Talking to Animals with John Walczak and the Ville’s Graphic Facilitator Kat Gentner

John Walzcak and friend at the Zoo

1,500 animals are housed at the Louisville Zoo, and John Walzcak seems to know about every one of them. The Louisville Zoo director discusses the Zoo’s role as one of the region’s top tourist attractions, how most of the animals know who he is, and the good news about the Zoo’s move to sell beer. Kat Gentner may be the only graphic facilitator around here. If you don’t know what that means, listen in as we talk about how her unique skill helps businesses, conferences and speakers illustrate their presentations so that ideas just jump out at you.

In the Kentucky primary, Rusty guests J.P. Davis (Metro Council District 9) and Karen Faulkner (Jefferson County Attorney) both ran quality races but were defeated on Tuesday, along with U.S. Senate hopeful Matt Bevin. As expected, the Mitch McConnell vs. Alison Lundergan Grimes race is set for the fall, in what will likely be the most expensive race in state history. State Auditor Adam Edelen released an audit of the Jefferson County Public Schools, and no one was surprised to learn that JCPS has too many administrators who are paid too much. That money could be used for classrooms and textbooks, but don’t hold your breath waiting for JCPS to get rid of the fat. Also, teachers and administrators at Male High School really want their students to do well on standardized tests. Maybe a little too much. The Courier-Journal reported that students told investigators that they were given answers to tests. On a brighter note, the Indiana side of the Big Four Bridge opened, and citizens can now walk to the Hoosier side. Also, I went to the Lyle Lovett show at the Iroquois Ampitheatre, and took some cool photos you can see at

This weekend, check out the Kentucky Reggae Festival, and on Memorial Day, the Mayor’s Hike, Bike and Paddle event.