Hey folks, it’s Laura Ellis with your weekly preview of what’s on the SoA agenda this week.

Today we’re talking about a tumultuous 13 years in our nation’s history – Prohibition.  What lead to the outlawing of alcohol, what were the repercussions of the law, and how did it come to be repealed?  We’ll find out from Daniel Okrent, author of Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition.

The Louisville Orchestra has come a long way since its 1948 beginnings, and while it hasn’t always been smooth sailing, the organization has built an international reputation for innovation.  A new documentary, Music Makes a City, reflects on the orchestra’s history.  The film premiers on May 20, and we’re talking about it on Tuesday.

The Louisville Connectors project is a brain child of Leadership Louisville.  The 128 connectors, selected from nominations by the public, are individuals whose influence reaches across disciplines and sectors to bring people together in interesting and useful ways.  While the list is not without criticism (the C-J pointed out that all four connectors in the faith-based category are Christian, and that no one is really sure what the connectors will actually do) it’s hoped that these community members will be the next generation of Louisville leaders.  We’ll meet some of them and learn more about the project on Wednesday.

On Thursday we’ll talk with doctors and researchers about one of the hardest-working parts of your body.  Your heart beats about 100,000 times a day, and tends to keep on going in spite of our sometimes bad health habits.  We’ll find out the basics of how the heart works, what can go wrong, and how to keep it healthy.

Rounding out the week on Friday, it’s State of the News – a look at what made headlines this week in Metro Louisville and beyond.

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