Here’s a review of this week’s questions:
- Who is the radio personality from Louisville that was host of NPR’s “Morning Edition” from 1979 to 2004 and is now a busy podcaster?
- Who is the Louisville swimmer who won gold medals in the 1984 Olympic Games and was elected to the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1993?
- What Louisville native was named the first African American justice on the Kentucky Supreme Court?
And here are the answers:
- Bob Edwards attended St. Xavier High School in Louisville graduated from U of L in 1968. He served in the US Army as a broadcaster and took his first job at WTOP, an all-news station in Washington DC. Edwards hosted National Public Radio’s (NPR) “Morning Edition” for 24-and-a-half years, attracting more than 13 million listeners weekly. He joined NPR in 1974 and was co-host of NPR’s evening news magazine, “All Things Considered,” until 1979 when he helped launch “Morning Edition.” He has gone on to host two podcasts and is currently featured on the PRX weekly program, “Bob Edwards Weekend.”
- In addition to the three gold medals that Mary T. Meagher won in Los Angeles (two individual, one relay), she won an individual bronze at age 23 in the 1988 Summer Games of Seoul. At the top of her game, she was about as untouchable as current US swimming sensation Katie Ledecky is today. Born in Louisville in 1964 as the 10th of 11 children, Mary Terstegge (her mother’s maiden name) Meagher attended Sacred Heart Academy and the University of California at Berkely. Nicknamed “Madame Butterfly,” she is married to former speed skater Mike Plant.
- Judge William E. MacAnulty Jr. graduated from the University of Louisville Law School in 1974. A native of Indianapolis, McAnulty served more than 30 years at all levels of the Kentucky state court system. In 1975, he began his career as a Jefferson County Juvenile Court judge before being elected to Jefferson District Court in 1977 and served there until being elected a Circuit Court judge in 1983. He was known for his intellect, sense of fairness and for not taking himself too seriously. In 2006, Governor Ernie Fletcher appointed him to the Kentucky Supreme Court. Sadly, he was diagnosed with lung cancer the following year and passed away at age 59 in August of 2007.