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2:15 am
Thu July 24, 2008

Expert says impact of concussions on football players severe

Bowling Green, Ky – A forensic pathologist from Pennsylvania is raising questions about the extent of brain injuries suffered by professional football players. Dr. Bennett Omalu has conducted autopsies on some former pro players and believes concussions are taking a heavier toll on players than many people realize. He spoke with our Dan Modlin.

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Regional
2:12 am
Thu July 24, 2008

More Kentuckians rely on food banks as prices rise

Bowling Green, Ky – Kentuckians being squeezed by higher energy costs are getting hit in the supermarket, as well. According to the Kentucky Farm Bureau, consumers are paying 12% more than a year ago for things like eggs, milk, and bread. Lisa Autry reports.

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Proposed Interstate in Ky
3:44 am
Fri July 18, 2008

Proposed Bridge Would Link I-69 from Henderson to Evansville

Bowling Green, Ky – An engineering study says Kentucky will need to get creative to finance a new bridge over the Ohio River. The proposed bridge would link I-69 between Henderson, Kentucky and Evansville, Indiana. The study finds that tolls alone won't be able to fund such a project. Lisa Autry spoke with Keith Todd of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

Regional
9:11 am
Thu July 17, 2008

WKU Iran expert: some thaws in US-Iran relations

Bowling Green, Ky – If you hear or read news about relations between Iran and the US, chances are it's bleak. But WKU Political Science Professor Sol Kiasatpour says there are some small--but very meaningful--thaws taking place between the two countries. He spoke to WKU Public Radio's Kevin Willis.

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Regional
11:48 am
Wed July 16, 2008

WKU prof: US jobless rate still at historic lows

Bowling Green, Ky – Despite the weak US economy, unemployment nationwide is historically low. The 5.5% jobless rate is running about average according to Dr. Bill Davis, head of the WKU Economics Department. However, he says many Americans have been unemployed for longer periods of time recently. He spoke to our Lisa Autry.

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Regional
2:51 am
Wed July 16, 2008

Nursing contracts at Ky mental health facilities questioned

Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky lawmakers are questioning the expenditure of hundreds of millions of dollars for contract nurses at state mental health facilities. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
11:22 am
Tue July 15, 2008

Former scammer talks to WKU Public Radio: part 2 of series

Bowling Green, Ky – Law enforcement officials in Kentucky say there has been a significant increase in fraudulent gas and oil investment schemes that are prompted, in part, by the rising cost of fuel. In the conclusion to our special two part series, Dan Modlin speaks with a man who spent time in federal prison for his involvement in such schemes.

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Regional
11:16 am
Tue July 15, 2008

Telemarketers targeting Kentuckians with fake oil deals: part 1 of series

Bowling Green, Ky – Law enforcement officials in Kentucky say consumers should be on guard against telemarketers who offer quick profits for investments in gas and oil drilling. This is the first of a special two part series of reports by Dan Modlin entitled "Let the Buyer Beware."

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Regional
1:40 am
Fri July 11, 2008

Balloon in Bowling Green to travel to "the edge of space"

Bowling Green, Ky – On Monday, July 14th, a statewide collaborative effort called Kentucky Space will launch its first high altitude balloon. The student project involves students from universities across the Commonwealth. WKU Professor Dr. Karen Hackney is director of the Kentucky Space Grant Consortium. She says the balloon will travel to "the edge of space"--nearly 20 miles into the air, to provide data for a number of communication and launch projects. She spoke with our Dan Modlin.

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Regional
11:50 am
Thu July 10, 2008

Beware of those "pop-up" offers while on internet

Bowling Green, Ky – The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to be careful about clicking on "pop-up" offers while making online purchases. Charlie Mattingly of the Better Business Bureau says his group has received thousands of complaints about the issue.

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