On the Waterfront with Ashley Smith; Angela Burton Holds my Feet to the Fire


The city’s most interesting podcast has a great show this week. We start with Angela Burton, who gives me some good advice on writing. She also heads the Feet to the Fire writers workshops, which help aspiring writers to do their thing. And she just won a competition that will help bring her writing instruction series to a new level, targeting older adults, thanks to the city’s Wild Accelerator program.

Our Bourbon City Guest of the Week is Ashley Smith, who’s in charge of events at Waterfront Park. And that’s a big job. The park is thriving, and makes for an awesome welcome to the city. From the Fourth of July to Forecastle to dozens of other events, there’s a lot happening down by the River.

I was surprised to see that just 18 months after the new Lincoln Bridge opened and tolling started here, authorities are already raising the price of tolls. Because they can, and they’re now going to do it every single July. Also, the new Food Truck Park opens this week, but its location leaves me doubting whether it can be successful. Let’s hope so.

That’s one of the topics in this week’s EatDrinkTalk podcast, available here on the Louisville.am network. Check it out. And thanks to our sponsors – Passport Health Plan, Heuser Health and the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Angela Burton in the studio
Ashley Smith