Derby-time is ON wit...

It’s all about Derby from now until the first Saturday in May, and Rusty’s Most Interesting Guests take you behind the scenes of the magic that is the Derby Festival and Churchill Downs. Jill Bell first got involved in the Derby Festival as a college intern, and some years later she’s...

How To Be Nice Thund...

It’s Thunder Week around here, and that alone should put you in a better mood, even if you’re still smarting from that Wildcat loss in Monday’s NCAA Championship game. Some overly unsportsmanlike basketball fans should work on becoming more compassionate, and they could learn a lot...

Rusty Rolls with Heb...

Rusty visits with two more of the most interesting people in the ‘Ville — Dr. John Gilderbloom and Mark Hebert. Both are good friends of the show, and in fact Hebert’s appearance marks the first time in 41 shows there has been a repeat guest, and there’s a good reason...

Slugging it out with...

There’s a whole lot happening in the River City this week, and not all of it is good. Downtown violence has everyone concerned and puts the reputation of Waterfront Park as a safe place in jeopardy. But the big event is Red vs. Blue and the big game in Indy Friday. I talk about that, and...

Why Ice Cream Makes ...

While you may be thinking non-stop hoops, Rusty visits a leading author and architect in NuLu as well as an entertaining ice cream entrepreneur on Frankfort Avenue. Steve Wiser has written plenty of books about the city’s rich architectural history and he’s got some thoughts on...

It’s Arts (Act...

Rusty enters the worlds of art and business by talking with Actors Theatre’s Les Waters and Stacy Griggs of El Toro. Waters makes the calls on the new plays at the Humana Festival each year, and also directs a production. I talked with him about the process and how actors manage to...

School Board Scoop w...

Are you tired of snow days and the kids being out of school, especially on days like Tuesday when it didn’t even snow? Want an answer to why JCPS decision-makers seem to freak out with every forecast? Me, too, so I called my JCPS school board member, Debbie Wesslund, in search of...

Shooting It with Sho...

If you don’t know Shoni Schimmel, you don’t know women’s basketball. Rusty talked with U of L’s amazing basketball star before practice this week. Shoni grew up on a reservation, and exhibits a flashy style of play known as “RezBall”. She’s a hero to...

Ideas for Eating and...

This week’s Most Interesting People in the ‘Ville are Taste of 502 founder Belinda Gates and lawyer Karen Faulkner, who’s running for Jefferson County Attorney. Gates helped create Restaurant Week, a celebration that encourages us all to go out to dinner at a bargain price....

New to Me — Br...

It’s Valentine’s Week, and the Rusty Show presents romantic advice for listeners. Not really, but it’s the first time Rusty has welcomed two female guests in the same show, and both Stacey Servo and Brigid Kaelin offer Rick some advice on the big day. Stacey is the creator of New2Lou,...

Will Jackie or Won&#...

Will he or won’t he? That’s the question I ask Jackie Green during a visit to his downtown bike shop. While Jackie was being a little mysterious, I’ll be shocked if he doesn’t announce his candidacy for Mayor soon. Listen in and find out why he’s such a critic of the job Greg Fischer...

Candidate and Curmud...

Rusty gets political this week with a promising Democrat, Ashley Miller, who’s running for the District 32 State House seat. She’s certainly got a lot going for her — former beauty queen from the West End, a nurse practitioner who is taking boxing lessons in her spare time. And she’s...

Laughing and Chillin...

Rusty enjoys a few laughs with Darrell Holladay — now the former owner of the Comedy Caravan. In addition to telling a good joke, Darrell talks about the new ownership at the Laughing Derby, which opens this week in the Mid-City Mall. I’m also joined by Mollie Yunker, the perfect...

Talking Tech and Wea...

I don’t feel like I’m that grumpy, but this week there seems to be a lot to complain about. So let’s start with the weather, or at least weather forecasting. My guest, Kristin Walls, is a very nice young lady who does the weekend weather at WHAS-TV. She patiently listened to...

Zero to Nifty with B...

A week that started at zero ended up with an emotional high in Louisville. Frigid cold weather that forecasters reminded us constantly was a polar vortex producing the lowest temps in decades led panicked JCPS officials to call off school, and dozens and dozens of other businesses to shut...