Bowling Green, Ky – With President Obama officially announcing the end of combat operations in Iraq, Lisa Autry speaks with Carey Cavanaugh, Director of the Patterson School of Diplomacy at the University of Kentucky. Professor Cavanaugh talks about the many financial, political, and cultural challenges that remain in Iraq.
Bowling Green, KY – This summer's prolonged hot weather has hurt corn yields for many farmers. Some are now harvesting what's left of their crop----long before they would usually have combines in the field.
Bowling Green, KY – President Harry Truman was known for making tough decisions, and is remembered as the President who said , "the buck stops here." But few decisions could have been more difficult than the one he made to use atomic weapons in bombing missions against the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, in August of 1945.
WKU Public Radio has produced a special documentary report on that decision.
Bowling Green, Ky – Delaying the vaccinations a child is to receive in the first year of life has no positive impact on that child's cognitive development. That's the conclusion of research conducted at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, and published in the journal Pediatrics. Researcher Dr. Michael Smith spoke to WKU Public Radio about the study, and WKU Nursing Instructor Deanna Hanson described the negative consequences of delaying or forgoing vaccinations.
Bowling Green, KY – Governor Steve Beshear visited Bowling Green as part of the announcement that thirty new jobs will be created at Magna. The company will produce a convertible soft top for the Chevrolet Camaro, and will invest more than 950 thousand dollars in the expansion project. The Governor says the expansion is especially important because it enhances Kentucky's reputation as a major supplier for the automotive industry.
Bowling Green, KY – University President Gary Ransdell says its a "New Day" at WKU. During his annual opening convocation address, Dr. Ransdell talked about challenges facing the institution. Provost Gordon Emslie and Vice-President of Research Gordon Bayliss also talked about changes and opportunities at WKU. Dan Modlin has this report......
Bowling Green, KY – At a time when many sectors of the U-S economy are finding it difficult to export products, beef and pork exports have increased significantly in the past six months. Dan Modlin talks with Phil Seng, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Denver-based U-S Meat Export Federation.