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.
Bowling Green, Ky – Bowling Green Air Force veteran Dan Cherry will have an amazing experience in the coming days. He's traveling to Vietnam to meet with the North Vietnamese fighter pilot he shot down in 1972. In this report by Lisa Autry, we hear some of the actual cockpit recordings of the aerial fight.
Bowling Green, Ky – Gloria Steinem, the feminist icon who made a name for herself in the 1960s, is coming to WKU. Steinem's presentation "The Longest Revolution: Where Are We Going?" will begin at 7:30pm April 1st at Van Meter Auditorium. Joe Corcoran spoke to Steinem in advance of her appearance here.
Frankfort, Ky – Time is running out on the 2008 Kentucky General Assembly, and that's intensifying the search for new sources of state revenue. To assess the situation, Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh began by attending a rally in the Capitol rotunda.
Bowling Green, Ky – The Distinguished Professor of Economics at WKU says one way for people to understand recent Federal Reserve activity is to think about the movie "It's a Wonderful Life." Dr. Brian Goff says the Fed has taken steps recently to assure that financial markets wouldn't experience a "run on the bank." Dr. Goff and WKU Economics Department Chairman Bill Davis spoke to our Dan Modlin about the state of the US economy.
Owensboro, Ky – The Boulware Mission in Owensboro may very well be one of the best kept secrets in Kentucky. The homeless shelter/substance abuse treatment center has gained a reputation for graduating clients--many of whom return to help at the mission. Boulware is in the process of renovating an abandoned nun convent where the mission will be able to house triple the number of clients it currently serves. Kevin Willis visited Boulware and has this report.