Breya Jones

Ida B. Wells Fellow

Breya Jones is our Southern Fellow. She’s based in Louisville, Kentucky, where she covers arts and culture for NPR member station WFPL. While at Louisville Public Media, she has focused on highlighting the voices of historically underrepresented communities, covering issues including arts initiatives in neighborhoods of color, inequities in the public park system, and the continued community response to the police killing of Breonna Taylor in 2020. Born and raised in Louisville, Jones attended DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, where she studied journalism and political science. She will be investigating higher art education and the collegiate accreditation process.


Louisville francophones connect and explore with French-language podcast

When Jim Natsis and Patrick Litanga met at an Iroquois Library French-speaking event in 2015, they didn’t know the friendship they sparked would lead to their podcast, “Récits Francophones au Coeur de l’Amérique”.

Brown Hotel at 100: Meet the people who make it possible

For 100 years, the Brown Hotel has welcomed guests from across the country and the world. Long-time employees are part of the local hotel’s success.

Louisville market owners reflect on growth and change at Logan Street Market

Logan Street Market has become a popular spot in the Louisville Shelby Park neighborhood. In the four years since it opened, owners Mike and Medora Safai have had to adapt their business to match the changing needs and goals of the market, its vendors and consumers.

Louisville’s Cuban community is the focus of a new, free series

Louisville is home to the second-biggest Cuban population in the nation. The Louisville Free Public Library is hosting a series of events to showcase different facets of Cuban culture including food, dance and music.

Louisville workshop challenges people to make masks by touch, not sight

How does someone convey fear through touch? What about anger? The Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) challenges people to use their sense of touch to convey ideas during a mask-making workshop this weekend.