Frankfort, KY – A program aimed at reducing binge drinking among college students is showing positive results at the University of Alabama. And as Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports, representatives of the University shared ideas with their colleagues in Kentucky including WKU.
Frankfort, KY – A fascinating footnote of Civil War history is the fact that the President of the United States at the time and the President of the Confederacy were both from Kentucky. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports a constant reminder of that fact continues to rile some Kentuckians.
Bowling Green, Ky – A child abuse pediatrician in Kentucky wants the public to know more about the impact of abuse on young people. Dr. Andrea Taroli, with the University of Louisville, says there should be outrage at the number of children who die annually due to violence at the hands of a parental figure. Kevin Willis has our story.
In her 20s, Vancouver's Renee Rosnes received a Canada Council of the Arts grant to study jazz in the U.S. High-profile artists such as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Joe Henderson (to name a few) gave her high-powered support. Blue Note Records signed and kept her on the label for more than a decade.
Bowling Green, KY – Funeral Services are being held in Bowling Green today for Dr. Dero G. Downing, the fourth President of Western Kentucky University. Dr. Downing's contributions to the University span many decades. He served as President from 1969 until 1979 and led the College Heights Foundation for many years. Dan Modlin has this report on the life of Dero G. Downing........
Glasgow, Ky – Donna and Tony Morgan of Barren County have been on a mission ever since tragedy struck their family in 2005. That's the year their 6 year old daughter, Maddie, died suddenly of Pulmonary Veno Occlusive Disease, or "PVOD". Since then, the Morgans have set out to educate the public--and just as importantly, the medical community--about the rare disease. Kevin Willis reports from Glasgow about the Butterflies for Maddie Foundation.
Frankfort, KY – After nearly a month in session and a two week recess after members of the House adjourned, the Kentucky Senate has ended their special session on the Medicare bill. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh takes a look back at the ins and outs of the complicated session.
Bowling Green, Ky – A Union Officer from the State of Kentucky played a key role when Confederate troops opened fire on Fort Sumter. He had decided to move his forces into the modern fort shortly before the attack started. Dr. Glen LaFantasie and Dr. Jack Thacker of the WKU History Department talk with Dan Modlin, in the latest in our series of reports on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War......