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12:21 am
Mon September 11, 2006

Western's Public Radio airs Midday newscast from Sept. 11, 2001

Bowling Green, KY – On September 11, 2001, the news staff at Western's Public Radio went on the air with an abbreviated Midday Edition newscast at about 11:45am. Just a few hours earlier, planes had crashed into the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon. On the fifth anniversary of the attacks, we offer a rebroadcast of that Midday Edition. Click on the MP3 icon above to hear how September 11th sounded that day.

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11:45 am
Fri September 8, 2006

WKU suicide expert says discussion is key to prevention

Bowling Green – Next week is National Suicide Prevention Week, and a special program is planned at Western Kentucky University. Dan Modlin talks with an outreach coordinator at Western.

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11:55 am
Thu September 7, 2006

Change of Venue Denied in Glasgow Mayor's Trial

Glasgow, KY – The criminal trial involving Glasgow Mayor Darrell Pickett will stay in Barren County, despite the prosecution's request to move the trial to another part of the state. Lisa Autry has this report.

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1:02 am
Thu September 7, 2006

Change of venue denied for Glasgow mayor's Trial

Glasgow, KY – The criminal trial involving Glasgow Mayor Darrell Pickett will stay in Barren County, despite the prosecution's request to move the trial to another part of the state. Lisa Autry has this report.

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12:23 am
Thu September 7, 2006

WKU expert: Iran seeks to purge Universities

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Bowling Green, Ky – The President of Iran says he wants to purge Universities in his country of moderate and secular professors. The plan is raising criticism in the US and elsewhere. We hear more from WKU Political Science Professor Soleimon Kiasatpour, who once lived in Iran.

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10:39 am
Wed September 6, 2006

Lewis and Weaver debate Iraq, Iran, veterans issues

Bowling Green, Ky – The Second District House race in Kentucky is picking up steam as November approaches. In this interview segment, Rep. Ron Lewis and Democratic challenger Mike Weaver discuss the war in Iraq, relations with Iran, and how to best serve the interests of veterans.

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10:24 am
Wed September 6, 2006

Hardin County boy expelled for bringing gun to school

Elizabethtown, Ky – A Hardin County teenager is being expelled from his middle school after a gun he brought to school went off in class. Kevin Willis has more.

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12:19 am
Tue September 5, 2006

New plans to be announced for Kentucky mental health facility

Columbia, KY – The Communities at Oakwood home for mentally retarded adults in Somerset is at risk of closure because of repeated health and safety violations. A major announcement is expected this afternoon concerning the future of Oakwood. Lisa Autry recently spoke with Dr. Daniel Phillips, a professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Lindsey Wilson College.

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11:07 am
Fri September 1, 2006

In Lexington, remains of plane crash victims released to families

Lexington, Ky – The remains of the 49 victims of Sunday's deadly air crash in Lexington are now being released to the victim's families. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.

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11:05 am
Fri September 1, 2006

Ky expert says minimum wage increase misguided

Bowling Green, Ky – With the November general elections approaching, a possible increase in the minimum wage is becoming a big campaign issue. Congress is expected to take up a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $7.25 an hour. One Kentuckian who has studied the issue says while the raise may be good politics, it's not good economics.

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