Bowling Green, Ky – A WKU Economics Professor says there's never been a better time than now to mount a defense of capitalism. Dr. Brian Strow was recently named the school's first BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism. He acknowledges that a recent survey shows more than 25% of Americans don't believe capitalism is the best way to organize a society. This is the complete, unedited version of Dr. Strow's recent interview with WKU Public Radio.
Bowling Green, Ky – Defense lawyers are asking a jury in Paducah to spare the life of Steven Green. The former Ft. Campbell soldier was convicted last week of capital murder, making him eligible for the death penalty. Green is accused of raping an Iraqi teenager, then murdering her and three family members. Professor Robert Holland teaches at South Texas College of Law in Houston. As a former military lawyer and trial judge, he says there is strong evidence of premeditation in the case.
Bowling Green, Ky – As the nation comes to grips with some tough economic problems, some financial experts say it's clear that more people need to get serious about savings plans. Dr. Ed Wolfe of the WKU Department of Finance says young people are often surprised at how savings can grow over time. Professor Wolfe spoke to WKU Public Radio about the need to educate the public on the importance of saving for the future.
Bowling Green, Ky – Environmental officials in Florida are investigating problems with some drywall imported from China. There are widespread reports of decaying wallboard and possible contaminants in the product. Dr. Michael May is an environmental geologist at WKU. He says much of the questionable drywall was used in homes that needed to be repaired after hurricanes. He spoke to our Dan Modlin about the issue.
Frankfort, Ky – The 2010 U.S. Senate race was the topic du jour Saturday night at this year's GOP Lincoln Dinner at the Galt House in Louisville. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh was there and has this report.
Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and legislative leaders will learn more today about the state's budget situation, with the official release of state revenue receipts for April. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.
Bowling Green, KY – The state's top Republicans gather in Louisville Saturday night for the party's annual Lincoln Dinner. Political observers will be watching for any news that could emerge at the event concerning next year's U.S. Senate race in Kentucky. Lisa Autry has this report.
Frankfort, Ky – Nearly 40-percent of Kentucky school districts are taking advantage of legislation allowing them to waive instructional days due to weather-related disasters. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has more.
Bowling Green, Ky – The Bowling Green Corvette plant is idle in the coming weeks as GM cuts production to meet sagging demand for its product. This comes as workers prepare for the prospect of temporary layoffs this summer. Lisa Autry has reaction from a GM worker in this report.