Paducah, Ky – It's been ten years since the Heath High School shootings in Paducah, Ky. Missy Jenkins-Smith was paralyzed by bullets shot from the gun of Michael Carneal. Jenkins-Smith spoke to WKU Public Radio's Lisa Autry about her life since the shooting spree that left three classmates dead. The 25-year-old is now a wife, mother, and school safety advocate. This is the first of a two-part series of reports on the anniversary of the Heath shootings.
Bowling Green, Ky – A new report says the number of US students taking part in studying abroad programs is on the rise. Increasing the number of WKU students who take part in such programs is a goal of the school's administration. Lisa Autry recently spoke to Reed Vesey, Director of the Office of Internationalization at WKU.
Bowling Green, Ky – Bowling Green Mayor Elaine Walker is just back from a meeting called by the US Conference of Mayors. The main topic of the summit was the potential financial impact of foreclosures throughout the country. Kevin Willis spoke to Mayor Walker, and has our report.
Bowling Green, Ky – Kentucky's colleges and universities are banding together in an effort to get former students to return to campus and finish their degrees. In this interview, we hear more about "Project Graduate" and "WKU Finish"--a similar program taking place at Western Kentucky University. Lisa Autry speaks with WKU VP of Enrollment Management Dean Kahler and Council on Postsecondary Education President Brad Cowgill.
Bowling Green, Ky – Those watching TV "off air" instead of through a cable or satellite system need to be aware of the upcoming move to digital television. In February of 2009, analog TV signals will cease to exist. WKU Director of Educational Telecommunications Jack Hanes talks to Dan Modlin about the impending move to digital.