Bowling Green, Ky – November 8th is the 65th anniversary of a pivotal military operation in WWII. "Operation Torch" was a coordinated Allied attack on North Africa in the fall of 1942. WKU Military Historian Jack Thacker says the operation proved to be great training for future US commanders like Dwight Eisenhower and George Patton. Dr. Thacker spoke to Dan Modlin about "Torch".
Bowling Green, Ky – With Democrat Steve Beshear winning the Governor's mansion, and Democrats posting big victories in several other statewide races, the post-election analysis has begun. What did Democrats do right? Where does the state GOP go from here? Lisa Autry has our report.
Frankfort, Ky – Governor-elect Steve Beshear held his first official news conference since defeating Governor Fletcher. Beshear talked about his future cabinet, and whether or not he plans to instigate wholesale personnel changes in state government. Tony McVeigh reports from Frankfort.
Orlando, FL – Pat Duggins has a voice well-known to NPR listeners. For years, the Orlando reporter has covered NASA and its space shuttle program for the network. Pat has recently authored a book called "The Final Countdown", which details the coming end of the shuttle program. He talked to WKU Public Radio's Dan Modlin.
Bowling Green, Ky – The State Council on Postsecondary Education has outlined a plan to double the number of college graduates in Kentucky by the year 2020. Some CPE officials say the plan will have a major impact on Kentucky's future economic opportunities. Dan Modlin has this story.
Frankfort, Ky – Governor Fletcher's decision to post the 10 Commandments in the rotunda of the State Capitol is getting a mixed reaction from those visiting the Capitol. Tony McVeigh reports from Frankfort.
Frankfort, Ky – With the nation at war, the US Army is having a hard time meeting recruitment goals. But as Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports, that's not the case for the Kentucky National Guard.
Bowling Green, Ky – Nick Clooney visited WKU to discuss his visit to the Darfur region of Sudan, where an estimated 400,000 people have been slaughtered by government-backed militias. In eastern Chad, Clooney and his son, George, met hundreds of refugees who had fled the violence in Darfur. Here is the complete, unedited version of his conversation with WKU Public Radio.
Bowling Green, Ky – A competition between WKU and EKU is designed to increase public awareness of organ donation issues. Kim Botner of the WKU School of Nursing says many people are unaware that donors can have an impact on people with a variety of health problems. Dan Modlin has our report.