit Courtesy of U.Va.'s Curry School of Education

If you’re a parent or grandparent with young children, you’ve probably heard about red-shirting – a term borrowed from the world of college sports. 

It refers to keeping a child back in school, so he or she will be a little older than classmates and have some academic and social advantages. 

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Profile 2 of 4
10:22 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Senator Mark Obenshain Running for Virginia Attorney General

Senator Mark Obenshain

The two veteran state lawmakers and GOP candidates for Attorney General have spent the last several months energetically crisscrossing Virginia to win supporters. 

Republicans will choose one of them to be their nominee at the party’s state convention later this month. 

In part two of our election series, Virginia Public Radio’s Anne Marie Morgan reports on a State Senator from Harrisonburg who is carrying on his father’s legacy.

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As an NPR correspondent based in Tucson, Arizona, Ted Robbins covers the Southwest including Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada.

Specifically, Robbins reports on a range of issues from immigration and border security to water issues and wildfires. He covers the economy in the West with an emphasis on the housing market and Las Vegas development. He reported on the January 2011, Tucson shooting that killed six and injured many included Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

Government & Politics
5:21 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Cooking Up Trouble

A hearing in Richmond Circuit Court Thursday could mean more trouble for Virginia’s Governor, whose relationship with a Richmond-area businessman is the subject of an FBI investigation. 

It could also have implications for his fellow Republican,  attorney general Ken Cuccinelli, who will ask to be excused from the case.

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Black student enrollment at UVA down 25%
11:13 am
Wed May 1, 2013

New Calls for Greater Student Diversity at UVA

University of Virginia
Credit virginia.edu

There are new calls for diversity at the University of Virginia where critics say the African American

population has dropped from 12 percent in 1995 to just 6 and a half percent today.  Critics say UVA must up its financial aid to compete as Sandy Hausman reports.

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Profile 1 of 4
10:54 am
Wed May 1, 2013

Delegate Rob Bell Running for Virginia Attorney General

Virginia Delegate Rob Bell
Credit robbellforag.com

On May 18th, Virginia Republicans will choose their party’s nominee for Attorney General at a statewide convention, and two veteran state lawmakers are vying for the job. 

In the first installment of our election series, Virginia Public Radio’s Anne Marie Morgan introduces us to one of those contenders: the lawmaker elected to Thomas Jefferson’s seat in the General Assembly, Delegate Rob Bell.

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