Bowling Green, Ky – Dan Modlin brings us a behind-the-scenes look at the life of a minor-league baseball play-by-play announcer. We meet Tom Gauthier, the announcer for the Bowling Green Hot Rods, and Keith Elkins of the Lexington Legends. According to them, one of the hardest things to do is identify the different types of pitches being thrown during the game.
Bowling Green, Ky – The Symphony at WKU has a new executive director who is hoping to expand the group's reach throughout the region. Jennifer Bryant recently came to the studios of WKU Public Radio to talk about the challenges facing non-profit arts groups, and The Symphony's upcoming concert season.
Bowling Green, Ky – In part two of our series on health care reform, Dan Modlin trys to find out the definitions of many of the terms being thrown around as Americans debate the issue. Phrases like "single-payer", "socialized medicine" and others are being used by supporters, critics, and media. But what do these terms actually mean?
Nashville, TN – One of the most famous pianists in the world is coming to Tennessee to perform music by one of the most famous composers ever. Chinese soloist Lang Lang will open the Nashville Symphony's latest concert series Friday, September 11th, with a performance of the Beethoven Piano Concerto #3. Lee Stott has this look at the music, and the man who will perform it.
Frankfort, KY – In comments to reporters at the State Capitol, the president of the Kentucky Senate is accusing Gov. Steve Beshear of poisoning the political atmosphere in Frankfort. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.
Louisville, Ky – Knocking on doors and surfing for jobs on the internet may not cut it for those out of work these days. Some job seekers are taking a more unconventional route to finding employment. Clear Channel Radio launched a project this summer that allows the unemployed to market themselves to potential employers on air and at no cost. Lisa Autry visited a station involved in the effort, and spoke to one of the participants.
Bowling Green, Ky – Members of Congress will return to Washington soon, with the health care debate expected to be a top priority. Dan Modlin of WKU Public Radio has a special two-part series on the issues surrounding the ongoing controversy. In this report, we hear about some of the possible economic ramifications of changing the country's health care system.
Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky officeholders may soon no longer have to swear they've never fought a duel with deadly weapons. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh says a Louisville lawmaker wants to delete the colorful language from the public oath of office.
Owensboro, Ky – As newspapers throughout the country struggle with the issue of making their online operations profitable, a publisher in Owensboro says papers have to stop giving away their product for free. Bob Morris is group publisher for the company that produces several papers in Kentucky, including the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer. Morris says not charging for online content gives the impression the product has no value. We also hear from Jeff Jobe, a publisher based in Glasgow.
Bowling Green, Ky – Volunteer fire departments across Kentucky and the nation are facing a crisis. They've often been short of money and personnel in the past, but now fewer young people are stepping in to fill the ranks. In this report we hear from several volunteer firefighters, including Mike Braun, Assistant Chief of the Austin-Tracy Volunteer Fire Department in Barren County.