Bowling Green, Ky – The WKU Forensics program is the defending national and international collegiate champion. Yet this elite program is facing budget cuts that will likely prevent students from traveling to next year's international competition. Dan Modlin recently spoke to program director Judy Woodring and coach Jace Lux about the impact of the cuts, and how the program has maintained its incredible run of success.
Bowling Green, Ky – Lori Monroe's life story is one that can serve as an inspiration to all. This Warren County Registered Nurse has survived cancer, and is now appearing in a video for the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship. She spoke to our Dan Modlin.
Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky public school students will have more chances to learn about the Holocaust and other acts of genocide under a resolution passed by the General Assembly. As WKU Public Radio's Kevin Willis reports, the resolution is due in no small part to the efforts of a Louisville teacher and students.
Frankfort, Ky – The 2008 session of the Kentucky General Assembly lurched to a chaotic conclusion last night in Frankfort. And as Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports, lawmakers left lots of unfinished business behind.
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.