THE WEEK: Political Rebels, Arts Heroes and Finishing a Bowl

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Joey Mechavich

Yippee! I’m celebrating a birthday, so it’s already a good week. Plus, it’s the last weekend before the start of FOOTBALL SEASON, and all your teams are undefeated, and your fantasy football geeks are all tied for first. Here in Louisville, the news is picking up, like. . .

Chris Hartman
Chris Hartman

Hartman Arrested: Ex-Rusty Satellite guest Chris Hartman, director of the local Fairness campaign, got himself arrested for disrupting a breakfast sponsored by the Kentucky Farm Bureau at the State Fair. Hartman and two others held banners and made a lot of guests at the Ham Breakfast uncomfortable by going inside (they had tickets). Hartman said that the Farm Bureau promotes discrimination against gays. (Courier story)

Big Blue Politician? I really hope Matt Jones is serious about running for Congress. Sure, he’ll have to move to Lexington, but Jones has the opportunity to be a really popular politician who will bring a new approach to the job, and run outside the party system, though he’ll run as a Democrat. (Insider)

I Discovered that Jennifer Bielstein Really Likes Her Job, and Living Here:  Listen in on the Rusty Satellite Show this week, and watch this video from Bill Brymer:

Making Needle Exchange Work: Dr. Sarah Moyer, interim director of the Metro Public Health & Wellness Department, has been doing multiple jobs since she arrived in January. Most importantly, she’s directed the most successful needle exchange program in the state. (Insider)

Joey Mechavich
Joey Mechavich

Now I Want to See the Opera: Joey Mechavich spends two months a year here, and travels to exotic places doing a job he loves. Listen to his enthusiasm for Opera on Rusty.

Breakfast with a Real Champion: Save the date as on Sept. 22 the Breakfast of Champions will welcome U of L AD Tom Jurich as our speaker. And you’ll hear from him soon on the Rusty show. Sign up on Facebook.

He’ll Talk About This: According to WDRB’s Eric Crawford, Jurich has a plan to close the bowl and add capacity to Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. He’s holding a press conference today.

Want a Job? Snelling’s Job of the Week is a Certified Medical Assistant.

Public Art: The Mayor’s had a good week. Today he gets to “put the finishing ingredients into a newly created beer” and unveil a new public art project near 10th Street on the River.

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