Bowling Green, Ky – As President Bush wraps up his Middle East visit, citizens in the region appear skeptical that the efforts will pay off. WKU Political Science Professor Soleiman Kiasatpour says most observers aren't expecting any major breakthroughs. But the Middle East expert says new leadership in that region does offer some hope for the future. Dan Modlin spoke with Dr. Kiasatpour.
Frankfort, Ky – When Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear was running for office, he promised ethics reforms if elected. Now, as Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports, Beshear is living up to the promise.
Bowling Green, Ky – Later this year, Kentucky and the nation will celebrate the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth in Hodgenville. Before he became president, Lincoln was a lawyer in Illinois. Dan Modlin speaks with Anderson University (IN) professor Brian Dirck about his book "Lincoln The Lawyer."
Bowling Green, Ky – This is the time of year when many high school and middle school students are making decisions about courses they will take next year. Ed Colby, with the testing firm ACT, says too many students set goals that are too low. He joins us for this Midday Edition interview segment.
Frankfort, Ky – The state's tight budget situation was on the minds of Kentucky lawmakers as they gathered in Frankfort for the start of the 2008 legislative session. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.
Bowling Green, Ky – IRS officials say there's important changes for 2008 tax filers concerning the Alternative Minimum Tax or AMT. Also, new rules exist concerning record-keeping for charitable contributions. Dan Modlin speaks with Jodie Reynolds, who works with an IRS office in Indiana.
Bowling Green, Ky – In this story, Lisa Autry of WKU Public Radio speaks to four key lawmakers in our listening area: House Speaker Jody Richards of Bowling Green; Senator Richie Sanders of Franklin; Rep. Rob Wilkey of Scottsville, and Rep. Jim Decesare of Bowling Green. The four discuss some of the main issues facing the upcoming General Assembly session, including the budget, casino gambling, and the Medicaid deficit.
Frankfort, Ky – Governor Beshear is taking actions he hopes will eliminate a current state budget deficit, but warns even tougher times are ahead. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports from Frankfort.
Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky's tight budget situation was front and center as university presidents and Governor Steve Beshear met at the State Capitol. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports from Frankfort.
Bowling Green, Ky – One of the fastest growing segments of the US economy is the management of non-profit organizations. Likewise, a series of classes at WKU that trains students for such work is rising in popularity. Dr. Raymond Poff and two of his students came to WKU Public Radio to talk about WKU's American Humanics minor.