Nashville, TN – Giancarlo Guerrero is a man at the helm of one of the top up-and-coming orchestras in the country. As conductor and music director of the Nashville Symphony, Guerrero is in a unique position to address the many challenges facing orchestras and the American classical music industry. In this interview with WKU Public Radio's Kevin Willis, Guerrero talks about attracting audiences for new music, the threats posed by cutting musical education in schools, and his own favorite pieces of music.
Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky's economic woes continue. The current state budget deficit could be larger than anticipated and there may be even more red ink ahead. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh assesses the state's grim financial picture.
Bowling Green, Ky – Properly-trained canines are providing some much needed services for children with autism. In this report, Dan Modlin speaks with Dr. Jennifer Butler-Modaff. She believes her son would benefit greatly from an autism service dog.
Bowling Green, Ky – Some school districts in Kentucky are closing their doors because of high absenteeism related to the flu. Lisa Autry speaks with Megan Broadbent of the Barren River District Health Department, and Kentucky Education Department spokeswoman Lisa Gross.
Bowling Green, Ky – Many suicide prevention specialists in the region are participating in the training program called "QPR". Dr. Karl Laves of the WKU Counseling and Testing Center says the program is designed for family members, friends, and members of the community. QPR stands for "question, persuade, and refer." Dan Modlin has this story.
Bowling Green, Ky – Although policy decisions regarding the war in Afghanistan have drawn more headlines recently, it's been a very deadly week for US troops in Iraq. The US military says 13 soldiers were killed in Baghdad in just three days. Dr. Jack Thacker studies military history in the WKU History Department. He says casualties sometimes increase as troop numbers are drawn down. He spoke to our Dan Modlin.