Bowling Green, Ky – Retired Air Force Brigadier General Dan Cherry says his Vietnam reunion couldn't have gone better. Cherry recently returned from Southeast Asia after meeting the Vietnamese pilot he shot out of the air over Hanoi 36 years ago. Cherry spoke to our Lisa Autry about his experience.
Bowling Green, Ky – WKU and the Housing Authority of Bowling Green are working together on an adult literacy program called "Read Kentucky." Cynthia Reed is one of the students attending the classes on a regular basis. She says her grandchildren are very excited about her going back to school to improve her reading skills. Dan Modlin spoke to her and others about Read Kentucky's success.
Bowling Green, Ky – For many community organizations in Kentucky and throughout the nation, volunteerism is becoming an increasingly important resource to meet local and regional needs. Cheryl Kirby-Stokes is the Service Learning and Volunteer Coordinator for the WKU Alive Center for Community Partnerships. She says teen volunteers in particular are playing key roles for service organizations in the region. She spoke with our Dan Modlin.
Bowling Green, Ky – April is Autism Awareness month in the US, and a special event called an "Autism Festival" is being held at WKU. Mary Lloyd Moore is the director of the Clinical Education Complex at WKU. She says the festival will give families a chance to learn more about support services for family members with autism. Dan Modlin spoke with Dr. Moore.
Bowling Green, Ky – WKU's run to the NCAA Sweet 16 is bringing back memories of the 1971 Hilltopper squad that made it all the way to the Final Four. One of the stars of that '71 team was Clarence Glover. He attended a viewing party for WKU's game versus UCLA, and spoke to our Lisa Autry.
Frankfort, Ky – Casino gambling, which dominated the 2008 session of the Kentucky General Assembly, is dead at least for now. But as Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports, this likely isn't the last Kentuckians have heard about the issue.
Bowling Green, Ky – WKU's Sweet 16 matchup with UCLA is the biggest game ever for the Hilltopper players. WKU's six seniors came into the season knowing they only had one last chance to make it to the NCAA tournament. This year's team has made the most of its opportunity. Dan Modlin spoke with WKU head coach Darrin Horn.
Bowling Green, Ky – The issue of race has been front and center in numerous ways so far this election year. The success of the Barack Obama candidacy has brought about numerous questions about the role race plays in modern US society. Dan Modlin recently spoke about these issues with Dr. William Chafe, the Alice Mary Baldwin Professor or History at Duke University.
Frankfort, Ky – Former President Bill Clinton is stumping Kentucky on behalf of his wife, U-S Senator Hillary Clinton of New York. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh covered Clinton's remarks in the capital city.