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Forward Radio is listener-sponsored, volunteer-powered, grassroots community radio WFMP-LP Louisville, Kentucky. We have been broadcasting at 106.5fm and live-streaming at forwardradio.org since April 9, 2017. Enjoy this selection of our archived local programs, and if you like what you hear, please donate to keep us on-air at forwardradio.org. It costs $20/day to keep this programming coming your way.

Perks S. 6 Ep. 139 | Michelle Haring | A Cat In The Cupboard | 6-29-22
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Perks S. 6 Ep. 139 | Michelle Haring | A Cat In The Cupboard | 6-29-22
We love independent bookstores and try to feature one each season, but this can be difficult. As small business owners, it is often difficult to carve time out of their weeks to speak with us. So we are always grateful when the stars align and we can make it happen.  This week’s episode features Michelle Haring, owner of Cupboard Maker Books in Enola, PA. She tells us about how she first sold rare books, then more widely used books, then new books. And the bookstore has also joined forces with a local nonprofit to “carry” (yes, we’re putting this in air quotes), adoptable cats. There are three store cats that visitors can always see–Mouse, Annika, and Zak. And what goes better with a cozy book than a cat on your lap (at least in Carrie’s estimation).  Books Mentioned in this Episode: 1- Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell 2- One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter by Scaachi Koul 3- Love, Chai, and Other Four-Letter Words by Annika Sharma 4- Maggie Moves On by Lucy Score 5- Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score 6- Riley Thorn series by Lucy Score 7- Notes on an Execution by Danya Kufafka 8- Death Motor series by Michelle Haring Shows mentioned-- 1- Stranger Things, Season 4 (2022) 2- Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) You can find Cupboard Maker Books on Instagram and FB at Cupboard Maker Books and at their  website www.CupboardMaker.com                                                                                                                         Follow us on Facebook at The Perks of Being a Book Lover Instagram at @perksofbeingabookoverpod  For show notes for any episode, go to our website at www.perksofbeingabooklover.com.
Sustainability Now! | Sumeda Rao + Steve Ricketts | Solar Over Louisville + Solar Scammers | 6-27-22
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Sustainability Now! | Sumeda Rao + Steve Ricketts | Solar Over Louisville + Solar Scammers | 6-27-22
Just in time for the June 30th deadline to sign-up for Louisville’s highly successful Solar Over Louisville program ( this week's show brings you highlights from the June 4th Kentucky Solar Energy Society ( Annual Meeting, hosted on campus by UofL’s Sustainability Council. This week we’ll hear from Sumedha Rao, LEED AP, a Sustainability Specialist in Louisville Metro Government’s Office of Advanced Planning and Sustainability ( and Steve Ricketts, co-founder of Solar Energy Solutions and a Principal at Generation Solar. You’ll learn all about the Solar Over Louisville program and get some important warnings about the solar scammers who are starting to invade our region, offering shoddy work and deals that are literally too good to be true. Beware! Be informed! Louisville Metro Government and the Louisville Sustainability Council launched the Solar Over Louisville program to make it easy for residents and small businesses in the 15-county greater Louisville region to go solar by providing a 12-19% bulk purchasing discount on solar installation and connecting participants with a vetted solar installer. Going solar saves energy costs, potentially increases property value, supports local solar jobs, and helps Louisville achieve its 100% clean energy goals! Tune in to learn more about what you need to know before going solar! Learn more at next week’s program, we’ll bring you more from the KySES Annual Meeting, including a Solar 101 workshop and great information on home battery systems for solar – when you should consider them and when you shouldn’t. The Kentucky Solar Energy Society’s mission is to promote the use of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and conservation in Kentucky through education, advocacy, networking, and demonstration of practical applications. As always, our feature is followed by your community action calendar for the week, so get your calendars out and get ready to take action for sustainability NOW! Sustainability Now! airs on Forward Radio, 106.5fm, WFMP-LP Louisville, every Monday at 6pm and repeats Tuesdays at 12am and 10am. Find us at music in this podcast is courtesy of the local band Appalatin and is used by permission. Explore their delightful music at
Perks S. 6 Ep. 138 | Kate Wickers | Treks with Toddlers to Teens | 6-22-22
Jun 22 2022
Perks S. 6 Ep. 138 | Kate Wickers | Treks with Toddlers to Teens | 6-22-22
This is the time of year when lots and lots of people travel so it makes sense to have a travel memoirist on our show. Kate Wickers is a British writer who has spent 25 years or so writing about her extensive travel experiences and publishing in magazines and newspapers all over the world. When COVID hit, she decided to turn her many travels with her husband and three sons into a collection of essays about what travel has meant to their family and the lessons they’ve learned from the experiences travel has given them. Her memoir, "Shape of a Boy", offers a collection of really great stories that will make any parent who has traveled with children go down their own memory lane to remember both the highs and lows of travel when kids are involved. And we’re not the only ones who think her memoir is pretty awesome. National Geographic Traveller listed it as one of the “9 Best Travel Books for 2022.” You can find Kate Wickers on Instagram at @wickers.kate and at her website katewickers.com                                                                                                                         Follow us on Facebook at The Perks of Being a Book Lover Instagram - @perksofbeingabookoverpod For show notes for any episode, go to our website at www.perksofbeingabooklover.com.   Books Mentioned In This Episode: 1- Shape of a Boy by Kate Wickers 2- The Tale of Halcyon Crane by Wendy Webb 3- Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses by Kristen O'Neal 4- The Marmalade Diaries: The True Story of an Odd Couple by Ben Aitken 5- The Gran Tour: Travels with My Elders by Ben Aitken 6- Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert 7- Da Vinci's Cat by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Perks S. 6 Ep. 137 | Bookseller Sam Miller | Hello Summer Reading | 6-15-22
Jun 14 2022
Perks S. 6 Ep. 137 | Bookseller Sam Miller | Hello Summer Reading | 6-15-22
Once again we have our favorite local bookseller, Sam Miller, of Carmichaels Books in Louisville KY on the show to talk about summer reads. She is like our in house book seller who joins us every summer and winter to tell us what is new and notable in bookstores.   Not all of these books are the typical fluffy summer books about the beach and booze; we have her cover all genres—sci/fi, cookbooks, local authors, YA, and literary fiction. We always enjoy when Sam visits us. And this week besides us, she also got to visit with resident cat Miso who was spreading the love around in the studio while we were recording. www.carmichaelsbookstore.com  Follow us -Facebook at The Perks of Being a Book Lover - Instagram at @perksofbeingabookoverpod - For show notes for any episode, go to our website at perksofbeingabooklover.com. Books Mentioned In This Episode: 1- The Tale of Halcyon Crane by Wendy Webb 2- Shirley Jackson:  A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin 3- In Defense of Witches by Mona Chollet 4- This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub 5- Horse by Geraldine Brooks 6- Wrath Goddess Sing by Maya Deane 7- Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin 8- The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin 9- Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid 10- How to Be Eaten by Maria Adelmann 11- Final Strife by Saara El-Arifi  12- Elsewhere by Alexis Schaitkin 13- A Mirror Mended by Alix E. Harrow 14- A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow 15- Little Brother by Sallie Bingham 16- The Silver Swan: In Search of Doris Duke by Sallie Bingham 17- Half-Blown Rose by Leesa Cross-Smith 18- Shifty’s Boys by Chris Offut 19- These Killing Hills by Chris Offut 20- Kentucky Straight by Chris Offut 21- These Prisoning Hills by Christopher Rowe 22- River of the Gods by Candice Millard 23- The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold 24- You Never Forget Your First by Alexis Coe 25- Rogues: True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks by Patrick Radden Keefe 26- Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe 27- Empire of Pain by Patrick Radden Keefe 28- I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong 29- An Immense World by Ed Yong 30- Tree Thieves by Lyndsie Bourgon 31- The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben 32- Counterfeit by Kirstin Chen 33- The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager 34- The Pallbearers Club by Paul Tremblay 355- Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney 36- Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston 37- We Were Liars by E. Lockhart 38- Family of Liars by E. Lockhart 39- The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert 40- Our Crooked Hearts by Melissa Albert 41- The World Belonged to Us by Jacqueline Woodson 42- Wretched Waterpark by Kiersten White 43- I Dream of Dinner So You Don’t Have To by Ali Slagle 44- Snacks for Dinner by Lukas Volger 45- Watermelon and Red Birds by Nicole Taylor 46- Passersthrough by Peter Rock 47- My Old Kentucky Home by Emily Bingham  48- How The Word is Passed by Clint Smith 49- Heartbreak: A Personal  and Scientific Journey by Florence Williams 50- Six Days in Rome by Francesca Giacco 51- The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk Shows mentioned— Justified (FX and Hulu 2010-2016)
Solutions To Violence, Anti - Racist, Debrah 0Laporte & Di Keffigan, 6 - 13 - 22~0
Jun 13 2022
Solutions To Violence, Anti - Racist, Debrah 0Laporte & Di Keffigan, 6 - 13 - 22~0
Deborah LaPorte spent most of her adult life in Las Cruces, NM where she taught literature and writing at New Mexico State University. She has also produced plays and published short fiction. Upon retirement, she moved back to Louisville to be near family. She volunteers with the Earth and Spirit Center as a Mindfulness Mentor, sharing meditation and mindfulness teachings in under-resourced communities. In 2020, after the police killing of Breonna Taylor, she joined Di Kerrigan in co-founding listenlearnact.org, whose mission is to listen to Black leaders, learn all we can about racism, and act to reverse it. As part of that mission, she helps coordinate the racial justice program at the Earth and Spirit Center and regularly co-facilitates their Listen Learn Act classes with Di Kerrigan and Reverend Joe Phelps. Di Kerrigan is a Louisville native but has lived and worked throughout the US, first as a nurse then as a partner in a medical software development company. She returned to Louisville upon retirement. Di teaches mindfulness meditation with the Mindfulness Mentors through the Earth and Spirit Center; she also volunteers with Kentucky Refugee Ministries and the Volunteers of America Restorative Justice program. In 2020, she co-founded listenlearnact.org (LLA) with Debbi LaPorte in the wake of Breonna Taylor’s death. LLA’s mission is to raise awareness of everyday racism and explore the history of how it has been a destructive fabric woven into our society. Di also co-facilitates, with Debbi LaPorte and Rev. Joe Phelps, Listen Learn Act anti-racism classes at the Earth and Spirit Center on a regular basis.