Al Cross’ Take on Fake News; Greg Horvath’s Journey as a Sober Companion

As the city’s first news blogger and enthusiastic follower of local media, I was keenly interested in the Louisville Forum’s topic — Fake News. And who better to have on the show than Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame member Al Cross, who now helps teach young people in rural Kentucky about the profession.

In addition, I have some comments abut the panel, which included Louisville Public Media’s Brendan McCarthy, WDRB’s Bill Lamb and conservative commentator Scott Jennings.

My second guest, Greg Horvath,. has produced books and films about his incredible life story (he played college football at age 38) and his goal of helping to combat the rising number of overdose deaths. But Horvath is a critic of a lot of the current ways that fight is being conducted. He’s in Louisville as a guest of Chris Thieneman.

On Sunday, I went to the Iroquois Ampitheatre to see a spectacular show by Lyle Lovett and his Large Band, and I share some details here. And I’m glad to see a few openings around town — Dennie Humpreys’ Jimmy Can’t Dance jazz club opens downtown Aug. 19, and the Old Louisville Pizza operation run by Dan Borsch is now serving up pies and beer.

Thank you for tuning in the city’s most interesting podcast, and please get in touch with me if you have ideas for the show.

Al Cross speaking at the Louisville Forum
Greg Horvath