The next Louisville Life, hosted by Candyce Clifft, features 10 important buildings that changed Louisville, MetroSafe's public service, the Kentucky Science Center and Fine Art Firm gallery. The program premieres Saturday, Nov. 23 at 7:30/6:30 p.m. on KET and Thursday, Nov. 28 at 7:30/6:30 p.m. on KET2.
How important is a city’s “built environment”? Based on the response and interest to a recent competition sponsored by KET and the Kentucky chapter of the American Institute of Architects, it’s very important. This Louisville Life segment reveals the selection of “Ten Buildings That Changed Louisville” chosen by a blue-ribbon panel.
Next, viewers venture behind the scenes for a visit to Louisville’s MetroSafe Communications Center. The Center receives all 911 calls within urban and suburban jurisdictions of Metro Louisville and is responsible for dispatching calls for service for police, fire and EMS. The agency handles millions of calls each year and tackles all emergency weather-related events. This emergency management agency also houses the MetroCall 311 service.
Louisville Life also visits the new Fine Art Firm (FAF) gallery, located in the historic Henry Clay building. The FAF gallery displays a variety of original paintings and sculpture in its spacious 4,500 square foot showroom. The gallery is also home to visual artist Katarzyna Kociomyk.
In the studio, Clifft talks with Joanna Haas, executive director of the Kentucky Science Center. The center provides resources for informal science education and is now the largest hands-on science center in Kentucky with nearly 150 interactive exhibits, a four-story IMAX Theatre, teaching laboratories and distance-learning capabilities. It has been designated the “State Science Center of Kentucky” by the Kentucky General Assembly.
Louisville Life is a KET production, produced and directed by Gary Pahler. Jayne McClew is co-producer, and Angelic Phelps is associate producer. More information about Louisville Life, including streaming video, is available at KET.org/loulife.
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