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Randy Smith


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Bringing the world to New Albany and New Albany to the world, Randy Smith is the proprietor of Destinations Booksellers, an independent bookstore in the historic river city of New Albany, Ind. A former journalist and businessman, Smith founded Destinations Booksellers in 2004. He and his wife Ann recently opened Dueling Grounds Cafe in downtown New Albany.

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Roger Baylor, senior editor of NA Confidential, opines on the pendin New Albany City Council's pending legislation to ban workplace smoking.

A weekly wrap-up of local news and notes, plus a look ahead to the coming week. We'll have an author guest talking about our region and the paranormal, plus other items of interest to New Albanians.

Bob Lane is the top official with the New Albany Housing Authority. We'll talk with him about the nature and history of public housing and about Lane's initiatives to make subsidized housing safer and cleaner. This is a call-in show.

Council president Jeff Gahan has set an ambitious agenda for the night, including a full work session to discuss redistricting, housing ordinances, workplace smoking, code enforcement, and funding for a city tow-in lot. We'll recap the... more

Becky King, coordinator for CAPE (Community Alliances to Promote Education) will be our guest to discuss the two-year-old program she runs to foster pre-school literacy

Corydon artist Sid Crosier (1858-1930) exhibited with great Impressionists of his day and even had the opportunity to study in Europe, but he remained in Indiana to care for his infirm mother. After her long illness and death Crosier battled... more

Jeff Gillenwater, co-editor of NA Confidential, and Tyler Allen, founder of 8664.org join us to discuss the Ohio River Bridges and its politics and the novel alternative offered by Allen's organization of more than 10,000 regional residents.

On July 7, 2008, the City Council for the City of New Albany held a public hearing to solicit testimony and public comment on a prospective ban on smoking in the workplace. This segment covers that hearing from beginning to end, without... more

Demographers say that the population of school-age children is shifting. Is that true? The NA-FC Consolidated School Corp. says they aren't prepared to deal with that unless they make dramatic changes, possibly closing one or more... more
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