Category Archives: KTW Guests

LEO: A Joy Ride through Decades of American Culture & Automobile Design

By Jo Anne Triplett Originally published in LEO While my taste for classic cars leans towards the boxy Nash Metropolitan, Mercedes 190 and Volvo 240, I can appreciate a streamlined automobile. Even owned a Camaro once, although its power was totally wasted on me. But as a lover of good design, it’s exciting to hear […]

Business First: Louisville native talks about designing the Pontiac GTO

By David Mann, July 15 2015 Originally published in Business First If someone asked you to describe the 1968 Pontiac GTO in one word, how would you do it? Sporty? Slick, maybe? After the conversation I had on Monday with Bill Porter, the artist who designed this iconic car, I suppose I would use the […]

Kentucky to the World Presents: Michael Wines and Sharon LaFraniere Coming to Louisville in October 2015

Michael Wines and Sharon LaFraniere: “Breaking World News from The Louisville Times to The New York Times” – October 21, 2015 Louisville native and former New York Times Beijing Bureau Chief Michael Wines and award-winning New York Times journalist Sharon LaFraniere met when they both worked at The Louisville Times. They went on to live […]

Kentucky to the World Presents Dr. Sandy Florman: “Life Saving Organ Transplants – Ethics, Politics & Technology”

“Life Saving Organ Transplants – Ethics, Politics & Technology” – March 12, 2015 Hear from one of the leading experts nationally and internationally in organ transplants – Dr. Sander (Sandy) Florman, a Louisville native and graduate of St. Francis School and University of Louisville Medical School. Dr. Florman will share the fascinating story of his […]

In the News: “Dr. Sander Florman, Louisville Native and Transplant Expert, on What People Should Know About Organ Donation”

Louisville native Dr. Sander Florman returns home Thursday evening to talk about organ transplants at the Henry Clay Building. Florman is the director of the Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. During his speech entitled “Life Saving Organ Transplants-Ethics, Politics & Techonology,” Florman will discuss organ transplantation and donation and his Kentucky upbringing. Kentucky to the World, an organization that highlights prominent people with ties to Kentucky, will host the event.

In the News: “Louisville-raised transplant doctor to share his story on March 12”

Dr. Sander Florman is a leading surgeon in the world of organ transplants. The Louisville native will tell his story in the next program sponsored by Kentucky to the World (KTW), an organization that showcases commonwealth-connected people who have had major impacts on the global stage.

In the News: “Louisville surgeon to lecture on organ transplants”

Kentucky to the World presents Louisville native Dr. Sander Florman, a national transplant expert who will share his journey from University of Louisville Medical School to rebuilding the transplant program in post-Katrina New Orleans to running one of the most successful transplant centers in the country.

Kentucky to the World Presents: Bill Porter, Coming to Louisville in Summer 2015

According to Louisville native and University of Louisville alumni Bill Porter, retired Chief Designer of three decades at General Motors, “The best designs are those that represent a true synthesis of art and technology.” Join KTW for a lively conversation with Mr. Porter as he discusses the creative evolutionary journey and inspirational recipes for the fusion of engineering and art that sparked some of the world’s hottest automobile designs and trends. Along the way, discover unique influences of his Kentucky upbringing on his work, like drawing fighter planes during his childhood art classes at what is now the Louisville Visual Art Association.