Now I think it’s fair to call the Rusty Satellite Show the most resilient podcast in the ‘Ville. Here’s your 368th episode, featuring District Court Judge Stephanie Pearce Burke and Shannon Fehr, a wedding planner and the organizer of a Women in Technology conference.
Of course, it was a historic week here. On Wednesday, the grand jury in the Breonna Taylor case did what most of us expected — which was to let the cops responsible for her death go free. Though city officials had blocked off streets and imposed a curfew for the expected backlash from protestors, there were still ugly incidents and the ‘Ville was the focus on national attention and comments from presidential candidates. On Wednesday night, 46 were arrested and two cops were shot as downtown business came to a halt.
On Tuesday, I had planned to meet Judge Stephanie Pearce Burke at her office in the Hall of Justice. When the courthouse closed, she invited me to her home off Brownsboro Road. We talked about a very important ballot measure, one that would make all elected judges have at least eight years’ experience, and make it easier to adjust to changes in demographics. There’s almost no opposition, so I hope you’ll vote for it.
My plans to meet Shannon Fehr at a Louisville coffee shop were shelved when the chaos began — so we met at Adrienne’s on Court Avenue in Jeffersonville. You’ll hear some traffic in the background, but we were able to discuss her business pivot in the wake of canceled weddings, and what the entrepreneur has planned for the rest of the year and 2021. And what brides have done in the wake of COVID-19.
But here’s the big news — at the moment I am writing this, my son Josh is at a Colorado hospital with his wife Sarah. We’re expecting to hear of the birth of a grandbaby today, so the next time you hear from me I’ll be a grand-daddy. Woo-Hoo!
On Sunday, come see me at 8400 Biggin Hill Lane in Stony Brook to see a spectacular home – 3-bed, 2.5 bath, walkout at the end of a cul-de-sac. Or call me about it at 502-439-6391.