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Regional
9:40 am
Tue January 12, 2010

WKU partnering with company to increase number of international students

Bowling Green, Ky – Officials at Western Kentucky University have entered a new partnership to enhance the quality of international student experiences at the school. Through an agreement with the global educational services provider Navitas, WKU hopes to increase the number of successful international students on campus. Dan Modlin reports.

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Regional
9:28 am
Tue January 12, 2010

WKU alum says patients need to reach out to their healthcare providers

Bowling Green, Ky – The author of a new book about becoming a better healthcare consumer says too many people are afraid to ask their doctors questions. And WKU alum Jeff Knott believes patients have a responsibility to give accurate descriptions of symptoms to their physicians. Knott spoke to Dan Modlin about the issues.

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Meth Scourge
9:25 am
Tue January 12, 2010

"Shake and Bake" Meth Production on the Rise in Kentucky

Bowling Green, Ky – A new one-step method of producing methamphetamine is gaining in popularity throughout the region. "Shake and bake" is a technique where meth ingredients are placed in a plastic bottle and shaken. Kevin Willis spoke to law enforcement agents in Bowling Green and Elizabethtown about the dangers the method poses to those involved, and those who come into contact with the discarded bottles.

Regional
9:47 am
Tue January 5, 2010

Kentucky Governor Previews 2010 General Assembly

Bowling Green – Kentucky lawmakers return to Frankfort Tuesday, January 5 for the start of the 2010 legislative session. The overriding issue will be overcoming a 1.5 billion dollar budget deficit over the next two years. Governor Steve Beshear talked about his legislative priorities in a phone interview with Lisa Autry.

Regional
4:51 pm
Mon January 4, 2010

Beshear announces details on next state budget

Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear unveils his plan for reducing a huge deficit in the current state budget. We get details from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
4:49 pm
Mon January 4, 2010

Chief Justice of Ky Supreme Court worried about cuts to courts

Bowling Green, Ky – Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. is worried about the impact budget cuts could have on the state's court system. He also spoke to WKU Public Radio about efforts to increase transparency in state financial matters.

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The Economy Project
2:20 pm
Wed December 23, 2009

Slow Economy Has Workers Raiding Retirement Funds

Bowling Green – The down economy has more Americans tapping their retirement savings. One business group says nearly half of those changing or losing jobs last year took cash out of their 401k accounts. In this report, Lisa Autry speaks with Bowling Green financial adviser Tony Walker who says it can be risky and expensive to tap retirement funds early.

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The Economy Project
4:28 pm
Thu December 17, 2009

Age Discrimination a Worry as Workforce Grows Older

Bowling Green, Ky – As many older employees try to stay in the workforce longer, some are facing age discrimination. Dan Modlin explores these legal issues with Bowling Green attorney Steve Hixson.

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The Economy Project
4:26 pm
Thu December 17, 2009

Older Workers Face Challenges as They Try to Stay in Workforce Longer

Bowling Green, Ky – Many older workers are hoping to stay on the job longer, in light of recent losses in retirement plan or longer life expectancy. Dan Modlin recently spoke with Howard Eglit of the Chicago-Kent School of Law about a recent study on older workers conducted by the Pew Foundation.

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Regional
7:22 am
Thu December 17, 2009

Message this: No texting while driving for state workers in Ky

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has issued an executive order banning state employees from text messaging while driving government-owned vehicles. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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