Josh James

Reporter / Webmaster

Josh James fell in love with college radio at Western Kentucky University's student station, New Rock 92 (now known as Revolution 91.7). After working as a DJ and Program Director, he knew he wanted to come home to Lexington and try his hand in public radio.

In 2003, he joined WUKY as a part-time reporter and weekend announcer. He's earned several awards from the Kentucky Associated Press, including Best Radio Documentary in 2005. An avid music fan raised on The Beatles and British Invasion rock, James also enjoyed a stint in the programming department, hosting WUKY's Rock & Roots from 11-1 pm weekdays.  He currently works as a reporter and webmaster for the station. When he's off duty, James enjoys songwriting, philosophy, and kicking back with his cat, Brooklyn.

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Local/Regional News
3:49 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Statewide Anti-Smoking Legislation A Nonstarter In 2014

Statewide anti-smoking legislation is dead in the state House and, according to Sen. Julie Denton, the Senate companion measure is “on life support.”

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Local/Regional News
3:41 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Local Option Sales Tax Facing Uphill Battle In House

Tuesday brought good news and bad news for supporters of a Local Option Sales Tax in Kentucky.

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Local/Regional News
3:33 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Lawmakers Aim For Legislative Fix To Library Tax Issue

A measure passed by a state House committee Tuesday seeks to answer questions about library funding that have led to several court cases in Kentucky.

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Local/Regional News
3:21 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

$20B Spending Plan Advances To Full House

Despite a number of Republican abstentions, a Kentucky House committee has given its approval to a $20.3 billion, two-year budget.

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Local/Regional News
5:58 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Ky. House Waivers Would Forgive Snow Days

Kentucky public school students could see their school year shortened by up to 10 days under a proposal in the Kentucky House.

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Local/Regional News
1:27 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Ky. House Poised To Deliver Budget This Week

Kentucky House members say not to expect many changes to the governor’s budget when the House version comes before the chamber on Wednesday.

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Local/Regional News
5:33 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

State Launches Outreach Efforts As Healthcare Deadline Approaches

Messages from Gov. Steve Beshear about Kynect are about to become more urgent as the clock winds down on open enrollment.

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Local/Regional News
3:42 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Food Truck Program To Continue Through 2014

Lexington’s food truck pilot program won an extension Thursday as the Urban County Council voted to continue the effort through the end of the year.

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Live Music
12:07 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Experience SXSW 2014 Live

Watch and listen to live coverage of SWSX courtesy of NPR.

The lineup includes a Showcase video webcast with St. Vincent, Damon Albarn, and more, the keynote webcast, a preview show from All Songs Considered, and five nightly podcast reports from the ASC team!

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Specials
11:50 am
Fri March 7, 2014

SXSW 2014 NPR Coverage

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