Owensboro, Ky – An Owensboro doctor is speaking out about what he saw during a medical mission to Haiti. Dr. Charles Milem is a surgeon with Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Daviess County. After the devastating earthquake last month, Dr. Milem spent a week in Haiti performing surgeries--many of them amputations--under challenging conditions. He spoke to WKU Public Radio about how the experience has changed him.
Bowling Green, KY – A fungus that has killed thousands of bats in eastern states has now been found in Tennessee. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has confirmed that two bats found in Sullivan County, tested positive for White Nose Syndrome. Pat Kambesis of the WKU Hoffman Institute at WKU says that finding is significant.
Frankfort, KY – Kentucky House committee reviews of university budgets have concluded in Frankfort, with appearances by the presidents of the state's two largest universities. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.
Frankfort, Ky – Justice is not an optional government program. That's the message delivered to a legislative budget panel by the head of Kentucky's judicial system. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports from Frankfort.
Bowling Green, KY – Indiana Democrat Evan Bayh's decision to not seek re-election to the US Senate has shocked virtually everyone in American political circles. In this report we hear from WKU Political Science Professor Scott Lasley and Robert Dion, from the University of Evansville Political Science Department. They talk about the implications Bayh's decision could have on the future makeup of the US Senate.
Bowling Green, KY – The impoverished Middle Eastern country Yemen has been in the spotlight since a failed Christmas Day attack on a US-bound airliner. The Nigerian attacker allegedly received training from Al-Qaida agents in Yemen. To learn more about Yemen and its importance in the Middle East and broader world, we spoke with WKU Geography and Geology Department Head David Keeling.
Owensboro, Ky – More than 50,000 Catholics in 32 western Kentucky counties now have a new leader. Father William Medley has been ordained as the fourth bishop in the history of the Owensboro Diocese. WKU Public Radio's Joe Corcoran sat down with Father Medley in the days leading up to his ordination, and brings us this interview from Owensboro.
Frankfort, Ky – An unresolved education reform issue tugging at Kentucky lawmakers for the past 20 years is getting renewed attention in Frankfort. The issue? Boosting the state's dropout age. Monitoring the debate is Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.
Bowling Green, KY – In the final part in our series on banning texting while driving, Lisa Autry speaks with Jim Waters of the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions. The group is a Bowling Green-based free market think-tank that opposes a measure proposed in the General Assembly that would make driving while texting a legal offense.
Bowling Green, KY – A Louisville high school senior has become the face of an effort to ban texting while driving in Kentucky. Will Craig suffered a traumatic brain injury during a car accident and had to learn to walk and talk again. Much of his energy today is focused on rallying support for a ban on texting while driving. Lisa Autry went to Louisville to hear Craig's story. In the second part of this series, we'll hear from someone who is opposed to the ban.