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9:26 am
Thu October 15, 2009

Kentucky teenager heading effort to stop "distracted driving"

Frankfort, Ky – A Kentucky teenager is helping launch a new state public awareness campaign on the dangers of distracted driving, particularly texting while driving. We get details from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
9:43 am
Wed October 14, 2009

Astrophysicist and PBS host to visit WKU

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

Bowling Green, Ky – A noted astrophysicist is appearing at WKU as part of the Cultural Enhancement Series. Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson is the host of "NOVA Science Now" on PBS. Tyson tells WKU Public Radio he plans to talk about a "cosmic" perspective when he visits WKU on Monday, October 26th in the Garrett Ballroom.

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Classical Music
9:32 am
Wed October 14, 2009

Web exclusive: Complete, Unedited Interview with Giancarlo Guerrero

Nashville, TN – As a special web exclusive, WKU Public Radio is offering the complete, half-hour conversation between Nashville Symphony conductor and music director Giancarlo Guerrero and Kevin Willis.

Classical Music
11:21 am
Tue October 13, 2009

Leader of Nashville Symphony Talks About Challenges Facing Classical Music

Giancarlo Guerrero

Nashville, TN – Giancarlo Guerrero is a man at the helm of one of the top up-and-coming orchestras in the country. As conductor and music director of the Nashville Symphony, Guerrero is in a unique position to address the many challenges facing orchestras and the American classical music industry. In this interview with WKU Public Radio's Kevin Willis, Guerrero talks about attracting audiences for new music, the threats posed by cutting musical education in schools, and his own favorite pieces of music.

Regional
11:00 am
Tue October 13, 2009

Kentucky budget deficit likely larger than anticipated

Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky's economic woes continue. The current state budget deficit could be larger than anticipated and there may be even more red ink ahead. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh assesses the state's grim financial picture.

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Regional
4:12 pm
Mon October 12, 2009

Kentucky's bad budget news just got even worse

Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky's projected budget deficit for the current fiscal year just got bigger. We get details from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
4:09 pm
Mon October 12, 2009

Nunn moved for psychiatric evaluation

Frankfort, Ky – Accused murderer Steve Nunn of Glasgow, Kentucky, has been moved from the Fayette County Jail for psychiatric evaluation. We get an update from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
4:07 pm
Mon October 12, 2009

Specially trained canines are providing services for kids with autism

Bowling Green, Ky – Properly-trained canines are providing some much needed services for children with autism. In this report, Dan Modlin speaks with Dr. Jennifer Butler-Modaff. She believes her son would benefit greatly from an autism service dog.

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Regional
3:58 pm
Wed October 7, 2009

Number of Kentucky school districts closing because of flu

Bowling Green, Ky – Some school districts in Kentucky are closing their doors because of high absenteeism related to the flu. Lisa Autry speaks with Megan Broadbent of the Barren River District Health Department, and Kentucky Education Department spokeswoman Lisa Gross.

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Regional
2:35 pm
Wed October 7, 2009

Mental health counselors in region learning to QPR: question, persuade, refer

Bowling Green, Ky – Many suicide prevention specialists in the region are participating in the training program called "QPR". Dr. Karl Laves of the WKU Counseling and Testing Center says the program is designed for family members, friends, and members of the community. QPR stands for "question, persuade, and refer." Dan Modlin has this story.

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