Bowling Green – A Kentucky National guard unit deploys today for Afghanistan with an unusual mission: agriculture. As Lisa Autry reports, many soldiers are leaving their own crops and livestock to help farmers a world away become more self-sufficient and avoid the illegal drug trade.
Bowling Green, Ky – WKU President Gary Ransdell has introduced the University's next Provost. Dr. Gordon Emslie is coming to Bowling Green from Oklahoma State University. He takes over the Provost position from Barbara Burch, who will return to the faculty ranks this summer. Dan Modlin spoke with Dr. Emslie.
Bowling Green, Ky – It seems like a recurring bad dream: time is running out in the current legislative session, and Kentucky lawmakers remain unable to agree on a two-year budget plan. WKU Public Radio's Lisa Autry has this look ahead at what the next week or so may hold as negotiations continue.
Bowling Green, Ky – Five years after it was first brought up and after three separate controversial votes, WKU has approved health benefits for the domestic partners of staff and faculty. In this report, Joe Corcoran explores the issue and speaks to some of those who will be directly impacted by the policy change.
Bowling Green, Ky – Some educators are encouraging students to learn and play the game of chess. Dan Modlin of WKU Public Radio recently spoke with Sam Hunt of the WKU Knight's Chess Club. WKU is holding a tournament April 10th.
Bowling Green, KY – A plan to change financial regulation is expected to come before Congress in the coming weeks. Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell says the interests of small banks need to be remembered. The Republican Minority Leader recently visited the studios of WKU Public Radio, and spoke with our Dan Modlin.
Bowling Green, KY – An Owensboro program is getting kids and parents active and educated in an effort to battle childhood obesity. The Power Up Kidz effort at Owensboro Medical Health System brings adults and children together, teachers them about healthy cooking and portion control, and gets them physically active. In this report, Kevin Willis brings us the story of some of those involved in the effort.
Bowling Green, Ky – Mammoth Cave National Park is conducting a series of prescribed fires. These controlled burns are designed to reduce the chances of a serious forest fire, according to Public Information Officer Vickie Carson. Area residents with breathing conditions are being warned that smoke will be in the air.
WKU Public Radio – WKU Public Radio and the Law Firm of Harned, Bachert and McGehee PSC are pleased to host the annual Classical Music Poetry Contest. Hundreds of students have participated over the years, and the quality of the entries is always inspiring. Our hope is that the contest will also inspire a life-long love of music.
Bowling Green, Ky – A "play therapy" center at Lindsey Wilson College has earned national accreditation this year. Center Director Dr. Jodi Crane says the center was recognized by the association for play therapy. Play therapy is a form of mental health counseling used by licensed professionals to better communicate with clients. Specialists in the field say it has been especially effective with children. Dan Modlin has our story.